Question Reinstalling Windows 10 on SSD

Dec 28, 2019
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I've recently gotten some parts delivered for an upgrade to my PC. My question is:
How can I install Windows 10 on my SSD, and wipe my HDD so there are no remains of the old Windows files??
 

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I've recently gotten some parts delivered for an upgrade to my PC. My question is:
How can I install Windows 10 on my SSD, and wipe my HDD so there are no remains of the old Windows files??

You do the install with ONLY the SSD connected.

Later, you reconnect the old HDD and wipe it clean.
 
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You do the install with ONLY the SSD connected.

Later, you reconnect the old HDD and wipe it clean.
How can I wipe my HDD? Are there any tools I could use, or are there any inbuilt Windows10 ways?
 

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How can I wipe my HDD? Are there any tools I could use, or are there any inbuilt Windows10 ways?
Once things are running on the new SSD, either in Disk Management and DELETE all existing partitions, or the commandline function diskpart, and the clean command.
Be absolutely sure which drive you are accessing. It is a powerful tool, and WILL delete whatever you tell it to.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/85819-erase-disk-using-diskpart-clean-command-windows-10-a.html
https://www.seagate.com/support/kb/how-to-diskpart-eraseclean-a-drive-through-the-command-prompt-005929en/
 

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