Uninstall Windows® XP in HP Pavilion® dv7t Select Edition series
Need to uninstall Windows® XP in HP Pavilion dv7t Select Edition series?
HP Pavilion dv7t Select Edition series works best with Windows XP. But at times it becomes important to uninstall Windows XP from HP Pavilion dv7t Select Edition series. There are many reasons which lead to uninstallation of Windows XP from the system. It might be because of the operating system getting corrupted because of the virus attack, change in the user preference to a new operating system, compatibility issues with the driver etc. But you need to be very careful while uninstalling Windows XP from the system. It is highly recommended to verify if Windows XP is the default operating system in HP Pavilion dv7t Select Edition series. If so then it could not be uninstalled but only another version of Windows could be installed which could replace Windows XP. If it is not the default operating system then it is very easy to be uninstalled. You need to always take a backup of all the system files and driver information before uninstalling Windows XP.
The following are some of the guidelines to uninstall Windows XP in HP Pavilion dv7t Select Edition series:
- Uninstall Windows XP
- Format the system
- Create a backup
Uninstall Windows XP
You can uninstall Windows XP manually from the system by first starting it in the safe mode. Then you need to go to the ‘Control Panel’ and select the option of ‘Add or Remove Programs’. From the window, you need to choose the ‘Uninstall Windows XP’ option. This would uninstall Windows XP from the system and you can either use the old operating system or install a new one.
Format the system
It is possible to uninstall Windows XP by formatting the system. When you format your system the Windows XP which was installed in it would automatically get uninstalled and the new operating system gets installed. But you might try this option only if you are aware of the basics of formatting the operating system.
Before uninstalling Windows XP you need to create a backup of all your important documents and system files so that you can restore the settings back to your system in case of any requirement. This would help you avoid data loss. It is highly recommended that you create a backup on a separate storage media.