This page documents how to reinstall Microsoft Windows without losing Ubuntu.


If Ubuntu is installed the standard way (outside Windows)

  • Backup your documents on an external disk (or DVDs...)
  • Reinstall Windows
  • Restore GRUB (eg via Boot-Repair)

If Ubuntu is installed inside Windows (via the Wubi installer)

  • Backup your documents
  • Backup the wubi files (generally located in C:\ubuntu\disks\)
  • Either:

- migrate Ubuntu outside Windows, then reinstall Windows, then restore GRUB (eg via Boot-Repair).

- Or reinstall Windows, then reinstall Wubi and restore the Wubi files.

See also

CategoryLive CategoryBackupRecovery CategoryBootAndPartition CategoryInstallation CategoryBootAndPartition

ReinstallWindowsWithoutLosingUbuntu (last edited 2012-07-18 09:06:28 by yannubuntu)