How do you remove an operating system?
Most operating systems can only be removed by formatting the hard drive, and then installing the operating system that you desire. The drawback to this is that you will lose everything that is on that partition of the hard drive. Example : if you have a computer with Windows Vista but you want to put Windows XP on the computer you have to wipe (format) the hard drive in order to load Windows XP. This means saving all your documents to...
What steps should be taken when upgrading an operating system from Windows 98 to Windows XP?
Hello, To upgrade from Windows 98 to Windows XP first make sure you have the correct system requirements: - at least a Pentium 3 (or equivalent) - at least 512Mb of ram - at least 10GB of HDD Then simply buy Windows XP software and follow the upgrade instructions. Normally you will not lose any application nor any documents (and files) stored on your computer. However not all applications you had installed will work on Windows XP, but most of them...
Asked in Operating Systems
Why the minimum system requirements should be checked when installing an operating stystem?
This is because the bench testing has been done to ensure that the product is almost guaranteed to run on that system with the minimum requirements. Any less could result in system failure and possible lose of data. ...
How likely are you to lose files when upgrading to Windows 8?
If you are upgrading to Windows 8 from an older Windows version like Vista or 7 you should not lose any files as Windows has developed the transition to be nice and smooth. If you are clearing off the OS completely and manually installing Windows 8 then it is recommended to have a backup of your files. ...
Asked in Microsoft Windows, Windows XP
What is a quick way to recover lost data on a Windows XP desktop system?
dont lose it in the first place
Asked in Computers
How do you get the recovery drive on computer back to normal HELP PLEASE?
i accidentally changed the recovery drive on my windows computer, i messed the whole system up. everything is opening with windows picture viewer. nothing works. how do i change it back?!> please help me! im begging, You may need to purchase the system recovery DVD from the computer vendor and re-install the operating system from scratch. You will lose all your personal files if you do that, though. Before you take this drastic step, consider attaching the hard drive of your system to...
Asked in Windows XP, Windows 7, Linux Ubuntu
How do you install Ubuntu 9.10 over Windows 7?
It depends on what you are trying to do. If you install anything over Windows 7 that is not a windows based system you may lose some application functionality if the other system does not have an equivalent. The same could be said if installing Ubuntu, since it may have functionality that is not present in Windows 7. ...
Asked in Computer Terminology, CD and DVD Drives
What do you do if you misplaced the CD rom for installation on your logitech quickcam?
The best thing you can do if you lose the installation disk for your camera or any other device is to go to the manufactures website and download the drivers. Usually drivers can be found listed under support or Product Support. Logitech webcam drivers can be found at http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/support_downloads/downloads/webcams/&cl=us,en To find the right one you will need the exact model of your web cam. which should be found somewhere on the camera. You may also need the exact type of operating system you...
Asked in Microsoft Windows, Windows 10
What will get deleted after I install a fresh Windows 10?
If you are upgrading from an older version of Windows as in 7 or 8 you should lose nothing. If you are clearing off your current OS and installing Windows 10 by yourself then you will lose everything as your files are saved in the Windows "Files Explore". It is recommended to make a backup before doing a clear wipe. ...
Asked in Education
Operating system recovery options?
To Recover or restore your files that you have accidentally lost, System Restore might help. This is found in START-->PROGRAMS-->ACCESSORIES-->SYSTEM TOOLS--> SYSTEM RESTORE This helps when your computer is malfunctioning and crashing and was normal before. There are several dates and checkpoints that you can restore to which can be several months old. You will not lose your documents and music but programs which were installed (even games) might need reinstallation. If you have a problem with your computer you can also insert the windows boot CD...
Will you lose all your drivers if you erase the hard drive you have the reinstallation CD?
Most computers have a "recovery" or "software" drive, these are the folders you want to avoid removing when replacing your operating system with a new one, they contain drivers. You will see these in a menu if you choose to make space instead of "updating" from the menu during reinstallation on disc. This applies to Windows. ...
Asked in Technology, Windows XP
When you are finished working with Windows XP you should close your user account by logging off from the computer?
yes, you should, because you might lose some severe important data.
Asked in Microsoft Windows
How do you reformat my computer with out the reformat disk?
You can do this from a terminal window, however reformatting the computer will require you to reload the operating system from scratch (and you will lose all your data) before you can use it again. ...
Asked in Windows Vista, Windows XP
How do you fix my operating systems failure on laptop?
If Vista has failed you might have to re-install it. You will lose all your info if you did not make backup copies. Try system restore first. ...
Does reinstalling Windows mean you will lose the files on your hard drive?
If you are going to format the drive first then there are two possibilities: 1. You have all system and personal files on one drive. In this case you would lose all your files. 2. You have system files and personal files on different drives. In this case you would only lose the files on the drives that you format. As long as you don't format the drive with your personal files on it you won't lose them. ...
Asked in Microsoft Windows, Windows XP
If you format your hard drive will you lose the Windows XP programme will you lose your internet cofiguration settings and have to connect it again?
If you format the partition where windows files are located, you will loose all data on the partition. ...
Asked in Windows 7
Does FPS Creator x10 work on a bootcamped Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit?
The answer is no. Try dual booting Windows 7 rather than boot camping it. You need will first need to extract all the contents of the windows 7 iso file onto a completely blank memory stick or disk (not an external hard drive) using a program called '7-zip' install it and open the iso in it, then drag and drop them to the memory stick or disk. Then go to system preferences and change the startup disk to your memory stick or...
Asked in Motherboards
Will the computer lose any info with a new motherboard?
It shouldn't, as the data is stored on the hard disc drive. However, the motherboard might not work with the operating system installation on the disc drive, and this would require re-installing the operating system, which could result in losing data. Make sure that the data is saved to a CD or DVD before switching motherboards. ...