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Windows 7: Can I install Windows 7 but keep Vista and Ubuntu?

17 Sep 2011   #1
Dave79

Vista HP 32 bit
 
 
Can I install Windows 7 but keep Vista and Ubuntu?

Basically, I'm a bit bored with Vista and want to install 7. Can I do this whilst keeping Vista and Ubuntu installed in case something goes wrong with the installation. At the moment Vista and Ubuntu share my hard drive and I simply chose which OS to boot on start up.

Being new here could you guys help me out?

Thanks


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17 Sep 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The best two ways of running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox
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17 Sep 2011   #3
Mrd678685

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(Yay!)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave79 View Post
Basically, I'm a bit bored with Vista and want to install 7. Can I do this whilst keeping Vista and Ubuntu installed in case something goes wrong with the installation. At the moment Vista and Ubuntu share my hard drive and I simply chose which OS to boot on start up.

Being new here could you guys help me out?

Thanks
Do you have Ubuntu Unity or Ubuntu GNOME?
GNOME has a bottom bar and top bar.
Unity has a Launcher on the left, and a Notification bar at the top.

Maybe this is a babyish way of saying this.
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17 Sep 2011   #4
Mrd678685

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(Yay!)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The best two ways of running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox
He want's to keep Vista.
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17 Sep 2011   #5
Dave79

Vista HP 32 bit
 
 

Basically the dual boot is what I'm running at the moment with Vista instead of 7. I'm looking to have a triple boot option then, where by I can boot 7, Vista and Ubuntu. Is that possible? Without over writing Vista.
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17 Sep 2011   #6
Dave79

Vista HP 32 bit
 
 

Mrd678685, I'm using GNOME at the moment. Wasn't keen on Unity
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17 Sep 2011   #7
Mrd678685

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(Yay!)
 
 

Ah.

Go to GParted to edit the Vista partition so that you can install 7.
HDD Space required:10 GB
HDD Space recomended:25 GB
If you require me to tell you how, it's in System/Administration/GNOME Partition Editor. What is your Vista partition called, and what is your HDD size.
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18 Sep 2011   #8
Mrd678685

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(Yay!)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrd678685 View Post
Ah.

Go to GParted to edit the Vista partition so that you can install 7.
HDD Space required:10 GB
HDD Space recomended:25 GB
If you require me to tell you how, it's in System/Administration/GNOME Partition Editor. What is your Vista partition called, and what is your HDD size.
Forgot to say, shrink the Vista partition and the Ubuntu one, to make room for Windows 7.
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