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Windows 7: Want to uninstall Linux and install Windows 7

24 Nov 2009   #1
hesa80

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Want to uninstall Linux and install Windows 7

I've bought new laptop Acer Aspire 5536 and its Linux preinstalled on it. I want to remove Linux and install Windows 7. I wonder if anyone know the right way to do it and can help me with this?


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24 Nov 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Do you already have Windows installation disks?
Pretty much you will just format the disk with NTFS and mark it as active.
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24 Nov 2009   #3
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hey.

Yeah, sure. Use any partition editor that runs from a Linux live boot cd (search Google, you will find.) Boot to it and delete all partitions on the HDD.

Then boot to Win7 DVD and install.
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24 Nov 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Or, do it the easy way and select a custom Windows 7 install, select disk options (advanced), and delete/create partitions to your heart's content.
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24 Nov 2009   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Or, do it the easy way and select a custom Windows 7 install, select disk options (advanced), and delete/create partitions to your heart's content.
That might not work, depending on where GRUB is stored.
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24 Nov 2009   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think it matters, because any time you install Windows after Linux, GRUB is replaced, correct?
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24 Nov 2009   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No, I found out the hard way. GRUB like to really embed itself in the hard drive.
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24 Nov 2009   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Put it this way: as far as I know, there is not a way to format a disk in Windows Setup. You can format partitions, but GRUB is pretty...tough to get rid of?
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24 Nov 2009   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you nuke all existing partitions on a drive (or at least the primary partition), it should remove GRUB. It's been a while since I've installed Linux, but that's how I remember it.
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24 Nov 2009   #10
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
If you nuke all existing partitions on a drive (or at least the primary partition), it should remove GRUB. It's been a while since I've installed Linux, but that's how I remember it.
Yes, sure. Deleting all partitions will set the disk to look as new from the Windows 7 DVD install vantage point.
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