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Thread: Install Windows 8

  1. #1
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    Install Windows 8

    Hey everyone, I know this is an old post, but this is probably the most relevant one. currently, I have Windows xp dual booting with ubuntu 12.10, and I now wanna install Windows 8. I have absolutely no clue if my system is gpt or EFI or anything... so im basically a n00b

    But I did run this line of code - "sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print"
    And the result -
    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 15181s 92162047s 92146867s extended lba
    5 15183s 51828303s 51813121s logical ntfs
    6 51828736s 87971839s 36143104s logical ext4
    7 87973888s 92162047s 4188160s logical linux-swap(v1)
    2 92162048s 195366911s 103204864s primary ntfs boot


    Hope that helps.

  2. #2
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    Re: Install Windows 8

    Moved to your own thread. Not related to UEFI boot and is Windows install issue.
    Only new Windows systems have UEFI with gpt partitioning. Windows 8 systems pre-installed have secure boot. A few systems with Windows 7 have UEFI, but most were CSM/BIOS/Legacy or the old way to boot.
    UEFI requires gpt partitioning and Windows only boots from gpt partitioning with UEFI.
    XP does not work with gpt partitioning as it is too new for it to have drivers.

    Are you overwriting your existing Windows?

    Windows has to boot from a primary NTFS formatted partition, you only have one Primary and the extended with many logical partitions. The extended does count as a primary.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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