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Old 03-04-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
monster_monil
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Exclamation uninstall ubuntu 9.04 and install xp


hey guyz, i have a toshiba laptop which came with vista as default os..but 6 months back i started ecountering hell of problems that forced me 2 switch to ubuntu..though i liked it my dad cant run half of his business cd's...not even in vmware,wine...so now i need to help in getting windows xp installed..
i have ubuntu live cd and the installation cd for xp..but i cant find the right technique..i read thru a few sites wer d wrote abut using gparted from the live cd n i tried it out but it was in vain..
now i dont have any os on my harddrive..d message that i get when i insert the xp cd is that it cannot find any hard drives despite i having divided it into 4 parts:
ntfs
fat32
unallocated
...............................
so guyz plz help me out with step by step details cause i really dont understand wat to do now...
email:ynmvgala@gmail.com
 
Old 03-04-2010, 03:00 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by monster_monil View Post
hey guyz, i have a toshiba laptop which came with vista as default os..but 6 months back i started ecountering hell of problems that forced me 2 switch to ubuntu..though i liked it my dad cant run half of his business cd's...not even in vmware,wine...so now i need to help in getting windows xp installed..
i have ubuntu live cd and the installation cd for xp..but i cant find the right technique..i read thru a few sites wer d wrote abut using gparted from the live cd n i tried it out but it was in vain..
now i dont have any os on my harddrive..d message that i get when i insert the xp cd is that it cannot find any hard drives despite i having divided it into 4 parts:
ntfs
fat32
unallocated
...............................
so guyz plz help me out with step by step details cause i really dont understand wat to do now...
email:ynmvgala@gmail.com
We're not going to email you solutions. This is a community site, where knowledge is shared...we're not your personal one-on-one email tech support site.

And your question is hard to follow and read. If you want to install XP, put the CD in, boot from it, format your drive, and follow the instructions. You can boot from your ubuntu CD, run fdisk, and remove the partitions on the drive, and install what you want. If you want to dual-boot XP and Ubuntu, you need XP installed and working first.

And please spell out your words, and write clearly.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 03:05 PM   #3
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Ask 'YOUR DAD' to get out his 'BUSINESS CD' of 'XP' and boot. Follow the instructions.

Allow about an hour for the install, then about 2 hours for the gb's of updates and service packs, then install your anti-virus, firewall, anti-spyware and system cleaners, then start loading your 'DADS' software from the discs, getting the updates as you go. Simple ;-)

If you need any help, pop over to the Windows Questions forum ;-)

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