Uninstalling Windows® 7 in Fujitsu® LifeBook TH700
Know more about uninstalling Windows 7 in Fujitsu LifeBook TH700
You may think of uninstalling Windows 7 from your Fujitsu LifeBook TH700 Notebook and install any other Windows operating system such as Windows Vista® or Windows XP. If you wish to upgrade the pre-released version of Windows 7 to the latest version, you need to uninstall the pre-installed version of Windows 7. Another scenario when you may consider uninstalling Windows 7 can be, when you are not comfortable working on the new features of Windows 7. You may also want to uninstall your operating system because it requires more than 4GB memory or if a driver is not upgraded, it will not be compatible with Windows 7, which can also result in system crash. Some software may fail to work with Windows 7. Sometimes, Windows 7 operating system will not allow you to work with more than three applications. In terms of security, the chances of getting infected and, thus, the loss of personal information are more in this case.
Given below are few important things you need to remember before uninstalling Windows 7:
- Data backup
- Uninstall in Safe Mode
- Compatibility check
The first thing to be done is data backup before removing the existing Windows 7 operating system on Fujitsu LifeBook TH700 Notebook. This will ensure that the data is secure and if at all some problem occurs during the operating system changing process; the data will be safe and can be accessed using a different computer. It is also advised to backup registry entries and driver information so that in case the user wants to install Windows 7 again this can be done easily. You can save your important files and folders in any external drive or removable media device. You can transfer this important data back to your computer system once you have installed a new operating system.
Uninstall in Safe Mode
You can remove your Windows OS by just inserting an OS installation disk and formatting, but still there may be chances when cannot get rid of it. If you really want to uninstall Windows 7 operating system from your Fujitsu LifeBook TH700 Notebook, start your system and press ‘F8’ key to start in the safe mode. Then navigate the arrow to the command prompt and follow the steps. Finally you will be asked if you really want to delete the OS. Then select ‘Yes’ and then insert the installation disk of the new OS, which will format your C: drive if you already have a partition. Also do not forget to reinstall the drivers that you need.
Most problems that occur during un-installation may be due to the incompatibility of devices or programs. So before doing the un-installation you must check the compatibility of devices with the new operating system. The compatibility can be checked through the corresponding operating system site. For instance, if you want to reinstall Windows 7, you can find the compatibility from Windows7 upgrade advisor webpage. You can download this upgrade advisor from the website. This advisor will check all the devices and programs. On completing the checking, it will give you the compatibility report. All devices are designed with some specifications that may be compatible with a particular operating system. So if any change is made in the settings while uninstalling, they may result in some sorts of issues.