Help installing XP over Ubuntu?

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  1. SkizzyMane

    SkizzyMane Member

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    I really, really need to uninstall Ubuntu 10.04. So, when I did install it, it completely deleted the partition I made when I had XP.

    So, at the time, no more XP. So I have a FULL XP PRO disc, and have tried installing it, and have yet to come across actually setting up XP on my machine.

    When ever XP is booted through the F12 command during boot up, it loads a few things up and then I get a blue screen saying an error and to check my hardrives and blah blah. Any help?
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    When you installed Ubuntu you should have selected "Run operating systems side by side" not "use full disk"

    But anyway... Boot into a live CD and open Gparted.
    Then create an ntfs partition to the size of your choosing.
    Boot into your XP installation disk and install XP on your new partition.
    At this point XP will have overwritten your master boot record and you will not be able to boot into Ubuntu so follow this to install grub

    and then you can select from the two each boot.
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    I did the whole thing with GParted and well, nothing happened. I created a new NTFS partition, and set it as my primary, no luck there.
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    Did you install XP on that partition?
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    Well, I don't know how to boot to a certain partition. That partition is currently empty. When I boot from the CD, I am greated with a blue screen. Down towards the bottom is says it is loading drivers and such. After it loads everything, it says " Setup is starting Windows " From there, I get the blue error screen.
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    Best thing to do:
    - Format whole drive
    - Reinstall XP (Try Windows 7, way better!)
    - Install Ubuntu correctly (with dual boot)
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    Windows 7 is too pricey at the moment for me. DXC is this weekend, and I plan on spending loads there...

    But anything, if I use GPart to format the whole drive, do I set it as NTFS? And if I format the whole drive, will the computer actually allow me to load disc into it..?
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    Yes, Windows requires a NTFS patition. You should be able to boot from your Win XP cd and install it.

    Edit: Too bad you're missing Win 7, it's great. Good thing our school gave everyone a couple of keys

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    I formated it and everything, no luck. Back up on Ubuntu...Sadly. I keep getting a blue screen with this stop: 0x0000007B error. Sucks. And Best Buy doesn't list the price, let alone show the windows 7 starter.
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    Try with another CD of Windows XP. Maybe yours is broken.

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