An operating system from the Windows NT family of operating systems from Microsoft, released in 2009 and the successor of Windows Vista.

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Windows 7 screen does not shows after dual booting of my Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Core i3 Laptop

I recently tried to dual boot my Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Core i3 laptop (64 bit) using Ubuntu 16.4 which already had Windows 7 on installed. The process of dual booting completed successfully but when ...
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Grub disappeared after installing Windows 7 [on hold]

I'm aware that this question has been asked before. The problem is that the answers are not detailed enough or are based on obsolete information. I am not an expert on Linux command line. I just ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu/Win7/ (Ubuntu was installed first) Updating Ubuntu version to latest Format C [on hold]

I have a Dual-Boot Ubuntu/Win7/ System on my old laptop, with Ubuntu installed first, I then updated and edited my version to a text-only Linux-based version, for some reason... Now I need to Update ...
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Failure when booting Ubuntu Live USB on Windows 7

When I try to boot an Ubuntu Live USB on my new computer (with Windows 7), it will allow me to select the language, but then it freezes. Then when I forcibly shut it down and restart, my computer ...
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I cannot boot into windows 7 after installing ubuntu. BIOS-Boot partition error [duplicate]

I've been scratching my head for hours, and am completely lost. I have ubuntu installed on a separate drive, and 5 other drives I use with windows 7. I ran Boot-Repair with "Recommended Repair" and ...
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windows 7 shutdown unexpectedly with ubuntu dual boot

I have installed ubuntu 16 a while ago, and since then my windows shutdown every now and then, but never when I'm working on it. In addition I used gparted to resize my windows partitions, if it ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 ultimate. Windows 7 got corrupted so I had to reinstall Windows 7. When I had the system dual booting when Windows wasn't corrupted, it used to ask ...
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Installing ubuntu 16.04 studio on a samsung 30034c 300e5c 300e7c

I have a samsung 30034c 300e5c 300e7c 64 bits with a BIOS: Phoenix SC-T v2.2. Recently i install Ubuntu Studio 16.04 on an external hard drive, i was able to open the BIOS with f2 and every time i ...
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Why does an error box with “Virtual Disk Manager | Access is denied.” appear when I try to delete Ubuntu partitions?

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu from a dual- boot system with Windows 7. According to the Howtogeek tutorial on this, I need to delete the Ubuntu partitions from the computer. When I side- click them ...
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Not able to run dual boot ubuntu, getting only “grub4dos” command prompt

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on separate partition on same hard disk where Windows 7 is a already installed, using following instructions: Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS without losing Windows 7 ...
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DualBoot Win7 Xubuntu 16.04 made Windows unbootable, suggestions?

I recently bought an Asus FX550JX-DM265T that came with Windows 10 on a GPT partition by default ; I disabled SecureBoot and FastBoot, I installed Windows 7 with a LiveUSB by formatting all partitions ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (and 14.04) do not recognize harddrive for installation

My Hardware: Motherboard ASRock N68C-S (with latest BIOS) Some SSD Drive BIOS is in IDE Mode (There is IDE and RAID as an Option) Currently there is Windows 7 installed, I want to install Ubuntu and ...
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Can't detect hard drive partitions?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 alongside windows 7 but I can't figure out how to detect all the disk partitions I have already built in Windows. I have done a primary NTFS 30GB disk partition ...
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How to merge GRUB with Windows loader

My system has Windows 7 pre-installed, I later created a new partition and install Ubuntu 14.04, recently I just install Windows 10 in another partition. Everything went fine except that GRUB ...
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How do I fix Dell Lat. D630 Laptop clock gains 5 hours coming out of Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS back to Win 7 Pro? [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS alongside Win 7 Pro last night and both times I have rebooted to Windows 7 the clock has been ~ 5 hours fast. The clock indicates correctly in Ubuntu and I selected the ...
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Unable to access internet on Vmware

I have a Windows 7 host, and Ubuntu 16.04 as a guest operating system over VMware, I've been trying for a few days and have been unable to access the internet over the guest operating system. My ...
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How do I stop the Ubuntu options menu from automatically appearing every time I start the computer? [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ubuntu on my flash drive, but I accidentally installed it on a library computer. It runs alongside the original OS (windows 7), but every time somebody starts the computer, the ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 running alongside Windows 7 (preferably without using a cd)?

