I want to uninstall Ubuntu and install Windows. I created a bootable USB stick and a bootable CD of Windows. I am using Ubuntu 16.04.

When I install my CD or bootable disk and try to boot from USB disk or CD drive, Ubuntu doesn't do that. It directly loads Ubuntu. I created an Ubuntu live USB stick so that I can create a partition using GParted. But I can’t load it as I can’t boot from CD or pen drive.


As long as the USB/CD is bootable, and your BIOS is configured to try and boot from the USB/CD drive first, you should be able to boot into the Windows installer.

Make sure to set the boot priority in the BIOS.

Directions for USB Windows install.

How to change your boot device & boot order

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    USB booting can be done from legacy BIOSes, but the boot-order needs to be set. Maybe explain quickly how to set the boot order? Otherwise, +1 – Kaz Wolfe Jun 29 '16 at 20:00

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