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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Windows7 - Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot setup

I have been using EasyBcd to create a dual boot menu for my Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I had it set up yesterday fine, but tried to go another route (which failed), so I tired reverting ...
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Windows 7 not showing up in boot after installing Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu and upon bootup there is no GRUB, bootloader, or anything. I tried holding down Shift while booting, that brought up GRUB but it did not display Windows 7. I know that Windows ...
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Is it possible to fully install ubuntu instead of dual booting it with windows 7 [duplicate]

After i dual booted Ubuntu on my laptop i noticed things haven't been right on my windows 7 OS and some programs that i'm trying to download on my ubuntu os is not working because of the other OS ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu (With Windows 7)

I successfully messed up Ubuntu. Now, I need to reinstall it. But Windows 7 is also installed on my computer, and it is the main OS. Now I booted up into the Ubuntu 13.04 installation DVD, and one of ...
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Can Wine run windows 7 apps?

I'm playing Euro trucks and it needs windows 7. However, Wine hasn't windows 7 version and the game has many bugs. I can't play that game very well. how can I do it?
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Can't get Windows 7 USB to work

UEFI BIOS, Hero VII, Xubuntu on a 120GB SSD trying to install Windows 7 on a 2TB HDD I've used WinUSB, UNetBootin, and sudo dd [bs=4M] to straight burn the USB. I can mount the ISO and copy the files,...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu - confusing partition layout

Yesterday I made a 20 GB partition on my win7 drive, and started installing Ubuntu on it from a USB drive. The installation had just broke, computer restarted and I got a message Your boot files are ...
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Will Ubuntu on Local disk D be affected when I reinstall Windows 7 on Local Disk C

I have Windows 7(Primary OS) and Ubuntu on my laptop. I have a problem with my wireless so I intend to reinstall Windows on "Local disk C". If I reinstall Windows, will it affect my Ubuntu OS ...
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Shared folder in VirtualBox (Ubuntu and Windows 7)

I want to have a directory which is accessible on both Windows 7 installed on Ubuntu host, and the Ubuntu as well. So I have installed the Virtualbox additions on both Windows and Ubuntu. Then in ...
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How can I add an entry for Ubuntu to the Windows 7 boot menu?

I have the following setup: first partition is windows 7 partition second partition - ubuntu 12.04 partition while installing ubuntu I installed grub2 bootloader to ubuntu partition mbr contains ...
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How to change desktop background to the next/prev background image with mouse right cick menu depending on wallch program?

I want a script or a tool to change the desktop background using mouse right click menu on the desktop to find in the menu Next and Previous buttons for the next and past background, but depending on ...
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Ubuntu dual boot with Windows 7 having partitioned before hand

Prior to Ubuntu installation I partitioned my drive with the Windows Disk Manager, created unallocated space of around 30gb, then proceeded to boot into the Ubuntu cd. However, during installation I ...
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No internet on Virtualbox (Windows 7 as guest, Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS as host)

I've searched all over the net and found an interesting post about it on No internet connection on Virtualbox (Windows 7 as guest, ubuntu 13.04 as host). But unfortunately this did not work for ...
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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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Cant install Unetbootin 494 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (trying to make a bootable windows usb)

Invalid ur:'/home/owner/Dekstop/unetbootin-linux-494' given exiting no ':' in the uri Also if any other suggestions on how to make a windows bootable drive on ubuntu please tell me
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Error Removing Ubuntu + Grub and reverting back to using Windows MBR

I Partitioned my hard disk back some time ago to install Ubuntu on it as I needed it for a college project. It became a bit of a pain when I finished my project when I had to select my OS each time I ...
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Winconn replacement on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am currently trying to access Windows apps remotely using FreeRDP. I followed the steps found Here, and hit a stonewall. Apparently, Winconn is incompatible with 15.04, so I have no way of ...
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Overwriting existing OS via expanding a partition

Currently I have a dual boot of windows 7 and Xubuntu. I'd like to dedicate my whole hard drive to Xubuntu and get rid of windows 7. Is there any way I can do this without having to format my hard ...
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BIOS clock getting changed by Ubuntu - cant sync time with BIOS [duplicate]

I recently installed version Windows7 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 and noticed that despite the time zone being in the correct setting (Pacific Standard time), that the Clock Was off by several hours in ...
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Windows 7 Full Backup w/ “Disk” Utility - Does It work?

I have two OSs installed on my box: Windows 7 and the latest Linux Mint. Those are installed on separate drives. Can I make a full system backup of Windows 7 using Disk Utility on Linux Mint? I found ...
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Ubuntu install crashes using Live-USB made in Win7

I'm having some troubles installing Ubuntu from a Live-USB, it keeps crashing duing installation. Here is some back ground information: My current PC has Win7 installed and that is what I'm using to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 certain....
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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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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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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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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 system....
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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. ...