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Can i install windows 8.1 OVER ubuntu?

shinymanone

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hi!, i have installed ubuntu on my wife's toshiba laptop.It was FORMERLY windows 7...she doesn't like it, so i have an windows 8.1 disk "winging its way" from the U.K.( we live in Spain).Can i install windows 8.1 OVER ubuntu, and if not, i do i UNINSTALL ubuntu...Any advise would be MOST welcome!
 

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KYHI

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You would boot from the "Windows Installation Media"
Then when asked where to install (HDD Partition Screen)
Delete EVERY partition
and point to the unallocated disk space
Windows will create it's own partitions....
 

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spapakons

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That is if you don't want Ubuntu and want to get rid of it. If you want to dual-boot, you must use a utility in Ubuntu such as Gparted to shrink your Ubuntu partition to make some space (at least 30GB) and then create a new FAT32 partition (or directly NTFS if possible). When in Windows Setup, you select this partition, you format as NTFS and proceed. You should be able to boot into Windows but not Ubuntu. Use EasyBCD to add Ubuntu at Windows Boot Loader, or use the Ubuntu CD/USB to reinstall Grub so you choose from there.
 

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