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Old 03-20-2006, 01:29 PM   #1
jamman85
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Remove SUSE and Install Windows XP


Hello,
I am very very new to Linux and need some help. I have installed SUSE 10.0 on my laptop and would like to remove it and reinstall windows XP. SUSE is great but I realize that for now I will be better off running windows and installing SUSE later on an external drive. I really know nothing about how to operate SUSE. I cannot seem to figure out how to boot onto the windows recovery cd. Please help asap. Thanks
 
Old 03-20-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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When you computer first boots, you need to enter into the bios setup (which is probably done by hitting F2 or something similar). Once in here you need to change your boot order so that your computer checks to boot from CD/DVD first, instead of the hard drive. Then your computer will boot off the Windows CD (if it is bootable).

Its sad to see you leave Linux, especially after trying Linux only a short time. You should consider Dual-booting both Windows and Linux if you don't think you can live without Windows quite yet. Either way, good luck.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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thanks

thanks for the advice. I will give that a shot. Its not that i dont like Linux, i hate windows...i am just scared because i really dont know how to use the prompt etc. I am also unsure how to install programs using a compiler? I just feel intimidated. thanks though.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 01:52 PM   #4
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Its not uncommon to feel intimidated when you first try Linux. It is completely different from Windows. I think you may have a few things wrong about Linux though. First, you don't particularly have to know how to use the prompt (which is really called the command line), because the KDE and Gnome desktop environments have gone to great extents to make sure most everything can be accomplished through a graphical interface. Secondly, with a distrobution with lots of precompiled packages (like Fedora, Debian, or Gentoo, or any of their derivatives) you will rarely ever have to compile anything. In fact, I've used Fedora on my laptop for almost three years and have never had to compile anything. I just thought I'd straighten a few things out in case theses were the reasons you decided to go back with Windows.
 
  


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