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  1. Chidori602

    Chidori602 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have Ubuntu 10.04 in my computer, i am wondering how i would install XP again. I,ve tried putting in the recovery Cd's and reinstall XP, but once the re installation is done and it reboots my computer, it gives me a black screen then reboot my computer then it turns off, the computer turns on by itself again and turns off again. this process goes on forever. i managed to install ubuntu from a cd, and its now my Only OS. I heard that in order to install XP I would need to delete the partitions, how would i do this from Ubuntu 10.04?
     

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    irishjoeyo Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure how to edit the partitions from within Ubuntu, but you can boot to your Windows XP CD and delete/add/format partitions there. Windows must be on its own partition, separate from any partition with an OS on it. If you want to dual boot (keep Ubuntu and add Windows XP), then you'll need to allocate space to a new partition for Windows (provided that one does not already exist). If you want to get rid of Ubuntu and wipe all of your data on your hard disk, then I suggest either reformatting your existing partition or deleting it all together and then creating a new one to maximize the available space on a single partition. You can do all of this by booting to the Windows XP CD, but I don't believe that it works with a recovery CD.
     
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    Chidori602 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    well i dont have a windows xp cd, i only have the recovery cds.
     
  4. mikedt

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    Your recovery CDs may not work if you wiped out the recovery partition on the PC when you installed Ubuntu. Which sounds like what happened.

    Here is what I've done when I've had friends in this situation, when the recovery CDs don't work*. Download a bootable Windows XP ISO from BitTorrent, and install from that. Activate it using your existing Windows license code. As far as I'm concerned this is completely legal, as one already has a valid Windows license.

    * This is something which frequently happens with recovery CDs.
     
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    Chidori602 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Now i just need to find the link to the download, can anyone help a brother out?
     
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    best way to do this and still dual boot

    Download a torrent file of Windows XP and use the CD like previously stated
    Back up all data
    Insert XP disc
    Choose wipe hd option to create a new partition (this will take awhile because the hd needs to be partitioned to NTFS instead of FAT)
    Install Windows
    Locate all the drivers that may be missing
    Download Wubi
    Select the Linux build and space you want allocated to said build

    Your done
     
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