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Windows 7: need to install windows 7 on DELL laptop

28 Oct 2011   #1
daku

Windows 7 Ultimate 86
 
 
need to install windows 7 on DELL laptop

Hi Experts,

Today I purchased a new DELL Inspiron 15R laptop..It came with Ubuntu installed on it.I want to install windows 7 32 bit Ultimate on it but its not working.I set the boot priority by using the F2 and F12 option but no luck.

Could you please tell me how to install windows 7 ?


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28 Oct 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daku View Post
Hi Experts,

Today I purchased a new DELL Inspiron 15R laptop..It came with Ubuntu installed on it.I want to install windows 7 32 bit Ultimate on it but its not working.I set the boot priority by using the F2 and F12 option but no luck.

Could you please tell me how to install windows 7 ?
New Dell with ubuntu, hum.what version win 7 do you have (oem, retail, etc)?
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28 Oct 2011   #3
DMHolt57

 
 

Step1:Download grub4dos from:http://download.gna.org/grub4dos/grub4dos-0.4.4-2009-06-20.zip Decompress the grub.exe and put this file into root directory of Ubuntu partition (“/”).
Step2:Create a 4GB ntfs partition and paste all files from Windows7 iso into this partition.(use this GUI tool:sudo apt-get install gparted ntfsprogs.launch from system->administrator menu).
use this command to mount the Win7 iso(change “/path/to/your/iso”):
sudo mount /path/to/your/iso /mnt -o loopthen cope all files in /mnt and paste them into root directory of previous created ntfs partition.
Step3:
For Ubuntu 9.10 (use grub2):
run:
sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custompaste following into the end:
menuentry "Grub for Dos" {insmod ntfsset root=(hdx,y)linux /grub.exe}Note:here “set root=(hdx,y)” need change,my ubuntu was installed in /dev/sda11,so it should be “set root=(hd0,11)”
then,run:
sudo update-grubFor ubuntu 9.04 and old versions(use old grub boot loader):
run:
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lstadd following:
title grub4dosroot (hdx,y)kernel /grub.exebootNote:“root (hdx,y)” is different to previous one,my ubuntu partition:/dev/sda11,and here it should be “root (hd0,10)” (without quotes).
Step4:Reboot and there is a new entry in grub:”Grub for Dos”or”grub4dos”.Select it and press c to access to grub>,then:
grub>find --set-root /bootmgrgrub>chainloader /bootmgrgrub>bootNow,we get into Win7 installation guide interface.Press Shift+F10 to cmd command line,and run following in X:/sources loation to start:
setup.exe
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28 Oct 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial as well: Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
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28 Oct 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Are we sure he wants to dual boot?
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28 Oct 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you don't care to keep Ubuntu, clear the disk (Disk tab > Wipe) with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard (last entry on the webpage). Then define a primary, active partition of 50 to 100GB (your choice) and install to that partition.
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28 Oct 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Are we sure he wants to dual boot?
Good point. Re-reading the OP's opening comment I don't think he's over-impressed with Linux.
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28 Oct 2011   #8
daku

Windows 7 Ultimate 86
 
 

Thanks for your comments . I just want to wipe out ubuntu from system as I am not a technical person so windows would be easy for me....Tring steps suggested by DMHolt57 and whs
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28 Oct 2011   #9
daku

Windows 7 Ultimate 86
 
 

Is there a way I can do something from the grub prompt to boot windows 7?
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28 Oct 2011   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daku View Post
Today I purchased a new DELL Inspiron 15R laptop..It came with Ubuntu installed on it.
Is this a brand new PC shipped by Dell??

Did you get any other disks with the PC? If so exactly what are they?

Can you post a screen shot of your HDD by
1) Typing Disk Management in the lower left start field. Expand to full screen.
2) Use the Windows snipping tool to capture the screen. Then upload
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