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1answer
19 views

Running an old version of some software

I don't want to mingle in any backstory, but all that needs to be known is that I have a computer with Ubuntu on it and I am trying to install Windows 8 from an ISO. I am using the guide that can be ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

How do I remove Ubuntu completely and install Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Computer. I completely deleted my Windows 7 (which I had previously installed). Now I have changed my mind and I wish to install Windows 7 again and I am having ...
0
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2answers
48 views

Installing Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Here's what I have done: - created bootable flash drive with Ubuntu installer - created a partition ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Triple-boot Ubuntu Question

I am a new user to Ubuntu and Linux overall, and wanted to install Ubuntu on my older pc. But I wanted to ask how to do it since I have a specific partition setup on it. So as of now, I have dual-boot ...
0
votes
3answers
51 views

I can't find the Ubuntu installer for Windows so that I can dual boot

This question may be very naive and silly, but i was reading up on downloading Ubuntu on my Windows 7 device so that i could dual boot, and use programs on Windows 7, as well as use Ubuntu. This ...
0
votes
2answers
35 views

Windows not booting after boot-repair

My laptop had Ubuntu pre-installed in it. I installed Windows 7 from USB by following the steps from How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? Windows booted fine before I ran ...
0
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0answers
22 views

I need to boot windows but it's on a separate partition

I had windows 7 and the Windows 7 booter will not boot windows. The windows boot loader files are there and I want to try getting the Linux booter to load the windows boot loader files. Please Help!
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0answers
174 views

When i attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from USB, after the restart in the 5th step, it boots back up into windows 7 (my current OS)!

When i attempt to boot from USB (my computer can do this), the Ubuntu boot screen shows up correctly. But when i attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, my computer restarts after choosing between ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try ...
2
votes
3answers
37 views

Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
1
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2answers
34 views

How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
2
votes
0answers
57 views

Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

deleted swap partition, WINDOWS doesn't work

Today i wanted to un install Kali, but i started from deleting swap partitions one 7.8gb and one 8.9gb (i did this in windows) I turned off the computer and to my surprise grub recovery came up. i ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Getting back to Windows XP [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus eee pc 1001px Netbook over Windows XP, but now I really need to get back to a native bootable Windows XP. I have the Windows installation CD but the machine won't ...
0
votes
2answers
54 views

Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Problem booting up [duplicate]

I tried downloading Ubuntu on my computer with Windows 8. I followed all the steps. I have it downloaded on my hard drive and on a flash drive, and I can't boot up from either of them. When I reboot ...
3
votes
6answers
225 views

EFI Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual-boot config with Windows 8.1 following the tutorial: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2227580 (I added an ext4 /home partition.) Even after step ...
1
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0answers
96 views

Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Windows will not load - Loops prepairing to repair windows) Asus ROG G750JW

I have windows 8 on my first drive which is 1 TB and Ubuntu on the secondary drive which is 500 GB. I attempted installing grub2 and updating. (See pictures below to see partitions) I followed this ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

UBUNTU LINUX 13.10 USB Boot Error

While I was trying to boot from my USB. After entering the choice of install UBUNTU alongside Windows. Then this Error shows up:GIVEN below and it again restarts nothing from Linux installation shows ...
1
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0answers
133 views

After install grub boot loader does not show

I' m having some trouble finalizing my Ubuntu setup. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 7 Acer, K95V and I just can't get to the boot loader. The current situation is that it just boots up ...
1
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0answers
34 views

cant boot windows 8 or ubuntu!

I 've recently bought a laptop with windows 8 and can't stand it. Though I need to keep it for some software I use at work.. I was advised to install ubuntu and have it set as dual boot. One ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

GRUB remains on drive after formatting , cant boot from cd/usb [duplicate]

I am trying to install Windows 7 on an old system, which had Ubuntu 12.10 on it. I accessed the drive with a cradle and deleted the partitions off of it, then formatted it to NTFS (For Windows). ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

grub rescue error… with Ubuntu not installed

When I started up my computer today, I got the following message: error: no such device: dad66471-5aec-4a42-ae06-18d4d003626a. grub rescue> I searched for this error, and it seems to be ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Can you Install Ubuntu From a USB on a Windows 8.1 Computer

I'm Having some problems installing Ubuntu on my Samsung Windows 8.1 computer. When I go into my BIOS setup menu, it doesn't have an option to boot from my USB. I am trying to download everything and ...
0
votes
2answers
254 views

Dual boot Windows 7 UEFI Raid with Ubuntu 14.04 Grub2 Problem

I used the intel Raid 0 to raid SSD #1 and #2 on raid 0 for video editing work, everything was good.I installed windows 7 64bit on an asus x79 deluxe motherboard on these raid 0 two ssds using ...
-1
votes
2answers
61 views

How to install Windows 8 Pro after installing ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in my Lenovo G505s Laptop and now I also want to install Windows 8 Pro. I have already done an ntfs partition through gParted Partion Editor in ubuntu. This is the same ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Win 8.1 won't boot

I have read alot about dual booting ubuntu and windows, but I have not seen an answer to my situation. I have an HP G17 laptop. I removed the HD and put in a 240 GB SSD and installed Win 8.1. Works ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

Can't read Ubuntu partition on Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Live CD, and it seemed to work. However, when I boot into Windows 8, it shows up as Unallocated space. When I use Gparted, it shows up properly. I wanted to use a ...
1
vote
1answer
206 views

