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Can I wipe my hard drive to use on a new mother board?

So I have an old Compaq desktop that I am replacing with a build. I have an evga geforce gtx 470 and a good psu. I am going to use MSI 970A GAMING PRO CARBON. I pretty much have everything I need along with a new Windows 10 installation disc. My hard drive that I have now is running Vista but I am wondering if I can back up what I need to , wipe the hard drive, put it in my build and install windows 10?
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    Windows 10 setup is capable of formatting the drive. In the setup, just delete the old partition and create a new one.
    If you don't have a separate disk to place your backups into, the setup can also move the previous windows installation and the users folder to a Windows.old folder on the same drive, but I wouldn't trust this.
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  2. KahouAoki said:
    Windows 10 setup is capable of formatting the drive. In the setup, just delete the old partition and create a new one.
    If you don't have a separate disk to place your backups into, the setup can also move the previous windows installation and the users folder to a Windows.old folder on the same drive, but I wouldn't trust this.



    Should I do this before installing the hard drive on the new mother board?
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  3. garretlars83 said:


    Should I do this before installing the hard drive on the new mother board?



    Doesn't matter.
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