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Trying to format drive that has OS but do not want to install windows to format.

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January 4, 2014 6:39:22 PM

Just got all my parts for my new computer, got and ssd, want to use my old 1tb in it as well. I want to format the harddrive with the OS on it but it won't let me because the OS is on it, the only thing online I could find is to use a windows recovery disk to do it which would install windows.
January 4, 2014 6:42:59 PM

other recovery options exists like parted magic live cd..its a linux based utility OS that will run live from the dvd..

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a c 864 G Storage
January 4, 2014 6:48:10 PM

Disconnect all other drives
Connect the SSD
Boot from DVD and install
After everything is verified working, connect the other drives
Format the old ones as needed.
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