How to boot Ubuntu after installing Windows using BootCamp

I have had the need to create a working Ubuntu 64-bit and Windows 7 pro 64-bit dual booting system of late and decided my Macbook Pro 8.2 15". I had previously removed the Mac OS X from it as it was ...
-1
votes
1answer
64 views

Ubuntu bought a knife and sliced my desktop

I was about to choose the "your country"-part. Browsing firefox and writing a question and did everything right. And suddenly THIS happened: I can't start Ubuntu anymore because this keeps ...
0
votes
2answers
206 views

How to change the SATA Mode from AHCI to IDE to install Windows XP for dual boot? (Ubuntu installed first) [closed]

Good day guys, I just installed ubuntu and it replaced my current OS Windows 7 Ultimate. Now I want to go back to windows and try to install XP but now I'm unable to install ANY VERSION OF WINDOWS ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Can't boot windows anymore?

Installed xubuntu, restart computer, and it instantly boots up into xubuntu, when usually I have the choice of booting into windows as well as an old installation of ubuntu I downloaded a long time ...
2
votes
3answers
501 views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of always running Ubuntu in “Try” mode?

I don't want to lose everything on my Windows, can I just not install it and always "try" Ubuntu? What are the disadvantages? What are the advantages? Thanks in advance.
0
votes
2answers
148 views

Installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS

On my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. Felt I needed to see the competition for myself to establish which was a better OS. So I followed the channels to dual boot. All seemed fine ...
0
votes
1answer
206 views

Unable to boot windows 8.1 after installing Kubuntu 14.04

I just installed Kubuntu 14.04, and I cannot boot into the previously installed Windows 8.1. As I read everywhere, this shouldn't be a problem: Kubuntu should recognize that Windows is there. But ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Ubuntu installer doesn't detect partition on Win7 (Warning: Can't have a partition outside the disk!) [duplicate]

I tried to look it up on the forum but I can't find a solution. I just got a PC laptop (I come from Mac…) installed Win7 and partition my hd in 3 parts, one for Win7, one unformatted for Ubuntu, and ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Attempted to dual boot with Windows and now can only run Ubuntu

Very recently, I decided to attempt to dual boot Ubuntu with my already installed windows 8. Everything worked perfectly, I manually set up disk partitions (this is all on 1 hard drive), and it loaded ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Booting windows after installing linux [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo ideapad S510p. First I installed Windows 8 on it. Then Ubuntu 14.04. But after installing Ubuntu, I can't boot windows 8. I installed GRUB2 but I don't know how to configure it. What ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Deleted Xubuntu Partition, Windows Will now not boot [duplicate]

I deleted the Xubuntu partition, hoping it would just delete Xubuntu and everything would be fine. But now it still boots to grub, and will not boot to windows. I have no idea how boot to Windows, ...
1
vote
1answer
487 views

Installing Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

So I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to dual boot it with Windows 8.1 and so first I installed my Ubuntu in my laptop and it is installed successfully(I think) so it's working well now I have my Windows ...
0
votes
4answers
86 views

Trying to boot from Windows CD goes to GRUB [closed]

I am trying to boot from disk using the Windows Installation CD, and I always get the GRUB menu. Here is the boot-repair. Is there any other information you would need? Booting from a GParted disk or ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

triple boot windows ubuntu and pear linux

what impact, if multiboot more than 2, ..? I now dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10 I would like to try the pear os but I was reluctant to remove the other os, .. what i have to reformat another ...
0
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0answers
32 views

No install alongside Windows option while installing ubuntu on triple boot

I am dual booting with Windows 8 and Windows 7 and I want to triple boot in third partition with ubuntu but i cannot find install alongside Windows option. Please help!
1
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1answer
227 views

Can't dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8.1

I know this isn't the first time anyone has asked this question , I have looked around but that didn't solve my problem. I recently purchased Toshiba c-50a , with preinstalled Windows 8.1. When I ...
1
vote
2answers
139 views

Can't enter windows after re-installing ubuntu 14 grub

I know there are a lot of threads with this problem, but still I can't find one that can actually help me. I was running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a dual-boot with the preinstalled windows 8.1 that came ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Repairing Windows 8 from Ubuntu USB boot [closed]

My student has a Windows 8 netbook (no cd/dvd drive) which reports "No operating system" when turned on. She has has a windows 8 repair dvd (not very useful without a drive!) and a copy of that dvd ...
1
vote
4answers
67 views

Can I Dual boot Windows? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu already installed on my computer that I just bought, and I have a copy of Windows 7. I like the feel of Ubuntu, and plan on trying it out, but I have many Windows-specific applications. ...
0
votes
1answer
142 views

How to install ubuntu 14.04 dual boot [duplicate]

i wanted to ask How to install Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot . i have windows 8.1 pre-installed and i downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 and i want to dual boot them . please tell me how do i do that. please do ...
0
votes
0answers
91 views

Cannot boot ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1

I have an Asus Q200E 64 bit laptop. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 (and the older versions) along with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for last 1 and half years. I recently updated Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. After ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

Windows 8.1 boot failure

I have a PC with a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint. Mistakenly I was playing with easyBCD. After that my PC is not booting. It has showed me a message about Windows startup failure. Luckily I ...