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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Dual Booted Laptop Win 7 & Ubuntu 14.04; Windows 10; Ubuntu choices?

Have a newer Acer laptop which can accept Windows 10 installation. Laptop currently dual booted with Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 14.04 Is it better to install Windows 10 and then use Boot ...
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Windows folder accessed from Ubuntu; now missing

I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 7 HB. I had (had since it's no visible in the Windows directory) a folder in Windows whose path was D:/Edu/MS/Semester 3 Summer. I have Windows 7 partitioned ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14 and accidently removed Windows 7

I wanted to install Unbuntu 14 alongside Windows 7 today (Windows was already installed). In the install menu i choose the "something else option" and gave Ubuntu 200 gb + 8gb for swap like 56mb for ...
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Three partitions after I dual booted ubuntu?

The first OS I had installed was Windows 7. I then dual booted ubuntu 15.04. After I go back into disk management in Windows 7, there shows 3 different partitions. My main windows 7, ubuntu, and a ...
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remote desktop from windows 7

I try to connect from windows 7 pro, to an ubuntu machine (14.4 LTS). I've installed xrdp and managed to connect to it (using username and password) from the windows rdp-client, the problem was that ...
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How to delete win7 and set Ubuntu into “real” space?

I'm using dual OS (Windows and Ubuntu) Now I'm really interesting with Ubuntu, and I wanna delete Win7, but when I set up Ubuntu, I use the virtual space.. How to delete Win7 and merge Ubuntu into ...
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Windows 7 installed on ubuntu but system not able to boot windows

I have recently installed windows 7 on ubuntu.. This is how I did it- first I made a ntfs partition for my windows 7 installation, then I made a bootable usb from an iso file of windows 7 , and I ...
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Install GRUB on the MBR of an HDD inside a Win7 machine

Install GRUB on the MBR of an HDD (non-boot, it's just IN THERE) inside a Win7 machine. It must be very simple. I just failed to successfully google my problem. I dont want dual boot, I dont want to ...
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A new SSD with copied partitions and UEFI dual bootable

I got DELL Inspiron 5521 notebook with 1Tb spinning drive /dev/sda which holds several partitions, Win7 among them on /dev/sda5 and Ubuntu root partition on /dev/sda7. It is dual EFI bootable. Today ...
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Reduce the win7 partition?

I'm absolute beginner in the Ubuntu universe (but I like it!). I installed Ubuntu a week ago in a Hp laptop with win7. I have a little (tiny) knowledge about programming, but the technic-languages ...
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Slow performance (Ubuntu 14.10) on core i7 (mobile 3rd)and 8 GB of ram.(Asus k56cb)

community I been using windows for ages, but I wanted to try something new, and get some experience on Linux based OS. So I have formated my ssd and installed Ubuntu, installed updates and needed ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, can't boot Ubuntu

I've downloaded the iso for ubuntu, put it on a bootable usb stick, installed ubuntu alongside windows 7 (allocating disk space during the installation, taking it from the hdd on which my windows 7 is ...
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4 primary partition problem [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my Windows 7 HP pavilion g6. Since it already has 4 partitions even if a create a new unallocated partition the Ubuntu installer shows it as "unusable". The 4 ...
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Does Re-installing Ubuntu remove Windows/Other OSes?

I have a dual boot laptop, and recently install Windows 10 Technical preview on it (also with Windows 7 Installed), but that got rid of the Ubuntu purple boot menu. I want to re-install it, but I ...
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How to recover ubuntu and windows 8 after installing windows 7

i have a dual boot between ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 but i installed windows 7 now i cant boot with ubuntu or windows 8 even the grub cant load the three OS's
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Canon 120 LiDE Scanner VirtualBox Windows 7

I recently purchased a Canon 120 LiDE Scanner that does not work with Ubuntu 14.04. I was wondering if it is possible to use the scanner via a Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox even though the scanner is not ...
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VMware on Ubuntu- Installed windows in VM - USB Issues

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have installed VMware and installed windows on there, when i plug in my USB stick, the host takes control and the light shows up on my usb to show its ...
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Rename Files To Be Windows Friendly

I am having difficulty trying to create a back up of my personal files on Ubuntu as I am installing windows on my laptop (the restore disk will likely wipe the ubuntu), and I am trying to move about ...
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install windows after ubuntu [duplicate]

Sometimes ago I installed ubuntu on a drive which is not windows drive, but today Iformatted my windows drive to re-install windows, unfortunately I can not access to ubuntu? please help me!
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Dual OS, Xubuntu works, Windows 7 no internet, and black screen

I'm having a similar problem. I bought my Lenovo ThinkPad L450 without any OS installed. I first installed just Xubuntu without any trouble, all was working well including no trouble connecting to ...
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Is there a way to debug install problems?

I have seen lots of people having the same issue as I am. I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and I am trying to install ubuntu/elememtary OS/Linux Mint along side it, using a USB stick. My ...
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Linux and Windows on same computer. Access windows from ubuntu

I have two OS installed on my PC. Ubuntu and Windows. I need, sometimes, to use windows to open some files but I need to restart my computer to access windows, because I use Ubuntu as my primary OS. ...
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Windows does not load properly after Ubuntu upgrade

I had a dual boot of Ubuntu 32 bit and Windows 7. Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 64 bit. When there is no grub, Windows loaded properly. But with grub, I get a strange screen after choosing Windows ...
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GRUB won't let me boot into Windows 7 recovery partition

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup using GRUB. I need to reinstall Windows 7, but I only have the recovery partition, no installation CD. I read that to boot into the partition, you hit ...
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Can I safely restore Windows while keeping my Linux partition?

