I was running on my laptop a vista (OEM install from HP) which was installed over 2 partitions, one for the OS and another "recovery" partition. When installed windows 7, I shrank the vista partition and installed windows 7 onto the free space, leaving the recovery partition, so I ended up with vista, Windows 7, HP recovery partition, which worked fine.
I just installed ubuntu 10.04 over windows vista, and the menu recognizes
windows vista (loader) (on /dev/sda3)
which is the recovery partition, and when I select that it goes to the menu for vista to repair an installation.
I have 2 questions:
1: how can I get windows 7 working again? (reinstall bootloader?)
2: to get windows 7 working again should I delete the HP Recovery partition? since windows 7 doesnt make any use of it...