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How to Format Windows 7 Without CD

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It’s the era of cloud computing and internet products. So who needs a CD anymore? Except that Microsoft still wants you to use a CD. If you want to know how to format Windows 7 without a CD, this article can help. You need to format your software to restore a drive to a newly installed state. Once you format, is becomes easy for you to store more data and increase the speed of your system.

NOTE: When you restore windows computers to factory settings, you will lose all your data. Before doing so, always remember to back up your data.

Methods to format Windows 7 without CD

Method 1

Reset your computer from recovery partition

Few computers have a recovery partition that allow users to restore their system to default settings.

Follow these steps to do so

  • Open file explorer by pressing windows logo and E at the same time on your keyboard
  • Now right-click computer, then select manage
  • You will see storage option click that
  • Choose disk management
  • Under the disk management find recovery partition
  • Click on recovery partition and follow the instructions
  •  Turn off your computer, then disconnect all peripherals from your computer
  • Press thepower button to turn on your computer, then, before the Windows logo appears, repeatedly press theRecovery Keyon your keyboard
  • At last, follow the on-screen instructions to reset your computer

Method 2

Format Windows 7 to factory settings via “Control Panel”

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  • Click start button and then choose control panel
  • Choose system and security
  • You will see Backup and Restore displayed on the new page, select that
  • In the Backup and Restore window, click on the Recover system settings or your computer.
  • Now, select Advanced recovery methods
  • You will see 2 options
  • Restore files from a system image backup 
  • Return Your Computer to Factory Condition
  • Choose the second one
  • Now again you have 2 options
  • create a Back up now
  • 2nd option will be Skip.

If you want to make a backup, click the first one. Or you can click skip

  • Click the Restart button to reboot your Windows 7 laptop and to start the factory reset process

After this your system will shut down and restart. You will receive a new notification asking to select a keyboard input method.

  • Click ‘Next’
  • You will see 3 more options
  • Restore operation system to factory default.
  • Restore operating systems and Retain user data
  • Exit
  • select Restore operation system to factory default
  • Then click Next and again Next and at last Ok

We have provided you with two methods through which you can format, or factory reset your system. You don’t need a CD now!!

Hopefully, this article helps you out.

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Mansi Gupta
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