Tech support for uninstalling Windows® 7 from Toshiba® Satellite L450
Do you want to uninstall operating system from your Toshiba Satellite L450?
The Toshiba Satellite L450 laptop comes preloaded with Windows® 7 operating system as the primary operating system. In some cases, the vendor may supply the software installation disk and may not in some cases. However, user may be compelled to uninstall the operating system either because, the system files have been corrupted or changing user needs forcing them to use a higher or lower version of Windows® or totally change to a different operating system i.e. Linux®.
The important things to be kept in mind if you want to uninstall Windows® 7 from Toshiba Satellite L450 and tips to avoid the problems are discussed over here.
- What to keep in mind while uninstalling the operating system
- Avoiding problems after uninstall
- How to avoid uninstall
What to keep in mind while uninstalling the operating system
Removing operating system from the laptop results in losing other installed application programs in addition to user’s data and information. However, to avoid high costs of data recovery and time, the following pointers can help you in the event you want to uninstall. Backup all your data in a removal drive or a different drive partition that does not contain the operating system other than the primary hard disk. Since the operating system is the primary hard disk, if the backup is in the same drive you will still lose your work.
Device drivers are meant to provide compatibility between the hardware components in the laptop and the operating system. The user should ensure that they have the device driver CD in hand that will be used to restore the laptop back to the manufacturer’s default setting. In case where the drivers are in the recovery partition drive, the user should use a DVD or CD to create a recovery disk.
Avoiding problems after uninstall
The user should ensure that when they are doing a new installation after doing uninstall, they should use a genuine operating system software. This will ensure that the operating system will access automatic update features i.e. patch. In addition the user should ensure that they install a fresh installation of all device drivers to avoid conflicts with the operating system when accessing different hardware components. To be able to use the Toshiba Satellite L450 laptop for other tasks, such as word processing, spreadsheets, the user will in addition have to re-install all the application files in order to open the back-up files that were created.
In cases where one wants to use multiple operating systems, they can create extra hard disk partition and use them to install a second copy of the operating system. In cases where the operating system files have been corrupted, the user can repair them by re-running the installation disk and choosing the repair option.