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Old 08-14-2009
Linux Gos and windows 7

Hi,

I've 2 partitions with Linux (Gos) and Windows XP.
I would like to replace Windows XP with Windows 7 without affecting linux.

I need to use some applications only for Windows.

Is this easy to do ? Just with the installation CD of Windows 7 ?

thanks
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Old 08-14-2009
I would suggest you back up all the stuff on the Linux partition before you attempt to do this, as the bootloaders for Windows and Linux OSes notoriously don't get along. Smilie
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Old 08-14-2009
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Originally Posted by chompy
I would suggest you back up all the stuff on the Linux partition before you attempt to do this, as the bootloaders for Windows and Linux OSes notoriously don't get along. Smilie
Notoriously Microsoft installations don't get along with other OS' period!

I would say, have your linux bootable CD / DVD handy to fix the partition table after the Windows installer overwrites it.

My ultimate suggestion would be to stick with XP! It's stable (as MS OS's go -- oops, slip of the tongue) Smilie

Last edited by Scott; 08-14-2009 at 04:34 PM..
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Old 08-14-2009
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Originally Posted by scottn
Notoriously Microsoft installations don't get along with other OS' period!

I would say, have your linux bootable CD / DVD handy to fix the partition table after the Windows installer overwrites it. And just make sure you don't format any partitions that your Linux is using (root, swap, etc.).

My ultimate suggestion would be to stick with XP! It's stable (as MS OS's go -- oops, slip of the tongue) Smilie
Precisely, and besides dual-booting is so 20th century. VM one of those systems, and if you are not die-hard linux then I'd suggest you virtualize it.
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Old 08-14-2009
Great point.

VM the linux. Then you have the best of both worlds - running at the same time.
 

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