Going back to Vista from Ubuntu, or Dual boot.

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  1. Gettwobirdsstone
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    I went to Ubuntu a few years ago, full installation, and now I want to go back to Vista. I've tried formatting the entire HDD to NTFS, no go. Even if I could install a dual boot with vista I'd be happy. Problem with the dual boot, mostly all the instructions have you install vista first, then ubuntu. I know I need to fix my grub. Also my step father only burnt the Vista installation discs, and kept the originals, So I don't have diskpart.exe to fix my mbr boot to install vista. If you need more info to help just ask. I'm on 14.04.3 LTS Ubuntu 32 bit.
     
  2. Xenon Hacks

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    Why not windows 10?
     
  3. Gettwobirdsstone
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    I only have the Vista install discs. And I'm not buying 10 to put on a 2001 gateway laptop, and hope that it runs.
     
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    Oh so weak PC that makes some sense kind of, though windows 10 is the least demanding of the recent windows OS's. Also you don't need to "buy" 10 you can just burn a legit copy from M$ and hacktivate it.
     
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    http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/ usually does for me if I have some complicated windows booting setup and do not fancy putting grub right after the fact.
     
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    Windows 10 is less demanding than Vista. At least go with Windows 7. Vista wasn't great when it came out and it hasn't aged well.
     
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    I have keys for every windows, unused and legal(can give proof) send me a pm and i can send you keys
     
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    You can't sell keys on gbatemp
     
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    I'm not selling, I'm giving away msdn keys.
     
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    I assume these are MKes?