Windows 10: Is it possible to reinstall windows without messing up my linux partitions?

Discus and support Is it possible to reinstall windows without messing up my linux partitions? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I've repurposed my windows for just VR gaming and I want to wipe all the useless bloat I've installed over the years quickly. But my main concern is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/A_Random_Lantern, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Is it possible to reinstall windows without messing up my linux partitions?


    I've repurposed my windows for just VR gaming and I want to wipe all the useless bloat I've installed over the years quickly. But my main concern is that it will mess up my boot loader (systemd-boot) and linux partitions. I should note that all drives are GPT.

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    /u/A_Random_Lantern, Nov 22, 2020
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  2. xfire Win User

    remove linux and reinstall vista ultimate

    Ubuntu=Live CD->7 installation steps where partitioning is done automaticall.
    Windows= Many steps+ selecting the drive to instal to.

    and the part where you said you should never make linux your sole OS angered me.
    Also, you can install windows over linux and then put grub back to make it dual boot. Just use gparted to resize the drive. Then install windows on the new partition. Use super grub disk to restore grub.
     
    xfire, Nov 22, 2020
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  3. dazed554 Win User
    College to teach Linux over windows

    There would be no problem installing 64bit linux along side 32bit windows(I have done this several times).

    No, you do not need one of those special runs on windows versions. Any distro will do, personally I like Fedora and Ubuntu.

    I would suggest that before you install linux use vista's disk manager to shrink your vista partition and then during the linux install select the option to use the free space(I have always done it this way rather than messing with the vista partition in the linux install).
     
    dazed554, Nov 22, 2020
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  4. W1zzard Win User

    Is it possible to reinstall windows without messing up my linux partitions?

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Nov 22, 2020
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