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    how to install Vista back

    HI there.
    The problem I have is that i did erase my Vista by mistake when I was instaling Linux and I do want it back because of my wife. She cant work with Ubuntu. I cant install it back cause can not make the hard disk NTFS
    when I go to partition editor in Ubuntu does not work

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    Re: how to install Vista back

    All you have to do is make sure your bios is to to boot your dvd/cd drive first and incert your ista disk and install over it.

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    Re: how to install Vista back

    yup

    just boot from the dvd/cd and follow the installation process and ull have vista back

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    Re: how to install Vista back

    i do want to keep ubuntu as well for me

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    Re: how to install Vista back

    it says can not install windows because only installs it on NTFS and can not recognize the file sistem

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    Re: how to install Vista back

    You're asking for different things each time ...

    If you want to "keep" Ubuntu, then you're talking about a dual-boot installation. In that case, download and burn a GParted Live CD (you can find a link at distrowatch.com), boot from that CD, shrink the Ubuntu partition and move it to the right -- creating unpartitioned space to install Vista. When you install Vista, it will overwrite the MBR, and you will then need to reinstall GRUB to boot back into Ubuntu.

    If you only want to be able to "use" Ubuntu, do the same with a GParted LiveCD but erase your whole drive, install Vista on part of it, and then install Ubuntu on the remainder. Ubuntu will find Vista and automatically add it to its boot menu.

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    Re: how to install Vista back

    It is kind of shameless to ask on Ubuntu forums how to re-install Fista

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    Re: how to install Vista back

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    Re: how to install Vista back
    It is kind of shameless to ask on Ubuntu forums how to re-install Fista
    I agree.

    But still,

    You can use the live cd of Ubuntu to delete your partitions, and make it all free space again,
    that way vista can read it again,

    for a dual boot follow the post from Mark.

    Personally I think your wife should learn to work with linux,
    like mine had to.

    lol
    When your thread it solved: go to thread tools > Mark this thread as solved
    for SIS 771/671 use xcompmgr to have transparent terminals. just load it at startup.

    And then they asked: what's a pbkac error?

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    Re: how to install Vista back

    Quote Originally Posted by mhgsys View Post
    I agree.

    But still,

    You can use the live cd of Ubuntu to delete your partitions, and make it all free space again,
    that way vista can read it again,

    for a dual boot follow the post from Mark.

    Personally I think your wife should learn to work with linux,
    like mine had to.

    lol


    IN any case you will have to install vista first to have dual boot for ubuntu and vista.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: how to install Vista back

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad Ahmed View Post
    IN any case you will have to install vista first to have dual boot for ubuntu and vista.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Windows does not play nice with another OS installed prior to itself.

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