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Uninstall Windows XP from a labtop

By naithao2003 ·
How do I uninstall my Windows XP from my labtop. I tried the setup from the F12, and one from the F2; however, I could not do much about it. If anyone knows how to uninstall Windows XP from a labtop, please let me know.

Thank you.

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Uninstall Windows XP from a labtop

by mohdmuqeet In reply to Uninstall Windows XP from ...

Which Laptop, I means make and model, like dell, toshiba etc......

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This is Dell labtop

by naithao2003 In reply to Uninstall Windows XP from ...

Thank you for your reply. This is a Dell. I would like to uninstall it, and reinstall it back.

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did you get the dell XP disk?

by ---TK--- In reply to This is Dell labtop

If so insert the XP cd into your PC's CD ROM drive, make sure you boot from CD and follow the directions... its a pretty easy walk through.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

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I have the disk, but when I insert to the drive...

by naithao2003 In reply to did you get the dell XP d ...

I insert the disk to the drive, it popup the windows as follow:

Install Windows XP
Install Optional Windows Components
Perform additional tasks
Check system compatibility

I restart my computer, I press F12 reboot from CD-ROM Drive, but the windows is still came back the same. How do I boot from the CD? Thank you for your help.

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If you press F12 and window comes back the same....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to I have the disk, but when ...

... if, by 'same' you mean it gives you the same 4 choices, select "Install Windows XP".

... if, by 'same' you mean you see the regular Windows boot screen and it is NOT booting from the CD, your CD must not be bootable. What kind of CD is it? Is it a copy of a WinXP CD or does it have the Microsoft hologram logo on it? Is it a manufacturer's CD that came with the computer?

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Uninstall XP

by Anthony M In reply to Uninstall Windows XP from ...

Do you intend to install any other operating system on the laptop?

If yes then usually the the installation routine for the other operating system will offer you the choice to use the whole disk, if this option is selected then the existing hard drive is formatted before this installation, effectively removing XP from the laptop.

If no then you can look at creating a bootable disk or CD, if you google for repair CD's / Disks you should find plenty listed. Once you have created your bootable CD / disk then boot into this. One that I have used in the past is DBAN, fairly straight forward just pop the CD in boot to the CD follow the instructions.

If you cannot boot from CD but can boot from floppy then google for a bootable floppy, most of them will have utilities for creating disk partitions and formatting the hard drive.

Hope this helps

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