Windows 10: Delete Windows from old HDD

Discus and support Delete Windows from old HDD in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I replaced my wife's HDD with and SSD and want to use her old drive to back data, the OS won't let me delete the Windows folder and I don't want... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rboppy, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. rboppy Win User

    Delete Windows from old HDD


    Hi,

    I replaced my wife's HDD with and SSD and want to use her old drive to back data, the OS won't let me delete the Windows folder and I don't want to format the drive. Can I force Windows to delete the folder?

    :)
     
    rboppy, Oct 20, 2018
    #1
  2. Martin Bar Win User

    HDD Corrupt ?

    Hi,

    There are many possible reasons this issue is happening. We'd like to ask few questions below:

    • What is the brand name of you Hard Disk Drive?
    • How old is the HDD?
    Since you already tried multiple troubleshooting steps, we suggest visiting the manufacturer's website. Find and download a hard drive diagnostic software to help resolve the issue.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Martin Bar, Oct 20, 2018
    #2
  3. Divyank Malviya Win User
    Deleting Windows 10 from OLD HDD

    Hello,

    I bought a new SSD and installed new WIN 10 into it.

    Now, I want to delete WIN 10 from my old HDD ( C drive ) without losing data from ( E,F,G,H drives ) in old HDD.

    I do not want anything from C drive of old HDD, I just do not want to lose any data from other drives.

    Help appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
    Divyank Malviya, Oct 20, 2018
    #3
  4. Kem Mon Win User

    Delete Windows from old HDD

    unlock hdd

    Hi Johan,

    It is possible that your
    HDD was unreadable
    causing the error message to appear. We recommend that you perform these troubleshooting steps and check if there are any changes:


    • Shutdown
      your
      PC.

    • Unhooked
      the
      HDD
      and
      turn on
      your
      PC.

    • Reconnect
      your
      HDD
      and
      restart
      your
      PC.

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you contact your
    laptop/computer's manufacturer
    for further assistance.

    Update us on how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Oct 20, 2018
    #4
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