By Cherry / Last Updated May 15, 2020

Why you want to reformat Alienware?

Scenario: A computer user said that his Alienware M11x laptop got a virus, and he restored it from a Windows update a few days before the virus struck. However, he cannot open Alienware command center anymore and the laptop ran slow. So, he want to reformat Alienware to optimize the performance, but still keep all data on the hard drive. How does he format his hard drive and then, put all programs back onto his computer?

As the Scenario said, sometimes you need to reformat hard drive to solve those kind of problems. You can reformat Alienware hard drive to kill the virus, or restore the bad sectors. But, there is an important thing that you need to note: reformat Alienware hard drive will erase or delete all data on the hard drive. When you reformat your Alienware hard drive, you can reinstall an operation system to use it again.

How to reformat Alienware hard drive and keep the old programs on?

Format/reformat hard drive would delete or erase all data on the hard drive. That once you reformat the system hard drive, you need to reinstall system to use the computer again. Fortunately, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant professional which can help you reformat hard drive on Windows 10/8/7 simply. You can use it to format a specified partition, or wipe the entire hard drive. You can save all data from your programs before reformatting by Disk Copy Wizard.

Well, Alienware reformat steps are list below:

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Select the partition you want to reformat on your Alienware hard drive, right click it, selectFormat Partition.

Format Partition

Step2.It will pop out a window to remind you that the data on the partition would be erased or deleted. So if you have important data on the partition, please back them up first.


Step3. Finally, you will back to the main interface. Click Apply, and the partition will be formatted.

If you need to reformat the entire hard drive, you can right click the hard drive, select Wipe Hard Drive.

Wipe Hard Drive

It will erase all data on the hard drive so that it will become a brand new hard drive to reuse. Specify the number of times to wipe the hard drive.

Wipe Number

Then, it will remind you that the disk contains the system partition. If the system partition is deleted, you computer won’t start next time. Click Yes.


Back to the main interface and click Apply to submit the task.


If you reformat the system partition, then you must reinstall operating system. Then, you can use the cleaned hard drive to create new partition or do other things.

How to reformat Alienware hard drive in Windows 10/8/7? The AOMEI Partition Assistant gives you the best way. Besides, you can use this software to reformat NTFS to FAT32, and vice versa, even convert NFTS to FAT32 without losing data. If you are a Windows Server user, the AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is suitable for you to manage your hard drives.