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Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:49 am
by Pershanthen
Hey guys,

I trust you all are well. I have installed Linux mint on to a machine and i would like to revert back to windows 10. I have the ISO and created a bootable USB. However, i cannot see the USB in the BIOS. Its seems to be a file system issue. Need help urgently :-)

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:06 am
by Sir Charles
Hi Pershanthen,

Though I haven't used the tool myself, but the adequate tool under Linux for creating a bootable USB for Windows, seems to be WoeUSB.

Please run some search on the forums and do some research to make sure if this is the right tool to use.

Good luck!

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:59 am
by Pershanthen
Thank you so much Marziano. You are indeed a star. will try this and give you feedback

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:08 am
by Sir Charles
Hope It will work out for you!
I haven't had the opportunity to test the tool yet but judging from some posts on these forums some members have successfully used it to create a bootable Windows USB.

Wish you luck!

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:11 pm
by AZgl1500
From my notebook, and prior use of the below,
here are some good options that work well.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb

IF UPDATES ARE REQUIRED, YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE OLD ONE BEFORE INSTALLING/UPGRADING TO THE NEW ONE.

.To start MKUSB open menu and in the Search bar, type MK and the click on MKUSB

works like a champ.
read all of this page, before using it to make a USB stick.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb

AND THIS TOOL

https://www.unixmen.com/create-multiboo ... ltisystem/

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 pm
by Lord Boltar
Install WoeUSB in Ubuntu or Linux Mint via PPA

WoeUSB is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA, for Ubuntu 17.04, 16.10, 16.04 or 14.04 / Linux Mint 18.x or 17.x. To add the PPA and install WoeUSB, use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt update

sudo apt install woeusb

I have successfully created a Windows 8.1 and 10 x64 with WoeUSB

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42 am
by Pershanthen
Hey guys,

i am having zero luck with this. I tied every possible thing. I have managed to format my drive. but i cant see my bootable usb on bios, please help

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:02 pm
by Executioner
More info on your system. Normally, there should be a bootup screen with a boot menu option that is displayed for a few seconds. For a Dell system, it's pressing F2 or Delete when you seen the screen. Once pressed, it will give you different drives to boot from.

If it won't show up, in the BIOS, do you have the option: Legacy USB Support? It may be disabled.

Did you properly burn the ISO image to make it bootable? You can't copy files to the drive to make it bootable.

Did you try a different USB port or different USB stick?

In the BIOS, you may have to change Boot Mode to "CSM" or "Legacy" instead of "UEFI".

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:54 am
by lsemmens
I have not tried this recently, but, I'm 99% certain that this will work. Boot from your Windoze Disk, And elect to delete all partitions when Windoze asks you where to install it. Once you've deleted the partitions, re-start the process (just to make sure) and then let windoze do it's stuff. Begs the question, though, Why???? :shock:

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 2:13 pm
by tshihmin
Lord Boltar wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Install WoeUSB in Ubuntu or Linux Mint via PPA

WoeUSB is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA, for Ubuntu 17.04, 16.10, 16.04 or 14.04 / Linux Mint 18.x or 17.x. To add the PPA and install WoeUSB, use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt update

sudo apt install woeusb

I have successfully created a Windows 8.1 and 10 x64 with WoeUSB
What are the steps to install Windows 10 x64 with it?

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 5:08 pm
by Lord Boltar
First of all, you need to create a partition for Windows installation files. It should be at least 2gb bigger than Windows iso. I use 20Gbs

Install a tool for work with NTFS:

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sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
Format partition in NTFS:

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sudo mkfs.ntfs /dev/sdxx
Copy installation files to partition:

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sudo winusb --install iso_name /dev/sdxx
Reboot and you will be able to install Windows

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:32 am
by tshihmin
Lord Boltar wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 5:08 pm
First of all, you need to create a partition for Windows installation files. It should be at least 2gb bigger than Windows iso. I use 20Gbs

Install a tool for work with NTFS:

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
Format partition in NTFS:

Code: Select all

sudo mkfs.ntfs /dev/sdxx
Copy installation files to partition:

Code: Select all

sudo winusb --install iso_name /dev/sdxx
Reboot and you will be able to install Windows
Have you try to install Windows XP? I try to install Windows XP using Windows XP installation USB but cannot boot.

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 1:00 pm
by Flemur
Pershanthen wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42 am
i am having zero luck with this. I tied every possible thing. I have managed to format my drive. but i cant see my bootable usb on bios, please help
People are answering a question you didn't ask (how to burn the USB).

Tell us your computer model, then we can find out the boot-key-press which selects the boot device.
(For mine it's F12, and Del to enter BIOS).

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 1:23 pm
by Moem
Flemur wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Pershanthen wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42 am
i am having zero luck with this. I tied every possible thing. I have managed to format my drive. but i cant see my bootable usb on bios, please help
People are answering a question you didn't ask (how to burn the USB).
And you are answering a question that was asked over a year ago.

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 1:59 pm
by Flemur
Moem wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:23 pm
Flemur wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Pershanthen wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42 am
i am having zero luck with this. I tied every possible thing. I have managed to format my drive. but i cant see my bootable usb on bios, please help
People are answering a question you didn't ask (how to burn the USB).
And you are answering a question that was asked over a year ago.
At least it finally got ... addressed, if not answered.

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:55 pm
by Lord Boltar
Did you create the windows usb on linux or windows? and what did you use to create it?

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:27 am
by tshihmin
Lord Boltar wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Did you create the windows usb on linux or windows? and what did you use to create it?
While my OS is Windows 10, I created Windows XP installation USB using Rufus.

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:26 am
by bob466
I wonder if the OP ever came back to Linux ? Image

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:16 am
by Lord Boltar
tshihmin wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:27 am
Lord Boltar wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Did you create the windows usb on linux or windows? and what did you use to create it?
While my OS is Windows 10, I created Windows XP installation USB using Rufus.
If your Windows XP is not booting most likely you need to change your bios to IDE then disable Secure Boot, and disable Fast Boot, if you have ACHI selected you have to have those drivers incorporated into your XP installation or it won't boot or change your bios to Legacy and it will boot just fine.

Re: Revert back to windows 10

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 12:08 pm
by tshihmin
Lord Boltar wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:16 am
tshihmin wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:27 am
Lord Boltar wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Did you create the windows usb on linux or windows? and what did you use to create it?
While my OS is Windows 10, I created Windows XP installation USB using Rufus.
If your Windows XP is not booting most likely you need to change your bios to IDE then disable Secure Boot, and disable Fast Boot, if you have ACHI selected you have to have those drivers incorporated into your XP installation or it won't boot or change your bios to Legacy and it will boot just fine.
Thank you.