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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 on a partition


24 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 & Ubuntu 9.04 x64
 
 
Installing Windows 7 on a partition

I currently use Ubuntu 9.04 as my primary OS, but having used Vista x64, Windows 7 x64 beta and having a copy of the RC i want to install it...

...but i don't want to frakk up my existing partitions etc.

Will Windows happily see and install to a 40GB partition i have on the drive, or will it demand to wipe it all or refuse to install. I always encountered this problem when installing Vista which resulted in having to chop up and delete partitions.

I'm aware my GRUB will get fryed, but that's a command or two away from being re-installed so no worries there.

Thanks in advance you crazy windows people!


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24 Jun 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I think you can get it to work without messing up your existing stuff. But really it depends on your current setup.

I would make the 40GB partition a primary partition and set it as "active" or "bootable" before trying to install Windows 7.
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25 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by d0od View Post
I currently use Ubuntu 9.04 as my primary OS, but having used Vista x64, Windows 7 x64 beta and having a copy of the RC i want to install it...

...but i don't want to frakk up my existing partitions etc.

Will Windows happily see and install to a 40GB partition i have on the drive, or will it demand to wipe it all or refuse to install. I always encountered this problem when installing Vista which resulted in having to chop up and delete partitions.

I'm aware my GRUB will get fryed, but that's a command or two away from being re-installed so no worries there.

Thanks in advance you crazy windows people!
It should be just fine. I don't remember Vista doing anything like that, but I have not tried to install it from Ubuntu.

~Lordbob
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