Uninstall Windows® XP® in HP All-in-One 200t Series
The method of uninstalling Windows XP depends upon the circumstances within the computer system. If your system has multiple operating systems in it, you could uninstall Windows XP by restarting the computer system and logging on to the Administrator account. After that enter into the ‘Control Panel’ and remove Windows XP from ‘Add/Remove Programs’. After removing Windows XP, your computer would reboot to existing operating system. If Uninstall Windows XP is not in the ‘Add/Remove Programs’, you need to uninstall Windows XP manually. If you are uninstalling Windows XP as a part of upgrading the operating system, you just need to start the installation procedure for the new operating system. Installation of new one would automatically remove Windows XP from your computer system.
Some of the things you should keep in mind while uninstalling Windows XP in All-in-One 200t series desktops are described below:
- Backup important files
- Restart system in Safe Mode
- Verify the Drivers after Uninstall
Backup important files
If your system runs only on Windows XP then uninstalling of it would lead to data loss from the system. You should backup all the needed data including personal data, additional software, and driver software to an external storage. You could save it on any other partition of the computer system itself or could use an optical disk. You must make sure that your private data are not made accessible to others while saving it.
Restart system in Safe Mode
While uninstalling Windows XP, you need to restart the computer system and enter into the Safe Mode. You could do it by pressing F8 button during the boot time. Safe Mode allows running of only the critical software for the functioning of operating system. This would ensure you a safe un-installation of Windows XP without any interventions.
There might be more than one operating system existing on your system. After uninstalling Windows XP from the system you need to make sure that the drivers are functioning properly with the existing operating system. You could upgrade certain device drivers with the upgraded operating system after uninstalling Windows XP.