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Old 12-26-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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I install Ubuntu on VIAO computer so that there is no other operating system. I need to uninstall it, reinstall Vista, and then install Ubuntu on a partition. I have no idea on how to uninstall Ubuntu. VIAO did not provide original diskettes. I only copied from VIAO the 4 recovery diskettes and 2 recovery diskettes for VISTA. When I start VIAO from the 1st VISTA recovery diskette, It looks like MS operating system is starting, but it does not ask for the 2nd VISTA recovery diskette, and I get nowhere.
 
Old 12-26-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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Hi there,

it looks like you're very unexperienced - that makes it difficult now.
Does your computer have a recovery partition? - Probably did when you bought it, but: Did you wipe it clean when you installed Ubuntu? Did you allow the Ubuntu setup to create a new partition scheme on the hard disk?

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I install Ubuntu on VIAO computer so that there is no other operating system. I need to uninstall it, reinstall Vista, and then install Ubuntu on a partition.
To reinstall Vista, you definitely need the installation CD/DVD or an unmodified recovery partition. Boot your PC and look for messages appearing in the top-left or bottom-left corner: Does it show a message like "F2 Setup, F11 Restore"? The keys and the exact labels may be different, though. If there is a message like that, try hitting the appropriate key (e.g. F11) for Restore or Recovery quickly. Does your computer boot into something like a Windows setup or recovery? If so, you may be able to restore the preinstallation state as it was when you bought the PC.
If not, you're out of luck and have no chance to restore your Windows - other than getting an installation DVD somewhere.

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When I start VIAO from the 1st VISTA recovery diskette, It looks like MS operating system is starting, but it does not ask for the 2nd VISTA recovery diskette, and I get nowhere.
What does the manual say about restoring the original state?

Apart from that: Do you insist on Vista? In my opinion, that's something for masochists. You might consider upgrading to Windows 7. That's still a pain in the ass compared to XP or Ubuntu, but a major improvement to Vista.

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Old 12-26-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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Smile Thank you for helpful advices.

I much appreciate the quick help. I just ordered a recovery diskette from SONY. Once I get it, I would be able to restore VISTA by booting the VIAO from this diskette. Thank you again, and best wishes for 2012.
 
Old 12-26-2011, 04:30 PM   #4
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Be aware that the same thing may happen with the new disks. Hopefully not, but if so post back here.
Can you still boot the machine - either the installed Ubuntu, or maybe the Ubuntu install disk/USB/whatever ?
 
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Hi there,

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I just ordered a recovery diskette from SONY. Once I get it, I would be able to restore VISTA by booting the VIAO from this diskette.
... assuming the recovery partition is still intact, which is not guaranteed from what you tell. I wish you all the best.

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Old 12-26-2011, 09:02 PM   #6
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I wanted to point out that once you've successfully installed vista, you will need to create some free space on the hard disk to use for your Ubuntu partition.
You need to do this before you do anything with the ubuntu installation, otherwise you'll end up back where you started.

Check out this link for more info. Just remember. Create the free space FIRST. I made this mistake once


Good Luck!

---------- Post added 12-26-11 at 10:02 PM ----------

I wanted to point out that once you've successfully installed vista, you will need to create some free space on the hard disk to use for your Ubuntu partition.
You need to do this before you do anything with the ubuntu installation, otherwise you'll end up back where you started.

Check out this linkhttp://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vi...rst.htm?page=1 for more info. Just remember. Create the free space FIRST. I made this mistake once


Good Luck!
 
  


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