Current state I'm using both - Ubuntu (installed via Wubi on the same drive as Windows) and Windows 7 - quite frequently. I just bought the upgrade to Windows 8 and was curious to try it out, however I'm quite insecure whether Windows 8's "secure boot" will exclude my current Ubuntu installation and if it's even possible to keep it.

So... is there any way to upgrade to Windows 8 without overwriting Ubuntu? (I really don't want to reinstall it, as a lot of customization has been done here and taking backups and all would get pretty wearing (same case for Windows 7 - if possible, I'd like to keep my files))

This is not a dublicate of Installing Windows 8 over Windows 7 with Ubuntu installed using wubi? because this question only deals with the case when Ubuntu has been installed on (e.g.) D:\ (while Windows is being installed on C:\)

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    Actually, this is a duplicate of the previous question because it does not matter if Ubuntu is installed on C:\ or D:\ In fact, in the accepted answer, Ubuntu is installed via wubi on C:\ That answer gives the steps to properly upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8, retaining the wubi installed Ubuntu. – PJC Nov 10 '12 at 9:26
  • But in the answer he only writes about the D:\ drive - I don't get it :( > ...you mean that it's installed in an image inside your D drive...If that's the case...[long answer 1] > In the example Ubuntu was installed directly in the C partition, I suspect that if you have it installed in the D drive the boot code will be in D too...[long answer 2] In both cases he refers to the fact, that something is on the `D:` drive - I don't even have one! – Peter Nov 10 '12 at 9:43
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    Hi, I'm the one who wrote that answer, I detailed the procedure answering the original question where Ubuntu was installed in the D drive; that's why I mention D. As PJC says the installation I had in the virtual machine was actually done in C, you don't even have to have a D drive. Just follow the steps 1-6 below "This would be the procedure to do it:" – Xandy Nov 10 '12 at 10:15
  • @peat-ar "In the example Ubuntu was installed directly in the C partition..." - so, the solution given was for Ubuntu in C:\, which is your case. The question was about D:\ but the solution given was for C:\ (though it should work identically for D:). – PJC Nov 10 '12 at 10:16
  • Ok, sry for the misunderstanding - thx a lot :) – Peter Nov 10 '12 at 12:25

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