[SOLVED] clean install windows 11 from usb onto new m2 SSD does drive need to be formatted?

Nov 30, 2021
It is my understanding that because the main windows 11 installation files are greater than 4gb I have to start by deleting all partitions on my usb stick. Then I need to create a 1gb partition as fat32 and a second partition with the remaining usb disk space as ntfs. With the 1gb fat32 partition containing all of the files I need to boot. I hope this is correct.

I will be installing on a new m2 SSD and I am wondering if the windows 11 installation automatically formats the new SSD drive? Is there anything I need to do with the drive itself to prepare for the windows install?