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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Can't Dual Boot into Windows 7 after Intalling Ubuntu 15.04

Usually before I load into an OS, I get the option menu to select Windows 7 or Recovery mode(I have thinkpadx220); Then I used Unetbootin, which appeared as the third option. After installing Ubuntu ...
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Adding Windows 7 to GRUB

hd0 - SSD drive with Xubuntu (bootable) hd1 - drive with Windows7 (not listed in GRUB) Boot info here. I have checked solutions provided e.g. here, but it's not working for me. I must have done ...
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grub(violet screen) did'nt apppear

previously i had windows 7 and windows xp.I formatted the drive containing windows xp .i installed ubuntu 15.04 through USB and allocated the previously formatted drive to it.ubuntu installed ...
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Dual Booted Laptop Win 7 & Ubuntu 14.04; Windows 10; Ubuntu choices?

Have a newer Acer laptop which can accept Windows 10 installation. Laptop currently dual booted with Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 14.04 Is it better to install Windows 10 and then use Boot ...
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Windows folder accessed from Ubuntu; now missing

I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 7 HB. I had (had since it's no visible in the Windows directory) a folder in Windows whose path was D:/Edu/MS/Semester 3 Summer. I have Windows 7 partitioned ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14 and accidently removed Windows 7

I wanted to install Unbuntu 14 alongside Windows 7 today (Windows was already installed). In the install menu i choose the "something else option" and gave Ubuntu 200 gb + 8gb for swap like 56mb for ...
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Three partitions after I dual booted ubuntu?

The first OS I had installed was Windows 7. I then dual booted ubuntu 15.04. After I go back into disk management in Windows 7, there shows 3 different partitions. My main windows 7, ubuntu, and a ...
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remote desktop from windows 7

I try to connect from windows 7 pro, to an ubuntu machine (14.4 LTS). I've installed xrdp and managed to connect to it (using username and password) from the windows rdp-client, the problem was that ...
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How to delete win7 and set Ubuntu into “real” space?

I'm using dual OS (Windows and Ubuntu) Now I'm really interesting with Ubuntu, and I wanna delete Win7, but when I set up Ubuntu, I use the virtual space.. How to delete Win7 and merge Ubuntu into ...
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Windows 7 installed on ubuntu but system not able to boot windows

I have recently installed windows 7 on ubuntu.. This is how I did it- first I made a ntfs partition for my windows 7 installation, then I made a bootable usb from an iso file of windows 7 , and I ...
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Install GRUB on the MBR of an HDD inside a Win7 machine

Install GRUB on the MBR of an HDD (non-boot, it's just IN THERE) inside a Win7 machine. It must be very simple. I just failed to successfully google my problem. I dont want dual boot, I dont want to ...
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“Disk is likely to fail soon”

After like one month trying to fix my laptop (first was reinstalling Windows 8.1 like few times), I was using Ubuntu as backup (dual boot). Now, as I was trying to install Windows 7 (I really hate ...
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A new SSD with copied partitions and UEFI dual bootable

I got DELL Inspiron 5521 notebook with 1Tb spinning drive /dev/sda which holds several partitions, Win7 among them on /dev/sda5 and Ubuntu root partition on /dev/sda7. It is dual EFI bootable. Today ...
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Windows installation issues [closed]

I went into my BIO's to change my boot priority because I'm installing Windows over Ubuntu because I personally prefer Windows. Well I didn't see an option for IDE CD so I addded [ATAPI CD1] and ...
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Reduce the win7 partition?

