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    Need Want to remove ubuntu and install windows again

    Looks like i'm not leaving yet...

    Like the title said want to completely remove ubuntu and install windows again.

    First off, I've tried using a ubuntu disk image mounter with this: https://itsfoss.com/bootable-windows-usb-linux/
    since i get one error while copying wim10 file saying Error splicing file: Input/output error and a error unable to create a support folder.

    WoeUSB doesn't seem to detect my usb while my usb is plugged

    I also cant get my laptop to detect my usb during boot if i use a windows media creation tool on my friends pc

    does this guide work on all versions and not just ubuntu 14...online guide only mention 14 and 16
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-h7VZNvKKA

    https://sysads.co.uk/2016/08/29/install-winusb-ubuntu-16-04/

    or does anyone know a better guide?????????????????
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    Note: I have no dvd/cd-drive so a installation disc is not a option and i don't want any dual booting; Just eradicate Ubuntu 18.4.3 and get windows 10 back
    Last edited by nocruoro; January 12th, 2020 at 03:37 PM.
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    Re: Need Want to remove ubuntu and install windows again

    Thread moved to the "Windows" forum.

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    Re: Need Want to remove ubuntu and install windows again

    sorry but first post has been updated
    Last edited by nocruoro; January 12th, 2020 at 03:32 PM.
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    Re: Need Want to remove ubuntu and install windows again

    I searched for a current guide to creating a windows 10 usb from Linux. Below are two examples from well known sources. Your device if it came with Win 10 or upgraded from Win 7 is probably recorded on MS servers, so Win 10 could activate without issue once logged into your MS account.

    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/06/...-10-usb-ubuntu


    https://itsfoss.com/bootable-windows-usb-linux/
    Last edited by Frogs Hair; January 12th, 2020 at 04:00 PM.
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    Re: Need Want to remove ubuntu and install windows again

    new issue with WoeUSBT it keeps saying my usb is busy when it isn't and it is a NTFS format
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    As for my MS Account i have one since windows was pre-installed (i don't remember if it's still have a account) Ubuntu was a emergency a clean installation after my computer was wrecked by a virus which destroyed a lot including the standard windows 10 boot loader
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    Last edited by nocruoro; January 12th, 2020 at 07:40 PM.
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    Re: Need Want to remove ubuntu and install windows again

    The second link may supply an alternative.
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    Re: Need Want to remove ubuntu and install windows again

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    The second link may supply an alternative.
    Still same issue. If i format for usb NTFS i can't mount and read it in file viewer.


    I'm use the exfat option format (supposed to work for all computers) and i hope i dont get the copy errors all over again or even get stuck during copy process.

    EDIT: i get again a similar error, the media file isn't big at all if i recreate it in windows. that usb drive is 60GB big
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    Last edited by nocruoro; January 13th, 2020 at 01:14 AM.
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    Re: Need Want to remove ubuntu and install windows again

    If you have access to a Windows computer my suggestion is to make the Windows installation media there, just download the ISO and follow instructions.
    There's really no reliable method to do it with Ubuntu/Linux although the tool you've tried has been reported as working even with the current crop of Microsoft's ISOs. But all those reports are from properly working Ubuntu installation, something I sincerely doubt that you have at this point.

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    Re: Need Want to remove ubuntu and install windows again

    Quote Originally Posted by CelticWarrior View Post
    If you have access to a Windows computer my suggestion is to make the Windows installation media there, just download the ISO and follow instructions.
    There's really no reliable method to do it with Ubuntu/Linux although the tool you've tried has been reported as working even with the current crop of Microsoft's ISOs. But all those reports are from properly working Ubuntu installation, something I sincerely doubt that you have at this point.
    Then if the F2 is a diagnosis button instead of loading a boot option then which one is more likely for a Acer laptop F12 or F10?
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    Re: Need Want to remove ubuntu and install windows again

    Standard keys, but best to look at your manual.

    UEFI/BIOS Boot keys - about halfway down on this Microsoft page
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-to-go.aspx
    http://www.eightforums.com/
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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