There are multiple ways to restore Windows XP to its factory settings, including using the System Restore feature, using backup recovery discs to recover the system and reinstalling Windows XP from scratch. Each method works equally well in terms of restoring the computer's operating system to its original condition.Know More
Windows XP has a built-in feature called System Restore, which restores the operating system to its factory conditions by rolling it back to a previous state. Users may need to re-enable this feature if it has been disabled and may need to use other methods of restoring Windows XP if this method proves overly difficult.
An alternate solution is to use the recovery discs that come bundled with Windows XP. Alternately, the computer may have a recovery partition on its hard drive. Users can press the F10 key as their system boots up to either access the recovery partition or the recovery disc to initiate system recovery. It is important to note that this method erases any data on the hard drive.
The final option is to reinstall the operating system completely using the recovery disc. This is a lengthier alternative to the system recovery option and can only be used if the user has access to the recovery discs. The recovery partition is not able to initiate a full re-installation.Learn more about Software
To improve the performance and speed of Windows XP, remove unused programs, use antispyware software, and defragment the hard drive. You can also improve Windows XP's performance by disconnecting network connections that are not being used.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
A standard VGA driver cannot be installed in Windows XP because it comes standard with the program. While it cannot be installed, it can be updated and the program can be forced to use it in place of a different driver that may be installed on the operating system.Full Answer >
To reformat a hard drive in Windows XP, computer owners will need a Windows XP installation CD, a hard drive and a working computer. Reformatting a hard drive is a permanent process that restores the hard drive to its factory state.Full Answer >