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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Downgraded from Windows 8, and can't get ubuntu installed

I got a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and I hated it. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the entire disk as the only operating system and it worked fine, but I knew at some point I'd need the Windows ...
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How to install Windows 7 after Ubuntu on GPT disk

Hi I am trying to install windows 7 on my laptop do a bit of work using a tool only available on Windows.. but keep getting the error message: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected ...
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Within Ubuntu, let virtual Windows machine control the discrete graphics card

I have an ASUS N56VM with both onboard intel graphics (HD3000) and a discrete nvidia card (630M). My main OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I have VMWare Player installed and a Windows 7 virtual machine running. ...
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Ubuntu cannot detect Windows 7 so I cannot dual-boot

I wanted to dual boot my Windows 7 (x64) with Ubuntu 13.10 (x64). When I get to the stage when I select a partition, it says that Ubuntu does not detect any other operating system in my computer. I ...
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Install Method “Something Else” unsable device

So I am trying to install Ubuntu via the "Something Else" method. I have a 750gb HDD with 286gb used for window 7 the other part of the HDD is broken up into separate drives but is grouped together ...
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Can I connect to my Ubuntu session from my Windows 7 session, both installed in the same computer?

I have a Windows 7 computer where I installed the Ubuntu Desktop using the Wubi installer. Therefore, when I start my computer I can choose between the Windows and Ubuntu sessions. However, I was ...
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Can't create Windows 7 install bootable USB [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable windows 7 installation USB drive through Ubuntu. I was recommended to use PowerISO to do this, however the software isn't recognizing any of my USB flashdrives. I've ...
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Windows time resets even when doing the fix [duplicate]

I am dualbooting ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7. When I boot into ubuntu and then into windows, the windows time is +2 hours of the correct time. I know this has to do with the way the operating systems ...
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Dual boot with Windows 7 Ubuntu not booting

Have been working on this for about a week now and if i had any hair i would have torn it out by now! I am a noob when it comes to all things Linux but am learning fast and think i know my way around ...
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How can I fully integrate my Windows files with Ubuntu using dual boot setup?

I am totally new to Linux/Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 from a USB stick. I was under the impression that doing this would allow me to access my files from within Ubuntu just as I've ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 13.10 and install Ubuntu 12.04

My problem started with Win7. it was all good till it got stuck on the windows sign and never went past that. checked the hardware but everything is in order. so i installed my favourite OS which is ...
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I have installed Ubuntu, cannot access Windows 7 and data

I have a laptop which has Windows 7 on it with 8gb RAM and 1TB hard disk(single C partition). I thought of learning linux and wanted to get Ubuntu. So, I got it into USB and while installing it gave 2 ...
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How to run installed Ubuntu on windows 7?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7. But I need to know is there any way to run my installed Ubuntu using some Virtual Machines on windows 7? Mention that the Ubuntu is installed on my laptop ...
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want to remove Ubuntu [duplicate]

i bought Dell Vostro 2520 in which Ubuntu was already installed. i want to uninstall Ubuntu and install win7 on that machine. For that i used Gparted on Ubuntu and had eraseed partiion of Ubuntu. And ...
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Is this partitioning scheme for Windows7/Ubuntu fine?

This isn't an exact copy of my previous question. I have an ASUS K53U laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I want it to dual-boot with Ubuntu (Linux-Secure-Remix, preferably). I have previously ...
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Does windows get deleted? [duplicate]

Does windows 7 stay on the computer or get deleted? if it does delete windows i wont download Ubuntu. So, does windows get deleted? and if not how to i change back and forth between the two?
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Unable to boot on windows after installing ubunu

I just intalled ubuntu(the real one) and now i am unable to run on my previous win7. As far as i know I didn't overwrite the windows partition. If I try to launch windows it breaks down directly(with ...
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Viewing NVIDIA Geforce card control panel from Ubuntu dual-boot with Windows 7

I have dual-booted Ubuntu using Wubi from win7 in a separate G: drive. Now where can I find my NVIDIA control panel that is installed in Windows 7? Or do I have to install it again in Ubuntu? If yes, ...
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Ubuntu-Windows 7 dual boot, windows broken

And I'm considering reinstalling windows 7, should I remove ubuntu beforehand? ...
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Partitioning hard drive with Windows 7 for Ubuntu installation

I have an ASUS K53U laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I want it to dual-boot with Ubuntu (Linux-Secure-Remix, preferably). I have previously used WUBI on this laptop. Currently my partitions ...
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How to disable boot selection [duplicate]

I have ubuntu server running inside a virtual machine that starts after Windows starts, then it runs in the background (using virtualbox headless). The machine is supposed to run as a server in the ...
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if i install ubuntu over windows and i need to restore windows back to the laptop how do i do that? [duplicate]

So the title says it all, if I install Ubuntu over Windows how do I re-install Windows if i need to. I have not tried this as of yet, i was trying to see if someone was able to answer this question ...
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Is there any 'Ubuntu 10.04 desktop' theme available to make it look like Windows 7 or Windows8? [duplicate]

I want to know is there any theme available make it 'Ubuntu 10.04 desktop' look like Windows 7 or Windows8 ?
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How to transfer my windows 7 files to Ubuntu

Just installed Ubuntu, thinking I would be able to access my files under Windows 7 ... I was wrong. How can I access them and transfer them to Ubuntu?
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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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Having many issues trying to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7

I am currently trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along with Windows 7 on my computer, but am running into a problem. Ubuntu installer cannot seem to see my Windows 7. These are the only choices I ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu or Windows 7 after install Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on a HP Z620 workstation, which is originally installed with Window 7. However, after I installed Ubuntu, I cannot login into both systems, and the startup ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and Windows 7 Ultimate N x64?

