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Quick question: Can I use My MBP SSD as the boot drive for a windows PC?

I have an SSD from an old macbook pro lying around. Can i use it as the primary drive for the windows PC I'm building (after installing windows on it like a normal new SSD)? Do i need to do anything to it or is it just plug'n play?
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    ansgerburner said:
    I have an SSD from an old macbook pro lying around. Can i use it as the primary drive for the windows PC I'm building (after installing windows on it like a normal new SSD)? Do i need to do anything to it or is it just plug'n play?


    You would first need to install it as a secondary drive and format it(NTFS) before you could use it as the main boot drive or secondary storage drive.

    Yes, you can use it but no it won't be a simple plug and play. If you have 10 on a disk or USB drive it might allow you to format it during the install process. Make sure it's the ONLY DRIVE installed if you try that route.
  2. No. It doesn't need to be formatted. It needs to be cleaned with diskpart clean command
    (when booting from windows installation media).
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