I'm a reall noob and have been strugglign with my first build for weeks now. it's been having lots of problems so I'm going back to the beginning and doing a clean install. There was problems installing the first time round onto my SSD. Everything was new when i first bought it but now it has had windows installed on it a few times and I want to wipe it and start from scratch. I have other drives for media and such this SSD is just for OS and prigrams and so I want to have a pertiotion for the OS and the rest on the remaining part of the drive but this seemingly simple task is proving more difficult than anything else I've had to do and keeps running into problems. Now when I go to install the SSD has 4 partitions: 1 Recovery 300MB, 2 system 99MB, 3 MSR (reserved) 128MB, 4 Primary 223.1GB.
Should I just format Partition 4 and install, is there meant to be all these partitions?
I want to wipe everything off and do a totally clean install, do I need to first install windows on a different drive open it up then format the SSD? this seems like such a terrible waste of time, shorlly the bootable Windows USB can erase format and partition it's own disk? I cant seem to find any advise on how, all the options seem to only apply to one or other of the partitions?
All the tutorial start with a disk with one no partitions and so I'm a little lost?
In the "where do you want to install" window of the setup if I highlight any of the 4 partitions it says Windows cant be installed on this partition. I can format a partition but I can not see an option just to erase all the partitions and do a clean install?! fsfbadfh.
I know this is probably very simple but I'm stumped and just sat here staring at the screen with no idea.