Uninstall Windows® XP® from Samsung® P530
The Samsung P530 is a business notebook featuring a 15.6-inch LED display and long battery backup. It has 4-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM and a 250 GB internal 5400 rpm SATA hard drive. There is provision to connect a CD/DVD optical drive. If Windows XP on your Samsung P530 has been corrupted or if you want to install another operating system, you will have to uninstall Windows XP. You might uninstall Windows XP either by formatting the entire system manually or else the Windows XP removal files are automatically saved during installation, by clicking that, your Windows XP could be uninstalled.
- Uninstall Windows XP
- Backup important files
- Restore device driver CDs
Uninstall Windows XP
If sufficient space is available, Windows XP removal files are automatically saved during the installation. To remove Windows XP from your Samsung P530, restart your computer in safe mode. Click ‘Start,’ go to ‘Control Panel,’ and then double-click ‘Add or Remove Programs.’ Here, in the list of the installed programs, double-click ‘Uninstall Windows XP.’ If ‘Uninstall Windows XP’ is not in the list, you might manually format the entire system.
Backup important files
Backing up refers to making additional copies that might be used to restore the original after a data loss event. While uninstalling Windows XP, you might lose your crucial files and documents. Save these files to an external storage device or to another hard drive. During the uninstalling process your hard disk drive might be formatted and hence your files and documents might be lost. So ensure that you keep a backup copy before uninstalling Windows XP from your Samsung P530.
Device drivers are used for providing compatibility between the hardware components in the Samsung P530 and the operating system. So before uninstalling, make sure that you are having the device driver CD that will be used to restore the Samsung P530 back to the manufacturer’s default setting. You might use a DVD or CD to create a recovery disk if the drivers are in the recovery partition drive.