Uninstall Windows® XP in Sony® VAIO X Series
Points you must remember while uninstalling Windows XP on Sony VAIO X Series
New technologies, software and hardware come along every few years and take on the new challenges on technology and modern living. If you want to improve the processes of your Sony VAIO X Series and you want to adapt to the changes, there is a great need for uninstalling your Windows XP operating system to a new version of the OS. There are some limitations to old programs that many not be advantageous for those who want to try out new things. Users need to get a lot of updates and tips to reconfigure the Sony VAIO X Series to fit to their needs. Here are some things you have to consider when thinking of uninstalling Windows XP:
- Reasons for uninstalling
- Installing a new operating system
Reasons for uninstalling
There are reasons as to why you would want to uninstall Windows XP. First is that new programs do not run on XP as efficiently as others so it would be best to replace it with a new OS. You might also have an existing system issue and you want to clear your Sony VAIO X Series from such issues. Upgrading to a new OS will be very beneficial for this process. Or else, you may also need to upgrade to a new OS to to try out new operating system as using a new one can surely provide new options and possibilities regarding program processes, speed and the interface.
Installing a new operating system
First and foremost, you need to check for the compatibility of your Sony VAIO X Series for the new OS. Use the compatibility testing tool that is available in the Windows website. Once you have installed it on your Sony VAIO X Series, run the program and find out what needs to be fixed, removed or upgraded on your Sony VAIO X Series. Find out which operating system your Sony VAIO X Series is running on. If the computer is running on 32-bits, select a 32-bit operating system. Do the same for 64-bits. Follow the instructions for the installation of the OS. Once installed, a Windows.old folder will be present in the root folder of your system containing your old Windows XP copy.
Be aware that when you uninstall Windows XP on Sony VAIO X Series, all files that are present in the system will be removed as this is reformatting your computer to a fresh start. Keep a backup before you make any significant changes to you Sony VAIO X Series so you can recover essential files for your work or daily processes. Reinstall all program elements, activate and register your new OS and configure it according to your needs.