Install Windows® XP® in Samsung® P460
Learn how to install Windows XP in Samsung P460
The P460 series of high performance laptops from Samsung features the energy-efficient Intel Centrino 2 processors for advanced performance along with extreme mobility. The system sports advanced features like spill-resistant keyboard and shock-resistant hard drive which enables the users to put it through the stresses of a commuter’s life. Other advanced features of your Samsung P460 includes a biometric fingerprint reader, high-definition display with ambient light sensor and multiple high speed USB ports for increased functionality and security of your system. The Windows XP is a user-friendly operating system which is still preferred over other latest operating systems by millions of users around the world. Installing a simple resource-friendly operating system like Windows XP on a powerful system like your Samsung P460 offers unparalleled performance with great reliability. The Windows XP can be installed in your Samsung P460 using an original copy of bootable installation disk. The users of Samsung P460 must check the boot order of the system in the BIOS and should make necessary changes in order to boot the system from the removable media drive to initialize the installation. Following the onscreen instructions after booting up from the installation disk will help the users to initialize the installation.
The points discussed below will help the users to install Windows XP in your Samsung P460 laptops:
- Backup data from hard disk
- Power on the adapter
- Download drivers
Backup data from the hard disk
The first thing the users of Samsung P460 should take care of before attempting an operating system reinstall is to take backup of hard disk data. The entire data on the hard disk or at least from the primary partition of the hard disk should be copied to a compatible external mass storage device before starting the installation to prevent data loss. This is because the Windows XP setup will sometimes format the entire hard disk or the primary partition as a part of the installation operation which deletes all the data and application on the hard disk.
Power on the adapter
It is recommended that the users power the system using the AC adapter during the installation. The installation of Windows XP on your Samsung P460 might require several restarts and this will drain the system battery quickly. This should be avoided because any interruption due to insufficient power during the installation will damage the system data and also the hardware components like hard disk.
The drivers for the components integrated in your Samsung P460 device are usually supplied along with the unit during the purchase. If the drivers are not available easily, then the latest version of the original drivers for your Samsung P460 that are compatible with the Windows XP operating system should be downloaded from the official website of the manufacturer before starting the installation. If the drivers are already available, the users of Samsung P460 must double check the drivers for their authenticity and compatibility with your system to avoid later complications.