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Installing Ubuntu 16.04.2 alongside Windows 7

Q: Installing Ubuntu 16.04.2 alongside Windows 7

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.

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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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I am planning to buy T480s which comes with Windows 10 64 bit. I want to make it dual boot. I checked in UBuntu site and found it listed at https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201801-26058/However I didnt find the hardware component listed on Lenovo sitehttps://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/pd031426a) Will it be wise to press forward and buy T480s or shall I buy T470s which is listed in Lenovo siteb) While surfing through the previous topics I found people faced problem in dual booting on  UEFI. Is there a special guideline for Lenovo users? I will be doing it myself and I have no prior knowledge to dual booting. My colleague used to do it for me, and now he has left.Thanks in advanceNeil

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Hi all,

I've been researching on how to fix this problem all day and I haven't made any progress. Hopefully you guys can help. I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on my little sister's HP Mini and Ubuntu is up and running like a champ, but when I select to boot Windows I get only a blinking cursor. I made a Windows repair disk and used Bootrec.exe to try and fix the MBR which I thought was probably the issue. At first I used only the command /FixMbr and then when I booted I got a screen with a lot of text. Unfortunately I don't remember what it said now, but it was something along the lines of Windows not being able to boot. I have since used the commands /fixboot and /RebuildBCD (after backing up my BCD as detailed in this Microsoft article). I now only ever see a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I am unable to get to a boot selection menu.

I really have no idea what to do now and I'm having extreme difficulty finding out what to do from here. I really appreciate any help you are able to lend. Thanks.

A:After installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, I cannot load Windows

are you still able to boot to ubuntu after trying those fixes? also did you create your own partitions for linux or did you let ubuntu create them? finally was win 7 the original os that came with the computer?

if you are able to boot to linux, go to the file explorer (not sure of what it is called in ubuntu - same as windows explorer) and make sure the windows partition is there. if not able to boot to linux, boot to the ubuntu live disk and check.

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Hi,i'd like to install ubuntu 16.10 on my v15 nitro (592g) in dual boot with window 10, but i have a problem.The problem is that at the end of the installation process my laptop reboots in windows like nothing happened, and i can't find a way to make grub2 to show up during the boot.I installed with and without secure boot, i run boot-repair from my live usb, but nothing changed, grub doesn't show up and there is no ubuntu entry in the f12 boot menu.The only way to make in boot was to install it in legacy mode, but that way to use windows i had to go into uefi settings and switch to uefi mode, not really what i wanted.Is there a way to install ubuntu in full uefi mode and use grub 2 as main bootloader, with both ubuntu and windows 10 entry on it?Thank you very much.ps:i tryed both manual partitioning and "install alongside windows 10 boot manager", the installation ends with no issues, but windows keeps booting up without giving me any choiche.

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I want to install ubuntu 16.04 alongside with windows 10 so that i get dual boot option. I have already installed windows 10 and have left 250 GB unpartitioned for ubuntu. I tried installing it once but Grub was not working properly. And windows was the default OS so that i had to go to boot menu every time to switch to ubuntu. I tried almost all the methods available on the net for making Grub as the default boot loader. Please anyone help me by giving me the procedure for doing the same. Thank you in advance

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Hello there, Please share step-by-step procedure of installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. Salutations.

A:How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10?

Hi, Please use the following guide    http://www.tecmint.com/install-ubuntu-16-04-alongside-with-windows-10-or-8-in-dual-boot/ This is for Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 but should be very similar to others. Ubuntu forum may help a lot more:            https://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=130 Regards.

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Hey Guys,
its ibulletproof and this is my first post in this forum
Getting back to the topic
So in this thread i just wanted to know that can anyone tell me that how can install linux ubuntu alongside windows 8.1.I already have all the things required like bootable CD/USB , linux ubuntu 12.04 LTE.iso .
The problem with it is that in most of the youtube videos i have seen , is that they say about not having more than 4 partitions.But currently it shows in my computer management that i have so many partitions. And i have heard some of the people crashed their system while installing it.
So can anyone please tell the steps involved and anything i might need to change , it would be really appretiated.
My Laptop Specs :- 6GB Ram
intel i5 3230m
1TB HDD
Amd radeon hd 8570 and intel graphics
Regards ibulletproof.

A:How can I Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1

Hello,

Welcome to the forum!

