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Windows 7: How to Switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7 cannot get it to work


20 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How to Switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7 cannot get it to work

Hello People so not to long ago i was having trouble with Windows 7 and had someone install a Ubuntu OS but it was not a legal copy I assume, but now the people who actually use the computer such as my family don't like it and want windows back so what I did was boot from disk with the Installation disk in the drive but i get to a point where I have to select Where to install windows it reads " Where do you want to install Windows" and under the options it gives me two options.
Name: Disk 0 Partition 1 Total Size: 329.5GB Free Space: 0.0MB Type: System
Name: Disk 0 Partition 2 Total Size: 5.9GB Free Space: 0.0 MB Type: Logical

and it does not let me continue past this point on the bottom there is a notification that says

"Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1 (Show Details)"

when I click on show details a message pops up that reads

"Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS.

Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition is of an unrecognized type."

This is the farthest I can get into the installation. Any help would be much appreciated, I tried to be as specific as possible while describing this but if anyone needs more info please let me know i will post it up

Thanks Everyone



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20 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Delete all partitions using the Drive Options shown at bottom right in your screenshot and in Steps 6/7 of Clean Install Windows 7 .

Then create New as you wish, format and install Windows 7 to the first OS partition - ignoring the 100mb Boot partiiton it will create.

If this fails enter BIOS setup to see if you have an EFI BIOS. If so follow the special steps in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
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21 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well firstly Ubuntu is free and not illegal but what I suggest is to press f8 repeatedly until you get a boot selection screen go to windows and back everything up then install Windows 7 clean I also had this problem
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21 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Welcome to the Forums PeopleCallMeLeo

If you had problems with 7, why didn`t you just fix 7. Ubuntu can be run from the cd, there is no reason to install it.
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21 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks gregrocker that worked, this post Just showes how much of a N00b i am
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23 Feb 2013   #6

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Welcome to the Forums PeopleCallMeLeo

If you had problems with 7, why didn`t you just fix 7. Ubuntu can be run from the cd, there is no reason to install it.
Probably because folks on the Ubuntu forums encourage people to dump Windows 7 and switch to Ubuntu.

And, every day, folks do just this .. believing that Ubuntu is something like a free version of Windows.

Next thing they want to know is how to install and run all their Windows apps.

And then, we have to tell them -- they don't!
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05 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wine can run most windows apps look it up on the software center
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06 Mar 2013   #8

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheJackster1 View Post
Wine can run most windows apps look it up on the software center
That depends on how you define "most". A blanket statement like that implies that anything folks want to do with Windows apps can be done in Wine -- which is not true.

Wine can definitely run SOME Windows apps. I know, I've used it -- and gave up on it because it couldn't run any of the apps I use on a regular basis.

To find out which ones, CodeWeavers put up a website with an Application Compatibility search tool that will return the "rating" for the app and version you want to run. About half of the entries are rated Bronze (meaning it installs, and performs basic functions, but not much else) and Garbage (meaning, it won't work no matter what you do).
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15 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Then again Linux and windows are like aliens and humans they aren't even related. most people should have searched up Linux versions of their apps. BTW I have office 2007 and gta vice city they both run fine on wine. (LOL that should be their slogan)
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15 Mar 2013   #10
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Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The application problem in Linux seems to be mostely about games. For all other areas, I have found good Linux applications. Maybe my requirements are too modest, but the native Linux applications usually suffice for what I want to do. And it's always fun to experiment with new apps.
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