Uninstalling Windows® XP in Toshiba mini NB300
Guidelines for Uninstalling Windows® XP in Toshiba mini NB300
There are many situations when you must uninstall Windows® XP from your Toshiba mini NB300 because of different reasons like you want to return to the previously installed operating system. But this process is not an easy task because it depends on the way in which Windows® XP was installed. So, it might be necessary to try some different methods to uninstall Windows® XP. This process will be easy if you have all the CDs you need, and if you have all the old data handy.
The following points will provide a better understanding of uninstalling Windows® XP from your Toshiba mini NB300:
- Backing up the important data
- Uninstalling in case that the files of the old system are saved
- Uninstalling without the files of the old system are saved
Backing up the important data
Select all your important data and back it up before you start uninstalling the operating system. You can back it up on a CD/DVD, on another separate hard drive or an on line data store website. In case that you don’t save it you might lose it, because, during the uninstallation process it might be necessary to format the hard drive.
Uninstalling in case that the files of the old system are saved
In case that the old files of the previous operating system were saved, uninstalling is a very easy process. Run your computer in “Safe” mode and hit “F8” key when the operating system boots up. Click on “Start” menu, go in “Control Panel” and then open “Add/Remove Program” section. Now you can uninstall Windows® XP. The system prompts will help you to uninstall the current operating system and to return at the previous one.
If you have not saved the files of previous operating system you have to uninstall Windows® XP manually. Go in “Add/Remove Programs” and if you do not find “Uninstall Windows® XP” option it means that you must install the previous operating system manually. Unfortunately, this method requires the format of the hard drive. Before you start formatting the hard drive it is recommended to save all the important data stored here. More on, formatting a computer requires solid knowledge in the computers domain. If you do not have this knowledge do not try to do this process by yourself. Follow these steps to install previous operating system manually. Start the system booting and set to start the laptop with the CD/DVD ROM device support. Now, you have to type “dfisk” and then click on “Enter” at “A:>prompt”. After a DOS partition is created, follow the prompts to make a partition of an appropriate size. Then restart the computer and type “C format” and click Enter. After the operation is complete you must restart the laptop and then; select CD/DVD-ROM drive. Type the letter of the drive and click on Enter. The directory will provide the name of the Windows® installation file.