Originally Posted by miles17
I'm installing Windows 10 home clean on my new PC build from the Windows USB thumbdrive. I normally do a full format with a new HDD to A) check and mark bad sectors and B) stress test the new drive at the same time.
Is there a way when preparing to install Windows 10 to select a full format, or does it force a quick format?
I'm not sure it does full format the slow kind but dunno why you would do that.
I just delete all partitions and then continue, it creates all partitions it needs itself and formats them.
I'm not sure which format it uses, probably quick. I don't think you can force it in the installation to do full or quick but I think you can open console or tools during or before installation and do the format yourself.
There is tricks like shift+f10 or just clicking repair in the menu to get there, there you could run format on the drive you want with what ever params you like but then it's still better to let the installation create all the partitions because there are so many of different sizes and types, it's not like Win95-XP where it all was just 1 partition.
Learned the hard way, do not split HDDs into 2 partitions etc. worthless and a bother.
GPT for sure, not the old MBR, also install in UEFI mode not legacy.Edited by JackCY - 6/22/16 at 2:47pm