Uninstalling Windows® 7 from the HP ProBook® 6540b
How do you uninstall Windows 7 from the HP ProBook 6540b?
There are many reasons why you would want to uninstall Windows 7 from your HP ProBook 6540b but mainly the reason for doing so is that you feel more comfortable with using another version of Windows other than Windows 7. It can also be a case in which you need to uninstall Windows 7 to reinstall it again. There are different scenarios when it comes to uninstalling Windows 7 since it depends on what version you had before installing Windows 7 or if you have multiple operating systems on your computer. The first thing you should know when uninstalling Windows 7 is that you should determine the specific scenario for your specific situation.
- Scenario one
- Scenario two
- Scenario three
If you have reinstalled Windows 7 by replacing an old version of Windows, then in this scenario, the installation of Windows 7 will have created a file called ‘Windows.old’ that contains the old operation system and personal files. It is important to know that by going back to the last operation system with the ‘Windows.old’ file, neither the files nor the configuration of the actual installation of Windows 7 will remain. If you revert to the operation system that was in use before, the computer will be set to the configuration it had when Windows 7 was installed.
If you have installed Windows 7 in your PC and no operation system had been installed before that, then in this case you have installed Windows 7 on a hard drive that was empty. In this scenario there is no operation system that it can be reverted to. If you wish to make a security copy from the equipment and transfer the data from this version Windows 7 to the next operation system, that can be done.
There are two other scenarios that can happen. One is if you have changed from Windows Vista to Windows 7, in this scenario there is no operation system you can revert to and if you want to make a security copy of the equipment so you can transfer the data from the actual installation of Windows 7 to the next operation system that can be done as well. The other scenario is if you have a multiple startup system with Windows 7 installed. This means that you have installed Windows 7 on an independent portion and you have maintained the old version of Windows on your machine.