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3 Ways to Format Hard Disk Partitions in Windows 8/8.1

It is necessary to format hard disk partitions for the purpose of erasing all data, eliminating computer virus and so forth. If you have no idea how to do that, this article summarizes three methods in detail.


1. Before formatting a hard disk partition, make sure you have copied the useful data in it.

2. Do not format another non-targeted hard disk partition by mistake.

Video guide on how to format hard disk partitions in Windows 8:

Way 1: Format a hard disk partition in Computer.

Step 1: Use Windows+E hotkeys to open Computer.

Step 2: Right-click the hard disk you would like to format, and choose Format in the context menu.

Step 3: Tap Start in the next dialog box.

Step 4: Choose OK in the WARNING dialog to confirm and begin formatting.

Way 2: Format a hard disk partition in Computer Management.

Step 1: Open Computer Management.

Step 2: Click Disk Management to access it.

Step 3: Right-tap a hard disk on the top and select Format to move on.

Or you can right-click a hard disk in the middle and choose Format.

Step 4: Select OK in the small edit window.

Step 5: Tap OK to continue.

Way 3: Format a hard drive in Disk Management.

Step 1: Go to Search panel by Windows+F hotkeys, input format hard disk in the empty box, choose Settings and click Create and format hard disk partitions in the results.

Step 2: As the Disk Management window appears, right-click a hard drive and select Format.

Step 3: Follow the last two steps of the second method to finish the operation.

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