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how to format an HP computer

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how to format an Hp computer and what does formant meand and do?

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banhien
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@tommydin

 

Do you mean to fomat HDD of a computer ?

 

>>> what does formant meand and do?

 

Hope the following link explains a bit more

 

   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_formatting

 

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tommydin
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i meant how  to format a computer and a disk

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Hi

 

What end result do you want?

 

Install a new operating system or just prepare a usb stick for first use?

 

 

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@tommydin

You don't format a "computer"; instead, you format a "drive" -- as was explained in the link that was provided.

You need to tell us what kind of "drive" you want to format: Hard Disk or Floppy Disk -- as the procedures are different for both.

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Thanks for you suggestion i don't  know what i will do at present

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Thanks  for  reply and explanation. I just wanted to know what all this meant since i am not a tech person.

How would this effect my current drives and it is not a floppy disk.

 

Thanks again

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@tommydin

In terms of how it would affect your current drives -- any "drive" you reformat will be completely erased, removing all the files and folders from that "drive".

If you were to do this with your Windows OS drive, that would essentially render your PC unusable because the OS would be gone.

But ... you could then boot your PC from Windows Installation Media (USB or DVD) and install Windows to the drive -- if that is why you are asking this question.

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Thanks i will keep it as it is 

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