I was trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my flash drive, but it installed on the computer (at a public library) that I was using (although the computer still runs Windows 7). The librarians asked me to ...
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Installing Ubuntu to USB stick 'File is broken'

I've been trying to install Ubuntu to my usb but every time i try, while its extracting the files on every file it says 'File is broken' next to it. I downloaded the Ubuntu file. Its named ubuntu-16....
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dual boot system … windows recovery problem!

I have an HP-pavilion g6 laptop with windows 7 installed & there is a recovery partition for it. after I Installed Ubuntu 14.04 (with dual boot) I couldn't recover my windows (when entering the ...
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Installed memory in Windows 7 guest machine in VirtualBox

My virtualbox guest machine (windows 7) is setted to have 6GB allocated memory, it is the half that my host machine has(Host machine is xubuntu with 12GB of RAM), my question is: after running windows ...
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How do I return to my OEM, I'm currently using 16.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 but I'd like to return to Windows. There is no recovery folder.
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Windows 7 option not visible in Grub after installation of Ubuntu

Before asking here, I have checked lots of options mentioned here in this portal, but got no success. So, I was using Windows 7 first, later yesterday I try to dual boot Ubuntu. Now, in Grub it is ...
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I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10

I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10, everything seemed fine untill the laptop restarted and I got the black command screen saying grub rescue. All ...
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How do I re-enable input devices in Windows 7 while dualbooting with Ubuntu? [closed]

I decided that it would be most useful to me to have both Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my machine, and dualbooted correctly (I think) to have both fully functional (initially). I installed Windows 7 and, ...
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will upgrading Win 7 to 10 affect Ubuntu

Finally they've got me. I have to upgrade Win 7 to 10. Not happy about it, but I have little choice. I'm running at the moment a dual boot Ubuntu & Win 7. I have to upgrade Ubuntu as well (15 -->...
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Had win7 and Ubuntu 16.01 on separate drives - downgraded to ubuntu 14.01 and now win7 isnt appearing in Grub

I have 2 separate SSDs - one with windows 7 and the other with Ubuntu 14.04. I originally installed Ubuntu 16.01 on one drive and then Windows 7 on the next. When I did this, grub picked up the ...
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How to install Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled? [closed]

How to install Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled? New notebook come with Ubuntu preinstalled. I want replace Ubuntu with Windows 7 (not dual boot). I have Windows 7 .iso image on DVD. ...
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Windows7 - Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot setup

I have been using EasyBcd to create a dual boot menu for my Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I had it set up yesterday fine, but tried to go another route (which failed), so I tired reverting ...
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Is it possible to fully install ubuntu instead of dual booting it with windows 7 [duplicate]

After i dual booted Ubuntu on my laptop i noticed things haven't been right on my windows 7 OS and some programs that i'm trying to download on my ubuntu os is not working because of the other OS ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu - confusing partition layout

Yesterday I made a 20 GB partition on my win7 drive, and started installing Ubuntu on it from a USB drive. The installation had just broke, computer restarted and I got a message Your boot files are ...
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Can't get Windows 7 USB to work

UEFI BIOS, Hero VII, Xubuntu on a 120GB SSD trying to install Windows 7 on a 2TB HDD I've used WinUSB, UNetBootin, and sudo dd [bs=4M] to straight burn the USB. I can mount the ISO and copy the files,...
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Will Ubuntu on Local disk D be affected when I reinstall Windows 7 on Local Disk C

I have Windows 7(Primary OS) and Ubuntu on my laptop. I have a problem with my wireless so I intend to reinstall Windows on "Local disk C". If I reinstall Windows, will it affect my Ubuntu OS ...
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Can Wine run windows 7 apps?

