I want to change my operating system from Ubuntu Linux to Windows 7, but it says my partitions are not in the right format. How do I format them to NTFS in Ubuntu?
i guess you need to check it
Boot from the ubuntu live cd and use gparted to delete the partitions. Gparted can also create a ntfs partition or just let the windows boot disk do this
GParted partion editor is the best partion editor for linux .
note that you'll need to unmount the desired partions before you format them .
GParted is all you need, if you still want your data intact. Otherwise, tell Win7 to wipe out the entire drive.
The best thing to do is to download GParted Live CD, and just do what you want...
Be careful - I have seen a few user that have been messing around with GRUB and NTDLR, and couldn't boot to linux
what i did was deleted the partition using gparted instead of Re-formatting it, the installer formatted it with no problems at all.
Download a free bootable partition editor such as GParted (google it). Burn that to a disc and then boot from it. That should solve your problem.
Use GParted in Ubuntu Linux
use the live CD to access into Gparted configuration tool.
download the ultimate boot disc ( just google it ) and boot from it. go to disc tools and any formatting tool. format the disc to desired format and install windows... pretty easy!
It also depends if you want to keep the files from your UBUNTU and whether you want to dual boot. GParted is best if you want to keep your Ubuntu but otherwise Win7 installation should be able to format the whole drive,
Use Gparted, here is a guide I found o Youtube
It explains everything including the process of getting the program.
(fyi. the guy curses a.few times. if you don't care for that just choose another tutorial video from the related videos section on the right).