Format my SSD before installing Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by flyman, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. flyman macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2004
    Hi Everyone,

    I started off sometime ago installing Windows 7 Pro onto a separate internal HD (using Bootcamp installer) in my Mac Pro 3.1 and overtime upgraded to Windows 10.

    I now want to reinstall Windows 10 onto a new Samsung 850 EVO but I'm not sure if I should format it and install the Samsung software before I start?

    Also would I be better off installing Windows 7 first and then upgrading?
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    I don't think that Mac will support a clean install of Windows 10 so you might have to reinstall 7 Pro and then upgrade.
    7 isn't going to offer to perform the upgrade since the free upgrade period has ended but Microsoft is still allowing free upgrades for accessibility users so once you've got 7 running you can go to Microsoft's website and look for that offer.

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