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How to format Laptop or Computer Windows 7 by KShare


How to format Laptop or Computer Windows 7 by MENIYA

When some stubborn viruses enter your computer, if you can’t eliminate these Trojan viruses, you can format the computer. Or you can do it when there is too much stuff on computer. But how to format the computer? Here’s a look at the simplest methods to format a laptop windows 7/8/10.

Warning - Formatting hard drive information does not permanently erase the data. Even after a computer has been formatted, deleted files can be easily recovered. If you want to permanently wipe your hard drive by completely overwritting hard drive data, check out WipeDrive.

To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

  1. Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then shut down your computer.

  2. Restart your computer.

  3. Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

  4. On the "Install Windows" page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next.

  5. If the "Install Windows" page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

  6. On the "Please read the license terms" page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.

  7. On the "Which type of installation do you want?" page, click Custom.

  8. On the "Where do you want to install Windows?" page, click Drive options (advanced).

  9. Click the partition that you want to format and click Format.

    • If you have more than one partition on this hard drive and want to get rid them to make one big drive again, then select a partition and click on the Delete option for each partition. Once you have deleted all of the partitions, select the Unallocated Space partition and click Format.

    • Pick the formatting option that you want.

    • When you've finished formatting, click Next.

  10. Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.

  11. If you do not want to reinstall Windows 7, you can cancel the installation at this point and keep your newly formatted drives.

Another way to Format or reset Laptop or Cmputer.

  • Step 1. Click Start menu on bottom left corner, then click the gear icon to open Settings.

  • Step 2. On Settings home page, select Update & Security, then click Recovery tab from the left panel.

  • Step 3. Check available options:

    • Reset this PC: This is exactly the option that we need, but you should also check other ones which may be able to fix some issues on Windows 10.

    • Advanced startup: There will have a lot of sub-options, such as start up from a bootable USB drive, change Windows startup settings, or restore from a system image.

    • More recovery options: Start fresh with a clean installation of Windows.

    • Back up your files: Backup your files to another drive.

  • Step 4. Click Get started button under Reset this PC, then you will see two options:

    • Keep my files: remove apps and settings, but keep your personal files.

    • Remove everything: remove all of your personal files, apps and settings.

  • Step 5. Complete erasing of data.
    While proceeding towards the formatting process of the computer, you will receive two options: Just remove my files and Remove files and clean my drive after clicking on “Remove everything” option.

    • Just remove my files allows the user to recover the media and files from the drive of the computer. If the user is selling his computer or giving it to anyone else for use, then the data is in danger as the third person can easily recover all the files and data from the drive. This makes this option less secure and risky.

    • Remove files and clean my drive is time-consuming but completely safe. It erases all the data from the system thoroughly including the drive. However, the system takes some time to remove all the data from the drive.

  • Step 6. Click Next when the operating system asks for confirmation, then choose Reset button.

WipeDrive: Wipe All Data Before Formatting

Deleted files can be recovered even after a computer has been formatted!

A recent study of 129 old hard drives (many of them formatted) revealed more than 5,000 credit card numbers, medical correspondences, love letters, pornography, bank account information, and other confidential data. To protect yourself from identity theft, erase ALL data before formatting a hard drive.

Do you need to know:

  • How to format a computer before selling or donating a system.

  • How to format a computer to erase personal data before returning it to an employer.

  • How to format a computer with an operating system damaged by viruses or spyware.

  • How to format a computer in compliance with government regulations (including HIPAA).

Learn how to format a computer to US Department of Defense specifications. WipeDrive is one of only five DoD approved products that knows how to format a computer using the DoD 5220.22-M standard for disk sanitation. This standard involves far more than an ordinary drive format and includes multiple overwrites with random characters.
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