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Want to wipe Linux O/S and install Windows Xp on Aspire one Z5G (A110L) can this be done?

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  • JT18 Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks, thought along that line but wasnt sure if the model would have issues, namely with the drivers

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Yes. All you need to do is reformat your hdd then install Windows.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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    Roy Lonsinger Dec 21, 2008

    Windows will automatically connect to the internet during installation if you allow it in order to find updates & drivers. Good luck.

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Unable to start Windows


Before we start, always check there are no USB devices/drives attached, or any discs in the cd/dvd drive.
If there are, remove them and try to boot....
Still no windows?......Read on

Depending whether you have a recovery disc, or a full version of windows, you still may be able to repair your installation.
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    To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

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LIVE LINUX INSTALL (google "live linux distro")
IF you want to save files/documents before a recovery or clean windows install, you can download various " LIVE" Linux distrabutions.
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If you have already installed Linux and want to install the Windows, Follow the same procedure but it will directly boot Windows after you finish Installing Windows. You will have to write the GRUB again for your Linux system.

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