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post #1 of 21
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I'm putting Win7 on my brother's computer and what to completely get rid of Ubuntu.. is it okay if i just run the setup and install Win7 OVER ubuntu wiping out the partitions or will I get grub/mbr errors and such?
Edited by sequencius - 1/29/11 at 5:05pm
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i've always gotten errors when trying to just go right over it. but it's worth a try
    
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Can I just run the ubuntu boot CD and delete the partitions, then install win7?
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The Win7 CD should completely toast your MBR and you can remove the partitions from the installer itself. No real intervention required.
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post #5 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
The Win7 CD should completely toast your MBR and you can remove the partitions from the installer itself. No real intervention required.
sooo it's okay to "toast" my MBR?
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post #6 of 21
It will remove GRUB and set up your booting all for itself.
So, yes.
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post #7 of 21
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alright ill try this thanks
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post #8 of 21
Alternative solution:

Use GParted LiveCD to format disk to NTFS (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php)
Then install Win7.
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post #9 of 21
save your home directory from ubuntu and dual boot.
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post #10 of 21
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dangit

so I deleted the partition that held ubuntu through the windows installer

and then tried to install win7 but then it had an error saying some files were missing.
I tried a different win7 installation disc, the one i used on my computer, but it had almost the same error saying something was missing.

I could try burning a new disc at a slower speed but the problem is I don't know what version of win7 this is...I got it from a teacher at school and she burned it onto a DVD for me and gave me a key all I know is that it's 64-bit. But that wouldn't really matter because the disc for my computer so it should work for his... so something's wrong with the hard drive then.
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