If delete all partitions and overwrite all sectors on the hard disk will the laptop still work?

Michele_13

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If delete all partitions and overwrite all sectors on the hard disk will the laptop still work?
Will I be able to use the laptop or will it be toast with nothing on it?
 

COLGeek

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Some laptops (many in fact) come with a recovery partition to allow you to reload, as if it just came out of the box. In other cases, you'll need the install media to re-install the OS (DVD). What make/model is your laptop?
 

COLGeek

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Windows 10 is superior to Windows 8, in every way. However, if you decide to go back to Win 8, you should contact Toshiba for the recovery media for your system. Installing that will remove everything from your system and restore it as if you just bought it.

Personally, I would stick with Win 10 and sort out whatever performance issues you are having.
 
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