Uninstall Windows® XP in HP Pavilion® Slimline s5305z
Do you want to uninstall the Windows XP operating system from the HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z desktop PC?
The HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z is a user friendly desktop PC, which has a sleek and portable design with a glossy black finish. The HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z has an illuminated power strip and is easy accessible to interface ports, including USB, headphone and a media card reader. HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z includes a dual-core processor, AMD Sempron or optional Athlon. Memory is up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM. While installing Windows XP in HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z, you might receive a prompt asking if you wanted to save old system files. If you have saved these files, then uninstalling is relatively easy. For that, you need to start your computer in Safe Mode. When you enter Safe Mode, go to your Start menu, Control Panel and Add/Remove Programs. There, you click on Uninstall Windows XP. Another way of uninstalling Windows XP in HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z is by formatting the system.
Following are some of the things to be kept in mind while uninstalling Windows XP in HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z:
- Backup important files
- Check for device driver CDs
- Ensuring power backup
Backup important files
Before you uninstall Windows XP from HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z, make sure that the backup of the important files is taken. These files might include your personal files and favorite files such as music, videos, pictures etc. Save these files to an external storage device or to another hard drive. The hard drive might get formatted during the uninstall process and if you do not backup the important files before uninstallation, you might lose these files.
Check for device driver CDs
Device drivers are used for providing compatibility between the hardware components in the HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z and the operating system. Before uninstalling Windows XP, the user should ensure that they have the device driver CD in hand that could be used to restore the HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z back to the manufacturer’s default setting. In case, if the drivers are in the recovery partition drive, the user might use a DVD or CD to create a recovery disk.
Loss of the main power source at the time of uninstalling might interrupt the process. Once it is interrupted due to the loss of power supply, you might have to again start the uninstalling process from the beginning. So you have to ensure a proper power backup in HP Pavilion Slimline s5305z before you start uninstalling.