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Yesterday, I got my windows 8 BSoD on boot (reboot repeatedly) for "system thread exception not handled" so I can't do anything thus I installed ubuntu 12.04. still, I prefer windows for compatibilities sake...

But now I want to replace the windows 8 with windows 7 64bit ultimate. So, how to remove the windows 8 from my laptop using ubuntu because I still can't access windows 8 directly(still BSoD) and install windows 7 then?

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do you have Windows on a separate disk? –  M.Meintjes Jul 24 '13 at 12:32
    
yup............ –  Vastor Jul 24 '13 at 12:33
    
yeah then just wipe the other disk in Ubuntu and install windows 7 on it. –  M.Meintjes Jul 24 '13 at 12:35
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This is a bit weird. I mean, to come on Ubuntu Q&A site and ask "how can I replace Windows 8 with Windows 7". Better would be to ask this question on a Windows Q&A site-forum. –  NikTh Jul 24 '13 at 13:02
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Has nothing to do with Ubuntu. Fix lies in using a bootable installation or recovery media (that can be any OS). –  Rinzwind Jul 24 '13 at 14:39

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I would use GParted to format the separate disk.

first you have to install GParted :

open a Terminal by pressing ctrl + alt + T

Then enter the following: sudo apt-get install gparted and wait until the installation is complete. After that type in the terminal sudo gparted and hit enter.

A window should open.

Follow the instructions in the link: Format a disk using GParted

Update:

My Tutorial:

  • Open GParted in a terminal with sudo gparted
  • In the upper right corner you can choose the HDD gparted enter image description here
  • Choose the HDD where Windows 8 is installed on.
  • Right click on the HDD (like in the foto) and choose Format to and then the File System you want it formatted in. I would recomend you format it in NTFS. enter image description here
  • After that there will popup a field at the bottom saying Format "Path" as NTFS. Right click and press Apply all Operations. enter image description here
  • Press Apply. enter image description here
  • Wait for the Operation to finish and your done. Your disk is formatted. enter image description here
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