have a small laptop that I haven't used in a while. Its operating system is Kubuntu 11.10, which I also have on a separate PC. I want to use the laptop for running some Windows XP applications that won't run on Linux (even with "Wine") and want to uninstall Kubuntu. I don't want the two systems on the same machine.
I have tried using the Windows XP Pro (SP3) installation disc I bought for the purpose, booting up from a CD drive but, at the end of the file-loading procedure, I get the blue screen of death. I tried the same using the Windows XP Pro must be(SP2) installation disc that came with my desktop PC and get the same result. I think the problem is that it doesn't like the presence of Kubuntu. Or, I suppose, there could be a virus present that my firewall didn't eliminate.
Could somebody please provide the correct commands which I can enter in a terminal window to completely uninstall Kubuntu and all its packages (or tell me how to re-format the hard drive). So that I can re-try installing Windows without Kubuntu lurking in the background?