Windows 10: Is clean installing OS destroys HDD? Solved

  1.    08 Jun 2016 #1

    Is clean installing OS destroys HDD?


    Hi there, I'm just wondering if clean installing OS destroys Laptop. Clean installing like 5 times in just single month. Don't ask for the reason why I clean install, just answer my question :)
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  2.    08 Jun 2016 #2

    I've done several clean installs and I never had it destroy the SSD/HDD,, so the answer is no. You should be fine.

    HTH
    And have a nice day
    Jeff
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  3.    08 Jun 2016 #3

    Hi there

    HDD's and SSD's are designed as READ/WRITE devices --wouldn't be of much use if they weren't !!!!!.

    Re-installing the OS or even re-formatting Disks should have no more effects than simply using HDD's with typical programs. Actually there's probably LESS HDD usage on re-installing the OS than running something like Photoshop on a large professional print with a load of layers.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    08 Jun 2016 #4

    Clean installing the OS is no different that opening a document and saving it a couple times before while working on it. Or saving a big document/project tens or hundreds of times during production. The only difference is the files that are being written over.
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       08 Jun 2016 #5

    Kim2312 said: View Post
    Hi there, I'm just wondering if clean installing OS destroys Laptop. Clean installing like 5 times in just single month. Don't ask for the reason why I clean install, just answer my question :)

    It's not gonna affect anything (except the lifespan of HDD I guess). It's just a complete waste of time. Learn about image backup and restore. You will save more than half the time than doing a clean install.
    Search about "Macrium Reflect Image backup/ restore" on Youtube.
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  6.    09 Jun 2016 #6

    Thank you mates, i'm just a bit worried hahaha. And I don't like messy files so everything I've finish expirementing my laptop I clean install it. haha. Also the reason why I always clean install is that I install windows 7 on my windows 10 laptop however drivers aren't compatible and its so hard to find the compatible one, also it bluescreen sometimes so I just install windows 10 again.
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       09 Jun 2016 #7

    Kim2312 said: View Post
    Thank you mates, i'm just a bit worried hahaha. And I don't like messy files so everything I've finish expirementing my laptop I clean install it. haha. Also the reason why I always clean install is that I install windows 7 on my windows 10 laptop however drivers aren't compatible and its so hard to find the compatible one, also it bluescreen sometimes so I just install windows 10 again.

    Again, image backup/ restore will be an easier solution.
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