Uninstall Windows® XP in HP Compaq® 8000 Elite
HP Compaq 8000 Elite is a desktop computer with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. It has Intel Q45 Express. The hard disk capacity of the computer is 250 GB. The audio card is Integrated High Definition audio with Realtek 2 channel ALC261 codec. This makes this desktop ideal for using multimedia. The graphics card used in the computer is Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 integrated graphics. If you have upgraded from Windows XP to the latest operating systems like Windows 7, you need to uninstall Windows XP from the computer. You can uninstall Windows XP by using the ’Uninstall Windows XP‘ option in ‘Control Panel’ after logging in safe mode. You might also delete the Windows XP from the computer through the genuine Windows CD.
The following things need to be taken care of while uninstalling Windows XP from HP Compaq 8000 Elite.
- Save important files
- Backup power
- Save Utilities and drivers
Save important files
You need to take a back up of all the important files before uninstalling Windows XP from the computer. When the Operating system is uninstalled then you also risk data loss. If you have only one partition in the computer, you might save the files to an external media. You might use a CD or DVD to back up the data. Keep the CD and DVD safely.
Enough power back up is needed for the uninstallation process. This is because if the process is interrupted, then it might cause errors. In such cases you won't be able to start the Operating System again. In order to avoid such problem, you need to make sure that there is power backup in the event of a power failure.
After Windows XP is uninstalled, you might also lose various drivers and other software that you had purchased. In order to resolve this issue, you need to save these programs. Sava all these program to a CD or DVD. You might also use an external hard disk to save the documents. You also need to save the drivers. This is because if you plan to install the Operating system again, you might need it.