I'm having trouble installing alongside my Win 7 Ubuntu 13.10. It's not the first time I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows but this time, during the installation, when I get to where you'r supposed to pick ...
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Ubuntu taken total unallocated disk space in dual mode

I've installed window 7 with 2 partitions and kept nearly 100gb unpartitioned to install Ubuntu 12.04. While installing Ubuntu it has not been asked "how much swap space should be allocate", it simply ...
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How do I turn my USB into a bootable device? [duplicate]

So, I messed up my windows 7 boot loader, and I'm trying to change my USB so that I can use it as you would use the Windows Recovery disk. I have the .iso for the recovery disk and I've changed the ...
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Data of Windows Formatted during Ubuntu how to recover? [duplicate]

I am really in a big trouble i have lost my 352GBs of data during Ubuntu installation. I mistakenly made a partition which caused to format My data which was already placed in that partition. The ...
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Ran auto-updates on Ubnutu 12.04 and grub2 lost Windows 7

I have a dual boot system with two hard drives -- one for Windows 7 and the other for Ubuntu (now 3.5.0-43). I ran the most recent Ubuntu updates and lost my Windows 7 entry in grub. I've attempted ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS i was unable to boot Windows 7 nor its Recovery partition They both appear in the boot menu but they dont manage to work. I've tried using boot-repair without ...
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dual boot install windows7 after ubuntu12.04

cannot install windows7 (dual boot) after installing ubuntu12.04. I want to install windows7 currently i have ubuntu12.04. I want to dual boot unetbootin does not work. I have ubnutu12.04 currently ...
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Install Windows 7 GRUB Error

I need to let my roommate borrow one of my laptops. Unfortunately, Windows needs to be installed to this computer for him to operate normally. I followed this guide to get a Windows 7 ISO to a ...
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Can I change the grub default choice from Windows?

This is a weird question. I read how to set the default OS choice for GRUB (How do I set the grub timeout and the grub default boot entry?) and I did that, but since I often work from home, I'd like ...
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How to access Ubuntu files in Windows 7 while having dual boot? [closed]

I just installed Windows 7 along with Ubuntu 13.04. I have all my software dump in my Ubuntu partitions which I want to install in Windows 7. How can I access the Ubuntu partition so that I can copy ...
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Boot loader will not work on my computer

I've tried installing ubuntu 13.10 (64bit) alongside my version of windows 7. The only problem is, my computer never loads the grub 2 boot manager, it goes straight to the windows boot manager. I've ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my pre-installed windows 7 pc and I want a dual boot. I have no empty partition on my hard disk drive. I don't want to re-install windows 7 and don't want to install ...
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Dualbooting Windows 7 and Ubuntu on 2 hardisks

I have an SSD with Windows 7 on it and a 1TB HDD with 200 GB storage to be accessed by Windows 7. I want to install Ubuntu on my HDD without erasing what I have on it. I have checked some videos but ...
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Removed ubuntu, how do I now reset the MBR of windows 7 WITHOUT a Windows Repair Disk [duplicate]

I've removed Ubuntu on my laptop as i need the HDD space, and I'm instead putting Ubuntu on my desktop, I removed GRUB not realising it would take me to grub rescue. I've managed to get onto windows 7 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an Asus G75VW with a dual hard drive setup

I've been searching online and cannot find an answer to this question. I have an Asus G75VW with dual hard drives. I have windows 7 installed on the c drive. I want a dual boot setup that will ...
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accessing files from another partition

I've been using Windows for some time and I've just installed Ubuntu and would like to make available some of the media files (mostly my iTunes songs and movies) to my Ubuntu partition. My question ...
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ubuntu 13.10 can't detect windows 7 and NTFS partition

I have already windows -7 installed on my PC. and I want to install ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows-7 . but while installing ubuntu, it doen't give me option to install ubuntu alongside windows and ...
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Install windows 7 on seperate partitions without losing grub

I have windows 8 installed on a separate partition which I want to replace with windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a separate partition. I want to do this without losing grub. How should I do it? ...
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Can't access Windos 7 OS in Ubuntu

When I try and Access my Windows 7 OS I get the following memo and I have no idea what to make of the code. Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/name/Windows7_OS: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Dual boot on seperate hard drives - Windows 7 MBR and Ubuntu GPT

My question is simple. I currently have Windows 7 (64-bit) installed on a SSD MBR partition. I also have a 3TB HDD that I am splitting between extra Win-7 storage and what will hopefully be an Ubuntu ...
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I need help in installing ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I'm using HP pavilion g6 laptop with AMD processor. Previously I had Windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 running perfectly in wubi. Now I want to install ubuntu 13.10 in the same manner. It extracts some file ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu Boot/Corruption Problems

I searched around, but I couldn't find the answer to why Windows 7 Ultimate 64x and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64x couldn't live together happily on my Asus G1s-X1 laptop. I had Windows 7 Ultimate 64x ...
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Need Help with partitions and such Dual Booting 13.10 w/ windows 7

so I've spent the past couple days freaking out about this and looking for answers, and I decided to resort to asking on forums. probably should have before I wasted 2 entire days. so I am trying to ...