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Old 03-07-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Question Vista + Ubuntu dual boot

I have linux and 64vista set to dual boot on my laptop, when i put linux on my laptop i spent about a week pimping it out and configuring all the stuff i want. Well not suprized at all but over time my vista install has gotten slower and well you know how your preformance expires after a few months with windows....
My question is... Can I reformat and do a clean install of windows without affecting my dual boot or affecting my ubuntu install
thanx in advance
Old 03-07-2009, 02:10 PM   #2
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you should be able to install vista again, using the same partition, only thing that will get overwritten is your GRUB/LILO boot loader, since vista will reinstall/overwrite the MBR. You'll need to use your distro's boot disk, or knoppix disc, or some rescue disc to reactivate grub/lilo, by reinstalling it.

**EDIT** Offcourse what i meant is REFORMAT the partition vista is on, and use that same space to reinstall Vista **/EDIT**

Last edited by puntjuh; 03-07-2009 at 02:13 PM. Reason: more info to post.


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