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Old 09-05-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
srinidhis94
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Exclamation Problems installing Linux - Windows 7 dual boot


1.I had windows 7 and xp. I wanted to remove xp and add linux. But by mistake i formatted the drive having 7. wen my system boots up, It still shows 7 and xp. But i cannot use 7 and for some reason i cannot use xp.
2. During installation , it asked for swap. i chose a drive having 72gb memory. Unfortunately i am nt able to use it nw. I want to use tat memory and i want to install 7 and remove XP. I have 7 boot disc. I just want to knw how to do it and this time i want to do it without any mistakes. Can u pls help me out ???
 
Old 09-05-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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Not urgent

take your time to read
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

or do a search and look at the many softwares targeted at windows users who delete partitions

depending on just how much data you have written to the partitions may have a bearing on what you get back

if you just want to reinstall win7, then just delete all partitions and start again


Like I said, not urgent
and if you treat it as such you will likely 'panic' and limit what you can recover.
Don't panic, take your time ...
 
Old 09-05-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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Hi,

it sounds like you are asking how to install windows 7. Is that correct? If so, I'm not sure how much help you'll get here. If that is not what you are asking, can you please restate what it is that you want to do and what the problem is?

Evo2.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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1) Are your personal files are saved somewhere else (that is "backed up").

2)If they are, then you might as well try a clean install of either XP or Windows 7.

But if not, you need to recover your personal files.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 10:29 PM   #5
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From my experience of windows you have to do a clean install every 2 weeks, so no biggie .

But that was win98
 
Old 09-06-2013, 02:08 AM   #6
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From my experience of windows you have to do a clean install every 2 weeks, so no biggie .

But that was win98
And things have gone downhill since then.
jdk
 
Old 09-06-2013, 09:26 AM   #7
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Please use a descriptive title for your thread excluding words like 'urgent' or 'help'. Using a proper title makes it easier for members to help you. This thread has been reported for title modification. Please do not add replies that address the thread title.
 
Old 09-06-2013, 10:18 AM   #8
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To add to that what colucix already said, please stay on topic and don't spread FUD. Neither are experiences with Windows 98 relevant for this thread, nor are wrong comments about the longevity of a Windows installation.
 
  


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