The easiest way you are going to do this as long as you have either windows 8 or 8.1 pro / enterprise 64 bit is to install hyper-V and install it as a virtual machine:

How to use Hyper-V:

Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8

How to install a linux machine:

Hyper-V ? Create Linux Virtual Machine in Windows 8
There are other type two hypervisors you could use for example oracle virtualbox

Oracle Virtualbox:

https://www.virtualbox.org/
My honest opinion would if your system/license allows would be to use Hyper-V which is a free built in Windows feature as your hypervisor. This will not only help you learn about virtualisation but it is also a Enterprise standard hypervisor which is worth learning and is extremely power yet simple to use.
This is going to be much easier than worrying about dual booting you can also use both operating systems at the same time.

Hope this helps

Harry

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Please I desperately need help. After being a Windows user for a very long time I have this past year been introduced to Linux, specifically Ubuntu, at the beginning of this year. Linux and Ubuntu i sgreat and at the moment I cant work without it. The only reason why I sometime still use Windows is to edit my Word docs etc. I have recently purchased a new HP Envy x360 laptop which has Windows 10.1 preinstalled. The first thing I did when I got the laptop was to install Ubuntu alongside Windows with no luck. The installation process goes quite far but just before it is finish I get a pop up window error which says the following: 'grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/. Without GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot'. Please can someone help me as at the moment it seems I have bought this laptop which is actually useless.Thank you very much

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Please I desperately need help. After being a Windows user for a very long time I have this past year been introduced to Linux, specifically Ubuntu, at the beginning of this year. Linux and Ubuntu is great and at the moment I cant work without it. The only reason why I sometime still use Windows is to edit my Word docs etc. I have recently purchased a new HP Envy x360 laptop which has Windows 10.1 preinstalled. The first thing I did when I got the laptop was to install Ubuntu alongside Windows with no luck. The installation process goes quite far but just before it is finish I get a pop up window error which says the following: 'grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/. Without GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot'. Please can someone help me as at the moment it seems I have bought this laptop which is actually useless.Thank you very much

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Hi,

I wanna install Ubuntu (dual boot) alongside Windows. Is it as simple as just booting from the Live CD, selecting install Ubuntu, making a partition from the hard drive and installing? Is that it? After Ubuntu get's installed, when I boot up the computer, will it give me the option to boot from Windows or Ubuntu?

Slasher

A:Run Ubuntu 11 as dual boot alongside Windows

Hello.



Yes that's the way but using separate HDDs to boot them separately would save you a bunch of head-aches later.


How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

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Hi i have hp notebook 15-r207nx and when i set up ubuntu alongside win 8.1 and doing restart it must show a page of choice between ubuntu or win 8.1but it didn't appear what i should to do one person tells me to do grub rescu but no error in my laptop

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Hi All, I'm a beginner so please bear with me.... I'm hoping to install the Windows 7 RC onto my PC tomorrow. As far as I can tell all I need to do is create a separate partition on the hard drive,then install the disc. My concern is how do I tell Windows 7 which partition to load onto? If the installation procedure asks me which partition to load it to then I can direct it to the correct drive and all should be fine but if it doesn't ask me I'm concerned it will load into c: drive and therefor wipe everything off the machine. I'll have my info backed-up and I'm happy with creating partitions but i'm unsure how to 'tell' windows 7 which drive to load to. I'd read that I can make the c:drive 'inactive' and I can also hide it but if I do so how will the machine boot? (Or do I not need the machine to boot as I'm loading on O/S disc?!
Getting more confused as I write this!
I'd appreciate any help anyone can provide. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Installing Windows 7 alongside XP

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How would one go about installing Windows 7 (assuming one has a legitimate Windows 7 CD) on a dual boot, on a computer that has only Linux (precisely Linux Mint) as an OS?

Recently, a nasty virus on my Windows 7 partition basically destroyed its boot system (dual-boot with a ~500 GB hard drive, 30 GB allocated to Linux Mint 17.1). Upon restarting the computer, the computer would become stuck on a blank screen with a flashing cursor on the top-left; not even the GRUB menu would show up (and F11 recovery option is basically obliterated). Currently, I have/I am using a USB with Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela burnt onto it.

Rather than go through the hassle of repairing the Windows system, I am considering installing Linux Mint as the sole system (thus formatting the drive), and later installing Windows 7 as a dual-boot system. My main concern is if that is possible.
 

A:Installing Windows 7 alongside Linux (Mint) (dualboot)

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I would like to purchase and install another copy of Windows dedicated entirely to French. I know that I need an additional license, and my question is about how to install it and on which drive? I already have a dual boot Windows 7 and Xubuntu. Also, I am planning to transfer the current C: drive and the new OS drive to a 250GB SSD.

My current setup is a single 500MB Seagate SATA 3

C: current boot drive: drive 80GB
D: 50GB data
E: 60GB data
F: 60GB data
W: 90GB data
Ext4 25GB Xubuntu
Ext4 42GB data
Ext4 42 data
Swap 6GB

A:Installing a copy of French Windows 7 alongside the current English

You can install it on any drive or partition you want. It should be at least 60 GB.

Personally if you have room in your box for another drive, that`s what I would put it on.

Use a Solid State Drive, they are cheap

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

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I'm doing this on behalf my friend who I'm helping do the dual boot and we have come across errors and messages etcetera such as "the partitions on the disk selected for installation are not in the recommended order GPT" (we clicked OK to proceed) but we finally got windows 7 installed using UEFI mode. However, the problem we're having now is that some kind of Windows 7 lookalike boot loader appears, but it appears in a fancy graphical way such as the white bars at the top and bottom move across the screen slowly and the text comes in at a line at a time. When it does appear it says pick an operating system, but when we try and move using the keyboard is doesn't do anything, so we can't get back into Windows 8 at all. The other major problems we're getting is, with Windows 7 being the default OS on the boot loader list, this is the OS that gets booted up because we have no keyboard to change otherwise, but that has problems booting up itself. Where it says Microsoft Corporation at the bottom of the screen, this doesn't show up till 15 seconds in, and then the coloured Window logo appears also very slowly. The whole Windows 7 boot is extremely slow, and when Windows 7 does load, there are loads of drivers needed to get the Ethernet and wireless cards to work etc.

What do I do to speed up the Windows 7 boot, and how do I fix the boot manager so that I can get back into Windows 8.

P.S Windows 8 - Lenovo Pre-installed the OS, and ... Read more

A:Problems after installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

Problems after installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

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I'm doing this on behalf my friend who I'm helping do the dual boot and we have come across errors and messages etcetera such as "the partitions on the disk selected for installation are not in the recommended order GPT" (we clicked OK to proceed) but we finally got windows 7 installed using UEFI mode. However, the problem we're having now is that some kind of Windows 7 lookalike boot loader appears, but it appears in a fancy graphical way such as the white bars at the top and bottom move across the screen slowly and the text comes in at a line at a time. When it does appear it says pick an operating system, but when we try and move using the keyboard is doesn't do anything, so we can't get back into Windows 8 at all. The other major problems we're getting is, with Windows 7 being the default OS on the boot loader list, this is the OS that gets booted up because we have no keyboard to change otherwise, but that has problems booting up itself. Where it says Microsoft Corporation at the bottom of the screen, this doesn't show up till 15 seconds in, and then the coloured Window logo appears also very slowly. The whole Windows 7 boot is extremely slow, and when Windows 7 does load, there are loads of drivers needed to get the Ethernet and wireless cards to work etc.

What do I do to speed up the Windows 7 boot, and how do I fix the boot manager so that I can get back into Windows 8.

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A:Problems after installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

Welcome to EightForums.

For boot, try a Automatic Repair
How to do a Automatic Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

For missing drivers, download from Lenovo web site.

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So I purchased a new Thinkpad and had it pre-loaded with Windows 8. Now I regret that decision for many reasons and would like to install Windows 7 while keeping Windows 8 intact. The partition Windows 8 is sitting was quite large so I shrunk the volume via 'Disk Management' and allocated more than enough to run both operating systems in their own partition. Everything looked good from there and I was ready to proceed with the install of Windows 7 with the use of my DVD until it got to the section where setup asks which partition to install to. Choosing the empty NTFS partition setup gives me the following message and I can't proceed, "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." Is there any easy way around this? I'm guessing this is because Windows 8 was installed via UEFI and GPT...

A:Installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

You can install Windows 7 in dual boot first or second.
Follow Step one to five in this tutorial:
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Than follow this tutorial:
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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Hi everyone,

I have a Dell 3531 Laptop currently running Windows 10,

I'd like to install Windows Vista on a VHD so I can dual boot Windows 10 and Vista. I've tried it a few times but I can't figure it out. I was wondering if anyone could help me on how to do it, or if it is even possible to do.

I know it may sound a little weird that I want to dual boot windows 10 with such an older version of windows, but I have my reasons!!!

Thanks!!

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Hello,
I wanted to try BD Free. But I wanted to keep Comodo FW. And the installer did not let me doing that. It asked to remove CFW, and launched the uninstaller...

So, after digging the forum, I've found an old thread where a config file could be edited, but it was a long time ago, not the same installer, not the same files... But the idea was here.

So, I dig into my drive and I've found something and managed to remove the "exclusion".

Here is what I did:
1) launched the bitdefender_online.exe : it downloads everything
2) it asked if I want to install - waited...
3) went into C:\Program Files\Bitdefender Antivirus Free\kitinstaller
4) edited the file competitive.json -> remove the section related to comodo
5) continue the install...

