View Full Version : [ubuntu] I currently have Ubuntu. How do I install Windows 7 alongside it?

October 23rd, 2010, 07:09 AM
I installed Ubuntu because I "accidentally" formatted my originally Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 1545.

After I formatted this laptop, I tried to install Windows 7 again using the CD that came with the laptop, but an error kept coming up. I asked around on Windows 7 forums and they told me that it meant that the CD was corrupt and a possible solution was to install it using a USB thumb drive. I got impatient and installed Ubuntu instead. Now, I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu. How do I do that? Thanks!

October 23rd, 2010, 07:29 AM
This link from here should help you:


too late now I know but it's best to have Windows installed first & then add Ubuntu.

October 23rd, 2010, 07:32 AM
Don't forget to make backups first!!

Good luck :)