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Right, i just installed ubuntu, then overwrite my vista drive, i have a vista disk but i don't know how to overwrite the linux bootloader with vista. last time i tried this if failed.

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To re-install Windows Vista please do the following:
Put the disc in and restart the computer
Boot from the disc
Do a full system install
Delete your partition [contains Ubuntu(Linux)]
and install.

I recently did this last week, went from Ubuntu back to windows 7, and currently I duel-boot both Operating Systems. I hope this helps!
Please don't forget to rate :), Thanks!

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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  • satorey Oct 12, 2010

    I apologize for the late response due to Thanksgiving weekend, I am not 100% sure if it will work on a trial. If you haven't used your trial and you still have xxx amount of days then I don't see why not. As long as it will allow you to install the windows 7 OS then yes this will work. I would back up all your ubuntu files just incase you need to do a new ubuntu install.

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