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Need help to remove ubuntu and put on windows 7

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June 1, 2010 9:52:08 AM

I'm not all that technical so forgive me if I sound noobish. My computer recently went into read only mode and couldn't get it to stop so I took it to a friend and they tried to put windows vista back on after deleting everything, that wouldn't work and now I'm stuck with Ubuntu which I hate!!! I( now have a disk to install windows 7 but can't seem to work it, help me please!!
June 1, 2010 1:21:38 PM

Go into the BIOS and set the boot device to the optical (CD or DVD) drive.

Google "set boot device" to tell you how.

Then open the drive and insert the disk. When you close the drive, it should start.

If your friends are truly even semi-computer literate, they should know how to do this.
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June 1, 2010 6:26:05 PM

xxpidgexx said:
I'm not all that technical so forgive me if I sound noobish. My computer recently went into read only mode and couldn't get it to stop so I took it to a friend and they tried to put windows vista back on after deleting everything, that wouldn't work and now I'm stuck with Ubuntu which I hate!!! I( now have a disk to install windows 7 but can't seem to work it, help me please!!


When you say you are having trouble getting the Windows 7 DVD to work -- what exactly are you doing?

You should be able to boot from the DVD (either through BIOS or Bootlist) and select the primary boot device to the CD / DVD drive. From there, you should be able to boot directly from the DVD (press any key...) and the Windows 7 installation shall begin.

Please comment back if you get stuck.

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team
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June 1, 2010 10:33:23 PM

To install Windows 7 using the Custom option and formatting the hard disk

To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

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Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then shut down your computer.
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Restart your computer.
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Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.
4.

On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next.

If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.
5.

On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.
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On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.
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On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).
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Click the partition that you want to change, click the formatting option you want to perform, and then follow the instructions.
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When you've finished formatting, click Next.
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Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows!

This was taken from microsoft.com!
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June 2, 2010 9:22:06 PM

If you had Vista installed first then installed Ubuntu, then the Grub 2 boot loader is probably messed up. The same thing happened to me and it wouldn't load Windows from the disk without first correcting the Grub 2 file. I just bought a new hard drive and loaded Win 7 on it and it solved my problem. Here's a link that might help. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
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