Reinstalling Win 7 on dual-boot machine <SOLVED>

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Reinstalling Win 7 on dual-boot machine <SOLVED>

Postby mgold1 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:11 pm

I have been running a dual-boot system for some time. WIndows 7 is on one hard drive, LM 14 64-bit is on another drive. I need to reinstall Windows 7 on its drive. How can I do this without overwriting GRUB and not being able to boot into Mint? (Kernel is 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64.)
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Re: Reinstalling Win 7 on dual-boot machine

Postby kc1di on Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:37 pm

Hello mgold1,

Windows likes to think it's the only operating system and will overwrite the MBR if that's where you have grub but it's not that difficult to reinstall grub afterwards here's a page the will tell you how.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows
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Re: Reinstalling Win 7 on dual-boot machine

Postby mgold1 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:07 pm

Thank you.
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Re: Reinstalling Win 7 on dual-boot machine

Postby Orbmiser on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:23 pm

Or needing more explanation of graphical method steps then this one is good also.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
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