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Thread: [SOLVED] I have a dual boot installed and need to reinstall windows

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    Question [SOLVED] I have a dual boot installed and need to reinstall windows

    I have a dual boot set up between windows and ubuntu; a partion for windows, a partition for ubuntu, and a big partition for data. If I reinstall windows, I've been told this will erase grub, how do I avoid or repair this?

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    Re: I have a dual boot installed and need to reinstall windows


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    Re: I have a dual boot installed and need to reinstall windows

    I'm not sure of a way to avoid Windows overwriting the MBR but if you have an Ubuntu LiveCD, reinstalling grub is fairly easy. There is a guide here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...tallingWindows
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    Re: I have a dual boot installed and need to reinstall windows

    You can reinstall Grub after Windows.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351

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    Re: I have a dual boot installed and need to reinstall windows

    After I re-install windows, and boot to an unbuntu live CD,

    Is this what I want:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...RUB%20Manually

    I don't think I have a separate boot partion

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    Re: I have a dual boot installed and need to reinstall windows

    Yep, good luck reinstalling.

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    Re: I have a dual boot installed and need to reinstall windows

    Thanks guys, worked like a charm!

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