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Old 11-28-2007, 12:21 AM   #1
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Delete Linux


after you have installed linux onto your computer (with windows still in there), is there any way you can delete it?
 
Old 11-28-2007, 12:28 AM   #2
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Yup, you can go into Windows and format over it. Why would you want to do that though? Rhetorical question, no reply is needed.

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Old 11-28-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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how would you formattt over windows?
 
Old 11-28-2007, 05:12 PM   #4
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If it's on a separate partition, all you need to do is format that partition under Windows. Pretty simple procedure.
 
Old 11-28-2007, 05:22 PM   #5
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But, before you do that, you better boot the windows install disk in command mode and run fixmbr, otherwise you won't be able to boot windows after formatting over Linux, if you have grub or lilo in the MBR
 
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If you wanted to format over everything and start anew, download Killdisk. It can boot from a CD and will erase everything. You'll have NOTHING on the disk. You can check out another utility that does the same thing called Dban.

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Old 11-29-2007, 05:36 PM   #7
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where do you get a windows install disk, because my computer came with windows installed onto the computer (im sure just like everyones else's)?
 
Old 11-29-2007, 06:18 PM   #8
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Then you'll have to get it from your computer manufacturer. Typically you may get a "repair" disk or pay extra for a full install disk. Newer machines may have it archived on the hard drive somewhere. Time to look at the help files for your computer.

Or you buy another copy of Windows.
 
  


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