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Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu Linux

Q: Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu Linux

Hi,

I'm planning on purchasing the following laptop:

Ubuntu Linux version 10.04
Intel® Celeron™ Processor ULV U3400 (2M Cache, 1.06GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Aberdeen Silver for WLAN
13.3 inch HD WLED Display (1366x768) with Anti-Glare
2.0MP Webcam with Digital Mic for Win 7
2.0GB, DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM, 1 DIMM
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD (Intel GHA HD)
Dell Wireless 1702 802.11n/BT3.0 Combo

For the $450 price point, I really like what is being offered, except that I don't want Linux as the OS and would rather install Windows 7. I recently did purchase Windows 7 so I was wondering if it is possible to install Windows 7 in place of Linux OS that it comes with?

Since there is not CD/DVD-Rom, what would be the best option to do it?

In addition, is the process of deleting Linux and installing Windows 7 pretty complicated? I just dont want to mess up the laptop, like drivers etc. If Windows 7 can be installed, only then will I purchase this laptop.

I've been trying to find a proper instructions link to do the above, but no such luck so far.

Any advice will be highly appreciated.

Regards,

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Preferred Solution: Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu Linux

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu Linux

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hi,
I have windows media edition. i installed ubuntu yesterday after that i tried to switch windows but windows went in hibernated mode soon after window logo and then sytem restarts.after few try i press f8 for advance option before hibernating. there i made silly mistake without knowing about option i select something like "delete distoring data and start system boot".(sorry i dun remember exect option). but soon after that i am getting
STOP:c000021A {Fatal System

Error} The Session Manager Initialization System terminated unexpectedly with
a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.

Please help

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hii, i was using ubuntu10.10 alongside win7 but for some reasons i have to uninstall ubuntu ...so i deleted that linux partition , installed win7 bootloader to mbr ..fine ..but i was unable to resize my c drive with that unallocated space i created , by deleting linux partition , so bcoz of that i formatted that drive with ntfs and start useing to store data ....but when i again try to install ubuntu , i go for option "try ubuntu" but it hang up so i restarted ...and when i try to install fedora it says gnome and gvfs crash ...so i was wondering ...did i mess with my system ...now what to do plz help
have a look at my disk manegement ....


crash & warning showed as soon as dekstop was prepare ( note that i had not even installed f14...i was about too but this error drive me crazy and make me confuse ? )

the proper error of fedora 14 is ,

1.gnome disk utility 2.32.0-1fc14
reson process/usr/libexec/gdu-notification deamon was killed by signal 6(SIGABRT)
crash count :1

2.crash & warning showed as soon as dekstop was prepare
gvfs crash 1.6.4-2,fc14
reason process/usr/libexec/gvfs-gdu-volume monitor was killed by signal 6(sigabrt_
crash count :2

so now tell wheather i should install f14 frm this cd or make another ? or what to do i need to install fedora 14 now ...plz help should i avoid that error and begin with installation ( bcoz i have back up image on portable hdd)but still i want to take advantage of both fedora and win7

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A:trouble installing fedora 14 and ubuntu after deleting linux partition

Be careful with Fedora 14. You have separate partitions and one thing Fedora does is merge all partitions into one logical volume group. You have a backup
partition which contains drivers for your computer/laptop, ideally I would make a copy of this data before you install.

Is there some reason you prefer Fedora over Ubuntu? Both use Gnome 2.32 as the desktop, with the addition that Ubuntu 11.04 will install Unity desktop as well.

Unfortunately you cant tell much from the windows partition manager as drives are just assigned a letter, and you can only have 4 primary partitions.
Post on the linux forum if youre happy with your windows setup, Wmorri is Fedora Ambassador, but when you do please provide the following information.
Boot with the Ubuntu CD in Live mode (or try before installing). It will pick up your network, open a terminal and post output of:

fdisk -l

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I have installed Linux Mint 19 several times on my ideapad 320-15ABR, using both UEFI and Legacy settings. Always the same issue. Everything works on the Live CD and on the first boot. After that, during boot, the screen dims and never gets bright again. The driver is amdgpu and I can find no evidence of changes between the working boot and the 'dim' boot. I have looked all over the web and tried multiple 'solutions' but none have worked. Suggestions/solutions most appreciated. Will have to return this unit if I cannot make it work. Thanks in advance.

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OK guys what should i go with with an old pc i got layin around, windows 2000 or Ubuntu Linux? ANy ideas?
 

A:Windows 2k? OR Ubuntu LINUX?

According to your last thread, you were going to experiment with Linux

I suppose you could put them both on there.
 

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I have windows 7 and Linux ubunto (with 2.5 and 2.6 kernal)

how can I choose which OS to start with automatically.

now at the startup a black screen appear where to choose from these OS but ubuntu is started automatically if I choose nothing.
 

