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  1. Posts : 27,452
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #31

    You should see a screen that says what do you want to boot from.

    In your case I would assume UEFI USB xGB (Might even have name of USB thumbdrive like Lexar or Sandisk

    Yours might be different as the BIOS's produce different screens but it should be quite obvious. I say UEFI as you want to boot UEFI eventually.

    I think you wanted to wipe everything from both drives, correct?
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  2. Posts : 17,252
    Windows 11 Pro
       #32

    After you select the custom install option in Windows setup, you will see a screen which lists your two physical drives (disk 0 and disk 1). It will show the partitions that are on each disk. You will want to delete all the partitions on the drive(s) that you want to wipe clean. If you want to wipe clean both drives, then just delete every partition listed until you are left with disk 0 unallocated space and disk 1 unallocated space. Then highlight the disk that you want Windows 10 installed on (most likely the smaller of the two), and then click next.
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  3. Posts : 3,972
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #33

    Oscar Hotel, you are making a simple task very difficult:

    - You didn't give us your hardware specs so we don't have any idea of what you have.
    - Brink made a step by step tutorial on how to do a Clean Install Windows 10. You don't read the instructions we give you. READ it.
    - When we ask you a question you don't answer.

    If you don't help us, following our instructions and answering our questions, how do you expect us to help you?
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  4. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #34

    You have several considerations:

    1: How to bring up a boot menu

    2: What choice to make from that boot menu using arrow keys.

    3: What to do after you have made the correct choice from that menu and come to another set of choices.

    Do you know how to do the first? It probably involves using the F12 key during the boot process.

    Ultimately, you'll need some way to distinguish between your 2 NVMe drives because you don't want to install Windows to the wrong drive.

    Are those 2 drives the same brand? The same size?

    I'd assume you want to install to whatever drive CURRENTLY contains the C partition. That might be one way for you to make the distinction between the 2 drives when the choice confronts you.

    I further assume you DON'T want to alter the other drive in any way. Is that correct?
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  5. Posts : 3,972
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #35

    From Thinkpad-E570 specs it has only one M.2 slot with a 128 GB M.2 SSD SATA or 256 GB M.2 SSD NVMe. It also has a 500 GB HDD.

    OP started a thread Lenovo E570 Boot Menu ? How to Bring it up ? so he knows how to launch the boot menu =F12
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  6. Posts : 17,252
    Windows 11 Pro
       #36

    So, after booting from the Windows 10 Setup USB flash drive and going through the options, after selecting the Custom Install Option, this is the standard 2 drive setup with Windows installed on one drive and the second drive storing data:

    Clean install win 10 Pro-capture.jpg

    If I want to keep the data that is on my second drive, then I delete every partition on the drive containing Windows, which will completely erase it, highlight the unallocated space by clicking on it, then click the next button:

    Clean install win 10 Pro-capture1.jpg

    If I want to wipe clean both drives, then I delete all the partitions on both drives, highlight the unallocated space on the drive I want to install Windows to by clicking on it, then click next:

    Clean install win 10 Pro-capture2.jpg

    @Oscar Hotel, there is very little more that we can offer at this point, you are just going to actually have to start the process.
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  7. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #37

    Megahertz said:
    From Thinkpad-E570 specs it has only one M.2 slot with a 128 GB M.2 SSD SATA or 256 GB M.2 SSD NVMe. It also has a 500 GB HDD.
    OP disagrees.


    See posts 9 and 27.

    He may be right or wrong.
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  8. Posts : 110
    win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #38

    I was able to get the image to boot. I'm setting up the new copy. Thanks to all who helped.
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  9. Posts : 27,452
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #39

    Excellent.
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