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I want to wipe my SSD to reinstall windows with USB - How do I do this?

My OS is installed on my SSD, And I want to completely wipe the SSD, To then re-install windows 10 via USB, But I'm really confused as to how I should wipe the SSD.

I don't want anything from the SSD backed up, I just want to remove everything including windows from the SSD.
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  1. You can format the SSD direct from the new Win 10 setup. When you start the setup it will list all your drives, just choose the one to format.
  2. Best answer
    1. disconnect all other drives (if you have any additional SSD/HDD) and leave only SSD connected.
    2. Boot from USB windows installation media.
    3. Clean your SSD, to do that go to command prompt

    3. Install windows.
  3. I made a small mistake in my forum post, Instead of an SSD, I have 2x 64GB Msata's.
    It shows Disk 0 (124GB) and Disk 1 (14GB).

    Everytime I do what you said above, It gives me this error -

    Virtual Disk Service Error
    Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume.
  4. SkyNetRising said:
    1. disconnect all other drives (if you have any additional SSD/HDD) and leave only SSD connected.
    2. Boot from USB windows installation media.
    3. Clean your SSD, to do that go to command prompt

    3. Install windows.


    I made a small mistake in my forum post, Instead of an SSD, I have 2x 64GB Msata's.
    It shows Disk 0 (124GB) and Disk 1 (14GB).

    Everytime I do what you said above, It gives me this error -

    Virtual Disk Service Error
    Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume.
  5. Have you tried Shoomer's suggestion? Windows setup has format built in. You shouldn't need to do any custom formatting/cleaning.

    Here is one of many online references that should work:
    http://lifehacker.com/how-to-do-a-clean-install-of-windows-10-1720775893
  6. LittleRedPC said:
    Everytime I do what you said above, It gives me this error -
    Virtual Disk Service Error
    Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume.

    You have to do the clean procedure, when booted from windows installation media.
    If you're doing that from within windows, it will not let you.
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