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Join Date: Nov 2009
Re: How to remove Linux 10.1 and reinstall Windows
- Use another PC to download "Kill Disk" Windows version by searching it on google
- The free version is good enough, unless you need a higher security than normal humans.
- Install the application on that other PC and now you can create a bootable KillDisk CD. So burn that into a CD.
- Now go to that infected PC running Linux and boot from this Kill Disk CD you created. In the menu select Kill Disk. You will see your HDD - select it and then press F10. In the free version you can only use the default "Erases with one-pass zeros" which is more than enough. Now it will prompt you to type the command to erase the HDD. Type exactly as shown on the menu and press enter. And Ubuntu or any other damn Linux goes to its grave in under 20 minutes depending upon your system specifications.
- Menu shows a blank HDD with no formatting or anything else. Exit the Kill Disk menu and remove CD.
- Now get the Ubuntu 10.04 boot CD or any other Linux OS. So boot from this Ubuntu 10.04 and go to Live CD .
- Now use: System -> Administration -> Partition Editor -> GParted -> Partition -> New NTFS or FAT 32. Choose FAT 32 to be on the safe side ( because any windows os detects fat 32 partition). Now "Apply" those changes in GParted menu button. Make sure you have formatted the entire HDD with FAT32 - a single partition.
- Now exit Ubuntu Live CD and eject its boot CD
- OK, now your WinXP CD is almost ready to install on the PC with a blank HDD.
- Insert the WinXP CD and boot - press F2 to go to the BIOS Settings. And you can now install a fresh version of windows xp now. After u are done with installation of xp go for linux dual partition installation with windows xp as default.