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Solved how to install win 7 over ubuntu

January 30, 2012 at 20:25:02
Specs: Windows XP
I have a laptop which has Ubuntu 11.10 on it. I want to install Win 7 Ultimate but I need to format the hard drive first.. Please could you tell me how to???

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January 30, 2012 at 21:04:26
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Do you want to keep your Linux installation also?
This matters.
If you do not want to keep Linux then just make sure your DVD drive is first in boot order in your BIOS, put in your Windows 7 Install Disk, restart and follow instructions.
If you are keeping Linux and already have a partition that is/was Windows or you have unallocated space enough for a new partition, follow the above but choose Custom and then Partition/Format and create and format the space for installing and then proceed. Since Windows 7 will have overwritten the boot loader, you will then have to reinstall GRUB as your boot loader.
If you do not have available space already, then you will have to shrink a partition(s) first to make unallocated space for Windows 7 (install disk cannot do this).
In allocating space for dual boot, remember that Linux can read/write to the Windows partition, but if you are going to share a drive (partition) on a regular basis, it would be best if it is not you Windows C drive (create a separate partition for file storage).

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