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How to wipe SSD & HDD & Install Clean OEM

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November 22, 2012 8:22:27 AM

Hello Tom's Hardware community

im currently using a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit OS on my Gaming PC & have a 120GB SSD (OS On here) & 1TB HDD

I want to wipe my SSD & HDD completely and install a Windows 7 64-Bit w/SP1 Clean OEM on it, What should i do?
a b $ Windows 7
a c 317 G Storage
November 22, 2012 12:30:24 PM

Format the HDD in Windows 7, then detach its data cable and do a custom install from the Windows & SP1 disk and as an initial step choose to unallocate the SSD before doing the install. You don't need to do a secure erase unless the SSD is having problems.

Reattach the HDD after the install and optimize your ssd:
http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/...
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