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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

Hi can anyone please tell me how to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04? I have installed it via a live CD but now I want to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 and install ubuntu 10.04. Can anyone please tell me the steps?

I want my windows to be there. It should not go . Sorry I forgot to mention that mine is dual booting system

marked as duplicate by fossfreedom Jun 23 '12 at 9:06

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You just install something else ( like 10.04 ) in its place. Tell the installer to take over the whole disk and 12.04 will be gone.

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    But i want my windows to be there.It should not go.sorry i forgot to mention that mine is dual booting system – Nikki Jun 13 '12 at 15:51
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    @Nikki, then in that case, tell the installer to replace the existing Ubuntu installation. – psusi Jun 13 '12 at 15:58
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    will i get that option while installing ubuntu 10.04? – Nikki Jun 13 '12 at 15:59
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    @Nikki, you should. If not, then choose manual and point it to the same partitions the previous install used. – psusi Jun 13 '12 at 16:12

You don't need to uninstall if you just want to reinstall with something else.

If the machine has more than just the Ubuntu install on it - you'd want to pick the Something else.

Then you will get a window with the existing partitions.

Choose the linux one - change partition - then pick / as the mountpoint.

Save that and it will go back to the partition window - you carry on from there.

If you have a seperate home - do the same for /home as /.


I posted a very descriptive answer about removing Ubuntu here.

After that, install Ubuntu 10.04 the same way you installed Ubuntu 12.04.

Hope this helps.

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