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Old 02-25-2005, 05:27 PM   #1
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i have recently got a laptop which was linux forade on and i would like to no how to remove it and install windows xp. I have found sites that explain it but i have limited comp knowledge so if any of the users viewing this could help i would be very thank full.
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Old 02-25-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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I think it's as easy as put the windows XP install CD on it. Create a new partitioning scheme erasing the linux partition (or can't XP do that) and install XP
 
Old 02-25-2005, 05:37 PM   #3
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but i have no idea how to do any of that !?! if you could explain how please
 
Old 02-25-2005, 05:38 PM   #4
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i have a Me disk aswel if thats easy to install i can put that on, i just need to no how !
 
Old 02-25-2005, 05:42 PM   #5
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Why install XP? Why not take this as an opportunity to learn a new OS. I have never used (or heard of) Linux Forade -- is it Japanese? -- but you might consider installing a "newbier" distro and learning off that first. Maybe the laptop had Linux installed on it for a reason (older hardware). If that's the case, why not install Debian.

However, if your set on using WinXP, just insert the Windoze install disc and delete the partitions currently on the laptop (Windwos will walk you through it; you use L I believe to delete existing partitions) and Windwos will install itself on the PC no problem. Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 05:46 PM   #6
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i have messed about with linux and its not that i dont want to learn its because of my files and software which are only windows compatible, i have just insterted the windows disk and nothings happend it just says no media ?
 
Old 02-25-2005, 06:02 PM   #7
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Run it down to your local computer store and have them do it for you. Probalby cost you $100 or so, if you already have a XP CD's and key.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 06:05 PM   #8
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Here is a guide for WinXP Home or Pro.

I can't believe there are even guides for an XP install
 
Old 02-25-2005, 06:05 PM   #9
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that was another opition but im tight for money after splashing out on the laptop. thanks tho any other ideas please write them down
 
Old 02-25-2005, 06:05 PM   #10
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Your labtop can't boot of a cdrom then. Try going into the bios and changing the boot order so it does. At boot press F1. Sometimes F2 or some other key combo. You have to look at the laptop manual or go to the site and figure out how to enter you bios. When you enter you bios look for the boot order menu. If you don't have one or can't boot of cdrom, mostly with older computers then you will have to make a boot floppy. Go to the microsoft.com and search for the XP boot floppies. Then make the boot floppy and insert it into you machine and boot it up. From there it's easy. It will tell you what to do. If you really can't boot of a cdrom then I would definately recommend installing linux instead as windows xp doesn't work to well on older computer.
 
  


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