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[HELP] Switch back to windows Vista?


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#1 Billybobjoebob

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

I recently switched to ubuntu 10.04 from windows vista to fix my computer and thankfully it worked. But even though it worked, ubuntu just isn't right for me. Do I use my product registration key to get a full windows vista download off the internet? Or do I have to pay for another disc. I also found somewhere that I could put in my original ubuntu 10.04 installation disc, delete all the partitions, and then put in a windows vista recovery disc. Would that work? Thanks

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:43 PM

Do you have your original vista install disc that came with the pc? or did it not come with one, if it did not come with one you will most likely need to buy a new install disc from the manufacturer of the machine. :thumbsup:

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#3 Billybobjoebob

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:04 PM

How much is the disc? And it's called an installation disc, not a recovery disc, right?

Edited by Billybobjoebob, 14 August 2010 - 06:05 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2010 - 09:47 PM

what is the make and model of your computer? :thumbsup:

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#5 I.hate.doze

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:16 AM

Did you delete your Vista recovery partition? If so, you'll need an installation disk. If not, just delete the Linux partitions and boot the Vista recovery partition. One way or another, you'll have to delete the Linux partitions.

If you need an installation disk and have the product key, Vista can be downloaded (for free) on the internet. But I didn't tell you that. ;)

Edited by I.hate.doze, 17 August 2010 - 01:20 AM.


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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:01 PM

it's an acer aspire 5315 series, and it originally came with windows vista.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:32 PM

Just to clarify, Ubuntu 10.04 creates EXT4 partitions to install itself. Windows can not read EXT4 partitions and will therefore complain that the disk is unusable. So after you delete Ubuntu, you will have to also delete the partitions. You can use the live CD that you used to install Ubuntu to do that. Just boot up the live CD, go to System->Administration->gparted and delete all the partitions on the disk. Your Windows installation disk will now recognize the disk and create its own partitions.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 09:35 AM

I have another suggestion, you can have your system as dual boot, i.e. have both Vista and Linux available at the same time; all you need to do is choose which system you want to use when booting up.




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