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Ok This is basic Question Right Now I am having Dual Boot (Xp and openSUSE 11.1).Now what I want is to Format my xp and install window 7 instead. Usually ...
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    Talking Formating in Dual boot


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    This is basic Question

    Right Now I am having Dual Boot (Xp and openSUSE 11.1).Now what I want is to Format my xp and install window 7 instead.
    Usually Linux is installed after Windows .If I format my xp I wont be able to boot in linux.Is there is any method to do so without effecting the Linux installation.

    I have three partitions for my windows(ntfs) and two for my linux(ext3).I haven't installed my Linux in any of my window partition.

    I remember a month ago I format my xp and I was not able to boot into my Linux too.So I had to formattted my whole Hard disk!!

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    Describe in detail..
    on what drive you have Boot loader?
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    Windows will always overwrite your master boot record. You can easily re-install Grub and not have to re-format.

    You need to know your partition structure so that you install windows 7 to the partitions you have xp on.

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