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20 Mar 2016   #1
shan5742

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Trying to get back to Windows from Debian...

Hi there. Not sure if this is the right section or not...

Anyway tried my hand with Debian, I'm very new ti all of this and for a number of other reasons I wanted to go back to Windows. I popped in Windows 7 Cd and initially couldn't get it to boot at all. Had to enable legacy something or other in bios and then it booted to the cd no problem.

Selected to install clean copy, chose language etc and then got the partition screen. Anyway I couldn't install because partition was GPT style or something. I started trying to find away around this but to no avail. Pretty sure I deleted my Debian stuff in the process because now when I try go out of the Windows installation I get grub rescue.

Any way I can now install from this Windows CD?


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22 Mar 2016   #2
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

I'm not an IT expert but have had similar problems trying to install Windows after having some Linux distros installed and usually to do with Grub. I ended up wiping the disc by filling it with zeros :-) Seemed to work fine and then Windows installed fine. I swear it made the drive a bit faster too!

I used Parted Magic to do it and ran it from usb

https://partedmagic.com/
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