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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How can I dual-boot a TrueCrypt-encrypted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 when both are installed separately on different physical drives?

How can I dual-boot a TrueCrypt-encrypted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 when both are installed separately on different physical drives? I have two hard drives. hd0 has a TrueCrypt-encrypted Windows 7 ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox

Environment: Lenovo T530 running Windows 7. Have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine using VM Virtual Box. Have installed all the updates from both Virtual Box and Ubuntu. Problem: While in ...
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New to Ubuntu - Initial install - Partitioning [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu but not to Linux. I am installing the latest Ubuntu server on a HP Laptop (DV6) and it has Windows 7 taking up the entire disk. I should state that I want to install Ubuntu and also ...
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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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Can't boot into Windows 7 Partition!

When I was installing Ubuntu, I wanted it alongside Windows 7 so I had access to both. In the installation process, Ubuntu said "No other operating system detected" or something like that, so I follow ...
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messed up my boot/efi, couldn't boot into anything, now boot repair is not working either

i "accidentally" messed up the boot/efi folder when i was trying to replace it with one i had copied earlier(stupid I know) When i rebooted the computer i could not boot into ubuntu 14.04 nor windows ...
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

After having some compatibility issues with some software on Ubuntu, I decided I should dual boot windows 7 so I can use that software. After booting from an Ubuntu live CD and partitioning off 100GB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer insists on running in UEFI mode

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 along side Ubuntu 14.04. I have managed to set this up successfully on my old laptop (which only uses Legacy BIOS) using an installation CD and EasyBCD. However when ...
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Creating a live Ubuntu USB that's bootable on a Mac Book Pro OS X

My boss has a Mac Book Pro (Yosemite) and something went wrong with the hard drive (boot sector issue possibly but not sure?). I want to create a live Ubuntu USB for him to attempt to pull files off ...
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Can't install packages and problems with LILO boot [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu Server, following the instructions How to Install minimal Ubuntu on an old laptop Though Installation was successful, and I was presented with a bare-bones terminal OS, which ...
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Trying to Fix MBR [migrated]

I first decided that I wouldn't need Windows anymore, so I deleted it when I installed Ubuntu (I realized how wrong I was: no visual studio nor texnic center). Now I tried getting Windows back, so I ...
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Why is the connection setup only after Ubuntu pings Windows?

PC Lubuntu 14.04 -> Ip: 192.168.108.2 PC Windows 7 -> Ip: 192.168.108.3 This connection is wifi. On Windows: $ ping 192.168.108.2 Pinging 192.168.108.2 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from ...
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Operating System not Found after installing Ubuntu in a Sony Vaio

I just bought a Sony Vaio SVS15115FLB that came with Windows 7, after enjoying the PC graphic power for a little, I decided it was time to install Ubuntu 12.04. First, I inserted a USB stick, ...
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Fixing Windows7 Bootmgr

I made my laptop Dell XPS 15z dual boot with Ubuntu last year, and something went wrong & BOOTMGR of my windows got fried. I couldn't fix it that time. And I kept using Ubuntu. I don't even ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8

I have a pre-installed Windows 7/8 and I want to install Ubuntu alongside that. When I try to install I do not have an Install ubuntu alongside windows 7/8 option during the installation (it's ...
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Dual Boot-Ubuntu along with Win 7, ubuntu not detecting the partitions on HDD on which Win 7 is currently exist as sole OS

I recently (19.03.2015) purchased Dell Insp 15 3543 (Ubuntu OS). As I wanted to Dual Boot Ubuntu along with Windows 7, I did not complete the Ubuntu installation (Pre-provided with Laptop, & ...
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Windows 7 connection to Samba drive does not refresh sometimes

System: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Samba 4.1.6 Client: Windows 7 I have a drive on Win 7 mapped to an Ubuntu Samba share. Sometimes when I create one or more new files in Ubuntu, I cannot see the new ...
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Synergy, Ubuntu 14 and Keyboard Error

I have Synergy server installed on my Windows PC, and client installed on my Ubuntu. Whenever I restart my client (Ubuntu) I receive a 'Keyboard failure - strike F1 to continue' - however in order to ...
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My computer won't boot off a Windows install DVD - it goes directly to Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu, but now I want to install Windows again. The problem is not in the installation of Windows, but that my PC won't boot off the DVD drive. The DVD drive is the first boot option in ...
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“No root system defined” while installing ubuntu on Virtual box

i continuously get the error "No root System defined" in the last installation step and it asks for partitioning but under the condition of erasing everything on the disk !!!
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Unable to Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (Legacy BIOS)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 / 14.04 (x86 & x64) alongside Windows 7. I have a bootable USB stick and when I try to install Ubuntu there is no alongside Window` option neither the Windows ...
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Is it possible to update Ubuntu 14.04 Wubi to 14.10 without having to reinstall? [duplicate]

I know that Wubi is buggy, dead, etc. However, I do not have a spare partition space lying around, ready to use on the computer (running Windows 7, using BIOS not UEFI, was bought way before Win8 was ...
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Gparted has a little key icon on my Ubuntu partition so I can not resize it

How can I make separate partition (to install windows 7) using ubuntu. I tried to use Gparted but there is a little key icon on my ubuntu partition therefore i cant make a new partition.
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Dual boot Ubuntu14.04/WIN7 separate disks

posting this question after three days searching online and trying various things. I have two physical drives (each a 480GB SSD), one with Ubuntu 14.04, one with WIN7. I would like to get a choice ...
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Can I access windows 7 documents, pictures, music, etc while using Ubuntu on a dual boot machine?

