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muvendrann 01-17-2010 12:41 AM

uninstalling the ubuntu linux

Now i have bought a new desktop which has the build in OS ubuntu

But i need to uninstall it and i like to install windows xp

how to do my job please help me

paulsm4 01-17-2010 12:47 AM

Purchase a copy of Windows XP, install the CD, and run "setup".

bhanuvrat 01-17-2010 01:11 AM

thats simple but wont be possible
@muvendrann ... that was a really simple way.. but as microsoft has stopped supporting XP you wont be able to proceed in the legal manner if you wan't it.
So either go for pirated stuff or get yourself Windows 7 or vista :)

b0uncer 01-17-2010 03:45 AM

Some places (web auction sites for example) might still have Windows XP for sale. After a quick look it seems Amazon has too. So you can very well find a copy to buy, if you indeed want XP (and why not).

In general, you don't "uninstall" an operating system, at least unless it's a virtual one (where would you uninstall it from?). So for any operating system, if you want to replace it with another, just install the other operating system over the old. In practise, either before or (if you can) during the setup program of the new operating system, reuse the partitions of the old system or if you can't (for example Windows and Linux require partition types of their own), remove the old partitions and create new for your new system. Usually there's a shortcut if you're not interested in the details, which simply uses the whole disk for the new operating system.

The only thing to worry about are backups, if you want to preserve some data.

~sHyLoCk~ 01-17-2010 04:17 AM

AFAIK, Extended Support period until April 8, 2014. Only critical security updates will be provided unpaid. Paid support is still available.Service Pack 2 supported until July 13, 2010.

bhanuvrat 01-17-2010 11:42 PM

ooh.. that was enlightening ... :)

linuxlover.chaitanya 01-18-2010 02:56 AM

I highly doubt many people buy windows. Except for the enterprise organizations, many (most?) individuals here just put a pirated copy.

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