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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Having trouble in installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Win 7 (64-bit)

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS through UnetBootin. As I go through the steps, I see that i am never asked the option to install Ubuntu alongside my existing OS ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 in legacy mode along with Windows

I own a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 with Windows 8 pre-installed on it. However, I have successfully installed Windows 7 in the legacy mode and deleted Windows 8 from my system. I also want to install ...
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Give me ONE reason why Windows 7 is better then ubuntu [on hold]

I have been using ubuntu ever since I touched a laptop and since windows 7 was SOOOOOOO famous, I tried it out in virtualbox and I came to the conclusion that it sucks... REASONS Command Prompt is ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after removing Linux [duplicate]

I recently removed ubuntu to install windows 7. However, even if my Windows USB detectes my ssd in order to install my OS in it, it does not boot from this disk after the installation finishes (after ...
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Does window OS required to run Wine and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wanted to use ubuntu as my OS but Indiabulls trading platform is not supporting for on line trading. Alternatively I was told that "wine" will be helpfull. Does this mean that I need to have both ...
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System Time reset to UTC in Windows 7 after i run Ubuntu 14.04

I have dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 + Windows 7 installed on my laptop. Problem:- If i choose to run windows 7,, System Date Time is fine as per my timezone. If i choose to run ubuntu 14.04 , System Date ...
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How can I share my printer on Ubuntu GNOME with a Windows 7 HomeGroup?

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 on my desktop computer, which has an HP F4100 connected directly to it via USB. My parents' desktop computer runs Windows 7, which has a HomeGroup set up; my school-issued ...
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How to delete the Windows partition and use it for Ubuntu's root?

My machine currently has Windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate partitions. I want to get rid of the windows and have Ubuntu taking up the entire hard drive. How should I go about doing this?
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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

All righty, I am a bit new at this, so bear with me. I've been using windows for a long time and have a decent amount of know-how with it's interface, and I decided I wanted to try out some different ...
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I want Windows 7 [duplicate]

I bought this desktop (Dell Optiplex 360) from a public library for $27. It is running Xubuntu 14.04, and what I'd like to do is go back to what I'm used to, Windows 7. I've tried to download things, ...
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VirtualBox guest (Ubuntu) has no network

I have a host - windows 7 and a guest (virtualbox) - ubuntu 14.04. A few days ago I installed ubuntu 14.04 on vmware. I believe, that in that moment internet on virtualbox ubuntu stopped working. ...
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Recover Win7 boot entry from Ubuntu after deleting reserved partition?

Is it possible to recover Windows 7 grub entry from within Ubuntu (not with Windows recovery disk) after deleting its reserved partition? (I had reached the maximum of 4 primary partitions and had ...
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Files in external HDD visible in Ububtu but not in Windows 7

My external HDD: FAT32 1TB Transcend Storejet Ubuntu: 14.04 Windows: Windows 7 I connected my external HDD to copy some movies on Ubuntu and then every-time I connect on Windows my ext HDD shows no ...
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How do I remove Grub without a USB or Recovery DVD? [duplicate]

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 and I want to know how I can remove Gnu Grub and have it go straight to the default Windows bootloader. I do not have a recovery DVD and the USB drive I'm ...
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Hide Windows 7 partition from Ubuntu 14.04.02 [duplicate]

I want to hide all my Windows 7 partitions from Ubuntu because of: privacy prevent Windows 7 virus spreading to Ubuntu some details about my Ubuntu Windows 7 drives: dev/sda1 win7 system mounted ...
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How to get OS option (dual boot) when i have two OSs on separate disks?

I have two HDDs on my PC, one has Win7 and the other, Ubuntu 12.04 (with boot). To choose which OS to use, i have to change my boot priorities from BIOS. How can I get it to ask me which OS to boot ...
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Display Problems on VMware

The login screen is as it should be but after Iogin, desktop appears like this. Actually, I guess the program icons are there since I am able to click to a black region on the left and drag it, seeing ...
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Windows partition encrytped ,unable to boot from grub menu

I added a window 7 entry to 40_custom under /etc/grub.d . The windows entry appears in the grub menu after a grub update , but when I click on the windows option, I get an invalid signature . I used ...
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Error Message During Installation [closed]

I recently had a friend send me a torrent program. The program downloaded but when I was going to run the application an error message reading "This version of this file is not compatible with the ...
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Grub2 doesn't show Windows 7

I did reinstall UBUNTU 14.04 after having some issues with grub, the problem is that I can't access to my windows 7 anymore as the grub menu shows only Ubuntu partition. P.S/ during the ...
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Dual boot home premium with ubuntu 14.04

I am using a usb to dual boot windows home premium with ubuntu 14.04. But my problem is that whenever i Choose the option Install Ubuntu with windows side by side and click on install my laptop starts ...
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No Bootable Medium found after changing Harddisk size

I was running Windows7 on my virtual box. I was requiring to increase the size of Hard disk so I find out VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB My machine was running that time. ...
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Symlinks: Can't create one because file exists, cant remove it because there is no such file

I posted this already on stackoverflow and it was suggested I ask here... I am running ubuntu 14.04 in vagrant on a windows 7 pc. I am running VirtualBox and git bash as administrator. I've created ...
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Trying to do an Ubuntu/Windows dual install but only Windows 7 pops up

So I've been running Ubuntu without Windows. I got a Windows 7 live CD and tried to do a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot but I couldn't get the boot to load correctly so I decided to go back to just ...
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Help with restoring windows 7 boot from ubuntu grub

I just sold my old laptop on ebay and had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on separate partitions on the same hd. When I restored factory settings to Windows 7 I deleted the partition that Ubuntu ...
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How can I disable Windows 8 Fast Boot if I don't have Windows 8?

