I have purchased a new Dell Insperion 620S desktop. It has Ubuntu installed by default.

I want to remove Ubuntu, and install Windows 7 instead.

Please help me understand the steps to remove Ubuntu.

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    Put in your windows cd and format the disk when installing – rlemon Feb 7 '12 at 1:46
  • Note that to install Windows 7, you will need a Windows 7 CD and License Key. – Thomas Ward Feb 7 '12 at 2:00
  • This is not an Ubuntu question but a Windows question. Why not ask on a windows forum? – Rinzwind Feb 7 '12 at 9:22
  • I didn't put my answer as an answer because I honestly thought this was a troll... Priyank ... prank .. maybe that was just me – rlemon Feb 7 '12 at 13:26

Format the hard drive NTFS. Install Win 7.


It is not Ubuntu's responsibility to be able to uninstall itself or to be able to install Windows for you :)

Windows installer, as far as I am aware, is perfectly capable of re-partitioning the hard drive and installing Windows. As @Thomas Ward pointed out, all you need to do is to put Windows 7 CD into your optical disk drive and reboot your computer. If you do not have a Windows 7 CD or a CD/DVD drive - you need to obtain one. Any problems with installing Windows are outside of the scope of this site, I believe.


Start your laptop & go to bios setup > boot section & make your laptop to boot from cd (if not booting from cd ) { to go to bios setup when laptop start you will see to go bios press Esc or f1 or some key you will see }

insert windows 7 cd & install windows 7 ...

if u dont want to use Ubuntu as host operating system , u can also install Ubuntu in virtual machine ( virtual box is the software )

In Ubuntu software's are free & you will love when you use it & one of the biggest benefit is that guys here will help you if you need anything 24/7 support .


Load up a Gparted live CD and format the hard drive.

  • This could have more info, and is not the easiest solution. – ζ-- Aug 13 '12 at 12:20

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