Uninstall Windows® XP in HP Pavilion® Slimline s5380t series
Uninstalling Windows XP in HP Pavilion Slimline s5380t series
HP Pavilion Slimline s5380t desktops are system with high performance and different configurations. Processors, hard disk and RAM can be selected by the user according to performance and space required. This system is ideal for hard core gamers and very useful for business people and office works. The user can easily uninstall the OS from the system according to the user’s convenience. Before uninstalling the OS the user should back up all the important data to a secure storage medium, so that you may install the backed up files back once you reinstall the new OS in your HP Pavilion Slimline s5380t. But the alteration made in the partitions or drivers of the initial OS installation should remain unaffected. Reinstalling a fresh OS is made easy with the help of OS restore discs made available with the system.
The following are the steps to be followed while uninstalling Windows XP in your HP Pavilion Slimline s5380t:
- Remove Windows XP
- Installing fresh OS
- Eliminating the old back up
Remove Windows XP
The initial and chief step in uninstalling Windows XP is to delete the present OS from the system. For this go to 'Control Panel', choose 'Add or remove Programs'. There may be a record of programs shown, from that select 'Uninstall Windows XP'. Click on the 'Remove' option to uninstall Windows XP. It will uninstall the OS from your HP Pavilion slimline s5380t.
Installing fresh OS
The programs installed by you might not be working after uninstalling Windows XP from your system. Hence there arises a requirement for a new OS without which the system may not be working. Before installing the new OS make sure that it the system requirements like driver compatibility, hardware compatibility etc. Drivers which you were being used in the Windows XP have to be reinstalled to make them work in the present OS. So it is important to take the back of the driver files before you begin with the uninstalling of Windows XP from HP Pavilion Slimline s5380t.
Deleting the backup file of older OS is not recommended. But for some users who wish to use their new OS can delete the backup. To delete the old back up of earlier OS, go to 'Control Panel', 'Add or Remove Programs', there 'Uninstall Windows XP' dialog box will be shown. There you may see an option to delete the Back up of previous OS, click 'Continue'. This will remove all the unnecessary files.