How to format Windows 7 without CD

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Format Windows 7 without CD using recovery partition

If you want to find out how to format Windows 7 without CD using the recovery partition you must first make sure that this is present on the hard disk.

To do this, you must restart your computer and press the combination of keys indicated for the operation as soon as the first power-on screen (the one with the manufacturer's logo) appears. The key combination to use varies from computer to computer, however it usually is Alt + F10 or F9. If you can't access your computer's recovery partition, try searching for the right key combination by typing in Google model recovery partition of your laptop taking care to insert instead of model of your laptop your computer model.



If, on the other hand, when the computer is restarted, no indication appears regarding the recovery partition and if after having carried out a search on the Internet you could not find any information about it, I am sorry to tell you but most likely your computer does not have one. In this case, do not despair, you can skip to reading the following lines to find out immediately how to format Windows 7 without CD using a USB stick.

After you have accepted the fact that the recovery partition is present on the hard disk of your computer and once you have accessed it, the installation process of Windows 7 should start. To complete the operation in question in the screen that will be shown to you first click on NEXT and then Install.

In case you are asked, indicate the edition of Windows 7 you want to install on your computer and then click again on NEXT. Proceed by placing the check mark next to the item I accept the license conditions and by clicking on the button NEXT to accept the terms of use of the operating system.



Now click on the button Custom (expert users) and select the partition where your Windows is currently installed. Click on the entry Drive options (advanced) located at the bottom right and first click on Format and then OK to format Windows 7 without CD.

Then click NEXT to start the installation of Windows 7 and then wait for the first part of the process to complete. Please note that in most cases it takes about 15 minutes after which the computer restarts by itself.

After restarting, do not press any key when the message appears on the screen Press any key to boot from CD-ROM or DVD-ROM ... but wait a few moments for the installation of Windows 7 to complete automatically.

Format Windows 7 without CD using USB stick

If, on the other hand, you want to find out how to format Windows 7 without CD by creating an operating system installation USB stick, the steps you need to perform are slightly different from those seen in the previous lines but still quite simple.

To begin with, you need to get a USB stick for at least 4 GB it's a'ISO image of the installation DVD Windows 7. If you do not know where to find the Seven ISO image, you can look for it on the sites that allow legal download (to be able to install it you will then need to use your license code). Alternatively, you can create it yourself from a computer equipped with a DVD player. To learn more about it, you can consult my guide on how to extract ISO files from DVDs and CDs.


After having found all the necessary "tools" to be able to format Windows 7 without CD click here in order to connect to the main page of the software 7 Windows USB / DVD Download Tool, a small program that is used, in fact, to create a USB stick for the installation of Windows 7. Then press the button download for free to start the download procedure on your computer.



Once the download is complete, open the installation package Windows7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool-Installer-en-US.exe and click in sequence on Run, Nextinstall e Finish to finish the setup.

Proceed now by double clicking on the Windows 7 USB / DVD Download tool icon that has been added to the desktop or search for the program by accessing the section All programs of the menu visible by pressing the button Home of Windows.

Once the program window appears on the desktop, click the button KATEGORIEN located in its main screen to select the Windows 7 ISO image to use to create your installation USB stick. Then click on NextUSB Device e Start Copying to start copying files from the ISO image to the pen drive.


At this point, you can format your computer normally by booting from the USB stick, but to do this you need to set the USB port as the primary boot device in the BIOS instead of the computer hard disk or DVD drive. . If you don't know how to do this you can read my guide on how to enter the BIOS and change the computer boot order. I assure you that it is a much simpler operation than you imagine.

After booting the key, wait for all the files necessary for the installation of Windows to be loaded, then follow the instructions I have already given you in the previous lines to complete the procedure by which to format Windows 7 without CD.

How to format Windows 7 without CD


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