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Old 02-03-2004, 09:04 AM   #1
jennygirl
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I need Help !


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.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 09:08 AM   #2
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A linux user never ask about howto reinstall windoze

Simply insert the CD and reinstall M$ win
 
Old 02-03-2004, 10:56 AM   #3
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I know how to reinstall windows. But i want to delete linux
 
Old 02-03-2004, 01:32 PM   #4
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http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;247804
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;314458

will give you the answer
 
Old 02-03-2004, 02:42 PM   #5
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Those directions are too much in depth for me, i need it broken done much easier. step by step.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 02:48 PM   #6
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IIRC, the Windows installer can be set up to delete everything and replace it with Windows... if you're not worried about data loss at this point, then you've got nothing to lose, right?

BTW... what distribution did your brother install?

haha, just wondering, that's all....
 
Old 02-03-2004, 03:36 PM   #7
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Is this real?

Are windows users really this pathetic?

Sorry but I think this is a Jake... has to be.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 04:30 PM   #8
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Jenny,
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.
shane
 
Old 02-03-2004, 11:18 PM   #9
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LOL!!!!!!! M$ has a tutorial on removing linux. Some people these days...
 
Old 02-03-2004, 11:19 PM   #10
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Not meaning the end user, but M$
 
Old 02-04-2004, 12:46 AM   #11
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What version of windoze you want to reinstall? xp? 2000?

I can't understand why people are afraid of linux. My friends are of the same species (homo sapiens linus afraidus) I think. You should try it out!
 
Old 02-04-2004, 07:01 AM   #12
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Hi,

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.

Hope it would help.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 07:46 AM   #13
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Ok thanks for those of you who are trying to help me. And for the others with the comments i am just asking for help, i plan on learning it one day but it is also making my computer run so slow.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 04:04 PM   #14
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Jenny,
I doubt very much that Linux is making your computer run slow,...... i have an old HP that I have Linux on, and i ran windows 98 on it for a while... it is a ton faster with Linux.


you said you were planning to learn linux someday.... download konnopix linux, you can run it straigt from the CD, or dual boot with Libranet Linux, it will even set up the dual boot for you
 
Old 02-04-2004, 07:50 PM   #15
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Jennygirl,

I think the EASIEST way to reinstall windows is to ask your brother to reinstall the windows for you.

I was asking what version of windows you want to reinstall because the process will be different between 95/98/ME and NT/2000/XP.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 08:23 PM   #16
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Jenny,
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.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 08:56 PM   #17
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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.

Last edited by sjia; 02-04-2004 at 09:11 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 08:59 PM   #18
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Nice bro jennygirl. Put a pad locke on your bedroom door. And toast your bro.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 09:01 PM   #19
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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.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 09:01 PM   #20
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Chii-chan,

Shiawase to iu to ... oishii tabemono o kuinagara kirei na onanoko to hanasu koto desu.

Sorry jenny wish I could help, but now that I understand Linux...dont know that I can turn back.

I have read however that if you are having problems you may have to use

fdisk /mbr

in order to remove some info off of your harddisk.

I would say "just try putting the cd into the drive to see if the installation process begins automatically" but I have to assume that you have already tried this since you are seeking help...
 
  


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