Uninstalling Windows® XP in HP Pavilion® P6370t
Guidelines for Uninstalling Windows XP in HP Pavilion P6370t
Many better operating systems have come out which provides better security and lot more features than what is provided by Windows XP. Such newer generation operating systems come preloaded on all new computers including your HP Pavilion P6370t Series. If the user had installed Windows XP on HP Pavilion P6370t Series, it is advisable that this older generation operating system is removed and replaced with a newer operating system to get better performance. To uninstall Windows XP, restart your desktop in the 'Safe Mode'. Make sure you login using the administrator account. Then from the 'Start' menu go to the 'Control Panel' and select 'Add or Remove Programs’. Then click on ‘Uninstall Windows XP’. This reverts your system back to its original settings. Uninstalling Windows XP from HP Pavilion P6370t Series could result in data loss. It is also recommended that HP Pavilion P6370t Series users create a recovery disk of working Windows XP operating system so that in case some issue comes up and the system needs to be rolled back, this could be done easily.
Things to remember while uninstalling Windows XP in HP Pavilion P6370t Series are as follows:
- Backup the files
- Disable applications
Backup the files
It is recommended that you back up all the contents in your system before you uninstall Windows XP. If you do not copy or save the data to some other folder or disk you would lose it. Not only the data files but you also need to backup your settings and configurations. It is advisable to store the data in some other removable media, such as a flash drive or CD.
Before uninstalling Windows XP you need to disable certain applications, such as antivirus software and firewalls. It might cause conflicts while uninstalling the operating system. However, you need to reinstall all the drivers in your system after removing one operating system. Because when the changes occur with the operating system, the driver settings also change and it is not necessary that old drivers should be compatible with the new operating system.
It is recommended that you perform a defragmentation before and after uninstalling the operating system. It would free up the memory space and you could use it conveniently to store new operating system files and other contents. After creating the backup of all your files and applications, you can do defragmentation and disk partition depending on available memory and your storage requirements.