How to format a new SSD and make it bootable?

asked 2023-01-01T11:16:30.08+00:00
oemScript 81 Reputation points

I would like to know on how to format a new SSD and make it bootable.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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  1. answered 2023-01-01T14:32:56.77+00:00
    Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    You can
    format X: /s
    (where X is the drive letter) other options are listed here.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/format

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  2. answered 2023-01-01T14:58:55.667+00:00
    Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    /FS:filesystem Specifies the type of file system (FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, ReFS, or UDF).

    so you can add the switch /fs:ntfs

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  3. answered 2023-01-01T20:05:47.297+00:00
    Docs 12,866 Reputation points

    Typically a new drive will prompt for initialize if it is unallocated (no partitions).

    To use an unallocated drive choose either MBR or GPT.

    Administrative command prompt:

    diskpart
    lis dis
    sel dis N (change the drive number N to the number of the new disk drive)
    clean
    convert GPT
    create par primary
    sel par 1
    format fs=fat32 quick
    assign
    exit

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  4. answered 2023-01-03T07:31:08.637+00:00
    Limitless Technology 8,871 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    Is the OS installed on the SSD?

    Windows built-in tool does not help on format SSD with Windows operating system installed.

    Disk Management can perform some simple disk and partition operations like create partition, delete partition, format partition, change drive letter, extend or shrink partition. So you can use Disk Management to format SSD on windows,which is very simple and you don’t need to install any third-party software.

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