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 13.10 Share non-OS drive with Windows

I'm a total noob. I've got a HP Microserver with Ubuntu 13.10 desktop installed. I've got a 250GB hard drive with the OS on there, and a 3TB drive I'd like to share with Windows. I've managed to ...
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How to recover after deleting Ubuntu partition?

I have a really old Compaq presario, I recently just wiped it clean and started again. I put Windows 7 on but, half way through installing it ran out of battery... Thinking nothing of it I just done ...
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Install Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop right now and I also want Windows 7. I want to dual boot. I am unable to partition the disk because it's not possible to shrink the hard-drive. I saw a couple of ...
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Nothing opens after GRUB menu

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 as a dual boot. I generally use Ubuntu and very rarely use Windows. I recently tried to open Windows 7 and it entered the Startup Repair screen. It took too long to ...
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sexagenarian needs direction starting to install, use and learn Ubuntu

I need help and please be patient with my sexagenarian memory. I am using Windows 7 on my computer and I very much want to start using Ubuntu. The problem for me is that there seems to be all sorts of ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu Server 13.10 remotely after server reboot [duplicate]

I've encountered a weird problem imo, and none of my co-workers have no idea why this keeps happening. First of, I've built a little server machine for beta testing of my upcoming software & ...
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Not getting into Grub anymore after running Boot-Repair

I've had a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) on my notebook for quite a while and today when I started it I got into grub rescue instead of the regular grub menu and I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't allow me to install “alongside” Windows, just “replace”

I have a disk with 3 partitions: 100MB for Windows 7 97.56GB for Windows 7 125.91 which I want to install Ubuntu on How can I install Ubuntu on the 125.91 GB partition "alongside" Windows 7 ...
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Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda on two-drive laptop with Win7

I am using an HP dv7 computer with a 1TB drive with Win7 and a new 120GB SSD that I intend to run Kubuntu on for my physics stuff. I am having trouble installing GRUB though. I first created two ...
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Cannot Install Ubuntu!! No Install Ubuntu Alongside Option!

I wanna install ubuntu 13.10 alongside y Windows 7 and windows 8.1 When i boot up from the live cd, it dosent give me an option to install ubuntu alongside windows.. I tried clicking on something else ...
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Video and Audio files change file type when transfering from Ubuntu to Windows 7 partition

I am trying to transfer audio and video files across from Ubuntu 13:10 to windows 7 partition on virtual box. Weather i put my files in the shared hard drive or on a USB when windows accesses it it ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot installation with Win 7 problems [closed]

Well, I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to install it alongside with Windows 7, but when restarted my PC with the DVD in and appears the installation menu, there's no dual boot installation option. ...
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Upgrade ubuntu space with windows 7

I installed Ubuntu beside windows 7 and after 6 months from use it I love it and I need to delete windows 7 space and move it to Ubuntu . For example : Partition c had tow systems : 1- Widows 7 30 ...
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What programs can I use to burn a Windwos 7 iso on a USB? [duplicate]

WinUSB keeps on freezing. Unetbootin doesn't work, and neither does Tuxboot. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.
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Windows 7 cannot start

I had recent problems installing Ubuntu in my pc, sharing the disk with Windows 7. Mouse and keyboard weren´t recognized during the installation in 64 bit. I partially solved the problem when I found ...
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After installation of Ubuntu alongside windows 7 boot menu shows Ubuntu, memory tester, Windows 7 how can I edit it? [duplicate]

After installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 boot menu is showing Ubuntu,memory tester,windows 7 how can i edit it? I would like to see while rebooting the screen menu that would show windows 7 or ...
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GRUB USB not working in windows 7

I have just re-installed Windows 7 in EFI mode (getting everything working in a new EFI enabled mode) and used boot-repair to get GRUB working again. However when booting into Windows, there is a ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu: last step problem with EasyBCD

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop that had pre-installed Windows 7. The computer has one hard drive (1 TB SSD), which contained the following partitions: 2GB = system partition, (no letter ...
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Installation doesn't detect Windows 7

My laptop came with Ubuntu. I removed it to install Windows 7 64-bit. I don't remember if I did anything special, I just formatted the entire hard drive. Now I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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VMWare/VirtualBox hangs Ubuntu while installing Windows 7

I am trying to install Windows 7 in VMwarePlayer or VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04LTS and every time I have tried it the result is that Ubuntu hangs and only hard reset works. I tried both VMware and ...
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Cannot get windows 7 to dual boot with ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo y510p with Hybrid Drive

I have a Lenovo y510p laptop that came pre installed with windows 8. After some shenanigans I ended up having to completely wipe everything off of it. So now I have a blank hard drive and a usb disk ...
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How to install windows from Ubuntu 12.04 with no partition dedicated to Windows?

