Uninstall Windows® XP in HP TouchSmart® 600xt.
How to uninstall Windows XP from TouchSmart 600xt?
The method of uninstalling the Windows XP from HP TouchSmart 600xt depends on the system used to install it in the computer system. You could use any of the three methods, the 'Add or Remove Programs' tool in 'Control Panel', the System Restore process or use Recovery Console to remove Windows XP from your computer. If your HP TouchSmart 600xt has multiple Operating Systems within it, you could uninstall the Windows XP by logging on to the Administrator accounts and entering the 'Control Panel', and removing Windows XP from 'Add/Remove Programs'. If the Windows XP in your computer was installed over any other version of Windows, you could use Restore method to remove Windows XP. After removing the Windows XP your computer would reboot to the previously existing Operating System. If you are uninstalling Windows XP as part of upgrading the Operating System you just need to start the installation procedure for the new Operating System. Installation of new operating system would automatically remove the Windows XP from your computer system.
Some of the things you should keep in mind while uninstalling the Windows XP from HP TouchSmart 600xt are discussed below.
- Backup important files
- Verify the Drivers after Uninstallation
- Log on to the Administrative Account
Backup important files
If your HP TouchSmart 600xt runs only on the Windows XP then uninstalling it would lead to data loss from the system. You need to backup all the needed data including personal data, additional software, and driver software on your system to an external storage. You can save it on any other partition of the computer system itself or use an optical disk,instead. You must make sure that your private data is not accessible to others while saving it.
Verify the Drivers after Uninstallation
In the case of multiple Operating Systems existing on your TouchSmart computer system, after uninstalling the Windows XP from the system you need to make sure that the drivers are working properly with the existing Operating System. You need to reinstall those device drivers which are removed with the Windows XP.
If you are trying to uninstall the Windows XP using the 'Control Panel', you must log on to the computer system via Administrator account. If you do not log in as Administrator, the computer system would not allow you to make any changes in it.