I did felt a hint of fear the first time I planned to do it. I know my folks would get mad at me if they find out I have a huge paperweight standing at my room. I don’t have the means of replacing a dead PC at that time.
My eagerness and excitement actually didn’t put me to sleep. Instead, I went on with high hopes of success.
My formatting experience involved Windows 95 as my initial operating system (OS) that required the aide of a bootable floppy disk. That was way too prehistoric if you may say. Today, there are better options of installing a Windows operating system. DVDs and flash drives are among our best options. And yeah! After discovering how to install one through a removable drive, I had always make use of it.
It took me several times to do the work before I finally get the hang of it and do the same even with my eyes closed.
Many of us has aspired to do the formatting of their desktop PC on their own. Customizing the way we use our computers has always been the strongest factor for doing it. Besides, finding a trustworthy tech person is way too difficult and more or less expensive for some of us.
If you like to immerse in the formatting task, before you proceed I have a few reminders for you.
- Make sure that you made a back-up of your important files. Better to do it on an external hard drive or any similar devices. This should be your initial task before you plan to do a complete reset of your desktop computer.
- You need to install all other programs after the format process. Which means, you can not make a backup of your installed programs. It is necessary for you to have a copy of the installation disks or setup files of your chosen apps before you decide to proceed with the format phase.
- Make sure you all have the “working” installer disks for your operating system (Windows), hardware drivers, and third party applications that you need. Or else you may need to purchase or download a working copy from the Internet if possible.
- Give enough time for you to learn, understand and complete the whole process. Rushing into portions of the formatting task will only leave you with an unreliable desktop PC.
- Expect the unexpected! There is a strong chance that your formatting may fail in some point due to some hardware malfunction or even a wrong configuration.
- Better to ask for some assistance from someone who is able to guide and teach you on the whole process if you have doubts on going on yourself.