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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What Does Installing Ubuntu “Alongside” Windows Entail?

I recently posted a question about an error I was receiving trying to access Ubuntu from the boot menu. I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.x (I THINK because I haven't accessed it in over a year due ...
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Why can't I resize partitions? [duplicate]

I am trying to install Windows 7 (Ubuntu installed first). I try to resize my partition but everything is greyed out but unmount, info and manage flags. I am also using the partition I am trying to ...
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Install Ubuntu as VHD alongside Windows 8, Windows 7

I have Windows 7 as my primary OS, and I have also installed Windows 8 on a VHD and I am able to boot from that VHD as well, so in my boot menu I get options for both Windows 7 and Windows 8. Now I ...
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Dual boot problem with ubuntu and windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Windows 7 machine. I selected to install it with Windows 7 as a dual boot. Ubuntu installed correctly but when I boot the machine it always boots Ubuntu so I do not get ...
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Windows 7 partition not showing on Ubuntu 13.04

I use Ubuntu 13.04 on a dual boot with Windows 7. I could see the Windows partition until I did a hard reset because the computer froze. I read about using a manual mount, however the blkid just ...
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I'm interested in trying out Ubuntu. I installed 12.04 i386 on usb stick, but can't get it to boot [duplicate]

I am currently running Windows 7. I'm not quite sure how to get this to boot into Ubuntu. I have the usb stick in drive, and I restart the computer, but nothing changes. I tried f12 before the windows ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu (GPT bios disk) and Win 7 (MBR disk) [SOLVED]

I have a new MSI motherboard (UEFI), being used in UEFI+legacy mode, with two disks, one Ubuntu ( primary disk - GPT with bios_grub flag on ) and Windows 7 in the 2nd disk (MBR partition). And I'm ...
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I can´t install Ubuntu using USB [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04, downloaded from this site, I use a Universal USB Installer to create my bootable USB, when I boot and follow the steps until the one that says "Your Lap has currently ...
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Which partition is windows? [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 beside Windows 7. At the point where it gave me the option to increase or decrease partition space, I couldn't figure out which side was the Windows partition and which ...
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Triple boot Windows 7, Ubuntu, and Elementary OS Luna

I want to try Elementary OS using a real installation (not via a VM). I currently have a dual boot set-up already with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Is it possible to do so? If so, please help me with ...
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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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Run Ubuntu Concurrently with Windows 7

I already have a Windows 7 installed on my PC... What I did was I Shrink the entire Volume out of my unified Hard disk which was of 750 GB. Now I am getting a "Simple volume" as indication in my disk ...
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“The selected disc image file isn't valid” error [duplicate]

I have been attempting to run Raring Ringtail (13.04) on my Windows 7 computer, just to see how it is. I'm not going to replace my whole OS... (yet.) Anyway, my BIOS doesn't support boot from USB so I ...
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do i download desktop iso file first or windows installer [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 desktop 64bit iso file, and Ubuntu 4.2 windows 7 installer app. Which do i install first. Thanks looking forward to new Ubuntu OS. Charles
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Computer won't boot after installing Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I'm running windows 7 home premium 64-bit and I just tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit along side of it. The install was successful, yet when my computer starts, it gets to where I should see ...
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Stuttering virtualbox sound with windows 7 guest and UBUNTU host

I have installed a Windows 7 as virtualbox-guest. My Ubuntu works as host. The sound is stuttering ugly. I tried to change that by changing the Audio-Controller to ICH AC97 and install the driver ...
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Why does Grub report two items for Windows 7?

I did a clean install of Windows 7 on the same hard drive. I followed the instructions at: http://www.howtogeek.com/114884/how-to-repair-grub2-when-ubuntu-wont-boot/ I followed the terminal ...
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Win7 workgroup machine invisible to ubuntu machine in same workgroup

BACKGROUND Hi everyone, I am working on an animal welfare initiative on a budget of $0 using old machines etc., so if you can help with this you get a big lick up the side of the face as a thank you ...
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Can't access to Ubuntu 13.04 after installing it alongside with windows 7 [duplicate]

after installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with windows 7,my laptop restarted but entered to windows 7 without letting me choose between 7 & Ubuntu !! my laptop (Lenovo G580)
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Dual-booting Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 7. Having problems

I was running Ubuntu 12.10 alongside my Windows 7 Home Premium using WUBI. I was not able to figure out how to upgrade to 13.04. Then after I found out WUBI had been discontinued and it might cause ...
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I don't have the option to install ubuntu alongside windows 7; which partition can i delete?

