By Cherry / Last Updated April 24, 2020

Why you want to format Windows 10 laptop?

When you use your Windows 10 laptop, you may meet many problems that you need to format Windows 10 laptop to solve those problems. For example, when you re-allocate a new partition on local hard drive, you need to format it so that you can use it normally. But how to format drives on Windows 10 laptop?

How to format Windows 10 laptop?

There are many ways for formatting Windows 10 laptop. Here we will introduce you the top two ways to format hard drive in Windows 10 laptop.

Format Windows 10 laptop in Windows Explorer

You can see the drives in My Computer. To format laptop hard drive in Windows 10, here you can open My Computer (This PC), select the drive you want to format, right click it, and then, click Format... at the pop out menu.

Wndows 10 Format

Then, set the specific format operations in the next screenshot and tick the boxQuick Format. Click Start.

Quick Format

It will pop out a dialog box to remind you that the format will delete all data on your the drive, thus, if there is some important data on the drive, backup them before formatting.


However, you cannot use the Windows Explorer to format drive if it has been set up write protection. Thus, how to format Windows 10 laptop successfully?

Format Windows 10 laptop with AOMEI Partition Assistant

AOMEI Partition Assistant is a great disk management that can help you manage your laptop hard drive and desktop hard drive in Windows 10/8/7 better than Windows Disk Management. You can use it to resize partition, merge partitions, create partition, delete partition, format partition, etc. All operations are simple and easy to learn. Here you can follow the steps to format partitions on your Windows 10 laptop.

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. You will see the basic environment of your hard drive on your Windows 10 laptop. Then, select the drive you want to format, right click it and select Format Partition.

Format Partition

Step2.Then, you can formatting the partition you selected in the following screenshot. You can format FAT 32 into NTFS, or format NTFS in to FAT 32. You should know that format the partition will destroy all the data on the partition. Click OK.


Step3. You will see that the partition you selected has already been empty and been formatted into the file system you set up before. Click Applyto execute it.


With AOMEI Partition Assistant, how to format Windows 10 laptop becomes a simple question. If you want to clean the whole hard drive, the feature Wipe Hard Drive will delete all partitions and all data on the selected hard drive. AOMEI Partition Assistant is a great partition manager and it is worth to use.