"156 minutes of pain compared with 26 minutes of success. That's
the difference between a Windows installation and a Linux
installation. After two and a half hours fiddling with a Windows
install on my Toshiba laptop, it became pretty obvious what is one
major reason why Windows remains a viable operating system.
"Let me start by sharing a simple premise. I wanted a dual boot
laptop, with Windows and Linux. Since Windows has an 'attitude
problem' it has to be on the primary partition and master drive to
work correctly. No problem. I decided to simply start with a
reinstall of Windows..."