View Full Version : [lubuntu] Clean install

January 2nd, 2014, 02:48 PM
I have a Dell laptop with Lubuntu running on it. The laptop was given to me as that, but originally had Windows Vista as the original OS. I would prefer to revert the OS to Vista as I am unfamiliar with Linux and favour Windows. Any ideas on how to go about this? Preferably free of charge..

January 2nd, 2014, 04:48 PM
Provided you have the original vista DVD, or know someone with one for vista, and you have the original OEM Product Key (it may still be on a sticker beneath the machine) you should be able to reinstall vista without too much difficulty.

I think vista was the last MS OS that allowed that manner of installation; later versions require the correct original DVD, I think, and will not allow MS activation with the wrong one.