Uninstall Windows® XP in HP TouchSmart® 600xt
How to uninstall Windows XP in HP TouchSmart 600xt?
The HP Touch Smart 600xt is an All-in-one system from HP. The processor used is the Intel Core 2 Duo P7450. The working speed is about 2.13 GHz. It has got a 3 MB L2 cache and a FSB of 1066. The HP TouchSmart 600xt has RAM of 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMMs).It would work at 1066 MHz .There is a massive SATA hard drive which is having 640 GB of storage capacity, and is having 7200 RPM. This hard drive has data transfer rate of 3 GB/s. The video card used is 1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT230M. The one thing to keep in mind before uninstalling the new Operating System is, the compatibility checking of the new Operating System. For getting the higher performance of a new Operating System you need to uninstall the current one and replace it with its upgrades. This is simple and can be done efficiently.
Following are the guidelines to uninstall Windows XP in HP TouchSmart 600xt and things to keep in mind while doing so:
- Data backup
- Provide power back up and restore driver CD
- Uninstalling process
Before performing uninstalling Windows XP you need to backup all the data, settings, drivers, user preferences etc. That means you need to store the files from the system to another location. This might be done easily. You have to select the media for backup. This might be tapes, CDs, floppy discs etc. Backup is needed because the uninstalling process would cause all the data to be lost.
Provide power backup and restore driver CD
If there are any power failures, it might cause the interruption of uninstalling process. User has to ensure that there is availability of adequate power supply. And also ensure that there are not any issues with the power supply. Otherwise, not only the uninstalling process is interrupted but there would also be corruption of Operating System. The user has to keep the driver CD safe. This could be used to restore the HP TouchSmart 600xt to manufacturer’s default setting.
Simply start HP TouchSmart 600xt .After that you need to press the 'F8' key during the start of loading. Then you could access 'Safe' mode of the system. Then sign into the computer with an account which has 'Administrator Properties'. The system administrator only has the authority to uninstall Windows XP. You have to click 'Start' and then 'Control panel' icon respectively. Then double-click the 'Add or Remove Programs'.It would show a list of programs that you could choose to uninstall. From that select 'Uninstall Windows XP'. This would begin the uninstalling.