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Windows 7: How do I delete Windows from old HDD?.

14 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
How do I delete Windows from old HDD?.

I have just installed a new SSD to my PC. Everything went well and it all seems to work so far. I reinstalled Windows7 to the SSD and have installed all my programs games etc to the new drive. I thought that now all I would need to do to the old HDD was to do a format through disk management but it won't complete. After googling various options I find that as far as I can figure it is the old Win7 install causing the problem and I should try some sort of partitioning software. Does anyone know of a solution to this?. I just want to use the old drive as a storage drive.

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14 Sep 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

There are a few considerations for an accurate answer: we need to see your disk structure

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management as described in Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Most likely Paging File is set to old Windows drive. But depending on how you installed Windows on the SSD, old partition may be System and Active. In which case you will need additional steps and simply deleting will make SSD Windows unbootable.
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14 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

Thanks a lot Gokay. Drive fixed now.
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