I've been having a lot of trouble today attempting to install windows 8. I recently got a computer that runs Ubuntu, and would like to completely remove Ubuntu and install Windows 8 over it. I have tried a variety of solutions, except for removing the hdd containing Ubuntu before trying to install windows 8, which I will be attempting soon, but I was hoping someone could provide a way to completely remove any and all OS's including Ubuntu from this computer before I go ahead and install Windows 8. Thank you in advance.
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I like completely wiping the HDD by using Darik's Boot and Nuke - http://www.dban.org/ to completely wipe the drive. Then booting from the Windows 8 media should boot as expected.
You can try using a bootcd/usbstick containing gparted.
Using gparted, you can delete all partitions on the hdd.