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March 20, 2013 12:22:55 AM

Hi there,
I'm making a new build within the next few days. (Components are in transit.)
My original intention was to use my old hard drive with my new build, but I've come across information saying that it could be dangerous and might damage the new parts. If this is true, is there a way to format my hard drive from BIOS or while reinstalling windows? Or does anyone know of any other options I might have?

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a b G Storage
March 20, 2013 12:36:22 AM

No, there's no reason it should. What hard drive is it you planned to use?

You can format when the drive when you began to reinstall Windows.
March 20, 2013 12:46:33 AM

edogawa said:
No, there's no reason it should. What hard drive is it you planned to use?

You can format when the drive when you began to reinstall Windows.


Well originally I planned to use a 750gig SATA hard drive with my windows 8 OS on it. Once I found the information about it causing problems with there being all new hardware. Also I though I would run into old sofware causing problems with new hardware. Would you still suggest formating or do you think it will work without? Sorry about my inexperience, this is only my second build.

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a b G Storage
March 20, 2013 12:50:26 AM

derpocolypse said:
edogawa said:
No, there's no reason it should. What hard drive is it you planned to use?

You can format when the drive when you began to reinstall Windows.


Well originally I planned to use a 750gig SATA hard drive with my windows 8 OS on it. Once I found the information about it causing problems with there being all new hardware. Also I though I would run into old sofware causing problems with new hardware. Would you still suggest formating or do you think it will work without? Sorry about my inexperience, this is only my second build.



When you go to install Windows 8, boot from the DVD, you can choose custom installation, then wipe the entire hard drive.

After you wipe the hard drive, deleting any partitions showing, you can began installation.
March 20, 2013 12:51:57 AM

edogawa said:
No, there's no reason it should. What hard drive is it you planned to use?

You can format when the drive when you began to reinstall Windows.


Also, thank you for the quick response! I'm new to forums so, sorry ahead of time if i seem ungrateful.
March 20, 2013 12:56:14 AM

edogawa said:
derpocolypse said:
edogawa said:
No, there's no reason it should. What hard drive is it you planned to use?

You can format when the drive when you began to reinstall Windows.


Well originally I planned to use a 750gig SATA hard drive with my windows 8 OS on it. Once I found the information about it causing problems with there being all new hardware. Also I though I would run into old sofware causing problems with new hardware. Would you still suggest formating or do you think it will work without? Sorry about my inexperience, this is only my second build.



When you go to install Windows 8, boot from the DVD, you can choose custom installation, then wipe the entire hard drive.

After you wipe the hard drive, deleting any partitions showing, you can began installation.


I actually did the digital upgrade and don't have a backup disk. I was going to use the windows 7 ISO with my usb and go through the upgrade again. Unless anyone knows how to get the windows 8 ISO for usb? Or know of a better method?
a b G Storage
March 20, 2013 1:01:11 AM

derpocolypse said:
edogawa said:
derpocolypse said:
edogawa said:
No, there's no reason it should. What hard drive is it you planned to use?

You can format when the drive when you began to reinstall Windows.


Well originally I planned to use a 750gig SATA hard drive with my windows 8 OS on it. Once I found the information about it causing problems with there being all new hardware. Also I though I would run into old sofware causing problems with new hardware. Would you still suggest formating or do you think it will work without? Sorry about my inexperience, this is only my second build.



When you go to install Windows 8, boot from the DVD, you can choose custom installation, then wipe the entire hard drive.

After you wipe the hard drive, deleting any partitions showing, you can began installation.


I actually did the digital upgrade and don't have a backup disk. I was going to use the windows 7 ISO with my usb and go through the upgrade again. Unless anyone knows how to get the windows 8 ISO for usb? Or know of a better method?


So you did the digital upgrade? You should have gotten an email with all your order detailsl. You can re download Windows 8 again.

Enter your information for your order here to redownload your copy. You can create an .iso once it finishes the download.

https://www.mswos.com/
March 20, 2013 1:07:33 AM

edogawa said:
derpocolypse said:
edogawa said:
derpocolypse said:
edogawa said:
No, there's no reason it should. What hard drive is it you planned to use?

You can format when the drive when you began to reinstall Windows.


Well originally I planned to use a 750gig SATA hard drive with my windows 8 OS on it. Once I found the information about it causing problems with there being all new hardware. Also I though I would run into old sofware causing problems with new hardware. Would you still suggest formating or do you think it will work without? Sorry about my inexperience, this is only my second build.



When you go to install Windows 8, boot from the DVD, you can choose custom installation, then wipe the entire hard drive.

After you wipe the hard drive, deleting any partitions showing, you can began installation.


I actually did the digital upgrade and don't have a backup disk. I was going to use the windows 7 ISO with my usb and go through the upgrade again. Unless anyone knows how to get the windows 8 ISO for usb? Or know of a better method?


So you did the digital upgrade? You should have gotten an email with all your order detailsl. You can re download Windows 8 again.

Enter your information for your order here to redownload your copy. You can create an .iso once it finishes the download.

https://www.mswos.com/


Fantastic! I didn't realize I could do that! I'll give that a try and hopefully it works out! Thanks for all you advice Edogawa!
a b G Storage
March 20, 2013 1:09:50 AM

No problem.
March 20, 2013 1:12:59 AM

Will it give me the option to create the ISO, or are there more steps to do that?

Thanks in advance!

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a b G Storage
March 20, 2013 1:17:55 AM
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derpocolypse said:
Will it give me the option to create the ISO, or are there more steps to do that?

Thanks in advance!


You can create either an .iso or create a USB installer, which you wanted. It's a straightforward process, you shouldn't have any difficulty.

If you want to create a .iso and still make a USB installer, you can use this:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage...

It will work for Windows 8 also.

March 20, 2013 1:24:51 AM

edogawa said:
derpocolypse said:
Will it give me the option to create the ISO, or are there more steps to do that?

Thanks in advance!


You can create either an .iso or create a USB installer, which you wanted. It's a straightforward process, you shouldn't have any difficulty.

If you want to create a .iso and still make a USB installer, you can use this:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage...

It will work for Windows 8 also.



Awesome, Thank you again so much for your help. I truly appreciate it!
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