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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Grub-Customizer made Windows 7 disappear from Gurb2

I am running dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows7. I wanted to change the boot order in Grub2 to have Windows on top of the list. I installed Grub-Customizer on Ubuntu 12.04 using the following terminal ...
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partitions aren't shown during installation of ubuntu 13.04

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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UBUNTU to WIN 7 without data loss [closed]

I accidently compressed my c drive in Windows 7 and ended up with "bootmgr is compressed" error. I had to install Ubuntu to get some files. After that I went online and found some solutions for fixing ...
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How to remove ubuntu partitions and use them to install windows

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, but would like to install windows for the purpose of gaming (Hallelujah). But I haven't left any unpartitioned parts of the HDD so now I am stuck on (How to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 + Windows 7 - No option to install alongside windows 7

I have a 64-bit Windows 7 OS installed at the moment. I have used GPartEd to shrink the current Windows 7 partition on my 720GB HDD to 200GB. I have then made a new NTFS partition of 200GB which I ...
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Ubiquity doesn't see any partitions on the Disk

I want to install Xubuntu 12.10 on a system which has already Windows 7 on it. However, the Ubiquity installation program does not recognize any partitions on the system and shows it to me as empty. ...
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How to share files on Virtualbox with Windows as a guest? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can i share the host Ubuntu machine desktop to guest Windows machine I read this but the instructions were for 10.04 and does not apply in my case.
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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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How to make your College to use Ubuntu?

Well I have been using Ubuntu for past one year. Even though I'm not yet experienced with all the commands that Ubuntu provides, I like Ubuntu. In my college they use Windows. In such a situation how ...
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How do I scan my windows partition for viruses from Ubuntu?

I think I might have a virus on my windows partition and I want to scan it from Ubuntu. Is this possible? I would like a program that is free. clamAV I tried clamAV but I couldn't find a setting ...
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headphones not working on Windows after installing Kubuntu 12.10

Sound was working fine on Windows, but yesterday after installing Kubuntu 12.10 the headphones in windows stopped working. The victim is an Asus N53SN laptop. In Kubuntu sound works like a charm, but ...
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Nautilus wants a password when I try connecting to a public Windows share

There is a computer on my network running Windows 7 Professional with a bunch of shared folders and printers available on the default WORKGROUP domain. There is no password for any of these shares and ...
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Connecting to Windows7 share gives mount error

Hi I am having trouble with Ubuntu 11.10 to the workgroup containing windows computers. I am getting this message when I click on the workgroup I want to access from the Ubuntu Network interface: ...
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moving windows 7 to a virtual machine

Ive decided to switch from my existing dual boot solution, to just running ubuntu and having windows 7 in a virtual machine for those times that it absolutely has to be windows. Ive been looking at ...
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Can I keep BURG on a triple boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8?

Having installed windows 8 already on virtual machine, I thought I'd like to see how it actually is, as virtual machine was a bit laggy. Windows 8 can be installed like any other OS, and it supports ...
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How can I run Ubuntu inside Windows 7?

I have Windows 7. I want to run Ubuntu inside it and don't want to loose any data.. How can I do this?
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How to get apache to serve a site via VirtualBox?

This tutorial taught me how to create an Ubuntu Server (12.10, 64-bit) VM in VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host machine, install Apache and have it serve a site from a dummy domain accessible via the host ...
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How do I encrypt a dual boot system?

I have a dual-boot laptop with four partitions - Windows, swap, Ubuntu (OS) andUbuntu /home. I need to do full disk encryption on it. Ubuntu is running 12.04, Windows is Windows 7 Home Premium.
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I can't log in to Ubuntu one from windows client

I needed to uninstall, and reinstall U1, in windows 7, then I have to wait on the "getting info, please wait" screen, after this, when I want to log in, then it says, "authentication failure". Then I ...
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Can I transfer files alo copy paste in Remmina (or another RDP client) on 13.04 while connected to a Windows 7?

