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Windows 7: Removing linux and Install Windows 7

20 Sep 2016   #1
luminous123

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 
Removing linux and Install Windows 7

Hi guys

Can someone teach me how to remove linux OS on my laptop. I don't have any partition and recovery..
I tried to install windows 7 (3 times different disc) but this notification keep on showing

"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step".

I read an article on Microsoft office on "How to Remove Linux and Install Windows on Your Computer"

1.Remove native, swap, and boot partitions used by Linux:
-Start your computer with the Linux setup floppy disk, type fdisk at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

NOTE: For help using the Fdisk tool, type m at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

-type p at the command prompt, and then press ENTER to display partition information. The first item listed is hard disk 1, partition 1 information, and the second item listed is hard disk 1, partition 2 information.

-Type d at the command prompt, and then press ENTER. You are then prompted for the partition number you want to delete. Type 1, and then press ENTER to delete partition number 1. Repeat this step until all the partitions have been deleted.

..............

But how to open the command prompt? Please elaborate to me..

I hope someone can help me in this matter. i miss playing dota 2


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20 Sep 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

New MB has only USB 3.0 ports. If you don't have mouse when you launch win 7 installation confirms that you need USB 3.0 drivers. You also have to load the SATA drivers. Please confirm.
I can guide you though your Win 7 installation once you give us your laptop specs.
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20 Sep 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You pretty much need Linux on a flash drive or dvd to be able to get rid of Linux and it's grub,
Refer to this it's not much different but will show you how to create the linux media
Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer
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20 Sep 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Thrash, he doesn't need any Linux drive to clean the HDD with Linux installed. He just have to clean all partitions till all disk is raw (unalocated) then create a new partition (in fact 3) and then install Win 7.
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20 Sep 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The only third party windows tool that I found that see's linux is free mini tool
Otherwise it doesn't hurt to use Lucid puppy to format the disk it's actually a good tool to have around
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20 Sep 2016   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The bootable Lucid Puppy does have in Menu > System. Gparted Partition Manager. I just ran the bootable Lucid puppy to check this, I found it cannot erase (wipe) the disk. One can only delete, resize, format etc,

I also found there is a Pdisk Partition Manager which can run fdisk. It says " this includes creating and erasing partitions" I believe that erasing partitions really means deleting partitions and not wiping the disk clean

I have just presented the info.

@ThrashZone, why not the bootable Partition Wizard as you said? The OP can wipe the disk clean and then initialise, create volumes and format it with one program.

Just my thoughts. ( I am no expert in these things like wiping Linux and installing Windows. And yes I had used fdisk in Windows 95 days to create and format but not wiping. I didn't even know what is that wiping then )

Have I exposed my ignorance? Ignorance is bliss.
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20 Sep 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I haven't used the free mini tool at boot is why
If you know the process please post it
All I do know is the linux grub can be hard to get rid of
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20 Sep 2016   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Just download the Partition Wizard Bootable CD Free Edition version ISO either 32bit or 64bit (as per the Op's Windows 7 bit version he wants to install ). https://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

Create a bootable pendrive with that ISO using Rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/ as in my post here Is there any way of saving a completely unrecognisable hard drive? ( Instead of Lucid Puppy ISO it will be Partition Wizard Free Edition ISO). During the creation process Rufus will format the pendrive. So all data in it should be backed up before running Rufus. During the creation process Rufus may say it needs to download the new Vesa menu. Say yes and it will download and use the new vesa menu. Boot from the pendrive to run Partition Wizard. The bootable PW actually runs on Linux.

( I really do not know whether it can wipe out Linux Grub and all. The OP can try. If it does not work he has to look out for other means /other heads . )
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20 Sep 2016   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Do any/all of these methods and tools delete the hidden sector boot data for MBR ?
When i "reuse" a drive, I've always used Diskpart Clean to remove the old bootmgr info, and everything else.
This has never caused a problem for me, when reusing the drive for whatever i want.

Sorry if this is a dumb question , but i'm curiuos.
Back to lurking
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20 Sep 2016   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

People, I've installed single (Win and/or Linux), Dual (Win and Linux) and triple (Win 7, Win 10 and Linux) as UEFI and Legacy modes.
And to clean the drive I used the win installation disk. Install-advanced-delete all partitions and done. Never needed or used a Linux disk to clean a Linux installation.
There is also Diskpart /clean. But Diskpart isn't for newbies.
Am I missing something?
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