Windows 10: Delete OS Partition on HDD

  1.    29 Dec 2017 #1

    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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       29 Dec 2017 #2

    Post a screenshot of disk management or another partition manager.
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  3.    29 Dec 2017 #3

    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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  4.    29 Dec 2017 #4

    Here you go.
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  5.    29 Dec 2017 #5

    Also should I rename my HDD after I'm done installing my SSD?
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