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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Ubuntu in Oracle Virtual Box running on Windows 7

I am trying to get Ubuntu version 14.04.1 running on a Windows 7 64 bit system. The Oracle VirtualBox is version 5.0.12r104815. From a terminal window in Ubuntu I am able to ping google.com and other ...
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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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Windows 7 Computer Will Not Boot from Ubuntu USB Stick

My computer will not boot from an Ubuntu USB stick (12.04.3 64-bit). It goes straight from the motherboard splash screen to Windows 7's "Starting Windows" screen. Then to Windows 7. I've tried ...
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Very slow ubuntu 14.04 over normally running windows 7

I was running Windows 7. One day it stopped working showing some "Windows Error" and would go into an infinite restart loop with "Launch System Repair" or "Start Windows Normally" or any other ...
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How can I dual boot Ubunutu alongside a corrupted Windows 7

So here's the situation. While running CCleaner, something in my Windows files got deleted. After rebooting my PC, I got some bad news. So, I ran the system repair to no avail. I had no applicable ...
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Is there an option in ubuntu to connect to a network even if it's not broadcasting its SSID?

In windows there is an option under network connections "connect even if the network is not broadcasting": Is there a similar option in Ubuntu? I'm asking this because I live in an appartment ...
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Reinstall windows with Ubuntu alongside

I have a windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed. For quite sometime now, I am facing problems in Windows OS. So I wanted to change few things. I have two options: I can reinstall the windows again ...
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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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ACPI PCC probe failed Ubuntu installation

When installing Ubuntu on my laptop, I had no problems. (Laptop: nVidia GT 525M) Note: I have Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64 on both computers. But when installing Ubuntu on my desktop, show me this ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 7, 2 seperate disks, searched a lot but problem unsolved

My Thinkpad has two disks, 1 gpt ssd + 1 mbr hdd. My main OS is Windows 7, which is installed in the ssd (120GB, nearly full). Now I want to install Ubuntu 14 to the hdd, I searched a lot, I tried ...
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Ubuntu install crashing virtualbox?

So Im installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 as a guest machine on my host Win7 64bit with Vbox 5.0.12. I have tried both 64 and 32 versions of Ubuntu. After the splash screen the vbox screen goes blank and get ...
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'Missing Operating System' Windows USB on Ubuntu Machine

So I created a Windows 7 Bootable USB on Ubuntu using 'YUMI' The USB was formatted to NTFS and ISO loaded on using Yumi. I am able to see all the files on there on the Ubuntu Explorer however when ...
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Ubuntu under VirtualBox in Windows 7 - how to set bigger screen resolution?

I have a Windows 7 with VirtualBox. I did install a fresh downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). I did install the guest additions. I wanted to set the screen resolution to a higher value than 640x480. I ...
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“Windows Boot Manager” is the only “OS” that Ubuntu 15.10 Disc can find, therefore I'm missing the “Install alongside windows 7”

I've seen in most of the tutorials/guides to installing Ubuntu along windows 7 that Ubuntu finds Windows 7 automatically and makes installing easy. But Ubuntu is only finding "Windows Boot Manager" ...
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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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How can I share a windows folder with my virtualbox ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

So I have a Windows folder, let's say F:\UShare . I want to use/mount that folder inside my VirtualBox Ubuntu installation. It is still unclear to me what I have to do, even after reading this.
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Reboot and select proper boot device boot info

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed on my laptop and was using it for more than a year. Yesterday when I started my laptop I got this message "Reboot and select proper boot device". ...
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windows 7 os won't appear

I have an asus z170m-plus motherboard with a clean install of win 7. I shrunk the win 7 partition to give space for my first ubuntu install (14.04). When I boot linux from my USB, the install option ...
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Cant add win7 back to grub loader after installing ubuntu 15

When I installed Ubuntu 15, windows 7 disappeared as boot option. I have already tried to repair with boot-repair and it created a logfile online, but win7 still does not appear in the loader. I ...
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How to use a real partition with Windows 7 installed, in a virtualbox vm?

My Ubuntu 12.04 is installed on /dev/sda5 and Windows 7 on /dev/sda1. When I am running Ubuntu, I would like to use Virtualbox to run Windows 7 in a VM. The Windows 7 partition is 1 TB and is half ...
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Install Windows 7 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Looking to install Windows 7 Fully on my Ubuntu laptop how can I go about doing this? I have the ISO, my DVD drive is broken so cannot use that. I do not want to install Windows 7 as a virtual machine ...
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Windows 7 not visible in GRUB menu after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same partition (C:/) in which I had Windows 7 installed. After installation of ubuntu, I see Ubuntu boot options in the grub, along with FreeDOS (FreeDOS shows ...
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Cannot access one samba share from Windows, but can access another

I'm sorry, I really can't find another question that describes my problem. My scenario is as follows: I have one computer running Ubuntu 15.10. It is my primary computer and it runs a few different ...
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How do I replace Windows 7 Ultimate with Kubuntu without loosing my files in partition D wich is NTFS?

