Uninstall Microsoft® Windows® XP in Acer® TravelMate
Acer TravelMate is a series of notebooks powered with either Celeron M or Pentium M processor. There are many situations where you want to uninstall Windows XP in Acer TravelMate Laptop. If your system contains the upgrade version of Windows XP, you could simply uninstall Windows XP by opening ‘Control Panel’ and select ‘Add/Remove Programs.’ You need to select the ‘Uninstall’ button next to the Windows XP operating system. If it is the default operating system then you need to have another operating system installed before you can uninstall Windows XP operating system. This process is only carried out in safe mode. Also, only system administrator has the permission to uninstall.
- Windows removal files needed
- Proper backup needed
- Uninstall in safe mode
- Check power supply
Windows removal files needed
During the upgrade of Windows XP, the removal files are automatically saved. If by mistake you have removed the removal files from your computer, then uninstall cannot continue.
Proper backup needed
Before you uninstall the Windows XP operating system, you need to take proper backup for the entire hard drive. This might be needed when the uninstallation process fail for any reason. Also store the backup data on a removable storage media. Due to the chances of system crash, the backup needs to be stored on a separate media in order to avoid data loss.
In Safe Mode, only necessary programs are running. That means only those programs which are needed for the system would be working. So you could safely complete the Windows XP uninstall procedure. Some programs that are running in the background would cause error in the uninstall process. To prevent this kind of error you need to perform the uninstall procedure in safe mode.
Before you start the Windows XP uninstall procedure, you need to check the power supply. At the middle of the uninstall process, if you could not get the adequate power supply it would affect the uninstall process. You need to keep full battery backup before the uninstall process.