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Deleting Ubuntu and installing windows

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by jamgal, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. jamgal

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    I have unbuntu on my IBM Thinkpad. I need to install a version of windows. What do I need to do. Is there any free windows download I could get?
     
  2. golddust

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    Windows? Free? Not in this lifetime. If you're lucky you might be able to get a leftover copy of Windows 7 still. All the promotional deals for Windows 8 have ended. Check out www.tigerdirect.com. As of yesterday they still had both (Windows 8 you will need an OEM edition from them.).
     
  3. monckywrench

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    The legal way is to look for the Certificate Of Authenticity on the bottom of your Thinkpad which will list the version of Windows it came with/is authorised to have and has the key you need for installation.

    Then you'll have to find Lenovo recovery media. Best to ask in Thinkpad forums, of which there are several, if you should update any specific drivers or software afterwards. Google is your friend.

    Lenovo will sell you recovery media for recent machines:

    http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-4M7HWZ#purchase

    Factory original recovery media, but you still need the key off your COA.

    http://www.thinkpadrestore.com/

    The media are usually specific to a machine type.
     
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