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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Boot Trouble: Windows 7/Ubuntu 12

I have a new laptop that has windows 7, and I wanted to dual boot Windows/Ubuntu. Just like my old one was. So, I downloaded and burned Ubuntu to disk. I then changed the BIOS setting to boot from ...
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Files are gone but still occupy place [closed]

A couple of minutes ago I accessed my movies folder in Windows 7 from Ubuntu 13.04, deleted a movie and somehow all my movies folder got deleted too. I restarted immediately to Windows 7 to check if ...
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how to remove Ubuntu and leave Windows 7 and Linux Mint

i have installed Mint Olivia on my computer to run alongside Windows 7 because I thought Ubuntu would automatically be removed, being the computer vegetable that I am. Now I have 3 systems. How can I ...
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Dual Boot with WUBI Installer - reinstalling Windows

I have installed Ubuntu using a Windows installer - Wubi - as a dual boot with Windows 7. Now I would like to reinstall Windows 7. Is there any chance to retain Ubuntu? Any tweak available to make it ...
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Wrong magic bytes at the start in lib

I was curious to know how this happened and how to correct it? Setting up gstreamer0.10-plugins-good (0.10.31-1ubuntu1.2) ... dpkg: error processing gstreamer0.10-plugins-good (--configure): ...
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Get IP of remote windows machine from Hostname

I have a headless Windows 7 box I'm trying to access using VNC viewer from my Ubuntu Gnome Raring machine. Previously, when I was running Linux mint, I could do this no problem... but I can't ...
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Unable to boot to Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu on a separate drive

I have searched everywhere on the internet and I cannot seem to find a solution to this problem. I have an Alienware Aurora and with it came Windows 7. Recently, I inserted an additional HDD and ...
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Disk read error. click Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart. Windows 7, Ubuntu dual boot

I have Windows 7 on my system and recently I installed Ubuntu 12.10 as dual boot, both worked fine. One day I created some shortcuts to Windows folders in Ubuntu. After that, when I am logging in to ...
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Is Ubuntu compatible with my 32 bit windows 7 system?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu and not tech savvy like the rest of this group apperantly is. I have an older machine (32 bit windows 7) and I'm curious about Ubuntu and want to try it out, if it works well ...
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How do i install ubuntu 12.04 from a bootable usb pen drive? [duplicate]

I have made my pen drive bootable. I am 100% sure there's nothing wrong with the pen drive. I have a DELL inspiron n5010, I had tried installing ubuntu 12.04 four months back but I dont remember where ...
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Have SSD with Windows 7, ubuntu 13.04 installed but GRUB does not work

I have installed Ubuntu several times and GRUB does not work. I tried using the boot repair tool and this always gives an error that is not informative. I saw when creating the drive that there was ...
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Install Ubuntu from scratch

I have windows installed on my 500 GB hard disk which contains of 5 partitions. One for system drive and rest four for data. I want to format and remove all the 5 partitions and convert that to ...
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Which version do I need to download? [duplicate]

I'm currently running a Windows 7 computer, but it says I have a 64-bit OS, and I'm confused as to whether or not I need to download the 32-bit version of Ubuntu, or the 64-bit, since it says to ...
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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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No native mode forcing panel scaling

I have Dual OS in my computer, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Until recently, both OS were working fine, but recently, when I get the GRUB menu and choose Ubuntu, I get the following error message ...
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Dual boot Win7/Ubuntu - GRUB menu flashes; cannot select

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on two separate partitions on my desktop. I used to be able to get the GRUB menu at startup when I had an older Ubuntu version (probably 10.x) but, after ...
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Adding an entry to GRUB?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed by side of windows 7. Windows 7 is installed on sda7. But due to one reason or another it doesn't show up in the GRUB menu. So please help me out in adding it. I've ...
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Ubuntu + TrueCrypt + Dropbox + Desktop PC with WIndows 7 + Netbook with 12.04

I have two PCs, a netbook running Ubuntu 12.04 and a desktop running Windows 7. I use Dropbox to share files between the two PCs. I need to encrypt some files, and I have installed TrueCrypt on both ...
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New Ubuntu install onto new hard drive that I also want to use for Win 7 backups

So I have a brand new 1TB hard drive I want to partition off to install Ubuntu, but I want to use the majority of the space on it as my backup drive for Windows 7. I've got it wired up and ready to ...
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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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Installation of UBUNTU [duplicate]

Computer specifications Acer dual core 2gn 2gb RAM With all inbuilt basic hardware. The whole hard disk is installed with Win7. I have logical partitions done after installing Win7 using Win7's disk ...
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installing Ubuntu with Windows

i am using windows 7 professional currently.i want to use ubuntu at the same time.! how to use both OS at same time.
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from a dualboot (dualbooted with usbstick) Windows 7? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now I want it deleted from my computer. I installed Ubuntu on a USB stick so I could dualboot my HP with windows 7 but now I want it removed. How do I do this?
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I can't boot of Ubuntu OS when my Windows 7 hibernates

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 Home Basic in one machine. After I put my Windows 7 to hibernate and then when I press the power button, instead of loading the BOOT OPTIONS or GRUB screen it ...
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Installing Ubuntu without loss of data

