How to initialize or write a signature to a secondary hard drive or Solid State drive in Windows

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IMPORTANT Important: This article is for installing a secondary hard drive with the Windows Operating System (OS). If you are installing your WD internal hard drive as the primary or only hard drive in your system, Windows will format and initilize the drive as part of the Operating System's installation. You will need to contact Microsoft or your system manufactuer for assistance installing your OS.

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