Ubuntu – remove Windows Vista from the notebook and only install Ubuntu


I would like to remove Windows Vista from my notebook which is currently running a dual boot Windows Vista + Ubuntu and use Ubuntu as the only OS.

The notebook is unstable when running Windows Vista, because it shuts itself down without interaction. Ubuntu works flawless on it. I'm thinking to format the notebook. But, it is better for me to Ubuntu only without Windows Vista? Please advise.

Best Answer

It is clear from all of the above that you do not need windows to run Ubuntu.

If you are happy to run only Ubuntu here is what I would do.

  1. Back up any data/music/pictures you want either on a cd/pen drive/on the cloud

  2. Note any passwords for sites you use and store on a pen drive if possible

  3. Back up your emails and favourites from firefox/chrome etc

  4. Download latest version of Ubuntu from Ubuntu

  5. Test it works on your pc first if it is a newer version!

  6. Select install Ubuntu

  7. Select using Install using entire disk on the Allocate Drive Space page although yours will show windows and may be Ubuntu. Select the use entire disk

    Sorting your hard drive

  8. Once installed run some updates in your terminal to get it up to date..(you can also follow my reinstall guide I did here to sort other stuff out here I have to reinstall/install ubuntu so have a guide to remember

  9. Stick your backed up data pictures and music back in and start enjoying your Ubuntu and forget about Windows :)