1.    15 Apr 2016 #1
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    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.    15 Apr 2016 #2
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    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.    15 Apr 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by CmmTch 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
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    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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