Uninstall Windows® XP® from HP Mini 5102
Need to uninstall Windows® XP® from HP Mini 5102?
If you are willing to uninstall Windows XP from HP Mini 5102, the process is very easy but you have to be careful while uninstalling so that you don’t damage the existing data present in HP Mini 5102. There are few things you need to check before you uninstall Windows XP from your HP Mini 5102 and also you need to see which method is more appropriate when you are uninstalling Windows XP.
Certain things to keep in mind while uninstalling Windows XP from HP Mini 5102 are given below:
- Different ways of uninstalling
- Guidelines to uninstall Windows XP from HP Mini 5102
- Things to keep in mind while doing so
Different ways of uninstalling
If you have upgraded from some operating system to Windows XP, then the process becomes very simply for your to uninstall Windows XP. But in that case you need to perform a clean install then you need to follow some instructions and this process should be done with great care in order to avoid any data loss. In uninstalling and rolling back to a previous operating system, you must be aware of the fact that some applications or programs which are working in Windows XP will not work in the previous operating system due to compatibility issues in your HP Mini 5102.
Guidelines to uninstall Windows XP from HP Mini 5102
There are few guidelines that you need to follow while uninstalling Windows XP from HP Mini 5102. If you have a previous operating system at your backup, you simply have to go to ‘Control Panel’, and go to ‘Add/Remove’ programs where you will see a list of programs installed on HP Mini 5102. Here you will see Windows XP uninstall utility which you have to click and remove. Windows will ask for your confirmation for which you have to click ‘Yes’ to confirm and the uninstallation process will begin on HP Mini 5102. This process is also called rolling back your operating system. But in case you have no backup of the operating system, you need to boot your operating system from Windows XP CD and then format your hard disk which will delete all of the data from your HP Mini 5102 in the root directory where your operating system is installed. Formatting your hard disk is the only way of uninstalling Windows XP from your HP Mini 5102 in case you have performed a clean installation.
You have to keep one thing in mind that your applications which were only compatible with Windows XP might not work in the new operating system you are going to install. Also, while uninstalling Windows XP, there are a few things that you have to keep in mind like not opening any application or data file when the uninstallation process begins. If you are formatting your hard disk for uninstalling Windows XP, then you need to perform the format command only on that drive in which your operating system is being installed otherwise it might result in data loss.