A:windows 7 and linux ubuntu

I tried
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
but it ask for password and after that I can not type anything in the terminal

I put the problem in Linux form since the boot part is from linux
 

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I have a dual boot with ubuntu and 7, right now i am using ubuntu and the look seems very crisp compared to windows. I am not talking about the theme, its the text and the way it looks when using the browser. To me i would say maybe it has a better resolution, thats the best way i can describe it. I really have no idea how to use ubuntu so i will stick with windows but its just very sharp and clean how linux looks.

A:Give windows the linux/ ubuntu look?

That's a strange post, because 9 times out of 10, the complaints seem to go the other way.

As a Ubuntu user myself, I haven't noticed what you are describing, so I'm unsure how to translate it to the Windows world. For me, things look good in both Ubuntu and Windows 7.

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I used to have two computers running Windows (a desktop running XP Professional and a laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium). I replaced the XP computer with a Linux Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit. I had a network setup on both Windows computers and when I switched to the Linux computer, the network stoped working. Are there any special settings that the windows computer has to h ave in order to work with Samba (Linux Share Server)? Would it help if I remove all the networks and shares from the Vista computer and set it up again? That said, how do I do that on Vista? As always, thanks in advance for your help.
 

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So I have linux ubuntu on my little homemade computer and finally was able to get a copy of windows 8.1 and have no idea how to just get rid of my ubuntu machine and boot windows I'm not trying to dual boot I just want to have windows on my computer finally.

A:changing/upgrading from linux ubuntu to windows 8

Linux uses a different format for HDDs. I suggest downloading the free GPARTED and use your burning program to create the bootable CD from the .iso file, boot to it and delete the parition/s to give the HDD a clean slate for Windows. My Linux Mint has built in support for burning.
http://gparted.org/download.php

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Hello friends,

I would like to install Linux Ubuntu on my laptop alongside Windows using dual boot.
However, people keep telling me that it is not a good idea this to be done on a laptop because of driver comparability and stuff like that.

So is it OK if dual boot Ubuntu and Windows on a laptop or it is a terrible idea?

Best Regards
Stefany

A:Dual boot Windows and Linux Ubuntu

I'm against multi-booting of any kind. I believe in keeping it simple, so if you want to play around with Ubuntu, especially if you are worried about compatibility, virtualize it. It's 100% compatible with VirtualBox.

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Hello,

I am currently running a dual boot setup with Ununtu 12.10 x64 and Windows 7 Home Premium x64 I was wondering if I could add Linux Mint 14 to the setup. Is this possible? I tried installing it 'alongside windows' but it said i have to uninstall Ubuntu. I haven't done that much work with system booting as of yet but i catch on pretty quick with this sort of stuff. Also, does anyone have a link to where I could download the correct version of Linux Mint 14 for my PC? I have downloaded one already but am not sure whether or not it is the right one. Then name is 'linuxmint-14.1-mate-dvd-64bit.iso'. I would also like a link to a detailed tutorial on how to setup what I'm looking for and a list of recommended software (I've got Paragon Partition Manager 12 and EasyBCD 2.2).

Thanks in advance,

TheDoctor1212

A:Multiboot: Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 14?

It should be possible, I used to have a tripple boot myself for a while. Just make sure you add Mint to Grub.

Current version of Mint:
Download - Linux Mint

Oke, first you'll need to check if you have an empty partition to install Mint on. If not, create one.
You can check this in "disk management".

If you have enough partitions Ubuntu should stop giving you the uninstall message, and Mint should just install itself using the default installer.

And for the detailed toturial:
Video toturial
Official user guide

And finally the software:
Lots and lots of programs
The official Linux Mint software portal (I recommend using this one)

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
Nommy

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Hi ,       I just bought a new ideapad 500 am trying to install ubuntu 16.04 Lts alongside preloaded windows 10. I have  tried various options like disabling secure boot / fast boot / fast start up the USB boot just doesn't seem to work , when I try to boot through UEFI firm ware settings -> efi USB boot I get an error message ' USB boot option Not available' . Please suggest if I can achieve Dual boot ability on my ideapad

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So I bought a laptop from amazon about a year ago and it came with some prehistoric version of command line Linux. So I removed that and installed and ran ubuntu Linux. Now my wife doesn't like ubuntu so I removed ubuntu and installed win 7 64bit. The install went fine but no wireless networks are showing up. I'm not really to familiar with windows, so I'm not sure what the cause could be. I'm assuming it's drivers, but can anyone please help and provide some guidance? Thanks in advance for any help.

