Windows 10: Can I remove windows from an old SSD so that I can use it as a storage drive instead?

Discus and support Can I remove windows from an old SSD so that I can use it as a storage drive instead? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I bought a larger SSD for my computer and installed windows on it, but I would like to use the old smaller SSD that I had been using as my OS disk... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by CatShadows, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Can I remove windows from an old SSD so that I can use it as a storage drive instead?


    Hi,

    I bought a larger SSD for my computer and installed windows on it, but I would like to use the old smaller SSD that I had been using as my OS disk previously as storage only. My issue is that I don't seem to be able to remove the windows installation that is on it, even in safe mode, and even after making my account owner with all permissions.

    Can you please tell me if there is a way to wipe the windows installation from this disk now that I am using the new SSD as my system disk.

    Thank you

    :)
     
    CatShadows, Aug 7, 2019
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  2. 333t Win User

    How to remove a bad drive in Windows 10 storage spaces pool

    Could someone list the steps involved in replacing a bad drive from a Windows 10 storage spaces pool? I cannot find any info on the Microsoft support site that is specific to Windows 10. Also, could you list the steps to remove a 'good' drive and replace
    it with another drive if the process is different?
     
    333t, Aug 7, 2019
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  3. WesKlatt Win User
    Upgrading HP SSD drive on HP 750-524

    I purchased an HP Envy tower with a 128Gb SSD which is where Windows is installed, I have purchased a new 1TB SSD drive that I would like to replace the 128 GB drive with. My machine did not come with the Windows 10 Media, what steps do I need to take before
    I install the new drive and install windows.

    • Where do I get the Windows 10 install
    • What steps are needed to create an Install disk
    • Do I have to deactivate my old install before removing the old drive.
    Please let me know if there are any other considerations.

    Best Regards,

    Wes
     
    WesKlatt, Aug 7, 2019
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  4. Can I remove windows from an old SSD so that I can use it as a storage drive instead?

    What is Storage Sense? And how would it handle SSDs and/or Hard Drives?

    There is a new Windows 10 feature that was added in the Creator's Update. It's called
    Storage Sense. It is accessed by going to the Settings UWP app, under the System menu, and in the Storage list item.

    I couldn't find any more information about Storage Sense, other than it helps with the data stored on your primary and secondary drives, I think?

    So I have a few questions:

    • What is Storage Sense and what does it really do? Give an explanation as detailed as possible.
    • How would it work on SSDs?
    • How would it work on Hard Drives / Disc Platter Storage Medias?
    • Is it self-aware the user is on SSDs or on Hard Drives?

    Thanks.
     
    Tom.Befrugal, Aug 7, 2019
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