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My Windows 7 option is not listed in GRUB

So this happened to me in July>But, Now I wan my Windows 7 back.Here's exactly what happened. 1)I had my Win7 installed on Drive C and Ubuntu on Drive E.Then I reformatted my Windows 7 and installed ...
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Recover Windows 7 boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have a HP dv6000 laptop which originally (5 years ago) came with Windows Vista. The 250 GB hard disk is divided in 3 parts. One partition carries only data (A: 140 GB). Other partirion has Windows ...
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Boot problem Ubuntu-Win7

I am new to Ubuntu, my only limited experience with Linux so far had been with PuppyLinux on EeePC and another laptop with a dead HDD. I tried to install Ubuntu alongside my existing Windows 7 ...
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Can software written for windows be used on linux? [duplicate]

we have programs at work that I would like to use on my linux laptop, is there a shell program i can run to be able to use them or must i have a dual boot system, limited HD space. Regards Gavin
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ubuntu -grub rescue for no real reason?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a brand new EXTERNAL hard drive. I loaded it up with a booted flash drive, then went through the install process, dividing the drive in half (450GB for ubuntu), 10 gb ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows *CANT BOOT INTO WINDOWS AT ALL

I've recently been stuck on ubuntu for a while now. I tried formatting and removing the partions but the only error i got was BOOTMGR was missing... Could someone give me some help?
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 and install Windows 7 without dual boot?

How can I install Windows 7 and remove Ubuntu 14.04? I do not have dual boot or anything, when I first installed Ubuntu on my "experiment desktop", I formated my entire harddrive. Any help with this ...
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How do I fix base system device driver problem

I have kubuntu as my linux, have Windows 7 32 bit running in Virtualbox 14.3.10 open the device manager for Windows and it shows "base system device" under other devises, click on it and it says the ...
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Alternatives to Synergy

I am looking for a replacement for which now seems to be a paid for product to download (client pc: windows 7). I am wanting to share my Laptops (Linux Mint 17) mouse and keyboard to my windows 7 ...
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Dual Boot System Operating System not Found (Win7/Ubunty 14.04)

I read through similar problems, but nothing I found solved my particular problem. I used to run a dual boot WIn7/Ubuntu 14.04. I was in Windows when suddenly the screen froze. Cursor was still ...
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installing ubuntu 14 using usb on windows 7

i have followed the guide on the website to create a boot able USB and start the installation and evrey time i choose to install inside windows the continue button changes to "restart to continue" and ...
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How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...
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Can Ubuntu run MS windows discs? [on hold]

Can Ubuntu run the physical plastic discs that are made for MS Windows? I am currently waiting on the download and hope it works as I need to run MS discs for school.
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Can't boot to windows after removing ubuntu

If this is not the right place, please tell me where to ask this. I tried to remove ubuntu from windows, and I deleted the partitions. after starting up windows, I executed in command line: bootrec ...
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Help install ubuntu w/o cd,dvd or usb

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 64-bit to my Windows 7 32-bit PC. I have the ISO, but I have no CD's, USB Sticks, or DVD. I've tried UNetBootIn and wubi but that didn't work. So what do I do?
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Boot-repair error on dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7

I have a laptop with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Both OS were installed on UEFI mode and are 64 bits. Ubuntu 14 was installed using the upgrade option from Ubuntu 13.10. After the ...
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Grub didn't rewrite Windows 7 loader [on hold]

I have installed Win7 and now I want to install Linux Mint 17 as the second OS. But after installing Linux Mint 17 grub never starts and Win7 starts automatically. What I need to do for installing ...
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How to run bootinfoscript from the GParted liveCD?

How to run bootinfoscript from the GParted live CD? Windows 7 on internal hard drive, and Linux on an external USB SSD drive (Linux not loaded).
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Grub doesn't detect my windows 7

It is my first time installing Ubuntu (14.04). I have Windows 7 installed on my first HDD, and installed ubuntu on my second one. To install I followed the instructions on this website: ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7

I want to install "Ubuntu 14.04.1 TLS amd64" alongside with "Windows 7 Ultimate x64" on a DELL INSPIRON with I5/6GB/500GB. First of all I installed Windows 7. The partitions are: 1: 100MB System ...
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Window 7 and Ubuntu Dual Boot Failure

I've read several threads and I don't believe this is a duplicate, seems to be a unique problem. Here's what I did: Windows 7 32-bit installed (success) Unbuntu 14.04.1 64-bit installed from Live ...
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Ubuntu/Windows 7 Dual boot not working (2 HDD's)

I recently installed Ubuntu on my spare hard drive (I have two, one of which was unused) and for some reason it never dual boots properly. GNU GRUB always shows up when the computer starts up, but ...
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how to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dynamic Disk? [duplicate]

Guy actually i am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using a USB but while installation the option along side Windows is missing. I heard that if we have a dynamic Disk, Ubuntu will not give the option ...
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Help Uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7, both on same drive

I have seen a couple guides that spoke about uninstalling ubuntu and have tried following the guides provided in AskUbuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from an usb drive and have chosen to ...
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How to format a HDD in ubuntu 14.04

