Uninstall Windows® XP® on HP EliteBook® 8440p Notebook PC
Tips to uninstall Windows XP on HP EliteBook 8440p Notebook PC
HP introduces HP EliteBook 8440p Notebook PC, featuring durable battery life of about 20 hours. The Windows 7 professional, Windows 7 Home Premium are the mostly used OS apart from Windows XP. It also features HD graphics and stereo sound speakers. The hard drive memory comes to around 500GB and the DDR3 RAM upto 8GB. The installation and uninstallation of any OS depends on the users’ needs. Upgrading the OS to enhance more features is appreciable. Since HP EliteBook 8440p Notebook PC comes mainly with Windows 7 OS, uninstalling Windows XP and upgrading to Windows 7 is a better option. Only the administrator is provided all the privilege to uninstall any OS. But, before uninstalling Windows XP, it is necessary to back up and store all the files, documents, and directories.
The following are the guidelines to uninstall Windows XP on HP EliteBook 8440p Notebook PC:
- Deleting Windows XP
- Choosing another OS
- Saving the files
Deleting Windows XP
The first step to uninstall Windows XP is to delete it from the hard drive. For this, go to 'Add or Remove programs' of 'Control Panel'. A window pops up showing 'Uninstall Windows XP'. Click on it and follow the instructions. Deleting Windows XP from this option will delete it from the complete system. This can be done only if the user enters the Safe Mode with administrator privilege.
Choosing another OS
No system can function without an OS. It is mandatory to install an OS preferably Windows 7, once Windows XP is deleted. The OS that meets the user requirements must be the one that should be installed. This OS installation requires driver reinstallation. Many programs that proved efficient on the Windows XP environment might not work well on the new OS. Without a legalized OS, a system turns inoperable.
It is necessary to save all the files before uninstalling Windows XP. This is because the new OS might tamper with the data files and documents. It might lead to data loss. Hence, it is recommended to backup the files and documents for deleting the OS. Here are situations where some unnecessary files can be saved. This happens when Windows XP OS backed up certain files that are of no use with the new OS environment. It is advisable to delete those files.