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Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Connor96 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:39 am

Hello,
can somebody please tell me what commands do I need to use to uninstall Linux mint(HOW TO DO IT). It's a single boot on my computer ( not dual). I was really trying to find something online... But no progress. :lol:

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Moem » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:41 am

You don't uninstall an OS; you generally install a different OS over it, and that overwrites it. Another option is to start the machine from a bootable USB stick or DVD and use a suitable tool to format and delete all partitions. GParted would work.
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Connor96 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:26 am

Okay, and how can I do that? Install Windows over Linux?

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Moem » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 am

Well, how do you normally install Windows? As I seem to remember (it's years and years ago), you'd need a bootable CD with Windows on it and a license number.
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:06 pm

hi connor96...this is the first time ive heard someone wanting to remove an operating system from a single boot system...could you let us know what it is that your trying to do with it? are you trying to put another linux system on it for instance or trying to just erase it to give it away, to junk it or whatever...there are ways of just erasing the hard drive completely but it would be best to know your intentions with it to be able to give you the best options for you...DAMIEN
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by lsemmens » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:55 am

Regardless of which OS you are looking to blow away, provided you are not hoping to retain access to anything on the drive, the safest method I use is to boot from the device with the OS you are looking to replace with. During the process there will be an option to delete old OS partitions, DO that, and let the process complete, and all should be well. (If you need more detail, that can be supplied.)
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Connor96 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:50 am

I have a bootable USB with Windows 10, and I want to install it. And that means removing Linux mint. I just don't know how to do that. Can someone guide me?

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by sdibaja » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:03 am

just boot with the Windows 10 USB... plug it in and restart your computer
it starts an installer that gives options to format the whole drive or part... just follow the instructions.
IF you format and reuse the Linux Partition(s) then it is gone "uninstalled"

the process takes hours and your computer will automatically reboot many times.
you don't need a product key, just select "skip" or "do it later" when asked

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Connor96 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:42 am

I know for old fashion way. I restart my laptop, pressed f12, and I choosed boot from a usb.. But nothing happens. So I thought that in this OS that way doesn't work? Can I do that all from Command Prompt ? And if I can, how can I do it? I just need to find a way to run this bootable usb and i don't know how to do it.

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Pierre » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:52 am

NO - you can't do that all from Command Prompt !

you should be able to restart that laptop, pressed f12, and then choosed boot from a usb. ..
- what happens at this point ? does it just boot the LinuxMint on the HDD ?
or do you get a Black Screen ? something else ?.
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Connor96 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:14 am

This on pic happens and after that linux boot itself from HD.
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by catweazel » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:21 am

Connor96 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:14 am
This on pic happens and after that linux boot itself from HD.
Your BIOS is misconfigured. Turn off PXE.
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Connor96 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:44 am

Okay how can i turn off that? I went to bios and i found a option when i can set lan - reltek PXE BO0 DOO as priority for booting but nothing else which is common with PXE...

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by catweazel » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:50 am

Connor96 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:44 am
Okay how can i turn off that? I went to bios and i found a option when i can set lan - reltek PXE BO0 DOO as priority for booting but nothing else which is common with PXE...
Give priority to USB then HDD.
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Connor96 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:55 am

Okay, so I set all of those things in bios.. And now i can see black screen for a few seconds after boot and then linux mint start to loading..... :roll: :?

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Pierre » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:56 am

will it keep loading, until you get a Working Desktop ?.
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by Connor96 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:59 am

Yup, basically it enters the linux mint. Why dosen't boot for a usb? Im going crazy with this. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by catweazel » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:06 am

Connor96 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:59 am
Why dosen't boot for a usb?
Probably because the USB flash drive is not bootable.
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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by MintBean » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:04 pm

First post on the Mint site asking how to install Windows? This isn't a Mint support question.

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Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Post by sdibaja » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:30 pm

MintBean wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:04 pm
First post on the Mint site asking how to install Windows? This isn't a Mint support question.
I beg to differ. It is a common problem. Not everyone wants what you do...

first post? BFD

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