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abdulaziz
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i want to format my own laptop

Hello 

i have my own laptop and its need to be formated is the IT can help me with that . i can format it by myself but i really need windows CD to do that dosent mattar if it 7 or 8 ? 

 

thank you 


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JackDouma
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Re: i want to format my own laptop

Hi Abdul,

 

If you want to format your laptop's harddrive on Windows 7, you can follow this step by step guide at this URL: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ss/format-hard-drive-windows-7-tutorial.htm#step1

 

Most of the steps (if not all) are the same for Windows 8/8.1.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Jack

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Ahutch0
Moderator

Re: i want to format my own laptop

Hi abdulaziz!

Thanks for posting!

 

As it is a personal device, any formatting/re-imaging will not be supported by RMIT ITS.
That being said, we can offer some advice.

The guide JackDouma posted above is a good start.

If your hard drive has been separated into different partitions (a C: and a D: for example) the Disk Management tool will let
you format the partition from within Windows.
However, as the guide states on page 3, you cannot format/wipe the partition that has Windows installed on it with this tool. This
would mean that, using the example above, the D: would be fine to wipe clean but C: could not be.

If you want to wipe the entire laptop and start from scratch, you'd need a Windows CD/DVD/image to reinstall the operating system.
You'd likely also need to locate and re-install the drivers for your various pieces of hardware (video card, webcam, etc) once the format had been performed.

 

Regards,
Adam

 

 

 

 

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JackDouma
New Contributor

Re: i want to format my own laptop

Hi Abdul,

 

If you want to format your laptop's harddrive on Windows 7, you can follow this step by step guide at this URL: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ss/format-hard-drive-windows-7-tutorial.htm#step1

 

Most of the steps (if not all) are the same for Windows 8/8.1.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Jack

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Ahutch0
Moderator

Re: i want to format my own laptop

Hi abdulaziz!

Thanks for posting!

 

As it is a personal device, any formatting/re-imaging will not be supported by RMIT ITS.
That being said, we can offer some advice.

The guide JackDouma posted above is a good start.

If your hard drive has been separated into different partitions (a C: and a D: for example) the Disk Management tool will let
you format the partition from within Windows.
However, as the guide states on page 3, you cannot format/wipe the partition that has Windows installed on it with this tool. This
would mean that, using the example above, the D: would be fine to wipe clean but C: could not be.

If you want to wipe the entire laptop and start from scratch, you'd need a Windows CD/DVD/image to reinstall the operating system.
You'd likely also need to locate and re-install the drivers for your various pieces of hardware (video card, webcam, etc) once the format had been performed.

 

Regards,
Adam

 

 

 

 

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Shoaib
Occasional Contributor

Re: i want to format my own laptop

If you don't /  cannot install from the system partitions, there are 2 options.

 

1st Option is DreamSpark

For students studying in an IT course that has been approved by their school's DreamSpark co-coordinator are eligible for access to DreamSpark.

 

2nd Option

Assuming most OS software is pre-installed AKA OEM.

 

If you have an OEM version of Windows (Pre-installed Operating System), you will need to contact your computer manufacturer and request a set of recovery disks. 

 

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/how-to-order-replacement-...

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