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bostinia
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Want to go back to Windows

Post by bostinia » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:44 pm

okokok so i at first had windows 7 on my dell xps 410 desktop, but then i forgot the password. and then my friend told me about linux mint 17 so i was like hey! im going to try it! so i did but now i want to go back to windows but i dont know how like i have the cd for it and everything but it keeps telling me i cat install it. can yall help me please?
Last edited by xenopeek on Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Split from tutorial how to install software on Linux Mint; which it seems has *nothing* to do with installing Windows on a computer.

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Re: Want to go back to Windows

Post by exploder » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:58 am

In the Windows installer you need to delete all the partitions starting with the last one first, then Windows should install. Sorry you did not like running Linux.

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Re: Want to go back to Windows

Post by nomko » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:02 am

exploder wrote:In the Windows installer you need to delete all the partitions starting with the last one first, then Windows should install. Sorry you did not like running Linux.
Even weirder it is to create an account just for one question and intending not ever to come back here...

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Re: Want to go back to Windows

Post by colyn » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:41 am

Another option is to download killdisk free and wipe the entire disk..

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Re: Want to go back to Windows

Post by Pierre » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:39 am

or use 'Darik's Boot and Nuke'.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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Re: Want to go back to Windows

Post by Flemur » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:14 pm

Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?

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Re: Want to go back to Windows

Post by Miekuxi » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:03 am

exploder wrote:In the Windows installer you need to delete all the partitions starting with the last one first, then Windows should install. Sorry you did not like running Linux.
Hey, I run Linux Mint on an USB drive initially; now I run it on an external hard drive.
I shall confess that running on an external hard drive is WAY WAY faster than running on an USB drive, and it is also faster than Windows 7 on my hard drive.

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