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My brother deleted windows off of my computer and installed linux. Not a big deal it was an extra computer. I have never used Linux before and i need to delete it and reinstall windows. I need some help doing this. Remember i know nothing about this.
To reinstall windows just insert the cd, turn off the computer and turn it back on. Since you don't seem to know much about computers I would use your system recovery disc if you have one (you will if your computer is like a comaq or dell). I do however encourage you to look into Linux. You can make it do everything windows does and more... with just a little bit of effort.
The only thing you have to do is to start installing windos. It will ask you if you want to format partitions or not which of course you have to start yes. In addition you can remove all partitions and re-partition your hard disk using either "fdisk" or at the time installation. This will delete beautifull LINUX from your system.
As was pointed out earlier, the first step in installing Windows would be throwing the Windows CD into the CD drive. Now, restart the computer. If the computer is configured properly, then the Windows installer should begin automatically.
Let me know if this happens, and I can probably walk you through the rest. The next step would be to reformat your hard drive, that is assuming that the Windows installer recognizes the ext3 partitions (jargon you don't need to understand). I've had that problem before, but I can't remember what I did off the top of my head. Hopefully it won't be a problem, but if it is, does anybody know how to deal with this?
Just do the first step Jenny, and let me know if the MS installer starts to run. You sure chose one hell of a forum to get this kind of help . Lucky for you, society/industry has forced me to still use Windows here and there.
Just a minute here. Please correct me if I am wrong. Does linux partition hide itself so that fdisk cannot see it. If that is the case she cannot delete the linux partition. She will lose a portion of her drive space and linux will remain hidden. Hmmmmmm. Can someone confirm this.
I don't want to get into this too much, unless it really ends up being a problem for Jenny, but I have had that problem before. I'm not sure if the Windows installer uses fdisk, but I do know that it sometimes does not recognize the linux partitions at all. There are obviously workarounds to this, but I think that will just confuse Jenny if we start discussing this if it doesn't pertain to her.