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How do I get a fresh windows on a new SSD, and delete everything on my old HDD

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May 28, 2014 3:53:04 AM

Hi!

I've just purchased Windows 8 and made an iso-file for it (I dont have any cd-readers on my pc), and I'm picking up a new SSD today aswell. But I want to clear out everything on the old HDD. But the problem is that my other usb-stick didnt work to create an iso-file for clearing it out, so I don't know what to do now. Is it possible to install the new windows and have it boot from the SSD, and then delete everything on the HDD, or do I have to clear out the HDD first?

I would be very happy for any answers, as I want to get going asap.

Thank you!

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May 28, 2014 3:56:15 AM

During the installation of Windows 8, you'll be able to delete every data on all your drives. Before you install Windows 8, you'll have to plug in the SSD, and then boot into the installation. Afterwards you delete everything you want to, and install Win8 on your SSD.
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May 28, 2014 3:57:56 AM

fjaesbog said:
During the installation of Windows 8, you'll be able to delete every data on all your drives. Before you install Windows 8, you'll have to plug in the SSD, and then boot into the installation. Afterwards you delete everything you want to, and install Win8 on your SSD.


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May 28, 2014 4:01:05 AM

No problem! :) 
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May 28, 2014 4:01:26 AM

to make your day easy plug in just the ssd and install windows on it. after the install is done plug the hard drive in and boot into windows and use microsoft disk management to format your old hard drive.
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