Format hard drive in Windows® 7
What are the guidelines for formatting hard drive on your Windows 7 system?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. This OS comes with the best of everything and many advanced features have been integrated into the Windows 7. Some of the features on Windows 7 include Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search etc. Windows 7 also has many default system maintenance tools that can be used to optimize the performance of the system and to keep it working at maximum possible efficiency. Like all other operating systems, even Windows 7 requires a hard disk. There are very large numbers of system files on Windows 7 and these would have to be copied to the hard disk from the installation disc for Windows 7 to work. However, in some cases, the hard disk on your Windows 7 system may have to be formatted. Formatting is the process with which all the data on the hard disk is removed and the hard disk is made fresh. The hard disk on your Windows 7 system would have to be formatted in cases such as system getting infected by bad malware that cannot be removed, corruption of the OS, and registry errors coming up with the OS source of which cannot be located etc.
Following details give users more information regarding tips to format hard disk of Windows 7:
- Data backup
- Select same partition
- Ensure power backup
Formatting can remove all traces of data on your Windows 7 system and this includes all files, folders, applications, themes etc. Windows 7 users formatting the hard disk of the system are therefore suggested to create a backup of all data on the system on to a separate media. By doing so, the data would not be lost and that they can be put back to system after formatting the hard disk.
Select same partition
When formatting the hard disk on your Windows 7 system, it is suggested that the partitions of the hard disk are formatted in the same volume type. There are mainly two types of partitions FAT and NTFS. Users are advised to check the partition type and then format accordingly. As NTFS is more stable than FAT, Windows 7 users are recommended to format the hard disk in this format.
Before starting with the formatting of hard disk on Windows 7 system, users are advised to ensure that the system has enough and power backup. The format process of the hard disk on your Windows 7 system must not be disturbed at any cost. Any power related interruptions during the hard disk format would cause corruption of the partition.
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