yha i wanna do a fresh instart, so i gotta disconnect the hdd that i currently am using, install on the ssd, then format the hdd so i can have evrything from clean right?A clean/fresh install of everything works out best, IMO....(I'd just disconnect the old one until your are finished....; fewest chances for mistakes/glitches); cloning is possible, but, there are often NVME driver complications that prevent the classic clone and reboot dream scenario migration, so...try a fresh install...
On the positive side, installing Windows to an M.2 NVME from USB install media takes about 4-5 minutes, tops...; I was awestruck that the install was almost done in the amount of time it took me to pour a cup of coffee, and add milk and sugar....
sry i dont rly understand about pc's and all, do i just unplug the cable on the hhd or do i actually need to unplug it from the motherboard aswell?yha i wanna do a fresh instart, so i gotta disconnect the hdd that i currently am using, install on the ssd, then format the hdd so i can have evrything from clean right?
i5-7600kYes, disconnect the cables from the old drive.
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What actual parts do you have? Specific make/model, please.
when you've done instal new windows on new ssd, just right click on (drive) in windows explorer, and click format. dont forget to backup your important file on drive system on you old hdd.one more question, when i have the windows on the ssd, how to i format the hdd?
do i just start the pc with both drivers and then format it? or do i have to start the pc only with the hhd
Sorry, but wrong and wrong.when you've done instal new windows on new ssd, just right click on (drive) in windows explorer, and click format. dont forget to backup your important file on drive system on you old hdd.
erverything is ok when you want to instal windows for any drive on your storage, you dont need to unplug any storage, you just need to know what is right drive when instalation begin in selecting drive part.
Again, formatting in File Explorer just formats the partition you see in there. It does nothing for the boot partition you don't see.i try same thing with 2 hdd but not ssd,
it works on windows 7. and the old system i just format it from explorer.
but i dont know if its wrong on other OS. and for boot partition i just need to remove old boot partition on system configuration.
and about "silly/nasty habit of installing the boot partition " it is new knowledge for me. Thank you for sharing your experience.