HP Pavilion® Elite HPE-170t Series Uninstall Windows® 7
What points should be kept in mind while uninstalling operating system on HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t Series laptops?
Installing a new operating system and uninstalling the older one takes a lot of understanding regarding what kind of installation should be done and compatibility. In uninstalling an operating system (OS) like Windows® 7 in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t Series takes a lot of work as well. You need to understand every important aspect that you can use in the future. There are essential things that you have to keep in mind when doing uninstallation procedures so that all your essential applications in the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t Series will run fine on a new operating system or a more preferred older version.
Here are some of the considerations when uninstalling Windows® 7 on HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t Series.
- Devices won’t work
- Moving files to a new or an existing operating system
- Uninstalling from a multi boot system
Devices won’t work
Remember that device drivers are reliant on the system a person is currently using. If you reinstall the old OS, you might need to recheck if your device drivers still match and will work well with the existing OS. If you see that the device drivers are not functioning as well as before, make sure that you find the right update depending on the OS and if the device is adaptable and compatible to a variety of OS and is plug-n-play. If not, check the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s site to get the right updates related to the existing OS.
Moving files to a new or an existing operating system
You have to understand that when taking down Windows® 7 off your HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t Series, it will clear everything in the system. This means that the system will be cleared of any programs, files and other important data. If you forget to do a very essential task, then you will suffer from data loss. It is thus essential that before you uninstall the OS, back up your data to ensure that all essential files can be implemented into the new OS. Make sure to clean up the hard disk before doing any backup so that you know you are only including the essential ones and not the clutter you might be leaving on hidden folders.
If for example, you utilized a multi boot system in your HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t Series, you can easily remove the OS and its contents using two possible solutions. One is formatting the partition where the Windows® 7 is installed and retaining the partition or you could delete the whole partition, therefore the other half with different software will take the rest of the space that the old partition used to hold.