HP ENVY® 13 HD Edition Uninstall Windows® 7
How to uninstall operating system in HP ENVY 13 HD edition?
Uninstalling an operating system from a computer or a laptop is not usually a hard thing. Presently, many may want to uninstall Windows 7 operating system from their computers due to rumors circulating that Windows 7 slows down the functioning of the computer or may be due to the fading hype of Windows 7. In case of HP ENVY 13 HD Edition new generation PCs, they are bought with Windows 7 pre-installed in them. Some of its purchasers may not be comfortable with Windows 7 and opt to uninstall it.
In such instances, HP ENVY 13 HD Edition uninstall tips provided below should be put into consideration. These tips cover:
- Uninstalling the updates
- Doing a clean install
- Partitioning the empty space
Uninstalling the updates
Removal of Windows 7 updates should precede the uninstallation of Windows 7 operating system. With the updates removed, removing the Windows 7 software becomes an easy task. One of this update to be removed is Windows 7 activation update: “KB971033”. This update normally slows down the computer system and may slow the uninstallation process. Removing this update takes just 5 minutes. To remove this update a Microsoft file has to be downloaded from Microsoft center for the purposes of re-validating Windows. Revalidating Windows is the first step in removing this update, and it is done by clicking on activation prompt in the Microsoft revalidation file. Once this is done the activator will detect the Watt 2.25 key and subsequently act to disable it. Once all this is done the computer should be rebooted and Windows update check done when the computer turns on. When doing the Windows® update, check the update should be hidden.
Doing a clean install
The sure way to carry out HP ENVY 13 HD Edition uninstall of Windows® 7 is do a clean install. A clean install implies installing another Windows® over Windows® 7. This may be the only option of uninstalling Windows® 7 in HP Envy 13 HD because Windows® 7 is usually the only Windows® functioning in this computer. A clean installation will be done using a Windows® CD or a recovery CD. For the case of a Windows® CD, the preferred Windows® CD i.e. Windows® XP is popped into the CD drive and installed in the same way Windows® 7 was installed. Screen instructions should be followed when doing these. For a recovery, CD instructions provided by manufacturer should be followed. The recovery CD will restore one’s computer back to factory settings. When carrying out a clean install, all the data in the computer will be lost. It is thus important to back up important data before the installation is done.
The last tip on HP 13 HD Edition uninstall is how to deal with the empty hard drive space left after Windows® 7 is uninstalled. This empty disk space should be resized to form a partition. The size of the partition should be as big as possible.