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How do I get to a C: to find the other files? The existing Windows install?
The Ubuntu install should have asked you whether you want to create a new partition or use an existing one, and what size you want the partition. Chances are you chose to use a new partition and leave the Windows installation.
the C: drive label is a Windows concept. You will find the windows installation by going to Places, then you will see a drive that says (xxx.x) Media where xxx.x is the size of the partition. That is your windows partition, and you can access all of your files on the Windows partition as long as the windows partition was not shut down incorectly or put into hibernation or sleep mode.
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Posted on Feb 27, 2009
Do you remember what you choose when you got to this screen:
What did you do?
What operating system were you using before?
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
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Ensure that the hard disk is installed properly in the laptop. The drive cannot be formatted before it is installed, or if it's not installed correctly.
Gather the required software. The type of media will depend on the hardware in your laptop. Older computers without a CD-ROM drive, will require the use of the operating system floppy disks. Laptops that can run Windows XP require the installation CD and product key. Older versions of Windows also have disk-formatting capability in the installation process, and the installation media is either a CD or floppy disk.
Place the installation disk or manufacturer software in the drive and then boot the computer. Early in the installation process, the Windows installer has a step that will detect any installed hard disks and allow for them to be formatted. The software from the disk manufacturer will also detect the hard disk and give you the option to format the drive.
Determine which file system is to be used. Windows XP will either work on a NTFS file system or an older VFAT file system. Choose the desired file system when prompted.
Decide whether the whole disk should be formatted or if the disk will be partitioned and each partition to be formatted separately. The Windows installer includes a menu-driven utility that will create hard disk partitions before formatting. If the hard disk is being formatted to replace an existing Windows installation, delete the existing partitions and re-create them.
Format the hard disk with the Windows installer when prompted. The Windows installer will let you know when it is time to format the disk and ask for confirmation.
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