Reinstall Windows on system with WinXP and OpenSUSE

Hello!

I have installed OpenSUSE and WinXP on dual boot.
Everything work fine, but WinXP is not…emm…how to say, “official”.
Since i am planning to run a some busines, i want to replace my existing non licensed Win with genuine Windows 7 to avoid lawsuit in my country.
Upgrade from WinXP to W7 is not possible, W7 on my system need a clean install.
Is there any way to do this and there be no need to completely reinstall SUSE?
I am mostly usin OpenSUSE for work, Win only for a few apps for wich i not found Linux alternatives.
I am installed a lot of stuff on SUSE, and i am NOT wery happy to do this all again.

My system have two physical discs, IDE0(200 GB - two partitions, one for OS and another for data) with Win and IDE1(160 GB), also with two partitions, one for SUSE and one free(empty)
SUSE is installed on LVM mode.

I also have another question - on SUSE all Windows partitions and files on them are visible and accessible, i can work with them.
On Windows, disks and partitions under SUSE are not visible.
Is there any way to make this visible and accessible on Windows?

Thank you for answers.

Choose the existing XP partition to install win7
Install win7

Then follow this guide:
Re-Install Grub Quickly with Parted Magic

*Be sure to get the Parted Magic from the guide

On 08/06/2011 07:26 AM, glock356 wrote:
>
> I also have another question - on SUSE all Windows partitions and files
> on them are visible and accessible, i can work with them.
> On Windows, disks and partitions under SUSE are not visible.
> Is there any way to make this visible and accessible on Windows?

no…it is not possible for Windows to view or use anything on any Linux
formatted partition…


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!

OK, i do this.
Installed W7 on partition where is WXP - OK.
Download and burn ISO of Parted Magic from your link.
Reboot PC with CD - OK.
Start RoxTerm - OK to this step

Terminal: (hd0,1)
My type root (hd0,1)

Then

Terminal: unrecognizef file system(or something like that, not remember exactly)
My type: setup (hd0,1)
Terminal cannot mount selected disk(or something like that, not remember exactly)

I quit.(WTF??)

I then do this - put installation DVD in drive, reboot and select Update.
It take over 15 minutes!, but result is OK - i am now able to run dual boot W7 and SUSE.