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Old 12-15-2011, 04:52 AM   #1
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How to remove linux


I have a second hand netbook with Linux OS

How can I remove it?
 
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:00 AM   #2
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Well just reformat your hard disk, you can do this through the windows installer, I assume you want windows on there.
 
Old 12-15-2011, 05:05 AM   #3
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While any linux user knows how to remove windows, it's amusing to note that the opposite is not necessarily true
 
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:11 AM   #4
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Hello,

If you want to get into more detail, this link will help you :

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-uninstall.html
 
Old 12-15-2011, 06:01 AM   #5
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Whatever new OS you intend to install - Will actually do it for you - effortlessly.

But I believe that you have "working"/verified backup(s) of this laptop


Missed - Its a second hand laptop - I usually get nervous when I hear partitions.

Last edited by asimba; 12-15-2011 at 06:02 AM. Reason: Some minor changes
 
Old 12-15-2011, 09:08 AM   #6
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@ fuentearriba

Netbooks have a key you press to bypass the default boot device. You need to tell your netbook which device to boot from and then select the external USB drive that has bootable windows install disc.

The instructions to boot off other devices should be listed in the manual of your netbook. If you don't have it at hand, then do a google search on the netbook model you have.

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Old 12-15-2011, 12:56 PM   #7
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If it is a second hand laptop, how come you didn't ask the previous owner "Linux User" to remove it for you? FISHY!!! Anyhow, try reinstalling Windows. what netbook brand and model do you have?
 
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:18 PM   #8
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If it is a second hand laptop, how come you didn't ask the previous owner "Linux User" to remove it for you? FISHY!!! Anyhow, try reinstalling Windows. what netbook brand and model do you have?

Why is that Fishy ?
 
Old 12-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #9
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #10
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If it is a second hand laptop, how come you didn't ask the previous owner "Linux User" to remove it for you? FISHY!!! Anyhow, try reinstalling Windows. what netbook brand and model do you have?
I also have not idea what's "fishy" about it. Besides, you don't "uninstall" an OS, you write overwrite it with a new one. If you want to install Windows, is makes no difference whether the drive is blank or already contains an OS such as Linux.
 
Old 12-15-2011, 03:01 PM   #11
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You're showing wins xp logo is that also on laptop?
If so use xp install cd, select repair, choose option for wins xp & issue command "fixmbr".
 
Old 12-16-2011, 04:00 AM   #12
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Thanks to everybody for helping a dummy

I bought the machine ( SW-E700) and used it occasionally

It has a good range of software but all I want is a simple browser on the move (nothing else)

I have nothing against Linux but am a Windows person

Also I do not have an external USB CD ROM but have a 4GibB USB SAN DISK
 
Old 12-16-2011, 04:50 AM   #13
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The SW E700 is an old slow machine so is Linux best for just browsing and which browser?

Can I get rid of the word processing, email, ie everthing except the Wireless connection and a browser
 
Old 12-16-2011, 05:05 AM   #14
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I suggest you leave Linux, if it's running smoothly. It's a pretty old machine, XP might not work as fast. Besides, Linux is far more secure and stable system, especially if you use it for internet browsing.
I'm not sure your machine supports booting from USB Flash, so you might need an external CD drive, if you decide to install windows. (you might want to double check that).
Of course you can remove all the things you don't need. But be sure not to remove essential things. As a starter find the terminal and type "uname -a" (without the quotes, of course and post the output here. We'll figure out what to do next.
 
Old 12-16-2011, 05:11 AM   #15
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I read some infos about SW-E700, look like it was shipped with embeded Linux...

Use it as this, I don't think you can make it faster
 
  


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