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Windows 7: how to format windows 7 starter?

03 Apr 2011   #1

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how to format windows 7 starter?

helo everyone..

i got a problem regarding my netbook.Its getting slowly and i think it have a viruses. i would like to format it but i don't know how because i'm using windows 7 starter. Please give me a guideline to solve my problem.. Thanks

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03 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

Hello there,you can repair your Windows using this tutorial
Repair Install
or do a Clean install of Windows 7
Clean Install Windows 7
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03 Apr 2011   #3

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Do a Clean Install Windows 7 .

Before going for the clean install, better you optimize your hard drive for renstallation as you suspect a virus . Follow the tutorial SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation .
This will show how to remove all existing data from a Solid State Drive (SSD) or a Hard Disk Drive (HDD), it'll work for both, then how to create a partition and then format that partition before install begins so that you have a clean drive to start the installation with.
BTW, there are many causes for a computer getting slow other than viruses . You may check how many programs are starting up alongwith windows and running in the background . Press windows key ard "r" simultaneously to get the run window . Type msconfig there .... and hit enter . Look at the startup tab of the resulting window .... if there are some unnecessary elements in the startup folder, you may disable those .

For the virus issue, download , install and upgrade Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and run it .
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03 Apr 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello fishesgurl, welcome to Seven Forums!

There may be a hidden factory recovery partition built into the PC that will take the system back to an out-of-the-box state, what make/model is the PC or if you post a snip of the maximized Windows disk management we would be able to see if it's there.
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In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

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03 Apr 2011   #5

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