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Old 10-11-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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Cn i install windows after Linux

While trying 2 mount windows partitions in2 linux, i accidently deleted windows OS and lost the data on one of the windows partition(primary partition C). Now, how shud i reinstall windows such that i dnt loose other partition's data while installation and without harming linux
Old 10-11-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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If you're not able to reinstall Ubuntu, then this won't help, but it's much easier to set up a dual boot PC (Windows and Ubuntu in particular) by installing Windows first. You simply partition the drive during the Windows installation and then, once completed, install Ubuntu in the remaining space. This allows for Grub to be set up as the boot loader (which Windows will overwrite if you install Linux first) and enables you to select between booting Windows or Linux.
Old 10-11-2006, 03:39 PM   #3
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i think u dint get me thr ....wat i meant ws i already hav ubuntu installed n now i wanna install windows too.
i used 2 hav both win xp n ubuntu earlier bt then i accidently deleted windows hav recovered data on all other drives except C drive.
hw cn i safely install windows without harming dat data in other drives and linux?
Old 10-11-2006, 03:55 PM   #4
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Using vowels will greatly improve your readability
If you install Windows it will wipe out the bootloader on the MBR. The data on your partitions will remain, but you won't be able to boot into it. What you could do is install Windows, then install GRUB or LILO from a floppy disk or a Live CD.
Your other option is to install Windows and then install linux again.


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