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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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Windows not showing on Grub menu & won't load without USB thumb drive attached

I recently installed windows 7 alongside my Ubuntu installation but am having some trouble getting things to boot properly. There are two issues (probably related).. First thing is that there just ...
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How to access Kali Linux by RDP from Windows 7/Kali Linux through LAN cable [on hold]

And how to create a LAN network including Windows 7 and Kali Linux? I'm using "WINDOWS7 x64" and "KALI LINUX 2016.1".
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windows7 doesnt boot after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have Installed Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) after installing windows7. Now the problem is that when I choose Windows7 loader in dual boot options, it just restarts again back to dual boot menu. I am able to ...
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Installing Windows on Dual boot : Grub issue

I am attemting to install Windows7 64 bit on a secondary NTFS partition, but each time the Windows installer has to restart as it progresses with the install, the installation process starts over from ...
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Kubuntu UEFI Dual Boot with Windows 7 failed at installing Grub-efi

I want to install Kubuntu 13.04 together with Windows 7 in UEFI Mode. I installed Windows 7 first, which created the EFI boot partition. When it come to installing Kubuntu, the installation failed ...
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How to Use Rufus Make Windows 7 Bootable from linux mint ? can it actually works through wine? [on hold]

I want to make my usb bootable windows 7 and I use rufus to do that. but I am currently using linux mint, so I run the rufus through wine. can it actualy work?
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VirtualBox can't open windows 7, Ubunto 14.04 host

I downloaded a Windows 7 iso, created the VM for it , but I'm getting the following error- VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for both all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED) Result ...
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windows 7 USB boot disk wont read

I have been trying with numerous methods to install Windows 7 alongside my 14.04 Ubuntu installation (64bit) which has a UEFI boot system, but none of the methods have worked yet.Here are some of the ...
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Dualboot WIN7 <--> Ubuntu 16.04 after starting win7 GRUB wont load/work

Windows was installed first. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from a live USB and everything worked. Laptop started and GRUB showed up with options to boot into Ubuntu or Windows 7. When booting into ...
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Can't change display resolution : nVidia GT610

I was using Win7. But on Ubuntu 16.04 I get bad performance in every single game, no matter how old it is. So I thought I could add a lower custom resolution to improve the performance. Tried ...
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Ubuntu does not run fullscreen in VirtualBox

As a host OS I am running Windows 7 Enterprise. I've installed VM (VirtualBox) and I have there installed Guest OS Ubuntu 14.01 LTS. I've install GuestAdditions. After that the guest OS ran nicely ...
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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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Triple Boot: Win 7, Win 10, Ubuntu: How to uninstall Win 7 without disturbing Grub and Win 10 Boot Loader?

As the question states. I'd like to completely remove my Windows 7 OS partition, and maintain the other two Os'es, i.e. Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I know that issues can arise that disturb the boot ...
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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 10 disables drive access?

I had installed windows 7 on one drive, and ubuntu 14.04 on another external drive. I always had full access on my third drive, that is used for all the other stuff, games, images, etc. Yesterday I ...
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What is the best way to upgrade to Windows 10 on dual-boot machine? [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot desktop Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04. The computer was supplied with Windows 7 installed and UEFI disabled for me to install Linux, which I eventually succeeded in doing. Later I ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 dual-boot installed after installing Windows 7

Previous issues: My laptop has had a rough year. It is an Asus F555L and originally had windows 8.1 in it. Two months ago it had the infamous 100% disk usage issue which I could not solve after a ...
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install win7 theme to ubuntu 16.04

I'm totally new to ubuntu, installed version 16.04 and having trouble finding my way out. tried just about all possible way to make ubuntu look like windows 7. every way I tried was missing something, ...
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Create Windows 7 bootable usb without unetbootin, winusb, or ms-sys?

How can I create a bootable windows 7 usb without Unetbootin, winusb, or ms-sys? It is the windows 7 ultimate sp1 disc. I have tried the following: using gparted, create ntfs partition manually ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 failed

I attempted to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 10 on a dual-boot ASUS U56E laptop. After about five hours of download/prep/install, like many other people, I found myself presented with the grub ...
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Mic input ignored in Win7 HVD running from Ubuntu 15, 16, but not 14

I originally asked this on "Unix & Linux", but it makes more sense here. Sorry if this is a duplicate for you. The actual symptom I'm seeing is on Windows 7, but I think the root cause is in ...
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How to remove from Windows 7 old kernels if I didn't manage to install Ubuntu?

So I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop that runs Windows 7, but the installation crashed and now I can't install it because it says the disk is full ( it isn't, I read that it's because of ...
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Xrdp login failed

I Am trying to login to Ubuntu machine from windows using RDP. Installed xrdp and tight vnc but while connecting am getting following error xrdp_mm_process_login_response:login failed Steps ...
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How do install Ubuntu over Windows7?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 but I didn't see the windows outlined by the numbered installation walk-through: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-long-term-support I ...
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Dualboot with 2 seperate harddrives. HD1 has Ubuntu 14.04 HD2 has Windows7

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on my PC, both 64 bit. The way I use it, is to turn off the PC, connect the Ubuntu HD if I want to use Ubuntu. If I want to use Windows, I disconnect the Ubuntu ...
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Problems with writing Windows 7 to a USB - This is not a duplicate

Somebody reported this as a duplicate, yet the post they said this was a duplicate of doesn't have a solution to my problem or report the problem I'm having. So, I've rewritten the post and changed ...
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Have dual boot Win7 & Mint 17.3, how to install Ubuntu over Mint?