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My original topic here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1269836I believe this belongs in the XP forum, as it is an XP startup related issue. (If not, move it to Linux please)IMPORTANT QUESTION: Will I be able to use an XP home CD to recover XP Media Centre?------------[URGENT] - ALL HELP GIVEN IS APPRECIATEDHey,I've just installed Ubuntu desktop edition 9.04 on a desktop computer.The installation was a success, and Ubuntu can now be used as a fully working operating system.BUT, when I try to load Windows XP (Media centre edition) from the GRUB option (I'm choosing the right option) it goes to the loading screen but then says something along the lines of "autochk not found - SKIPPING AUTOCHECK" followed by a Blue Screen of Death[STOP c000021a{Fatal System Error} ? 0xC000003a the system has been shut down]The system is manufactured by Packard Bell, it's a good few years old.(I would love to go in depth with its specs, but I'm not sure how on Ubuntu)It has ~512mb RAM, a nVidia graphics card and an Intel Pentium 4 (I highly doubt that means quad core) processor from what I can find.To modify the partitions, I used the ubuntu installer.Thanks so much in advance!Just to go over again in short, Ubuntu works, XP doesn't.Oh, and half of the XP documents and settings files seem to have *vanished*~AndyP.S. I believe the version of Ubuntu I have installed and working uses GNOME.I've tried using gedit to change a file in the grub fol... Read more

A:Windows XP boot failure after Ubuntu linux installation

No.

Media Center (MCE) is a variation of XP Pro.

I'm not even sure that you could use an XP Pro version to "recover" an XP MCE system, since I thought that all those systems utilize recovery partitions/CDs which have been prepared by the manufacturer of the system.

These recovery/restore CDs/partitions...are not the same as an XP install CD, since they contain programs, drivers, and other modifications which might have been put in by the manufacturer.

I could be wrong.

Louis

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So my daughters HP mini 110 that has XP as the OS wont let me format the HD. I want some help to figure out how to format the hard drive and also help installing Linux Ubuntu on it. The HP Mini has no cd/dvd drive so I will need to use a USB stick. I have turned it off and on and hit F6 but it takes me to a system recovery mode which only provides me with 2 dates which I can recover back to. I don't want to recover my HP Mini, I want to format the entire HD and install Linux as the operating system. Can anyone assist me please?

A:Format Mini HP 110 HD w/Windows XP and install Linux Ubuntu

Doesn't the Linux Ubuntu installation routine allow you to delete, recreate and format partitions (like Windows does)?

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I have a gateway laptop which at one time had windows 7. Windows started acting up, so I tried a recovery from within windows only to have it fail. I ordered from gateway the recovery disks. While waiting for the disks, I loaded the entire HD with the latest version of Ubuntu just curious i guess. I now have the gateway windows 7 recovery dvd's and it will not recover because it doesn't seem to recognize the Linux partition. Without the Microsoft Windows 7 install disk (only have gateway's recovery disks). How can I remove the Linux partition?

Any advice or help would be greatful.

Mjmalino

A:Gateway recovery windows 7 DVD not recognizing Ubuntu Linux partition

Get the win7 install iso.

Better than the gateway I am sure: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean install 7, then you might want to install Mint or Pinguy - try pinguy, you may be surprised.

http://pinguyos.com/

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Hello, I own an HP Envy 15 notebook K112-NL and have considerable difficulty installing Linux Ubuntu and Linux Mint in dual-boot and triple-boot. Both with Secure Boot enabled or disabled, either enabled or disabled legacy, both with fast boot enabled or disabled and also with the default boot from internal CD / DVD ROM, it is impossible to install Linux alongside Windows. I managed for a moment to start the Linux Mint DVD but it is planted to the first screen. I think just by reading other forums, that HP does everything to not allow this operation. Has anyone had the same problem? If yes how he solved it? Thank you. [Google Translation] Original post [Italian]: Buongiorno, posseggo un notebook HP Envy 15 K112-NL e ho notevoli difficoltà ad installare Linux Ubuntu e Linux Mint in dual-boot e triple-boot. Sia con Secure boot abilitato o disabilitato, sia con legacy abilitato o disabilitato, sia con fast boot abilitato o disabilitato e inoltre con l'avvio predefinito da internal CD/DVD ROM, è impossibile installare Linux accanto a Windows. Sono riuscito un attimo a far partire il DVD di Linux Mint ma si è piantato alla prima schermata. Penso proprio, leggendo altri forum, che HP faccia di tutto per non permettere questa operazione. Qualcuno ha avuto il mio stesso problema? Se sì come lo ha risolto? Grazie.

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Hi,earlier i had windows 7 on two partitions and Ubuntu on one.Then I re-installed windows 7 on one partition.Now OS Boot menu is not shown at startup.The new OS starts directly.How can i add entries of old Ubuntu and windows 7?

A:Installing windows 7 over Ubuntu...

So you had:

-win7 OS on a partition
-other win7 OS on another partition
-ubuntu on another partition

Please post screenshot of disk management in win7.
Did you always saw the grub bootmenu on boot or the win7 bootmanager?
Did you reinstall win7 by deleting everything first on that partition (or recreate the partition)?

