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  • Can I just delete my old Win10 install?

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Can I just delete my old Win10 install?

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        I finished building my new desktop DIY machine recently. I kept my old SSD boot drive but did a clean Win10 install on my new faster M.2 SSD drive. I kept the old drive with a new drive letter. Everything is working well, and it was actually useful to have both Windows installs for a while — the ability to poke around back into my old setup to see if I’d forgotten anything in the new one. You can see a picture of my dual boot screen below. Now I wonder if I can just delete the old install — with a quick format of the drive perhaps — or if I’d be asking for trouble in some way. What do you think?

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Make an image backup to external disk.
        Format the old disk.
        Cross fingers.  🙂

        cheers, Paul

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