Change operating system on Acer Aspire One from Linux to Windows
I purchased an Acer Aspire One on Ebay with Linux on it & would like to change to Windows XP however it is in Spanish which I did not realize when I bid on it. Since I do not know how to read Spanish I do not know how to remove Linux to install Windows XP. Can anyone help me?
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I would suggest that you get a good Technician to do this : Change your keyboard to an English Keyboard first (If its not English), then let the Technician help you with changing the boot sequence to boot from CDROM (he should be able to find his way to the place if your BIOS is not written in English...through experience). thereafter, let him boot use a Windows CD (English of course) to boot from CDROM, and then install it for you. Then you can also download your necessary drivers from www.laptopdrivers.net. That should solve the problem...because I've actually used a spanish IBM Desktop before also...lol, very long time though, and that was the method I used to change it to WindowsMe back then. You can as well try out all these methods if you know how to find your way through it. Hope this helps. Goodluck!
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there won't be any problem as far as Windows and Linux, but this is a fairly involved procedure.You'll first need to create a Windows partition on your hard disk in NTFS file system format. Otherwise,Windows might overwrite / erase your linux installation when Windows 7 installs.
make the windows partition the "Primary" or "Boot" partition.
When Windows 7 installs, it may ask if you want to delete the linux partition.Answer "NO" to this.
The next concern is which operating system will boot by default,Windows or Linux.
I had no problem doing this with Windows Vista, and whe Vista booted,it listed a choice of operating systems to boot,and I would select either Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux.
You don't have to do anything to remove it actually. If you just format the disk it will be removed (for ever though) so just install the right on it don't even have to boot in Linpus.
Making your laptop Dual boot(that is the term for having two operating systems on a computer) with windows and Linux is a little tricky though.
Basically the whole problem is that windows will wipe your linux if you are not careful and will wipe your boot partition for sure (Windows 7 might not - haven't tried it).
So All you have to do is install Windows. While partitining the disk just take enough space for it and leave enough for the windows - you can wipe the whole disk if you want to. The Linux will need from 4 - 12+ GB of installation space (maybe less if it's live cd and you won't keep files there). After you have installed your Windows. Just install your favorite Linux distribution in the space left. If you have any other questions mainly to the Linux installation, I'll be pleased to help you.
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