Hardware is a Dell Precision 5520. I started getting a TPM error every boot. Then after a Dell update, I got blue screen after login (normal startup, but once I'm in my user blue screen after a minute of normal startup.
I reset the bios to factory - got rid of TPM error (I tried a lot of other suggestions - none worked. I tried repair and restore. Nope).
Reset of bios required restore of Windows (still had outlook files or I would have wiped the disk). But still the blue screen after startup.
I got a replacement drive. A Sandisk Ultra 3D SSD 500 GB (same size as the Toshiba it is replacing).
I have a recovery USB drive. How should I best install windows onto the new drive?
Do I have to worry about partitions? Size of partition?
Once windows is installed, what do I do then? Update bios first? or windows?
Recommendations on what apps to install in what order? (if it matters)