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September 15th, 2013, 10:40 PM
Hello, my girlfriend wants me to dual boot Ubuntu along side her Windows 7 on her Acer Aspire 5750Z laptop, but I have encountered a few snags on the way. First I think there might be something wrong with the wifi when the live usb is on wifi doesn't register untill I press continue after the checks window. Second, it doesn't show when re sizing the hard drive what will be Windows and what will be Ubuntu it also doesn't let me move the slider and it says it's some weird hdd. Thirdly after I cancel everything and boot back into Windows it says that "it is not a genuine copy of Windows 7 and that there is a corrupted disk". Lastly I can not partition the hard drive within Windows because A everything that I have see says I need to have a backup cd for windows (which I don't have) and I need to reinstall Windows after I dual boot it with Ubuntu. Which I can't do, that is too complicated and scary for me. Thanks in advance.

September 16th, 2013, 12:49 AM
You make your own backups & repairCD for Windows.

The vendor recovery DVDs are just an image of your drive as purchased. If you have housecleaned a lot of cruft normally included, run many updates with many reboots, and added software you may want a full back up.
Backup windows before install - post by Mark Phelps
Another suggestion by srs5694

Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
Windows users only - Silverlight

Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed

Most Windows 7 systems are BIOS, but a few were UEFI. Which is yours?

My laptop already has 4 primary partitions: how can I install Ubuntu?
Good advice on how to handle all four primary partitions used. - srs5694
Be sure to create recovery DVD(s) first. And a Windows repair CD.
HP tools partition discussion - similar for other vendor partitions:
For a complete blow-by-blow on dealing with HP's four partitions, see Full Circle Magazine, issue 41, page 36. - gordintoronto
This suggests removing system partition and making c: the bootable partition. But has details on all alternatives
Shrinking a Windows 7 partition is best done in Windows. But do not create new partitions with Windows.
The Hedge show graphically how to delete & create partitions:

September 16th, 2013, 01:56 AM
This doesn't help me at all. I'm sorry.

September 16th, 2013, 07:05 PM
Duplicate thread closed.