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Windows 7: Trouble UNinstalling Ubuntu and installing Windows Ult. 7 32bit

20 Jul 2011   #11
greaterthings

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

I never come to a language screen... weird


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20 Jul 2011   #12
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Inspiron 6400/E1505

Your Dell laptop shows only the drivers for Vista 32 bit and XP.
Most times the drivers for vista will work for windows 7 32bit.

Your dvd drive slot could be dirty or your disk could have a smudge on it. I would give it another
shot at cleaning the disk and also go into bios setup and set it for boot sequence of cd/dvd first.
and see if that doesn't help. If you get to the point of selecting where to install windows, you should
be able to delete all the existing partitions, which ubuntu creates several. then do the install.

Rich
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20 Jul 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK you can get to a command window (prompt) through safe mode to get to diskpart, have a look at this one, don't just format the partitions, you're asking for more trouble.
How to Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode


If it'll run 32-bit Vista it should run Windows 7 32-bit.
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20 Jul 2011   #14
greaterthings

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

wow... i dont know what i am doing different... but now i am at a page that says GNU GRUB .... it lists 5 options ....

it tells me to highlight one to boot the selected OS by pressing enter... 'e' to edit the commands before booting or 'c' for a command line.

None of the 5 choices are Windows they are:

-Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-8-generic
-*same* but (recovery mode)
-Previous Linux versions
-Memory test (memtest86+)
-*same* but (serial console 115200)
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20 Jul 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I thought you want to install Windows 7.
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20 Jul 2011   #16
greaterthings

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

@ Barefoot Kid... I know ideally, these tutorials you are sending me to would be awesome... but when i follow their orders... i simply am not coming to the screens they say should pop up...
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20 Jul 2011   #17
greaterthings

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

I DO! I am just telling you what pops up ... it isnt going as it should.
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20 Jul 2011   #18
greaterthings

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

i will start over... just a sec... ill list step by step what i have done...
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20 Jul 2011   #19
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.


Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT



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SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


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20 Jul 2011   #20
greaterthings

Currently Ubuntu - but want to install Windows Ultimate 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.


Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT



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SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
How should i get to this "command line?"
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