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Windows 7: How to install Windows 7 over Linux OS

22 Mar 2014   #11
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

This link has some info how to add Windows 7 after a Linux is already on. It seems to have 2 schemes. Either recovering grub, or using easybcd and Windows boot loader. Esp. if you want to play with custom kernels(does anyone do that anymore?) I think grub is more versatile. You can load Linux from the same partition but with various startup options such as custom kernel, or scripts that load different sets of modules etc..

Also it's possible to make the equivalent of the old Linux boot diskette using a USB. The USB mounts the Windows partition and boots it. Handy if the MBR somehow gets hosed.


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22 Mar 2014   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Wiping the HD before install should be sufficient, but there may be a settings conflict so work through these steps which overcome 90% of install failures: Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums
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22 Mar 2014   #13
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Wiping the HD before install should be sufficient
Ah. For some reason I got the idea the OP was going to keep both OS. But if he has no interest in Linux that makes it easier provided W7 has all the drivers needed etc..

Edit: Anything he needs he can probably get from Acer. But I wouldn't wipe anything unless he has a way onto the net using a friend's machine or another of his own. Never know what you might need until you can't get it. :)
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