Toshiba® M780 Uninstall Windows® 7
Things to be kept in mind while uninstalling Windows 7 from Toshiba Protege M780
Windows 7 operating system comes preloaded with almost all new PCs, but if the user wants to install a different one, it needs to be uninstalled. Windows 7 demands a lot out of the system resources which some users need not want. Although Windows 7 does not come with an uninstallation feature; the operating system can be changed by formatting the entire hard disk and installing a new one. However, if the user wants to go back to a previous version of Windows operating system that option is viable. There are a number of things to be kept in mind while uninstalling this operating system from your Toshiba Protege M780. Incorrect or careless change of the operating system could result in data loss or system being inoperable.
Following are some tips to keep in mind while changing the operating system in Toshiba Protege 780:
- Data backup
- Compatibility check
- Power backup
- Recovery CD
During change of operating system from Windows 7users are advised to backup all important data on their Toshiba Protege M780 incase an issue arises with the process and operating system gets corrupted, data loss will not occur. It should also be noted that all programs installed on the system will be removed, so installation files of all programs should be backed up. It is recommended that registry entries are also backed up so that in case a rollback to Windows 7 is needed, it can be done easily.
Before Windows 7 operating system is changed from Toshiba Protege M780 users are advised to carry out a compatibility check of the operating system they wish to install. Details of all the supported operating systems for the Toshiba Protege M780 will be provided in the official website. Users are warned not to install operating systems that are not given in the compatible list, as these could have adverse effect on the processor or other components giving extra load which could even result in hardware failure.
Formatting of the hard disk and new operating system installation process over Windows 7 or rollback to previous version of Windows operating system in Toshiba Protege M780 could take a very long time and users should make sure that sufficient power backup is available to last the whole process. Incomplete installation/rollback process could leave the operating system corrupt and make the system inoperable. Adequate power backup ensures that the process is being carried out the way it is supposed to be without interference leaving little margin for errors to occur.
Your Toshiba Protege M780 comes with a recovery CD so that incase some problems do arise during the operating system change process; the system can be rolled back to the previous state. Users should keep this CD at hand before starting with removal of Windows 7. This CD can be also used if the user does not like the look and feel of the new operating system and wishes to go back to Windows 7.