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 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. Share ibjeepr January 9, 2013 2:56:42 PM Ok so no different than my regular HDD Thank you. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ibjeepr January 9, 2013 2:59:19 PM Best answer selected by ibjeepr. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFresh Windows 8 Installed on SSD, 'Windows was unable to complete the format' on old HDD with Windows 8 installation. Forum This should be an easy one for you guys - New SSD, fresh install of Win 7, now I can't format the old HDD Forum how do i format my laptops hard drive so i can do fresh install ov windows xp. Forum SolvedFresh install of Windows 7 on new SSD Forum Solvedtrying to do a fresh install of windows 7 on a new SSD Forum SolvedHow to transfer windows 7 from and old hdd to and ssd with a fresh install? Forum SolvedCould I do a fresh install of Windows 8.1 onto a SSD using a Windows USB Recovery Drive? Forum Install fresh windows 7 on SSD, restore data to HDD's from RAID? Forum Fresh Install of Windows on SSD Forum SolvedUnable to get fresh install of windows 7 on new SSD Forum Fresh install of Windows 7 on a SSD, restart loops, crashes Forum SolvedComputer randomly slows down when opening basic applications even after a fresh windows install and formatting of the hdd Forum Please Help: Fresh Windows 7 install failed my new SSD, can not start installation again Forum SolvedInstalling New SSD With Fresh Windows. Will This affect My current Storage? Forum Auto-detect 2nd Monitor not working after fresh Install of Windows & SSD Forum Installed SSD and fresh Windows 7, next day SSD not recognized Forum Windows 7 fresh install doesn't detect new ssd on hp Forum How do you do a fresh install on a SSD that had files and Windows on Forum SSD not being totally seen by BIOS / fresh windows install Forum Fresh windows install on an SSD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !