I've enjoyed using Ubuntu 13.04 but I'd like to install Windows 7 over Ubuntu so I have a fresh install of Windows 7 thats use all of my HDD, I'm not new to Ubuntu I've been using it for a few months but I can't seem to find this and I've tried unetbootin and gparted and other applications but it never seemed to workout, anyways I have Windows 7 on an iso and I'd like to put it on an USB and install from there but apparently it's not as simple as it seems.

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    Burn the ISO on a CD. Windows 7 can't be installed" from flash drive. ("at least not that easily) – mreq Aug 31 '13 at 15:57
  • You need to burn the ISO into a DVD (CD if it's less than 700 MB). I think this question is better fitted for Super User. – edwin Aug 31 '13 at 16:16
  • Go to BIOS and change Boot mode from UEFI to Legacy! – user271692 Apr 20 '14 at 23:16

Installing Windows over Ubuntu is pretty easy, as Windows takes up the whole disk by default.

  1. First, boot to the CD (you may need to modify your boot order in BIOS to acheive this)
  2. Now, choose your language
  3. Click 'Startup Repair'
  4. Go into Command Prompt
  5. Type format c: (this is required because Windows does not understand Ubuntu's filesystem, so it needs to format it)
  6. You should get a warning. Just press Y.
  7. Wait for it to finish, then install Windows
  8. Profit!

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