You may want to format your computer for some reasons. when some stubborn viruses enter your computer and you can not eliminate them, you can format the computer, you can also format your computer when there is too much stuff on computer. So in this article, i detailed how to format your computer using the simplest methods for formatting windows 7/8/10.

We have two types of laptop formatting.

1. The first is the system drive (defaults to disk C) formatting.
2. The second formatting method is for non system disk (defaults to D dish, E, etc.) formatting. This can be done after turning on your computer computer, all you need do is to just right-click on the disk and choose format.
Note: The contents of the disk will be gone and cannot be recovered. This means that you need to make sure you create a backup before starting to format your laptop.

Solution 1. How to Format Laptop Windows 10 with Reset this PC Method.

The procedure for formatting Windows computers are diverse, but when it comes to Windows 10, the operation is quite decent.

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

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Step 2. On Settings home page, choose Update & Security > click Recovery tab from the left panel.


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Step 3. From the available Options, look for “Reset this PC” and click Get started under it.

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Step 4. You will see a popup window that shows two options
a. Keep my files and
b. Remove everything.

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 permits the user to recover the media and files from the drive of the computer. If the user would be selling out his computer or dashing it out it to anyone else for use, then the data is in danger as the third party person can effortlessly recover all the files and data from the drive. This makes this option insecure and risky.
Remove files and clean my drive is consume much time but it is completely safe. It eradicate all the data from the system thoroughly including the drive. However, the system takes some time to remove all the info from the drive.

Step 6. Click Next when the OS asks for your confirmation, then select Reset button.
The Windows 10 computer will commence the reset process by restarting the computer automatically. You need to wait until the reset process complete and this may vary from a few minutes to hours, then your PC will get started with fresh Windows 10.

Solution 2. Guides on how to Format Laptop Windows 7 using System Repair Disc

Step 1. Boot your laptop and click Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Create a system repair disc.

Step 2. Insert a CD into your laptop disk drive and click “Create disc”. Then choose “Close” and “OK”.

Step 3. Press F10 or F12 to enter the boot menu and choose the CD as boot device. Choose and click “Enter” and “Next”, then choose your windows system in “Use recovery tools that can assist fix problems starting Windows”.

Step 4. On the screen you see next, Click “Next” and “Command Prompt”. Type  and enter “Format c:/fs:NTFS” and your system disk begin to format.

Solution 3. Guides on how to Format Laptop with Windows Installation USB/CD (Windows 7/8/10)

Step 1. Press “Delete” on your keyboard to enter the BIOS when booting your laptop. Choose the “Advanced BIOS Features” and also set the First Boot Device to CDROM. Press or Click Y to save and exit setup.

Step 2. Insert the Windows installation USB or CD rom into your laptop, and then enter “DOS”.

Step 3. Type “format C:/” in the DOS prompt and press or enter Y to complete the formatting.

Step 4. After formatting, insert your own Windows 7/8/10 system disk (CD boot) and go along with the instructions to install.

Solution 4. Guides on how to  Format Laptop Without Windows Installation USB/CD

Step 1. Boot your computer, then press F8 or F11 before the Windows loads.

Step 2. Click “Next” to enter System Recovery. You will see two options for you to choose one. If you have already backed the data up, a Destructive Recovery will assist you get a brand-new laptop.

Step 3. The utility will finalize the formatting and reboot your laptop. Just wait patiently until it is done.

Raphael Whitney

I am a Web Developer and a Designer, I have B.Sc in Computer science, Diploma in web development and Graphic Design. I have 5 years+ commercial experience providing Graphic designs, web development, producing high quality responsive websites and exceptional user experience.

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