Windows 10: How do I format my Windows 10 gaming computer safely?

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  1. SebSør Win User

    How do I format my Windows 10 gaming computer safely?


    Hi,


    I want to format my gaming computer since it is running slower due to a lot of content downloaded onto it. But I have heard some stories that formatting will also delete Windows 10 completely and you need a backup of it. If possible, how do I format my computer without Windows 10 being deleted, and also just to clarify; the purpose of formatting is to make space and delete "junk" on a machine, right?


    Hoping for some quick answers.

    :)
     
    SebSør, Jul 16, 2020
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    How do I install windows 10 without harming my windows 7?


    Here's what I suggest you to do:
    1. From Windows 7, download & Install Macrium Reflect Free. Connect one of your new 500GB HD and clone your current Windows 7 to it. Follow step 1,2,3 from the screen shot:

    How do I format my Windows 10 gaming computer safely? [​IMG]


    1. Disconnect your current Windows 7 then boot up with the new cloned copy of Windows 7
    2. Upgrade it to Windows 10 so it will be fully activated.
    3. If you decide to keep Windows 10 then do a fresh install of Windows 10. If not, disconnect the 500GB HD containing Windows 10 then re-connect your Windows 7
    4. You are back to where it was before.
     
    topgundcp, Jul 16, 2020
    #2
  3. Computer makes buzzing and lags my games Windows 10

    Hi,

    This issue may arise due to: outdated drivers or third party conflicts.

    In order to help you better, could you please confirm a couple of things.

    • What is the make and model of the computer?
    • How are you playing the game? Is it through app or online game?
    • Do you get any error message while playing the game?
    • Is this issue specific to particular game or all?
    • Have you made any changes to your computer prior to this issue?

    I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Follow the below steps.

    Steps 1: I suggest you to install all the latest pending Windows updates as below and check if it helps.

    • Go to “settings” and click on “update and security”.
    • Under tab “Windows update”, click on the icon “check for updates”.
    • Then once you find the pending updates install it and check.

    Step 2: I suggest you to place your computer in Clean Boot state as below and check whether the issue persists or not.

    Clean Boot state helps in identifying if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue.

    Follow the article How to perform a clean boot in Windows in the below link and check if it helps:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135
    (Applies to Windows 10 as well).

    NOTE: Once you perform clean boot do refer to the section
    “How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting” to boot the computer in normal mode.

    Method 2: I suggest you to Update display drivers
    and check if it helps.

    To Update display driver, please follow these steps:

    • Press Windows + X keys and click
      Device manager.
    • Click to expand Display adapters, right click the adapter and click
      Update.
    • Restart the computer and the basic driver will be updated automatically.

    If still the issue persist then I suggest you to download the install the Display drivers from manufactures website for Windows 10 and check if it helps.

    Please get back to us with an update on this issue, we will be happy to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Karthicka_R, Jul 16, 2020
    #3
  4. Fernandz Win User

    How do I format my Windows 10 gaming computer safely?

    How To Format A Write Protected Flash Memory ?

    ¿You already tried this one?...

    Run CMD


    1. diskpart
    2. list disk

    Then in the 3º step, put the correct number of disk in the list for the usb flash (if it's listed in disk 3, then you'll have to write select disk 3).

    2. select disk #
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    with that commands you will format the flash drive in fat32, if you have a large drive you can select also "format fs=ntfs" in step 7.

    good luck!
     
    Fernandz, Jul 16, 2020
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