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A quite Complex and wierd Problem

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Ubuntu 12.04 Raring ringtail for now

    A quite Complex and wierd Problem

    Hi guys,
    I know this is my first post but i really need help. I am one of those guys who try to move to linux but move back to windows.
    I'hve been with windows since i first touched a computer(1998) and played Road Rash. Now i got a new computer with a pre-installed windows 8. I really didnt like the feel of it and am really quite angry on microsoft because it felt like the laptop which i spent my money on was taken away from me. Every thing needed admin rights and i could'nt install programmes because of the error
    (please verify you have access to programfiles...)
    So i thought of dual-booting windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04.
    While ubuntu was installing i did not notice my charger was'nt in place.
    So the ubuntu grub installation got corrupt. Windows 8 could boot but the windows system files got corrupt and the PArtition table and MBR got quite messed up.

    SO i did a Low level Format for 18 hours of my 1TB HDD. Then i installed Ubuntu.
    I am downloading a copy of windows 8 iso, and will install using my product key which i have under my laptop.

    Can anyone help me how to Dual boot windows 8 PRo and ubuntu 12.04?
    I have ubuntu insatalled now and would love to install windows 8 as dual-boot.
    Even if i install it in another NTFS partition, would'nt grub be placed with windows boot manager?
    And what partition should i make for windows 8? Basicaly how should i dual boot install Windows 8 after installing ubuntu 12.04 wihtout any problems.

    I dont mind windows boot manager or GRUB. please help me out, i am quite a sticker to windows.

    Thanks a lot

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    Hi stateoflinux,

    Here are a few threads from within this forum that may provide you with the additional information you need:

    Can anyone help me how to Dual boot windows 8 PRo and ubuntu 12.04?
    Any One Duel Booting Ubuntu 12.10 With Windows 8?

    I have ubuntu insatalled now and would love to install windows 8 as dual-boot
    Installing windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10 already in place

    Good luck. Hope this helps.
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  3. #3

    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10

    It's usually better to install Windows first then install Ubuntu and let grub install over the top of Windows' mbr code.
    However, more recent pc's use UEFI which is a completely different thing. Does yours?
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