Uninstall Windows® XP from HP TouchSmart® tm2t series
Need to know the ways of uninstalling Windows XP from HP TouchSmart tm2t series?
HP TouchSmart tm2t series comes with Windows 7 operating system. It is built with Intel processor and 12.1 inches display. RAM can be upgraded to 8 GB. It has integrated finger print reader. It has an HDMI port that can be used to connect to an external monitor or HD-TV. HP TouchSmart tm2t series display unit can be rotated to 180 degrees and can be folded. You will be able to write or draw on the screen with the help of a digital pen. You can use your fingers or scroll web pages. Normally, the computer comes with Windows 7 but if you have installed Windows XP later, you can always uninstall. In case of the absence of internal optical disk drive, use an external optical drive.
The following points need to be kept in mind while uninstalling Windows XP from HP TouchSmart tm2t series:
- Uninstall Windows XP from a single operating system
- Uninstall Windows XP from a dual boot system
- Things to remember
Uninstall Windows XP from a single operating system
You got the system with the Windows XP operating system. For a single operating system, to uninstall Windows XP, you need to follow a simple process. Start the computer in ‘Safe Mode’. Go to the ‘Administrative Account’ and then select ‘Add/Remove Programs’ from the ‘Control Panel’. If you see Windows XP in the list, then double-click ‘Uninstall Windows XP’. If the computer asks you to uninstall Windows XP, then click ‘Yes’. If the ‘Uninstall Windows XP’ is not in the list, then reinstall the operating system that you want and in the installation process remove the previous Windows XP.
Uninstall Windows XP from a dual boot system
You have installed Windows XP in your laptop and the preloaded operating system is also there. Such uninstallation process is more complex. Now if you want to remove an operating system, you need to boot your computer in other operating system. Then, delete the operating system that you want to remove or format the partition. If the remaining operating system has the control on the boot loader, then restart the computer with the disk of the remaining operating system and then repair the operating system.
While uninstalling the operating system, you need to keep all necessary programs within your reach. If you reinstall an operating system, then take a backup of the important files. For making a dual boot system or removing an operating system from a multiboot system, you need to create a backup of all the important documents and files in an external drive.