Question Using an ssd from another build on my current pc.

w3krew

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So Had an older pc with an ssd which was used as the primary with os on it, but now I want to use it as my primary drive on my current pc. Could I just simply put it in or would windows have problems, if that's the case how do I wipe the ssd clean for a fresh install. I do not have the older pc any more so I can't wipe it from there. Thanks in advance.
 

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https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/how-to-do-a-clean-installation-of-windows-10.3170366/

Just follow the guide above and wipe over the drive during the installation stage.

It's best to perform a clean install as the old windows, when configured with different hardware, will either fail to boot, or deactivate on load. That and a clean install will start you with a clean slate without any junk, residual files, or potential software/driver conflicts.
 
Clean install is always better.

you could just put it in the new PC, and i would bet that you probably wouldn't have any massive issues especially if you're using windows 10, but you should do a clean install.
 

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