Uninstall Windows® XP in HP Pavilion® Elite HPE-110t CTO Desktop PC.
Need to uninstall Windows® XP® in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-110t CTO Desktop PC
Even if Windows XP is compatible with almost all the computers versions available in the market for some years, some computes are not able to run it. Moreover, the computers have some additional hardware components that are incompatible with Windows XP. So, if you are trying to run this operating system on them you might face problems, errors and malfunctions. In this case, you have two options, you can upgrade your HP Pavilion Elite HPE-110t CTO Desktop PC or you can uninstall Windows XP and revert to the previous system.
Uninstalling the operating system is not a very difficult process but it requires a certain amount of time to do this. All you need to know to uninstall Windows XP in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-110t CTO Desktop PC is given below:
- The uninstall process
- Important issues
The uninstall process
Start your computer in ‘Safe Mode’ and then restart it again. You can start your computer by pressing ‘F8’ while your computer is beginning to load. You can access the computer safe mode from startup functions. It is necessary to have account have administrator privileges; otherwise you won’t be able to uninstall the operating system. After you have logged in with an account with administrator privileges, click on ‘Start’ and look for ‘Control Panel’. Go in ‘Add/Remove’ programs. Here you will see a list with programs that can be uninstalled. Click on ‘Uninstall Windows XP’ and the uninstall process will start. You need to reinstall an older OS or a newer version of Windows XP if you don’t find a link named ‘Uninstall Windows XP’ in the list from ‘Add/Remove’ options.
If you are upgrading your Windows XP to Windows Vista, you don’t have to uninstall the current Windows XP because you can overwrite and incorporate Windows Vista in the files of Windows XP. It is a very simple transfer and you save time because it is not necessary to make large backups or boot disks. The files installed before you upgraded to Windows XP are saved on the computer hard drive while the reverting process is made. So it is not necessary to backup these files. Files that are installed after this upgrade process might get lost if they are not backed up.
All your important data and files, directories, extensions organizational or structural data, and so on might get lost after the uninstallation of Windows XP. To avoid this loss, you need to take a back up. The uninstallation process will not last long enough so don’t start to uninstall your Windows XP if you don’t have enough time at your disposal. Windows XP Professional offers its users an uninstall tool if they want to upgrade from Windows 98 on a drive that was formatted ad FAT32 or FAT. Consequently, if you are formatting this kind of drive you cannot upgrade to NTFS because this might negate the operating system uninstall.