I'm absolute beginner in the Ubuntu universe (but I like it!). I installed Ubuntu a week ago in a Hp laptop with win7. I have a little (tiny) knowledge about programming, but the technic-languages ...
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Slow performance (Ubuntu 14.10) on core i7 (mobile 3rd)and 8 GB of ram.(Asus k56cb)

community I been using windows for ages, but I wanted to try something new, and get some experience on Linux based OS. So I have formated my ssd and installed Ubuntu, installed updates and needed ...
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Window 7 and Linux Mint 17.1 need help with dual boot [closed]

I have Windows 7 installed and I installed Linux Mint 17.1 along side on a separate hard drive. Every time I select the Window 7 boot loader it keep giving me the screen setup is loading files. I ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, can't boot Ubuntu

I've downloaded the iso for ubuntu, put it on a bootable usb stick, installed ubuntu alongside windows 7 (allocating disk space during the installation, taking it from the hdd on which my windows 7 is ...
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4 primary partition problem

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my Windows 7 HP pavilion g6. Since it already has 4 partitions even if a create a new unallocated partition the Ubuntu installer shows it as "unusable". The 4 ...
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Does Re-installing Ubuntu remove Windows/Other OSes?

I have a dual boot laptop, and recently install Windows 10 Technical preview on it (also with Windows 7 Installed), but that got rid of the Ubuntu purple boot menu. I want to re-install it, but I ...
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How to recover ubuntu and windows 8 after installing windows 7

i have a dual boot between ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 but i installed windows 7 now i cant boot with ubuntu or windows 8 even the grub cant load the three OS's
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Canon 120 LiDE Scanner VirtualBox Windows 7

I recently purchased a Canon 120 LiDE Scanner that does not work with Ubuntu 14.04. I was wondering if it is possible to use the scanner via a Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox even though the scanner is not ...
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VMware on Ubuntu- Installed windows in VM - USB Issues

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have installed VMware and installed windows on there, when i plug in my USB stick, the host takes control and the light shows up on my usb to show its ...
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Rename Files To Be Windows Friendly

I am having difficulty trying to create a back up of my personal files on Ubuntu as I am installing windows on my laptop (the restore disk will likely wipe the ubuntu), and I am trying to move about ...
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install windows after ubuntu [duplicate]

Sometimes ago I installed ubuntu on a drive which is not windows drive, but today Iformatted my windows drive to re-install windows, unfortunately I can not access to ubuntu? please help me!
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Dual OS, Xubuntu works, Windows 7 no internet, and black screen

I'm having a similar problem. I bought my Lenovo ThinkPad L450 without any OS installed. I first installed just Xubuntu without any trouble, all was working well including no trouble connecting to ...
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Is there a way to debug install problems?

I have seen lots of people having the same issue as I am. I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and I am trying to install ubuntu/elememtary OS/Linux Mint along side it, using a USB stick. My ...
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Linux and Windows on same computer. Access windows from ubuntu

I have two OS installed on my PC. Ubuntu and Windows. I need, sometimes, to use windows to open some files but I need to restart my computer to access windows, because I use Ubuntu as my primary OS. ...
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Windows does not load properly after Ubuntu upgrade

I had a dual boot of Ubuntu 32 bit and Windows 7. Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 64 bit. When there is no grub, Windows loaded properly. But with grub, I get a strange screen after choosing Windows ...
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Cannot create an NTFS partition for a pendrive (flash unit) under Ubuntu and be able to use it under a Windows 7 VBox [closed]

I bought a flash USB unit (a 128GB sized pendrive). I tried to create two partitions with GParted in Ubuntu 15.04: One with size 8gb and FS as Ext4 used to mount the newest Kali distro. One with ...
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GRUB won't let me boot into Windows 7 recovery partition

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup using GRUB. I need to reinstall Windows 7, but I only have the recovery partition, no installation CD. I read that to boot into the partition, you hit ...
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Can I safely restore Windows while keeping my Linux partition?

