Formatting in Lenovo® Ideacentre Q150 - 40815AU
What is the need to format the Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40815AU?
Formatting can be best explained as a process in which all of the data on a storage medium is completely erased so as to make it fresh. All computers including your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40815AU can be easily formatted. In case, the users want to change the Operating System, then system have to be formatted. Users are also suggested to format the system before giving it to a secondary user as formatting will remove all the files which helps to maintain privacy. There may be times during system use, when your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40815AU have to be formatted. Some of them include problems caused by malware, recurring errors coming up with the use of the system, problems caused by rogue applications that cannot be removed in any other way, corruption of the installed OS, complicated issues with the registry of the system etc.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information on the consequences of formatting Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40815AU:
- Total data loss
- Extra OS purchase
- Reduces life of hard disk
Total data loss
Formatting your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40815AU will wipe off all data present on the system. This means that all files, folders, applications, themes and drivers installed on the system can be lost. Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40815AU users are therefore recommended to backup all data on the system before formatting so that the data can be copied back to the system once the formatting is over.
Extra OS purchase
Although your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40815AU comes pre-loaded with genuine Windows OS, the installation disk of the OS may not be provided with the purchase of the system. This implies that after the system is formatted (complete removal of OS) the genuine copy of the Operating System have to be purchased to get the system back the way it was.
The hard disk on your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40815AU has been built to last for many years. Every hard disk has a life and once the life period is completed, hard disk have to be replaced. The frequency of format has considerable effect on the life of the hard disk and Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40815AU. Users must remember not to format the hard disk for small issues as it may drastically reduce the life of the hard disk.