Solved Format for fresh windows install or not on SSD's Tags: SSD Format Storage Last response: January 9, 2013 2:59 PM in Storage Share ibjeepr January 9, 2013 2:15:17 PM This is probably a silly questions but I wanted to make sure since it's the first time I'll be doing this on an SSD. I want to wipe out my windows install and start fresh. Do I just format the drive like always or is there something I should, or shouldn't be doing first on an SSD? More about : format fresh windows install ssd Best solution Xttony a b G Storage January 9, 2013 2:26:36 PM Share Format and do a fresh install since you want to start with a new install. Just make sure you have backed up the data on the ssd before formatting it. ibjeepr January 9, 2013 2:56:42 PM Ok so no different than my regular HDD Thank you. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ibjeepr January 9, 2013 2:59:19 PM Best answer selected by ibjeepr. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Unable to get fresh install of windows 7 on new SSD Forum How do you do a fresh install on a SSD that had files and Windows on Forum Bought new SSD , fresh OS install but first... (beware noob questions) Forum Wiping SSD to get fresh install of OS and such Forum Fresh samsung 830 ssd install Forum Do I need to reinstall games from HDD after fresh install on SSD Forum Fresh Install Failure on New System SSD Forum Bad Alignment SSD (even after fresh OS installation) Forum HDD to SSD Cloning or Fresh Win 7 install on SSD ? Forum Creating windows 8 flash drive for fresh install Forum New SSD with Fresh Install shows no MBR Forum Fresh install on an SSD -Do you leave a secondary partition? Forum Windows 7 installation doesn't format SSD correctly Forum Installing Fresh W7 with new SSD drive and need some help Forum Best SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum Windows 8 boot problems Forum FLIE RECOVERY AFTER DRIVE FORMAT Forum Windows XP to Windows 7 Hard drive Transfer Forum Windows Easy Transfer Forum Switching to an SSD, is it compatible? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !