Uninstalling Windows®7 in Toshiba® Satellite M500
Tips to uninstall Windows 7 in Toshiba Satellite M500
Toshiba Satellite M500 is shipped pre installed with Windows 7 as the notebook’s primary operating system software. However, user needs are diverse and with the continued use of the notebook, one may prefer a different operating system thus removing the current one or may be attacked by a virus that corrupts the system files forcing one to uninstall it and make a fresh installation. Whatever the case is, there are several things that one has to keep in mind during the uninstall process if they want to maintain the original performance.
- What to keep in mind when removing Windows7
- Tips to uninstall Windows 7
- Problems that can occur
What to keep in mind when removing Windows7
With the removal of the operating system, one will lose all the application programs that were previously installed on the Windows platform. In addition, the device driver settings for the notebook will be totally removed in the process and lose the manufacturer’s default settings. In addition, all cumulative files i.e. photos, music, movies, etc. will be lost in the process.
Tips to uninstall Windows 7
The following tips will guide the user in the process of removing the operating system from the notebook. First and foremost, the user needs to create a recovery disk from the hidden recovery partition to be used to restore the system back to manufacturer’s default settings. This is important as all device driver previous loaded will be lost in the event of uninstall. In addition, the user should make a backup copy of all the application files they have accumulated in the storage media and restored later.
Copies of application software installation disks should be kept at hand to reinstall any previously installed applications.
During the uninstall process, the user may not be aware of the different file system utilized by Windows 7 and the operating system they are reverting to i.e. NT52 or NT60. In such a case, the user may choose the wrong file system which may end up affecting the performance of the system. In addition, compatibility with hardware components in the notebook may result after the uninstall process. The device settings may have been pre conditioned to work only with Windows 7 and in a case where a different operating system is used then the drivers may not be compatible. In some cases where the original operating system installation disk is not supplied, the user may be forced to use an installation disk that is not genuine and this may result in some application programs not working well on the new platform.