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How to remove Fedora and install Windows?

asked 2016-11-09 17:01:06 -0500

donehoynee gravatar image

Hello, everyone, I have Fedora 23 installed on my notebook (Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14), but I would like to completely remove it and install Windows 10.

I'd like to know if it's possible to install Windows using USB flash drive, because I read some forums and many of them said I needed Windows DVD. I created Windows bootable USB, I set it up to boot first in BIOS, but my computer still boots Fedora.

Thanks for any advice...

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answered 2016-11-09 20:20:55 -0500

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answered 2016-11-10 03:33:08 -0500

jake gravatar image

Just boot from the Windows media and format the disk Fedora resides on during installation.

How to boot from DVD/USB

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I have the bootable USB on the top of the priority in Boot Menu, but after rebooting Fedora starts only as if no USB was there.

donehoynee gravatar imagedonehoynee ( 2016-11-10 07:00:01 -0500 )edit

Immediately after powering on your IdeaPad you should be promted smth like "Press DEL to enter setup or F11 to select boot device", press your F11 equivalent and see if you can select the USB stick from there.

jake gravatar imagejake ( 2016-11-11 01:51:13 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-11-10 09:13:30 -0500

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You need to add the Windows iso image to your USB drive in a special way. It won't boot using traditional means (I.e. how you usually make a bootable Linux distro).

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Yep, that's the top first prerequisite. @donehoynee If you have access to a Windows computer you can use a program called Rufus to create a bootable Windows USB stick.

jake gravatar imagejake ( 2016-11-10 09:21:22 -0500 )edit

I used Rufus on another computer (using Windows) to create bootable Windows USB, but it still doesn't work. I don't know where the problem could be. Do I have to set up BIOS somehow?

donehoynee gravatar imagedonehoynee ( 2016-11-10 14:56:11 -0500 )edit

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