So I bought a Dell Inspiron N5110 with Windows 7 from Best Buy a year or so ago and I installed Ubuntu Linux on it. I would like to install Windows Vista over Ubuntu for development purposes. How can I create a dual boot or install Vista over it? I have the Windows Vista Home Premium x86 dvd-rom. Can someone please help me?
I would start with this - they are very easy tutorials to follow:
Alternatively if you want just Vista, follow my wiki A Clean Install of Windows Vista. p.s. would you not be better with Windows 7 opposed to Vista? For development purposes, I think it will be better to work with 7 as 7 is more commonly used than Vista.
If the machine has a Windows 7 COA with a readable product key you may use retail media and phone activation. In this case I refer you to my wiki A Clean Install of Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Downloads.
Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.
I use older software which isn't compatible with Windows 7 or has various bugs when running on it so I would rather use Vista instead. :-)
I bought a Dell Inspiron N5220 with ubuntu 11.10 on it. I would like to install Windows Vista over Ubuntu for develoopment purposes. How can I create a dual boot or install Vista over it? I have the Windows Vista 32bit Home Premium x86 dvd-rom. Can someone please help me?
I can't see any mention of the Inspiron N5220 on the Dell ftp website or the Drivers and Downloads Page...