Solved Question about windows 8 and hdds Tags: SSD Hard Drives Windows 8 Last response: May 5, 2014 9:52 AM in Windows 8 Share finalgear14 May 5, 2014 9:41:22 AM I was wondering that if i have say an ssd and a hdd and my os is on my ssd and i do a clean re install of windows 8 onto it will i have to format my hdd and lose everything on it? Alright thanks i wasn't sure if that's how it would work or if it would make me have to re format it anyways due to the fresh install of windows. More about : question windows hdds Reply to finalgear14 Best solution gumbykid May 5, 2014 9:52:13 AM If you're installing your OS on the SSD then the HDD is not changed. If you want to be super safe and not accidentally format your HDD you can unplug it before installation. Reply to gumbykid Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Question about HDDs/Also a question about Windows 7 and storage space Forum SolvedQuestion about the Windows 7 or 8 OS Forum SolvedQuick question about Windows 8.1 OEM Forum Solvedquestion about windows 8.1 UI Forum Solvedquestion about buying HDDs Forum SolvedQuestion about a windows 8 install on a brand new build Forum SolvedQuestion about windows 8 tablet. Forum SolvedMy hard drive failed... question about reinstalling Windows 8 on a new SSD Forum SolvedUpgrade question about windows8 pro to windows 8.1 pro??? Forum SolvedWindows 8.1 and 7 dual boot system using two completely separate HDDs instead of a single partitioned HDD Forum SolvedSorry if wrong forum, question about Windows 8 PC Building Forum SolvedQuick Question about form-factors from hdds from outside the US Forum Solvednewbie question about solid states and regular HDDs Forum SolvedA Two-Fold Question about Solid State Drives and Windows 8 Forum SolvedQuestions about Cortana in Windows 8.1 Dev Preview Forum Solveda question about windows 8 Forum SolvedWindows 8 OEM question about Clean Installing. Forum SolvedQuick Question about Windows 8 upgrading Forum Question about Windows 8 Key Activation Forum Question about new windows 8 install. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !