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Windows 7: windows 7 installation over ubuntu

25 Jun 2011   #1

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windows 7 installation over ubuntu

I have ubuntu Gnome and am a new user and a clued out one at that. I am a huge time managment game nut but have not been able to play my games on here since ubuntu was put on. I have tried wine and any other suggestion but to no success. Anyway I want to install windows 7 but my cd won't work, I have a second hard drive hooked up by usb or a usb geek stick how can i get windows installed from one of these. I have iso files of windows but becuase of the cd issue I have not been able to use the file.

Vista was originally on this computer and I am willing to put that on but am lost for solutions. HELP ME PLEASE, i AM GOING THROUGH GAME WITHDRAWALS.

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26 Jun 2011   #2

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

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Type in command line

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

You can install Windodws 7 from USB Pendrive.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Clean Install Windows 7
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26 Jun 2011   #3
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Hello casmic38, welcome to Seven Forums!

Here's additional information on the clean all and create / format process.

Have a look at Step One of the Optimize tutorial below; after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, then boot the Windows 7 installation media to do the wipe secure erase to the HDD / SSD and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Whether you use diskpart to run either the clean all command to completely wipe a HDD / SSD or just the clean command to remove the format configuration data and don't use diskpart to create at least a single partition to do the installation to, letting the Windows installer do the format, the new Windows 7 System Reserved partition will be automatically issued, if you want to make your own decision whether this partition is added, study these two (2) options below.
  • 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
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