Delete OS Partition on HDD


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    Delete OS Partition on HDD


    Hi so tomorrow I'm going to change my OS from an HDD to an SSD. Thing is that I want to use my HDD that I'm replacing as back up storage and I heard you can keep your info from the old HDD without having to format it, but you can delete the OS partition of the drive. Anyone know how to do that here?
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    Post a screenshot of disk management or another partition manager.
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    The easiest way to do this is to copy the files you want to keep onto an external HDD. Then format the old HDD that you want to keep, then move the files back to that newly formatted drive from the External. Any other options you try may accidentally delete data or the files may become corrupted.
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    Here you go.
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    Also should I rename my HDD after I'm done installing my SSD?
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