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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Seeing Ubuntu-made files on an NTFS partition from within Windows 7

I have a dual boot system in place, Ubuntu/Windows, each on its on physical hard drive since I also have SRT active on the Windows partition. The setup is as follows: Disk 1: - Partition 1: System ...
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How can I increase my disk space when Ubuntu is installed inside Windows?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed inside of Windows using Wubi. I am running out of space on my Ubuntu disk (currently 405.1 MB free). I have a 180 GB hard drive and when I installed Ubuntu I only ...
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How to zero out a drive?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and want to completely format my laptop so I can install Windows 7 (replace Ubuntu). When I put in my bootable USB with the OS it just shows a black screen with a ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize existing Windows partitions in a GPT disk

I just built a new computer and installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) on it. Other than verifying that the Windows install completed successfully, I have done absolutely nothing ...
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Regarding partitions for dual-booting Ubuntu with pre-existing Windows 7

I have zero actual experience with configuring disk partitions and the stuff I have read for the past few hours have been confusing me a bit, so please bear with me. First of all, I'd like to explain ...
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Fixing Windows7 Bootmgr

I made my laptop Dell XPS 15z dual boot with Ubuntu last year, and something went wrong & BOOTMGR of my windows got fried. I couldn't fix it that time. And I kept using Ubuntu. I don't even ...
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How to preview windows of a specific application in Unity?

I would like in Unity, to see a preview of the open windows of a specific application. Just like Linux DockbarX (or windows 7). Motivation example: When I have several windows open of the same ...
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GRUB menu missing after installation

I am running windows 7 64 bit on my comp and just installed ubuntu 11.04 64 bit after partitioning the hard drive to give ubuntu 50gb of space. I used a usb drive to try it out first and then 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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Ubuntu install can't find hard drives

I recently got a Dell Inspiron Special Edition 7720 computer. I am trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows. When I use the WUBI installer, the installation of Ubuntu works as long as I do not ...
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How to install Windows 7 inside Oracle Virtualbox [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit) on a 64-bit machine. I want to install Windows 7 64-bit inside virtualbox. I have enabled virtualization in the bios. I have installed oracle virtualbox with the ...
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How to completely remove Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi installer, but I couldnt boot to it. So I uninstalled it on the Control Panel. Then I tried the full installation wherein it boots to the Ubuntu environment. After ...
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How to make Windows boot first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I want to know how to make Windows the default boot OS in Ubuntu 11.10, how to make Windows boot first on ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.10 not detect my Win7 partition?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 7 on my ASUS laptop and I'm new to all of this. I'm using the Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit ISO burned onto a CD. The first time I tried to install it, ...
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UNetbootin won't boot Windows 7 [closed]

I made a bootable Windows 7 USB using UNetbootin, and when I go to boot up, it gets stuck at the UNetbootin boot menu and it can't find "Default" so it just keeps repeating the "Will boot ...
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Does selecting “Remove Windows” option during install remove all my Windows partitions?

I had Windows 7 installed on my laptop, I installed Ubuntu and chosen the option to delete everything. But when I clicked that, it deleted my windows 7 partitions. C: Windows E: Documents F: ...
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Upgrade or replace a Wubi installation?

I've got Windows 7 with Wubi 11.10 installed. I would like to upgrade to 12.04 but I'm not sure what the best path would be. I'm not skilled enough to use Ubuntu all the time, and my iPhone requires ...
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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HELP! Grub Rescue Mode

I have a laptop which is partitioned with Windows 7 and Fedora 18. I tried to delete F18 in Partition Manager in Windows 7 and then when I restarted my computer it would still go to GRUB launcher and ...
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Can I decrypt a partition in Ubuntu which is encrypted using BitLocker (utility of Windows 7)?

I encrypted a 200GB partition of HDD in Windows 7 using BitLocker. I removed Windows 7 from the PC and installed Ubuntu. Now I can't see the partition which was encrypted from Ubuntu. Question: Is ...
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Would dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 work succesfully on a Sony VAIO e series laptop?

Can anyone please tell me if the Sony Vaio E series or any other series (T or S) would work fine with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual-boot configuration? I am planning to buy a SONY VAIO E ...
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Are Sony Vaio S series or T series laptops compatible with both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot installation

I am planning to buy a new laptop which is suitable for both Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 in dual boot configuration. I am looking for Sony Vaio two models with configurations: 13.3" S series ...
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Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda5' failed. This is a fatal error

I apologize in advance for my bad english. I was trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 11.10, and i get this error 'Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda5' failed. This is a fatal error.'. every time ...
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Unable to mount a partition of external 3TB hard drive..GPT warning

My external HDD has five partitions and I am able to mount 4 partitions except one (labeled office) which is of 1TB and has all my backups. I am providing more information below fdisk -l Disk ...
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Transfer all messages of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04?

How can I transfer all messages and contacts of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04? I know that have a free app called mozbackup. But it don't works with linux. There a way ...
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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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I can't see my partitions to install ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. It already has Windows 7 on it. I wanna use both as a dual boot PC. My HDD is 1TB & it has 4 partitions in Windows. But when I try to install Ubuntu I cant ...
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu from my computer?

