I have a HDD sitting here that I obtained in a machine which has a linux distro on it. The HDD is currently out of the machine and I would like to put a windows OS on there. Anyone have any good ideas? If you need the HDD specs.....Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 200 Gbytes
(Solved) - Remove Linux(3 posts)
Are you putting in new machine?
If so install the drive into the machine.
Boot the machine with the disk, when you come to options type 'autonuke'
It may take a while.
You now have a clean disk.
Install your windows disk and install.
When you install Windows, it should automatically refurbish the HDD. If you want to be 100% sure, use these commands from Command Prompt:
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your HDD in List disk)
Create partition primary
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
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