Added SSD with dual boot Win & Linux. Help remove Win 7 from 2nd drive


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    Added SSD with dual boot Win & Linux. Help remove Win 7 from 2nd drive


    My PC had a single drive running Win7. I disconnected it, added a SSD, then installed a Win10 and Linux dual boot. Now I want the Terabyte of space and files on the former single drive. My understand is if I power-up with 2 bootable Win drives, bad things can happen. I'm thinking this will be safe:

    - Connect data cable to Win7 drive.
    - Turn on, interrupting power-up by going into BIOS/UEFI. Verify the SSD is first in boot order.
    - Boot into Linux
    - Delete Win system partitions of the Win7 drive.
    - Restart into Win10, do something useful with the new free space.

    Would this work? I'm open to other ways.
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    Welcome to the forum. You should be able to leave disk in boot windows and then format the drive it's a different version of Windows so shouldn't be a problem
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