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Install windows 7 alongside Fedora 17

asked 2012-09-12 02:40:36 -0600

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I have installed fedora 17 but also want to install windows 7 alongside fedora so i can use both OS s', how do I do it ?

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answered 2012-12-05 11:32:04 -0600

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I just went through the F17 + Win7 install without doing anything special... on a somewhat old laptop I installed F17 leaving half the 150 GB disk free.

Windows 7 found that available space and installed normally.

Out of the box, the next reboot brought the grub menu with Windows 7 as the last option in the list. The boot defaults to F17, but Win 7 is loaded & runs well at will if I choose it from there.

No need to go into editing grub/grub2 or anything else was needed. Hope this helps.

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answered 2012-09-12 08:37:23 -0600

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Make free space, install windows 7. This will probably remove the grub2 bootloader that fedora installs. Reinstall it using the information here:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Grub2#Tasks_.2F_Common_issues

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