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new laptop harddrive help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hyenad, Jun 28, 2009.

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  1. hyenad

    hyenad Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a presario c700 laptop. I bought a new harddrive for it and I wanted to put xp and ubuntu on it dual boot. But the hd says there is no hd when I tried to put xp but it took ubuntu software no prob. What am I doing wrong? Should I try vista and ubuntu? Thanks.:D
     
  2. formbypc

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    See the thread I started with title "How to install OS on an HDD which isn't currently formatted for Windows "

    The Win XP install protests if the HDD isn't a totally blank disc, and currently doesn't have a Windows partition on it. Are you getting the same symptoms as me when you either press C to create partition, or D to delete existing partition?

    From the sound of it, you've installed Ubuntu (?) first, so all you'll have on the disc is an Ubuntu partition.....?
     
  3. hyenad

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    yes!! So do I need to delete ubuntu?
     
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    so what do I need to do?
     
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