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Delete Linux, readd Vista

We're trying to delete Linux on a Windows E-Machine that initially had Windows Vista. We can't find a site that has simple instructions on how to delete Linux- any suggestions?

Also, when the CD for Vista is put in the cd rom nothing happens...

Any suggestions please?

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  • freecyclemod Oct 19, 2008

    thanks for your tips- She's trying now to see if it works. I also forgot to mention she's not hooked up to the internet, so we can't use that link- but thank you.

  • freecyclemod Oct 19, 2008

    thank for the help- she's trying it now :) ... I forgot to mention she doesn't have the internet, so we can't try the link, but thank you all.

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Hallo;

1. Download Gparted from this link-http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php and use it to clear Linux Partitions.
GParted Live is a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86 machine that can be used as a partitioning tool.

2. Use Admin Tools Gold.

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When you first turn the computer on, in the top left or right corner it will say "F2 Setup" (its usually an F button and setup, not always F12). You will have to pust the F2 or whatever button before the start up screen goes away. You will probably have to restart it and keep pushing it until it works. The next screen is called the BIOS and tells the computer how to start. Arrow down to a tab that says "boot sequence" or "start up" or something to that affect. there it will have the order the PC boots up. At the top of the list will be a SATA or IDE Hard Drive. You want to move that down and put the CD-Drive at the top (if there are number, the CD-Drive should be 1. it will say at the bottom of the screen how to do this.) then press enter or escape and save the changes. be sure you windows install CD is in the drive. Basically what you just told the computer to do is read the disk before starting Linux. This should let you install windows and follow the inscreen instructions. It is important that after you have installed windows, you restart the computer, go back into the BIOS(with whatever F key it was), and put the hard drive windows got installed on back in the top/1 position. if you only have one hard drive, then it will say so. then exit and restart and it should work. this sounds pretty technical but a computer savy person shouldnt have too much of a problem. it is important not to mess around in the bios because you can mess the computer up if you do. if you are uncomfortable doing this I would reccomend a computer specialist.

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Make sure the boot order in the BIOS has the CD drive first.

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