How can I install Windows on a machine that is currently running Linux? None of my Windows CDs will boot! Answered
I had decided some time ago to re-install Windows on one of my computers, so I went ahead and blanked the entire disk. When i went to install Windows with an old XP disk that has never not worked, the computer just did nothing past the BIOS start-up screen.
Frustrated, I put in an Ubuntu CD, and it installed just fine. So I just left it using that for a few months.
Now I want to play with the Windows8 Developer Preview and the machine refuse to boot from it too! It will just sit for a moment and then boot into Linux.
That same CD installed Windows 8 on my laptop just a few days before.
I even went back and tried a Windows98 CD and still nothing.
Is there something here that I'm missing? The boot order in the BIOS is set to DVD first, but it just keeps skipping over it. Thanks for any help!