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Old 04-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Hi, I am new to Linux and am trying to uninstall it and install windows 8 or maybe keep both, I downloaded wine for windows programs but however it will not let me install windows or play any of my windows games I own, Can someone please help me out, thank you
 
Old 04-02-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Hi, I am new to Linux and am trying to uninstall it and install windows 8 or maybe keep both, I downloaded wine for windows programs but however it will not let me install windows or play any of my windows games I own, Can someone please help me out, thank you
Go to the store and purchase a Windows 8 DVD. Put it into the disc tray and reboot. After an hour or so you will have Windows rather than Linux.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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Have you check that you are booting from cd before HD
 
Old 04-02-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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I got the windows 8 installer cd but when i put it in the tray nothing happens then it brings up wine programs installer and wont install
 
Old 04-02-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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If you want to keep linux while running Windows programs you need to install vmware player or equivolant and then install Windows as a virtual machine. This would be the simplest and easiest way to do things.

If you want to install Windows as the primary operating system, you need to start your computer with the Windows cd in the cd drive. And then proceed with the install.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 05:23 PM   #6
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I've seen some machines that have trouble properly booting a Windows installation when GRUB still resides on the MBR. If your machine is fussy in that way, you can try clearing the MBR, then your Windows installation disk will probably boot properly.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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the windows cd's are known to have problems with grub on the mbr ( ext3 is a non Microsoft format so the install disk dose not read it right)
if that happens
burn the current "Gparted live CD"
and just reformat everything to NTFS

then pop in the windows install disk and install
 
Old 04-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #8
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You don't "uninstall" an operating system, you merely wipe the drive and install something else in its place. If you want Windows instead of Linux, then insert the Windows DVD, restart the computer, select the DVD drive as the first boot drive in the BIOS, and then proceed with the Windows installation. During the installation it will wipe Linux from the drive and you'll be left with only Windows.

You mentioned WINE - WINE does not allow you to install Windows, that's not what it does. It's an emulator of sorts, it allows you to run Windows software on Linux. Some Windows software works fine in WINE, some doesn't. Games, even if they work, will most likely run very slowly and have inadequate performance. Alternatively you can install Windows as a virtual machine inside your Linux OS, using something like VirtualBox. Again the Windows install inside this VM will run slower than if it were running natively on the computer, but it may still run acceptably. Most developers at my office run this setup - Linux as the base OS, with Windows installed as a virtual machine inside Linux. This grants them the stability and speed of Linux, while still being able to boot up the Windows VM to run Windows-only software when necessary.

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