Uninstall Windows® XP on HP EliteBook® 8540p Notebook PC
Guidelines to uninstall Windows XP on HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook PC
You might wish to uninstall Windows XP on your HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook PC. There might be a number of reasons for this. You may want to install a new Operating System like, Windows Vista or Windows 7, which can provide more features to your laptop when installed. To install this Operating System, you need to install Windows XP from your laptop at first. It is possible that Windows XP on your laptop gets corrupted due to some malware infections or certain changes you made to the laptop. It is also possible to remove all changes to the laptop by uninstalling the Operating System on your laptop, which removes the entire data from your laptop.
Methods to uninstall Windows XP on your HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook PC and things to be kept in mind are:
- Uninstall using Control Panel
- Uninstall using command prompt
- Things to keep in mind while uninstalling process
Uninstall using Control Panel
It is possible to uninstall Windows XP on your HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook PC with the use of ‘Control Panel’ on the laptop. For this, you need to restart the laptop and at the restarting time press ‘F8’ key to open the laptop in Safe Mode. Then, you need to login the laptop with administrator credentials. With this, you will be able to access ‘Control Panel’ from the ‘Start’ menu of the laptop, in which you need to press the ‘Uninstall Windows XP’ button to perform uninstalling.
Uninstall using command prompt
It is possible to uninstall Windows XP on your HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook PC with the use of command prompt on your laptop. For this, you need to restart the laptop and press ‘F8’ key to start the laptop in Safe Mode with command prompt. In the command prompt window, type appropriate commands to uninstall Windows XP from your laptop.
You can get a number of issues with the uninstalling process of Windows XP on your HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook PC. So, you need to take care of a number of points while performing the task. It is important to take a back up of all the important data on your laptop before uninstalling the Operating System to avoid data loss. It is also important to uninstall Windows XP completely from your laptop and provide enough power supply to laptop before performing the task.