How To Delete XP
If you need to know how to delete XP then you must be having problems. Some computers cannot handle XP because they may not have enough memory. You can run your computer with another operating system after you delete Windows XP. If you plan on upgrading your computer with more memory, etc. then once you are finished you can reinstall Windows XP or another operating system. The steps below will show you how to delete Windows XP.
- Boot into Safe Mode. Reboot your computer and as it is loading lightly tap the F8 key.
- Sign on as an administrator. If you are not signed on as an administrator you will not have the privileges to uninstall and delete Windows XP.
- Click Start and then click Control Panel. Double click Add or Remove Programs. A window will open showing you the list of programs you can uninstall.
- Click Uninstall Windows XP from the Add/Remove list. You can only uninstall Windows XP and automatically revert to an earlier operating system if this option shows in this list.
- Click Windows XP Uninstall. An additional screen will come up for you to read.
- Click Change/Remove. An uninstall Windows XP dialog box will open.
- Click Uninstall Windows XP and click Continue. You will now need to follow the directions on the screen. When the question "Are you sure you want to uninstall Windows XP and restore your previous operating system?" comes up, click Yes to restart to the previously installed system.
- Once the uninstall finishes you need to reboot your computer. It will now run the previous version of Windows.
Windows XP should now be deleted off of your computer. Any programs that you had installed before you deleted Windows XP will now need to be reinstalled.