06-28-2012 05:32 AM
06-29-2012 03:13 AM
Hi, thanks for the feedback, indeed it is a very long process (about 8 hours and no sleep!!) I have succesfully installed windows and it seems i can' t do a dual boot because i have already 3 main partitions on my hdd (system_drv , windows 7 and lenovo recovery, any help on how to do a dual boot??) Now i have a questio regarding my activation of windows. I used the so called vanilla iwndows instal and entered my OEM key, but i suspect it wasn' t accepted as a valid key, any thoughts on that??
Thanks again for your cooperation!!
06-29-2012 06:41 AM
Glad to hear you got it installed.
Use the telephone option to activate your windows install.
Why no dual boot? You can install Linux in a single primary partition, install in multiple logical partitions, or do what I do (the lazy way) and just run it as a virtual machine. That last option simplifies things, including backup.
You can also consider a Ubuntu wubi install: Installing Ubuntu from within Windows
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