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Windows 7: Installing Windows on a Linux machine.

21 Dec 2012   #1

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Installing Windows on a Linux machine.

I recently bought Dell Vostro 1550, it came with linux installed on it.
I want to install windows on it, Please guide me in proceeding further.


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21 Dec 2012   #2
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Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

If you don't want a Dual Boot and there's no GRUB on the HD then you can delete all partitions and create/Format new partitions as you want during Steps 6 + 7 of Clean Install Windows 7. If there's GRUB on HD first run Diskpart Clean Command

In addition read over these steps to assure you get a perfect install, which are the same for retail since you will need a retail copy of Windows 7 unless Dell sells you one: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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21 Dec 2012   #3

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All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Clean Install Windows 7
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