So I have ubuntu right now and I'm trying to get windows by using a bootable usb but when I try to install windows it says that the hard drive has to be formated to NTFS so I have tried formatting it in gparted but it says it's busy. What do I do now?

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    Boot from a Live USB distribution. One cannot format the drive you booted from - it's "busy".
    – waltinator
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 19:17
  • @Kulfy I think this is an XY problem
    – Elder Geek
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 20:03

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Boot from a Ubuntu LiveUSB and run gparted. Although the relevant section of the gparted documentation does not mention it, you can make a new partition in gparted to be NTFS.

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