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Old 21-11-2012, 15:30
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Hiya,
I need to remove Ubuntu, which I installed on my laptop. When I installed it I removed the Windows 7 OS. Now, I would like to reinstate windows 7, but when I am booting from a disc, there is a problem with the partition and I cannot install Windows 7. It states something like "partition not recognised". Sorry to sound vague.

I am not too experienced in these matters, so if someone could advise and ask me in layman terms, it would be appreciated.
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Old 21-11-2012, 15:41
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Choose custom setup, go to drive options and delete the partition. Then go back to the install location selection window and it will let you choose the unallocated space.
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Old 21-11-2012, 15:42
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If you are intending to completely wipe the laptop you need to go into advanced options when choosing where to install windows. Delete the linux partition and then choose to install windows into the unallocated space

EDIT slightly beaten to it
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Old 21-11-2012, 15:54
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Thanks for the quick replies, Roush and davethorp.

I was tempted to do this last night, but didn't want to do something I know nowt about.

Off to try it now.
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Old 21-11-2012, 17:05
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Thanks again. Just finished clean installation. I now have an operating system I can use and understand back on my notebook.
Ubuntu and Linux are a wonderful idea, but, not for the likes of me who just wants to press a key for things to work.
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Old 21-11-2012, 17:13
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Glad to hear it went ok. Now begins the lengthy procedure of downloading the many windows updates you will no doubt need to install
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Old 21-11-2012, 19:06
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Glad to hear it went ok. Now begins the lengthy procedure of downloading the many windows updates you will no doubt need to install
Nothing yet. The nice thing is that I do not have loads of junk that was there previously. Also, thanks to my lack of know how, I have all my music and photos saved on ClickFree.
Just to top my day, my other notebook, which I have Windows 8 on has just ceased turning on. The battery was shot, but it will not power up with the mains cable. Hope it's just the battery needs replacing.

Again, thanks for the advice. I was stressed out over it.
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