I installed Ubuntu but kept my Windows 7 (dual boot machine). When I logged in the first time, into the Admin account, I could access all of my old Windows files (docs, music, pictures, etc). I then ...
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Ubuntu can see network work group but can't see Ubuntu from windows

Sorry to be a complete noob, just installed Ubuntu and I'm trying to get things up and running. Goal: To connect several drives to my Ubuntu, very old, laptop. This will act as a NAS serving up ...
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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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Virtualbox guest additions installation fails for shared folder support!

I am trying to setup Ubuntu guest OS on a Windows host system.After creating the new virtual machine, I am trying to install the guest additions and I am running sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run but ...
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Connecting to windows 7, mount.cifs error(115)

I'm trying to share a "Share" folder located in my Ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop with my Windows 7 computer through my local wireless using: sudo mount.cifs //WindowsPCname/Users ...
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Need help with reinstalling grub

so I installed windows 7 after installing ubuntu, and as you may already know I can't log back into ubuntu. I tried running boot-repair but it seems to be stuck on purging the kernels (I left it for ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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Can I have Windows on my laptop and Ubuntu on SSD?

I have a laptop with 500GB of HDD and Windows 7 installed. I also have virtual machine with Ubuntu installed, because I need Ubuntu for my school work, but it works way too slow. The idea is to ...
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Windows 7 can't view files after interacting with them on Ubuntu

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a second ext4 partition alongside my Windows 7 partition. The dual-boot works fine, and my Windows 7 behaves perfectly normal. In my Ubuntu, I've been using ...
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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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changing from xubuntu to windows 7 through mounted file [closed]

My win 8 Acer crashed a few days ago and I have since installed Xubuntu over it. I intend to install windows 7, as windows 8 just doesn't work and I know linux isn't the best for video games. I don't ...
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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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Problems with partitions installing net verison Ubuntu alongside Win 7 Home Prem

I'm stuck installing Ubuntu 14.04 with the partition part of the install. I am downloading and using the net install since I can't burn DVDs, so I just downloaded the mini.iso and burned it to disc ...
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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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Can't Boot Window7 at grub2 menu

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same partition as windows 7. I shrunk the win7 partition expecting that that will allow me to install Ubuntu ( which it did ). When I start up my computer it ...
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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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Installing Windows7 after Ubuntu 14.04, other recommendations not working

I know this questions has been asked hundreds if not thousands of times, and I've actually successfully done this before, but I've tried several things on this system, and nothing has worked yet. ...
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Install Ubuntu on a seperate hard-drive in dualboot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a hard-drive that is separate from the one Windows 7 is on. I have two drives in my computer and the second is unused and blank. However, when I go to install ...
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How to make a bootable Windows 7 USB in Xubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I've tried using the dd command and Winusb but neither of them worked. I'm not sure what program I can use to make the usb bootable. I don't know if this changes anything, but this copy of the Windows ...
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Ubuntu partitioning doesn't see my windows partitions correctly [duplicate]

I am trying to setup a Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 on the same disk. From Windows I shrunk 2 drives to free 80+ gb in order to use the space for the ext4 and swap. I also deleted a primary ...
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“Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'” when MD5 hash is valid

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows by following the steps given here. Steps followed: I have written the iso to a usb and booted my PC using the pen drive where I select ...
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I can't find my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 14.04 , i need my data any how

I have searched on net and got i have lost my old data can some plz provide the steps to recover the old data . i need data only it is must to have that data. scenario in which i lost my data; --- ...
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Cant install ubuntu alongside win 7 (had Win 8)

I have read many many posts and tried to find my problem in one of them some back story, my laptop came with win 8 I re install it with win 7 I allocated some space from win 7 disk manage then run ...
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Recover Windows 7 Boot Loader

I have mistakenly removed Windows 7 boot loader from my primary drive, when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to have both OSs on my machine. At this moment, Windows 7 is on SDA2, Ubuntu is ...
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How to triple boot windows 7, ubuntu 14.04, and ubuntu 14.10 (keeping windows loader if possible)

I want to be able to play around with drivers and updates without putting my primary work in danger so I want to add ubuntu 14.10 to the possible OSes I can boot into. I already have windows 7 and ...