Uninstall Windows® XP® in the Toshiba® Satellite P500
How to uninstall Windows XP in Toshiba Satellite P500
Windows XP is still used by millions of users around the world. This is because of the fact that Windows XP is extremely light on system resources and easy to use. However, with time many better operating systems have been launched. Newer generation operating systems that have more security and advanced features are preloaded on almost all new computers. The Toshiba Satellite P500 being a high performance system can reach its true potential only with the use of newer operating systems. Windows XP can be easily removed from your Toshiba Satellite P500. Toshiba Satellite P500 users who wish to uninstall/remove Windows XP are advised to create a recover disk of the operating system so that in case some problem arises with the uninstallation process, the system can be recovered.
The following details mentioned givers users more information regarding some of the things to be kept in mind while uninstalling or removing Windows XP from the Toshiba Satellite P500:
- Check for compatibility
- Data backup
- Adequate power backup
Check for compatibility
Before starting with the removal of Windows XP from the Toshiba Satellite P500 users are advised to check if the operating system that is going to be installed is compatible with the system. Although the Toshiba Satellite P500 is a new generation system, it is a good idea to check the compatibility before uninstallation so that time will not be wasted in case the operating system is not compatible. Users are advised to contact the official Toshiba website to check for all the compatible operating systems that will work well on the Toshiba Satellite P500 model.
Removal or uninstallation of Windows XP operating system from the Toshiba Satellite P500 will cause data loss. All drivers and system restore points will be removed with the removal of the operating system. The Toshiba Satellite P500 users are advised to backup all changed settings as well as user preferences on to a removable media so that even if some issues come up with the removal process, Windows XP can be easily reinstalled on the Toshiba Satellite P500.
Removal/uninstallation of Windows XP from the Toshiba Satellite P500 should not be started without making sure that adequate power backup is available. The uninstallation process might take a lot of time and power interruptions will make the operating corrupt thereby, leaving your Toshiba Satellite P500 unusable. Power backup that can last the entire process is recommended.