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September 4th, 2010, 02:59 AM
hey everyone! I currently have two partitions on my laptop right now: Win7 and Ubuntu 10.04. The Win 7 partition that I have is the default one that came with my laptop and all its bloatware. I want to have a fresh install on this Win 7 partition; so my question is even though I have grub as my boot loader if I do a fresh install of win7 on the already existing win7 partition will that get rid of grub? I still want to keep grub as my boot loader booting up ubuntu first.
September 4th, 2010, 03:30 AM
Installing Win 7 will overwrite the grub boot loader. That is fixable from a live cd. See the attached for instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling GRUB 2
Post again if you need more help.
September 4th, 2010, 04:26 AM
... The Win 7 partition that I have is the default one that came with my laptop and all its bloatware. I want to have a fresh install on this Win 7 partition
So you have a Win7 installation DVD?
Usually, the CDs that come with preinstalled system only do full system restore -- including the "bloatware" that you have now.
Either way, the MBR is going to get overwritten by the Win7 restore/reinstall.
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