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Used hdd into a new build question?

I bought a used HDD from a friend to save a little bit on my build, I have never built a computer before. So forgive me if this is a total noob question, but I'd rather get it done right. Do I need to format the HDD before I install windows onto it, and is it possible to do this from the bios?

z77 extreme4
i5 3570k
1 tb seagate barracuda
8 gb g skill sniper 1866 ram

I think thats all I need to say?
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    Yes, you should format it. It's not possible to do it from the BIOS, though you can use the Windows installation disk to do that.

    The option should be there when you choose where to install the OS.
  2. Murissokah said:
    Yes, you should format it. It's not possible to do it from the BIOS, though you can use the Windows installation disk to do that.

    The option should be there when you choose where to install the OS.


    Ok, awesome thanks!
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