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Old 05-15-2018, 03:53 PM   #16
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I have a problem. I have a laptop with a 2 TB drive that came preinstalled with Windows version 10. I hate Windows 10. I wanted to put Windows 7 on the drive, but on a 64 bit installation, it takes 20 GB. This places the end of the windows installation far beyond the 1024 cylinder limit using Legacy bios for being able to boot any OS installed after the 1024 cylinder limit, like a variety of different releases of Linux, which is my ultimate goal. All I want is to get back to my Linux. To run windows 7, I have to use legacy bios.
Even if your PC or laptop is really old enough to have a 1024 cylinder limitation and no UEFI support, it doesn't matter at all. Windows can be installed the same as Linux, with a small primary /boot partition, and the OS anywhere else on disk. Not one of my Windows installations in the current century has even started below 1024. All are on logicals out past at least one Linux installation and some swap space, typically on sda6, sda7 or sda8, but could be at the very end of the disk, since the disk driver to provide LBA48 support loads from the little "boot" partition (as small as around 40MB) near the front of the disk.

Oh, and if you allocate only 20GB to Windows 7, it won't take long before Windows Update in conjunction with hibernation and swap gobble up all freespace. I recommend you give Windows no more than 400MB on sda1, and 48GB or more for its system partition way out beyond several or more Linux installations. Dedicate sda2 and sda3 to small Linux partitions for booting and maintenance. Then you can boot using Windows/DOS/legacy MBR code and either Grub or Windows'bootloader from any of sda1, sda2 or sda3 without having to "fix" any bootloader after a Windows installation or updates.
 
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:59 PM   #17
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Wow!!! This is way more information than I thought I would get. Thank you very much. I really appreciate everybody’s prompt replies. I didn’t think I would ever get this kind of response and also the quality of the advice. I really appreciate it. Thanks to everybody that replied. This will make life much easier.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:34 PM   #18
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It was a question about how to get around windows so I could install Linux and I didn’t know how to do it. Secondly, I hate Windows 10. And thirdly my laptop is a Dell Inspiron 5000, model 5767. Have you ever heard that suicidal tendencies song “Institutionalized” that says “All I want is a Pepsi, just one Pepsi and she wouldn’t give it to me!!”? Well, all I want is Linux, just some Linux, and They just gave me windows 10.

https://youtu.be/LoF_a0-7xVQ

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Old 05-15-2018, 05:38 PM   #19
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It was a question about how to get around windows so I could install Linux and I didn’t know how to do it. Secondly, I hate Windows 10. And thirdly my laptop is a Dell Inspiron 5000, model 5767. Have you ever heard that suicidal tendencies song “Institutionalized” that says “All I want is a Pepsi, just one Pepsi and she wouldn’t give it to me!!”? Well, all I want is Linux, just some Linux, and They just gave me windows 10.

https://youtu.be/LoF_a0-7xVQ

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5767 doesn't support Windows 7, at all. 6th Generation Core (skylake) was the last one that Windows pre-10 will get updates on.

To phrase better, it can be installed, but it won't get updates. Best to stick with Win10 (if you plan on keeping Windows at all, I can't remember from your initial post).

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