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Here's the situation: I've got a 64 bit dell inspiron 15 that currently dual boots ubuntu 11.10, and backtrack 5r2. I've backed up all the data I need on both of these operating systems, and heres what I want: Dual booting ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 (sometime before next month so I can run diablo 3). I can make any changes to the system neccesary. If I do a clean install of 12.04 and then install windows wont windows overwrite grub and make my ubuntu partition unreachable? My friend told me I can't do windows first because "theres no such thing as a clean install for windows".

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Install windows first, it will over write GRUB otherwise. Install 12.04 from within windows ( not within, from within). Use GPARTED to sort your final partitions sizes, file systems and mount points ( e.g. /Home; / ). If you still want to run BT5r2 you can make a partition for it at this point or later.

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Can I just install the windowser clean like that? It's competent enough to do that? – SetSlapShot Apr 26 '12 at 21:30
not sure - but would assume so – Frank Mahler Apr 27 '12 at 13:39

I hope this tutorial can help you. Also this post can help you.

My personal recommendation is install windows 7 first and go for ubuntu. It wont give you any trouble.

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