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    Default Installing windows after SLED 11

    Hello!
    So I just bought a new HP probook 470 GO wich had a pre-installed SLED 11. And i have an .iso file for Windows 8. So my question is, can i install windows on this preinstalled Suse Linux?

    Thanks for help
    (newbie)

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    Default Re: Installing windows after SLED 11

    On 2013-12-28 22:56, AljazX wrote:
    >
    > Hello!
    > So I just bought a new HP probook 470 GO wich had a pre-installed SLED
    > 11. And i have an .iso file for Windows 8. So my question is, can i
    > install windows on this preinstalled Suse Linux?


    You have to ask that on the SLED forum. These are the openSUSE forums. The same login/pass as here
    works there, but it is a different site, and different product, and different support. There is also
    an HP chap who answers sometimes.

    Try:

    Code:
    suse.com/forum
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    Default Re: Installing windows after SLED 11

    Quote Originally Posted by AljazX View Post
    Hello!
    So I just bought a new HP probook 470 GO wich had a pre-installed SLED 11. And i have an .iso file for Windows 8. So my question is, can i install windows on this preinstalled Suse Linux?

    Thanks for help
    (newbie)
    Hi!

    Usually it is recommended to 1st install windows, and Linux afterwards.

    Take that serious.

    Windows wants to have space for more than one partition.

    How do you want to provide space for these ?

    And windows 8 wants to have secure boot, usually.

    Do you want to replace the existing boot loader by a windows 8 boot loader ?

    Do you think that this one takes care of any Linux ??

    Further, I don't know if the windows installer has any tools to resize any existing partitions.

    But that as well isn't a Linux question, rather a question to a windows forum !

    My personal advice:
    Don't put your running SLED at risk.

    Good luck
    Mike

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    Default Re: Installing windows after SLED 11

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    Code:
    suse.com/forum
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    Carlos E. R.
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    That link is incorrect. The SLES/SLED forums are at: https://forums.suse.com/
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Installing windows after SLED 11

    On 2013-12-29 12:26, hcvv wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2612125 Wrote:
    >>
    >>>

    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > > >

    > > suse.com/forum
    > >

    > --------------------


    > That link is incorrect. The SLES/SLED forums are at:
    > https://forums.suse.com/


    I tried it before posting, it works. It is redirected to novell, but it works.

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