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Windows 7: Trouble UNinstalling Ubuntu and installing Windows Ult. 7 32bit

20 Jul 2011   #1

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 
Trouble UNinstalling Ubuntu and installing Windows Ult. 7 32bit

Okay, so I decided to buy cheap used laptop before I really checked it out. Trusted a freind...

It has Ubuntu operating system ... I bought a BRANDNEW Windows 7 disc from my college ($7.50 + tax for a student!!!)

I put in Windows 7 disc - tapped F12 - chose "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive" for the desired boot device.

It says something like "press any key to...." - but whether or not I press any key, it goes from that screen straight into loading "Ubullpoop"... i mean Ubuntu....

Any help???????????!!!!!!!


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20 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greaterthings View Post
Okay, so I decided to buy cheap used laptop before I really checked it out. Trusted a freind...

It has Ubuntu operating system ... I bought a BRANDNEW Windows 7 disc from my college ($7.50 + tax for a student!!!)

I put in Windows 7 disc - tapped F12 - chose "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive" for the desired boot device.

It says something like "press any key to...." - but whether or not I press any key, it goes from that screen straight into loading "Ubullpoop"... i mean Ubuntu....

Any help???????????!!!!!!!
Welcome to the Windows forums greaterthings.

Are you sure that the brandnew windows 7 disk is bootable and not an upgrade disk?

Normally I touch the space bar when the boot from cd rom line comes up with a bootable cd/dvd in the rom drive.

Rich
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20 Jul 2011   #3

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

UPDATE ---- randomly after trying it a couple more times... A window popped up that said ......

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then select "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

if you do not have this disc ..... blah blah.

Status: OxcOOOOOOf
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccesible.
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20 Jul 2011   #4

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greaterthings View Post
Okay, so I decided to buy cheap used laptop before I really checked it out. Trusted a freind...

It has Ubuntu operating system ... I bought a BRANDNEW Windows 7 disc from my college ($7.50 + tax for a student!!!)

I put in Windows 7 disc - tapped F12 - chose "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive" for the desired boot device.

It says something like "press any key to...." - but whether or not I press any key, it goes from that screen straight into loading "Ubullpoop"... i mean Ubuntu....

Any help???????????!!!!!!!
Welcome to the Windows forums greaterthings.

Are you sure that the brandnew windows 7 disk is bootable and not an upgrade disk?

Normally I touch the space bar when the boot from cd rom line comes up with a bootable cd/dvd in the rom drive.

Rich
YES I am sure it is not an upgrade. This is the complete Windows Ultimate 7 32bit version. I'll check the spacebar thing....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello greaterthings, welcome to Seven Forums!


It would be best in the long run to do a complete wipe secure erase of the entire Hard Disk Drive to over-write any Linux code and then start the clean install from there; have a look through the information in these tutorials linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Before we go on, could you tell us the make and model of the laptop that your trying to install windows on?

Might help in the trouble shooting.

Rich
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20 Jul 2011   #7

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

dell inspiron 6400
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20 Jul 2011   #8

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

did spacebar thing... now page is black BUT with a "Windows is loading files...." status bar... It isn't moving at all and has been on that page for 3-4 minutes.
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20 Jul 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

When you get the Language screen press shift + F10 to get to diskpart so you can run the wipe.
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20 Jul 2011   #10

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

finally loaded with the same screen as in my 2nd post
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