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    chrisjen17 NNTP User

    Default new and helpless

    jk,
    i bought a used laptop and was unaware that it had linux on it. I contacted the previous user about whether windows was still installed and he said that he didn't know...
    I have been trying to learn Linux for the past week to (I feel) no avail. I am having problems that I have no idea how to fix ...i am by no means a computer person either...
    how do i completely remove this system from the hard drive?...I read the whole deleting partitions thing, but am so unfamiliar with the Linux jargon that I get lost pretty much everytime.
    i have been told by many people that linux is better than windows, but it really just confuses the hell outta me

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    Default Re: new and helpless

    The easiest way would be to format the hard drive (you can download a bootable CD iso from the hard drive manufacturer's website for free) and then install the OS of your choice.
    I am sorry to hear you are having problems with Linux though, which distro do you have on that lappy?

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