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I'd like to start by saying I'm not very good with computers. I'm a complete noob, infact. Which is why it probably was not a good idea to install Ubuntu. But now, I am trying to rectify this problem.

So I popped in the full install version of Windows 7 Home Premium and booted from the disk. I got up to the part where it asks me to select a partition. One is something like 293 GB with no free space, and the other is 8 GB with no free space. It won't let me install on either, and the reason it gives is something like it's not in NTFS format... I don't know what this means.

Please help. And if you do choose to reply, act like you're talking to a preschooler, because I am when it comes to computers. x_x

(In addition alot of Ubuntu forums say 'boot from the live CD' or so, but I installed Ubuntu with a USB stick. Does it matter?)

Thanks,
Lisa

A:Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu

You will probably need to format your HD & do a clean install of win7

Clean Install Windows 7

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Hello,

I had Win XP and Ubuntu (through Wubi) installed in my 500 GB SATA hard disk. I installed Windows 8 in another 80 GB ATA hard disk. When I rebooted, I was unable to log into Win XP or Ubuntu; just Windows 8. How can I get back Windows XP and Ubuntu installations?

Thanks,
Emma Good.

A:Cannot run Win XP or ubuntu after installing Windows 8

Emma, this sometimes works. When you start-up, you have to watch the opening information, and hopefully, you'll see a menu that gives you a choice of which system to boot into. It will tell you that Win 8 is your default choice. You can then change the default or choose another OS.

But since you're using two hard drives, it's possible that Win 8 doesn't know the other drive exists.

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I had two OS on my pc Windows 7 and Ubuntu. i was using the ubuntu loader to load my OS's after installed windows 8 i can only see windows 7. All these OS's are in separate partitions. So how do i get my ubuntu back important projects are in that partition

A:Ubuntu gone after installing windows 8

Try:-

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...rosoft%20Vista

Obviously replace "Vista" with "Win 8" - should work.

Regards

Robin

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I have a Dell laptop. I want to do a dual install, first Windows 7 followed by Ubuntu 13.04.
I would like to know if Ubuntu 13.04 installs as it normally does when installing with Windows 7.
I know Ubuntu 13.04 does not install easily with Windows 8 so I am curious about Windows 7.
I am not looking for any information on installing Ubuntu with Windows 8. I am only interested in installing Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13,04.
If anyone is interested, I have tried Windows 8 and absolutely despise so much about it.
Thank you

A:Installing Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jrj350


I have a Dell laptop. I want to do a dual install, first Windows 7 followed by Ubuntu 13.04.
I would like to know if Ubuntu 13.04 installs as it normally does when installing with Windows 7.
I know Ubuntu 13.04 does not install easily with Windows 8 so I am curious about Windows 7.
I am not looking for any information on installing Ubuntu with Windows 8. I am only interested in installing Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13,04.
If anyone is interested, I have tried Windows 8 and absolutely despise so much about it.
Thank you


Here are the instructions I use to set-up dual boots...

Ubuntu Guide






Quote:
A user may experience problems dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows. In general, a Windows OS should be installed first, because its bootloader is very particular. A default Windows installation usually occupies the entire hard drive, so the main Windows partition needs to be shrunk, creating free space for the Ubuntu partitions...


Ubuntu Raring Installation -

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I tried installing a Linux distribution by partitioning my hard drive... Near the end of the installation, I got an error message informing me that grub-install had failed. I canceled the install, and restarted my computer.

Now when Windows 8.1 is trying to load, it stops, giving me this message: "Your computer ran into an error and needs to restart. We are collecting some info, and then we'll restart for you."

There was another thread on this forum that had the same issue (http://forums.techguy.org/windows-8/1135019-windows-8-1-error-lenovo.html, but the thread is closed. The problem seems to be that the partition I created for Linux infringed on some invisible recovery partition... Assuming that is the problem, how do I fix it? I can't get back into Windows to look at things.
 

A:Installing Ubuntu 14.0.1 LTS on Windows 8.1 PC

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I was running Windows 8, but long story short the OS crashed and I had no access to my product key to reinstall it so now I'm running Ubuntu. I'm starting to get a feel for Ubuntu, and it's really not too bad, but I miss Windows and would like to switch back. I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars for it though, so I'm hoping to take advantage of my student discount before my college kicks me off there system since I graduated. The only thing I can find with a discount, though, is thishttp://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Windows-8-Pro-Upgrade-%E2%80%93-Student-Offer/productID.264954100. It's the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade. Will I be able to use this to install Windows 8 from a non-Windows OS? I don't want to buy it only to realize that I need a Windows OS to use it. My machine has a Windows Vista OEM, but it's near impossible to find a legit Windows Vista ISO to go back to that and upgrade to Windows 8. Thanks for all the help.

