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New pc, old HDD with data. What will happen if I install Windows 10 as if the HDD was formatted and empty?

GavriloJm

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Hi guys,

Will the data on the HDD, and the apps that are installed on it be erased? Will it give any problems?

Thanks,
the total noob:D
 

GavriloJm

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Well, the disk is a bit messy so I would prefer to just leave the data on there without spending so much time on selecting the valuable data. So it would be quicker and I still have enough free space. If I would just leave the disk as it is now, would that give any problems, so without formatting? The version that I use on my old pc with this drive is windows 10 too, if that makes a difference.
 
You may be able to partition the drive, keeping the data on the D partition and doing a clean install of windows on the C partition. Does the HDD already have Windows installed on if from your old Computer? I think you will be much better off to take the time to figure out what data you want to keep, copy it off to another drive/computer, and then do a clean install of windows. Even if you partition the drive, I "think" you will still have to re-install all of your programs after a Windows install, unless you are good at editing registry entries.
 

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