Uninstalling Windows® 7 in Toshiba® Tecra M11
Issues that can occur while uninstalling Windows 7 from Toshiba Tecra M11
Windows 7 is the latest version of Microsoft Operating System. It is used in Toshiba Tecra M11. At times users need to uninstall Windows 7 to install any other operating system like Windows Vista or reinstall Windows 7again. There are some important things that you should keep in mind while uninstalling Windows 7 from your laptop. It is not as easy as any other operating system uninstall. Uninstalling Windows 7 depends on how it was previously installed. Users that performed a clean install after formatting the destination disk no longer have the option to remove Windows 7 and restore their previous operating system. When you try to uninstall Windows 7 and change back to, Windows XP you might receive an error message saying that the operating system that you are using is newer than the one you are trying to install. Uninstalling Windows 7 and reinstalling the earlier version deletes all of the programs, files, and settings on your computer.
Tips to solve the problems during uninstalling Windows 7:
- Update BIOS
- Save your files and settings to a storage device
- Do not delete earlier version in a multi boot configuration
To solve this issue regarding changing back to Windows XP from Windows 7, you need to update your BIOS and reset it to default and then follow the manual to set the first boot device to your CD/DVD ROM. This needs to be done correctly to avoid further complications.
Save your files and settings to a storage device
Uninstalling Windows 7 leads to loss of entire data that is saved in the system. So before uninstalling Windows 7 you have to take back up of the needed files and software that are present in your system. You can store the needed information in a removable device so that you can get it back even after the uninstalling.
If you delete earlier version, that may leave your system in a fatal state. This is because the computer uses the startup files from the earliest version of Windows that is installed on the computer. Users have to follow proper removal guidelines to ensure that the uninstall process happens smoothly.