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    Reverting To The Dark Side (Windows 7)

    Okay, guys. It's been fun. I've had my share of programming, and honestly, I can't handle the lack of support on games and the amount of failed wine executions. So, Honestly, I just wanna go back to windows 7.
    Here's my problem. I installed ubuntu OVER windows. I was a noob, yous guys.
    Anyway, legally or not, I'd appreciate the quick and easy route out of this sticky situation. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Reverting To The Dark Side (Windows 7)

    Use the recovery media that came with the computer to reinstall Windows, although something tells me this may be a problem ?

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    Re: Reverting To The Dark Side (Windows 7)

    Hello. Since you installed ubuntu over windows, there is no other way than to just install windows again normally. Simply boot your windows installation cd or USB drive and install windows, formatting your drive. This will completely remove ubuntu and all files. If you would want to keep your files, create a backup of your files on a external drive or a cloud.

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    Re: Reverting To The Dark Side (Windows 7)

    Any Illegal means of installing Windows can't be discussed here and a violation of forum rules . If you have your product key for Win 7 you may be able re-install with MS Support. http://support.microsoft.com/
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    Re: Reverting To The Dark Side (Windows 7)

    My computer was bought from a local Best Buy, and did not come with a disk. Is there somewhere I should look in particular for a product key?

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    Re: Reverting To The Dark Side (Windows 7)

    Quote Originally Posted by darksdarkson View Post
    My computer was bought from a local Best Buy, and did not come with a disk. Is there somewhere I should look in particular for a product key?
    There should be a product key on a sticker somewhere on your computer - kind of hard to miss, really, if you look around. If not, you need to take it up with the fine folks at Best Buy.

    You can download installable media for Windows 7 from a couple of places (legit) - google it.

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    Re: Reverting To The Dark Side (Windows 7)

    Thank you VERY much, sgage. That is what I was looking for. ^.^

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    Re: Reverting To The Dark Side (Windows 7)

    Glad to be of help.

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    Re: Reverting To The Dark Side (Windows 7)

    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Glad to be of help.
    I'm downloading the ISO, and I'm gonna see if this works.

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