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Pre installed ubuntu linux software

How can i unistall it and install windows xp OS.is that possible

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Ubuntu is better to use than windows anything... just saying, from a security standpoint. it is much harder to get any viruses. you have open source freedom to change the os in any way you like, your system never slows down noticeably and you never have driver issues. Ubuntu (or rather any linux flavor) is truly the best way to go.

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    Ubuntu is better to use than windows anything... just saying, from a security standpoint. it is much harder to get any viruses. you have open source freedom to change the os in any way you like, your system never slows down noticeably and you never have driver issues. Ubuntu (or rather any linux flavor) is truly the best way to go.

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Sure - it's possible. I'm running XP now on a 4315 that had that ridiculous Ubuntu thing loaded on to it. You need to change the hard-drive status in bios. There's only two options - change it to the other. Then pop in your XP disc you cheerfully purchased and you're on your way to a system that actually works.

Sorry to not be more specific but a friend did it for me and it was like magic. I can categorically confirm it can be done.

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It appears to be possible, but only for Vista, here is the link to the Acer driver page for this model.
you could try XP, but chances are that some or all of the drivers would not work.
the manufacturers of the individual components in your Acer may have drivers for XP, that would require some extensive searching to find them.
the actual installation of XP is a simple matter of inserting your XP disk, re-booting your computer and follow the screens till you get to the screen that allows you to re-format your hard drive; that will remove Ubuntu, then proceed with the installation.
I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS UNLESS YOU ARE SURE YOU HAVE THE NECESSARY DRIVERS!!! If you wish a search for the drivers, please write back.

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