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Currently I have windows7. I have only one partition , Local Disk (C:) used space: 448gb and free space 482gb, File system NTFS. Its possible to install Ubuntu but to keep all my data I don't wana lose the data.

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    First rule of not losing data: backup. Second rule of not losing data: Backup. Third rule of not losing data: BACKUP. When you install Ubuntu choose the option to install "side by side" with Windows. The installation will do the rest. See How do I install Ubuntu – user68186 Feb 8 '15 at 12:31
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Yes, it is possible. Just shorten your partition, create a new one, and move your data there. Or if you want to keep Windows 7 (which I recomend you, at lest a week till Ubuntu works fine), just don't erase the windows partition while installing Ubuntu.

While installing, create 2 partitions: 1 ext4 for Ubuntu, and 1 swap (with aproximately the half of your RAM). It's very important that you select manual partitioning or something like that, in the Ubuntu installation.

Your disk should be for example like this:

400 GB Windwos 7
500 GB Your DATA
8 GB (half of your RAM) SWAP
92 (the rest) EXT4 (UBUNTU)
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  • The "manual partitioning" option is called "Do something else". But before trying that, follow the three rules of @user68186 above. – Jos Feb 8 '15 at 12:26
  • What do you mean by swap partition?I have 4gb ram.I have like 100gb and my backup is only like 40gb – Alex Alex Feb 8 '15 at 12:28
  • SWAP partition is something Ubuntu needs for working fine, and is a type if partition that you don't put your data. SWAP is the formatting type. In the Ubuntu installation let's you do that. – Sergi H Feb 8 '15 at 12:30
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    Ok thanks I will do as you said.Btw only 92 gb for ubuntu isnt to less?I wana install ubuntu 64bit – Alex Alex Feb 8 '15 at 12:31
  • My whole Ubuntu OS runs in about 6 Gb of storage, excluding the /home folder which contains my user data. – Jos Feb 8 '15 at 12:45

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