I want to replace my Windows 7 Ultimate with Kubuntu. I have a big D partition that is hard to backup and I want to install kubuntu without loosing the partition and still be accesible in kubuntu. The ...
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Samba shared printer prints garbage

I have a printer connected to my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop which I share with other computers in my network using Samba. This setup works correctly with Ubuntu machines as well as Windows 8 machines. ...
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Cannot Log in into Windows 7 after installation of Ubuntu

My Toshiba laptop had windows 7 installed and I installed Ubuntu 15.10 into it. During installation I selected the last option 'Something else' not the 'Erase everything' option. During partition ...
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Ubuntu and Windows [duplicate]

Currently I am working in Ubuntu. Big Data. I do not have Windows OS in my system. i am going to install hadoop in Ubuntu. But I don't know whether windows is compulsory to have along with ubuntu. Can ...
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What's the best way to remotely connect to a Windows 7 machine? [closed]

I have a headless Win 7 machine. A have to work quite a lot on it but don't want to connect mouse/ keyboard/ monitor. Is there a comfortabel way to use a ubuntu 14.04 machines mouse/ keyboard/ monitor ...
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How to get an Starting Double Boot Menu (Linux / Windows)

I performed the creation of a new partition into the internal HDD of my desktop computer. The original 3 partitions of this HDD contain the Linux Ubuntu Studio 15.10 operating system, the swap ...
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Dual booting of Windows 7 and Ubuntu Issues

I am trying to install ubuntu on my computer, which currently has windows 7 on it. The idea is to have both of them as an OS that I can choose from, so I believe that I have correctly partitioned the ...
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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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Which partitions will be affected from “Installing alongside Windows 7”

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my PC alongside Windows 7. When I come to "Ubuntu Installation Type" step, I choose "Install alongside Windows 7" and then it shows divider with two parts: Windows ...
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Problem By Windows 7 boot loader

I New in Ubuntu I install Ubuntu whiteout any error and now i see my windows 7 from list of Operation system but after i select windows 7 don't work and again load list of Operation systems. How can ...
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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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Dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 with Win 7 on a RAID 0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to dual-boot with my windows 7 in a RAID 0 array of 2 120gb SSDs, but I'm having some problems. I had to reinstall Windows 7 and created a partition for it, with the ...
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Delete all traces of windows from Ubuntu

I used to have a dual boot in one of my hard disk drives - Ubuntu and Windows 7. Then, I added a SSD which is now my main hard disk drive, and I'm using it for Windows 7 completely, keeping Ubuntu in ...
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How do you install the VirtIO HDD drivers for KVM on Windows 7?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64-bit on KVM. I created a VirtIO HDD in virt-manager, and connected the driver ISO from here. The only drivers I see for storage are for Windows Server 2008, and 2008 ...
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Windows 7: No internet connection after installing Ubuntu via Dual-boot

Today I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 7, like dual-boot. So, it Ubuntu works perfectly for now on - connects to an internet and discovers the network IP. The huge problem is in Windows ...
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Installing Windows 7 [duplicate]

I've used Ubuntu 14.04 for a bit and still know nothing about it. I can never find anything I understand about how to completely get rid of ubuntu so I can use windows 7. When I try to install the ...
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How to set Windows bootloader as default bootloader?

I have a Win 7/11.10 dual boot system with Grub 2 as the default bootloader. However, I want to make Windows bootloader the default bootloader (grub 'dos' like interface scrares the hell out of my ...
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Old Grub loader still in use

My computer came with Windows 7. I later erased the disk and clean installed Debian. Later, I needed Windows so again did a Windows 7 clean install and then installed Debian. Then, I installed the ...
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Files deleted using Linux still show up in Windows [closed]

I use Ubuntu and Windows 7 as dual boot. I deleted a video from the Downloads folder in C drive while using my Ubuntu OS. I simply selected the video and did a Shift+Delete. When I switch to ...
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No option for booting from Ubuntu on dual boot with two HDD, boot loader problem

I have two HDD on my PC. I have installed windows 7 on first one, and today I installed ubuntu 15.10 on second one (sdb7,8,9), and selected sdb for boot loader installation. Then I rebooted and ...
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Windows 7 / Ubuntu dual-boot and able to access windows partitions on both os

I have a laptop running Windows 7 in partition c . I have 3 more partitions (D,E,F NTFS) with my data. I would like to install Ubuntu in dual-boot in other unused partition .Is it possible to access ...
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Will upgrading to windows 10 affect my dual boot?

I'm currently running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I would like my Ubuntu to be untouched. How do I go about it?
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Ubuntu 14.04 - after installation no bootloader, so Windows 7 starts

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time. There is also working Windows 7 on that PC. After the installation from Ubuntu 14.04 with an USB-Stick I clicked on "restart" and the system ...
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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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Successful dual boot. How do I lauch Windows from within Ubuntu?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 15.10 side by side with Windows 7 on a brand new Dell Latitude E7450. Seamless, worked out of the tin, as expected. Have successfully booted into both OSes. ...
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Switching hard drives

I have Windows 7 installed on a 640 GB hard drive, and Ubuntu on a 2TB. I have leaned towards storing all music, pictures, movies, etc. on Windows, and have low storage space. I was wondering if it ...
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Boot Repair does not show recommended repair option

Recently Windows 7 stopped working on my desktop. It displayed the "Reboot and select proper boot device" error message. I went through a few of the general fixes for this error message: checked ...