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Do i need to reinstall windows?

i am going to build a new pc and i want to use my old ssd and hard drives. Am i going to need to reinstall windows or anything? I am pretty new to this so if anyone can help me that would be very appreciated 

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Format the drives in NTFS. Then, download Windows 10 from microsoft's website and put it on a USB flash drive.

Else, the computer could think it had the specs of the old build, as the hard drives carried that data still, and it could cause problems with Windows.

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure?

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1 minute ago, wat3rmelon_man2 said:

Format the drives in NTFS. Then, download Windows 10 from microsoft's website and put it on a USB flash drive.

Else, the computer could think it had the specs of the old build, as the hard drives carried that data still, and it could cause problems with Windows.

windows is installed on my ssd, am i gonna need to format my hard drives as well?

 

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Just now, johnSPA12 said:

windows is installed on my ssd, am i gonna need to format my hard drives as well?

 

If they don't have ANY data linked to Windows and just pictures, videos, etc. then no.

Format your SSD unless it is a completely fresh install that has never been used. 

If it's not a completely fresh install, just format the drive and start over.

Glad to help!

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Yup reinstall windows to avoid issues. So if you have any data you want to keep back it up to somewhere. If you want to keep the stuff on the other drives I'd advice you to just not plug them in (be it into power or sata or both) when reinstalling windows on the ssd with a windows usb to avoid accidentally wiping them.

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my idea is to copy aall youre personal and important data into another hardrive and format the ssd and do a fresh install after installing windows and doing settings connect the harddrive and ta da !!! you have all youre data and have a unused new windows on pc build.

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13 minutes ago, johnSPA12 said:

i am going to build a new pc and i want to use my old ssd and hard drives. Am i going to need to reinstall windows or anything? I am pretty new to this so if anyone can help me that would be very appreciated 

so this is my idea

please quote me so i can see what you have replied to me.

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Just now, my name is guru iam tech said:

so this is my idea

please quote me so i can see what you have replied to me.

yeah il do that, thanks for the help 

 

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1 minute ago, johnSPA12 said:

yeah il do that, thanks for the help 

 

this is a problem just like my profile picture

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There is another step that EVERYONE is forgetting.  the Cleaning of an SSD.

Cleaning and SSD actually erases everything in a way that is a bit more complicated than just reformatting it, even long-form reformating.

 

You can do it during the windows install.

 

Shift + F10 once you get to the install screen of windows.

"Diskpart"

"list disk"

"select disk#" whatever your disk number is

"clean"

"crate partition primary align=1024"

format quick FS=NTFS"

 

 

AND while installing, only plug in the SSD that you want to install windows on, otherwise the installer will add data to your other storage drives that will be crucial for loading windows.

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oh yeah i almost forgot it

7 minutes ago, shoutingsteve said:

There is another step that EVERYONE is forgetting.  the Cleaning of an SSD.

Cleaning and SSD actually erases everything in a way that is a bit more complicated than just reformatting it, even long-form reformating.

 

You can do it during the windows install.

 

Shift + F10 once you get to the install screen of windows.

"Diskpart"

"list disk"

"select disk#" whatever your disk number is

"clean"

"crate partition primary align=1024"

format quick FS=NTFS"

 

 

AND while installing, only plug in the SSD that you want to install windows on, otherwise the installer will add data to your other storage drives that will be crucial for loading windows.

 

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1 hour ago, my name is guru iam tech said:

oh yeah i almost forgot it

 

Don't be afraid to double check my console commands for typos.  I tend to make mistakes.

I'm very generous with the likes I give out on here; you should be, too.

 

I never believed in orthopedic inserts, but then I got a pair.  Now, I stand corrected. 

 

My friend gave me his Epi-pen as he was dying.  It seemed very important to him that I have it.

 

Why do cows wear bells?

Because their horns don't work.

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-> Moved to Windows

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42 minutes ago, my name is guru iam tech said:

i can't understand

Surely a "guru of the Techs" understands. Don't dump your threads into General Discussion.

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