Currently, my computer is dual-booting a form of Linux and Windows 7. A series of unfortunate events had led to me needing to restore Windows using one of their restore discs. What I want to know is ...
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Unable to start windows 7

I have upgraded my ubuntu 12.04, with fhe following command. sudo apt-get upgrade In between some parts were not updated because of some internet issued. So, I had to again run the same command to ...
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Kubuntu installation doesn't detect my windows 7 partition

My problem is that Kubuntu 15.04 doesn't detect my Windows 7 partition. My BIOS mode is set to legacy. I tried several things shown on different platforms, but none worked for me.
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Dual boot partitioning positioning

Actually i tried to do a dual boot with different positions of partitions. To be more clear, i found that speed of READ/WRITE depends on it position on HDD. So i tried 2 cases. Partitions were in ...
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Can I install ubuntu on USB with pendrivelinux WITHOUT touching my laptops HDD / Boot ?MBR etc?

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS with persistence on my 32GB USB Flash drive, probably using PendriveLinux). The question is that I will do it on a borrowed laptop and since I want to use this flash ...
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Can not boot into Windows 7

I am New to Ubuntu. My System has got Windows 7 Prof 64 bit. 3 Hard disks are connected.2 tb 2tb and 500gb. in 500gb 3 partitions are there. in 1. windows7 2. ubuntu and 3. empty. I installed ...
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XFreeRDP: Only the command line works

As I have mentioned previously, I have been trying to get FreeRDP to work correctly under Ubuntu 15.04. Currently, the only command that marginally work is: xfreerdp /u:username /p:password ...
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Winconn replacement on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am currently trying to access Windows apps remotely using FreeRDP. I followed the steps found Here, and hit a stonewall. Apparently, Winconn is incompatible with 15.04, so I have no way of ...
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Install Windows 7 and remove Ubuntu without harming any personal files [closed]

Ok,Because Ubuntu doesnt run many programmes and isnt user friendly, i want to remove it (14.04 LTS) but, I have a lot of personal files and no hard disk to back them in and have windows 7 pro on my ...
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Which partition to install Ubuntu in so as not to erase/make more bad things happen to Windows?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, but not within Windows. I want to use Grub as the bootloader instead of the Windows MBR. I was installing off the liveDVD for 15.04, the amd64 version. ...
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An easy way to linux, please

I installed ubuntu three times in the hard drive of my PC, but windows7 don't recognized it. How can I have dual boot order, in an easy maner?. I saw some video tutorials, but they are a little ...
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LAN connection won't detected when I plug in LAN cable after booting

I have installed Ubuntu side by side windows 7. When I plug-in LAN after booting it won't detect it. But if I initially plug-in the cable and now start Ubuntu it works fine. It works normally in ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14 (Dual hard disk, dual boot system)

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu; I am more familiar with using Macs. I had my Windows 7 pre-installed upon receiving a new desktop (Acer Veriton with Intel i7 Processor, 32GB, 1TB HDD ...
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Old school Multiboot question - Booting from USB to a installed drive with linux installed on it?

First off - feel free to laugh or shout about this, but please do it in private. Years ago when I was first using Linux and windows together, we used used a floppy disk to hold a boot manager ...
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How to recover my windows without losing any user data/programs?

Dual booted Ubuntu on my Windows 7 using UNetbootin (mounted hard drive): It all started when I forced shutdown my hp pavilion dv6. Windows failed to boot with momentary blue screen. I then logged ...
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Windows7 machine cannot access Linux share folders via Samba, help please

I have a linux and a windows 7 machine connected via samba. My linux machine is able to gain access to the folders on the windows 7 machine via the browse network tab in file manager but the windows 7 ...
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Dual booting windows/ubuntu not showing windows

I had Windows 7 installed on my PC and tried to install Ubuntu 14.04. When I restart my computer, grub only shows Ubuntu, so I think I may have accidentally deleted Windows in the process. I ran ...
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Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 64bit Professional. On this I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu Server 12.04. OpenVPN is installed on both. I need to allow internet on Ubuntu and I also need to connect to a ...
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ubuntu beginner install on windows

new to the ubuntu world, so i would appreciate a little leniency with regards to my lack of knowledge or technical terms.... i currently have a windows 7 pc with 4 harddrives, 120gb internal ssd with ...
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Upgrading from WUBI 12 to 14.04 LTS

If I upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 within WUBI, will it keep the programs, program settings and program data that I installed? I have downloaded the 14.04 LTS version and I will burn it to a DVD. Can I ...
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No GRUB after install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7 Tried boot-repair and EasyBCD

I'm new to Linux or Ubuntu, installed Ubuntu in one computer no problem. On this Sony can't make it work. Already try boot repair, Easy BCD 2.2 from windows and still doesn't work. Received this ...
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Help with dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a partition on my hard drive, which is about 60GB in size. I was able to install it onto the partition. After the installation is finished, I ...
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Running Ubuntu within Windows?

I would like to know if it is possible to do the following: I need to access data on a EX4 formatted external HDD that is used as a backup for our CAD server at work. I read that there are programs ...
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Using unetbootin to write 15.04 image to usb stick results in buggy squashfs

Problem: 15.04 ISO can't be installed from USB Stick. get Ubuntu 15.04 iso from http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ check md5sum of the downloaded image: $ md5sum ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 LTS from Windows 7 and 12.10 dual boot

I have a dual boot of windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10LTS on my laptop. I want to upgrade to 14.04LTS ( Or any other newer LTS version). My question are: Do I have to backup my data in windows 7? (I ...
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Advanced boot problems [closed]

I have a dell XPS L702X. After a recommended BIOS update from Dell, the computer went haywire. I tried most repair tricks from the book but I'm not not able to boot. Now all I get is "invallid PT" ...