Uninstallation of Windows® XP from HP Pavilion® Slimline s5310t Desktop PC
The guidelines for uninstalling Windows XP from HP Pavilion Slimline s5310t Desktop PC
Windows XP is one of the most popular operating systems as it offers a range of advanced features and applications. However, if you want to uninstall Windows XP to upgrade to the higher version of operating system like Windows 7, you can do it easily. Also, sometimes when your system gets infected by viruses, then you might be required to uninstall Windows XP from your system. Before you uninstall or remove any operating system, it is recommended to create a backup of all your important files to a secure storage medium in order to avoid data loss. You should also create a recovery disk of the currently working Windows XP operating system, so that even when some issues pop up after uninstalling Windows XP, the system could be rolled back to its previous good working condition easily.
The following are some of the things to be kept in mind while uninstalling Windows XP from your HP Pavilion Slimline s5310t Desktop PC:
- Back up of necessary files
- Ensure drivers backup
- Sufficient power back up
Back up of necessary files
While uninstalling Windows XP or any other operating system, it is advisable to back up all important files to a USB device or either to a CD or DVD. This is because; after you install the new operating system, you can easily get all your files back. Such backup includes driver-related data and system restore points. You are recommended to backup all data, including your preferences with the changed settings, so that you are able to rollback your system when something goes wrong with the uninstallation process.
Ensure drivers backup
When you uninstall Windows XP from your HP Pavilion Slimline s5310t Desktop PC, the driver files might get lost. Thus, before you begin the uninstallation process, make sure that you have the driver CD available with you. If you don’t have a CD, take a back up of all the driver files before uninstalling the operating system, so that you can install them back and resume working on your HP Pavilion Slimline s5310t system. You can also download the driver files from trusted websites after checking details about the driver which you need to obtain from the ‘Device Manager’.
Another thing to keep in mind before beginning the uninstallation process, is ensuring sufficient power backup. When there is no adequate power back up, the uninstallation process becomes interrupted and you will have to start the process again from the beginning. So, make sure you charge the laptop completely before beginning the uninstallation process for Windows XP from your HP Pavilion Slimline s5310t Desktop PC.