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Restoring previous Windows 7 data after a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Sorry if this has been asked before. Hope you'll bear with Linux newbie.... Fairly new to Ubuntu. Installed it on my desktop previously running win7. I backed up my data in the C partition and ...
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How do I reinstall Windows? [duplicate]

A short while ago I installed Ubuntu and hoped to dual-boot with Windows 8.1, but it couldn't detect Windows. I skipped it and erased Windows to add Ubuntu, but now I want Windows back on (I heard ...
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1answer
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How do i make a stand-alone hard drive partition?

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install Windows. But I don't want my Windows files to be accessible from Ubuntu and vice-versa. I want to work as if I am on two different systems ...
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38 views

Dual Boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04 hybrid drive [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed along with some programs and files, I want to see what I need to do in order to install Windows 8.1 alongside ubuntu. I have a boot partition along with my root and a folder in ...
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2answers
44 views

What tools can resize the partition where Windows7 resides?

On my laptop, I have Windows 7 installed on /windows-c, and my partitions / and /windows-d are running low. How can I arrange more space for these two partitions from /windows-c? Gparted output: ...
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1answer
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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for ...
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About transferring ubuntu bootsector

How can I transfer ubuntu BOOTSECTOR into windows loader partition? I went to this link [http://pw999.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/windows-7-linux-dualboot-using-bcd-instead-of-grub/][1] But was not ...
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2answers
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Problem with partitions (deleted all of them)

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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1answer
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remove ubuntu and install windows 8

I want to remove my version of Ubuntu and install win 8 ,but when I go through win8 installation and choose custom I found ( in the window of choosing partitions that "windows can not installed on ...
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2answers
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Windows not detected. OS fails to boot

I have seen very similar topics and some solutions throughout the website. But I think none of the questions are asked along with enough details. So here I go. I wanted to Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS ...
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1answer
47 views

I deleted all of my partitions [duplicate]

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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1answer
81 views

install windows 7 and ubuntu on the same partition

i was wondering if i could install windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive partition.. when i select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows " it creates another partition to install Ubuntu int... but ...
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Can I reformat a disk partition in order to install Windows alongside Ubuntu?

I have a HP Pavailion G6 laptop which came preinstalled with Windows 8, but I tried Ubuntu and fell in love with it. I removed Windows to get more room for Ubuntu. The real problem arose when I needed ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
30 views

Need help getting on windows and uninstalling ubuntu [duplicate]

Im using a Hp pavilion dm1 and I installed ubuntu using a usb stick because my laptop doesnt have a disk drive, I installed ubuntu on a new partition and chose to copy my files to it when installing. ...
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1answer
87 views

Need advice on size of Root Partition for latest Ubuntu or Ubuntu clone distro? [duplicate]

I have two Hard Drives a Samsung 750Gigs and a Western Digital Green 2 TB. My current partition scheme consists of only 3 NTFS partitions: 750: C: 75 Gigs Windows 7 Home Premium D: 675 Gigs ...
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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 ...
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windows install can't find hard drive after uninstalling ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have a dell xps gen 5, which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and put VirtualBox on to have windows available. It worked fine, till a "recommended update". VirtualBox no longer worked and Ubuntu kept ...
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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 ...
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1answer
55 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 ...
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2answers
103 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 ...
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33 views

Ubuntu installer not picking up Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. In the installer the "Install alongside" option is not there so I clicked "something else". I have been all over Google and Youtube. When other people click ...
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2answers
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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2answers
808 views

No PARTITIONs found while installing, dual-boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04

SOLVED: See OP's Answer below I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I have a laptop that has been through various dual-boot configs. At one point, I was only running Linux Mint. ...
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1answer
71 views

Installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 without partitioning

My disk partitions are as follow: c:6.88/49.1GB d:159/270GB e:239/292GB f:164/319GB Windows 8 is running from c: The problem is that windows doesn't allow me to partition my disk ...
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29 views

Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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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 ...
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Weird Ubuntu Desktop Boot Partition On External Hard Drive

I have a Thinkpad with Windows 7. Last time I installed an Ubuntu/Windows dual boot, Windows was never same after and regularly got corrupted so this time, I installed Ubuntu on a separate external ...
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1answer
106 views

Installing problems with 14.04 alongside Windows 7

I've tried to install 14.04 with a DVD. First the 64-bit version. It went all fine until I was asked how I wanted it installed. I chose alongside Windows 7, and it asked me to remove the installation ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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58 views

