How to Format a Laptop
There are several reasons why you may want to format your laptop. This action is equivalent to resetting the hard drive of the computer and completely erasing the data present there. In this article, we offer several tips for understanding the slow issues that affect your PC and how to format your laptop if the cleaning work is insufficient.
My laptop is slow, why ?
There are many reasons why a PC slows down. In general, this is due to its user, and more particularly to software installed and downloaded from the internet. Your PC could thus, without you even knowing it, be infected by spam software, that is to say advertising, which interfere with your Windows system. If you are affected by this phenomenon, it is better to uninstall unnecessary software. To do this, install the CCleaner software, locate the recently installed and unknown software and remove them. Then do a Windows error scan and repair. Finally, use the CCleaner again to start a full cleaning.
If despite this cleaning work, the performance of the PC remains unsatisfactory, we will detail how to format your PC after a backup of your important files.
Recover and backup files from your pc
There are different ways to back up and recover files from your computer. There are several supports such as OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive, among the best known. Another solution is to backup all of your personal files so that they can then be placed in your new Windows. To do this, go to your workstation then to your “local disk (C)”, then to the “Users” tab. Open your personal folder, check its contents and keep the important files. Copy the folder and place it aside on your USB drive or another disk. This way, the files that are most important to you can then be transferred to the computer.
Configure your laptop easily
It is important to note that the configuration of the laptop will depend on the use you have of your device. Indeed, whether you use your pc for gaming or rather for office automation and multimedia the configuration will be different. Depending on the different versions of Windows, the configuration may also change, which is why we will focus on an example configuration of a laptop PC in Windows 10 for office and multimedia use.
In a very simple way and in just a few clicks, you just need to:
- Click on the “start” button at the bottom left of the screen,
- Select the “parameters” tab,
- A window is displayed, click on “Update and security”,
- Click on “recovery” (left menu),
- On the right of the screen, click on “reset this pc”, then click on “start”,
- For the complete formatting of the hard disk, click on “delete all”,
- Click on “delete files and clean the drive”,
- Message “ready to reset this PC”: click on reset.
The configuration is done automatically, wait until Windows returns to find a cleaned and empty desktop.
All you have to do is install the applications you are missing and reintegrate your files to use your pc!
Whether you’re using a new PC for the first time or yours is experiencing slowdowns, laptop formatting can be very effective in avoiding the hassles of daily use of your device. The method to follow may seem pointed but it is only on this condition that you will obtain a perfect formatting without losing any file, and that you will find the speed of your pc. Thanks to our simple advice, you can now enjoy your pc as you see fit