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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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 ...
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How to shutdown a Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 13.10

I want to shutdown a Windows 7 PC from my Ubuntu PC, is there a way to do this from terminal?
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Ubuntu from external Hard Drive Error [duplicate]

I've previously installed Ubuntu 13.10 with the "USB Universal Installer" into a 4gb USB, and it worked fine. Now I want it to be in my old computers Hard Drive so I can save the files and use it as ...
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Partitions are gone after installing ubuntu 13.10

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 today. I selected it to overwrite my windows 7 operating system. However, after booting up Ubuntu I saw that my partitions are gone and all the space is showing up us in ...
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Installer doesn't recognise windows 7 install

I will start off saying I searched a bit for this problem with little success. You see, I am an utmost noob when it comes to Ubuntu and Linux based OS (hence why I want to install it and discover it) ...
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How do I move ubuntu to my unallocated free space in the installer in order to run ubuntu with windows 7?

I have partitioned out space for ubuntu and cannot seem to figure out how to install ubuntu on to the unallocated space. I have never done this before so I don't know much. I have looked up you tube ...
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Number of OS can be install on the Harddisk

I installed Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows XP, in three different partitions and after I install Grub loadder, I am getting only two(ubuntu and Windows XP) entries in the grub menu, there is no option ...
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wubi failure win7 : pylauncher failed

Several attempts to install Ubuntu using wubi were unsucessful : message says failed to launch pylauncher tried to launch wubi from several partitions none attempt was successful system is Win7 ...
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Bootable USB stick for Ubuntu 13.04 using Windows [duplicate]

I've crashed my Ubuntu13.04 laptop when trying to upgrade to 13.10. Unfortunately had not made a bootable CD. I'm trying to create a bootable USB drive using another laptop running Windows7. How can ...
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What is the right way to share a Thunderbird (v.24) profile between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7, and between several users?

I have the following setup: I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a main working system (host) and Windows 7 running in VirtualBox as a secondary system (guest). I've created a profile in Mozilla Thunderbird ...
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A rather long question about installation/uninstall

Ok so here's the deal guys, last week I decided I want to install Ubunutu again because I really missed it. (Last time I had an ubunutu was 7.somehting) I downloaded 12.04 and isntalled it via ...
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How can I stop my computer from automatically booting into Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10, and after rebooting my computer does not go into grub and just straight up boots into Ubuntu. I am currently dual-booting windows 7 with Ubuntu, so I would like to know how I ...
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How to dual boot my laptop with windows 7 having preloaded ubuntu 12.04?

Basically I want to install Windows 7 on a preloaded Ubuntu 12.04 laptop. How can I dual boot it? I want to keep my Ubuntu safe and also want to roll back the changes after some months. I have tried ...
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How to install windows 7 alongside ubuntu

I know this is a bit twisted but I have ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside Windows 8. But now my windows 8 has stopped working. I don't wanna fix it, I just wanna install Windows 7 without loosing ...
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Configuring Grub to dual-boot across two discs?

I'd like to have my Windows 7 on one disc and my Ubuntu on a second disc. Windows 7 is already installed- how should I go about configuring grub to treat the two discs with two operating systems? ...
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Linux can see all of my WIndows 7 partition?

Is it normal for my Windows 7 partition to be completely visible from Ubuntu? When In Windows 7 it cannot see any of the Linux partition, just its own partition. I am a little worried something hasnt ...
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How to prevent GRUB from appearing after selecting Ubuntu from Windows' Dual Boot menu?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual-boot. I have been trying to figure out a way to make Windows boot menu the only boot menu that comes up. I used EasyBCD to add an option to boot into Ubuntu ...
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MBR accidentally deleted , how to restore partition

I know that my question can be a duplicate, but i spent a lot of time with google and askubuntu, but couldnt find answer. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 (i had C drive of 100GB and D ...
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How to know which partition is which?

Well I was just wondering what partition belongs to which. On my computer I have Windows 7 and two Ubuntu systems (it was an accident, which is why I need to know which partition is which). So how do ...
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How to put windows 7 iso file on dvd

I am a Linux user who switched from Windows (still had dual boot) but during Ubuntu 13.10 install something went wrong, because the windows partition volume was corrupted. In the end after trying many ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I uninstalled Ubuntu by creating another disc and running Ubuntu on that disc and following the steps to install OS uninstaller and remove it. That didn't take long, but now when I start my ...
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How to run ubuntu in windows 7 like a app?

I want to start using ubuntu for programming purpose. Before I download it,I want to make sure that I can run it without removing windows 7. Which version I should use? Can I use it without ...
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Windows 7 will not boot after installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My HP desktop will not boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I ran Boot Repair and it said it was successful but still it just boots Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I also updated grub as well and ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu to recognize Windows 7

I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop and then wanted to go and install Ubuntu 12.04 afterwards. When I installed Windows 7 I created a couple of spare partitions. I then used the Ubuntu USB boot ...
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Decryption of Windows HDD

Is it possible to decrypt a windows HDD (encrypted using BitLocker and Windows 7) using Ubuntu? I could not found any information on this? The problem is I know just the administrator password of my ...
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What credentials should I use to access a Windows share?

Hi, I have installed Samba and CIFS and all that, followed a bunch of tutorials, but still I can't access a share in the separate Windows 7 machine. Before I could access a share in Ubuntu from ...
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Grub cannot boot Windows 7 loader entry on 3tb drive

It fails and it says 'cannot find device'. It will work again if I reinstall Windows, and use something like EasyBCD. But I'd like grub as a loader only, can someone help me out here? My system has a ...
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The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point [closed]

I have recently downloaded ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32 bit) iso image and trying to install it under VMWare Workstation 9.0. which is under Windows 7 (64 bit). when i start installation it says: The CPU ...
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Printing from inside a Windows 7 VM via Virtualbox 4.3 with 12.04 LTS

I have installed Windows 7 64-bit as VM. I am unable to install my printer in Windows 7. USB is working and all extensions and guest additions are installed. USB ports are shown in virtual machine, ...
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12.04 - unable to install on toshiba laptop

I having problem to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my toshiba laptop preloaded with Windows 7. It fails to install using windows installer after downloading files, I tried to reinstall it and it still ...
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Cannot reinstall ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I made deep research on the Internet and unfortunately cannot found the answer. I installed Ubuntu 10.04.4 server (via USB) alongside Windows 7 (firstly I had to resize my partitions and then ...
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Windows 7 won't boot? Tried Boot Repair (dual-boot) [closed]

I downloaded Ubuntu and installed it so that my computer was dual boot. The first day, Ubuntu and Windows both worked great. Unfortunately, the next day, after messing around on Compiz Config ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 - can't get back to Windows

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a laptop already running Windows 7. At startup I expected to be able see the option allowing to me to go to either of the two. However I just go straight to Ubuntu. I did ...