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Going rom RedHat to Windows


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#1 rgswaim

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:52 AM

Back in my computer professional days PC's still had 3 1/2 inch floppy drives. I have a 3 1/2 inch bootable disk with formatting capability and a cd with XP, one with win 98 and one with win 95. Now I have a laptop with Linux on it. I want to put one of the legal versions of windows I have on the laptop. The laptop has a disabled(broken) cd/dvd drive and I have hooked up an external cd/dvd drive. I want to boot up from the ext drive and reformat the laptop hard disk. I point the laptop to boot off the ext cd/dvd drive but it will not, says it doesn't recognize the HD(i.e. it isn't formatted). So I need to be able to boot from the cd/dvd drive, format the hard drive and then install windows. What am I doing wrong? I haven't built a computer from scratch in about 10 years so I am behind the curve.

How do I do what I am trying to do?



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:53 AM

Should be FROM RedHat to Windows



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 07:55 AM

Can your computer see the external drive in the BIOS?  Here's an article about how to make a bootable external drive for installing Windows 7/8, some of it may be useful.


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