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    question on re-installing win7 partition

    hey everyone! I currently have two partitions on my laptop right now: Win7 and Ubuntu 10.04. The Win 7 partition that I have is the default one that came with my laptop and all its bloatware. I want to have a fresh install on this Win 7 partition; so my question is even though I have grub as my boot loader if I do a fresh install of win7 on the already existing win7 partition will that get rid of grub? I still want to keep grub as my boot loader booting up ubuntu first.

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    Re: question on re-installing win7 partition

    Installing Win 7 will overwrite the grub boot loader. That is fixable from a live cd. See the attached for instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling GRUB 2

    Post again if you need more help.
    12.10 Quantal w/grub2/Mint13 installed on raid0, Gigabyte AMD MB, AMD 64x4 CPUs at 3.2GHz, 16 GB ram, HD7770 ATI video, dual boot win7 on 64gb ssd and win8 on 1Tb SATA raid. 13.04 installed on raid0 and ssd

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    Re: question on re-installing win7 partition

    Quote Originally Posted by D3mon_Spawn View Post
    ... The Win 7 partition that I have is the default one that came with my laptop and all its bloatware. I want to have a fresh install on this Win 7 partition
    So you have a Win7 installation DVD?

    Usually, the CDs that come with preinstalled system only do full system restore -- including the "bloatware" that you have now.

    Either way, the MBR is going to get overwritten by the Win7 restore/reinstall.
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