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i bought a new laptop last week.it loaded with windows 7. Two days later i installed the Unbuntu erasing the Windows 7. now i wants to reinstall the Windows 7 ...
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    install windows 7 over unbuntu 11....DVD wont boot Please HELP me!!


    i bought a new laptop last week.it loaded with windows 7. Two days later i installed the Unbuntu erasing the Windows 7. now i wants to reinstall the Windows 7 on it. when i tried booting the DVD using F12 it wont boot up. i tried F1 to F12 and Del keys everything.....No Boot. this is my 1st laptop ( Toshiba Satellite Pro L630 and im not a pro....im really stucked please help me to get back the windows 7 on it...Many thanks :'(

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    Hello and welcome aboard!

    On machines that have a tough time booting the Windows installation disk after Linux has been installed, clearing the MBR will generally fix the issue so that the installation disk boots normally again. Search these forums for threads/posts regarding "clear MBR" and you should find some posts with instructions to help you get that task accomplished. Post back after following those steps if your install disk still refuses to boot.
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    hi

    Thanks Mate,
    i will let you know. cheers




    Quote Originally Posted by oz View Post
    Hello and welcome aboard!

    On machines that have a tough time booting the Windows installation disk after Linux has been installed, clearing the MBR will generally fix the issue so that the installation disk boots normally again. Search these forums for threads/posts regarding "clear MBR" and you should find some posts with instructions to help you get that task accomplished. Post back after following those steps if your install disk still refuses to boot.

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    hi and welcome

    If I read these specs right, then the l630 uses a recovery partition to reimage windows.
    Satellite Pro L630-10C - Toshiba

    So the question is now, whether or not you have overwritten this revovery partition by installing ubuntu.
    If it is still there, then windows can probably be reinstalled.
    If it is overwritten, then microsoft will happily sell you a new licence.

    To find out, please boot ubuntu from DVD and open a terminal.
    Then type the following and paste the output here.
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    sudo fdisk -l
    sudo parted -l
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    hi
    i think i overwritten recovery partitions. im really sucked. i have no idea about these Codes and how it works

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    During the ubuntu installation: Do you remember if you have chosen "Use the whole disk"?
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    During the ubuntu installation: Do you remember if you have chosen "Use the whole disk"?

    yes i did............now suddenly when i pressed F12 Boot menu comes up

    1 Ssata
    2 USB
    3 CD/DVD

    when i enter CD/DVD to boot up it goes to ubuntu loggins. no booting windows 7. pls tell me why is this?

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    Probably because the ubuntu dvd is still in the drive?

    If you have chosen "Use the whole disc", then your windows and the recovery partition are gone.
    To verify that, you could try and press F8 while the system is booting.
    This usually takes you to the recovery tool.
    I assume, you will get an error instead (as there is no recovery partition anymore).

    So if you want to install windows, you need a new media and potentially a new licence.
    You might try your luck with toshiba
    Toshiba Europe Backup Media Online Shop - Country Selection

    If that doesnt work, then you need to buy a new windows licence.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    hi i bought a new windows 7 DVD.......and no ubuntu DVD in the drive.....i pressed all the keys no luck :'(

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    ok, so:
    - put the w7 DVD into the Drive
    - while bootup press F12
    - choose 3 to boot from DVD
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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