Just for your information, I ran that Ubuntu upgrade you provided.
?? what ubuntu upgrade?
When you say dumping Ubuntu is easy, I get real scared. Everything so far was supposed to have been easy. And what a pain in the... And what the heck is a distro?
a distro is short for linux distribution, eg. ubuntu, mint, leap are all "distro's"
Anyway. I understand I should delete the partition... how? And you prefer this to returning the computer to the factory settings.
I defer to your knowledge, of course, but I find it hard to believe that there is anything wrong with this computer. It is brand new and ran perfectly until I decided to screw around with a new OS.
ok if you never had problems before experimenting with ubuntu and don't think the laptop has any problems then yes go ahead and do a factory restore, i have no preferences and am only going by the info you provide, must admit i thought one of the reasons you wanted to use linux in the first place was because of the problems you were having in windows.
one thing i'm not sure on though is when you do a factory restore is if will delete the partition you created for ubuntu.
so you might want to delete that partition then resize the windows os to use that space again first (info and how to do that is in the link you used to learn how to resize a partition in the first place.)
i don't think it will make any difference to doing the actual factory restore so if you want to just go ahead and do it anyway without removing that partition, things should still be restored anyway except you may or may not still have that extra partition.
once you have done the restore don't try any other distro's and just use the windows os for a week or so just to see if it is now stable and doesn't crash.
after that we can then decide on what distro you'd like to try next if you still want to use linux.
i guess everyone's idea of easy depends on their experience, you probably think sailing a boat is easy, (bet i wouldn't) where as i think making changes to a pc's partitions and installing an os is easy.
Edited by terry1966, 21 June 2016 - 12:21 PM.