Format hard drive in Windows® 7
What are the various ways to format hard drive in Windows 7? Why do we need to format it?
At times, you might be in the need of formatting your system. The formatting of the system helps to take your system using Windows 7 to an earlier point with the main purpose of undoing the changes made to it. The formatting is usually done to the initial point at which the system was used at first. The formatting process removes all data from your system including recently made settings and Operating System etc. It is also possible to format your system when you want to reset the password as you might have forgotten it. Apart from it there are number of needs for formatting your system. You need to be much aware while doing the formatting process. You can use either FAT32 or NTFS for formatting the hard drive. When the partition of the drive seems to be more, it is better to opt for NTFS as it would be more stable.
The following points shall explain in detail about the need, consequences and ways to format your system using Windows 7:
- Need of formatting
- Formatting consequences
- Ways to format
Need of formatting
You might be in the need for formatting your system using Windows 7 due to several reasons. The possible need might be to roll back the system to the default factory settings. It is possible to remove all data from your system which makes more available space in your system. Also, the presence of harmful virus can be completely removed from your system, through formatting it. The formatting process is needed in the system to remove the system errors. The need for uninstallation of the corrupted Operating System can be fulfilled by formatting the system.
It is possible to get a number of issues after formatting your system using Windows 7. It is possible that all data in your system might have been lost. These data might include system files, programs, applications and Operating System. You may not be able to use these data again after the systems have been formatted once. Therefore, to do a safe formatting, it is better to first take a backup all valuable data before starting with the process.
You can follow a number of steps to format your system using Windows 7. You can remove all the data from your hard disk which in turn leads to formatting of the system. The simple method for formatting your system is to just click on the 'Format' button. You can also format your system with the help of in-built system tools like 'Disk Clean Up'.
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