View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install Windows 7 After Ubuntu
April 7th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Halo experts, i am really new to Ubuntu but i am loving it as you love Ubuntu. I am now facing a big problem. When i installed my windows 7 was also replaced by Ubuntu. So i cant get access to my applications. I want to install Windows 7 again with my current Ubuntu 10.10. I want to install it again because i cant't use Serif WebPLus X4 in Ubuntu which is probably the best website designing software around.
Can you guys please tell e a way to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu. Now i have ubuntu already installed. How should i Install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu.
PS: INSTALLING WINDOWS 7 WILL NEVER CHANGE MY ATTITUDE AGAINST PATNTED SOFTWARE. I AM A BIG FAN OF RICHARD STALLMAN., THAT WAS THE REASON I BEGAN USING UBUNTU. NOW I LOVE IT, :lolflag:
HELP ME GUYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :confused:
April 7th, 2011, 11:55 AM
Read the following tutorial:
hope it will help you...
April 7th, 2011, 12:17 PM
April 7th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Not so fast!! Do you know for sure that Win7 was replaced? OR did you merely discover that the PC automatically booted into Ubuntu?
Open a terminal in Ubuntu and enter "sudo fdisk -lu" (that's a lowercase L, not a one). That will list out your partitions, and if there are any NTFS partitions, Win7 is most likely still there, just not accessible on boot.
If it's a boot problem, that's easily fixed without having to reinstall Win7. Just boot into Ubuntu, open a terminal, enter "sudo update-grub". That will generate a GRUB menu with entries for Ubuntu and for Win7. Reboot and you should then be able to access either.
April 7th, 2011, 04:49 PM
thanks Marks, but i am not fortunate. Whatever it was great from you to hear.
April 7th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Guys i am now using firefox while installing ubuntu (just clicked on the help link). I am going to install windows alongside ubuntu. Now i need to partition the drive into two. THe new partition in which i am goiing to install windows must be 90 GB Of totol 160.
I am running the Ubuntu live CD. How can i do the partition that will allow to install windows. Please help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. How to use the partition tool from livecd.
April 7th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Backup your system first (just in case). Then take your main partition, and resize it to the size you want (let's say 90 GB). From the "unused space", create a new partition - and use that one for ubuntu.
Sorry, you can use gparted for this. If it isn't installed, jump in a terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install gparted
April 7th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Dude but where can i get the partition thiing. I mean how to reach there after booting the CD?:confused:
April 7th, 2011, 05:20 PM
If you are booted up with a live CD do the following:
Open up a terminal window (if ubuntu, it's under the Applications menu). After you are in a terminal window type:
sudo apt-get install gparted
Once that program is downloaded, type:
This will launch the partition program.
April 8th, 2011, 05:31 AM
Guys, i installed windows after Ubuntu. Unfortunately i cant find the Ububtu loader again. Can you guys please help me. It would be great if you give me a step by step description.
April 8th, 2011, 05:32 AM
smithark (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1204949) can you help me here:popcorn:
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