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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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual boot, Grub not showing! [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows 7. Everything is fine until i want to enter Ubuntu. When I start my pc, after normal boot, there is no Grub or OS Selection menu, and my system loads ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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dual boot win 7 and ubuntu 14.04

i did dual boot with win 7 & ubuntu 14.04. i get both ubuntu and win 7 in boot menu but cant boot win 7. The primary drive where win 7 was configured now shows to be logical drive with all files ...
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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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Installing 2 versions of Ubuntu on same hard drive?

I have a dilemma and I don't know what to do. Currently I have Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit installed along side Windows 7 64 bit and everything works wonderfully. I recently started a course about ...
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Unetbootin wont boot Win 7 [closed]

I made a boot-able Windows 7 USB via UNetbbootin and when i go to boot up, it gets stuck at the UNetbootin boot menu and it cant find "Default" so it just keeps repeating the "Will boot automatically ...
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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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Lost Windows 7 in GRUB after installing Ubuntu 14.04

So today I've decided install the new 14.04 (64bit) on top of the 13.10 (32bit) Ubuntu that I used to have dual boot with Win 7. So it gave me number of options to install the 14.04, one of them was ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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NTFS Corruption: Files created in Linux corrupted when Windows Boots

I'm getting some file loss and corruption on my Win7/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot setup. I have a large shared NTFS partition. I have my Windows Docs/Music/etc. directories on that file and have the ...
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How to add Windows 7 loader to GRUB?

I've successfully installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows 7. During installation I've manually changed the Windows partition size ( there were 24Gb used, I've changed virtual partition size from ...