Windows® XP Upgrade in HP EliteBook® 2730p
HP EliteBook 2730p offers the functionality of a notebook plus the flexibility of a tablet. The operating system used is Genuine Windows Vista Business with downgrade to Windows XP Professional along with Intel Core 2 Duo LV Processor. The memory capacity is 3 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. The hard drive is 80 GB Solid State Drive.
- Before Starting Upgrade
- Upgrade with Express Upgrade Kit
- Conditions for Successful Installation
- Backup User Data to External Media
Before Starting Upgrade
You should verify that your PC is on the list of HP-Certified Windows Vista capable Notebook PCs. Also verify that your HP Vista capable PC meets the minimum requirement of 512 MB memory (RAM) for Vista. For checking the amount of installed RAM, click on ‘Start’, then right-click My Computer, and select ‘Properties’ to open the System Properties window. You will need installation discs because the upgrade to Vista will delete all files and applications from the PC. Some programs that were designed for Windows XP will not work in Vista, even if you have the original installation disk.
Upgrade With Express Upgrade Kit
Users who qualified for this program had the option to order the HP Upgrade Utility for Windows Vista disc with the Microsoft Vista OS disc from HP. For this the eligibility period for ordering the Express Upgrade Kit for Vista has now ended. HP disc containing the HP Vista Upgrade Utility, plus with the require BIOS updates, hardware drivers, and HP helps and support utilities. It contains a testing tool that verifies a PC is an HP Vista capable notebook PC.
Connect the PC to an AC power supply. It might not disrupt the power supply during the installation process and connect the PC to the Internet using an Ethernet or USB cable. The updates from Microsoft and HP are automatically downloaded and applied during installation by the Installer. Vista cannot install the latest updates from Microsoft and HP, if you do not have a wired high-speed Internet connection during the installation. Disconnect peripheral devices from the PC.
For preserving your important information, the utility prompts you to back up all your user files. All of the programs and user data on the hard drive will be deleted during the upgrade. To back up user data to an external storage device you could do that. HP Upgrade Utility will attempt to launch the Microsoft backup and recovery program. The HP Vista Upgrade Utility could restart when the files are safely backed up.