remove linux and install windows 10?

So I just made a computer from old salvaged computers and it an awesome gaming pc, the only problem is that the only hard drive I could find has linux on it. Now I know lunux is a good OS and all, I just prefer windows. I am not sure how to start.

The first step is, you will need to purchase a Windows 10 license:

Buy Windows 10 Home/Pro

You will next need to download a bootable copy for the edition you buy. You will need to do this from a computer running Windows 7 or later:

How to download official Windows 10 ISO files 

If you can't find a working computer running Windows 7 or later, follow instructions to download directly:

You can use the following tool to create a bootable copy on an empty USB:

Fedora Media Writer – The fastest way to create Live-USB boot media ...

Another option is to use the Linux based Brasero to burn the ISO to a blank DVD if you have one:

How to Burn an ISO to a CD or DVD in Ubuntu · How to Ubuntu

Next, you will need to configure your BIOS to boot from the DVD or USB then perform the install, learn how:

BIOS/UEFI Setup Guide: Boot from a CD, DVD, USB Drive or SD Card

Then follow instructions to perform a clean install:

How to: Perform a clean install of Windows 10

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Last updated June 17, 2020 Views 1,308 Applies to: