Clean Win7 re-install in dual-boot Win7 & Ubuntu system

July 1, 2012 at 17:04:37
Specs: Wiindows 7 Home Premium, 3.15 GHz/8 GB
My first hard drive on my computer has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a dual-boot configuration. I recently upgraded Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 LTS. I want to do a clean re-install of my Windows 7 and I would like some information as to the best way to go about doing this. I don't want to mess with Ubuntu, considering I just installed and configured it like I want it. Windows 7 is over a year old and I wanted to start with a fresh clean install. Out of the 320 GB hard drive, Ubuntu is installed on 50 GB(sda2) and the rest is for Windows 7(sda1). Just looking for the best method to go about doing this. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

OS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit
CPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online


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#1
July 2, 2012 at 06:21:18
This might help:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubun...

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Andrew Leonard
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#2
July 2, 2012 at 09:18:10
why anyone would want UBUNTU as a dual boot with windows 7 is beyond me....

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#3
July 2, 2012 at 10:42:36
Hello XpUser4Real: It's been awhile. Have you ever tried Ubuntu? It is challenging. Just getting everything to work correctly is a challenge. That is the fun of it. Reminds me of the days of DOS having to use the Terminal or Command Prompt to get things accomplished. Try it, you might like it.

Thanks Hollowman512 for the link.

OS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit
CPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online


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#4
July 2, 2012 at 10:49:53
The only reason you want to reinstall Win7 is because it's a year old? What kind of logic is that? If you maintain it properly, you should be able to run it for several years. As for Ubuntu, I'm not a fan. IMO, Mint is much better. And based on the numbers at distrowatch (where Mint is now #1), a lot of people agree. Anyhow, why wouldn't you have just done a WUBI install?

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#5
July 2, 2012 at 14:06:39
hey gilloz, good to see you...I didn't notice you were the OP...LOL.
I did try Ubuntu and found it was not my cup of tea...windows based systems still knock em all flat as far as I'm concerned...as far as drivers, compatibility, etc go...

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#6
July 2, 2012 at 20:36:17
Thanks Rider for your comments. I will take a look at Mint and decide for myself. BTW, I have done a clean install in all of my Windows at least once a year since Windows 98SE. Just a habit I have kept up. Thanks anyway for your response.

OK XpUser4Real. Started using Ubuntu from 8.04. Going to take a look at this Mint and see what that is about. Take care.

OS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit
CPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online


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#7
July 2, 2012 at 21:39:40
"I have done a clean install in all of my Windows at least once a year since Windows 98SE"

Win98 needed it. Win7 does not.


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#8
July 11, 2012 at 18:52:33
There is No Best Answer.

OS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit
CPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online


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