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Installing Windows 7 with some Linux help

May 06, 2009, 19:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"So, having had enough of this, I went to a tool I knew would work: my favorite Linux system repair CD, SystemRescueCD 1.1.2. With this Gentoo-Linux based distribution, I used GParted (Gnome Partition Editor) to set up the partition yet again and format it with Windows' NTFS.

"This time, when I booted up from the Windows 7 RC DVD, the installation routine immediately found the partition and installed Windows 7 on it. So, thanks to Linux, I'm now running Windows 7 on that system."

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