View Full Version : [all variants] a couple of ubuntu upgrade questions

December 30th, 2010, 10:35 PM
So, I currently have a Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 duel boot on a side by side configuration on my HDD. I have W7 taking up the majority of space on the HDD's memory.

I have a couple of questions:

1. if I make Ubuntu my sole operating system on my computer and use a VM to run W7, can I still use my Windows 7 product key, or do I need a new one in order to run on a VM.

2. If I decide to upgrade 10.10 to 11.04 in April, I would prefer doing so as a clean install while keeping my W7 partition untouched, how can I go about doing this?

Thanks for the advice folks :) I'm new to Ubuntu and am still learning my way around the OS, but I love it so far!

December 30th, 2010, 11:02 PM
1. you'll need a new one - re-read the license (part 3:d)
2.in the installation process when it comes to partitioning, choose 'manually partition' and select the partition on with you want to install (i.e. old ubuntu partition)

December 30th, 2010, 11:18 PM
1. You can keep the same key.

2. You need to go into Windows 7 and defrag then shrink the volume from inside there to make some space for Ubuntu.