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    Re: Uninstalling linux and installing windows 7

    what if i used xp and then used an update version of 7

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    Re: Uninstalling linux and installing windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by toby_peterken View Post
    what if i used xp and then used an update version of 7
    I don't think it will work as you expect. It's basically a clean install
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ows-7#T1=tab01
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    Re: Uninstalling linux and installing windows 7

    Googling around, I found a 2011 report of an installer bug that produced this message. Here's the alleged workaround:

    When asked for the drivers, click Cancel. This is supposed to return you to the Welcome Screen.

    At the Welcome Screen, remove the USB stick and insert it in *another* port.

    Click Install Now and cross your fingers.

    Dunno if this works, but you have nothing to lose.

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    Re: Uninstalling linux and installing windows 7

    why not buy restore disk from your OEM? Why all this angst over nothing???

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    Re: Uninstalling linux and installing windows 7

    @richard i have a custom pc but my hardrive hasn't changed scince my old xp

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    Re: Uninstalling linux and installing windows 7

    I must say I am quite amused by this thread. A user posts a request on the Ubuntu Forum of how to install Windows on his PC to replace his Ubuntu. And this thread is already 25 messages long! I know everybody is trying to be very helpful here but surely this has nothing to do with Ubuntu and should rather be addressed somewhere in some Windows forum or perhaps Microsoft site...? There would definitely be more Windows centric help offered on such sites?

    Just my 0.02c worth...

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    Re: Uninstalling linux and installing windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by erasmusp View Post
    I must say I am quite amused by this thread. A user posts a request on the Ubuntu Forum of how to install Windows on his PC to replace his Ubuntu. And this thread is already 25 messages long! I know everybody is trying to be very helpful here but surely this has nothing to do with Ubuntu and should rather be addressed somewhere in some Windows forum or perhaps Microsoft site...? There would definitely be more Windows centric help offered on such sites?

    Just my 0.02c worth...
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    Re: Uninstalling linux and installing windows 7

    I must say I am quite encouraged by this thread. A user posts a request on the Ubuntu Forum of how to install Windows on his PC to replace his Ubuntu. And this thread is already 25 messages long!

    It seems a number of the members of our community are more interested in helping a weary traveller to get to his/her destination than deriding them for going there.

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    Re: Uninstalling linux and installing windows 7

    I know. I tend to draw a lot on my Windows experience to diagnose problems on Linux just because I spent so much time in the Windows world (at work) but surely very few of us are really any Windows experts?

    On a Windows site someone might have already recognized his problem and helped him out...

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    Re: Uninstalling linux and installing windows 7

    > I must say I am quite encouraged by this thread.

    So am I - a far cry from the stories you tend to hear of how rude Linux users always are to the Noobies...

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