I'm playing Euro trucks and it needs windows 7. However, Wine hasn't windows 7 version and the game has many bugs. I can't play that game very well. how can I do it?
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Ubuntu dual boot with Windows 7 having partitioned before hand

Prior to Ubuntu installation I partitioned my drive with the Windows Disk Manager, created unallocated space of around 30gb, then proceeded to boot into the Ubuntu cd. However, during installation I ...
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Cant install Unetbootin 494 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (trying to make a bootable windows usb)

Invalid ur:'/home/owner/Dekstop/unetbootin-linux-494' given exiting no ':' in the uri Also if any other suggestions on how to make a windows bootable drive on ubuntu please tell me
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Error Removing Ubuntu + Grub and reverting back to using Windows MBR

I Partitioned my hard disk back some time ago to install Ubuntu on it as I needed it for a college project. It became a bit of a pain when I finished my project when I had to select my OS each time I ...
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No internet on Virtualbox (Windows 7 as guest, Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS as host)

I've searched all over the net and found an interesting post about it on No internet connection on Virtualbox (Windows 7 as guest, ubuntu 13.04 as host). But unfortunately this did not work for ...
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BIOS clock getting changed by Ubuntu - cant sync time with BIOS [duplicate]

I recently installed version Windows7 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 and noticed that despite the time zone being in the correct setting (Pacific Standard time), that the Clock Was off by several hours in ...
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Windows 7 Full Backup w/ “Disk” Utility - Does It work?

I have two OSs installed on my box: Windows 7 and the latest Linux Mint. Those are installed on separate drives. Can I make a full system backup of Windows 7 using Disk Utility on Linux Mint? I found ...
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windows7 doesnt boot after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have Installed Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) after installing windows7. Now the problem is that when I choose Windows7 loader in dual boot options, it just restarts again back to dual boot menu. I am able to ...
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Windows not showing on Grub menu & won't load without USB thumb drive attached

I recently installed windows 7 alongside my Ubuntu installation but am having some trouble getting things to boot properly. There are two issues (probably related).. First thing is that there just ...
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windows 7 USB boot disk wont read

I have been trying with numerous methods to install Windows 7 alongside my 14.04 Ubuntu installation (64bit) which has a UEFI boot system, but none of the methods have worked yet.Here are some of the ...
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Dualboot WIN7 <--> Ubuntu 16.04 after starting win7 GRUB wont load/work

Windows was installed first. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from a live USB and everything worked. Laptop started and GRUB showed up with options to boot into Ubuntu or Windows 7. When booting into ...
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Can't change display resolution : nVidia GT610

I was using Win7. But on Ubuntu 16.04 I get bad performance in every single game, no matter how old it is. So I thought I could add a lower custom resolution to improve the performance. Tried ...
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Windows 10 disables drive access?

I had installed windows 7 on one drive, and ubuntu 14.04 on another external drive. I always had full access on my third drive, that is used for all the other stuff, games, images, etc. Yesterday I ...
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What is the best way to upgrade to Windows 10 on dual-boot machine? [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot desktop Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04. The computer was supplied with Windows 7 installed and UEFI disabled for me to install Linux, which I eventually succeeded in doing. Later I ...
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install win7 theme to ubuntu 16.04

I'm totally new to ubuntu, installed version 16.04 and having trouble finding my way out. tried just about all possible way to make ubuntu look like windows 7. every way I tried was missing something, ...
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Triple Boot: Win 7, Win 10, Ubuntu: How to uninstall Win 7 without disturbing Grub and Win 10 Boot Loader?

As the question states. I'd like to completely remove my Windows 7 OS partition, and maintain the other two Os'es, i.e. Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I know that issues can arise that disturb the boot ...
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Create Windows 7 bootable usb without unetbootin, winusb, or ms-sys?

How can I create a bootable windows 7 usb without Unetbootin, winusb, or ms-sys? It is the windows 7 ultimate sp1 disc. I have tried the following: using gparted, create ntfs partition manually ...