Essentially when I originally installed ubuntu, I got rid of my windows and had the hard drive reformatted. I never split up the hard drive to dual boot. Now that the hard drive is formatted for ...
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Convert Windows text file to Ubuntu text file

I am trying to port a C++ program from Windows to Ubuntu . In Ubuntu environment , My program reads a text file which was created in Windows , however it appears the Carriage Return is affecting the ...
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Windows crashed and i cant boot into windows recovery disk or installer. pc boots into ubuntu. i can access windows partition from ubuntu

I am dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7. Somehow, a file system on windows is corrupt. I can still see windows files from Ubuntu as its working properly. I tried using windows recovery discs and ...
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Ubuntu not booting any more after a clean windows 7 shutdown

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 using wubi.exe. For more than 8 months It was running fine. Today I booted into windows 7 then I shut it down properly and tried to boot Ubuntu. I started ...
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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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installing media codecs without internet conncetion

i have a dual boot system with windows 7 and Ubuntu installed i want to install the multimedia codecs but i do not have an internet connection in Ubuntu but i do have a connection in windows , is ...
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Install windows7

I had windows7 when I bought my laptop. However, because I want to learn about linux and ubuntu so I decided to install to ubuntu 13.10 in my laptop; but I accidentally overwrote my windows7 as well. ...
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GRUB destroyed Win7 boot loader, now neither work [closed]

I had Win7 on my laptop (technically still do) and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an unused portion of the drive. Ubuntu started up OK, but didn't work well with my wireless at work. So I tried to boot ...
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Ubuntu won't install on unallocated space alongside Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 (preinstalled) Dell desktop. I used the Windows Partition Manager to shrink the main partition by 400 GB. The tool froze before confirming completion, but when I re-executed it, ...
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screen goes blank when loading ubuntu 12.04 LTS for the 1st time

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS along Win 7(Win 7 in C:\ and ubuntu in D:). After I select ubuntu from Win 7 boot loader, a screen which contains some lines that goes off within a second to the next ...
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Install Ubuntu but keep Local disk D and its content

I want to install Ubuntu and remove Windows 7. I choosed Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu option. Now it shows me which HDD disk to use and says that 3 partitions willbe deleted. But I need to install ...
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How to install Windows and Ubuntu on the same machine? [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu on a machine having Windows OS.While installing Ubuntu I was not able to see all the partitions and I had to format the hard drive. Now the result is that I am having the ...
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GRUB rescue won't go away!

As you can guess from the title I am a complete noob and stupidly to the dismay of all of you, I deleted the Ubuntu partition deleting GRUB and Ubuntu. So when I tried to install Windows 7, it said ...
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Uninstall Old Fedora OS and Install Ubuntu along side Win 7

I have installed Fedora alongside Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have decided to uninstall the Fedora and I want to use Ubuntu instead. I wish to keep Win 7 and its data (NTFS drives). Please guide me how ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu on Windows 7 not working

I just recently downloaded ubuntu linux, and then burned it to a dvd. I just installed it, and not when I go to boot it, it auto boots windows 7, and doesn't give me an option to dual boot it. What is ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 7 (from Dell recovery partition) while keeping my dual boot configuration?

This old question says how to reinstall Windows 7 from DVD without messing up the Ubuntu partition: How do I reinstall Windows 7 while keeping my dual boot configuration? However, I have a Dell ...
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How to run already installed Windows in Ubuntu?

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with 300GB hard drive, in which I use 200GB for Windows 7 and 100GB for Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any way I could operate my Windows 7 in Ubuntu, because there are some ...
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Need help booting windows after installing ubuntu dual boot

I recently installed Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows 7. The first time I booted up, I was given the option to boot to Ubuntu or Windows. If I selected Ubuntu, I would go to a GRUB menu for Ubuntu. ...
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Mouse and Keyboard will not work Windows 7 Dual Boot

My mouse and keyboard work fine in Ubuntu, as well as grub. However, when I boot into Windows 7, I cannot get past the login screen because the mouse and keyboard do not work. The lack of light on my ...
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Virtualbox doesn't work with a real partition

So I followed the instructions here. However, when I went to Virtualbox and told it to use the file I got the error Failed to open the hard disk file /home/parth/Win7.vmdk. Permission problem ...
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Error when Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows

Ok, so I have a problem here. I'm currently running windows 7 and decided to dual-boot with Ubuntu. So I made a different partition (by referring to a tutorial). The disk management window looks ...
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Switching from Ubuntu to Windows 7 help? [duplicate]

I switched from windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS a week or so ago on my Toshiba Satellite L755 I believe. It worked fine, but I had Internet problems and internal errors so I thought switching to 12.10 ...
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How do I select in which OS my computer boots?

I have Windows 7 on my PC and I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a separate partition but when the PC starts it goes straight to Windows 7. How can I have the option beforehand to chose which OS ...
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Install Ubuntu next to Windows 7 with a 3rd partition

I would like to install Ubuntu next to Windows 7. I've got a 256GB SSD in my Laptop and I would like to create three 'main' partitions: about 50GB for the Ubuntu System about 50GB for the Windows ...
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Install Win7 after Ubuntu 13.10 (dual boot)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to set up a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. How can I do this?
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I install ubuntu 13.10 but the Pc can't start up ubuntu it start with windows

I install ubuntu 13.10 but the Pc can't start up ubuntu it start with windows .is there anything I should instal or do ?
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boot-repair Does not add Widnows 7 to the grub menu

I have a laptop with Debian 7, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10, and installed the Ubuntu partition afresh. After the re-installation, Windows 7 disappeared from ...
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No USB Devices picked up on restart to windows 7 from ubuntu

I have dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 13.10 on efi Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 ultrabook. My devices are recognized well in Ubuntu. If I reboot the system (i,e switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7) and start ...
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How do I clean install windows 7 on the “other” partition? [duplicate]

I would like to cleanly install windows 7 on another partition to ubuntu 12.04. I originally had a windows 7 only machine. I subsequently installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside it by creating a partition. ...