Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
  1.    26 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10

    What to delete/format?


    I'm planning to install Windows 10, but confused on this screen:


    What to do?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    26 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,515
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    What is the PC and what is it running at the moment?

    If it's Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 you can upgrade it, you don't need to do a clean install. Although the 'free upgrade' is supposed to have ended, seems Microsoft are still activating upgrades.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    26 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    It's running Ubuntu, mate.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    26 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,461
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    No need to format if using an ISO.....when mounting it asks what drive you wish to install W10, then formats it before installing.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    26 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    No need to format if using an ISO.....when mounting it asks what drive you wish to install W10, then formats it before installing.
    Which drive to format?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    26 Feb 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,461
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by CandleJakk View Post
    Which drive to format?
    Is it replacing Ubuntu....if so on same drive
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    26 Feb 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Is it replacing Ubuntu....if so on same drive
    ESP or OS drive?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    26 Feb 2017 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,461
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    You need to click on drives to see what is installed on them, then you will know where you choose to install.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  9.    26 Feb 2017 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I'm confused
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    26 Feb 2017 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,461
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    Open disk management, right click on each drive then click on "open" will reveal everything on drive.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Delete or format partition during clean install windows
Hey guys i just join this forum and today i've plan to clean install my PC well i kinda noob with this one and i like to ask some question. Once you get to the Custom (Advanced) tab of Windows 10 clean install there are options to delete the...
Installation and Upgrade
Cannot format WD 1TB HDD
I bought a new WD 1TB HDD and was running install/format when I had a power outage. When power came back I could not format this drive. The drive shows in Device Manager but fails format there and every where I have tried. I used UBDC and have...
Drivers and Hardware
Solved Cloning HDD to SSD-HDD is 512 format & SSD is 4096 format. Matter?
If so, what are my options? This HDD came from HP w/Win 7. I upgraded it to Win 10 but would like to clone it to the SSD for the speed increase. Thanks in advance, jeff
Installation and Upgrade
Solved Cannot Format HD
I have a 4TB HD that was previously formatted that I've put into an external hd bay. When I go into Computer Management/Disk Management the hd is not listed in the top section and in the bottom section it is split into 2048 GB and 1678 GB, both...
Drivers and Hardware
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums