Wubi installed Ubuntu: want to keep the dual boot for ubuntu but reinstall windows

Asked by Tejas Patil on 2012-10-06

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the windows installer (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer).
I want to reinstall the Windows copy by removing the old one. Will this hamper the boot process for Ubuntu ?
Here is my configuration:
c: Windows 7
d: data
e: ubuntu

I have configured everything on ubuntu and dont want to reistall it again. After formatting C and installling windows again, i want that the existing Ubuntu instance should be accessible from boot options.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

There is some reason to keep ubuntu installed under Windows ? (not suggested)

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Tejas Patil (tejas-aaa) said :

There is no specific reason. My laptop came with windows 7 and as it was licensed, I preferred not to delete it and install ubuntu on some different drive. I used the windows installer installing ubuntu as it was quite easy and faster.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

When you have reinstalled Windows, don't use all the available space and leave free space. You can then install Ubuntu to the free space. This will make a dual boot OS and it will run much better. You can restore userdata from your backups

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