Uninstall Windows® XP® in Toshiba® Satellite M500
Toshiba Satellite M500 offers portability and high performance to users. The system is preloaded with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. Though, it is a great performing OS, at times you might be required to uninstall it. Some of the reasons that can lead to uninstallation are that you might be in the need of upgrading the operating system, the OS might have become corrupted due to malware or viruses, else you might have altered the important OS files accidentally. You could easily uninstall the Windows XP operating system from your Toshiba Satellite M500 system keeping in mind some important things.
- Use of command prompt
- Uninstall using control panel
- Things to be kept in mind
Use of command prompt
You could make use of the command prompt in your Toshiba Satellite M500 system to uninstall Microsoft Windows XP from the system. For doing it, you just need to restart the system and press the 'F8' key to start the system in safe mode with command prompt. In the command prompt window, you will have to type appropriate commands to uninstall Microsoft Windows XP from your computer.
Uninstall using control panel
You could uninstall Microsoft Windows XP from your Toshiba M500 system with the use of control panel. To perform this, you need to restart the system and at the time of restarting press the 'F8' key to start the system in safe mode. In the safe mode window, you need to login the system with administrator credentials and you would be able to access Control Panel from the 'Start' menu of the system. Then, you need to press the 'Uninstall Windows XP' button to perform the uninstallation.
You need to take care of a number of points while uninstalling Microsoft Windows XP from your Toshiba Satellite M500 system. It is greatly advisable to take the back up of all important data in your system before uninstalling the operating system to avoid accidental data loss. Another point to be kept in mind is to uninstall Windows XP completely from your system and provide uninterrupted power supply to the system before performing the task.