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

20 Jul 2011   #31
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at Step Two to see how you want to do the partition(s)


You are welcome, learning is fun in it's self eh.


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20 Jul 2011   #32
greaterthings

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

What would you reccomend? My HD is 149GB per the diskpart page. Ill use the computer mostly for basic online activities, office 2010, project 2007, CADD software, and i am also an online student at CWU, so every quarter i am given new software to install that I generally uninstall once the qtr is over.
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20 Jul 2011   #33
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I would use a single partition but I would let the installer do all the work, when the clean all is finished type exit 2 separate times and hit the <enter> key to close diskpart and get back to the installer and follow along at this tutorial at the link below.


How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7




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20 Jul 2011   #34
greaterthings

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

OK, I took your advice and am attempting to install with the Clean Installation link you refered me to. When I get to step 8, it asks me to click the drive i want to install on (there is only 1), then click format, followed by the next button. ------- the problem is how "format" is greyed out and i cannot click it.

What to do, what to do....?
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20 Jul 2011   #35
greaterthings

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

the only options not greyed out are "new" Refresh, and Load driver. I already tried refresh to see if it helped
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20 Jul 2011   #36
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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



Attachment 166043

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
No need to format two times.
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20 Jul 2011   #37
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Click New.
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20 Jul 2011   #38
greaterthings

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

@ theog ... I have already used "clean all" I am now trying to allow WINDOWS7 to do the work for me and i beleive the bare foot kid was recommending this so i dont get myself into trouble. Your advice seems to be minimal expecting that i have the technical experience to make simple assumptions... i do not have that experience though.

As you can see by my latest post, this is the problem i am currently having. I have no desire to start off in the old spot... can you answer the last question i posed?
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20 Jul 2011   #39
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Click New and create a partition of all the unallocated space, and then you should get the Format option.
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20 Jul 2011   #40
greaterthings

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

after clicking new, i accepted the size that it defaulted...

now i have

Disc 0 Partition 1: system reserved 100MB total size - 86MB free space - System type
Disc 0 Partition 2: 149GB total size - 149GB freespace - Primary type

Shall I do nothing and hit next? OR do i need to do anythiing to partition 2?
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