Uninstalling Windows® XP in Toshiba® Satellite A500
Tips on Uninstalling Windows® XP® in Toshiba® Satellite® A500
Many computer users still use Windows XP on their computers. This is because as Windows XP OS is light, the system will get very good performance when operated on Windows XP. Although your Toshiba® Satellite® A500 is fully compatible with Windows XP, users are recommended not to use this OS as this has been considered phased out. There are many better Operating Systems available in the market which will give even more performance than Windows XP. Newer generation Operating Systems from Microsoft® also has the added advantage of better security features such as two way firewall. Windows XP can be removed from Toshiba® Satellite® A500. All Toshiba® Satellite® A500 users removing or uninstalling Windows XP are recommended to create a recovery disk of the OS before uninstall so that even if some problems do come up, the system can be recovered easily.
Following details mentioned below gives more information regarding some of the things to be kept in mind while uninstalling or removing Windows XP from Toshiba® Satellite® A500:
- Data backup
- Compatibility check
- Adequate power backup
If Windows XP is removed from Toshiba® Satellite® A500 all of the data on the system will be removed along with the Operating System. This means that users should create a backup of all essential data before removing Windows XP. Users are also advised to include setup files of applications as well as driver related data on the backup so that in case Windows XP will have to be reinstalled, this can be done.
Before starting with the uninstall or removal of Windows XP from Toshiba® Satellite® A500, users are advised to check whether the Operating System that they are planning to install on the system is fully compatible. Although most modern Operating Systems are compatible with Toshiba® Satellite® A500, the compatibility check will help users avoid the unnecessary uninstallation of Windows XP in case that OS is incompatible.
The uninstall or removal process of Windows XP from Toshiba® Satellite® A500 should not be started unless there is adequate power backup. Having proper power backup will ensure that the process is not disturbed in anyway. Power interruptions during the uninstall process will make the Operating System corrupt and the system unusable.