How do I uninstall Garuda Linux dr460nized?

System:
Kernel: 6.6.2-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=3ec5df14-13f5-44b3-851a-46d8447a7c11 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.9 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: 7660905429737 product: TUF Gaming FX505GT_FX505GT
v: 76782032214682 serial: <superuser required> Chassis: 10584673622463
type: 10 v: 2811953115561 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: 14911570414052 model: FX505GT v: 25606209968312
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: 262921707327488 v: FX505GT.311
date: 02/08/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 28.4 Wh (97.3%) condition: 29.2/48.1 Wh (60.8%)
volts: 12.1 min: 11.7 model: Simplo SDI ICR18650 type: Li-ion
serial: <filter> status: not charging cycles: 41
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-9300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
gen: core 9 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xD (13) microcode: 0xFA
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 810 high: 856 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 799 2: 800 3: 800 4: 803
5: 800 6: 856 7: 823 8: 800 bogomips: 38400
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: none off: eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+
status: current (as of 2023-10; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
process: TSMC 12nm FF built: 2018-2022 bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1f91 class-ID: 0300
Device-3: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam driver: uvcvideo type: USB
rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-11:5
chip-ID: 13d3:56a2 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau
alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: HDMI-1-0 pos: primary res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.63") diag: 551mm (21.68") modes: N/A
Monitor-2: eDP-1 size-res: N/A modes: N/A
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0
drv: nvidia device: 1 drv: iris device: 3 drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia
surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: iris inactive: wayland,device-2
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL
GT2) device-ID: 8086:3e9b memory: 7.43 GiB unified: yes
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 layers: 8 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
device-ID: 8086:3e9b surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: discrete-gpu
name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06
device-ID: 10de:1f91 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 2 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
(LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 23.2.1-arch1.2 (LLVM
16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-cnl alternate: snd_hda_intel, snd_soc_skl,
snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 0000:01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10fa class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.6.2-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.85 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 0000:00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 0000:02:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) driver: btusb
v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-14:6
chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.1
lmp-v: 10 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 7c010c
RAID:
Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]
driver: intel_nvme_remap v: N/A port: 5060 bus-ID: 0000:00:17.0
chip-ID: 8086:282a rev: N/A class-ID: 0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 596.15 GiB used: 94.13 GiB (15.8%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW512G8
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B tech: SSD
serial: <filter> fw-rev: 002C temp: 25.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Glide
size: 119.21 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
rev: 2.0 spd: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%)
used: 94.13 GiB (19.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%)
used: 94.13 GiB (19.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%)
used: 94.13 GiB (19.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%)
used: 94.13 GiB (19.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.61 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 8 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C pch: 39.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 2400
Info:
Processes: 267 Uptime: 38m wakeups: 0 Memory: total: 8 GiB
available: 7.61 GiB used: 3.3 GiB (43.3%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Packages:
pm: pacman pkgs: 1331 libs: 419 tools: octopi,pamac,paru Shell: fish
v: 3.6.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.31
Garuda (2.6.19-2):
System install date:     2023-11-22
Last full system update: 2023-11-23
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed

I was told by a friend that Linux was better so he walked me through how to set it up, and I do not like it. No offense but it is way too complicated for me, I don’t know how to download .exe files, I just in general liked windows more. I put ventoy2disk or whatever on my USB and now it can’t boot windows 10 or 11. I keep getting errors, all day yesterday I was just trying things and nothing worked. I tried WoeUsb and followed all of the directions on an old YouTube video, I couldn’t even get it downloaded. I tried using commands on (How to Format USB Drives in Linux {3 Methods Explained}) but only the first option worked for me, “worked”. I’m so lost, please don’t take it personally.

Greatest regards, 7149wi

No worries @7149wi, good on you for giving it a try.

There is no uninstall routine per se; rather you would just reformat the disk or install another OS on top of it.

If you are having trouble installing Windows you should ask for help in a Microsoft forum.

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thank you :heart:

Jumping 100% into a new OS is a daunting task. I applaud you for trying

Once you have Windows reinstalled. You could run Linux as a Virtual Machine and get to know it without stress Or if you have an older computer they make great Linux machines. Most distros have a live environment as well. So you can boot up different versions to see if one is more to your liking. Some GUIs have more ‘Windows’ look and feel than others. that’s one benefit of Linux. Choice.

You picked a good version to try. It’s very feature rich and complete

Regards,
Don

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