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Remove Linux and Install Windows 7?

December 17th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Earlier I stumbled on a Microsoft support page titled How to Remove Linux and Install Windows XP.  I’m not surprised that people would uninstall Linux especially the absolute beginners as I’ve done it myself a couple of times in the past.

Even though Linux has greatly improved it’s desktop environment and user experience, it still comes with a slow learning curve.  My past experiences involves X windows environment crashing because of video drivers not properly recognized, server crashing at times and having to run fsck occasionally.  To a new user, seeing fsck for the first time is probably a shock!  In my case, I have had similar issues on Slackware, SuSE, Fedora, and Ubuntu.

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I’ve also had issues with my wireless card not being picked up automatically.  Luckily for me, I’ve had enough patience to look for answers and found helpful people that provided solutions to fix these problems but not everyone has the luxury of time and technical expertise to research and help themselves.

Because of such issues, a good percentage of people come back to Windows after finding Linux a bit hard but these some people come back to it after sometime just like I did.  The Linux community is huge and almost anyone familiar with it is willing to help the newbies.  I’ve written a Linux Reference Guide for Newbies if you’re interested in checking it out.

The Microsoft article linked above is not specific to XP as it should work for any operating system and versions.

Now on to deleting your Linux, here is a snippet from Microsoft, go to How to Remove Linux and Install Windows XP and follow the instructions in detail. 

I wonder how many people this article helped 😉

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  1. April 1st, 2010 at 03:04 | #1

    i think 7 is more useful than linux… (its just my opinion>

  2. ShawnB
    June 6th, 2011 at 16:10 | #2

    I use Ubuntu 11.04 as my primary OS and have for the last few years. It is true that Linux has a learning curve, and Linux us not meant for everyone, but neither is Windows. There are plenty of people who cannot figure out Windows, even now. Linux is very versatile and reliable in comparison to Windows. Linux includes a huge repository of free and useful software (and sometimes superior to Windows paid software). Linux can be a royal pain the the youknowwhat when trying to install certain hardware, but that’s the hardware manufacturer’s fault. They’re not providing (proper) Linux drivers. Do you know how many viruses I have got with Linux? Zero. I can’t keep count how many viruses I have got with Windows in my 14 years of computer experience. Hundreds of thousands of malicious software and back doors.

    I only use Windows on occasion for certain software. One example is Netflix.

  3. People
    March 7th, 2012 at 02:47 | #3

    “I wonder how many people this article helped ;)”

    Obviously none, since all you did was to babble some and then redirect people to OTHER links that helped them :p

  1. December 24th, 2009 at 14:52 | #1
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