backstory: I bought a netbook w/ Windows7 installed, royally screwed something up three hours later when editing shellstyles, lost all ability to use Windows. I installed Ubuntu using a USB, and I've been using 12.04 for the past couple days. Windows7 simply runs better on this netbook, so I want to switch back. I've got my copy of Windows7 on a USB, and got it to boot through BIOS, but when it comes time to pick the HD for install, I get this message:
Windows cannot be loaded on this HD space. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS. Windows cannot install on HD, the partition is an unrecognized type.
I imagine this means I need to format my 500GB HD as NTFS-- but I cannot do it with gparted. The option to partition the main HD simply isn't an option. (note: I installed the NTFS drivers to format my USB, and it worked. It just won't allow me to partition the HD with NTFS)
Is there a way to partition my HD as NTFS with gparted or some other process?