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forsubhi
March 25th, 2012, 08:11 PM
I have now kubuntu 11.10 installed on my pc and I want to install windows7 without affecting the existing ubuntu

I need the easiest way to do that

please give me easy way , not complicated ways . :popcorn:

critin
March 25th, 2012, 09:05 PM
The easiest way is to install Windows first. Really.

perspectoff
March 25th, 2012, 09:43 PM
+1

Ubuntu accommodates Windows, but Windows does not accommodate Linux.

The easiest way is to make sure you have 4 partitions on your hard drive (using GParted from your existing Ubuntu installation).

Then install Windows into one or two partitions (Windows 7 and 8 require 2 partitions).

Some versions of Windows installers re-format the entire disk with one or two partitions. If you have one of those versions, you're going to have to shrink the partitions before installing Ubuntu (which requires one or two partitions itself).

The best way to do that is either from within windows itself or using a program such as Perfect Disk (Trial version).

All of my methods are complex, but those two steps are somewhat easy.

See:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Oneiric#Dual-Booting_Windows_and_Ubuntu

and

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Multiple_OS_Installation

Mark Phelps
March 26th, 2012, 05:12 PM
I have now kubuntu 11.10 installed on my pc and I want to install windows7 without affecting the existing ubuntu. ... I need the easiest way to do that

Don't you just love the way you ask a simple question here and folks give you a roundabout answer??

Anyway ... the easiest way is to do the following:
1) Since you can't shrink a partition while it is in use, then boot using an Ubuntu LiveCD, select the Try Ubuntu option, run GParted (GNome partition editor) -- and use it to shrink the Ubuntu partition to leave some unallocated space. Would recommend 30GB for Win7.
2) Reboot, this time, from a Win7 DVD, and install to the unallocated space -- and NO, it will NOT wipe out your hard disk!
3) After that is done, when you reboot, it will boot right into Win7 -- NOT because MS hates other OS's (!), but because Windows overwrote the MBR code.
4) Using the instructions below, reinstall GRUB so that you can boot into Ubuntu:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows

forsubhi
March 26th, 2012, 07:55 PM
thank you very much Mark Phelps and thank for all subscribers
this is what I want