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Installing windows 7 over an Ubuntu install

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September 14, 2011 11:33:44 PM

I'm trying to install windows 7 home premium upgrade on to my SSD which currently has Ubuntu running on it. I do have a a product key for windows XP

When i try to select my SSD as the destination for installation, it won't let me. I think because its not the right file system(ntfs)

any ideas?

thanks

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September 14, 2011 11:43:23 PM

mcdrew said:
I'm trying to install windows 7 home premium upgrade on to my SSD which currently has Ubuntu running on it. I do have a a product key for windows XP

When i try to select my SSD as the destination for installation, it won't let me. I think because its not the right file system(ntfs)

any ideas?

thanks



You would probably need to wipe the drive and install 7 then reinstall Ubuntu if you want because windows likes to be in charge
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September 14, 2011 11:44:46 PM

It's not letting you select it because you don't have a previous version of windows installed. I read that other user on this forum have done an install with the full version and able to use the upgrade key... search or wait till some one more familiar with this comes along. GL

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-instal...
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September 14, 2011 11:45:10 PM


Are you trying to dual boot from the SSD? If so, I think you have to install Windows first and then Ubuntu as Ubuntu knows about Windows but Windows doesn't know nothing.

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September 14, 2011 11:45:55 PM

dont want ubuntu anymore, how do i wipe the drive?
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September 14, 2011 11:46:33 PM

no dual boot, i just want a windows 7 running off my SSD
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September 14, 2011 11:51:09 PM

You can boot into a live CD or usb running ubuntu. Log in as root, go to system->Administration->Disk Utility then select HDD and format..or delete partition. Or just wait till you run windows installation you can format the drive from there too.
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September 15, 2011 12:24:40 AM


As mu33rto says, but boot from live CD and format drive. I think just installing Windows, it will think something is wrong with the drive and not format it (daft as it sounds).

So, use live CD to format, then install Windows
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September 15, 2011 1:17:59 AM

mu33rto post link is right way to do so. U know, u can keep that ubuntu as well.

U would just have to create new partition. That's all.
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September 15, 2011 2:01:04 AM

i don't know what you mean by "live cd"

i tried the "try ubuntu" when putting in the installation cd. It would then let me format the drive but not in NTFS
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September 15, 2011 3:06:08 AM


The "try Ubuntu" comes on the Live CD (live cd means you can run the OS just from the cd, but don't install anything on the computer at all).

From the Live CD, can you delete the Ubuntu partition? Do that if you can. Or, from the Live CD, format in FAT32 and then let Windows delete/reformat to NTFS

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September 15, 2011 6:43:05 PM

So i was able to boot from the live cd and format the drive to NTFS, but windows still wouldn't allow me to install. It wouldn't create a partition and install on my storage HDD either.

Any ideas?
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