I completely removed Windows 7 from my computer and installed a full version of Ubuntu on i.e no partition. I just got my Windows recovery disk and driver disk in the mail and I would like to remove ...
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Windows 7 Blue Screen then restart after loading from GRUB

I have Ubuntu dual booting Windows 7 and after repairing GRUB and a few Windows Updates, now Windows 7 just goes to blue screen upon loading from GRUB then restarts. Is there any way to fix this? ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu 11.10, I can't boot into Windows 7. I have a new Asus laptop and after installing Ubuntu 11.10, whenever i start my laptop, I get the dual boot menu (it's heading is: GNU GRUB ...
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Errors using Wubi on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 64-bit PC and encountered multiple error screens. It finally showed an error with users\appdata\local\temp\wubi-11.10-rev245.log.
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Need help to install Ubuntu on Win7 Alienware M17xR3, installing not working

Please I need help to install linux on my computer to start analyzing Next Generation Sequencing (molecular genetics) for my work. I've tried to install from all different ways and forms and it gave ...
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Wubi Windows installer downloads wrong Ubuntu image

I downloaded offical Ubuntu Wubi installer as I wanted to install Ubuntu besides my Windows 7 setup. I launched it and noticed that it started download AMD 64 bit Ubuntu ISO, while I'm on Intel and ...
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Parallel Installation of Ubuntu, Wubi and Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 installed on a Notebook. Because I wanted to experiment with Ubuntu without loosing my Windows 7 configuration I installed the Wubi Version of Ubuntu inside of Windows 7. Since things ...
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Software installed on root partition or on home partition

I am planning to install some big softwares such as Matlab (4GB), Mathematica (4GB) on my Ubuntu partitions. I was wondering if I installed them on my home partition, when I reinstall Ubuntu ...
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Installing Windows7 after Ubuntu 14.04, other recommendations not working

I know this questions has been asked hundreds if not thousands of times, and I've actually successfully done this before, but I've tried several things on this system, and nothing has worked yet. ...
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Missing drivers on my ThinkPad

I have a ThinkPad T440s, and I have been using Ubuntu 12.04/14.04. Regardless of what version I use, I consistently have issues with Brightness control (has an easy fix) Bluetooth startup (has an ...
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Ubuntu partition sizes

Today I bought a Lenovo G510 Laptop (4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive) and need install both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I have some questions regarding this. What OS should I install first ? What are the ...
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Dual Boot: GRUB disappeared, boot-repair not working and linux partition cannot be accessed

I'm trying to fix a friend's computer. He uses Win7 and ubuntu 14.04 dual boot and ran "secure boot", which seems to have caused major damage: afterwards, GRUB wouldn't show up and the computer booted ...
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partitions aren't shown during installation of ubuntu

I've bought a new laptop (dell inspiron 15 3521) with windows 8. Since I mainly use linux I removed the 7 partitions windows 8 apparently needed and made 4 partitions using a pmagic live usb (windows ...
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GRUB menu doesn't show Windows 7 option

I'm in need of help to repair my Dual OS (Windows & Ubuntu), I installed Ubuntu after installing Windows 7 but GRUB menu doesn't show Windows 7 option to select. I'm here to ask how can I make my ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 recognize my Windows 7 partition?

After some problems trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, now I have Windows 7 installed and it works just fine. But when I am going to install Ubuntu it doesn't recognize my windows. What ...
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Wubi after upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8

I've seen a lot of questions about Ubuntu and Windows 8 on a new machine with Windows 8 pre-installed and that UEFI stuff, but nothing useful about upgrading from win7 to win8 and Ubuntu. I have a ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after Grub overwrote the Windows bootsector [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 on my machine and then installed Ubuntu 12.04 using a live CD. I can see both Windows 7 and Ubuntu in the grub menu, but when I select Windows 7 it shows a black screen for about 2 ...
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Dual boot to windows 7

i just installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7 but now my computer automatically boots to ubuntu. i want windows 7 as my default operating system. when i start up my laptop it shows me no settings ...
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Computer boots directly to Windows after installing Ubuntu

I bought VAIO E14A16. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along-side Windows 7(dual boot) from CD., When I reboot, it starts Windows 7 directly. If I press F11 it says no operating system found Where did I ...
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Screen brightness of Dell inspiron N4050 is not changing

I have installed all the drivers of my laptop (Dell inspiron N4050 with windows 7 professional) and now i am trying to minimize the brightness because its too much bright light is itching me. ...
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How can I reinstall the boot loader? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I've just installed windows 7, and I can't access Ubuntu any more. Is there any way I can ...
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Permission denied error when installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Wubi [duplicate]

Every time I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 using Wubi.exe, after 10 minutes the message "Permission Denied" is given and it points to a log file that I cannot find.
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Need advice installing Ubuntu on 2nd storage drive for windows 7 computer

Basically I have 2 drives on my pc. One SSD with win 7 OS and most apps it would utilize. My 2nd drive is a 1TB SATA 3 that only has basically steam apps and a few odds and ends like downloads. I ...