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Postby xIsaac2011 on Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:06 am

I bought a computer today with linux mint 15 cinnamon edition. I want to uninstall it and install windows 7. I have the actual windows 7 ultimate disks. How do I go about this? :?:
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Reason: Support question about Windows 7, not Linux Mint, so moved here.
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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby xIsaac2011 on Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:37 am

The boot order is from CD first, but it never boots from the CD if I restart. How do I format this hard drive and do a clean install of windows 7?
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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby gold_finger on Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:56 am

Add "Solved" to title of thread if solution is found. (Go to your first post and hit "Edit" button.) This helps make it easier for others to find solutions that work.

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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby xIsaac2011 on Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:42 am

I actually got it to boot from the CD three times. It asked for the cd/dvd driver and I didnt have it then but I have it now. Only problem is, is that it wont boot from the CD anymore, no matter what I try. It just doesnt seem to think that I own a boot disk.
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Windows 7 Install

Postby xIsaac2011 on Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:57 am

I just was able to boot from my windows 7 install disk, but during the process I needed a driver for the cd drive. I got the driver, booted up to install windows 7 and it wasnt the right driver. Im sure I have it NOW, but NOW I cant get my computer to boot the disk anymore! I repeat, I just had it TWICE tonight, and I cant get it working anymore. Im frustrated, any help is appreciated.
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Re: Windows 7 Install

Postby administrollaattori on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:40 am

Has your windows7 DVD genuine or PB-version?
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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby xIsaac2011 on Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:51 pm

Its a legit copy. I have the cases and everything. My motherboard is an intel d915gag and I noticed they dont have a lot of windows 7 drivers but my system is capable of Vista. Others on the web have managed to install windows 7 but I cant get past the part where it asks for the CD/DVD drivers. I think Im just going to install windows xp.
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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby bobafetthotmail on Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:51 pm

Can you please explain the reasoning behind coming in a Linux support forum to ask directions to install Windows 7?

Also, stop pirating stuff, it's evil.
None will ever blow 300+ bucks for two minor features more than the Pro that costs 200$ or less.

Anyway this tutorial tells you everything. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/21 ... s-7-a.html
As long as you have the activation code it does not matter what disk you are actually using to install windows 7, as it activates online, not by checking stuff on the disk like old videogame DRM.
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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby xenopeek on Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:55 am

xIsaac2011, you don't need to uninstall Linux Mint to be able to install Windows 7. Windows 7 doesn't care that you have a Linux operating system already installed; it will just overwrite Linux Mint during installation. If you have problems getting Windows 7 to install, that's a problem with the Windows 7 installation and has nothing to do with Linux Mint being installed (again, Windows 7 doesn't care and will just overwrite Linux Mint during installation), so kindly suggest--like others here--to visit a Windows 7 support forum to get help from users that have experience with installing Windows 7. However much we want to help you, we aren't Windows 7 installation experts :wink:

If you bought windows 7 recently, it may be worth to check what kind of support from Microsoft you are entitled to (like free phone support perhaps).
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Re: Uninstall Linux

Postby Flemur on Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:21 pm

Mint 16/Xfce/fluxbox, Manjaro/fluxbox, LMDE/MATE
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