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#1 C3rcaTr0va

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:40 AM

I have an 220gb SSD that has became cluttered with junk. I would like to just reformat it and start fresh. However when I try to format the drive it will not let me because the os is presently still on the drive. What would the easiest method be?

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:47 AM

Hi C3rcaTr0va :)

Of course, you cannot format your drive where Windows is when it's in use. So you'll have to format during the installation of Windows 10. The easiest method is to launch the Windows 10 installation, select the "Advanced" installation route, then click on each partitions you have on your SSD, and select Delete so they all merge in one big allocated space and then install Windows 10 on it.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 10:41 AM

That is what I figured. Thanks but since I updated from 8.1 to 10 I will have to reinstall 8.1 then update. This time I will clone the SSD so I do not have to go through all this again.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 10:42 AM

You don't have to do that. You can create an installation media using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, and proceed to clean install Windows 10.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 11:08 AM

Ok Thank You. I will give it a try tonight.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 11:08 AM

No problem :) Let us know how it goes!

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