Guidelines to uninstall Windows® XP in Lenovo® IdeaPad S12
What are the guidelines to uninstall Windows XP in Lenovo IdeaPad S12 and the things to be kept in mind while doing so?
The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is one of the largest netbooks in the market and has a 12-inch screen. The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 helps the consumers surf Internet easily. It comes with a pre-loaded Windows XP and has a full-size keyboard, and includes a six-cell battery for five hours run time. Its memory capacity is up to 1GB RAM. You could uninstall Windows XP from your Lenovo IdeaPad S12 in two ways. One way is to format the system. Other way is that at the time of installing, you might receive a prompt in your screen asking whether you want to save old system files. If you save these files, then uninstalling is relatively easy. For uninstalling Windows XP, you need to start your computer in 'Safe Mode.' Once the system starts go to the 'Start Menu,' 'Control Panel' and then 'Add/Remove Programs.' There, you click on “Uninstall Windows XP”. The Windows XP will be uninstalled from your Lenovo IdeaPad S12.
Following are some of the things to be kept in mind while uninstalling XP in Lenovo IdeaPad S12:
- Keep back up of important files
- Restore device driver CDs
- Ensure enough power backup
Keep backup of important files
While uninstalling Windows XP, there is high chance of losing important documents and files. Because you might format your hard drive during the uninstall process, therefore, before you uninstall Windows XP from Lenovo IdeaPad S12, you need to take the backup of important files, such as your personal files, and music files. You need to save those files to an external storage device or to another hard drive.
Restore device driver CDs
Before uninstalling Windows XP, ensure that you are having the device driver CD in hand that might be used to restore the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 back from the manufacturer’s default setting. Device drivers might be used for providing compatibility between the hardware components in the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 and the operating system. If the drivers are in the recovery partition drive, then you might also use a DVD or CD to create the recovery disk.
Your system might get shut down suddenly if there is not enough charge in your system. During uninstallation, if the system gets shut down, then the uninstalling process might get distracted. Once it is interrupted, then you might have to again start the uninstallation process from the beginning. So ensure that your Lenovo IdeaPad S12 has enough charge before Windows XP is being uninstalled.