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How should i format HDD with Windows? Before or after?

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Ok guys, im planning on an SSD this week and want to get everything in my head so it doesnt go wrong lol. I have read issues where people are unplugging the HDDs and installing Windows on SSD which works great.....but when they plug in their HDD again something goes wrong. I think its a dual boot thing as the HDD has Windows on it aswell. How should i go about formatting the drive? Ive read the guides but i cant see a mention of it? Ive been told that i can simply plug in the HDDs after the SSD install and then format the drive in Windows explorer? I dont want the same issues others have had with this. So should i format the drive before instead? Not that i know how to do that

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Yea, I just plugged my second drive in after installing Windows to my M4, then formatted it within windows, worked fine. Just right-click the drive and click format. Or if that doesn't work, first use the partition manager.
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Yea, I just plugged my second drive in after installing Windows to my M4, then formatted it within windows, worked fine. Just right-click the drive and click format. Or if that doesn't work, first use the partition manager.
Thanks, guess i will just hope then lol
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