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Old 02-25-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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reinstall windows...no dual boot (fresh)


I installed Ubuntu and got rid of windows. I need to switch back on this computer to give to wife cause she likes windows instead. I tried my reinstall disk but it never boots up. I went into setup to start cdrom first but it doesn't work. How do I get rid of ubuntu and reinstall windows?
 
Old 02-26-2011, 12:17 AM   #2
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You'll have to buy factory restore disk or a new windows installation disk if you erased hidden partition.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 01:17 AM   #3
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i do have factory restore cd's. that is what i put in and nothing happened. also i have a full install disk.

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Old 02-26-2011, 01:26 AM   #4
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Not the factory restore cd's that you made after purchase, these restore disks are made to install os if you have to replace a faulty hdd.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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Try booting the computer from an Ubuntu CD and run it from the disk in "live" mode
Open Gparted and delete all partitions on the hard drive then create a new partition that uses all the drive and format it ntfs.

This worked fine for me and the restore disk happily reinstalled windoze and all the manufacturers rubbish afterwards
 
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That should work o.k., but you don't actually need to create the NTFS from gparted. Simply deleting (all) the partition(s) should suffice.
The Windoze installer checks if there is a partition it knows about (NTFS or [V]FAT) or enough free space. If not (i.e. all the partitions are Linux), it quietly exits. Looks like it never booted, but if you watch it carefully it actually does.
 
  


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