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this might have been answered before

Postby Mrgeekin23 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:40 pm

how can i install windows 7 on a linux based machine , a simple way please would be helpfull
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Re: this might have been answered before

Postby gtsfer on Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:47 pm

If you're asking about dual-boot, normally you would install Windows first. Windows likes to trash boot records and take things over completely. Short answer... I don't think you can install W7 without toasting your Linux. You'd have to do W7 first and then re-install Linux if you want dual-boot.

If your question is just about how to install W7 ("replacing" Linux), just insert the disk and go.
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Re: this might have been answered before

Postby PatH57 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:53 pm

you mean dual boot
windows has a very nasty habit of taking ownership of the boot process meaning writing things in places it should not.
Short version and simple version is to install a second drive, disconnect the linux drive, install windows , reboot as many times as needed to finish the windows install, shutdown reconnect the linux drive , in the bios set the linux drive to boot first, in linux update the grub boot loader et voila you have mint and windows ready to go (this was the simple version)
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Re: this might have been answered before

Postby Mrgeekin23 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:03 pm

NO T MEANING DAUL BOOT i would like windows back on this machine cause i have an old desktop i'm usinglinux on
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Re: this might have been answered before

Postby Mrgeekin23 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:04 pm

and i tryed using usb tool with iso file and it says error needing 676 mbs
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Re: this might have been answered before

Postby Spearmint2 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:10 pm

do you want to remove and replace a linux install with the windows 7 system? You said you didn't want a dual boot. If you want just the windows, then boot from the windows 7 DVD and run it's install program. Or run the OEM program from it's partition and replace the w7
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Re: this might have been answered before

Postby Mrgeekin23 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:13 pm

i can't it won't let me run windows 7
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Re: this might have been answered before

Postby PatH57 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:20 pm

call Microsoft or you PC manufacturer, you paid for a license so you are entitled to support.
they will help you getting it back the way it was.
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Re: this might have been answered before

Postby Spearmint2 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:31 pm

sounds like a problem with the windows installation software. You could use GParted from the LIVE DVD to completely clear the drive so it's unallocated. You could also use the drive manufacturer's software to initialize the drive fresh again, then try install windows 7. There's no reason why windows 7 installation software wouldn't reformat the disc and install itself.
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Re: this might have been answered before

Postby Mrgeekin23 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:34 pm

Spearmint2 wrote:sounds like a problem with the windows installation software. You could use GParted from the LIVE DVD to completely clear the drive so it's unallocated. You could also use the drive manufacturer's software to initialize the drive fresh again, then try install windows 7. There's no reason why windows 7 installation software wouldn't reformat the disc and install itself.





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