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Uninstall Windows® XP from Dell® Inspiron 580s
Tips on how to uninstall Windows® XP from Dell Inspiron 580s
The Dell Inspiron 580s now comes with the Windows® 7 operating system. Some users have chosen to use Windows® XP due to their preferences with the configuration, the programs they want installed and the amount of disk space that Windows® XP takes up which is lesser than newer operating systems. But if you have made upgrades to your computer, you may want to uninstall Windows® XP from Dell Inspiron 580s so you can install a newer OS to suit your computer’s new configuration. Uninstalling Windows® XP and installing a new operating system is a time consuming process, but it can be done with few complications if you know how to do it.
Here are some guidelines that you can follow to uninstall Windows® XP from Dell Inspiron 580s.
- How to uninstall Windows® XP from Dell Inspiron 580s?
- How to save old files from your computer?
- Keeping a backup of Windows® XP drivers and software
How to uninstall Windows® XP from Dell Inspiron 580s?
You cannot really uninstall Windows® XP from Dell Inspiron 580s, but you can install another version of the OS which then replaces Windows® XP. If you plan to replace Windows® XP with another operating system, insert the installation disc and perform a clean install of the new OS. This would basically uninstall Windows® XP and all other files that you have by reformatting and repartitioning your hard disk, and will subsequently install a new operating system on your computer.
How to save old files from your computer?
Before you uninstall Windows® XP from Dell Inspiron 580s, you may want to backup your old files. You can do this by going to the Control Panel and clicking on the Backup Files application. Backup your files on an external hard drive or onto discs. But if you are already in the process of uninstalling Windows® XP and installing a new OS, you may want to do a parallel partition so you can copy your old files.
If you uninstall Windows® XP from Dell Inspiron 580s, it is advised that you should keep a backup of the drivers and software that you have installed on your computer. Some users may decide to revert back to Windows® XP, and having a backup would save you some precious time if you do decide to reinstall Windows® XP.
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