I have a lenovo ideapad running Windows 7 and I want to install ubuntu option. I already installed ubuntu on my parents desktop using a boot dvd. When I run to the installation process on my laptop I ...
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Ubuntu not showing in Windows 7 boot Manager

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with a USB Flash Disk since I did not have a DVD Disc. I chose Install alongside Windows 7 and followed the process. After it had the popup screen with Continue Testing and ...
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Dual-boot computer runs Windows Boot Manager followed by grub menu: how to change to just grub?

My dual-boot computer is displaying two boot managers in a row: first the Windows 7 boot manager with the choices: Windows Linux and then, when I choose "Linux", it goes to the Grub menu: Ubuntu ...
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How can I install windows 7 over ubuntu?

I've enjoyed using Ubuntu 13.04 but I'd like to install Windows 7 over Ubuntu so I have a fresh install of Windows 7 thats use all of my HDD, I'm not new to Ubuntu I've been using it for a few months ...
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Cant boot from USB [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu alongside with Windows 8, but for some reason, it just deleted the W8 installation. But now, i want windows back, because Wine cant emulate all programs, which is, of ...
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Want to remove Windows 7 and retain Ubuntu istallation [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu and currently my laptop is dual boot(win7/Ubuntu). But now I want to remove Win7 retaining my Ubuntu Installations(software) I don't want to install Ubuntu with live CD. Please ...
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UBUNTU plus windows office [duplicate]

Can I install only UBUNTU as an operating system and use Windows Office and the work program? Would this minimize or eliminate the virus problem we have with windows?
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Installing Windows 7 on a new Ubuntu computer [duplicate]

I just received a new Alienware computer with Ubuntu pre-installed, since updated to version 12.04. I would like to install Windows 7 or 8 (I have installation discs for both) to run some programs. ...
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How to boot from Windows 7 installation USB and install it after Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my HP Pavilion PC, and I am able to boot from Ubuntu live USB, but when I try to install Windows 7 from USB my computer boots to Ubuntu. My Windows installation USB ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation error and data loss

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I have a Dell Studio 1555 laptop. I had Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) installed onto it and it was the only OS. In Windows, my 250-GB hard disk was partitioned only into ...
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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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Sharing torrents between Ubuntu and Windows

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Win7. The torrents are downloaded to the same folder, but is there a way to easily share the magnet links between the two deludge installations? This would be ...
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Why I am being taken to Windows 7 and can't boot into Ubuntu 13.04 after installation? [duplicate]

After finished installation I am not able to boot in to Ubuntu, I tried to use the Boot-Repair software, but I got no luck with the Recommended Repair. So, as instructed, I type here the URL returned ...
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How to remove Windows entry from Boot [duplicate]

My system was a dual boot system Ubuntu and Windows. Now that I have removed Windows but the thing is thing I just formated the drive from within the Ubuntu. But during boot the Windows entry is ...
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Dual-boot (Win7/13.04) won't boot to Windows (no grub menu). Boot-repair didn't fix it

I installed Ubuntu using this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK8X7_tYWmA But it doesn't show the grub menu when I startup, it only boots into Ubuntu. I can look in my hard drive via the File ...
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Device drivers for Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

I use Microsoft Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Combo. The middle mouse button is not working in any scrolling or single click to close tabs on the firefox browser operations. Can this be fixed? Are ...
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ubuntu 12.04 booting problems probably due to nvidia

I reinstalled windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my system 2 days back. Both OS were working fine . Yesterday I Installed Nvidia Graphic card on windows 7 and I switched to ubuntu after rebooting it , ...
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load installed win7 within ubuntu

I have installed Win7 , and after installed Win7,i installed the Ubuntu 13.04 And always using Ubuntu, But some times want to run some application that i installed those on Win7, like Photoshop I ...
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sending commands from Ubuntu to Windows

On our home network we have 1 windows 7 only pc and several computers with Ubuntu 13.04 (dual boot with backup windows 7 for programs that can't be run using wine). We want to be able to send commands ...
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Prevent GRUB from recognizing Windows volume

I have a dual-boot system, that has Windows 7 with a McAfee Encrypted Endpoint volume, and Ubuntu 12.04 (3.5.0 kernel) on a totally separate (expansion bay) volume. Currently the system (a laptop) ...
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Change location of System partition to install Windows on top of Linux

I was following this answer to install Windows on top of my existing Linux installation. However, while running the Windows 7 installer it complains that the partition I am installing on is not a ...
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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 ...