To remove Windows XP from a PC, restart the computer in safe mode, and press F8 while the computer is restarting. Go to the Start menu of the computer. Then, go to the Control Panel, and locate the Add or Remove Programs option. The Windows XP operating system should be listed and can be removed by highlighting the program and clicking Uninstall.
If the Windows XP operating system was an upgrade from another operating system, the previous system can be restored. When the new system is installed, a copy of the old operating system is saved on the computer if there is sufficient space available. If Windows XP is not on the list of programs to be installed, the previous system needs to be manually installed. If the computer owner wants to keep any files that were installed under the Windows XP system, those files should be backed up before starting this process because they won't be accessible when the original operating system is reinstalled.
Windows XP can also be removed using the Recovery Console. Insert the Windows XP CD into the computer, and under the menu, select Recovery Console. Type "cd"" to log in, and press the Enter key. Next, type "cdwindowssystem32" and "osunints.exe". Then, press Enter. Windows XP should then uninstall.Learn More
To start a computer in safe mode, restart the computer, hit F8 while the computer is restarting and press enter on the safe mode function. Hit F8 before the menu screen appears.Full Answer >
According to Microsoft, there are two methods to fix a C:/Windows/system32/cmd.exe error: boot the computer into safe mode, then troubleshoot to determine the cause of the issue, or perform a system restore. C:/Windows/system32/cmd.exe errors are frequently caused by misconfigured system files.Full Answer >
Software designed to monitor computer activity can be found under Processes in the Task Manager on a PC. Simply press Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up the Task Manager. On a Mac, open up Gadgets and Gizmos, and then click Utilities and Activity Monitor to pull up the running processes.Full Answer >
The advantages of Windows XP are that it requires fewer system resources, it is easy to use and it is compatible with a wide variety of applications. The disadvantages are that it has compromised security, as Microsoft has stopped support for XP, it is difficult to buy and Microsoft has made it almost impossible for anyone to remove newer versions of Windows from a computer and replace them with XP.Full Answer >