How do I format my Windows laptop using a flash drive?

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How do I format my laptop using a flash drive?

  1. Jeffery Fabish
    September 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    1.) Burn a Linux Live CD. You can use Pen Drive Linux to burn the ISO to a USB. You can use a number of different distributions but GParted offers a Live Distro.

    2.) Boot from the USB and run the GParted utility. If your system doesn't boot from the USB immediately, you'll have to edit the boot priority in your BIOS, to prefer a USB drive instead of the hard drive. 

    3.) In GParted find your NTFS partition and "Format to: " and chose a file system to format it to. If you want to install Windows on it again, just chose NTFS.

    • Fems_pogi
      September 9, 2011 at 4:13 am

      Thanks again Jeffery.  I will try this Gparted.

      • Tina
        September 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

        Let us know how it works out for you. Thanks!