Reformatting Windows® 7
Are you operating your system on Windows 7? Find out more about reformatting.
Reformatting is a process with which all data on a computer hard disk is completely wiped off to make it fresh. Reformatting is a quick fix way to get rid of all issues with a system and make it like brand new. Formatting your computer operating on Windows 7 is a very simple task and even inexperienced users would be able to complete the format without any issues. Reformatting of a system would become essential if the system got infected with a bad malware that is causing all kinds of issues with the working of the system and the malware cannot be removed in any way, the installed Windows 7 Operating System got corrupted, complicated registry issues coming up with the system that cannot be solved, user accidentally deleted an important system file etc. During reformatting the process might get stuck in the middle leaving the hard disk corrupt and unusable.
Following details mentioned below provides you with more information about tips to reformat a Windows 7 system:
- Create data backup
- Check authenticity of OS
- Backup drivers
Create data backup
All users reformatting their computers operating on Windows 7 are advised to create a backup of all data on the system before starting the process. The data backup should ideally contain setup files of all applications that are installed so that the data along with the applications can be put back to the system after completing the reformat.
Check authenticity of OS
Reformatting your computer operating on Windows 7 will remove the OS installed on the system. Therefore it is highly recommended that users check the authenticity of the copy of Operating System at hand before starting with the reformat. If the copy of the OS is not genuine or has some inherent issues, the reformatting should be put off till a genuine copy of the Windows 7 OS is purchased as the Operating System would have to be installed just as soon as the reformatting is completed.
Before starting with the reformatting of Windows 7, users are advised to backup all drivers that are installed on the system on to a separate media. Even though basic drivers will come with the installation disk of Windows 7, the system will not be fully functional with these drivers. Having a backup of all working drivers ensure that they can be readily installed back to the system once the formatting is completed. This will get the system back to ideal working state.
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