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Windows 7: installation of two operating system


27 Oct 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
installation of two operating system

i have hp pavillion laptop with windows 7 installed in it...
i also want to install ubuntu...how to do it???


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27 Oct 2011   #2

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Run the Ubuntu live CD and install. As part of the instalation it will detect the existing Windows (NTFS) partition. You can resize to what you need and Ubuntu will install in the remaining space.

On reboot you will have the 'Grub' loader which you will be able to select which OS to boot from.

As a precaution, I would back up all your windows files and or do an image first.
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27 Oct 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

do i need to partition my hard drive before installing???
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27 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I believe that Ubuntu also includes the WUBI loader system which installs Ubuntu in windows on a virtual disc and sets up a start-up options screen.

This is the easiest if using Linux as a secondary OS as it prevents possible Grub issues when un-installing
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27 Oct 2011   #5

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

You do the partition as part of the Ubuntu install process...just google dual boot Windows 7 and ubuntu...loads of guides out there.

But Ubuntu and Windows 7 play really well together.

If you are unsure..run Ubuntu as the Live CD and get a feel for it...or run as a VM.

I am running Ubuntu 10.4 as a VM on this machine, but I also have my testing pc tri-booting XP, Ubuntu and suse.

Have a look here:

http://youtu.be/XaqaDZZ_P0g
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27 Oct 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

so i can directly install from WUBI installer...
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27 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If given the WUBI option from the Ubuntu install disk - This option will do everything for you if you follow the prompts
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27 Oct 2011   #8

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

got it...thanks sir
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