Windows 10: Clean install Windows 10 on new SSD with new Motherboard Solved

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  1. Posts : 15
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       09 Oct 2016 #11

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You still have the chance of the boot files getting put onto the HDD if the bios/UEFI is still set to boot from the HDD first. You can leave the HDD unallocated, install to the unallocated space on the SSD, and then when you boot into Windows look in disk management and see if there are any partitions on the HDD - there should not be. Then you can create partition(s) on the HDD and format them. If you see a partition on the HDD that Windows setup created, that is probably where the boot files ended up and you'll have to go back into bios/UEFI and set the SSD as the first boot device and either move the boot files over or re-install Windows.
    With all these "This might or might not happen stuff, boot files may or may not go on HDD" I'll probably just go ahead and unplug it just to be sure lol
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  2.    09 Oct 2016 #12

    Relax said: View Post
    With all these "This might or might not happen stuff, boot files may or may not go on HDD" I'll probably just go ahead and unplug it just to be sure lol
    A lot of people have gotten burned in the past by leaving them plugged in, that's why we suggest not to.
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  3.    10 Oct 2016 #13

    Relax said: View Post
    With all these "This might or might not happen stuff, boot files may or may not go on HDD" I'll probably just go ahead and unplug it just to be sure lol
    Having the boot files on the same drive will make it easier to repair in the need ever arises. I know from personal experience.
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  4. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       10 Oct 2016 #14

    Will drive letters conflict with each other once I plug in the old HDD? Because it has it's own "C:" partition and the new SSD will probably have the "C:" aswell?
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  5.    10 Oct 2016 #15

    No.....they will be reassigned as it will be Disk 2
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  6. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       10 Oct 2016 #16

    Kbird said: View Post
    No.....they will be reassigned as it will be Disk 2
    Aight, thanks!
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