A:Installing Windows 8 from Ubuntu

Open source virtualization software VirtualBox was available in the Ubuntu repositories, meaning Virtualbox is a one-click install for Ubuntu users and yes, it is possible to run Windows under UBUNTU. However, I saw most people doing the other way around, including myself. I have both UBUNTU and Linux Mint installed as Virtual Machines, In addition, I also installed a light weight UNIX (UWIN from AT&T) and running shell scripts using ksh, vi etc...

If you can get an upgrade key for Windows 8.1 and somehow manage to download the Windows 8.1 Pro ISO then you will not need Vista or 7 to be installed to do the upgrade. You can just do a fresh install and it is much better this way.

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Cannot install linux version 12 using wubi windows installer, I am currently using windows 8 32 bit professional.

Error message:

An error occurred:
Error executing command
>>command=C:\WINDOWS\sysnative\bcdedit.e<e /set
{l4cb4bf5-4005-11e0-8911-f8302d9b9ac7l device partition=

>>retval=1

>>stderr=An error has occurred setting the element data.

The request is not supported.

.>>stdout=

For more information, please see the log file

c:\users\evan\appdataMocal\temp\wubi-12.04-rev266.log



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A:Help Installing Ubuntu 12 with Windows 8

Find the log file in app data in windows windows explorer.

My guess is you didn't select the option to boot alongside windows...

You can always get a second hard drive, but I doubt you want too.

Ask this question on Ubuntu forums, the devs and geeks there can help you more than here.

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HI
I have just had limited success installing Ubuntu 12.10 onto an external diskon my new Samsung (series 3) Windows 8 laptop.
The secure boot and fast start up have been disabled.
The situation now is that Windows or Ubuntu will not boot up after pressing the power button, when doing this I get a dark screen with the following message:
error: no such device: 6dada016-95df-4ef5-a343-4a77e8afd396
grub rescue >_
I can now only boot up either program by hitting the F10 key directly afterpressing the power button, I then have to select one of the options in the boot options before themachine will boot (both systems boot up as normal when following this option).
Ideally, if the external drive is not plugged into the USB port I want mylaptop to boot directly into Windows 8. Can this be achieved?. I would like to start Ubuntu through the settings, change PC settings option.
Regards
Northerner

A:Installing Ubuntu In Windows 8

If you're getting that error message with no external drive connected, then you accidentally installed GRUB to your internal hard drive -- which could have been avoided if you had simply disconnected the internal drive when installing Ubuntu to the external drive.

What you will need to do is remove GRUB from your internal drive but since your Win8 PC uses UEFI, and I have no experience with that, I can't help you fix it. Sorry.

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Wasn't sure if this should go in Windows OS or other, but here it is.....

So my pc has XP pro installed and Ubuntu. I have it setup with a 10gig partition for XP, a 10 gig for Ubuntu and then rest of the 500 gig hdd is for storage and has my My documents and program files on it. I also have a 1TB hdd in there. What I would like to do is create new partition on one of the hdd (that part I know how to do), then install windows 7 on that partition. I have been trying to find a guide to help me but they are either just answers to specific questions, guides for vista, xp & Ubuntu or guides for doing the hole thing from scratch, or get very technical in Linux and go over my head .

Oh, I should also let you know, I am a Linux Noob, and have Ubuntu on there to play around with it some and try to learn on a linux OS.

Anyways, does anyone have a nice guide as to how to do this? Or is it fairly simple and I can just dive right in? Also would it be better to make the partition for Win 7 on the 500 gig with the other OS's on it or the other hdd?

Thanks
 

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I have uBuntu installed on my Compaq CQ42 right now. I want to install Windows 7 but when I boot from a DVD I get a black screen and a blinking cursor.

When I boot from a USB Drive, I'm able to enter the setup and boot properly but when I click Custom Install, I get this error:

No drives were found .Click load driver to provide mass storage

When I browse, I'm unable to locate my hdd, it just show a drive which is the USB, cd rom etc but not my laptop HDD.


How do I install Windows 7 side by side ubuntu.

Please help

A:Problem installing windows 7 on ubuntu 11.04

It should work like this: Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

Is Ubuntu booting? If not is the HD even registering in BIOS setup? If not check cables and test the HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by a full Disk Check.

Sometimes GRUB can corrupt Win7 to where it won't repair or install. You may need to wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command to clear the boot sector of code, allowing install of Win7 and then Linux.

Where did you get Win7? Is this a known good installer which works on another PC? If not try another ISO from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Need help badly. This netbook, has ubuntu installed. I wanted to put Windows 7 on it but I can't see the HDD during setup. BIOS detects it just fine.

I have read that Ubuntu does something to the partitions. When I do diskpart, list disk, I can only see one disk with 15GB space (Netbook has 160GB HDD). When I go into recovery in windows 7 and go command prompt it sends me directly to "X:sources" where X seems to be some kind of Windows 7 recovery image???
Please help if you have experience, need a stept by step guide or tutorial on this.



Thank you.