Currently, my computer is dual-booting a form of Linux and Windows 7. A series of unfortunate events had led to me needing to restore Windows using one of their restore discs. What I want to know is ...
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Unable to start windows 7

I have upgraded my ubuntu 12.04, with fhe following command. sudo apt-get upgrade In between some parts were not updated because of some internet issued. So, I had to again run the same command to ...
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Kubuntu installation doesn't detect my windows 7 partition

My problem is that Kubuntu 15.04 doesn't detect my Windows 7 partition. My BIOS mode is set to legacy. I tried several things shown on different platforms, but none worked for me.
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Dual boot partitioning positioning

Actually i tried to do a dual boot with different positions of partitions. To be more clear, i found that speed of READ/WRITE depends on it position on HDD. So i tried 2 cases. Partitions were in ...
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Can I install ubuntu on USB with pendrivelinux WITHOUT touching my laptops HDD / Boot ?MBR etc?

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS with persistence on my 32GB USB Flash drive, probably using PendriveLinux). The question is that I will do it on a borrowed laptop and since I want to use this flash ...
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Can not boot into Windows 7

I am New to Ubuntu. My System has got Windows 7 Prof 64 bit. 3 Hard disks are connected.2 tb 2tb and 500gb. in 500gb 3 partitions are there. in 1. windows7 2. ubuntu and 3. empty. I installed ...
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XFreeRDP: Only the command line works

As I have mentioned previously, I have been trying to get FreeRDP to work correctly under Ubuntu 15.04. Currently, the only command that marginally work is: xfreerdp /u:username /p:password ...
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Winconn replacement on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am currently trying to access Windows apps remotely using FreeRDP. I followed the steps found Here, and hit a stonewall. Apparently, Winconn is incompatible with 15.04, so I have no way of ...
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Install Windows 7 and remove Ubuntu without harming any personal files [closed]

Ok,Because Ubuntu doesnt run many programmes and isnt user friendly, i want to remove it (14.04 LTS) but, I have a lot of personal files and no hard disk to back them in and have windows 7 pro on my ...
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Which partition to install Ubuntu in so as not to erase/make more bad things happen to Windows?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, but not within Windows. I want to use Grub as the bootloader instead of the Windows MBR. I was installing off the liveDVD for 15.04, the amd64 version. ...
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An easy way to linux, please

I installed ubuntu three times in the hard drive of my PC, but windows7 don't recognized it. How can I have dual boot order, in an easy maner?. I saw some video tutorials, but they are a little ...
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LAN connection won't detected when I plug in LAN cable after booting

I have installed Ubuntu side by side windows 7. When I plug-in LAN after booting it won't detect it. But if I initially plug-in the cable and now start Ubuntu it works fine. It works normally in ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14 (Dual hard disk, dual boot system)

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu; I am more familiar with using Macs. I had my Windows 7 pre-installed upon receiving a new desktop (Acer Veriton with Intel i7 Processor, 32GB, 1TB HDD ...
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Old school Multiboot question - Booting from USB to a installed drive with linux installed on it?

First off - feel free to laugh or shout about this, but please do it in private. Years ago when I was first using Linux and windows together, we used used a floppy disk to hold a boot manager ...
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How to recover my windows without losing any user data/programs?

Dual booted Ubuntu on my Windows 7 using UNetbootin (mounted hard drive): It all started when I forced shutdown my hp pavilion dv6. Windows failed to boot with momentary blue screen. I then logged ...
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Windows7 machine cannot access Linux share folders via Samba, help please

I have a linux and a windows 7 machine connected via samba. My linux machine is able to gain access to the folders on the windows 7 machine via the browse network tab in file manager but the windows 7 ...
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Dual booting windows/ubuntu not showing windows

I had Windows 7 installed on my PC and tried to install Ubuntu 14.04. When I restart my computer, grub only shows Ubuntu, so I think I may have accidentally deleted Windows in the process. I ran ...
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Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 64bit Professional. On this I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu Server 12.04. OpenVPN is installed on both. I need to allow internet on Ubuntu and I also need to connect to a ...
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ubuntu beginner install on windows

new to the ubuntu world, so i would appreciate a little leniency with regards to my lack of knowledge or technical terms.... i currently have a windows 7 pc with 4 harddrives, 120gb internal ssd with ...