And no problem

EDIT: just a minute ago, I was on 1.0.6.x... It asked me to reboot to finish an update. The trick survived to the reboot. I'm now on 1.0.7.18, no problem.

EDIT2: here is competitive.json (without comodo keys, sorry, I did not save it before...)
Code:
[
{
"keys": [
"AOL Shield"
],
"name": "AOL Shield"
},
{
"keys": [
"ACA 1.0 for Windows"
],
"name": "ACA"
},
{
"keys": [
"Ad-Aware SE Enterprise",
"Ad-Aware SE Personal",
"Ad-Aware SE Plus",
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A:Installing BD Free alongside other products

Bitdefender is known to scan for other Security products before being allowed to be installed. Usually for compatibility reasons, however, you can safely reinstall any prior security software, post-Bitdefender.

A good example is the flagging of Malwarebytes, even if the user had only their free version. Users had to uninstall Malwarebytes before being able to install Bitdefender.

Can you post the competitive.json in the Code tags.
 

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Hi, guys. I'm reading all these posts on this popular issue, and just wanted to confirm my high-level view of what it involves. This is on my HP dv7-6100.
1) Install SSD in empty 2nd slot (with special cable etc.)
2) Partition, format, and assign drive letter to SSD (is this necessary?)
3) Temporarily remove HDD (is this necessary?)
4) Perform fresh install of Win7HP64 on SSD (I hear this is preferable to copying/cloning the install from the HDD because Windows7 installs differently on a SSD than on an HDD... is that right?)
4a) validate Windows with information I copied from previous legit OEM install (call MS? use ABR?)
5) Put HDD back in, reboot, and... here it gets vague:
6) Back up the My Doc folder (and all other personal data if it's not in that folder)
7) REFORMAT the HDD, REINSTALL all programs
Or, 7b) do not reformat HDD, but somehow delete the Win7 install that's on it (or should I leave it on, just in case the SSD fails?)
8) Tell Windows that the MyDoc folder should be on the HDD, then restore all personal data to the HDD's My Documents folder...
Or 8b) Point Windows to the MyDoc folder on the HDD
9) Enjoy.
Have I got that all right?
I have another question: the HDD in this laptop has a total of three partitions - the main one (683gb), a RECOVERY partition (14.4gb) and an HP_TOOLS partition (98.8mb). HP_TOOLS seems to have something to do with updating the BIOS, and RECOVERY has this big, secret folder on it. I suppose it's invoked when you reboot and hit Fxx (... Read more

A:Need 30,000' overview of installing an SSD alongside HDD in dv7-6100

All of that isn't necessary when you can simply unplug the HD, plug SSD into first SATA port, boot the Win7 installer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

After install move the User folder off of HD to wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command then partition it as a data drive in Disk Mgmt: Partition or Volume - Create New .

Move the data back into the new data partition in HD, then rightclick on each User folder to add it to the corresponding Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums which is much easier than moving the User folders to HD and avoid issues.

If you don't have the storage space to move the User folders off first then you can shrink C on the HD, Copy the User folders into a new partition you create there, then delete C to resize the data partition into it using free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Move/Resize Partition (Video Help).

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Hi,
My PC has a Gigabyte GA-7VAXp Ultra mainboard, with two IDE hard disk drives (120Gb and 80Gb), a DVD drive, and a DVD RW drive. These are connected via the two IDE channels. It all works OK.
The board also has IDE3, IDE4, SATA1, and SATA2 connectors.

I want to connect a SATA hard drive to the board as an extra drive (not anything to do with a RAID configuration - whatever that may be?).
Should I just connect it to one of the SATA connectors (and appropriate power adapter)? Will it function alongside the two IDE HDDs, or do I have to remove one of those first? Or, should I get another IDE drive instead and connect that to IDE3?

I have tried researching this topic, but am simply getting more confused. The mainboard manual isn't terribly enlightening either.

Any help welcome. Thanks.
 

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HI, friends

After I installed vista alongside XP both was worked fine for two days but now whenever I run the XP its just show me the wallpaper i.e no desktop icon, no taskbar, just wallpaper. Its just like a digital photoframe! I'm not getting where is the problem?
(and VISTA runs quite fine) Both system are installed in different partition.

Will you please help me to figure out the reason?????????

Thank you in advance
 

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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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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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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






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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 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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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



Please help me find out a way..thanks in advance..


















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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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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.
 

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kindly leave your email address also so that I can contact you if I encounter any problem after performing your steps


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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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 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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Hi,

I'm planning on purchasing the following laptop:

Ubuntu Linux version 10.04
Intel® Celeron&#8482; 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,
 

A:Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu Linux

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