Can i format windows7 ultimate without installation disk?

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  1. 60cent

    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    I saw on youtube some guys format there computer manually,so i wonder if it´s true or not.
    They go to command and then write something like /s /h *.* /h /s
     
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  2. acetone802000

    acetone802000 MDL Member

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    yes we can :p

    Windows key + R (or start menu -> run)

    CMD + Enter

    Format d: (if you want to format d: drive)
     
  3. 60cent

    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    I tried this,but it writes
    ACCESS DENIED AS YOU DO NOT HAVE SUFFICENT PRIVILEGES
    YOU HAVE TO INVOKE THIS UTILITY RUNNING IN ELEVATED MODE
     
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    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    Is that everything i need to do?
    I know how to format with installation disk,but i dont have one now so im not sure how this goes.
    So,when i run it as administrator will it format right away, or do i need more to steps?
     
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  5. acetone802000

    acetone802000 MDL Member

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    in w98, there was an command : Unlock / lock but don't exist anymore :s

    Sorry i have no idea (for the moment :p)
     
  6. 60cent

    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    I´ve got windows 7 Ultimate

    My Computer Performance

    System Manufacturer/Model number
    MSI/MS 7636
    OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Motherboard
    Intel(R)Core(TM)i3
    CPU
    540@3.07GHZ(4CPUs),~3.1GHz
    Memory
    4096MB RAM
    DirektX Version
    DirektX 11
    Graphic card
    ATI RADEON HD 5700 series
    Approx.memory 2737MB
    Current Display Mode 1920x1080 HD (64-bit)(60Hz)
    Monitor
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Manufacturer VIEWSONIC 22inch
    Sounds
    2x Speakers(Realtek High Definition Audio)
     
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  7. 60cent

    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    I want to format my whole windows 7
    I dont have any important files i need to backup
     
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  8. 60cent

    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    sorry,but what do you mean with (operating system)?
     
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  9. 60cent

    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks to yall, but first i´ll try to learn my pc a little bit better, before doing anything like this.:confused:

    P.S. how do you put( Quote Originally Posted by nero100 View Post
    sorry,but what do you mean with (operating system)in box ?:eek:
     
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  10. urie

    urie Moderator
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    @ nero100, before you go formatting your hard drive is this a branded machine i,e, Dell, HP, Acer e.c.t did your computer come with windows 7 preinstalled you may have a recovery partition i suggest you try and learn more about your computer first before formatting also you need to get drivers e.c.t first.
     
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    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    My brand is altos, i´ve got drivers,but my windows was preinstalled and i didn´t get any windows installation disk
     
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    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    thanks alot acrsn for your help
     
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