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Originally Posted by LiLChris;12539179 
You seem to be overreacting. whistle.gif

Put the ISO on a USB drive and install it that way, its much faster by USB than DVD.

Sorry but I'm just a little heated after the fact when I thought the seller stated he was going to be removing ubuntu and just do a fresh install of windows.

I guess I'll just go buy a cheap 8gb drive tomorrow so I can knock this out. I don't feel like waiting for shipping.

Thanks for the help guys and Blast for the link.
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post #12 of 22
You can get the ISO here, not a torrent and legal method.
http://www.overclock.net/windows/753304-windows-7-download-links-install-reactivation.html
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post #13 of 22
I assume you can still boot into Windows 7 atm through the grub menu. If so, do as follows:
  1. Buy an 8GB USB thumb-drive/memory-stick
  2. Boot into Windows 7
  3. Download Microsoft's "Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool" HERE and install it.
  4. Convert a legally obtained Windows 7 DVD to ISO and copy it to your laptop and save it to your "Documents" folder
  5. Plug the 8GB USB thumb-drive/memory-stick into a spare USB port
  6. Open "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool" (can be found under "All Programs")
  7. Under "Source File" box, locate the Windows 7 ISO file you saved in your "Documents" folder and then click "Next" at the bottom
  8. Now select the "media type" - for a USB installer, click "USB Device"
  9. Now select the 8GB USB thumb-drive/memory-stick from the dropdown list and click "Begin copying" and it will move the Windows 7 iso to the 8GB USB thumb-drive/memory-stick
  10. Once it has been copied you can start the install by either:
    • Opening Windows Explorer and navigating to the 8GB USB thumb-drive/memory-stick and double-clicking Setup.exe.
    • Rebooting, going into BIOS and setting the 8GB USB thumb-drive/memory-stick as the first boot disk and booting directly off the 8GB USB thumb-drive/memory-stick to start the Windows 7 installer
  11. Either method is supposed to work, but you might have to do the full reboot and boot from the USB thumb-drive/memory-stick to be able to delete all partitions on the HDD and do a full, clean install of WIndows 7.

As for the installation process of Windows 7, search google for a guide smile.gif
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You can also do it by network, not sure how complicated that is though. tongue.gif
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post #15 of 22
boot into ubuntu, open up a terminal, applications->accessories->terminal, type in the following commands:

sudo apt-get install ms-sys

sudo ms-sys -m /dev/sda

reboot, go into windows and get rid of the ubuntu partition, and then extend your windows partition to the new raw space. viola, no need for a windows dvd or usb.

i should note, this replaces grub with the windows bootloader. no need to go thru the lengthy and boring process of reinstalling windowz.
Edited by Transhour - 2/26/11 at 9:44pm
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OMG seriously.... Boot into Win7, copy the serial key with whatever program you can find. Go use google to learn what programs there are, or maybe a user will be nice enough to do it.

Once you have that somewhere safe, take out the HDD. I'm going to assume your sig rig has SATA? Yes? Then the 2.5 will work with it, no modifications. Go ******* grab yourself an Image of Win7, I don't care how. Once you get up to the point of the install where you have to reboot just don't boot, shut off the computer and stick the drive back in the notebook. Boot and finish the install.

If you don't want to do this? Go go get Daemon Tools, grab yourself an ISO, make it, I don't care how. Use Daemon Tools to do a fresh install of Win7, yes it can be done. Install Win7, reboot when it says reboot, finish install, be happy.

Jesus, it's that ****in easy.
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OMG seriously.... Boot into Win7, copy the serial key with whatever program you can find. Go use google to learn what programs there are, or maybe a user will be nice enough to do it.

Once you have that somewhere safe, take out the HDD. I'm going to assume your sig rig has SATA? Yes? Then the 2.5 will work with it, no modifications. Go ******* grab yourself an Image of Win7, I don't care how. Once you get up to the point of the install where you have to reboot just don't boot, shut off the computer and stick the drive back in the notebook. Boot and finish the install.

If you don't want to do this? Go go get Daemon Tools, grab yourself an ISO, make it, I don't care how. Use Daemon Tools to do a fresh install of Win7, yes it can be done. Install Win7, reboot when it says reboot, finish install, be happy.

Jesus, it's that ****in easy.

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Yeah, I've already been warned about language before but the poster has done the same. I just assumed he wasn't going to be annoyed. Either way, that's his answer quick and simple without an external device.
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Well so much for that. I tried another method a friend offered of putting a w7 RE ISO on this old usb drive I have and booting it but it comes up as a disc read error no matter how I try to change it up. I'm guessing it's probably the drive so I'm just going to buy another one tomorrow and if that doesn't fix it I'll go with the actual w7 ISO.
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Originally Posted by Fossil;12539897 
Well so much for that. I tried another method a friend offered of putting a w7 RE ISO on this old usb drive I have and booting it but it comes up as a disc read error no matter how I try to change it up. I'm guessing it's probably the drive so I'm just going to buy another one tomorrow and if that doesn't fix it I'll go with the actual w7 ISO.

Dameon tools > Mount > Install

http://mintywhite.com/windows-7/clean-install-windows-vista-7-booting-external-media/

Or whatever program you choose to mount the ISO, it's worked since Vista because of how they run the installer now. It will move everything to a windows.old and re-write the MBR as well (should). If it doesn't then I'd be surprised because I think you can actually go from XP to Vista/Win7 this way and still get the new MBR (I SWEAR that's how I was doing it, mainly because for a while I lost all my 32bit clones).
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