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Installing Windows 10 on DELL Inspiron 5558 when Ubuntu is pre-installed


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#1 4imb0t

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:46 AM

Hello world!
I bought a brand new DELL Inspiron 5558 i3-5005U/4GB/1000 without Windows, so Ubuntu was pre-installed. I want to install W10, but I don't know how, because:
1) There are two BIOS Boot option: Legacy and UEFI - which one to choose?
2) There is Ubuntu pre-installed and partitions are:
Partition 1: ESP, Total size: 500MB, Free space: 478MB, Type: System
Partition 2: DIAGS, Total size: 40MB, Free space: 35MB, Type: OEM (Reserved)
Partition 3: OS, Total size: 3GB, Free space: 885MB, Type: Primary
Partition 4: there were /ext4/ partition, but I unfortunately deleted it, so now there is Unallocated space: 920GB
Partition 5: SWAP, Total size: 7.8GB
 
I want to have ONLY W10, and nothing else. So, what do I have to do, step by step? Which partitions can I delete, and which must stay untouched?
 
Thanks in advance


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:52 AM

Turn on UEFI and Secure Boot and boot your computer with Windows 10 Setup DVD. You have to delete all partitions so backup your personal data and delete all partitions, install Windows 10 on unallocated space.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:58 AM

Thanks for your response.

So, deleting these all partitions is completely safe and will not impact any features, right?

And what about bootloader? Will it be replaced by W10's BL and there will be no trace of Ubuntu?


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:13 AM

You said you only want Windows 10 install on your hard disk drive so as long as you have backup your personal files store at Ubuntu you don't need any of those partitions and Windows may not recognize and install on hard disk created by Linux Ubuntu OS so you may have no choice accept to delete all partitions. Don't forget deleting all partitions deletes all data store on each individual partitions.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:27 AM

 

You said you only want Windows 10 install on your hard disk drive so as long as you have backup your personal files store at Ubuntu you don't need any of those partitions and Windows may not recognize and install on hard disk created by Linux Ubuntu OS so you may have no choice accept to delete all partitions. Don't forget deleting all partitions deletes all data store on each individual partitions.

Those Linux partitions will be formated as ext 4, You will have to delete all partitions.

 

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Will 4imb0t need an activation key for Windows?



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:32 AM

No Windows 10 can be install without activating at installation time but should be activated within 30 days or he will not be able to download  important Windows updates.


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 09:22 AM

Thanks for your help, everything works like a charm :) 

Have a nice day!



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 10:22 AM

You are very welcome!
Thank you for letting us know your issue has been resolved.

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