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How to format linux and install windows 7

rashriaz Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
ive tried to install windows 7 but it fails because the hard drive needs to be formated to ntfs.
How do i format to ntfs ??
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
When you run the install it should give you the option to format to NTFS.
#2
You've got Linux installed and want to overwrite with the RC for Windows 7 ? If so using Fdisk from a prompt to delete the existing partitions should be enough (you may have to fdisk /mbr from Windows if grub causes probs) - and then running the setup for Win 7 ...
#3
john-boy
You've got Linux installed and want to overwrite with the RC for Windows 7 ? If so using Fdisk from a prompt to delete the existing partitions should be enough (you may have to fdisk /mbr from Windows if grub causes probs) - and then running the setup for Win 7 ...


how do i get to the command promt and use fdisk.....ive never used linux before
#4
Check out the instructions from Microsoft for installing Windows 7: https://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/installation-instructions.aspx

Scroll down and click on "How to install the Windows 7 RC". In that section of the article, it mentions formatting - it says the option to format is under "Drive options (advanced)" on the "Where do you want to install Windows?" page.

Make sure you do a "custom" installation:
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2009/01/advanced.jpg
#5
rashriaz;5147068
how do i get to the command promt and use fdisk.....ive never used linux before


This will remove *any and all* data that you've got in your existing setup ..

If you're loaded up and looking at a Desktop press alt+F2 and type xterm. Following this either :

su -

Followed by the root password then fdisk or

sudo fdisk

(if using ubuntu)

Follow the directions to delete the partitions.

This :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314458

Is a how to for XP. Should help
#6
Chocolate Dreams;5147005
When you run the install it should give you the option to format to NTFS.


If it's anything like XP, he'll have to remove the Linux partitions first.
#7
oldmanhouse
Check out the instructions from Microsoft for installing Windows 7: https://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/installation-instructions.aspx

Scroll down and click on "How to install the Windows 7 RC". In that section of the article, it mentions formatting - it says the option to format is under "Drive options (advanced)" on the "Where do you want to install Windows?" page.

Make sure you do a "custom" installation:


ive just selected custom and under adavced it says delete drive (with is active) format drive (is greyed out)

is it ok to delete and then just boot from the cd?
#8
I assume if you go on that option it'll just delete the linux partition. If that's the case then go ahead and do that. You should then be left with no partitions and will probably need to create a new one. Then format the newly created partition with NTFS.
#9
oldmanhouse
I assume if you go on that option it'll just delete the linux partition. If that's the case then go ahead and do that. You should then be left with no partitions and will probably need to create a new one. Then format the newly created partition with NTFS.


once its deleted, will the windows 7 set up format the drive
#10
I've never installed Win 7 before but i'm sure it will otherwise it'd just leave you with a blank drive!
#11
oldmanhouse
I've never installed Win 7 before but i'm sure it will otherwise it'd just leave you with a blank drive!


here goes then!
#12
rashriaz
here goes then!


Good luck, let us know how it goes :thumbsup:
#13
yes, it will prompt you to create a partition after you delete the linux partition, you then get the option to create a partition(s) and type
#14
oldmanhouse
Good luck, let us know how it goes :thumbsup:


yeah it was really easy, you just delete the partion and it then give the option to format and then install windows 7.

its running like a dream on a 1.6ghz , 512 ram netbook. really happy with it.

looks like i will be buying windows 7 when its released

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