So i recently switched to Ubuntu from Opensuse, and i'm loving it. There's one problem though. I've found that the control centre is minimalistic (to say the least) and, coming from a guy with Yast2, ...
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I've tried Ubuntu for a while and want Windows back [duplicate]

I have tried Ubuntu for a while, and now I want Windows back. But when I put in my USB stick that I have made bootable, it is like the computer can't find it. I just come into a menu that asks me if I ...
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Installation - “Something Else” option is missing

I need to dualboot Ubuntu with existing Windows 7. Installation guides all over the Internet look pretty easy but my notebook decided not to go along with them. When I should choose the option ...
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error: no such device grub rescue Windows 7

I have a hard drive with Windows 7 installed on and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto an external hard drive. So I made a LiveUSB with Ubuntu 12.04 on and installed it to the external hard drive. ...
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Ubuntu setup is downloading torrent ISO, while installing

I am installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my windows 7 home premium using wubi.exe . The problem I am facing is that after input the username and password window , its start the downloading of ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Partitions on clean install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I have a 500GB harddrive with 2 operating systems installed: Windows 7 (120GB) and Ubuntu 13.04 (380GB). I created my own partitions, by using advice from this tutorial. Now I want to upgrade to ...
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uninstall ubuntu 12.04 3

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 from USB stick inside Windows 7 as it asked for three options to install inside windows to install as its primary OS to do something else I chose to install inside ...
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Help with install on a non working windows compter

How do I install Ubuntu on a non working windows computer?? As In my windows wont start cause it says its a illegal copy and boots down before I can install Ubuntu...
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wubi uninstallation 12.04.3

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 from USB stick inside Windows 7 as it asked for three options to install inside windows to install as its primary OS to do something else I chose to install inside ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu (dual boot system) after migration on SSD

I'm facing out a strange problem with my laptop about Ubuntu 12.04 on a dual boot system with Windows 7. After migration from HDD to SSD, the dual booting stopped to work (Windows start automatically) ...
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Alongside windows 7 option missing in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hi i was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop edition through a Bootable USB but while installing Ubuntu it is not showing the the option alongside windows (basically it is not detecting windows in ...
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Windows 7 detected, but no option to install alongside windows

Situtation I want to install ubuntu alongside windows 7. I have 3 partitions on my internal hard-disk (C,D,E) and one external hard disk drive. I have removed external hard disk drive (from USB ...
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Dual Boot: GRUB disappeared, boot-repair not working and linux partition cannot be accessed

I'm trying to fix a friend's computer. He uses Win7 and ubuntu 14.04 dual boot and ran "secure boot", which seems to have caused major damage: afterwards, GRUB wouldn't show up and the computer booted ...
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Cannot write network share

I'm trying to set up my personal computer to access my work file shares. I mounted successfully and I can read files just fine, but I have no write access. Here is the line I added to my fstab: ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my computer

I have a 16GB USB that I burned the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS .iso to using Rufus on my Windows 7 computer. I booted from USB multiple times, changing the USB port, I tried it with UEFI and without. My PC is ...
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Boot repair broke ubuntu

I had windows 7, and then successfully dual-booted with ubuntu 14.04, but one day my computer crashed and windows stopped working, so I could only use ubuntu. Then I reinstalled windows 7 and it ...
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Permissions on Windows 7 on a DVD drive that was shared via samba from a ubuntu machine

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a DVD drive. My (games only) tower PC running Windows 7 does not have any optical drives. I installed samba on the ubuntu laptop and created a share for ...
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RAM allocation on PC

I am planning to buy a Windows Laptop with 8GB RAM running Win7 64bit OS. Need your help to understand before I buy this. QST: My requirement is Ubuntu should run on 8GB RAM. If I install Ubuntu, can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server with RAID 1 and Windows 7 for file backup

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Server with RAID 1 with 250GB (2 x 250GB). And, on my notebook, I have Windows 7. Ubuntu Server shows up on my notebook but won't copy/move any of my files that I want to ...
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No option to boot Windows?

I am sorry if this question has already been answered, but I was unable to find an answer that pertained to my specific problem. I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 following the ...
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Cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on HP 650 - Cant recognize Windows partition

I have a notebook HP 650 and I removed Windows 8 to install Windows 7. I have disabled Secureboot and installed Win7 successfully. When I boot Ubuntu live cd, the installation manager is unable to ...
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Dual boot windows 7 Ubuntu and clock [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop alongside Windows 7. But for a reason I don't know there is a problem with the clock of my computer. When I use Ubuntu and I restart the computer to go on Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from USB on an UEFI system stops in grub rescue shell - how to continue?

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 from USB on a system with UEFI (from HP) instead of BIOS where Windows 7 is preinstalled. Unfortunately booting from USB-Stick hangs at the Grub "rescue shell" with ...
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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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No such partition. Grub rescue

I installed Ubuntu on one of the two of my hard drives. My other hard drive has Windows 7. When I booted from the Ubuntu hard drive but then it had an error and said "no such partiton. ". So I ...