Have PC, please help clean install install W7 over unbuntu :D

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  1. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Have PC, please help clean install install W7 over unbuntu :D

    Thanks Dudes

    :shisha:
     
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  2. redroad

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    What rig? and do you want to keep UBUNTU install on the drive by repartitioning or wipe it clean?
     
  3. timesurfer

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    #3 timesurfer, Jun 10, 2013
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    Acer

    Clean install :shisha:
     
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  4. redroad

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    do you have a disk wiping software ? if so wipe it clean :biggrin: and do you have a clean ISO of windows 7 sp1 ?
     
  5. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Have same USB W7 w/sp1 I use to install w7 on all systems

    I never installed W7 over Unbuntu
     
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  6. redroad

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    I would just write zeros on the drive and start fresh .. What brand drive is it? or if you have an acronis boot cd just use the drive cleaner in utilities .. Most major brand HD manufacturers have a free utility for their drives
     
  7. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    My friend has acer netbook he bought but he doesn't know how to install W7 when the OS is xunbuntu.

    Can't he just boot to W7 USB and clean install? he can't get it to boot to W7 USB

    Thanks
     
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  8. Humphrey

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    Installing over a OS is the same no matter what OS is being written over afaik. Doesn't matter if its ubuntu, Windows vista, NT- It will not "be" there once you put in USB, boot, delete the old partition(s) and create new Win 7 one. Cleaning it out with all zero's is the best way to format if there is something on the HDD that your friend doesn't want recovered.
     
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  9. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Please let me know how to do all this so he can install W7

    I guess the USB isn't showingu up in BIOS as USB key so can't boot to it

    No he is ok with deleting everything

    Thanks Humphrey :shisha:
     
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    #13 Humphrey, Jun 10, 2013
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    Yes, CSM is in bios. Enable it and you should be able to see USB in boot menu.

    In the bios, do you see the option to allow USB BOOTABLE?

    Some computers, for what reason I do not know, will not show the USB drives formatted the old way.
    CSM enabled should allow for it to be seen.

    I seen this recently on a HP/Compaq AIO had come with Windows 8 installed on it.
     
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    What section of BIOS is csm in?

    I tried all USB options, DVD/CD, USB HDD, etc and none booted to USB W7 :suicide:
     
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  14. Humphrey

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    Probably the security tab if its even there. Have you tried this USB key on another computer, if it works then its probably the bios keeping you from booting so there is a setting somewhere.

    Under boot options or even security there should be a allow bootable usb.

    If it doesn't work you should download that rufus tool and see if it allows you to boot via usb.
     
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    Thanks bud :shisha:
     
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  16. Humphrey

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    Let me know what comes of your problem.
     
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  17. timesurfer

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    #18 timesurfer, Jun 10, 2013
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    Trying to connect cell phone to linux comp but it doesn't show up. So can't show BIOS pics

    No CSM in security tab :suicide:

    If my USB or cell won't read as detectable drive the external with the W7 ISO probably won't
     
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  18. Humphrey

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    #19 Humphrey, Jun 10, 2013
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    Can you boot to DVD? Does it have a dvd drive?

    Whats the make/model?
     
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  19. Bytebuster

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    TS wrote Acer netbook, 'older model' in one of the earlier posts.