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uninstall linux mint

Postby ketan_sood on Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:34 am

Hi All ,

Linux Mint is awesome but some applications are not offering linux setup. So ideally i want to have a dual system but it seems installing windows xp after linux mint is difficult. So probably the way i am left with is

->Uninstalling Linux mint
->Installing Windws XP
->Again installing Linux Mint

Please help me with the simple uninstall of the Linux Mint.

Thanks
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Re: uninstall linux mint

Postby karlchen on Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:09 pm

Hello, ketan_sood.

Uninstalling an operating system basically works by deleting all the disk partitions which are in use by the operating system that you want to delete.
So in theory it should be feasible to boot up the machine from the Windows XP installation CD (or does it come on a DVD?), launch fdisk and remove all existing disk partitions.
You might also boot up the machine from the Linux Mint live and installation system which you used to install Linux Mint on the machine, launch GParted from the Mint Menu and delete each partition on the harddisk.

Kind regards,
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Re: uninstall linux mint

Postby Incentive I.C on Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:48 pm

but it seems installing windows xp after linux mint is difficult. So probably the way i am left with is

Its shouldn't be. Windows will overwrite linux's bootloader. All you have to do is once the windows installation is complete go into the LiveCD and put Mint's bootloader back into the MBR which should be easy. Can you get a screenshot of you gparted and post it?
The best way to learn from it is break it OS's (is there a plural for OS?) included.
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