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New installation Windows 10 in Linux Ubuntu

  marc0000222 12:07 05 Jun 2017


I got some questions.

I'm currently using Linix Ubuntu. I want to return to Windows 10, but that is no longer installed on my SSD. When I boot with the install disk of W10, I can't install it on any partition on any of my disks (I got one SSD of 128GB, an one HD of 1000 GB). I watched several video's on you tube about the softwares GPparted, VirtualBox, USB-creator and so on but I don't find to get back to W10. I understand that I have to format a partition to NFTS for Windows.

See the inserted picture taking in Linux, for the current situation of my disk(and partitions).

Can any body tell me how to get back to as many low possible partitions and of course an installable partition for Windows 10 .

Many thanks to all !!!

NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 119,2G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 119,2G 0 part / sdb 8:16 0 931,5G 0 disk ├─sdb1 8:17 0 512M 0 part ├─sdb2 8:18 0 915,1G 0 part /media/marc/385A21255A20E0FC └─sdb3 8:19 0 15,9G 0 part sr0 11:0 1 3,8G 0 rom /media/marc/ESD_ISO

  Archonar 12:57 05 Jun 2017

If you use gparted to shrink the partition on your HDD, you can install windows to the unallocated space that is left. Windows will automatically format this space and create the partitions it needs.

For how to shrink partition with gparted see here - you don't need to create a new partition, when you run the windows 10 installation media the unallocated space will show up as an optional install location.

  BRYNIT 17:39 05 Jun 2017

Install Windows 10 onto your SSD.

Boot from the windows 10 DVD/USB and select Install now/custom install you should have a windows called Windows setup this should show your HD's and partitions and should also give you the option to del and format. Select the SSD and del it, with any luck you should now be able to format the SSD and then continue to install windows 10.

  Archonar 19:15 05 Jun 2017

I may have misunderstood, do you want to remove ubuntu and install windows 10 instead or have them both alongside one another? If the first then BRYNIT is right, remove everything on the ssd and install win10, if you want them alongside each other then use the solution I have provided. Hope that will be a bit clearer than 2 different answers.

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