A:Installing Windows 7 (can't see HDD) (has ubuntu installed atm)

I guess the 15 GB is the disk space in which ubuntu is installed . Do you want to keep ubuntu or not ?

Download Partition Wizard Bootable CD , burn it in a disk . Boot from the PW disk , you will see the rest as unpartitioned space . Format it as NTFS primary partition (if you want to keep ubuntu, otherwise you may format the entire disk as NTFS primary using partition wizard ) .

Now you can install windows .

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Hello,
I bought a new laptop Dell 15R 5558 series 5000 yesterday, with ubuntu preinstalled on it. I want to install my Windows 7 on it instead of Ubuntu.
Here are my hard drivers details 
And when I try to install my Windows 7, I get this message
What should I do?

A:Installing Windows over Pre-installed Ubuntu

See here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows-7/windows-7-installation/ 

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I have downloaded 695MB Desktop Edition from it's official website,I'm installing it along with Windows 7 Home?

While Installing I got the following screen first :

allocate drive Space

1) Install alongside other OS
2) Erase and Use the entire disc
3) Specify partitions manually(advanced)

I have chosen Manually Partitioning option(3rd Option).There I got directed to free space option which is Unallocated space that I created in Windows 7.

it shows free space 20973MB

After clicking on free space, I got one window for "Create Partition" which says:

A)Type of new partition 1) Primary 2)Logical (Selected)

B)New Partition size in MB 20972

C)Location for new partition 1)Beginning 2) End Question:Which one to select,1 is selected by default.

D)Use as Ext4 Journalising File System

E)Mount Point /

After pressing "OK " button,I got the following message:

You have not selected any partition for use as swap space

Go Back Continue

Please help me how to select swap spaces.




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A:Problem in Installing Ubuntu with Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Akhare1


I have downloaded 695MB Desktop Edition from it's official website,I'm installing it along with Windows 7 Home?

While Installing I got the following screen first :

allocate drive Space

1) Install alongside other OS
2) Erase and Use the entire disc
3) Specify partitions manually(advanced)

I have chosen Manually Partitioning option(3rd Option).There I got directed to free space option which is Unallocated space that I created in Windows 7.

it shows free space 20973MB

After clicking on free space, I got one window for "Create Partition" which says:

A)Type of new partition 1) Primary 2)Logical (Selected)

B)New Partition size in MB 20972

C)Location for new partition 1)Beginning 2) End Question:Which one to select,1 is selected by default.

D)Use as Ext4 Journalising File System

E)Mount Point /

After pressing "OK " button,I got the following message:

You have not selected any partition for use as swap space

Go Back Continue

Please help me how to select swap spaces.












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Alrighty then....Ubuntu (linux in general) merely has you create swap space to use in case your ram gets low and it needs to "swap" things out of the ram to the HD. This is identical ... Read more

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I want to install Windows but I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. Upon installation, I get "Windows 7 cannot be installed on this partition because the format is not NTFS,and is not enough space on the disk". There's two partitions Ubuntu is using (Disk 0 and 1). Both of them are full.

I need a step-by-step explanation (help) on how I should go about this. Can I just select to "delete" both the partitions through the installation process, and Windows will just create a new suitable one for itself? Or...is that not enough?

A:Uninstalling Ubuntu, Installing Windows 7

Deleting the partitions will completely remove Ubuntu from the HDD because you will be eliminating the partitions that contain data. Afterwards you can re-partition as you like or let Windows handle it.

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I got a new ThinkPad P50 with 32GB RAM and 1TB NVME SSD with Windows 7 installed on it. I need to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, however, my attempts were not successful. These are the steps I took:- Shrink partition C in Windows and generate ~400GB unallocated space for Ubuntu.- Restarted with Ubuntu bootable usb- Instead of selecting "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" option, I selected "Something else" option- Using my free space (~400GB), created a primary swap space with ~33GB capacity- Made the rest of free space as a primary mount point ( option: / )- Since my system has normal BIOS (not efi), I selected my device's name to install.The problem happens right here - no matter which drive I select to install, it gives me warning and askes me to return and correct the error. Here is what it says:"The partition table in use on your disks normally requires you to create separate partitin for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as a "Reserved BIOS boot area" and should be at least 1MB size. Note that this is not the same as a partition mounted on /root. If you do not go back to the partitioning menu and correct this error, boot loader installation may fail later ..." Please advise. I appreciate everyone's help.

A:Installing Ubuntu 16.04.2 alongside Windows 7

Why don't you want to use the option to boot along side Windows? I have done this many times. You could set up EBCD in Windows to manage what to boot to, as well as installing Grub in Ubuntu and also manage your start up. With that I mean, it will allow you to have either OS as a default Boot. Maybe elaborate on what you are trying to do.