I have Windows 7 installed. I want to switch to Ubuntu 12.04 without losing any of my data. In other words, I want to have all my files accessible from Ubuntu.
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How to replace win 7 and keep files without backing them up [duplicate]

completely new to ubuntu, just learned about it a day ago and needed a free OS so decided to check it out. I previously had windows 7 installed on my hdd with two partitions. Windows and essentials ...
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Can't install alongside Windows 7 64-bit

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside my 64-bit Windows 7, but when I used the installation DVD the only option that showed up was to replace Windows with it. Does anyone know why the option to ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 11.10 after it is installed alongside Windows [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows 7. Now I want to uninstall Ubuntu, but I want my Windows 7 to be safe, i.e. intact with applications and documents in Windows. I have not used Wubi, ...
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Not able to connect to internet on Ubuntu

I have a dual boot on my PC. I can access Internet through Windows but cannot do it through Ubuntu. I was able to connect to Internet on both OSses till some days ago, when my brother reset my ...
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Running Ubuntu on PC- A Couple of Questions?

I am currently thinking about buying a new laptop, and I want to buy a PC for its good price to hardware ratio and run Ubuntu on it because I do a lot of app and web development work. My questions ...
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I cant boot into Ubuntu 13,04 from Windows 7 [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed the ISO for Ubuntu 13.04. I put the ISO on a flash drive using ISO to USB. I am running windows 7 pro and had planned to dual boot Ubuntu. I booted up, pressed F12 for booting ...
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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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Help to decide the partition to install ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a PC running with windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version with 4 gig Ram. I have a 320 gig hard disk , in which I have allocated 120 gig for windows 7, 100 gig for NY files(named ashwin in windows) ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu with Windows 7 without losing my files? [duplicate]

I downloaded the Ubuntu-13.04-Desktop-i386.iso (794.00Mo) file and burned it into a DVD of 4.7GB with a very low speed of burning. Anyway the OS was bootable when I put the DVD the Ubuntu Installer ...
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install windows vm on ubuntu 12.10

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my laptop. I need to know install windows vm on this platform. I have for googled for responses but did not get any related to my question. Hence I am seeking help ...
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Tunneled XVNC connection to Ubuntu 13.04 from Windows 7 client — painfully slow!

I recently upgraded to UBUNTU 13.04. Prior to the upgrade I was effectively using xrdp to access my unity 2d (gnome-fallback-session) desktop from my windows 7 client. With the upgrade my ...
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Install Ubuntu in windows 8.1 preview [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1 preview PC. I am trying to install Ubuntu through USB drive. But no luck. Does anyone succeeded? More info: My PC came with windows 8 pre-installed. In that version I was able to ...
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backup harddrive, so it can be restored perfectly

i have windows installed on a SSD, and I am currently using Ubuntu from a usb install. i want to make a complete backup of that SSD (120gb) to my internal HDD (1tb) so i can install ubuntu as my only ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 with windows

I reinstalled windows 7 today , I have a live USB with Ubuntu 13.04 installed with universal USB manager. I want to install Ubuntu with windows 7 (dual boot) which already exists on my PC. I have 320 ...
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There are many problems installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am having a lot of problems installing Ubuntu 13.04. I have Windows 7, and I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, and the install alongside option doesn't exist, there is install inside Windows ...
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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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How to mount windows partition in ubuntu 12.10

I have ubuntu 12.10 live CD, when I run this in Disks it shows only one entry of my whole drive (500GB). it's not showing my windows partitions ? How get all those partitions and mount them ?
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GRUB2 - recovering Windows Recovery Environment

I've got an issue with Windows Recovery Environment after the Ubuntu installation, in particular after the installation of GRUB2. On sda1 I've got a Windows 7 installation thing (bootable, something ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 w/ Win 7

I just got a new solid state hard drive (Samsung SSD 840 Pro) and am trying to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I'm coming across the known issue of Ubuntu not recognizing the Windows partition, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit install with Win 7-64 - no OS found [duplicate]

I attempted to install Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 7 64 bit on an HP DV7t-7000 notebook. The Ubuntu installer was unable to identify the existing Windows installation. I have two hard drives installed ...
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uninstall lubuntu 13.04 to not interfere with built in win 7 installer

Due to software problems, I need to uninstall lubuntu 13.04 off of my computer. It is a vaio and has a built in function to install windows 7 from scratch without a disk, I usually use this when I ...
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Blue Screens From Windows to Ubuntu

Will a machine running Windows 7 that gets bluescreens get errors of any kind with a complete disk wipe and installation of Ubuntu?
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How to configure Ubuntu to load shared hard disk at startup? [duplicate]

I use shared profile for firefox between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The shared profile is in a common disk partition/file-system. Due to this reason firefox doesn't start till I load the shared hard ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Windows 7 PC?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my PC but it doesn't show the boot window. When I started my PC and went in the disc clicked on Wubi, it showed demo and full installation. I clicked on that. ...
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Is it ok , if I install ubuntu linux mint and windows in C drive?

I already had windows 7 os , then I install linux mint 15 in c , now I want to have ubuntu in c , may it create any problem , because I have reached to maximum partition of my hard disk. so can not ...