Zorin not properly installed

I have windows 10 on my laptop. I installed zorin lite installed. But it’s not working well. I want to install again after uninstalling the zorin I have installed. How to do?

Hello @Mathiasp

Let’s address your problem step-by-step:

  1. Backup Important Data: Before you start, always ensure you’ve backed up all your important data. This includes any documents, photos, videos, or other files you don’t want to lose. This is a crucial step as the procedures we’ll undergo can potentially erase all the data on your partitions.

  2. Create a Bootable USB Drive:
    If you’re looking to install Zorin OS Lite again, you’ll need to create a bootable USB drive. You can do this using tools like Rufus (for Windows) or Etcher (for both Windows and Linux). Download the Zorin OS Lite ISO from the official website, then use one of the mentioned tools to create the bootable USB.

  3. Uninstalling Zorin OS Lite:
    Actually, you don’t need to “uninstall” Zorin. Instead, when you reinstall, you can just overwrite the previous installation. However, if you’re looking to remove Zorin OS Lite and revert back to only Windows:

    a. Boot from the Windows installation or recovery media.

    b. Choose the ‘Repair your computer’ option.

    c. Navigate to ‘Troubleshoot’ > ‘Advanced options’ > ‘Command Prompt’.

    d. Once in the command prompt, enter the following command to fix the Windows bootloader:

    bootrec /fixmbr

    e. Once done, reboot the computer.

  4. Reinstalling Zorin OS Lite:
    a. Insert the bootable USB drive you created and reboot your laptop.

    b. Press the necessary key (usually F2, F10, F12, ESC, or DEL) to access the BIOS or UEFI boot menu and select the USB drive from the list.

    c. Once Zorin starts, select the “Install” option.

    d. Follow the on-screen instructions. When you reach the installation type, choose “Something Else”.

    e. Find and select the partition where Zorin OS Lite was previously installed. It might be formatted as ‘ext4’. Select it and choose to delete or format it. Then recreate a new partition for your fresh Zorin installation. If you’re unsure about this step, be cautious, as modifying partitions can delete data.

    f. Continue with the installation steps. After the installation is complete, remove the USB drive and reboot.

Now, your laptop should have a fresh installation of Zorin OS Lite. If you run into any issues during the process, it’s often helpful to refer to Zorin’s official documentation or forums for guidance.