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I had three drives on my computer: C: D: E:

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the E: partition and now I'm using Grub boot manager to boot into Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I'm planning to install Windows 8 by removing Windows 7 on C:, but I don't want my old Ubuntu Installation to suffer.

Is there are way that after Windows 8 removes Grub from C: that I'm able to boot to Ubuntu again.

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explain to me! you want dual booting with windows 8 mbr or grub mbr! if it's windows mbr try this :

http://www.iceflatline.com/2009/09/how-to-dual-boot-windows-7-and-linux-using-bcdedit/

I try it by myself! it's realy work good!

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  fossfreedom Apr 1 '13 at 18:34

Dual/multi boot Linux/Unix based operating systems using Windows 7/8 boot manager explains how to add a boot menu entry for most widely known Linux and Unix descendants like Ubuntu, Fedora, BSD and OSX.

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The last time lost Grub I used an Ubuntu live CD to reinstall grub ... worded pretty well. Just make sure you have a working Ubuntu live CD ready before you start to install Windows. I followed more or less the instructions here How to repair,retore or reinstall grub ...

It boils down to boot from live CD, mount ubuntu partition from HD, chroot and reinstall grub.

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