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How to dual boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7!

This guide is for installing Windows 7 AFTER Ubuntu is installed. For installation instructions on how to install Ubuntu On a Windows computer see this Instructable. I believe Ubuntu (all Linux distros really) to be better then Windows but I want to play games and Windows is still king in that respect. 
 
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Step 1: Disclamer

OK, I have to give this out because if some one wipes their hard drive because they didn't listen and they want to sue me. This is the world we live in.
This Instructable involves repartitioning your hard drive which is a Mundane task but still has a tiny chance to break something so Be careful and don't do anything dumb :-) OK? Also installing OS's can delete all of your data if you don't pay attention to what your doing. I take no responsibility to what you do. 

Step 2: Things you need

1. Computer (kinda important)
2. Ubuntu Live CD (it can be found here)
3. Windows OS you want to install
4. usb drive (don't need but might come in handy)
5. 1-2 hours
6. another computer can come in handy if you need to use the internet during the process
7. good movie to pass time

Step 3: Partitioning

We need to partition the hard drive for space on it for Windows. I use Gparted, which is the one on the Ubuntu live CD. So just pop in the live CD, Live usb or just use the Gparted OS. You want ~40 GB. I tried using 20 GB and filled that up in a day or two.

Step 4: Installing windows

Insert the Installation CD and follow the steps, use the partition you set aside. this could take a while. MOVIE TIME!!! (Avatar is amazing!!!!!!) 
Tonyisme3 years ago
I know your on about installing Win7 after Ubuntu but I did it the other way, with no need for vm/partition's etc. You can try it from here-http://wubi-installer.org/ The more I use Ubuntu the more I like it, nice instructable :-D
yeah, and you dont need to partition & do all the low level stuff, when you are already having win7 running
i used daemon tools and mounted the iso and ran the install
thekid (author) 3 years ago
Yah I know it is really easy to install windows first but I had ubuntu with a bunch of files and settings so I did it the hard way. :-)
Sorunome3 years ago
I love that movie!
Is Ubuntu a form of Linux?
Yes
luvit3 years ago
hi does i lose potential by using netbook edishun? think you.
thekid (author)  luvit3 years ago
no i think it just comes with different programs by default and it might have different screen options
luvit thekid3 years ago
that;s grood, and thanks.
thewizard423 years ago
First pic is win :D
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