Formatting in Lenovo® Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU
What is the need to format your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU?
Formatting can be described as a process in which all of the data on a system/data storage medium is deleted or wiped off. Formatting is a fairly simple process and even users with very little computer knowledge can undertake the task. Your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU can be formatted very easily to make the system fresh. Your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU have to be formatted in case the Operating System installed on the system is to be changed. Formatting is also advised if the user is giving the system to another user for temporary use so as to keep the privacy of the data on the system intact. There are many situations where formatting your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU becomes absolutely necessary. Some of them include problems caused by a malware that cannot be removed by any malware removal tool/ antivirus, complicated registry issues making working on the system difficult/impossible, corruption of OS etc.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information on the consequences of formatting Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU:
- Additional OS purchase
- Complete data loss
- Reduces life of hard disk
Additional OS purchase
Formatting Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU removes the genuine OS that comes preloaded with the purchase of the system. The installation disk of the genuine OS might not be provided with the system and this implies that Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU users have to purchase additional copy of genuine Windows OS to get the system back to proper working condition after completing the format.
Complete data loss
All Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU users formatting their systems must remember that formatting wipes off all data on the system. The data loss may include files, folders, applications and drivers that have been installed on the system. Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU users are therefore advised to backup all data on the system including setup files of applications and drivers in a separate media so that once the formatting has been completed, data can be copied back to the system.
Although the hard disk on your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU is of very high quality and build to last for many years, it has a certain life period. The life of the hard disk in your Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 - 40816AU is determined by the frequency of formats. This implies that repeated formatting reduces the life of the hard disk and users are recommended not to format the hard disk for small issues.