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Microsoft Windows really created a big mess for all Linux distributions. My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... You’ll also want to plan for how much space you want on the Windows 7 partition as well. Vista General dual boot but lost vista boot loaderSorry if it is repost. http://sherik.net/windows-7/full-recovery-of-preinstalled-vista-oem-software.php

If you want to create a Windows 7 / XP dual boot system we have a guide for that too. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. I could do with having Media Centre anyway which isn't on the Businesss edition Many thanks for your advice Shawn. System Manufacturer/Model Number HP Pavillion G7-2251dx OS Windows 8 64 bit CPU AMD A-8 4500M Memory 8 Gigabytes DDR3 sdram Graphics Card Discrete ATI Radeon HD 7640G with 2 Gigs Sound imp source

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Since the old VLK path was now fully locked off, pirates now looked into Royalty OEM methods. What steps do I need to take to correctly install Ubuntu? Once you have the folder structure, open the "Sources" folder.3. Attempting to dual-boot > Windows XP with a preinstalled version of Windows > Vista is not recommended. > > -- > Carey Frisch > Microsoft MVP > Windows - Shell/User >

This should fix most boot problems. Reply Angelos Kyritsis says August 30, 2015 at 01:45 I have personally used this method to transfer OEM Licenses twice from Acer laptops to custom -built desktop PCs. Install Ubuntu from the Live CD/DVD or Live USB in the usual manner, then reboot the PC. Slic 2.1 Windows 7 You can install Ubuntu by simply inserting the LiveCD or LiveUSB and doing the installation procedure without any problems.

Welcome to Ars Technica!Thirded! Slic Toolkit by John.Wilkinson / December 31, 2007 6:52 AM PST In reply to: One other option... I think up to here you should be fine and have avoided several problems typically found when trying Ubuntu with Windows 8 which are: Not booting a LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB/Wubi Not installing Ubuntu http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8834/dual-boot-your-pre-installed-windows-7-computer-with-vista/ Assign Drive Letters If you have extra drives like media card and optical disc drives, you might want to do a bit of renaming to keep them straight.

If there is no ei.cfg file, Windows 8 will look for SLIC 3.0 information, and if it isn't found, it'll ask for a key. How To Embed Product Key In Bios One thing you might want to change though, is the Volume label. It is all about doing your homework. Bottom line, if you plan to dual boot with Linux, don't buy a Windows 8 preinstalled machine or be prepared for headaches.

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When Microsoft forced me to upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 I lost dual boot UEFI GRUB loader and stick to Windows for while. http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?p=26623195 It came with 1 hard disk with Windows 8 pre-installed. Ei.cfg Oem I understand it's business and both companies are out to make money but I think putting all your ducks in a row and being honest and up front about everything would Remove Windows Key From Bios Most modern VM software will let you define multiple virtual displays of whatever resolution you want -- which is far better for testing than being limited to whatever your display currently

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - It wouldn't change anything... Check This Out And of course no installation media.I partitioned the disk and did successfully get a retail 8.1 Pro to install [mine; not to be left on this machine!]. For that function alone, you can delete C: with mini-port tools Partition Wizard and the free version can make a bootable CD; with Easeus yuu need the "pro" version for that, We can install Ubuntu 12.04.2 (64 bit versions) onwards with SecureBoot enabled. Change Bios Embedded Product Key

Another hard disk is from my busted old laptop, and I just plug it in. Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. Take a little time to learn Windows Vista > and you'll see for yourself. Source After that, we won't be able to use it again for a new installation or reinstallation.

ha! Windows 7 Oem Activation Tool A final pass will pare it down a lot.]When you have a lot of systems installed and the last one is 8.1, you see the 8.1 version of the boot manager Source: Lifted word-for-word from this wiki.

Yours doesn't say this either, which can influence sales and tell people it may more difficult to dual boot with such a machine.

I was using windows and was running low of space on my c drive so I thought to compress it. ... I would like access to my XP programs and data while I gradually install the programs on the W8 platform. I find waiting to load some stuff just to discard it and reboot unnecessary if I just want to boot another OS; but it's my personal opinion on the matter, there's Dual Boot Vista And Windows 7 On Different Hard Drives It then was used to run the setup.exe in the root of ESD-ISO and after many reboots, Windows 7 was replaced by 8.1 using the BIOS-based key and properly showing as

You need to create at least 1 partition for the root system (Which shows as the symbol "/") and set it to Ext4, another for SWAP (Virtual Memory). Ardax Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor Registered: Jun 26, 2002Posts: 12462 Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:40 pm What are the contents of your ei.cfg file? You seem to be perceiving all systems as being 64-bit and at least 40% of the latest model's capability; what I work on [and others actually use] belies that theory.To each have a peek here System Manufacturer/Model Number 2xHP, 2xGateway, 1xDell, 1xSony OS Vista and Win7 Hard Drives 5 SSDs and 12 HDs Quote 05 Feb 2013 #6 theog View Profile View Forum Posts Senior Member

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PART The system will reboot and you will be allowed to go to the BIOS (If not press the appropriate key, some common are DEL,F2 or F10). What do you recommend?? Most of the time you wont know which type of system you are buying until it's too late as the OEM's who are Microsoft partners don't advertise this information. tim braun Guest dear vista gurus, i have a lot of laptops with preinstalled oem vista installed.

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. for more information. Attempting to dual-boot > Windows XP with a preinstalled version of Windows > Vista is not recommended. > > -- > Carey Frisch > Microsoft MVP > Windows - Shell/User > [email protected]@n Ars Legatus Legionis Tribus: oblivion Registered: Feb 17, 2001Posts: 15686 Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:02 pm Have you perused this?

OS Vista Business Reply With Quote New 28 Mar 2008 #2 Brink View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Visit Homepage Administrator Join Date : Apr 2007 Texas, USA Posts Please help me. Let me go through this again:When you install these systems BOOTED to installation media, you get an unacceptable half-assed "solution":Lets say I want to put Win 7 on drive H: and Register Login Posting Guidelines | Contact Moderators Ars Technica > Forums > Operating Systems & Software > Microsoft OS & Software Colloquium Jump to: Select a forum ------------------ Hardware & Tweaking

Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? It doesn't matter that we have removed Windows from our old PC. Reply Angelos Kyritsis says July 6, 2016 at 14:44 Hi Adhiraj, sorry for the late reply, We haven't had any report of this method not working from other readers, here or When the live session has loaded, run Boot-Repair (see link for details).

You can immediately upgrade to Windows 10 using the Microsoft tool https://www.pcsteps.com/3883-upgrade-windows-8-1-to-windows-10-free/ , you don't need to download any updates. Windows is activated. What would they do then?