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cannot boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu!

Q: cannot boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu!

I was running on my laptop a vista (OEM install from HP) which was installed over 2 partitions, one for the OS and another "recovery" partition. When installed windows 7, I shrank the vista partition and installed windows 7 onto the free space, leaving the recovery partition, so I ended up with vista, win7, HP recovery partition, which worked fine.

I just installed ubuntu 10.04 over windows vista, and the menu recognizes

windows vista (loader) (on /dev/sda3)

which is the recovery partition, and when I select that it goes to the menu for vista to repair an installation.

I have 2 questions:
1: how can I get windows 7 working again? (reinstall bootloader?)
2: to get windows 7 working again should I delete the HP Recovery partition? since windows 7 doesnt make any use of it...

Many thanks!

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A: cannot boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu!

Quote: Originally Posted by civint

I was running on my laptop a vista (OEM install from HP) which was installed over 2 partitions, one for the OS and another "recovery" partition. When installed windows 7, I shrank the vista partition and installed windows 7 onto the free space, leaving the recovery partition, so I ended up with vista, win7, HP recovery partition, which worked fine.

I just installed ubuntu 10.04 over windows vista, and the menu recognizes

windows vista (loader) (on /dev/sda3)

which is the recovery partition, and when I select that it goes to the menu for vista to repair an installation.

I have 2 questions:
1: how can I get windows 7 working again? (reinstall bootloader?)
2: to get windows 7 working again should I delete the HP Recovery partition? since windows 7 doesnt make any use of it...

Many thanks!

You need to use a program like bcdedit. instructions on how to usse it are here. BCDEDIT - How to Use

Yes you can delete the recovery partition.

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Run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

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Please state it clearly, precisely, I mean.

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A::Help Installing Windows XP over Ubuntu (Error Msg):

Correct me if I'm wrong but it appears to me that you are trying to remove Ubuntu while actually working in Ubuntu itself. Have you tried booting directly from the Windows disc? You will need to format the hard drive while working off the Windows disc. If you cannot boot from the Windows disc then you will have to get another copy of it.
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A:Problem in Installing Ubuntu with Windows 7

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)

I have chosen Manually Partitioning option(3rd Option).There I got directed to free space option which is Unallocated space that I created in Windows 7.

it shows free space 20973MB

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A)Type of new partition 1) Primary 2)Logical (Selected)

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 /

After pressing "OK " button,I got the following message:

You have not selected any partition for use as swap space

Go Back Continue

Please help me how to select swap spaces.

Kindly leave your email address also so that I can contact you if I encounter any problem after performing your steps

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)

Now....after all of that....if you decide that you WANT the swap is what you do

1. Erase the root partition (you made it as ext4 journaled with / as a mount point)
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Quote: Originally Posted by greaterthings

Okay, so I decided to buy cheap used laptop before I really checked it out. Trusted a freind...

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Welcome to the Windows forums greaterthings.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Konstantinov

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As ZigZag indicated, we also could try to run the ubuntu in the Hyper-V if we want to use the two systems in a machine.
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