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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I want to do a clean install on my windows 7 starter

I have downloaded ubuntu and i want to burn it to a disk and use it on my Windows 7 starter laptop. I do not want to keep the windows. Help?
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Install Windows 7 on MBR for Easier Ubuntu Dual-boot

As far as my research and knowledge has shown me, it is easier to dual-boot windows and ubuntu when both are installed on an MBR partition table. However my problem is that every time I try to install ...
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How do I install Windows 7 from an iso file on a separate partition from Ubuntu?

I have already installed Ubuntu on my computer's hard drive. But I want to create a second partition that runs Windows 7. My computer cannot read DVD's (it's that old) so I have the Windows 7 iso file ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 samba share not accessible from Windows 7

I'm really new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I know this has been asked a million times but I'm trying to get a Samba share to work and I've been reading all kinds of threads but I just can't get it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS Workstation Installer Doesn't Recognize Windows 7

I'm a new user evaluating Linux distros. I have a Dual Boot system (Windows 7 and Fedora 21). I would like to install Ubuntu into the partition currently occupied by Fedora (/dev/sda3). The Ubuntu ...
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Cannot see shared folder in /mnt/hgfs

I am trying to share a folder between Lubuntu 13.04 (in VMware player) and Windows 7 64 bit. I followed a tutorial till step 16. I typed a command and saw nothing. I also went into the /mnt/hgfs ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after I installed ubuntu on a second drive

I installed Ubuntu on a different drive to Windows 7, but after installing, Windows 7 disappeared on the boot screen, that is I don't have options to boot Windows 7, the computer start up directly to ...
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14.04 crashes at select installation screen

I am new to Ubuntu, so thanks for the help! I am trying to perform a dual boot on my windows laptop, to add Ubuntu. I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 onto a USB and booted it up on my asus eee pc laptop. At ...
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ubuntu 13.10 virtual box usb

i have win7x64 as a guest OS on my virtual box 4.2.16. usb is not displayed on explorer on the guest OS even after choosing the appropriate from devices menu
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.02 desktop on Windows 7 Amd64 [duplicate]

I downloaded the 14.04.02 iso, burnt a DVD, but when I try to boot the DVD I get the following error: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system Please help. I am a novice ...
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Add Windows 7 to boot menu

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS - system restore /dev/sda2 13 4674 37436416 ...
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How can I read usb in Virtual Box with Windows 7 in my Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I just installed Windows 7 64-bit in Virtual Box, but I need to install the network driver and it doesn't detect the USB, only in Ubuntu. Answers are much appreciated, Thanks Emilie
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USB bootable windows iso with unetbootin494

as the title says, I'm trying to make a bootable win7 USB drive using unetbootin494, i downloaded the file, made it executable from properties, but when i double click nothing happens, i tried ...
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Why cannot Ubuntu 12.04 detect windows 7 (dual boot)

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 7. I only have one hard drive (1TB), and I first installed window 7 on one partition. Now there are about 500GB unlocated space on the disk, ...
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KVM Bridging - Network connection fails if I change Device model to VirtIO from rtl8139

I'm setting up my first VM and am using bridging to access my network. It's a Windows7 VM on Ubuntu 14.10. I read that changing to 'Device Model = VirtIO' in the definition of the VM will improve ...
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How can I format the drive where ubuntu is installed without disturbing the bootloader?

I am using dual-boot. Windows 7 along with Ubuntu 13.04. Windows 7 is installed on drive C:\ while Ubuntu is installed on drive J:\. My HDD is 500GB. My laptop came with Windows 7. I installed Ubuntu ...
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I Have Downloaded Ubuntu. Now Want to Install Directly From HDD [duplicate]

Well my question is unique. Because I want to know how can I install Ubuntu from HDD or a USB while the answer provided within the link someone said is duplicate is actually on how one can install ...
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How to get back windows loader, or boot from ubuntu

Well, I have windows 7, I installed ubuntu using usb, but I missed up, so I deleted, But I loved ubuntu and I want it back. The first time when I had to boot from usb I had a nice windows boot ...
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a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows 7 laptop after installing ubuntu 13.04

I have a dell inspiron N5010 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side with windows in another partition. After restarting my laptop it is showing 'windows 7(loader)' but an error is occurred while ...
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How to make LTSP log into the Windows 7 VM

I have managed to install Ubuntu server and Mythbuntu and a remote front-end. Now I think it could be nice to integrate my Windows machine with the server and use Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) ...
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How to run VM's within Ubuntu Linux without Virtualbox or any other type 2 hypervisors?

I am planning to move from Windows 7 to Ubuntu as it is free and due to privacy reasons. Is there any way to run VMs from within Ubuntu without any additional software like Virtualbox or any other ...
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Im copying data from ubuntu to windows. but the folder name is changing automatically [closed]

Im copying data from ubuntu to windows. but the folder name is changing automatically. I tried same copy to external drive also. After connecting to windows system the name of folder or file is ...
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Remmina remote Windows 7 without password

I've prepared my Windows 7 computer to allow remote connection with user that have no password with this instructions. Then, I use Remmina and give it blank password. But it keeps asking for password. ...
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Screenshots taken in ubuntu 14.04 LTS are not opening in windows 7 [on hold]

I have dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Screenshots taken in Ubuntu with default screenshot app do not work inside windows 7. I can't even open them with paint,windows photo viewer, PHOTOS, ...
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Windows + Ubuntu dual boot not happening

This question might be a repeat of several other questions. But I have tried most of the solutions and beaten my head to understand the remaining. To no avail, however. So I basically have two ...
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Windows 7 screen not displayed after installing Ubuntu [closed]

I bought a new laptop with DOS and I wanted to make it dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, both 64 bit). I took the following steps to install both systems: Installed Windows 7 OS Windows 7 ...
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Dual boot: several Windows 7 loading entries in GRUB2 - should I delete any?

