How to Format Windows 7 Laptop?

April 1, 2017

How to format Windows 7 laptop without installation CD? This article will show you the best way to format Windows 7 laptop easily by taking use of some windows software.



I have a laptop, Dell Inspiron 1525, with in Windows 7. It’s been running a little slow here recently, so I want to give it a good clean-up. However, I have a small problem that I have no installation CD for Windows 7. Is there possible that format Windows 7 laptop without the installation CD?”

As the Scenario said, when your laptop runs slower and slower, or when your laptop has a virus, you may need to consider to format the laptop hard drive and reinstall operating system so that it can run faster.

How to solve the problem?

Usually, people wants to factory reset their laptop when they meet those problems. If you have a recovery disc, then, it would be easier. However, most laptops do not come with recovery discs any more, but a recovery partition, which is used to reinstall the operating system in the event of a system crash.

Originally, recovery partition is a hidden part of the hard drive which safely stores a complete copy of Windows, drivers, and extra programs. With the recovery partition, you can simply return your laptop to the exactly state that you had it in the fist time. Unfortunately, some of laptop do not have the recovery partition either, and you cannot use it to reset your Windows 7 laptop.

How to format Windows 7 laptop?

Besides using recovery partition to reset your Windows 7 laptop, you can also try to format the laptop hard drive and then, reinstall Windows 7 to your laptop. But how to format Windows 7 laptop?

For how to clean up Windows 7 laptop, here we highly recommend you the software AOMEI Partition Assistant, which provides you a simple way to format Windows 7 laptop--you can use the Wipe hard drive to clean up the whole disk on your laptop. But before you do, there are something you need to do first.

Download AOMEI Backupper.

● Using AOMEI Backupper to create a bootable media. When the hard drive has been wiped, you cannot boot from the hard drive, thus, the bootable media can help you boot your computer successfully.

● You need to use AOMEI Backupper to create system repair disc, and backup hard drive first, so that you can recovery all data from the backup image.

Then, you can download AOMEI Partition Assistant free, install and launch it. It will show you the basic environment of your hard drive. AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to format a partition, or the entire hard drive. Here, we right click the hard disk, and select Wipe hard drive to clean up the whole disk.

Wipe Hard Drive

Then, it will pop out a window that you can set up the how many times to wipe the hard drive.

Wipe Times

Then, it will remind you that the hard drive you wiped contain the system partition, and it will not boot after formation.


Confirm that and click Apply at the toolbar.


After formatting Windows 7 laptop, you can use the bootable media you created with AOMEI Backupper to restore your computer to an earlier date.