That is great to here. does anyone know if I can just boot the W& MAR and it will overwirte everything belonging to LINUX Mint or do I have to prepare the machine somehow?
You have to delete the partitions on the drive and renew, when you get past the part asking for langage and that sort of thing, agree with the licence, then click on custom (Advance).
You will then see the partitions of your drive, down the bottom right you will see drive options, that will open up some options, new, Delete, format and some other stuff. Click on the partition you want to get rid of and click on delete, If you are running Linux only then you may have two partitions, one the swap and one for the system, you may have three as some people have a separate home partition.
Once those are erased,you then have just a unallocated partition on drive 0, make sure you have no other drives in the USB ports. I presume your computer only got one internal hard drive.
Anyway, all you got to do is click on that partition and then next, Windows will then make do the rest for you,.
You do not need to partition and format the drive before you install windows unless you want to split the drive.
Hope that helps.
Oh, one thing, makes sure you got all the drivers you need before you start more so the Wi-fi or network ones, because one you are online you can download others.
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Edited by zyborg47 (Sun 15-Nov-15 20:19:24)