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I want to lose the dual boot and use the F3 as storage only , with an SSD as the boot drive.
Is there any specific way this has to be done or can I just delete the partitions and format as one large partition ?
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Just format the drive - don't do a quick format, do a long format, that way your previous data is at least a bit more secure
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Ok thanks , I was worried I might screw up the mbr or something silly. redface.gif
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No need to do a long format. Unless you want to run a disk check. Don't even bother with a long format on the SSD tho. Quite useless.

You can run the diskpart clean command on teh drives to wipe the partitions cause usually windows will make system reserve partitions that you need to erase when you redo your OS installation.
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Thanks Sean , Looks like your banned from getting any more rep. biggrin.gif

Yeh I wont be doing the long format as I´m not worried about the data , it´s not that sensitive.

Just to make it clear , I format the partitions , delete the partitions and then run the diskpart clean command ?

I want to make sure as I have 2 to do. The external 1T is a clone of the internal with dual as well.
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Thanks Sean , Looks like your banned from getting any more rep. biggrin.gif

Yeh I wont be doing the long format as I´m not worried about the data , it´s not that sensitive.

Just to make it clear , I format the partitions , delete the partitions and then run the diskpart clean command ?

I want to make sure as I have 2 to do. The external 1T is a clone of the internal with dual as well.

You just need to run the clean command on the drives in diskpart then you format them.

Here is how to do so.

Wipe a drives partitions:
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  7. Type assign, press Enter
  8. Type exit, press Enter

If you are booted off of a windows install media then you press the Shift key + F3 to bring up command prompt, then you type in diskpart there and start.

That^ or

You can just:
  1. delete all the partitions on the drives in disk management
  2. format the free space

/done

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Thanks again , I think I´m going to go for lazy man no.2 option .
I appreciate the help. smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
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