Solved SSD With Windows Broken

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BenBollinger

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Recently my computer's SSD, which had windows on it, broke and is no longer useable. However, I still have another hardrive in the computer, my question is: can I just download windows on the hardrive i currently have, and then will my computer being running good as normal? Because as of now, the computer doesn't have an operating system. Also, would I have to reinstall all my drivers as well?
 

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Yes you would need to reinstall the drivers. You would be benefited to format the drive and then install windows on to the hard drive.

If you have files on it, you may need to boot off of a Live Linus Distro, like Puppy or Ubuntu, copy off your data and then be able to format it.
 

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Yes you would need to reinstall the drivers. You would be benefited to format the drive and then install windows on to the hard drive.

If you have files on it, you may need to boot off of a Live Linus Distro, like Puppy or Ubuntu, copy off your data and then be able to format it.
Ok thank you. Just a quick question though; what would happen if I didn't reformat the hardrive or copy my files, and just downloaded windows? Would that mess everything up?
 

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Not so muh cause problem's as it's not really possible. In order to install windows there needs to be a partition table and it likely would be auto formatted as well anyway. I always just say to format as a precaution.
 
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