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Old August 6th, 2011, 12:53 AM
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Tutorial - Replacing Linux (Ubuntu) with Windows (Vista)

We understand that Linux isn't for everyone. If you've tried it and don't like it, you'll want to wipe it and put Windows back on.

Here is the 25 step process.

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Old August 6th, 2011, 12:58 AM
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Step 1:
You have a running Linux system (e.g. Ubuntu 11.04 shown)


Step 2:
Insert your Windows (e.g. Vista) CD/DVD and restart Linux


Step 3:
Press any key to boot from CD/DVD
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Old August 6th, 2011, 01:02 AM
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Booting Windows Setup

Step 4:
Press [ENTER] to start Windows setup


Step 5:
Wait


Step 6:
Select your language & keyboard input options


Step 7:
Click "Install Now"


Step 8:
Enter your Product Key from Windows Certificate of Authenticity


Step 9:
Accept the license


Step 10:
Select the Custom installation
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Old August 6th, 2011, 01:03 AM
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Linux removal and partitioning

Step 11:
Windows Setup should see your Linux partition(s) but will be unable to use them so click on "Drive Options (advanced)"


Step 12:
Select each Linux partition and click "Delete"


Step 13:
Click OK when warned about data loss (you want to remove Linux after all)


Step 14:
You should now have an unpartitioned (unallocated) disk. Click "New"


Step 15:
Allocate the full disk to Windows
(Note: if you have a large hard disk, you may want to split it up at this point into a Windows partition and a data partition but this is not part of this tutorial)


Step 16:
Select your Primary partition and click Next


Step 17:
Wait while Windows is copied to the disk
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Old August 6th, 2011, 01:26 AM
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Windows user customisation

Step 18:
Create your Windows user account


Step 19:
Click Next


Step 20:
Create the PC Name and desktop background


Step 21:
Enable automatic updates


Step 22:
Set your time zone


Step 23:
Start Windows


Step 24:
Wait


Step 25:
Log in to your new Windows desktop.
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* sobs uncontrollably..
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A noble gesture
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Old December 20th, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Windows partition and a data partition but this is**hidden spam link**
Hmmnnn?? No Spam url! I wil have to make up my own mind where to go..........
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It was there but it was "cleverly" hidden.
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