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Ubuntu to Windows XP installation....

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by webzter, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. webzter

    webzter Thread Starter

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    Hello;

    I currently have Ubuntu 5.10 on one of my kids laptops, but her school keeps giving her windows-only apps and we need to get her back to Windows XP. I purchased a new, legitimate copy of XP and would like to know the degree of difficulty involved in making such an installation from Ubuntu to XP?

    Many thanks in advance...
    Webz
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Very easy. Boot from the XP CD, remove all partitions and create a new one when the option appears, and install.

    If XP has any problem removing the Ext2FS partitions, use a simple, bootable partition manager to remove them.

    Parted Magic
    Paragon Partition Manager 8.5-- PPM Special Edition serial and free registration
    CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)

    You may need some drivers for hardware after installation. Unless the machine is some true oddball, they should be easy to find, possibly all in one place on the manufacturer's website if it was sold with XP at any time.
     
  3. webzter

    webzter Thread Starter

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    appreciate the reply Elvandil, thank you! I'll give it a shot tomorrow, and if I may, return with any issues I run into or create (which will most likely be the case!) Thanks again!
    Webz
     
  4. Elvandil

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    The good thing is that when you are installing, you don't have anything on the machine to lose, so it's easy to just start over. :D
     
  5. rob.rice

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    you could also install wine and run the windoze apps on linux
     
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