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  1.    09 Dec 2015 #11
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1709 build 16299.15

    I do a complete data wipe, format and repartition of the drive. Clean install needs a completely clean drive. IMO.
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  2.    09 Dec 2015 #12
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    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 09 Dec 2015 at 18:37.
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  3.    10 Dec 2015 #13

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I disagree. Select Custom Install - delete any partitions listed on the drive you want a clean install to, select the unallocated space and let Windows 10 create the partitions.
    Hi there

    sorry to labour the point -- I think if you do it this way then if the SSD is an MBR disk then you won't get the UEFI boot of W10.

    With Diskpart you can convert the MBR HDD / SSD to GPT before starting any Windows install.

    Up to you --these days on modern computers and laptops I prefer having all my HDD's and SSD's as GPT drives.

    Note -UEFI is not the same as secure boot which is something else entirely.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    10 Dec 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    sorry to labour the point -- I think if you do it this way then if the SSD is an MBR disk then you won't get the UEFI boot of W10.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    You would be mistaken. If the hard drive/SSD has no partitions on it at all, Windows 10 will partition the hard drive/SSD using the partitioning method called for by bios.

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  5.    10 Dec 2015 #15
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    You would be mistaken. If the hard drive/SSD has no partitions on it at all, Windows 10 will partition the hard drive/SSD using the partitioning method called for by bios.

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    Jimbo, LCDR is correct. I have, several times, completely blown away all partitions, thru the install process, and installed Win 10 on an unallocated 1TB TB hdd. I let the install do it's thing, and I always get this: Click image for larger version. 

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  6.    10 Dec 2015 #16
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    To the above, UEFI install to a blank drive is no problem. It's also a lot easier to just do it via custom install and disk tools than diskpart. IMHO anyway.
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