1. Jeff Ules's Avatar
    I completely removed my windows partition, and now I made a new one.
    05-23-2015 05:20 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Do you have Vista installation media,?

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    05-23-2015 05:34 PM
  3. Jeff Ules's Avatar
    I have an ISO...
    05-23-2015 05:51 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    You'll have to use a program on Lubuntu or another PC to take that ISO and put it on a USB drive or DVD. (while making it bootable)

    I personally use Rufus or Unetbootin

    I don't remember how to do it without nuking the Lubuntu partition, but there's plenty of data regarding dual-boots so I don't think it'll be a huge issue.
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    05-23-2015 06:00 PM
  5. Jeff Ules's Avatar
    I just realized that I didn't mention the fact that I have a bootable Win7 disc, but I don't have the product key for that one, and either way, it just freezes up and a big red line appears across the top of the screen
    05-23-2015 06:18 PM
  6. Jeff Ules's Avatar
    freezes up and a big red line appears across the top of the screen
    Just to point it out, this was the point of that reply. I do have a flash drive, though.
    05-23-2015 06:20 PM
  7. Jeff Ules's Avatar
    *bump*
    05-23-2015 11:35 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Installing Windows after Ubuntu is not the recommended process for a dual boot Windows and Ubuntu system, but it is possible.

    First, you have to make sure that the 50GB free space is available, resizing your Ubuntu by using gParted if necessary.
    Also use gParted or Disk Utility to format the the free space as NTFS, this prevents Windows 7 from creating an additional boot partition in addition to the "C" drive.

    Next, boot to the Windows DVD installer and install Windows on the NTFS partition. Upon reboot, Windows will automatically boot and you won't see the grub menu allowing you to choose Ubuntu, because the Windows bootloader has replaced grub.

    Now, what you need to do is run Ubuntu from LiveCD or LiveUSB and install boot-repair.

    To install boot-repair, open up a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and type the following commands:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

    After installation, boot-repair will automatically launch, if is doesn't, launch it via Dash.

    Make sure to select recommended repair to repair grub. Reboot and that's it.
    You should now have a Grub menu on boot, allowing you to choose from Ubuntu, memtest, and Windows 7

    dual boot - How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu
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    05-23-2015 11:41 PM
  9. Jeff Ules's Avatar
    it just freezes up and a big red line appears across the top of the screen
    boot to the Windows DVD installer
    Maybe read both my post and the other before reposting it?
    05-24-2015 12:04 AM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Maybe read both my post and the other before reposting it?
    If that doesn't work, you'll probably need to format your HDD and install Windows from scratch. Then install Ubuntu if you want it.

    Hopefully you had a backup of your data somewhere else, since it appears that formatting will be your only option.

    If you're new to Linux, I recommend booting from the Live CD/DVD/USB to try it, or installing Linux in a virtual machine, such as VMware Player or Virtual Box, rather than attempting dual-boot.
    05-24-2015 12:27 AM

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