Getting ubuntu off my laptop >:c

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smolgirl

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I let my ex boyfriend borrow my laptop for a while, and he put ubuntu onto it. Now i have it back, and im not the savviest girl in the world, so i have no clue how to fix this. I dont even have the password to get into his account. All i know is its an ASUS model R541U and i want my windows 10 back.
 
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Go download MS Media Creation Tool. It will create an Windows 10 ISO image file. Use the image to make a DVD or USB memory stick. Boot with it and choose Custom install.
 

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See, i actually did that too, but when i went into it to do it the file option for it in my usb did not appear. Almost like it wasnt on it. But when i put it into my PC, it shows up just fine. Im not sure what to do other than pay someone else to fix it :/
 

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Can I just clarify ... are you saying that when you boot up the Ubuntu laptop with the USB inserted it just goes to the Ubuntu sign in screen?
 
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Turn off the laptop, insert the USB memory stick, turn on the laptop by pressing the BIOS access key, select USB boot option, Save and Exit.

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Enter to BIOS --> probably F2 key.
 
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As above you need to change the boot order in bios otherwise it'll load from the hadrd drive every time.
 

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You will have better luck doing a clean install of Windows 10 if you use the Windows 10 .ISO file to create a bootable DVD instead of a bootable USB thumb drive.
After that's done, go into the BIOS setup screen and make sure the DVD drive is set first in the boot order.
After that's done, insert the DVD and boot from it.
The Windows 10 setup process will begin.

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You will have better luck doing a clean install of Windows 10 in that laptop if you use the Windows 10 .ISO file to create a bootable DVD instead of a bootable USB thumb drive.
Why is that? Something particular with that model PC?
 

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In cases where there's difficulty in using a bootable USB thumb drive to install Windows 10, using a bootable DVD tends to be more successful.

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