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Getting a new SSD... what do I do?

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December 9, 2013 1:56:25 AM

I ordered a new SSD that should be here tomorrow. I'm going to put my OS on the drive and wipe my old drive and use it as extra backup. How should I go about this? I've never put multiple drives on a computer so I'm not entirely sure the process that I need to do.

Any help would be appreciated :D 

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a c 590 G Storage
December 9, 2013 9:43:39 AM

1.) Install your O/S on your new drive with your old drive disconnected
2.) After you install your O/S on your new drive, shut down your system and connect your old drive.
3.) Boot to your new drive
4.) Go into Windows Explorer, right-click on your old drive's drive letter, and select "Format"
5.) Quick format your old drive
a c 300 G Storage
December 9, 2013 11:21:28 AM

You can wipe everything from HDD except the OS.

If you’re trying to format the C drive — the primary partition that your operating system is installed on — you can’t do it under Disk Management or by right clicking on drive letter and select Format. It’s impossible. In order to format C you’ll need to boot an operating system from another source — this can be a CD drive, flash drive.