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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7

13 Mar 2016   #1
ZorinOS

64
 
 
Installing Windows 7

So i am trying to install Windows 7 from my cd/dvd, I currently have Zorin OS.
At the section where I have to choose between 2 disks, I have Disk 0 Partition 1 and Disk 1 Partition 2. They both have the same error:

Windows cannot be installed on this hard disk space. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS.
Windows cannot be installed on this hard disk space. The partition is of an unrecognized type.

Does anyone know how to help me out of this? I would like to install Window 7 and remove linux/unbuntu.


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13 Mar 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Pick the drive you want to install Windows 7 on and remove all other drives.
Then just follow this tutorial by Brink and you shouldn't have any problems if the hardware is working properly.
Just for a little insurance; if their is any data of the drive you are going to use for the clean install I would recommend backing it up to another drive first.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I would like to install Window 7 and remove linux/unbuntu.
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13 Mar 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You had Zorin installed, that`s why you get the error message, you must delete the drive to unallocated space first.

As Jack says, please disconnect all hard drives except the drive you want windows on.

You may even have to run the clean command on the target drive to clean the Linux code.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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13 Mar 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I doubt any windows operation will get rid of or clean a linux grub
You'd have better luck using a Linux live cd or flash media and gpart to clean and reformat to unallocated or ntfs.
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14 Mar 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks Brian and Mike. Good suggestions.

I didn't know that a grub was a problem with a format and Clean Install.

I think Brian suggestion of this is a good idea. Other than taking more time their shouldn't be any problems.


Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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14 Mar 2016   #6
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

When I've done this I've used parted magic and run dd to erase the disc. That works as well - then you have a new clean drive to install from.
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14 Mar 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

All help is welcome hazel, Thank You for your contribution, rep given

One little piece of constructive criticizm, and I`m not being mean in any way, but please post a link when giving suggestions, Thank You again

https://partedmagic.com/
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14 Mar 2016   #8
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Oh good point! Will do.
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