Uninstalling Windows® XP in HP ProBook® 4710s
What are the guidelines for uninstalling Windows XP in HP ProBook 4710s?
HP ProBook 4710s comes from the house of HP. This notebook sized laptop usually seen in a black glossy metal panel is used to meet the small and medium business requirements. The Windows 7 Home Premium, XP and Windows Vista are the mostly seen OS in this laptop. The processor being Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 supports anti-glare HD display. The 17.3” screen provides excellent multimedia graphics with a pixel resolution of about 1600 x 900. The hard drive memory size is 320GB demanding extended memory up to 500GB in the near future. The user can uninstall the OS from his notebook when and where required. But make sure you back up all your files and documents before uninstalling OS and reinstalling other one. But the changes made in the partitions or drivers during the initial OS installation should remain unchanged. Reinstalling a new OS is made easy with the help of OS restore discs availing with the system.
The following are the steps to be followed while uninstalling Windows XP:
- Removing Windows XP
- Installing new Operating System
- Deleting the old back up
Removing Windows XP
The first and foremost step in uninstalling Windows XP is to delete the existing OS from the system. For this you must go to ‘Control Panel’, select ‘Add or remove Programs’. There a list of programs will be shown, from which you must select uninstall Windows XP. Click on the ‘Remove’ option to uninstall Windows XP. It will uninstall the OS from the computer system.
Installing the new Operating system
The programs that were installed after installing Windows XP might not function once the OS is uninstalled. Hence there arises a need for another OS without which the system would be inoperable. A new OS is installed in the form of restore disc. Certain parameters such as system driver compatibility, hardware compatibility etc has to be met while using the new OS. Drivers which were working in the Windows XP OS have to be reinstalled to make them work in the present OS.
Deleting the back up file of older OS is not advisable. But for certain users who wish to use their new OS; old back up is of no use. To delete the old back up of previous OS, go to ‘Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs’. Here the ‘Uninstall Windows XP’ dialog box will be shown. There will be an option of removing the backup of previous OS. Click ‘Continue’. This will delete all the unwanted files.