How to delete Windows 10 off of spare SSD without making SSD unusable for storage?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by dekw04, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. dekw04

    dekw04 New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I have a spare SSD that I plan to put into a laptop that I have so that the laptop will have two SSDs in it.

    This SSD has Windows 10 installed on it.

    The laptop that I have also has Windows 10 installed on it.

    As such, I need to delete Windows 10 off of my spare SSD so that the two operating systems don't clash with each other since both SSDs will be in the same laptop.

    Can someone please tell me how I can delete Windows 10 off of the SSD in question without making said drive unusable?

    Do I just reformat it? I think this is what I need to do, I just don't want to unwittingly render my spare SSD unusable.

    Thank you.
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    All you need to do is use disk management to delete any partitions and then create a new partition to where you can store data on it.
     
  3. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    If you delete the partitions and then create a new partition, that partition will also need to be formatted prior to use.
     

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