Will reformatting laptop speed it up

  spotthebraincell 08:02 16 Sep 2015
Locked

We have a laptop that runs very slow and wonder if reformatting it would help. If so, how do I go about doing it? We have transferred everything we need onto a new laptop. Thanks

  onthelimit1 08:46 16 Sep 2015

Which laptop and what operating system? Some have a built in restore partition, others need the Windows or manufacturers disk.

Reformatting using the built in partition or manufacturers disk is easy as they include all required drivers.

A 'raw' reinstall using the Windows disk is a bit more problematical as drivers have to be found from various (usually the manufacturer's) websites.

  onthelimit1 08:47 16 Sep 2015

Oh, and yes - a reformat usually makes a big difference - I do all my PCs once a year!

  spotthebraincell 09:57 16 Sep 2015

thanks onthelimit1 it's an Advent Monza E1 running Windows 7. It was a shop soiled one and didn't come with any disks. How do I find out if it has a built in restore partition?

  onthelimit1 11:37 16 Sep 2015

See Para 2 here.

  spotthebraincell 13:32 16 Sep 2015

Excellent, many thanks, I'll have a look when I get back home.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Officially Launches In The UK

Moving Brands on 20 years of bringing life to brands - and keeping their brand socially responsible

Mac mini 2018 review

Les meilleurs écouteurs et casques Bluetooth (2018)