Tips to Uninstall Windows® XP from HP EliteBook® 8730w Mobile Workstation
Tips and guidelines to uninstall Windows XP from HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation
Windows XP operating system is very user-friendly and offers several benefits and advantages to the users. However, some users might want to uninstall Windows XP so as to upgrade to the higher version of operating system. So, if you wish to uninstall Windows XP operating system from your HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation, then you need to keep few tips in mind to ensure error-free uninstallation process. It is important that the user has upgraded from either Windows ME or Windows 98 so as to uninstall Windows XP from the system.
Read on to get detailed guidelines for the smooth uninstallation of Windows XP operating system from HP EliteBook
8730w Mobile Workstation:
- Steps to remove Windows XP
- Free some disk space for the set up process
- Redirect the upgrade and save the uninstallation files
- Check for the Service Pack
Steps to remove Windows XP
The easiest and safest way to uninstall Windows XP from HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation is by starting the system in ‘Safe Mode’. The user can shut down the system, wait for some time and turn it back on while tapping the ‘F8’ key. Keep tapping the key until you see the safe mode option screen coming up. As it comes up, select the ‘Safe Mode’ option and wait while the system boots. Then click on ‘Start’, go to ‘Control Panel’ and open ‘Add or Remove Program’. From the generated list find out the ‘Uninstall Windows XP’ option and double click on it. Click on ‘Yes’ to initiate the removal process and roll back to previously installed operating system. Once the uninstallation process is finished, the system will automatically restart with the earlier installed operating system.
Free some disk space for the set up process
It is strongly suggested that the user should free some space in the system before the set up process of the restored operating system is initiated. Additional space is necessary so as to fit in the backup images of the uninstallation process.
It is important that the user transfers program files of the operating system from one partition to another on the hard disk. In order to uninstall Windows XP from HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation, it is important to save and store the uninstallation files before the upgrade process gets over. Otherwise, the user will not be able to uninstall Windows XP and roll back to the earlier operating system.
The user should always make sure that the system does not have the back up of the Service Pack of Windows XP. Otherwise, the Service Pack will automatically configure Windows XP even after the successful completion of Windows XP uninstallation process.