how to remove linux linpus for idiots

July 20, 2011 at 04:56:16
Specs: linux linpus
I bought an acer aspire with linpus preinstalled and no cd for it. I also bought a version of windows 7 thats intended to be supplied preinstalled on new computers. When I put the disc in it won't autorun or run autorun, how can I install windows 7?

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#1
July 20, 2011 at 05:05:22
Is your install DVD intended for any make or for a particular one (e.g. Dell). If the latter, then you probably won't ba able to install it on your Acer.

Anyway, you need to boot off the install DVD not try to auto run it. I take it that it comes with an installation key? Without that it's worthless.


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#2
July 20, 2011 at 05:30:44
it has a product key and it doesn't mention being for a particular make. It was on ebuyer (not w sp1)for about £75, http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=wind...

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#3
July 20, 2011 at 05:33:22
Also how do I boot from the disk?

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#4
July 20, 2011 at 05:33:52
Does your system meet the minimum requirements for Win7? You need to enter the BIOS & check the boot order - make sure the CD/DVD drive is listed before the HDD. If it's not, change the boot order, save & exit. Then reboot with the Win7 disc in the drive & follow the instructions.

BTW, you should have asked in the Win7 forum. Also, if you had spent a little time looking, you could have gotten Win7 for free.


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#5
July 20, 2011 at 05:40:14
Confident the computer's good enough, higher spec than old one that ran win7. how do I change the boot order?

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#6
July 20, 2011 at 06:12:41
How do I change the boot order? I know nothing about Linux and thought it would be easy to remove.

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#7
July 20, 2011 at 07:33:43
It is easy to install Windows 7. Your computer manual should tell you how to change the boot order.

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#8
July 20, 2011 at 09:24:19
"How do I change the boot order?"

I already told you - enter the BIOS, change the boot order, save & exit. The BIOS is a program built into the motherboard, it has nothing to do with the operating system. To enter the BIOS, you need to press a specific key immediately as the system is booting up. I have no idea which key (or keys) Acer uses. Try Del, or F1, or F2, or Ctrl+Alt+Esc. If none of those get you in, check the manual or the Acer website.

After you've changed the boot order & reboot, watch for the prompt "press any key to boot from DVD...", if you miss it, you'll have to reboot & try again. Make sure to wipe out the Linux partition, create a new partition for Windows, then format as NTFS (full). Depending on the size of the HDD, formating may take quite a while.


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