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Windows 7: Install windows 7,over Ubuntu

15 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Install windows 7,over Ubuntu

Hi,I friend just got a new laptop.
From thw store where he bought it,the OS of the laptop was an Ubuntu.
I tried to install windows 7,but won't let me.
I can't access "Format" from the installation process.
Down on the windows that is opened when installing windows 7,it says "Windows 7 cannot be installed on this partition because the format is not NTFS,and is not enough space on the disk"
The laptop got only 2 partitions 0 and 1,and both of them are out of free space.
Thanks.
The laptop is Acer.

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15 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Wipe the HD first using Diskpart from Windows 7 DVD: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Follow these tips to get a purrfect clean reinstall - use the ones which apply: re-install windows 7
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15 Mar 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello, here's some more information about the wipe process and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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15 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello, here's some more information about the wipe process and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
It have Ubuntu installed on the laptop,not a windows.
I want to install the windows 7 on it.
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15 Mar 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geniulmalefic View Post


It have Ubuntu installed on the laptop,not a windows.
I want to install the windows 7 on it.


Then boot the Windows 7 installation DVD and follow the instructions I posted above to first wipe the HDD and then install Windows.

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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15 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

During the install process, Select the advanced disk formatting right near the start of the install (I'm sorry I forget the exact term). In there you should be able to list the installed disk and it'll show the partitions. Delete all the current partitions on the disk. Then there wil be enough room to create a new windows partition and format it for install
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15 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
During the install process, Select the advanced disk formatting right near the start of the install (I'm sorry I forget the exact term). In there you should be able to list the installed disk and it'll show the partitions. Delete all the current partitions on the disk. Then there wil be enough room to create a new windows partition and format it for install

Okok,thank you all for the responses. I'll try the next stps,please tell me if it will work.
After I boot up from the cd/dvd ,select the language,clock etc,when I get the partition screens.
I select advance options,
Delet one of the partition,and try to create a new one,not to mess everything up.
And if it work I'll try the same thing with the mext partition.
Will it be good?
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15 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If you want to have nothing but windows on the disk, delete ALL the partitions, then create one new one covering the full disk. Of course if you like having a system and data partitions seperately then go for that
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16 Mar 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All Linux code must be deleted.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Partition - Mark as Active

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.

1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup

2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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16 Mar 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

You've now had three separate posts advising to wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean All, since having the Ubuntu boot manager GRUB on the HD can corrupt Windows 7 until it is wiped from the HD.

Have you gotten the message?
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