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Wiped Windows partition while installing Ubuntu. Next?

  1. #11

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    Ubuntu 14.04 Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Mansome View Post
    Let me just offer you a bit of advice on this whole Ubuntu thing. Its a great OS for those who Eat, Sleep, Breathe Linux. If this is not you then do not do the dual boot thing ever. I service pcs and macs on a daily basis for a college and at least few times a week we get a pc or mac that comes in where someone dual boots and breaks their primary OS some how. Its gotten so bad that we had to change the hardware policy for students so that all machines are required to have enough Ram and a powerful enough CPU so that they can virtualize other OSes. While I am not saying it can't be done, its just safer to virtualize and not have to deal with the potential of this headache happening at the worst possible time like say finals week or the day before you have to present your thesis.
    I've had no install issues first I first started using Linux in 2007. There's a first time for everything though right? I've thought long and hard about the dual boot thing and decided to just stick with Windows from now on. I was usuing Linux less and less anyway.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    And if the machine is not powerful enough for virtualization, you can always run any Linux distro from a USB stick. Then Linux has all the system resources and will run on the most modest PC.
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  3. #13

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there

    Try this

    1) insert windows install or recovery disk -- Windows 7 disks also work

    2) Repair system ===> tools & utilities ==>command prompt

    3) type in bootrec/fixmbr

    Now you should get your windows partition back (and bootable)

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