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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Boot issues when using boot-repair

I ran the recommended settings for the boot-repair tool when I was trying to link my windows 7 and Ubuntu that were on separate drives. Now my windows will not start as I get the error code ...
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How to install extention tools for VirtualBox

When I try to open install Windows 7 in my virtual machine it shows this error. Can anyone help me to solve this issue? This is the error shown: after downloading the extention pack the following ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't install on boot SSD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop but it doesn't detect the boot SSD. I have an alienware m14x. I exchanged the HDD for a 120GB SSD and then replaced the disk drive with the original 750 HDD ...
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removing windows 7 after ubuntu installation

i intend to install ubuntu 14.04 into my toshiba c855d laptop, windows7, with a dual boot option. i want ubuntu to sit side by side with windows7, not within it. then, at a later date, when i am ...
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where went ubuntu(installed along side windows) after reinstalled windows?

i had installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7(ultimate) creating a disk partition of 10 G. I had some problem with windows, i had to format and reinstall it. I used the same partition for windows ...
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Ubuntu tries to install to the wrong parition

I'm trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu from a Dell laptop. Going through the regular install process, I got to the point where it asked me if I wanted to install alongside my windows partition ...
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how to install windows 7 in ubuntu 14.04 LTS via virtual box

i have tried to install windows 7 via virtual box but it cannot be done when i try to open it it shows this error i would like to install windows 7 via a cd so can anyone help me to get it installed
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Installation type dialog: no options offered. How to get the options?

I have been struggling over the last week to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot option on my laptop currently running Windows 7. As it has no CD/DVD drive, I created a bootable USB stick. Using the ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't see that Windows is already installed

I have this very weird problem. I installed Windows 7 Professional first on my machine ( But I didn't select all the memory space, so I left about 500GB for ubuntu), and I was able to install windows ...
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14.04 Installation Fail

I had 12.04 installed on Windows 7 and was having issues upgrading to 14.04. I didn't document exactly what happened but whatever I tried, after a while the process just seemed to freeze and despite ...
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Cannot install packages in Ubuntu on VMware Player under Windows 7 as a host machine

I have Windows 7 as a host machine. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on VMWare Player. But I cannot install any packages in Ubuntu. It seems that Windows 7 firewall blocks any attempts to install packages for ...
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Setting up a virtual Samba server (Guest OS is Ubuntu, Host is Windows 7)

OK, I know this is an incredibly basic question and has no doubt been asked MANY times before - although I can't for the life of me find instructions that exactly mirror my scenario: I'm running ...
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Windows 7 dual boot, tried installing ubuntu on top of another ubuntu installation

So I had windwos 7 running fine and decided that I want to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I downloaded the image and made bootable usb drive. I then went ant clicked install ubuntu, it loaded for quite a ...
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ubuntu along side windows 7

I downloaded from the official website. I burned correctly the dvd with ubuntu, i restart my computer and just like the installation instructions says i saw the welcoming screen, my problem is: ...
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Dual boot failed can no longer boot into windows

So I tried to dual boot windows 7 and unbuntu on my dell laptop. I set up all the partitions etc. went into the live CD of ubuntu and installed ubuntu on a seperate unallcated space and finished the ...
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Can't install dual boot with Windows 7

I know this is a duplicate, sorry, I have looked through all the questions and answers, as well as other sources on the web, tried to follow what was suggested, but still I am unable to install Ubuntu ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop can hold dual HDDs. I have installed Windows 7 on one HDD and Ubuntu on the other HDD. Installation went fine, but Windows 7 needs CSM on to boot. and Ubuntu needs UEFI on to boot. Is there ...
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accessing Windows files on a separate hard drive (14.04)

I've found information on accessing Windows partitions on the same drive that ubuntu is installed on, but not on a totally separate drive with two partitions. the drive doesn't show up in my ...
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Cant Create New partition after uninstalling Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu before today. I tried to delete a partition of Ubuntu from windows 7. I deleted the swap partition first then, then I deleted the /home partition. After that the free space of both ...
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Installing Win7 form OEM disk under VBOX, where is my CD/DVD driver

I bought new Lenovo T540P. The plan was to run Windows under VirtualBox on the Ubuntu host. I managed to unintentionally wipe the original Windows 8.1 that came with the computer off the disk. But ...
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How to setup 64 bit windows7 guest under 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 from OEM disk [closed]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running on Lenovo T540P. Ubuntu is only OS on machine, Windows 8 original OS deleted. I wish to install Win 7 64 bit under virtual box on this machine. I went to the ...
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How to restore windows bootloader after upgrading windows?

I previously upgraded ubuntu to 14.04 and that left me with many broken packages and unmet dependencies. So I have to install the ubuntu 14.04 through bootable usb flash. I choosed the option ...
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“Error loading operating system”, while trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on windows 7 netbook with USB stick

I'm trying to get ubuntu 14.04 onto a windows 7 starter netbook. I'm trying to load it from a USB stick as it doesn't have a CD Drive and it keeps saying 'Error Loading Operating System'. I've made a ...
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How to switch from GRUB to Windows Boot Selection?

i'm on windows 7, and dual booting with Ubuntu 14.04.the thing is, to select OS, Ubuntu has defaulted me to GRUB, which in my opinion so much hassle because Ubuntu is just for fun and my work is done ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 and WINDOWS 7

My Toshiba Satellite P875-S7310 has the capacity for dual hard drives. I want Windows 7 on one. And Ubuntu 14.04 on my other hard drive. My question is in what order and how should I install these ...
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Unable to add Windows 7 PC as client to samba4 AD DC

I'm new to networking. I'm trying to set up a network at my office which consists of about 15 Windows 7 PCs in the lab. This worked perfectly when I tried with Windows Server (evaluation version). ...
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Booting sequence in dual boot environment - Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04

Until recently, I was able to progress without a problem in a single hard drive Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot environment. The boot menu would prompt whether one wanted to load Windows 7 or ...
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Can I install in unallocated partition and use BIOS to boot?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Windows 7 64bit laptop. The installer didn't recognise Windows. The partitions, according to Windows Disk Management are 1) 100MB NTFS System, Active, Primary ...
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Installing Windows 8 Over Windows 7 when dual Booting with Ubuntu?

Ok so.. on this PC I currently have two partitions on one hard drive. Windows 7 is installed on partition C, and Ubuntu is installed on partition D. Now, I want to format Partition C and install ...
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Could someone explain this boot-info report please?

I was wondering if someone would be willing to have a look at this boot-info to see what is going on: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7409913/ I tried to install Ubuntu on a Windows 7 laptop, but it is not ...
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Running ubuntu and win7 on the same system

So I have previously used ubuntu on a VM, and was wanting to install it so that I could run it straight from startup. I looked at some tutorials and saw that many of them required a decent amount of ...
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Windows 7 not recognised in installation

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot on this Windows 7 64 bit laptop, but it didn't recognise Windows. Last week this machine failed to boot in Windows and all the Samsung Recovery options ...
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problems to dual boot between ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7

When i click the option to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7 my system restarts and the dvd from which i am installing Trusty Tahr is ejected and then everything is to be started from the beginning. ...
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dual boot windows 7 home premium and ubuntu 14.04

I have a Sony Vaio laptop with 4 GB RAM.It has Windows 7 home premium by default.I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 14.04.How do I do it?My laptop does not boot Windows properly and shows logon ...
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Wubi Administrator Login doesn't work Wubi / Windows 7

Wubi works delightfully as a guest, but I can't seem to login under my administrator name/ the one Wubi prompts you to create. It also happens to be the same username/password as my Windows ...
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Xubuntu 14.4 dual boot (windows 7) grub warning/problem

I installed Xubuntu 14.4 LTS dual boot with Windows 7. My hard disk is an SSD disk (where both xubuntu 14.4 and win7 are installed - in a different partition). I first installed Windows 7 and then I ...
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How to block ips similar to editing the HOSTS file on windows

I have recently switched to Ubuntu and need to block a few Ips for gaming. Previously, I could simply add a line to the File in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS but I am unsure how to do this on ...
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Long start-up time

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, which originally had Windows 7 installed. I've opted for Ubuntu through GRUB, but it takes the system as long as 4 minutes to successfully boot.
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14.04 instalation

I have 2 systems, a Dell 755 desktop & an Acer 5515 laptop. Both have 500gb drives with Windows 7 dual booted with Ubuntu 12.04. Made DVD from ISO and installed 14.04 into Dell system. At install ...
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Can't boot a live usb on windows 7

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (I have tried 64 and 32bits) but I always get this, It doesn't matter if 1 hour has passed BTW, a CD with Ubuntu 12.04 does work.
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Install 14.04 LTS from 11.04 [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 11.04 installed in my PC. Now, the system does not allow me to update or upgrade anything. So, I would like to use one of your LTS version. I prefer 14.04, as it is new. I am having a ...
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 7 doesn't work

So I want to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 7 and i can't. If i install it from windows it works, but when i reboot my computer it just says something like put the disc in and reboot and then ...
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Sluggish windows 7 after dualbooting with Ubuntu 12.04

three to four months ago I started using dual booting my computer, so I could choose whether I would like to boot up in Windows 7 or Ubuntu 12.04. When I boot up in Windows, it takes a long time ...
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ubuntu installation formatted all partitions, can i recover my data? [duplicate]

Initially i had Windows installed and recently i wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. In windows i did have 5 partitions of each size 100 GB. In one 100 GB partition (C: drive) i used to ...
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How to Enable Port Persist for a USB to Serial com port

I am followed this guide (http://www.zedboard.org/sites/default/files/documentations/GS-AES-Z7EV-7Z020-G-V7.pdf) for working with a SoC board in windows. I would like to switch to working under Ubuntu ...
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Can't access BIOS OR boot Windows (Samsung NP300E5C, UEFI install to external HDD) [closed]

Before anyone bash/trolls me let me admit first that I'm a total noob to Linux. I was looking into getting into it but apparently I jumped into the deep end of a foreign pool so to speak. I will need ...
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Dual booting starting without any OS [duplicate]

I don't have any OS on my computer right now, but I have 2 500gb hard drives and would like to duel boot windows 7. I would like to have about 250gb for windows and the other 750gb go to ubuntu. How ...
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Use windows laptop as second screen to Ubuntu laptop

I'm using Ubuntu & I want to use my old windows 7 laptop as second monitor. I've come across a couple of questions around similar issue but none that are specific to my configuration. I'd really ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot after installation

Here's the story, I have windows 7 on my Pc and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, here's how I've done it: Went in Windows and made some unallocated space in order to install ubuntu there. Installed ...
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How to run Ubuntu, within Windows, from a USB drive? [duplicate]

Is is possible to run Ubuntu from a USB pen drive, while simultaneously working and running the main OS (Windows) on the computer? I assume this is like a virtual desktop held on the USB, and ...