I don't want elementary OS on my computer anymore and just want Windows on it. How do I remove elementary OS and wipe the hard drive to put Windows back on via a USB?

closed as off-topic by Suici Doga, Lewis Goddard Apr 21 '16 at 17:58

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  • Are you dual booting – Suici Doga Apr 20 '16 at 0:28
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    What is wrong with elementary OS.We need to know why users are leaving 😞.Then I can tell the development team to fix it – Suici Doga Apr 20 '16 at 1:49
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    Your question has already been answered here and here – Slyvain Apr 20 '16 at 6:17
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  • This question will become very popular since I think there are a lot of elementary OS users that don't want to learn how to use so they go back to M$ Windows. I am a user of elementary OS. I rarely use my Windows 10 dual boot – Suici Doga Apr 20 '16 at 10:42

Try using OS Uninstaller if Windows is installed (dual boot).This will remove elementary OS from you hard drive.A tutorial can be found on the Ubuntu Wiki at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OS-Uninstaller.

If you only have elementary OS installed , just delete all the partitions when you install Windows.

Both of these will delete all data on your elementary OS partition.

  • How do I delete partitions when I install Windows? And, nothings wrong. I still have Elementary OS on my old computer, this just my work computer, so I am switching.... – Trace Broyles Apr 20 '16 at 10:15
  • When installing and it asks you which partition to install to delete all partition and create a new one for Windows – Suici Doga Apr 20 '16 at 10:34
  • Were you having problems running Windows software on Linux. Then you can use WINE (Wine is not a emulator) which is a Windows compatibility layer for Linux – Suici Doga Apr 20 '16 at 10:38
  • So will it give me the option to delete all partitions or pick which partition to install? – Trace Broyles Apr 20 '16 at 12:53
  • It will give you a partition tool that lets you do anything with partitions – Suici Doga Apr 21 '16 at 0:27

Put in a Windows USB, wipe all partitions and just install Windows.

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