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Windows 7: Trying to Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu


02 Sep 2011   #1

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Trying to Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

So, I currently run Ubuntu as the sole OS on my Laptop. Using a G-Parted live CD I partitioned half of my disk space, the one half dedicated to running Ubuntu and the other half to Windows 7. I downloaded a torrent of Windows 7, one that I have used before with success (so one that I trust) and burned it to a DVD-RW at the slowest burning speed possible. I booted Windows 7 through the DVD and began to do a clean install of Windows 7 on this one Partition that I left completely empty for the new OS. Everything runs smoothly and I go through the set-up until suddenly the installation hangs at 0% when 'Expanding Windows Files'. I have exhausted pretty much all the possibilities of what could be going wrong to my knowledge - saying that however my knowledge isn't very extensive at all.

Could someone possible share some info on what I could be doing wrong? I'm desperate to get Windows 7 up and running on this computer so I can begin playing some games that are otherwise impossible or incredibly difficult to get working on Ubuntu, notably, as an avid player of the Football Manager series, the upcoming release of FM12.

If anyone can offer some sort of help/fix I'll be extremely grateful. Like seriously.


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02 Sep 2011   #2

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