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Well I got my Windows Vista .iso file , I put it on my USB Drive , Extracted , Then I restarted and went to "Boot Device Options" Clicked "Generic USB" (What I labeled when I formatted) Then it stood on a black screen for 15 minutes , Then just went to Ubuntu , Now I found out exactly what happened

Why Windows WONT work on Ubuntu is a simple reason

Not if you save it in NFTS Format or MSDOS (Both Windows Formats) , Not if you use anything special , This even applies to the Ubuntu downloader , One specific reason that I just noticed , Since WINE (Windows Application Loader) can't run while you click the USB , You can't open the Setup.exe file needed to install the Operating System , That means you can not install it at all if it is a .exe installer file , Then what can we do?

Only other way is to make a partition with GParted , Put a partition , then install WINE , Then run your Windows Setup.exe file , Then Wine will load it up!

Why not to open Setup.exe before you make a partition - Simple , It WONT WORK! I have tried , It says you need __ Amount of space and can be put on any partition , Yeah , Any partition NOT BEING USED

Here is where I need your help! - I want to make a partition but they all show as locked when I open GParted , So How am I supposed to open them up? Get a hammer and tell HP my laptop didn't want to open its partitions? Nope , I need some help on how to unlock the partitions or what to do , Thank you in advance

PS- If I could , I would put a bounty to this but I do not have enough reputation!

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closed as not a real question by Uri Herrera, theDefector, Jorge Castro, Luis Alvarado, fossfreedom Nov 13 '12 at 16:23

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I'm not sure what you are trying here, but if you are trying to install Windows in Ubuntu using Wine(?) it will not work. –  Salem Nov 11 '12 at 23:22
You understood wrong! , I meant I need help making a partition so I can put Windows Vista on it , People are hopeless and bad! No one helps , People vote down my question , ETC , Now I had 50 points today and lost it all the way down to 4 points , I am starting to dislike this website ALOT! –  Ubisoft Terzuz Nov 12 '12 at 2:28
The problem with your question is that it is a lot confusing, and that should be the reason of the downvotes. You talk about Wine, and about "Windows not working on Ubuntu"! Please edit your question to state exactly what you want and what you have done to achieve it/the problems you have found. –  Salem Nov 12 '12 at 13:01

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As Salem says install Windows in Ubuntu using Wine(?) it will not work.

Try using virtualbox instead.

sudo apt-get -y install virtualbox


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I did try that -_- , I download and ran XP and Vista , But when I try any "games" they all fail to it being a generic driver since its in virtualbox and not actually installed! –  Ubisoft Terzuz Dec 24 '12 at 13:41
@UbisoftTerzuz In that case, install Virtualbox guest additions to provide a 3D graphics "driver". –  hexafraction Dec 31 '12 at 15:51

It seems that you want then is to create a new partition on disk where you could install Windows 7.

Probably you can't edit them in GParted because they are being used right now. So to edit them you need to boot with a LiveCD or USB disk with Ubuntu.

Then, in GParted you shoud be able to modify your partitions. To install Windows i think you will need two partitions (one small where it installs something like a bootloader, and another larger where the system will be installed). If you have free space you can just create them, if not you will need to resize your Ubuntu partition(s).

And remember, playing around with partitions is always a dangerous process. So make sure you backup all your important data before you proceed, and if you are not sure what you need to do, ask someone with more experience to help you out.

Good luck.

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