installing XP

Mike McMullin mwmcmlln at
Sun Feb 7 23:10:31 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-02-07 at 10:51 -0500, Gary Kirkpatrick wrote:
> Looks like the wifes laptop is on the way to a major repair so we will
> be sharing for a while.  She insists on using windows.  When I install
> XP it will windows wipe the entire disk, forcing me to reinstall?  Any
> way to save any of my ubuntu settings?  I do not have an external
> drive with me but I do have a CD-DVD rw drive.
> Any way to wipe wifes decision making sector and replace parts of it
> with ones I prefer?  Is there a special Linux program for this?
> Thanks to all you fabulous people!  I really appreciate this list!
> gary
> sorry about the lack of apostrophes.  Did not want to switch from the
> Spanish keyboard.  Maybe one of you can teach me how to switch back
> and forth more easily than using preferences-keyboard.  But thats for
> another post.

  If you have the proper license for it, then I'd suggest that you
install XP in virtualbox and show Her how to log in and launch XP, that
way you need not hose anything other than the VM after you get her
system back.

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