I've been searching around for this for a while, but I haven't found anyone else with the same problem. Guess no one made the same stupid mistake. I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu computer that is ...
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Install windows 7 pro after a clean install of Trusty [duplicate]

Can I install Win7 Pro after after a full install of Trusty without any partitioning done before hand. I have been a Mac user since 1989 and have no windows experience or Linux. My kids want to know ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Homebuilt Windows 7 Ultimate desktop with multiple HD's

I have a homebuilt Windows 7 computer with 2 1.5 Tb HD's in a Raid 1 config and an another empty 1 Tb HD. I am trying to install 14.04 on the 1 Tb HD and keep getting the error “The attempt to mount a ...
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Missing drivers on my ThinkPad

I have a ThinkPad T440s, and I have been using Ubuntu 12.04/14.04. Regardless of what version I use, I consistently have issues with Brightness control (has an easy fix) Bluetooth startup (has an ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Fake Windows 7

I'd really like to install Ubuntu on my computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) but I can't get the LiveCD or the installation to work. This computer was gifted to me and it has a fake Windows 7 operating ...
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Error while installing Ubuntu on Dual Boot with Windows 7 [closed]

I tried-Installing Ubuntu 12 with the help of a pendrive by PendriveLinux, which froze the screen during the installation and as a second try, I tried it with a Virtual Machine (VMWare) which yielded ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu-Win7 does not show in Grub menu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu onto my PC. When I went to install it, there was no option to install alongside Windows, so I partitioned space for it myself. Ubuntu booted up just fine, but when I went ...
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Sony Vaio S dual boot issue

I used usb stick to boot and install Ubuntu in legacy boot option since it did not boot in UFI Install alongside windows option was not available so I install it manually everything went fine but ...
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After messing with EasyBCD no entry in Boot Manager

I installed BURG and before I had Easy BCD in my MBR, Everything fine only problem when picking Windows to boot the EasyBCD Windows Boot Manager showed up. So I booted to Windows removed all entries ...
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Replacing old OS will format entire hard disk?

I am new to Ubuntu. My laptop is currently running Windows 7 with C, D partition as virtual disks. Now, I want to have a laptop that runs clean and fresh Ubuntu, and nothing else. All old system ...
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I can't seem to get anywhere with installing ubuntu on a Windows 7 PC from boot

My workplace gave away some PCs after upgrading on the condition we wipe and install our own OS. I had hoped to leave Windows behind by installing ubuntu but having attempted to download and burn an ...
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Windows 7 partition D: to unallocated space?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu, so I'm using Windows Disk Management to partition my D: After using Shrink Volume, the result is 50GB of "free space" attached to the D:. From what I've read I need ...
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can't boot Windows 7 after installing (x)Ubuntu 14.04 i686

I have a laptop with UEFI, but without legacy mode. This morning, I installed xubuntu LTS on it, and after some trouble, like the GPT corrupting (but the protective MBR was fine so gdisk restored the ...
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Triple boot PC: Ubuntu/WinXP + Win7

I was looking around all sorts of forums along with Ubuntu forums, but haven't been able to find a thread with similar specifics to the ones in my case. I guess i could try following a slight ...
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The Ubuntu installer didn't recognize my preexisting Windows 8.1 [closed]

EDIT: I eventually succeeded in installing a dualboot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04! Really nice. It was thanks to the help offered by the user ldfcldfcldfc in this post ...
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Upgrade Win7 Home to Ultimate - will dual-boot with Ubuntu still work? / Partition access question

I had Windows 7 Home Basic installed.Then I install Ubuntu and know I have dual boot. But I want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Ultimate version.Can I update my Windows 7 installation and keep my dual ...
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Linux is making much more hard disk noise than Windows 7 on laptop

I have 2 partitions on my Compaq laptop. Windows 7 is installed to one and Ubuntu 12.04 is installed to other using a usb stick installer. What I noticed is whatever I do (opening a tab in browser, ...
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There has to be an easier way to install .tar.gz files

As understand it, .tar.gz files are the raw uncomplied, barely linux compatible excuse for a .exe. Is there any way to quickly install one without opening up the terminal? As someone who only ...
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Creating a UEFI bootable Win7 USB stick

I'm using winsb to create a bootable usb stick. In terminal I enter this command: winusb --install'/home/obaid/Downloads/Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64 Bit)/Windows.iso' /dev/sdb It returns an ...
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Lost windows after installing ubuntu

I am new in Ubuntu and while installing it i accidentally lost Windows 7 operating system and all the partitions. Let me explain what happened: Before installing Ubuntu I had 4 partitions on my ...
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Cannot boot up computer

I installed ubuntu and burned the iso file to the d drive. After I reboot my computer, the ubuntu install menu shows up. I choose the first option (the "try ubuntu" thing) and then this happen. ...
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Cannot see windows 7 in boot menu after installing ubuntu

I had windows xp and windows 7 in my system. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 into the XP partition and from then on the system directly boots into Ubuntu and doesnot even show windows 7 in the boot options ...
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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 when attempting to create WINDOWS 7 USB Boot DIsk

I have read all the "code 512" threads and followed each suggestion to the letter with no success. Nothing changes after each attempt, I still get the following despite having tried all the ...
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Cannot get grub to show up (directly boots to Windows 7 instead)

Every time I try to boot, my computer goes straight into Windows 7. I had Windows 7 installed and installed Ubuntu 14.04 afterwards, but grub does not show up on boot. Tried holding shift, messing ...