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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Installed ubuntu for dual boot with windows 7, want to use windows bootmanager instead of grub

Installed ubuntu recently on to the same disk with windows 7. Currently, grub loads and I've made windows the first choice so it loads into windows. However, I want to use the windows bootmanager ...
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how to link several computers together using different systems [on hold]

i just wanna ask you if i can link too many computers together, i want to use Ubuntu to make that happens. help! if it's possible two ways will be just great.
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 with dual boot through a virtual drive created upon win 7

It may sound a dumb question but I really need your suggestion in it.I have a pc having windows 7 in it .I just downloaded an ISO file of Ubuntu 14.04.1 (the latest one) .the problem is that my DVD ...
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Installation of Windows7 in Virtualbox hangs at “Expanding Windows files”

The Storage settings in VBox look like so: Edit on closing this question: Note that this is not about Windows OS, but about a program running in Ubuntu. In this sense Virtualbox is no less ...
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What is the best way to increase my Ubuntu partition?

I am now using Xubuntu in dual-boot with Windows7 and I need more space for Ubuntu. I had installed it for testing purposes because before 12.04 I had no support for this laptop, but now it works fine ...
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No option to install alonside windows [duplicate]

I created an ubuntu install disk on my flash drive, and i put it in and booted it up, but when i got to the installer, there was no option to run alongside windows. I only have the options of ...
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How to install Windows 7 over ubuntu from win 7 iso [duplicate]

I'm getting a new computer build soon and I figured I'm going to install Windows 7 so I can play some of the games I enjoy that are not compatible with Ubuntu; once I were to get Windows 7 installed; ...
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does not let me dual boot ubuntu alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I havve tryed to dual bool windows 7 with ububtu 14.04.1 LTS but it does not give me an option to install alondside windows and i have partitioned my harddrive, can someone help me ?
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Ubuntu is not reading my windows 7 installation disk when restarted. How to enable it? [on hold]

I was attempting to dual boot,many attempts actually, but all failed,and I think I ended up changing some settings in the BIOS I think, whatever it is, I think I disabled something that can open the ...
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Accidentally Formatted Red Hat Linux Patition : Getting Grub command prompt

I have 2 disks on my PC. Disk 0 contains Windows 7 and Ubuntu Wubi installation and Disk 1 contains Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation. When i used to turn on my PC, i was by default taken to a Red ...
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CMS mode problems

I have a toshiba satelite C50-B-147 laptop and I want to dualboot it? The laptop came with windows 8.1 pre installed and I first changed it to Windows 7, but i installed the Windows 7 in "CMS ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, GRUB isn't boot manager

When I clicked "restart now" after installation (and after I tried out Ubuntu for a bit), I was expecting GRUB to come up right away where I could choose Windows 7 or Ubuntu 14.04. However, Windows ...
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Will Ubuntu format and erase the partition I intend to install it on?

I've never installed Ubuntu (or any linux distro) on a hard drive before but now I want to install it on a partition and have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 being on the C drive and Ubuntu on the ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Could not retrieve the required installation files

I am trying to launch Ubuntu 14.04 from CD and I get the message: Could not retrieve the required installation files Where is the problem ??
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WIN7 instalation error 14.04.1 [closed]

im operating windows 7 now (32 bit) but, why when after chosing wi-fi, the installer don't detect my windows 7 as my OS ? help me :)
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Cannot install ubuntu along with windows7

I recently bought a laptop Lenovo S510p and installed windows 7 on it.Now I am trying to dual boot it with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I did not want to manually create a partition on my hard disk in windows ...
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Dual boot Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04 - can not load Windows

Good evening, after installing Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with till now working windows 7, I can not boot windows. When I try to, a black screen appears and tells me to insert the windows ...
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How do I recover Windows 7 on my Grub menu, Ubuntu 14.04

I duel boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (Windows being installed first) and a couple days ago I jumped on to Ubuntu to check for updates and after it updated, I found that the Windows option had ...
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Tried to return to windows after installing ubuntu and got stuck at “no such partition entering rescue mod”

The question is quite complex. I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB on my PC which had already been running Windows 7. Initially the Ubuntu installer didn't detect windows OS, so I've made ...
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Can't put windows on a flash drive, even with dd, winusb and unetbootin [duplicate]

How can i install my windows 7 iso to a flash drive? dd seemed to have worked, but when i booted it did not work, saying grub: no such partiton Which is odd, considering i did not remember installing ...
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Ubuntu login page doesn't load

my Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't load the login page anymore. I'm using it in double partition with Win7 and after I select Ubuntu from the grub, it only appears the preliminary loading and then black screen. ...
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I installed ubuntu alongside windows [duplicate]

So I installed ubuntu alongside windows 7 but I had to do it using the "something else" option as opposed to the dual boot option. The partition containing windows is still there but I cannot boot in ...
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Ubuntu doesnt load after installing windows 7

Installed windows 7 on my hp-15r014tx. I had installed ubuntu before . after lot of struggle. I partitioned my hardisk into two parts. 500 GB NTFS(For windows) and 400 GB ext4(for linux) and some ...
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dual boot from windows 7 can't show ubuntu in boot menu

I have windows7 os in my laptop and I want to install ubuntu 12.04 along with windows 7. I have followed the instructions in this link: ...
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How do I make my system detect ubuntu?

