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Windows 7: big mistake - installed Win 7 on a drive that already had linux on it

13 Dec 2019   #11

Windows 7 HP 64

My mistake, disk 1 has a Linux partition. But where is win 7 partition?
On the image below, you can see my dual boot (Win 7 and Linux) on disk 3

Download and install MiniTool Partition 11
With mini tool you can see the ext4 Linux partition and Linux swap.

Are you sure you have installed Win 7 on same disk with Mint?

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13 Dec 2019   #12

windows 7 ultimate x64

Gents...thanks for all your help and suggestions. It's becoming obvious I'm mis-remembering something and rather than wasting more time chasing down what seems to be a non-problem am taking a different path.

Since all I was really trying to accomplish was to have a completely updated Win7 OS available after MS win7 support terminates I decided to put an old retired XP Thinkpad to use and installed win7 on it which worked out great...runs much faster than it ever did, actually quite usable now.

thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2019   #13

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali

Hi xwray,
If your issue is resolved, please mark your thread as such.
Happy Computing!
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