Uninstall Windows® XP in HP ProBook® 4520s Notebook
Provide the guidelines for uninstalling Windows XP in HP ProBook 4520s Notebook
Operating system is required by the hardware device so that they can communicate, send and receive signals from one PC and to the other. But sometimes there can be condition where you have to uninstall the operating system due to virus infection or a system crash down.
Following are the guidelines to uninstall Windows XP from HP ProBook 4520s notebook:
- Uninstall Windows XP in HP ProBook 4520s notebook
- Things to keep in mind while doing so
- Reasons for uninstalling Windows XP in HP ProBook 4520s notebook
Uninstall Windows XP in HP ProBook 4520s notebook
There are three methods to uninstall the XP operating system; by using the safe mode, using bootable disc, or by using the function in the DOS command prompt. For uninstalling Windows XP start your system in the safe mode which can be done by selecting the option by pressing the ‘F8’ key when you restart your system. Click on the ‘Start’, and then click on the ‘Control Panel’. Then you have to double click on the ‘Add or remove programs’ application. Here you can get the list of the programs that are installed on the system. You have to select the ‘Uninstall Windows XP’ from this list. With this procedure Windows XP can be uninstalled from the system.
Things to keep in mind while doing so
Before uninstalling Windows XP you have to keep the back up of all the programs and files as uninstalling can delete all the programs and files that are saved in the system. You can back up the files by using the ‘Backup tool’ that is provided in the Windows operating system. Before uninstalling makes sure that your system can support other operating system so that you can install it on your notebook. Keep the backup of the drivers as they can also get deleted after uninstalling Windows XP and the drivers may be needed when you install the operating system.
There can be various reasons that need uninstalling Windows XP. If your operating system has encountered any error which results in the crash of the system then you have to uninstall the operating system to solve the problem. If there is virus infection which is causing the sudden shut down or continuous restart of the system, then uninstall the operating system to remove the virus infection. It canalso be done to upgrade the operating system to the higher version or to downgrade the operating system to lower version.