Uninstall Windows® XP in your HP ProBook® 4720s
Guidelines to uninstall Windows XP in your HP ProBook 4720s laptop
HP ProBook 4720s laptop uses Windows 7 Professional Edition as its default Operating System. It is possible to install Microsoft Windows XP in your laptop. But, it is possible to uninstall Windows XP from your laptop. It might be because of many reasons. The main reason might be the malware infection in your laptop which cannot be removed with any methods except the OS uninstalling. It is possible that you are interested on the features of a new Operating System and you wish to install the particular Operating System in your laptop for which you need to completely uninstall old Operating System from your laptop to avoid conflict issues. Improper installation of the Operating System might always require uninstallation of OS in your laptop.
Here is a brief description on different methods to uninstall Windows XP in your HP ProBook 4720s laptop and points to be kept in mind while uninstalling:
- Using the command prompt
- Using Add or Remove Program
- Point to be kept in mind while uninstalling
Uninstall using command prompt
It is possible to uninstall Microsoft Windows XP in your HP ProBook 4720s laptop with the use of command prompt in your laptop. For this, you need to restart the laptop and press ‘F8’ key to start the laptop in safe mode with command prompt. In the command prompt window, you can type appropriate commands to uninstall Microsoft Windows XP from your laptop.
Uninstall using control panel
It is possible to uninstall Windows XP in your HP ProBook 4720s laptop with the use of control panel in the laptop. For this, you need to restart the laptop and at the restarting time press ‘F8’ key to open the laptop in safe mode. Then you need to login the laptop with administrator credentials. With this, you can be able to access Control Panel from the Start menu of the laptop in which you need to press the ‘Uninstall Windows XP’ button to perform uninstalling.
The uninstalling of Microsoft Windows XP in your HP ProBook 4720s laptop might cause serious changes to the laptop. It might also affect the laptop components seriously. So, you need to remove all components from the laptop before uninstalling the Operating System. The uninstallation process of OS might remove all data in your laptop. So, you need to create a backup of system data before performing the uninstalling process.