Installing Windows 7 onto a partition
When installing Windows 7 (e.g. Home Premium), is it possible to install onto an existing partition or does the installer insist on taking the whole hard drive? I currently have three partitions:
- Windows Vista Home Premium (NTFS)
- Ubuntu 9.04 (Ext3)
- Storage (NTFS)
I'd like to get rid of Vista (who wouldn't!) and replace with Windows 7, but keep the remaining partitions untouched. I don't mind if Windows 7 replaces the MBR with its own boot-loader - I know how to re-install Grub* - but I don't want it to re-write the partition table. Is this possible?
*As an aside, will the Windows 7 boot-loader let me boot into Linux? If not, is there a nice, graphical alternative to Grub that will boot Windows XP/Vista/7 and Linux kernel 2.4/2.6?
Originally Posted by Mr. Garrison
Win 7 is no different then any previous version of Windows. You install it where you want.
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