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Installing W8 on a Ubuntu 64 bit machine!

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    Installing W8 on a Ubuntu 64 bit machine!


    Hello to all,
    I have just put together a box with an Athlon X2 processor and 4 GB Ram. Got Ubuntu 64 bit installed on it, but since I have been wanting to try Windows 8 preview, I was wondering if I can get the downloaded iso burned on a DVD to install and wipe off the Ubuntu? Nothing to loose per se. Can anyone advise or suggest or just give an opinion? Thanks in advance!
    Glenn

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    Yeah, simple. Just copy any important files to somewhere else like a network drive or USB stick first. If you copied to USB stick, remove it from the machine after.

    Boot to Gparted software: GParted -- Download

    Use Gparted to delete all partitions and make one Primary NTFS partition. Alternatively, set it up how you wish.

    Boot to the Windows 8 installer DVD you've burned (or will burn) and install Windows.
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    No need of Gparted, just throw the Windows 8 DVD and delete all the Linux partition with it.
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    Others were saying that Windows 8 will not install to a previously unformatted drive. I'm just going by that.
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    Give me 10 minutes I'm gone test it


    EDIT; Seems to work fine , I just finish to delete the Linux partition after have choose custom setup. I report in another 10 minutes when the Install is Finish

    EDIT; work fine you can put the DVD, flush the partition and go ahead
    Last edited by area 66; 16 Mar 2012 at 18:49.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Others were saying that Windows 8 will not install to a previously unformatted drive. I'm just going by that.
    A previous unformated drive what you means by that ? .... from the experiment i just did, it work in hard drive with an OS before, and The other day I install it on a new drive .
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Others were saying that Windows 8 will not install to a previously unformatted drive. I'm just going by that.
    A previous unformated drive what you means by that ? .... from the experiment i just did, it work in hard drive with an OS before, and The other day I install it on a new drive .

    Good testing!

    I'm referring to this post and the ones following it:

    Win8 install bit me in the a*s

    Win8 install bit me in the a*s

    Win8 install bit me in the a*s
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    GMan I read it fast, they was trying to make a dual boot system, and place the Windows 8 on a secondary partition. From what I can see the OP want to wipe the Ubuntu and he seems to have nothing to save.

    With VM it's easy to run a test, I just make a copy of one of my Ubuntu VM and I smash it with Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Yeah, simple. Just copy any important files to somewhere else like a network drive or USB stick first. If you copied to USB stick, remove it from the machine after.

    Boot to Gparted software: GParted -- Download

    Use Gparted to delete all partitions and make one Primary NTFS partition. Alternatively, set it up how you wish.

    Boot to the Windows 8 installer DVD you've burned (or will burn) and install Windows.
    Thanks GMan,
    I tried to boot the DVD with the downloaded ISO and it just ran and eventually booted to Ubuntu. Will give it a shot thanks!
    Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    No need of Gparted, just throw the Windows 8 DVD and delete all the Linux partition with it.
    Howdy and thanks for the response. For some reason, the installer program DVD just ran and ran and the hard drive ran and after 5 minutes or so it booted into Ubuntu. I will most certainly try again. Thanks for the help and the test.
    Cheers
    Glenn
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