How do I replace Linux with Windows 7 on HP Laptop?

Hewlett-packard / Pavilion a1632x
May 18, 2012 at 07:59:40
Specs: Ubuntu 12.04, 1.5 ghz 1GB Ram
I put ubuntu on my laptop. Now I want to replace it with Win 7. I tried booting from Cd and that did not work. How do I format the drive in ubuntu. Not sure what to do. Thanks for the Help.

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#1
May 18, 2012 at 08:09:50
Windows 7 generally is a DVD. You boot to it and install it.

If you purchased the laptop with windows on it then there may be other ways to return it if you didn't bork it with the linux install.

If you used wubi then use programs in windows control center to remove.

Hang up and live.


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#2
May 18, 2012 at 20:42:16
You need to make sure that your DVD drive is first in boot order in your BIOS. Then you put in your Windows 7 Install or Recovery Disk and reboot. You may need to 'Hit any key to boot from CD/DVD drive'. With install disk it should begin the install and ask you where you want to install it. If it does not then choose Custom and Partition/Format, Delete the Linux partitions, create new partitions and format them to NTFS. Then continue with the install. If you have a recovery disk set for that computer, it is similar but you are doing a factory restore.
If your drive is actually only a CD drive then you machine may not be up to installing Windows 7 on it (too old, try XP instead), or you will need to purchase or borrow an external DVD drive or Google on how to install Windows 7 from a flash drive (both of these will only work if your BIOS supports booting to a USB drive).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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