Solved Does ssd need to be formated for new installation of Windows

May 23, 2016 at 15:14:22
Specs: Windows 10, Intel i5, 8gb ram
I'm going to buy a new copy of Windows and put it in to my new ssd. But I thought if I would have to format it to NTFS, because right now it is unallocated.

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May 23, 2016 at 15:19:02
The install of Windows will typically take care of that for you.

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May 23, 2016 at 15:23:39
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Usually you can format a drive during installation of windows.

You have the option to use the whole drive for windows, apps etc., or partition it into at least two areas (partitions) - one for windows itself plus apps and utilities etc., and the other for data.

You would decide how large to make the Primary, format it, install windows; then via disk manager in windows you would create the extended partition, use it all as a logical drive and format it.

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May 23, 2016 at 15:25:09
So I don't need to do anything with the drive, and only boot from the installer cd

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May 23, 2016 at 15:31:37
Correct.... just boot with the setup disk, and follow the on screen prompts.

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May 23, 2016 at 15:33:26
Ok, thanks
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