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Ive made about 50 bootable flash drives and every time i try to install xp, 7 or even 8 i get missing BOOTMGR errors. I have tried all fixes i have found and none seem to work. i have come up with 2 ideas though. 1, mount the iso inside a VM of windows, or use ubuntu live cd to edit my hdd with the partition i will need and use ms-sys to install a bootmgr directly to the partition. if there is an easier way please let me know. Burning the iso is not an option as i have no money for blank cds or dvds. On that subject though, if i happen to get a blank cd can i burn an xp iso with brasero on a cd and have it work?

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You are missing Boot loader. Try boot-repair. More info about the app here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

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ok before running boot-repair should i use my ubuntu liveusb to partition my hdd? –  user173647 Jul 11 '13 at 3:35
this is off topic, but related... i only have 4gb ram, and all my drives are sata, since 4gb ram doesnt break the 32-bit limitation should i install a 32 bit windows? my processor does support 64bit. Also, i have access to xp, 7, and 8, all legitimately free through my college. but the only thing i need windows for is to run diablo 2 bots. ive tried doing this through virtualbox and it was terribly laggy and i got a lot of fail to joins, versus the almost none i get when playing in ubuntu, but sadly the bot program doesnt work in anything but windows. –  user173647 Jul 11 '13 at 3:40

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