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Some time ago I had installed Ubuntu over Windows 7 completely. At the time I had Windows 8 and to put it lightly, I didn't really like it as much as I thought I would have.
But I keep having thoughts of reinstalling my Windows 7 just because I miss my games so much. xD

If you're wondering if this has a CD, it doesn't. It was preinstalled on an Acer Aspire that I bought off Amazon.com. So what I'm trying to figure out is how to reinstall Windows 7 that is still in my desktop somewhere from Ubuntu. Not sure if this should completely be in this Windows 7 forum or in some other forum. >.>

A:How to Reinstall Windows 7 after Installing Ubuntu

Did the computer come with a recovery disc? Or perhaps there is a recovery partition or drive on the laptop itself.

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Hi guys,

I tried installing ubuntu on my HP pavilion dm4 today by dual booting it and keeping both windows 7 and ubuntu on the different partitions. I installed ubuntu 10.10 succesfully but the thing was when i am restarting the laptop..its asking me to choose the operating system but when i choose windows 7 it says to repair the system and to repair i should have a Windows 7 DVD. I got the system 10 days back and i had no back up of the system and i think my HP recovery was also crashed. I dont know what to do..Can anyone suggest me how to bring my WIndows back?

the good thing was ubuntu was working good and i am using it now...

A:my windows crashed while installing ubuntu

A new HP will have recovery options available at bootup. I think it's usually F11, but you can look on the screen to see the correct button. This will allow you to start from scratch.

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Hey,
Alright, here’s my deal (I hope ya’ll can help..):
The Bottom-Line (Short-Version): I bought a couple PC’s with Ubuntu (Linux) installed. I need XP on it. My XP Install disc doesn’t work (error pops up), if I tried to partition the drive, I’ll mess it up for sure; what the hell do I do?

What I’ve Done (Detailed-Version): I recently bought a couple computers (Dell Optiple X GX150) that originally had the XP OS on it; currently, Ubuntu (Linux) resides as the OS (which is a bad thing, in this case).

I would like to uninstall/delete ‘Ubuntu’ and put ‘Windows XP’ (or any other version for this matter) as my main & ONLY operating system. I have a “Windows XP Installation Disc” that I TRIED to use and install. I downloaded “Wine” & “Crossover”, each opens the .EXE on the disc and allows me to explore. In “Setup”, it asks: “What do you want to do?” When I click, “Install Windows XP”, it goes to the installation screen (with the numbered steps on left column), and then an error message pops up:

“Windows Setup has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

You will need to rerun setup in order to install Windows. Choosing dynamic update during setup will possibly remedy this error.”

So you’re thinking: “Why don’t you try disabling ‘dynamic update’, dumbass!” Well, on the numbered list (on the left-hand column), Step 2 is “Dynamic Update” whereas I can’t even get through Step 1. So, I don’t think that... Read more

A::Help Installing Windows XP over Ubuntu (Error Msg):

Correct me if I'm wrong but it appears to me that you are trying to remove Ubuntu while actually working in Ubuntu itself. Have you tried booting directly from the Windows disc? You will need to format the hard drive while working off the Windows disc. If you cannot boot from the Windows disc then you will have to get another copy of it.
 

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Hi,

I'm wanting to upgrade my laptop to Windows 8. I currently have Ubuntu 12.10 installed alongside Windows 7. I've had a lot of trouble getting ubuntu installed and working (AMD graphics ) so I'd like to just leave that as is.

Is it possible to just install windows 8 over W7 in the same partition? How do I go about doing that? Is it as straight forward as just putting the disk in or is the whole secure boot thing going to cause issues? I want to do a clean install rather than using the upgrade assistant to install W8 over W7.

Cheers

A:Installing windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10 already in place

If you install Windows 8, it will replace your current bootloader and quite likely Ubuntu will no longer boot. Here is an article that will help to restore GRUB bootloader after Windows has overwritten it.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

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Well, I've been trying to get some games running on Ubuntu 12.04 for a couple of months now and finally got sick of it. Decided to set up a dual-boot with Windows 7 and use Ubuntu solely for school purposes.
Anyways, the problem: I can't seem to boot from the install disk. I've changed the BIOS options to boot from a removable DVD first, but that doesn't work, and simply using boot options on startup doesn't show the disk as an available boot location.
All of the pages I've found say I need to format the drive, but none actually explain how. If anyone has experience with Ubuntu 12.04 and installing Windows, help would be appreciated.

A:Trouble installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu 12.04

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

If you have problems with the steps ask the tutorial author in its Comments section.

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I was running on my laptop a vista (OEM install from HP) which was installed over 2 partitions, one for the OS and another "recovery" partition. When installed windows 7, I shrank the vista partition and installed windows 7 onto the free space, leaving the recovery partition, so I ended up with vista, win7, HP recovery partition, which worked fine.

I just installed ubuntu 10.04 over windows vista, and the menu recognizes




Quote:
windows vista (loader) (on /dev/sda3)


which is the recovery partition, and when I select that it goes to the menu for vista to repair an installation.

