How do I uninstall Windows XP?

A. If you upgraded to XP from Windows Me or Windows 98, go to the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel applet and click Uninstall Windows XP. Under this same set of circumstances, you can also uninstall XP from the command prompt by performing the following steps:

  1. Start the computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt support (press F8 during start up).
  2. Navigate to %systemroot%\system32.
  3. Type
    and press Enter.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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