Windows 10: Wiping SSD before OS installation? Solved


  1. Posts : 474
    MS Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       15 Apr 2016 #1

    Wiping SSD before OS installation?


    Hello! I am about to build a new computer and I want to use the same SSD that is in this computer that I'm using right now... Now, Before I install it would it be a good idea to do a drive wipe before doing a clean install of Window 7 Pro 64? After I'm planning on upgrading to Windows 10.

    -Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 403
    Windows 10 Home x64
       15 Apr 2016 #2

    I can't say with any certainty there'd be any noticeable difference whether you "wiped" an SSD before installing an OS, or just allowed the OS to format the SSD and install itself on that partition.

    IMO I'd just install win7, let it reformat the SSD, install, and be done with it.
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  3. Posts : 474
    MS Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       15 Apr 2016 #3

    CmmTch said: View Post
    I can't say with any certainty there'd be any noticeable difference whether you "wiped" an SSD before installing an OS, or just allowed the OS to format the SSD and install itself on that partition.

    IMO I'd just install win7, let it reformat the SSD, install, and be done with it.
    Thanks, I wasn't sure it gave you a format option in the installation anymore.
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  4.    15 Apr 2016 #4

    The problem with formatting only the partition you install the OS to is that you will probably end up with extra recovery partitions.
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