Problem when trying to install Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to dual a new PC I just got that comes with an Asus motherboard. First thing I done was disabled secure booth and fast booth . Then I shrunk the partion in Windows 8. Then I went to ...
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sharing FAT partition on external SSD setup with windows

I am having a problem getting some storage space. Let me start by saying I am running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a external Solid State hard drive so I can access my work from multiple computers. I ...
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Is there a way to recover even some files from a windows partition which has been replaced with ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using windows and when I tried to install ubuntu alongside with windows it accidently replaced windows and I lost all my ntfs partitions. But using testdisk I could retrieve my partitions except ...
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NTFS formatted hard disk's partitions not visible in Windows. Although they are visible in Linux

I have two hard disks. HD1 has two partitions - a NTFS partitions with windows 8.1 and an ext3 with Ubuntu 14.04. HD2 has 4 NTFS partitions. Both of the disks (all partitions) are visible on Ubuntu ...
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How to shrink my current Windows partition from ubuntu?

Was wondering how I could shrink my Windows partition on my dual boot setup, considering I no longer need much space for it. I've heard of gparted, not sure if that is fit for the job. Thanks!
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Lost Windows while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I needed a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I googled and followed the steps and got it done, but the Grub was not visible, so I made a reinstall and selected the option of deleting the previous ...
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4answers
153 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 ...
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Mounting “swap” partition containing my old windows files

Before upgrading to this wonderful Ubuntu OS, I had Windows 8.1 with 2 partitions (one for the OS and one for my data). I made myself a bootable usb using Ubuntu's instructions, plugged it in and ...
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2answers
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Libre Office can't access Windows partition [closed]

In Lubuntu, Libre Office can't open any files from my C partition (dual boot with Windows XP). Abiword on the other hand, does do the trick. Xnview and VLC player have the same problem. How is this ...
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1answer
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Using part of an external hard drive for ubuntu and another part for windows

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on, partioned as 150gig for ubuntu and 2gig for swap space. The remaining memory is free. What I am wanting to do is use the ...
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Windows 7 partitions lost after installing [duplicate]

There was a system with dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04. I chose option "purge Ubuntu 12.04 and install Ubuntu 14.04 over" or something like this. Then i can't see any partitions with Windows ...
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1answer
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Installing a partition of Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu

I originally had a laptop with Windows 8, but I wiped it and installed Strictly Ubuntu. However, I am realizing that there are some tasks that are better suited towards Windows. I was looking to Dual ...
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Deleting Windows Partition, Allocating space to Linux

I have a 500GB drive allocated in half for Linux and Windows. But, I've decided to get rid of Windows and stay with Linux. I have GParted and I can delete the Windows partition, but I can't seem to ...
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2answers
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Repairing Windows 8 Installation via Ubuntu [duplicate]

My HDD is on its verge of death and I have Windows 8 installed on it. I have some pretty important files there that I need to take to the Ubuntu side. My Ubuntu installation is on its separate ...
0
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1answer
38 views

Windows partition after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu on a computer with Windows 7. During installation, I chose the option to remove Windows 7. I had three partitions on my HDD: C,D and E. I thought Ubuntu would install the OS to the ...
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0answers
24 views

Ubuntu don't recognize windows7 partitions [duplicate]

I have a MacBookPro9,2 and I have installed windows7 64bits: "C" partition: Windows7 64bits; "D" partition: NTFS for Data; Free space to install Ubuntu 14.04; The problem is when I try to install ...
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1answer
153 views

Destroyed windows partition

My sister was trying to install ubuntu on her laptop, on partitioning time she chose the automatic resize option, the problem is that now her windows partition is lost. I'm not sure of the options ...
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Opening Ubuntu partition in Windows 7

I'm curious, is it possible to be logged on to my windows 7 partition, then from there also use Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, say through a window or something along those lines? Because I have all of ...
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0answers
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How to get Ubuntu 13.10 to recognise Windows 8.1 during install [duplicate]

Current system: I have installed Windows 8.1, and would like some guidance on installing Ubuntu so that the system is dual boot. My drive looks like the following, (after installing Windows) on ...
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1answer
184 views

Access Windows XP files from Ubuntu 12.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04, dual boot with Windows XP, and I would now like to access my Windows XP files from Ubuntu. How do I do so? My Ubuntu desktop menu does not have 'Applications', ...