GeneralBest way to format drives?Posted:

Pikaaa
  • 2 Million
Status: Offline
Joined: Oct 19, 20125 Year Member
Posts: 97
Reputation Power: 3
I want to format all my drives and basically reinstall everything, including windows on my bigger SSD. What's the best way to do this?
#2. Posted:
Adam
  • Gold Gifter +
Status: Offline
Joined: Dec 10, 20116 Year Member
Posts: 4,902
Reputation Power: 1130
Motto: "Harry tore his eyes from his head and threw them into the forest. "Voldemort raised his eyebrows at Harry, who could not see anything at the moment."
Backup what you want onto an external drive.

When you install windows, it'll give you options of what drive you want to install it on. You can delete everything from there.
#3. Posted:
-Deano
  • Rated Awesome
Status: Offline
Joined: Aug 19, 20107 Year Member
Posts: 4,902
Reputation Power: 426
Motto: Thanks to Prodigy for the gold! | PCMR
On top of reinstalling windows and reformatting your drives, you could use CCleaner to fully wipe the drives before reinstalling.

What I would personally do is remove everything that isn't your current Windows folder and then install Windows to your new SSD, you will then boot from the SSD.

This way, you will have a backup version of Windows to boot to if your SSD partition becomes corrupted.
Users browsing this topic: None
Jump to:


RECENT POSTS

HOT TOPICS