Uninstalling Windows® 7 in HP ProBook® 4520s Notebook PC
How to uninstall Windows® 7 from HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC? What are the issues that might arise and how to solve them?
When you buy HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC, you have to choose the operating system. There are various operating systems available to choose from, such as Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP etc. Windows® 7 is the latest version of Windows® operating system and for some it may be the first choice for an operating system. Windows® 7 comes loaded with many new advanced features. There are various reasons to change an operating system. Some of us are habitual of the previous operating system and may find the transformation too difficult. It is however not advisable to make the system dual-boot as it can lead to hardware conflicts and space in the hard drive may not be enough. Listed below are things to do before making changes to HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC:
- How to uninstall Windows® 7?
- Problems faced after uninstalling Windows® 7
- Things to do before making changes to HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC
How to uninstall Windows® 7?
How to uninstall Windows® 7? Uninstalling an operating system is quite different from uninstalling any application. The only way is to install the operating system while Windows® 7 is already loaded. When you install an operating system using installation CD/DVD, you are asked for the location of the new operating system. You should choose the same partition in which Windows® 7 is installed and you must format the partition before continuing the installation process. It is not advisable to keep two operating systems in the same partition, as it can cause boot conflicts.
Problems faced after uninstalling Windows® 7
The hardware supplied with HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC requires the latest operating system to work efficiently. When you install a new operating system, you may not find the compatible device drivers. In this case, your devices will not perform well. Some of the hardware manufacturers do not release the drivers for old operating systems. In this case it can becomes very difficult to operate your HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC if the essential device drivers are missing.
If you have decided to change the operating system, the first thing that you should do is backup your important data. You can do this by storing the data in an external hard drive. You should make the recovery discs for the current operating system to revert back to Windows® 7 in case of hardware conflicts. You must also download all the device drivers for the new operating system that you are going to install.