If you delete the partitions, should be ready for Windows.

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 3/8/13 8:38 AM

In Reply to: help... by nikhilmauryac

But let's be clear here. Microsoft has never supported installing Windows and leaving other OSes standing. So you would delete all the partitions leaving an empty drive. Now I can boot the Windows DVD and install.

But let me comment about the original post. I never had to shrink partitions like you noted with Ubuntu's installer. I would boot my Ubuntu DVD and it's installer would ask if I wanted to use the entire drive or if it should make space for Ubuntu.

At no point was I shrinking partitions. I think you overcomplicated the Ubuntu install.
Bob