[SOLVED] reinstalling windows 10 affer clean wipe

pclovehate

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i want to renistall windows 10 on my ssd, also have an internal hdd, both i want to completely wipe before reinstalling

what would be my steps and best free software to use

thnx
 

USAFRet

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i want to renistall windows 10 on my ssd, also have an internal hdd, both i want to completely wipe before reinstalling

what would be my steps and best free software to use

thnx
Create your own WIn 10 install here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Then:

Start the Win 10 install with both drive connected.
Delete ALL partitions on the HDD
Cancel the install
Disconnect the HDD
Reboot, and start the install again with only the HDD connected.
Delete all partitions on the SSD during this, and continue the install.
Reconnect the HDD later.
 

boju

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Format hdd in Win10 first.

Disconnect hdd so Windows install doesn't put boot loader on it.

Boot Win installer and format ssd and start new. Don't need additional software, Windows installer itself does the job.
 

USAFRet

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i want to renistall windows 10 on my ssd, also have an internal hdd, both i want to completely wipe before reinstalling

what would be my steps and best free software to use

thnx
Create your own WIn 10 install here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Then:

Start the Win 10 install with both drive connected.
Delete ALL partitions on the HDD
Cancel the install
Disconnect the HDD
Reboot, and start the install again with only the HDD connected.
Delete all partitions on the SSD during this, and continue the install.
Reconnect the HDD later.
 

pclovehate

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so i can dban the hdd, use the computer like normal if i want, then when ready reinstall window on sdd with hdd disconnected right and then reconnect
 

USAFRet

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so i can dban the hdd, use the computer like normal if i want, then when ready reinstall window on sdd with hdd disconnected right and then reconnect
Before you wipe the HDD, test. Just in case the System Reserved (boot partition) exists on the HDD.
Yes, this happens.

So, you physically disconnect and verify it boots up with only the current C drive.
 

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