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How to get an HDD ready for my new build. Do I need to format it and assign it a letter?

Gotta be honest here I've been messing with 2 different harddrives here and I dont know what I'm doing. I did all sort of things to 1 of the HDD's I but long story short I got it to work lol. Anyway I have a 1TB HDD here that I'm gonna start messing with. It was healthy but I went ahead and deleted partition anyway cause it wouldn't let me assign it a letter. Well now all I can do is create a partition. If I want to use this HDD on my new build next week do I need to do this (create partition, format, etc) or do I leave it alone? Windows is going to get installed on this HDD.
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  1. just leave it alone for now.

    when you put it in your system where you want to install windows just format it then create a partition at that point in time.

    no need to screw with it right now
  2. ssddx said:
    just leave it alone for now.

    when you put it in your system where you want to install windows just format it then create a partition at that point in time.

    no need to screw with it right now


    can I do all that in the BIOS?
  3. you will do it in the custom version of windows install.
  4. ssddx said:
    you will do it in the custom version of windows install.


    I'm not sure what you mean by custom version of windows install. I assume you mean how when you install something it asks you if you want the recommended install or a custom install.
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