I have two partitions one is ext4 for ubuntu 500 gb and other is ntfs for windows 500 gb again. But the syetem automatically boots to windows without detecting ubuntu and also does not detect the 500 ...
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Install Windows 7 Alongside Lubuntu 14.04 with old machine? [on hold]

I basically want to install Windows 7 Alongside my Lubuntu 14.04 install on a Dell Dimension 4600, it should support it, I searched up the hardware specs online, and they almost match, the machine has ...
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Trying dual-boot with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04, can't boot any, used boot-repair got things worse

first of all I'm really new at linux usage so I really need a lot of help here So my laptop is a HP g4-2072la and I tried to install a dual boot with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 Installed windows 7 ...
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File not modified, Problem in saving JS file UBUNTU

At 13/08/2014 2.30pm I saved my file named script1.js. And OS was Ubuntu 14.04 tasty tahr. Text editor was sublime Text and browser was google chrome. It was containing more than 500 lines of code. ...
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how to use gparted-live? I get a blank screen and I am alien to the commands

As I have seen in other posts, gparted live comes with a gui and animated interface, but when I load gparted on a live cd which was a 200mb iso all I get is a blank screen, and grub , I don't know any ...
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UEFI Bios, Ubuntu 12.04 and Secure Boot blocked

I have a problem, how I can boot Windows 7 / Windows 8 32-bit on my laptop, has blocked all options related to UEFI default. (See photo) At this time, I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a 16GB mSATA SSD and a ...
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Two windows 7 entries with only one working randomly when booting

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 just now and when booting up, I get the menu: Ubuntu memtest windows 7 (loader) /dev/sda1 windows 7 (loader) /dev/sda2 Now, the problem is ...
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Couldn't access ubuntu, used boot repair, cant access windows 7!

As the title says, I accidentally created a grub on my windows partition and now I can't use it. My windows install disk says that it's not compatible with my windows so that doesn't work. Then I ...
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dual boot win 7 and ubuntu 14.04

i did dual boot with win 7 & ubuntu 14.04. i get both ubuntu and win 7 in boot menu but cant boot win 7. The primary drive where win 7 was configured now shows to be logical drive with all files ...
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Multiple screen after Ubuntu 12.04 LTS updated - VMware Player

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS within VMware Player and running on Windows 7 64-bit environment. Yesterday, I got multiple screens after update it. After that, I tried to reinstall VMware tools again. ...
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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 long for 14.04 installation to repartition disk

So I wanted to replace 12.04 alongside W7 by 14.04 alongside W7. Trying the upgrade path resulted in a crash, grub badly mutilated apparently. So tried a fresh install. 14.04 recognises W7 so I ask ...
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Setting up boot loader (ubuntu and Win7)

I have two physical drives. One of them contains my ubuntu (14.04) which I am using currently and the other one comes from different PC and has Win7 on board. My question is: is it possible to place ...
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Partition and file system scheme for Win 7 and Ubuntu 14 dual boot with UEFI and GPT [closed]

After looking through a lot of different guides and information on this site and others, I have a basic idea of a partitioning scheme to use for a dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 machine but I'm not so clear ...
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Unallocated space partition to Ubuntu Partition

I have a dual boot machine (Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04). My situation is this one: sda1 and sda2 are of Windows sda6 is my ubuntu partition. I would like to extend this one. I searched on the ...
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No operating systems found after attempting dual boot

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed. I was trying to make it dual boot with ubuntu 14.04. I selected the option "Install ubuntu inside windows 7." However not sure why the installation crashed ...
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wont see windows7 in grub after moving drives to other pc

i have moved 2 hard drives to new pc, repaired grub, ubuntu was detected successfully however windows wasnt detected, i did use BootRepair few times here is Boot Info Summary, its quite a mess ( as i ...
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Dual boot win 7 and ubuntu

I tried dual booting ubuntu 14.04 alongside of win 7. My boot menu shows ubuntu and win 7 (sda 01), but i cant boot win 7 even thought files are still there.
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desktop taskbar and tital bar disabled (not visible) . vmware 10 ubuntu14

i has installed Ubuntu 14.4 64 bit as guest OS on windows 7 using vmware workstation 10. after installing i am not able to see task-bar (left) or title bar (top). please can you help.
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Operating Systems and RAM limitations of VirtualBox?

My Laptop Specs : 8 GB RAM, 2 GB Graphics Card. Host Operating System : Ubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox Version : 4.3.10 Guest Operating Systems : Windows 7 (with 4GB RAM) & Kali Linux (with 3GB RAM). ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu OS problem. D Drive lost.

I just installed Ubuntu on my system which already has Windows 7 alongside. After installing the OS, I cannot see the Disk D partition on my Windows OS. I tried "changing the drive letter and paths", ...
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Can't boot into an operating system

I Dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 7 today. Windows 7 first then Ubuntu. And now when my computer starts it doesn't asks what operating system to boot. It just sits there doing nothing. I was able to ...
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Partitioning dual-booted (with Win7) disk with shared partition

I want to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 laptop, which already has Windows 7 installed (I want to dual boot the two), and I'm a bit confused about the disk partitioning. I've tried ...
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Boot menu not showing

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit alongside Windows 7 32 bit, from official DVD image. Ubuntu installer asked me to allocate ~80 GB space on my HD, which finished successfully same as whole installing ...
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Do not show GRUB loader after Truecrypt login and remove windows from list

I have a dualbooted laptop running Windows 7 and Kali. Kali has an encrypted partition (LVM) holding all my data and a boot partition. I recently installed TrueCrypt on my Windows computer. So I ...
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Ubuntu on windows without separate OS

I wanted Dolphin on my windows 7, so I installed http://download.kde.org/stable/kdewin/installer/kdewin-installer-gui-latest.exe.mirrorlist Now I have the whole KDE on my windows computer, nice ...