When I connect to a remote Windows 7 using as FROM a Windows 7 machine, I can copy paste files between machines. How can I enable that feature while using as FROM Ubuntu?
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Win7 on virtualbox and full screen mode

I've installed win7 on virtualbox on ubuntu 12.04. However, the full screen mode isn't perfect. I have black parts on both sides of the screen. I tried changing the resolution but nothing fits. ...
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How to shrink Windows partition with unmovable files in dual boot installation [closed]

To install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, I have to shrink Windows 7 partition C:. But due to some unmovable files, I cannot shrink as much as I plan by using Windows own shrinking tool. I guess many of ...
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A glitch after Ubuntu Installation. Cannot boot Ubuntu

I am trying to create a dual boot of Ubuntu 10.10 with Windows 7. My hard disk allocation were as follows: Windows 7 NTFS 100 GB /boot EXT4 200 MB SWAP LINUX SWAP 4 GB / ...
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Easy BCD Help: Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 11.10 — “Add new Entry” for Ubuntu

I first had Ubuntu 11.10 installed on a single partition on my 750GB hard drive. I then partitioned the hard drive to 500GB (for Ubuntu) in ext4 format (what it already was from the clean install of ...
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Will long-term use of ubuntu via wubi harm my PC?

I do see a part of my question being discussed already. The specific answer I'm looking for is, will LONG-TERM use of Ubuntu via Wubi harm my PC (i.e cause irrevocable h/w failure or damage my ...
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Windows missing from GRUB menu

When I turn on the computer, I can see the GRUB and boot into Ubuntu. But I can't boot into Windows because I don't see it in the GRUB. I have tried both boot-repair and sudo update-grub to no avail. ...
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Unable to load Ubuntu after installing Windows

I had Ubuntu 11.10 installed, I installed Windows 7 on another partition but now on booting I cant see dual boot options and Windows 7 is loaded. How can I run Ubuntu now?
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Access Windows 7 Media Streaming

I wish to be able to see and stream music to my Ubuntu 10.04 installation through Rhythmbox. I have enabled media streaming in Windows 7 and I can see Rhythmbox as an allowed device. I have installed ...
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Windows 7 cannot start

I had recent problems installing Ubuntu in my pc, sharing the disk with Windows 7. Mouse and keyboard weren´t recognized during the installation in 64 bit. I partially solved the problem when I found ...
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Connecting to Ubuntu using Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 7

I'm trying to connect to a machine with Ubuntu from a different machine running Windows 7 using the Windows Program Remote Desktop Connection. I used the command: sudo apt-get install xrdp which ...
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How to preserve/export my current Ubuntu installation after changing to a new SSD & installing Windows7?

Ok, currently got set up: Puny little old 40GB harddrive AMD Athlon II X2 245 4GB DDR3 RAM Planning to upgrade to: 120GB SSD harddrive (40GB is getting a little tight for me, but 120GB is ...
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Windows 7 does not boot correctly on a triple boot system with Windows 8(Consumer Preview), Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Currently on my laptop I have Win7, Win8(Consumer Preview), and Ubuntu 12.04. I am having a problem booting Win7 When I boot the computer the first screen I get is the GRUB boot manager screen which ...
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GParted and Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows partition, but Ubuntu does

So, I'm trying to set up a dual-boot of Windows 7 Ult 64-bit with Ubuntu on my computer. The computer has UEFI firmware and originally came with Win 8. It has a 16GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I intend for ...
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Samsung series 9 np900x4c-a03us Dual boot windows 7

how do i get USB install of 12.04 installed? how do i change the BIOS? how do i partition the disk for dual boot? Web instructions for USB ISO bootable image were confusing. Series 9 has new, ...
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How do I get rid of Windows during Wubi migration?

So I read How do I migrate to a real partition, and/or get rid of Windows entirely?, but nowhere does it tell me how I go about replacing windows entirely. Is there a simpler/faster way than making ...
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Can't login to windows7 and ubuntu (dual boot)

it has been a week since i didn't restart my PC so i thought it would be a good idea to restart it while i was on windows. but when it restarts nothing happens. it shows mainboard screen then screen ...