I have a laptop that currently dual boots Windows 7 and Mint 17.3. I want to try Ubuntu and want to replace Mint with Ubuntu. Is there a way to do this without destroying Windows? Thanks!
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WiFi driver from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 16.4

I've got the WiFi driver for Windows 7, how do I install the .exe file for Ubuntu 16.4 ? I've used ndiswrapper but the page seems out of date. Any suggestions?
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clone vdi from guest not host

I have VirtualBox Win7 host, ubuntu 14.04 guest. vdi is fixed size and I would like to clone it. is there a way to do that from guest rather than host? thanks ahead.
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Installed Ubuntu due to Windows 7 failure, need to save windows data drive

I am a first time Ubuntu user. I have installed Ubuntu due to my Windows 7 did not want to boot up (tried safe mode, command line, boot disk, boot from usb....etc. ) On my Windows 7 setup, I have ...
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Ubuntu hangs at purple screen

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 today. After the reboot I selected Ubuntu and it kept hanging at the purple screen. No error message was shown. The liveCD went fine and the installation was successful. I ...
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Is there an Ubuntu Solitaire that works like the Windows 7 game?

my aunt needs a new laptop and I suggested to buy one for her and set it up with Xubuntu. She has been using Windows 7 so far, mostly for internet and office work. However, she has developed a ...
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How to restore Windows 7 MBR without a CD

I have been playing with Ubuntu for a few weeks now, and I'd like to revert my computer back to it's original - factory - defaults. On the computer I have a recovery partition (it's a netbook). I ...
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All partions deleted accidently and I lost all my very very important data

I was using windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 on my machine I had to update my ubuntu so I decided to remove windows 7 and install ubuntu 15.10 while installation I was asked to remove the windows with ...
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How to fix the MBR for Windows 7?

I have installed Ubuntu as dualboot with Windows 7. Now I'm no longer using Ubuntu so i removed the Ubuntu partition and added the unallocated space to my Windows 7 partition. But after I restart my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install doesn't detect Windows 7 for dual boot

I've used Linux in the past and really want to install it on my current computer alongside my current OS, Win 7 64-bit. However, when I try (various methods) from the 12.04 liveCD, it can't seem to ...
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Need to repair MBR without using CD

I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my PC which erased my Master Boot Record and I can't boot into my Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin partition. The computer in question is an ultrabook, so I don't have a ...
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Win 7 bootloader problem continues in dual boot. Please help! [closed]

This is my first posting here. Have been a Linux user since 2-3 years, and have mostly found solutions for issues on forums like these. However, this is something that seems to be impossible to ...
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Dual boot issue suddenly after working for a long time - Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have a Windows 7 laptop and about a year ago I installed Ubuntu to dual boot with. I struggled through it since I knew nothing of computers and eventually got it to work. I've been able to restart ...
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QEMU/KVM/Virt-Manager: Passthrough of USB Webcam to Windows 7 Enterprise creates “NEC USB HUB”

I am trying to passthrough my USB Webcam into my Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64 QEMU/KVM guest, which is managed by virt-manager. First I lookup the bus/device ID: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 008: ID ...
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Can I reinstall Ubuntu from an ext HDD image after loading Win7 onto the formerly Ubuntu laptop, and get a working dual boot system? If so, how

I want to set up a dual-boot Win7 + Ubuntu system on a current Ubuntu Linux DELL laptop The Windows 7 Ultimate disk I have is a DELL reinstall only disk, so it will wipe any existing OS on the ...
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Ubuntu 14 virtualbox (host Win7) hangs / freezes on startup

I installed Ubuntu 14 on Windows 7 x64 Virtualbox. I assigned it 25GB HD and 4GB memory. Now, when I startup Ubuntu it just stalls at the startup screen. Is there a solution for this?
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Why is my Ubuntu disk on virtualbox (host Windows 7) only 6 GB?

I just installed Ubuntu 14 on Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox. I set the vdi disk size to fixed size 10 GB. The settings say: virtual 10GB and actual 10GB. But when I start Ubuntu, it indicates only 6.3 GB. ...
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How do I use a 4GB USB flash drive to install Ubuntu 12.10?

I've downloaded "ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64" and used Pen Drive Linux to get it onto my USB. I then restarted my computer (a Windows 7 Home Premium edition) and entered the boot menu to have it boot ...
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“Install alongside” option missing. How do I install Ubuntu beside Windows using “Something Else”?

Whenever I startup from the LinuxLive USB, and try to install Ubuntu 12.04, it only gives me two options instead of the usual 3 or 4. My options are "Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu" and "Something ...
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When I delete a file from a separate partition, it does not go to Trash

I'm using Ubuntu in Dual boot with Windows 7. I have three partitions: one for Windows, one for Ubuntu, and one for my files (it is used in both OSs; let's call it D). When I use Ubuntu and I delete ...
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Can I dual-boot in VirtualBox?

I use Windows 7. I also run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. The other day I wanted to try Lubuntu. Is there a way to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu in VirtualBox?
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Why remmina on Ubuntu refused to connect to Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)?

I am confused and lost as to what to do next after having gone through the Internet for answer. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop (WIFI) and Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) (Ethernet) on a ...
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Operating system boot manager for Ubuntu 16.04

I am still new to Ubuntu, in the sense of how to go about installing and finding programs. I dually installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside my Windows 7 professional. I want to play with Ubuntu till i can ...