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Installing Windows 7 (can't see HDD) (has ubuntu installed atm)

Q: Installing Windows 7 (can't see HDD) (has ubuntu installed atm)

Need help badly. This netbook, has ubuntu installed. I wanted to put Windows 7 on it but I can't see the HDD during setup. BIOS detects it just fine.

I have read that Ubuntu does something to the partitions. When I do diskpart, list disk, I can only see one disk with 15GB space (Netbook has 160GB HDD). When I go into recovery in windows 7 and go command prompt it sends me directly to "X:sources" where X seems to be some kind of Windows 7 recovery image???
Please help if you have experience, need a stept by step guide or tutorial on this.

Thank you.

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A: Installing Windows 7 (can't see HDD) (has ubuntu installed atm)

I guess the 15 GB is the disk space in which ubuntu is installed . Do you want to keep ubuntu or not ?

Download Partition Wizard Bootable CD , burn it in a disk . Boot from the PW disk , you will see the rest as unpartitioned space . Format it as NTFS primary partition (if you want to keep ubuntu, otherwise you may format the entire disk as NTFS primary using partition wizard ) .

Now you can install windows .
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A:Help! Installed Ubuntu, deleted the Ubuntu Partitions. No boot!

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

First mark the WIn7 partition Active from the Repair CD command line: Partition - Mark as Active

Then click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until WIn7 starts.

You may have to wipe the partition with GRUB first: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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Give me your system info and specs. Have you had any other problems with the computer? Is it even a desktop? We're going to need more information. "I broke something, fix it!" doesn't get you closer to the fix.
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A:Windows 7 can't boot after Ubuntu installed

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Hi. Startup repair should do well. And now you don't have to compile your drivers any longer, heh heh.

Run it as much as 3x times consecutively if necessary.
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Does the computer hang at this point or does it expect some input?

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So you had:

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A:Cannot run Win XP or ubuntu after installing Windows 8

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Obviously replace "Vista" with "Win 8" - should work.


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Quote: Originally Posted by jrj350

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Ubuntu Guide

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Quote: Originally Posted by civint

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It should work like this: Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

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Quote: Originally Posted by Akhare1

I have downloaded 695MB Desktop Edition from it's official website,I'm installing it along with Windows 7 Home?

While Installing I got the following screen first :

allocate drive Space

1) Install alongside other OS
2) Erase and Use the entire disc
3) Specify partitions manually(advanced)

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B)New Partition size in MB 20972

C)Location for new partition 1)Beginning 2) End Question:Which one to select,1 is selected by default.

D)Use as Ext4 Journalising File System

E)Mount Point /

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Go Back Continue

Please help me how to select swap spaces.

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Alrighty then....Ubuntu (linux in general) merely has you create swap space to use in case your ram gets low and it needs to "swap" things out of the ram to the HD. This is identical to the page file located on Windows systems. In most cases if you have 2GB or more RAM for Ubuntu I would safely say you don't need it since the page/swap file is only used when your RAM is being filled to the maximum and objects are not able to be discarded from the RAM to clear space. Ubuntu takes very little memory to begin with....I have never used more than 1.2GB at a time. If you don't want the swap space (I don't use it personally) than just click continue (this has no consequences)

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Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping TOol in Start Menu - attach file using paper clip in reply box. Tell us what is located where.
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Welcome to EightForums.

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Please state it clearly, precisely, I mean.

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Hi there
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Quote: Originally Posted by greaterthings

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Are you sure that the brandnew windows 7 disk is bootable and not an upgrade disk?

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backup files.

Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Windows
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A:After installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, I cannot load Windows

are you still able to boot to ubuntu after trying those fixes? also did you create your own partitions for linux or did you let ubuntu create them? finally was win 7 the original os that came with the computer?

if you are able to boot to linux, go to the file explorer (not sure of what it is called in ubuntu - same as windows explorer) and make sure the windows partition is there. if not able to boot to linux, boot to the ubuntu live disk and check.
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Did you run the clean command at first boot on the hard drive ?

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Do you still have your Windows CD?
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What about getting it from Add/Remove?


In terminal run:


gpg --keyserver --recv-keys $KEY



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Welcome to TSG!

You may have installed Ubuntu to the USB drive, and most of Grub as well, but if Grub is trying to load when the USB is removed, then the Grub bootloader was installed on the hard drive.

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A:Installed New MB and CPU, Windows 7 Not Installing


It does sound like a corrupt Windows 7 disc.

If you do not have a Windows 7 with SP1 ISO, then you can download the
latest official Windows 7 with SP1 ISO file here (Scroll down half way):

Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links


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A:Had xp, installed ubuntu, now missing operating system

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Can you reset the bios to defaults?
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A:I installed the Ubuntu Operating system on my computer by mistake.

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A:I installed the Ubuntu Operating system on my computer by mistake

try using sfc /f

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Go to the boot manager and chose dvd-rom as boot device
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I had the same problem .. no driver for my CREATIVE USB wireless adapter in uBuntu

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