I have 2 questions:
1: how can I get windows 7 working again? (reinstall bootloader?)
2: to get windows 7 working again should I delete the HP Recovery partition? since windows 7 doesnt make any use of it...

Many thanks!

A:cannot boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by civint


I was running on my laptop a vista (OEM install from HP) which was installed over 2 partitions, one for the OS and another "recovery" partition. When installed windows 7, I shrank the vista partition and installed windows 7 onto the free space, leaving the recovery partition, so I ended up with vista, win7, HP recovery partition, which worked fine.

I just installed ubuntu 10.04 over windows vista, and the menu recognizes




Quote:
windows vista (loader) (on /dev/sda3)


which is the recovery partition, and when I select that it goes to the menu for vista to repair an installation.

I have 2 questions:
1: how can I get windows 7 working again? (reinstall bootloader?)
2: to get windows 7 working again should I delete the HP Recovery partition? since windows 7 doesnt make any use of it...

Many thanks!



You need to use a program like bcdedit. instructions on how to usse it are here. BCDEDIT - How to Use

Yes you can delete the recovery partition.

Ken

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Original article at betanews.

Not going to link the full article but it touches certain subjects between Ubuntu and Windows 10. I would have been more interesting if it was on pure Debian or Arch or another major distribution but Ubuntu???

The UI (biased in my opinion since even within the linux community, desktop environment subject is never one fold)

The privacy settings (Yeah sure, way to go in the article comparing the privacy issues with windows 10 versus the one and only Ubuntu who caused an uproar on the community when they first released the privacy issues with Lens and Amazon, despite you can easily turn off)

Consistency: Nothing much to say here, in terms of the article aside from a big sense of fanboy alert

Non aggressive updates: One thing to note: Ubuntu 14.04 released an update to all Ubuntu families (initial 14.04.2) was all good and well if you were running a Unity for example, not for KDE... See this video for more information
Sure video above is not about forced upgrades, but you get the gist...

Security topic: Only one thing to touch:




"With Windows 10, yeah, there is now an app store, but largely, users still have to hunt for programs and driver packages on various websites. While seasoned Windows experts will know safe download sites to target, many others will be fooled into downloading malware. Hopefully Windows Defender catches it, but if not, the users' machines can be put at risk."Click to expand...

Great, lets give a... Read more

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Hi Folks, Lets start by saying I am a complete nerd with computers so simple answers would be the best, I can follow instructions. I have just bought an Acer Aspire one aoa150 from a friend, it has Linux Ubuntu installed on it but it looks like it originally had windows xp installed on it has it has windows keycode on the bottom of it, the battery is not charging correctly only lasts for about 15 minutes when fully charged and charges to full power in about 10 minutes I know I might have to buy a new battery, I have read numerous accounts about this problem and it seems that it could be that it needs the a BIOS upgrade but the upgrade looks like it is a windows upgrade, so I would like to change it back to xp, looked all over the internet for answers but there are so many conflicting and convoluted views on how to do this. I am totally lost. Please help if you can. Thanks very much
 

A:linux ubuntu to xp

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I have Linux Ubuntu 9.04 installed on my computer. I put in the Installation CD-ROM and cannot get it to open for installing the network connections to the internet. On WindowsXP it opens automatically.

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A:Linux-Ubuntu 9.04

Is it wireless or wired?
 

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Hello all!

I recently received an HP Slate 500 from a friend of mine who had installed Ubuntu 10.04 onto it. Being unfamiliar with Ubuntu, I am wanting to install Windows 7 Home Premium onto it. Unfortunately, I have no idea what I'm doing. After researching the forums, I've tried to boot the tablet from a USB Stick, but for whatever reason it's booting straight to the Ubuntu desktop without even noticing the drive. I've made sure that the BIOS is set to boot the USB drive first, but still no dice. Any advice?

Thanks in advance,

T.

A:Installing Windows 7 onto an HP Slate 500 Tablet PC over Ubuntu 10.04

You have to set the boot device PRIORITY to boot from your usb stick 1st, not the boot disk sequence. That can be left to boot from the hard drive 1st. After the 1st reboot during the install you have to change the boot disk priority back to the hard drive 1st again. If you don`t it will keep booting from the usb over and over. How do you plan to activate 7 ?

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Since I installed Ubuntu onto my computer, I couldn't boot the Windows 8. I tried installation DVD to repair, but it didn't work. I tried these solutions; solution1, solution2, none of them worked either. I tried refreshing, it stopped at 37%.

When I use diskpart to list partitions from command prompt via the installation DVD, I chose the right partition, but I couldn't activate it.
How can I fix that ?

A:Windows 8 Boot problem after installing Ubuntu

Welcome to EightForums.

Try a Reset.
How to do a Reset
Reset Windows 8

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