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Windows 7: Avoid Windows 7 creating boot files on wrong partition

13 May 2010   #1

Ubuntu, 7
Avoid Windows 7 creating boot files on wrong partition


When I try ton install 7 Ultimate on my computer, I got a disk error upon reboot.
I have 4 Partitions:
1. Linux ext4 + swap
2. /home linux ext4
3. Free Space for Windows 7
4. Data Fat32

Everytime, seven install boot files on the 4th partition and I got a disk error on reboot.
How can I force 7 ton install this file just on the 3rd partition.


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13 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


You need to deep clean the HD to get GRUB off before Windows 7 will install.

Follow this tutorial: Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony - windows 7 - Lifehacker

You might be able to make your current config work by consulting a Linux install forum but the tutorial is the only thing that always seems to work from what we've seen here.
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