Install Operating Sysytem on HP ProBook® 4710s Notebook PC
Issues Encountered While Installing An OS Other Than Windows on HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC.
The HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC is a 17-inch screen laptop for the price conscious business professionals or students who are looking for a desktop replacement. The major appeal with the HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC is its low pricing. The HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC is a very efficient and simplified solution for those who simply need to get the job done. However, many would like to remove the Windows 7 operating system and try a different flavor for multiple reasons. Here we look at the main tips to be kept in mind while uninstalling Windows®7 and installing an OS of your choice:
- Hardware Conflicts
- Can You Actually Uninstall Windows 7?
- Uninstall Windows 7 On A Multi Boot System
Depending on the new OS that you intend to install, the HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC might face problems ranging from slight working trouble to total hardware incompatibility for the components like Touchpad, Wireless Network Hardware, Display -Loss of Brightness Control, Function Keys and the Media Integration Keys.
Can You Actually Uninstall Windows 7?
Many users tend to think that they need to uninstall Windows 7 using their installation disk before they can install another OS on their computer. This is not the case. If the only operating system on your HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC is Windows 7, you can't uninstall Windows 7. You can only use the original Windows 7 installation disk to reinstall Windows 7, not uninstall it.
To install a completely different operating system such as Linux, Ubuntu, Peppermint, BSD or a different version of Windows, you will either have choose to wipe the hard disk clean of Windows 7 from the installation options of the new OS or perform a multiboot installation and then delete the Windows 7 partition manually to get rid of Windows 7. There is no un-install option.
However, do keep this in mind,that wiping the hard disk or deleting the Windows® 7 partition would also delete each and all of the programs, files, and settings on your HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC hard disk. Hence, before attempting any of the above, you should save your files to an external storage device, and then use the device to save them back on to your HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC once you are done. Also, since all of your programs will also be deleted, you’ll need to reinstall all your programs using the original installation discs in the format that the other operating system supports.
If your HP is running a multi-boot system, with Windows 7 installed side-by-side an earlier version of Windows, such as Windows Vista or any other OS, then you can remove Windows 7 from the HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC. To do this, you will need to format the partition containing Windows 7, or delete the partition entirely. This will make the empty space fall back to the earlier operating system and remove Windows 7completely. It is very important to back up your programs, files, and settings because formatting or deleting a partition deletes all of the data on the partition.
It is important that you do not format or delete the earlier version of Windows as it could render your HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC inoperable because the HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC uses the startup files from the earliest version of Windows. On the contrary, if the earlier version of Windows was installed after Windows 7 on the HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC, then deleting Windows 7 partition in this case could render the HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC inoperable. Hence, is very important that a qualified and professional technical support staff conducts these activities, because a mistake may render the computer inoperable.