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Windows 7: Formatting old boot drive C

16 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Formatting old boot drive C

I have a old SSD drive that was out of a old computer. I would like to format the drive to use it as a portable drive. How do I format without it trying to boot up my current computer? I have purchased a case for the drive?
Thanks in advance.

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16 Dec 2016   #2

win 8 32 bit

By case I assume you mean a USB enclosure in which case you can attach it after windows loads and then delete all partitions then create new one and format
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16 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 64bit

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16 Dec 2016   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

As long as your current drive is listed 1st in the boot order the ssd will not boot.

Then you can use Partition Wizard to format it, windows may not let you if it`s marked Active.

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