How To Format A Laptop

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Is your laptop working very slow and you want to format it, but don’t know how to do it and searching for how to format a laptop. Then you are at the right place, in this guide, I am going to talk through How you can format a laptop in simple steps.

Sometimes, our laptops work very slow and lag every time due to some errors and it makes us irritate in working and we want to avoid it as quickly as possible.

Here formatting a laptop plays a very important role. It removes all the files, documents, and all the errors from the system and restores the system to a blank state.

All the files, documents, and errors will removes from the system and works faster than before, make it feel like a fresh and new system.

how to format a laptop
how to format a laptop

Necessary Items to Format A Laptop

Bootable CD/DVD or Bootable Pendrive

Bootable CD/DVD or Pendrive contains windows. Here formatting means you are deleting the windows and reinstalling a new windows

That’s why have a bootable CD/DVD or Pendrive in very important to reinstall the windows.

Now Let’s learn how to format a laptop.

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It is very important to take a backup of all the documents before formatting a laptop because after formating the laptop all the data will remove from the system and you will never get it back.

Hence, backup is very important as after formatting the system you can restores all your important files and documents.

How to Format a Laptop

This master guide will give you a complete knowledge of how to format a laptop.

Below are the brief guides of how you can format your laptop in simple steps:

  • Insert Bootable CD/DVD or Pendrive.
  • Open windows setup.
  • Start the window setup.
  • Click on Custom install.
  • Select the windows hard disk.
  • Click on format option.

Steps to format a laptop

Followings are the simple steps to format a laptop. You can format windows 7, 8 and 10 by the given method.

Step 1: First you have to open “Windows Setup” in your system. For this, restart your system and then insert Windows CD/DVD or Bootable Pendrive

Step 2: Now it will ask you to press any key to boot from CD/DVD.

If you use CD/DVD press any key to boot but if you are using bootable Pendrive, then press F12 to open bootable manager and select “USB HDD” to load windows setup.

how to format a laptop

Step 3: Once the windows setup loaded, click on next (It will take some time to open approx 1 or 2 minutes.)

Step 4: Now click on Install Now, you will see that the system showing “Setup is Starting”.

how to format a laptop

Step 5: Now here you have to select the term and conditions and click on next.

Step 6: Now here you will get two options, the first is upgrade and the second one is custom.

how to format a laptop

Basically, you have to Click on “Custom: Install Windows Only”.

Step 7: The partitions of your laptop’s hard disk open up.

Now here you have to select the partition in which your laptop window is installed.

how to format a laptop

Make sure never to select the type system partition.

Step 8: After selecting, click on “Format” and click on “ok’ to confirm that it will delete the old window from your laptop system.

But after that you have to install the window again otherwise your system will not start.

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Reinstall the Window

Simply select the drive which you have formatted and click to install window.

Now window will start installing. So you have to wait 10 to 15 minutes for complete installisation.

After installisation follow the steps steps for setup your laptop.


This is how you can easily format your laptop. You can format any computer or laptop system by this method.

Now you have learned how to format a laptop. I hope After reading this article, you will never face any problem regarding formatting a laptop.

I have tried my best to provide you the right information in very easy language so that everyone would read and understand the meaning of what I want to explain.

If you still have a problem formatting your laptop, comment down it. I will try my best to solve your problem as quickly as possible.

So that’s it for this article, if you find it helpful, so please share this guide with your friends or relatives.

Thank you.

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