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Old 09-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #16
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You would just overwrite Grub with your windows bootloader code if you want to do that later. You will probably need a full installation CD/DVD as the Recovery disks do not usually have the programs necessary to do it. You may be able to download software from microsoft or a microsoft support site. If you don't have and installation CD/DVD, I would suggest googling this so you have it before you need it.
 
Old 09-07-2012, 02:58 PM   #17
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When you did the install it should have detected Windows and offered to install along side it. Is that what happened? What I'm sure did happen when you booted from your Windows USB key is that when you ran bootrec, you DIDN'T SPECIFY DRIVE C, so that is why your USB key now boots Windows, you actually "fixed" the boot sequence using the USB drive as the base point. Remember, Windows can be booted from any drive, pretty much on any drive. You can fix this by running bootrec again and specify c: as the target. However, you should also be able to update the grub menu from within Xubuntu as well.

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Old 09-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #18
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When you did the install it should have detected Windows and offered to install along side it. Is that what happened? What I'm sure did happen when you booted from your Windows USB key is that when you ran bootrec, you DIDN'T SPECIFY DRIVE C, so that is why your USB key now boots Windows, you actually "fixed" the boot sequence using the USB drive as the base point. Remember, Windows can be booted from any drive, pretty much on any drive. You can fix this by running bootrec again and specify c: as the target. However, you should also be able to update the grub menu from within Xubuntu as well.
I don't see anyone else mentioning this, what would be the syntax? 'bootrec /fixMBR C:'? Would that overwrite Grub with a stock MBR, and if so would both Windows and Xubuntu be shown in the boot menu?
 
Old 09-07-2012, 08:19 PM   #19
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You might try the link below to the microsoft site:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
 
  


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