- 45 months ago
Hey guys, I recently had to replace my motherboard and CPU, which meant I had to reinstall windows for some reason? Anyway, when I tried to do this, the PC would not boot with the SSD which had my original copy of windows installed on it. in order to get the system running, I had to disconnect my SSD and just use my hard disk. so i installed windows on the hard disk, and it worked ok.
After I did this, I reconnected the SSD with the intention of wiping it, and then moving all of the stuff I needed over to it from the hard disk. But when I did this, I couldn't get windows to start again... so now I'm worried. i dont know if the PC is confused because I have a version of windows on both hard disks. As I am upgrading my CPU again, I don't know if its going to render my system useless and unable to start due to me having no hard drives that doesn't have windows already installed.
Just to clarify, I had an OEM copy of windows. I don't know if that matters. I am buying a new license this time round anyway, but was wondering if someone could tell me how to safely wipe the hard drives prior to doing all this?