The system is Acer Extensa 2510G, and there's only one HDD. This is how the GRUB2 menu looks: Output of sudo update-grub2: The scripts themselves: Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi: search --fs-uuid ...
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Ubuntu messed up Windows Bootloader (MBR) [migrated]

I recently tried installing Ubuntu and dualbooting it. I selected the "install alongside Windows 7" option and created a ~60GB partition, and it followed through well. When I wanted to return to ...
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Dual Boot | TRY (hd0,0)! EXT2

I am trying to Dual-boot my HP Pavilion G7 with Windows 7(or 8.1) and Ubuntu (installed first). However each time I go through the process I end up with nothing but a broken Ubuntu boot and a working ...
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Installing Ubuntu to try to resolve a problem

I have a Lenovo L430. Mousepad and trackpoint don't work in W7. I was advised to try Ubuntu to see if the problem is in software or hardware. I have no experience with Ubuntu. Can I do a "dry run" or ...
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Backup ubuntu and eliminate windows

Laptop is currently configured for dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows7, Windows7 was the original OS, Ubuntu 14.4 was added later. 500G harddrive has multiple partitions. VirtualBox was added under ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 wants to install along windows 8 i don't have windows 8 i have 7

Like the title says. I boot from USB and it shows to install alongside of windows 8 the problem is I don't have windows 8 i have windows 7 Why is it telling me I have windows 8 install i only have ...
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Can't boot windows 7 after reininstalling ubuntu 14.04

I had Windows 7 at first and i needed Ubuntu for some project , so dual booted windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and was working perfectly . Then ,got some issues with Ubuntu so reinstalled Ubuntu again . ...
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Windows to Linux || /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I am a computer science major and I have been a Windows user since I was a toddler. However after doing a little research on Linux I was intrigued enough by its power and customization to give it a ...
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What is next step? I can boot from CD bot not from disk [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu-14.04.2 on my HP elitebook 8440p laptop. I set it for dual boot with windows 7. I set up a 100GB partition for Ubuntu. The laptop has 8GB of RAM and intel core i7 processor. I ...
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Unable to load Ubuntu after installing Windows

I had Ubuntu 11.10 installed, I installed Windows 7 on another partition but now on booting I cant see dual boot options and Windows 7 is loaded. How can I run Ubuntu now?
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How to protect essential Windows files on NTFS partition from edit/deletion in Ubuntu?

So I made a mistake yesterday, accidentally deleting essential Windows files when working in Ubuntu (namely NTUSER.DAT). Just quickly my system set-up: I have Windows 7 (NTFS partition) and Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Linux + Windows 7 Dual Boot

when I was installing Linux I planned for a dual boot of Windows7 / Ubuntu. When I was installing Linux, I was choosing the partition for which to install Linux. I accidentally formatted the ...
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Problems installing rEFInd through windows after Ubuntu install

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows and I can't figure out how to boot into Ubuntu. So now I'm trying to install rEFInd. Fallowing the instructions here I ran into a problem running the xcopy /E ...
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How can I install Ubuntu over Windows 7? [duplicate]

How do I uninstall Windows 7 ultimate, and install Ubuntu 14.10 onto my system with 2GB of RAM?
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Not able to hibernate Windows 7 after full installation of ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I had installed( Instal Ubuntu alongside windows) Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop running windows 7 64 bit. Everything is working fine, except that when I am in windows I am not able to hibernate. ...
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Can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I have this notebook: Notebook Kelyx Pcw20 Amd C70 Dual Core 14 1tb 8gb I can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Before I started I shrank the C: drive in order to have some unallocated space. ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7

I have read tutorial after tutorial and seen almost ever questions answered on here about how to dual boot ubuntu with windows, and nothing is helping. I partitioned my hard drive in windows. I made ...
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Error when trying to install Ubuntu using Wubi on windows 7 64 bit [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu using Wubi on Windows 7 64-bit I get an error message reading: Cannot install metalink and therefore iso I don't know what this means I'm fairly new to all this.
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Duo boot win7 and Ubuntu error

When I boot up I can access windows 7 easily and it works fine at the moment but when I select to boot Ubuntu this error appears http://imgur.com/cdx5w2p when I press esc Ubuntu boots but that error ...
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How can I install Ubuntu onto a second hard drive along side windows 7?

I've recently managed to install my old PC hard drive and have formatted it, now I want to install Ubuntu onto it but I don't want anything to happen to my windows 7 hard drive. I want to be able to ...
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Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu on GPT

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with GPT partition as one /dev/sda: Now I want to install windows 7 in a dual boot. I see this Ask-Ubuntu post How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? ...
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Dual Boot with WUBI Installer - reinstalling Windows

I have installed Ubuntu using a Windows installer - Wubi - as a dual boot with Windows 7. Now I would like to reinstall Windows 7. Is there any chance to retain Ubuntu? Any tweak available to make it ...
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Boot ubuntu but windows error appears

When I boot Ubuntu using the bootloader, it brings an error up to do with not being able to load Windows. Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix ...