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 partition D: to unallocated space?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu, so I'm using Windows Disk Management to partition my D: After using Shrink Volume, the result is 50GB of "free space" attached to the D:. From what I've read I need ...
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can't boot Windows 7 after installing (x)Ubuntu 14.04 i686

I have a laptop with UEFI, but without legacy mode. This morning, I installed xubuntu LTS on it, and after some trouble, like the GPT corrupting (but the protective MBR was fine so gdisk restored the ...
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Lost windows after installing ubuntu

I am new in Ubuntu and while installing it i accidentally lost Windows 7 operating system and all the partitions. Let me explain what happened: Before installing Ubuntu I had 4 partitions on my ...
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Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 when attempting to create WINDOWS 7 USB Boot DIsk

I have read all the "code 512" threads and followed each suggestion to the letter with no success. Nothing changes after each attempt, I still get the following despite having tried all the ...
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Boot menu will not show up after successful install

I have no option for which OS to select on start-up. I have launched boot-repair and still have no option to select a OS, it just boots straight into Windows. I am trying to install Linux in Windows. ...
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Is this a good way to dualboot Kubuntu with Windows 7 (legacy)

I have just bought a new computer pre-installed with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) on which I wish to install Kubuntu for dual boot. Installing dual boot was easy on my last computer, ...
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Change from GRUB

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. At start up, I can choose between the two in the GRUB menu. The menu is Ugly and doesn't allow me to do much like booting windows in safe mode. How do I ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntustudio 14.04 Running Alongside Windows 7

I mistakenly selected Run Alongside Windows instaed of dual-boot when installing Ubuntustudio from a flash drive. What I wanted was to make two partitions, but what happened was I installed a virtual ...
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Having A Great Difficulty Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot Windows 7)

I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I need Linux for my research project, but would like to keep Windows as I am familiar with it and it is not even half as finicky and bug-logged as ...
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Any intuition into how I've messed up? UEFI dual boot woes, Win7 and 14.10

there. New poster long time lurker. I haven't used Ubuntu since Natty; forgive me. I recently burned an ISO of Ubuntu x64, and thought I'd dual boot with Win 7; My system has a spare HDD, so, I ...
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windows 7 not loading after dual boot on Lenovo T440p & 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Lenovo T440p, I wanted to dual boot it along the already installed pre-installed Windows 7. Grub worked fine after several reboots and staring it on Ubuntu. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 install does not show install alongside windows 7

I downloaded the Desktop 14.04.1 for my HP Pavilion dv7 running windows 7 64 it. I then followed the instructions to make a bootable usb drive to install Ubuntu. However, during the install process, ...
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How would I network and share folders on VB-Win7 and Win 8 cpu using HomeGroup

Computer 1. Ubuntu with VirtualBox Guest running Windows 7 Ultimate Computer 2. Windows 8 Goal is to have home group sharing working via wireless network in the house. (With the use of HomeGroup in ...
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How do I make grub recognize Windows 7?

The dump from boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9769234/ What's wrong here? update-grub doesn't find Windows, neither does os-prober and a manually added entry for it fails as well (it says ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows

I am thinking about modifying some old computers that I have have lying around, and would like both Ubuntu and Windows (either 7 or 10). I want to have both on a SSD, which I will buy. I need to know ...
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Problem installing evernote with wine

I am using wine-1.6.2 and I was trying to install Evernote_5.5.3.4236 by emulating Windows 7. I am getting this error http://pastebin.com/kQah32HV Any suggestions of how I can install it on my ...
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Does my dual boot mess with my Windows updates?

Brief history of my computer: I started off with windows on a regular mechanical hard drive and then my brother set me up with a duel boot of Ubuntu 13.10(?). Next I got a SSD and installed Windows ...
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Ubuntu halts after login

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 TLS (guest) on VMware 10.02 installed on Win7 64-bit (host). It was working fine for a long time but I don't know what I did or what happened that is now causing it not to work ...
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I can't read a USB HDD in my Ubuntu 14.04 VM (VirtualBox 4.3, Windows 7 host)

I've installed (and reinstalled) VirtualBox 4.3 with the Extension Pack on my Windows 7 host, and created USB filters to hand a few specific WD 4TB My Book drives straight to the Ubuntu 14.04 guest ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 warm reboot into W7 leaves USB ports and souncard unresponsive

I use W7 as main OS and boot Ubuntu 14.10 from a USB3 stick, which works fine. When I reboot gracefully from Ubuntu to W7, my keyboard and mouse (USB) don't function. Replugging these solves the ...
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How to add a network printers attached to a windows machines

I recently downloaded and installed Ubuntu 14 on my machine. I have never used Ubuntu before nor do I have knowledge of Unix, we have about 60 computers on our network, 10.xx.xxx.xx IP range. This ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 my windows partition is having an invalid signature

I had a dual boot computer with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04. I had grub with the option to jump into windows 7 at any time. Now today I was in Ubuntu and I decided to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04. After ...
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Multiple booting with Windows 7, 8.1 and Ubuntu

I am a beginner when it comes to Ubuntu and linux in general so please bear with me a little :) I have a laptop with 2 hard disks. On 1 I have the Windows 8.1 installed and on the other Windows 7. I ...
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dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu switch to graphic mode fails

in 2013 I installed Ubuntu 12 LTS an Windows 7 (in that order) on a PC. I repaired GRUB and experienced the problem that Windows 7 seemed to start just fine from GRUB in console mode - but without ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7 cannot connect for simple service (ftp)

All, I have a problem for the networking here. Lets imagine, I have 3 machines, windows 7, ubuntu 14.04, fedora 20 , all run in 64-bit virtualize run with same network 10.137.2.x fedora : 10.137.2.7 ...
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win 7 boot fail after 14.04 dual install

had windows 7 pre-installed followed instructions pretty much exactly here http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/05/30/dual-boot-ubuntu-14-04-and-windows-7-on-a-pc-with-uefi-firmware/ but now..windows won't ...
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GRUB2 doesn't show Windows

I've got a Laptop and a Computer. On the SSD of my Computer is Ubuntu 14.10 installed. On the SSD of my Laptop is Windows 7 installed. Now I want to dual-boot them. I've put the SSD from my Laptop ...
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Didn't getting option to choose booting options for dual boot Ubuntu with win 7

I had installed win7 in C: drive and then installed Ubuntu in G: drive from win7. So I was getting Win7 & Ubuntu in booting options and both are working smoothly. But then after win7 get crash ...
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Cannot get Windows boot option after ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 after which I cant use my Windows 7 in HP 8540w. I don’t see any option for Windows. I did opt for something different while partition. I created 3 partitions for /home, Linux ...
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“error: invalid arch-independent ELF magic” in vmware in windows

I have installed VMware Player in Windows 7 and then installed Ubuntu (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) as a Virual OS inside the VMware Player. It was working before, but I don't know why it has stopped ...
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How can I resolve the initramfs issue during installation of Ubuntu 14.10 with an ISO file (no USB, DVD)?

My system specs are: HP Probook 4445s, Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, AMD A8-4500 APU I want to have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I am installing Ubuntu 14.10 from an ISO file. I would ...
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Can´t boot win7

Today I installed Ubuntu on my computer. I created a partition for Ubuntu with 20gb and choose to install ubuntu on it. When the download finished I tried to boot up Ubuntu but it showed me a screen ...
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Why BIOS-booted Ubuntu detects Win7 while EFI-booted doesn't?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a computer (not mine) which already had Windows 7 installed. When I tried to boot the Live USB in UEFI mode, the installer as well as os-prober both ...
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Can't access shared folder on Ubuntu from Windows 7

The server is running Ubuntu 14.04 and Samba is started with the following conf: [global] server string = Samba Server %v security = user dns proxy = no interfaces = lo eth1 wins support = yes ...
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Partitions doesn't appear right way during installation

Previously I tried to install Ubuntu on my Laptop And selected install it longside Windows 7 and click install, then I shocked when I saw that all data of HDD has been deleted and become one partition ...
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KDE Samba share wont let me connect if i disable Guest Access

i run kubuntu 14.04 (kde 4.13) ad want to share a folder with a windows pc, but it should only be accessable with a username + password combination. What i have done: right klick the folder. ...
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grub menu display “setparams…” content for any key

I have searched for many topic but none of them similar like my case (I think)! I have and ga-h81m-s2pv board with a SSD drive, USB keyboard/mouse. I change boot and storage BIOS setting to ...
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Ubuntu USB Boot language problems

It doesn't look like this issue has been asked about before, so here goes. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 on a couple of small netbooks. These netbooks are currently running windows 7. I've ...
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Windows bootloader deleted after half running ubuntu setup

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 using a USB. The setup provided me with the option to manually partition the hard disk. According to this link, How to use manual partitioning during installation? I ...
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I have Windows 7 installed along side ubuntu. Windows 7 hibernated and now won't boot

I didn't have any problems with it until today when windows 7 went into hibernate due to low battery. Windows 7 is still displayed as an option in grub, but when I select it, my computer restarts. Can ...
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Problems in dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7

I have a dual-boot system with GRUB2 from Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed in the MBR. When I try to boot Windows 7 it fails sometimes and I have to restart the computer and try again. Furthermore, ...
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OS Missing after making command prompt change

I've been wanting to go back to Windows7 pro. In following instructions on "How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?" (link - How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?) after downloading the ...
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bcdedit does not wubildr.mbr file location

I have dual boot on my system (64 bit) , Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 .I use GParted to increase the partition, I resize windows partitions. Now when I restart the system and select Ubuntu it gives the ...
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7

Since the last couple of days I've been struggling with getting Windows 7 and Ubuntu to co-exist and have encountered issues one after the other. I have a Windows 7 system where I decided to install ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7, the latter boots into a black screen

I have a Dell Inspiron 7737 laptop. It came with Windows 8.1 installed. I installed Windows 7 Enterprise edition instead. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 (had to use FixPart to clear an entry that ...
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Deleted a windows partition in triple boot, grub rescue problem

I have been running a triple boot setup on my SSD for a while with ubuntu 13.10, windows 7 and windows 8. Since I didn't use windows 8 anymore, I deleted the partition in my w7 partition manager ...
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external drive filesystem issue

I have a seagate external drive (1TB) which i used on windows 7 operated laptop. suddenly, as expected.. windows alerts that the drive need to be formatted. Ubuntu, 14 lts - however - gave me (so ...
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How to uninstall Lubuntu 14.04.1 in a dual boot (Windows 7/Lubuntu) system

I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a USB flash drive in a windows 7 system. Now every time i turn the computer on it boots to grub rescue. To enter to both Lubuntu or Windows I have to enter to BIOS boot ...
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Windows 7 not in GRUB menu

I've installed Ubuntu 14 alongside Windows 7. After installing the ext4 partition through the Ubuntu installer and getting it running, Windows 7 appeared in the grub2 menu at boot but did not load ...
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Problem In Recovering Unallocated Partition

I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed on my HP 15. I decided to dual-boot Win7 & Kubuntu. However, on installation process of Windows 7 after I deleted the empty partition it said "Unable to install on ...