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    Unhappy Can't boot back to windows

    I have been using windows until my video card died. Then, I tried switching between various linux distros (installing them on my other hard drive) and xubuntu seemed pretty economically while also user friendly. But the thing is, I can't get windows for the hell of it to boot back. Trough various googling, I heard I'm supposed to swap hdds in GRUB2 but I have no idea how to do that since all guides are for GRUB. Here's my partition setup :

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    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000e069f
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *        2048   307470335   153734144   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2       307472382   312580095     2553857    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5       307472384   312580095     2553856   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xa2e5b534
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1            2048   819202047   409600000    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sdb2   *   819202048  1953525167   567161560    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    If it's not explicit enough in the pasta (due to formatting), Xubuntu 12.10 x64 is installed on sda1 and Windows 7 Pro x86 is installed on sdb2.
    Last edited by Shaddonius; January 22nd, 2013 at 10:20 PM.

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