Uninstall Windows® XP in HP Elite® 7100 Microtower
HP Elite 7100 Microtower is powerful desktop series from HP that is designed to offer high speed data processing capabilities. The Windows XP installed in your system is one of the most popular operating system in the world. A simple user interface gives the Windows to deliver its optimum performance even when installed in low configuration systems. There are two main methods by which you can uninstall the Windows XP installed in your HP Elite 7100 Microtower. Uninstalling the operating system using DOS commands or by using a newer operating system. In DOS method you can use the DOS commands to enter the system32 folder and can initiate uninstall of the operating system. The users of HP Elite 7100 Microtower can also uninstall the Operating System by booting up the system with a newer operating system and formatting the entire hard drive or the partition on which the Windows XP is installed.
- System power supply
- Copy all data
- Check and remove threats
System power supply
The users must make sure that the system is supplied with continuous or uninterrupted power while performing complex tasks like an operating system uninstall. The process of uninstalling Windows XP from your HP Elite 7100 Microtower can probably take sometime and any power interruption during the process might seriously affect both system hardware and software.
Copy all data
The process of removing the Windows XP operating system from your HP Elite 7100 Microtower can delete all the data, including the third party applications installed in the system by the users. So the users must make sure that all the data including the application set up files are copied onto a safe location on the hard disk or onto some external storage device before uninstalling the operating system from your HP Elite 7100 Microtower to prevent permanent data loss.
The whole system must be checked or scanned for threats like viruses or malwares before backing up data and uninstalling the Windows XP from the system. This check must be performed using a recommended antivirus scanner to ensure the safety of the data that is to be backed up and also to make sure that the process of uninstalling the operating system will not be disturbed or interrupted by these malicious programs in your system.