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Thread: Dual Booting With HP Recovery DVD's

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    Dual Booting With HP Recovery DVD's

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    I have an HP Pavilion that used to have Windows XP. I caught a Trojan, got mad & wiped the disk & installed Ubuntu. I'm cool with Linux but have Dreamweaver and Paint shop & some more winblows programs I and the WIFE likes. I know its possible to dual boot with a copy of Windows but can it be done with my 2 Recovery DVD's? They will create a recovery partition, will that might wipe out my Ubuntu installation?

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    Re: Dual Booting With HP Recovery DVD's

    It really depends on how many options the recovery disk gives you. It may or may not allow you to install to a particular partition or it may simply wipe your hard drive and install windows. Additionally, even if you can install to a certain partition, it will wipe grub from the boot sector.
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