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Windows 7: what should i do before formatting toshiba laptop

19 Feb 2013   #1

window 7 home premium 32bit
what should i do before formatting toshiba laptop

i've keep my important files into external pendrive. so whats next? could i just format it then?
im very confused.
1. backup is just to safeguard the files i need right?
2. what exactly is recovery image?
3. do i have to make a setup disk or something?

all i thought is that laptop work like handphone. u could just reset it to system factory default and simple as that. or im so wrong? please someone correct me and teach me what i should do!

*using toshiba satellite m500
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19 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64


If you have backed up all your data externally, I would perform a clean install by carefully following this:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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19 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

1. Yes
2. System Image Recovery
3. No
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19 Feb 2013   #4

window 7 home premium 32bit

im confused by certain things mentioned in the clean reinstall.
could someone just simply it for me =(
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20 Feb 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional

Dude, its a Toshiba, you're better running an OEM restore, hope you have or created the recovery disks.
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20 Feb 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Try this, print it out first so your can refer to it.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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