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Old 08-03-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
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hey guys i got sum great help with ma last question and even though this one is elementary i still need help.

How du u get back to windows.

i wanna get bak to windows so i can partition ma drive and vary between linux and windows.

NOTE: i just wanna know how 2 reinstall windows i can du the rest, just wasnt sure whether there was sum sort of procedeure i had to follow.
Old 08-03-2006, 05:09 AM   #2
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You can partition from Linux with apps such as qtparted - and gparted -

What filesystem do you use? i use ext3 and still haven't found concrete info on how to partition it safely, which sucks cause i need more space :S

As for reinstalling windows, you just need to create the partition, then boot from the windows CD, after that GRUB will be obliterated from the MBR and you will need a Linux recovery CD (most distros have one) and you have to reinstall GRUB
Old 08-03-2006, 06:07 AM   #3
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bak 2 windows

ok so wit ma last post i was a bit vauge with wat i really wanted so im just gonna come out and say it.

im over stuffing around wit linux and i wanna go bak to windows. i know it may agonise some of u to hear this, but its my choice and i would appreciate any help that may be offered. however i would not appreciate any critisism. thank u and please assist me.
Old 08-03-2006, 06:33 AM   #4
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so what do you want? to know how to reinstall windows and get rid of linux? it is possible for both to co-exist on the same machine, so you can boot into either...

i also responded here - for the same question, since ours were the only post, why make a new thread?

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Old 08-03-2006, 06:35 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by tzacka
i know it may agonise some of u to hear this
Why do people always think this is the case??

No one gives a hoot. It's your computer. Do as you please.
Old 08-03-2006, 08:05 AM   #6
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Assist you?
You pay for Windows. They will be more than happy to assist you, or even install it for you if you ask them to. You pay, you have the right to ask for what you want.
Now if you have specific questions, that they can't answer, and that we could answer, don't hesitate to ask (although they should give you top support). You would probably better ask on a windows forum but...

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Old 08-03-2006, 09:45 AM   #7
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Put the Windows CD in the drive.
Follow instructions
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Why ask about windoze in a linux forum???

Up to you if you want to downgrade, so I won't flame you.

Good luck.
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Did you have a bad day? you cannot come to a linux forum and ask about windows in that tone? that sucks.
Old 08-03-2006, 12:56 PM   #10
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What makes you think we care what OS you use? If it works for you, use it. Just put in the cdrom and boot the machine. It isn't rocket science.
Old 08-03-2006, 01:14 PM   #11
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Merged the two threads... there was no need to start a new one
for an "explanation" of the original.

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hey sry if ive offended any 1 but as sum of u guys said its ma choice so leave me alone. ty.
Old 08-03-2006, 05:08 PM   #13
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If you've finished "stuffing around" with linux and want to go back to windows then set your bios to boot from CD, put the windows CD in and let it boot, when you get to the part where you choose your partitions, delete them all, create a windows partition, let it format it, reinstall windows, have a nice day.

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