Windows 10: Clean install of Windows 10 onto SSD, wipe HDD, have another copy of Windows 10

Discus and support Clean install of Windows 10 onto SSD, wipe HDD, have another copy of Windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I recently mounted my SSD into my desktop computer (doesn't show up yet, but haven't done anything with the drivers; that's another thing I'll get... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JasonUhler, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. JasonUhler Win User

    Clean install of Windows 10 onto SSD, wipe HDD, have another copy of Windows 10


    Hi, I recently mounted my SSD into my desktop computer (doesn't show up yet, but haven't done anything with the drivers; that's another thing I'll get to). I plan to put Windows 10 onto my SSD (I have a copy of Windows 10 Education from university) and I plan on just having that and a couple games on it. I currently boot from my 1TB HDD, which I plan on wiping and turning into a storage drive (I don't have anything important on it).


    I was wondering what the best steps for me to take would be, or if there's anything I should know? I saw one answer said to remove the HDD during the installation of the SDD, is that really necessary?


    Sorry I can give more information if needed, not sure if I'm going about this the optimal way. I'm no computer guy I just like to game haha, thank you for your help!

    :)
     
    JasonUhler, Sep 7, 2018
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  2. CK011885 Win User

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Sep 7, 2018
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  3. JeroenBeunckens Win User
    Clean Windows 10 (?PRO?) install

    I have bought a legit "Windows 10 Pro" key of a key website. It is legit since i'm currently using it for over a year now. I currently have Windows 10 Pro installed on my PC and I want to do a clean install. I just can't find the windows 10 Pro download in the tool. But if i could use a windows 10 pro key with a normal windows 10 install, I'll be good to go.
     
    JeroenBeunckens, Sep 7, 2018
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  4. InhaleOblivion Win User

    Clean install of Windows 10 onto SSD, wipe HDD, have another copy of Windows 10

    Windows 10 clean install mess up partitions?

    I had no issues upgrading from your exact OS Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit to Windows 10. All my partitions from 2 SSD's and 3 HDD's were fine. Windows 10 even kept the custom names I have for the various drives. A clean install on your SSD shouldn't affect your 2TB drive.
     
    InhaleOblivion, Sep 7, 2018
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