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How to Format SSD for Windows 10 Installation

Updated on Nov 30, 2018 by Jean to Partition Master

Summary:
This page tells you how to format SSD with EaseUS Partition software for Windows 10 installation. This program allows you to format SSD into various format including NTFS easily.

How Can I Format SSD to NTFS to Install Windows 10

I have bought my Dell laptop which runs Windows 7 for three years. Now, I want to upgrade it to Windows 10 and replace the old hard drive disk to a Samsung SSD for a better experience and performance. So I tried to install Windows 10 on the SSD but failed. An error message warning 'Windows can't be installed on drive 0 partitions 1. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS' always come up. Does anyone know a solution for Windows 10 disk format? I only have the option to delete the partitions but not format. It doesn't ask me if I want to format the SSD anywhere during the process. So I don’t know how to fix this problem. Please help if you know how to format SSD to NTFS for Windows 10 installation.

What Partition Tool Will You Need to Format SSD in Windows 10

Users have to partition SSD drive in Windows 10 in different situations. And this job can be difficult or easy, depending on whether you have a reliable partition software. So what program you can trust? Here we recommend you EaseUS partition software. The program is a professional disk partition management tool which is designed to format, resize, copy, convert disk partition. It allows you to format SSD into various formats including NTFS quickly and safely. And then you can successfully install Windows 10 on the NTFS formatted SSD drive. Now you can learn the detailed guide about how to do it.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Steps to Format SSD in Windows 10 with EaseUS Partition software

 

Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the hard drive partition you intend to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the new window, set the Partition label, File system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and Cluster size for the partition to be formatted, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: Then you will see a warning window, click "OK" in it to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting the partition on your hard drive.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

Note: Smaller cluster size makes less wasting of disk space. The smaller cluster size is, the bigger file allocation table (FAT) will be. The bigger the FAT is, the slower the operating system works with the disk.

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 Windows 10 is supported