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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How do I remove Grub without a USB or Recovery DVD? [duplicate]

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 and I want to know how I can remove Gnu Grub and have it go straight to the default Windows bootloader. I do not have a recovery DVD and the USB drive I'm ...
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Hide Windows 7 partition from Ubuntu 14.04.02 [duplicate]

I want to hide all my Windows 7 partitions from Ubuntu because of: privacy prevent Windows 7 virus spreading to Ubuntu some details about my Ubuntu Windows 7 drives: dev/sda1 win7 system mounted ...
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How to get OS option (dual boot) when i have two OSs on separate disks?

I have two HDDs on my PC, one has Win7 and the other, Ubuntu 12.04 (with boot). To choose which OS to use, i have to change my boot priorities from BIOS. How can I get it to ask me which OS to boot ...
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Display Problems on VMware

The login screen is as it should be but after Iogin, desktop appears like this. Actually, I guess the program icons are there since I am able to click to a black region on the left and drag it, seeing ...
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Windows partition encrytped ,unable to boot from grub menu

I added a window 7 entry to 40_custom under /etc/grub.d . The windows entry appears in the grub menu after a grub update , but when I click on the windows option, I get an invalid signature . I used ...
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Grub2 doesn't show Windows 7

I did reinstall UBUNTU 14.04 after having some issues with grub, the problem is that I can't access to my windows 7 anymore as the grub menu shows only Ubuntu partition. P.S/ during the ...
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Dual boot home premium with ubuntu 14.04

I am using a usb to dual boot windows home premium with ubuntu 14.04. But my problem is that whenever i Choose the option Install Ubuntu with windows side by side and click on install my laptop starts ...
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No Bootable Medium found after changing Harddisk size

I was running Windows7 on my virtual box. I was requiring to increase the size of Hard disk so I find out VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB My machine was running that time. ...
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Symlinks: Can't create one because file exists, cant remove it because there is no such file

I posted this already on stackoverflow and it was suggested I ask here... I am running ubuntu 14.04 in vagrant on a windows 7 pc. I am running VirtualBox and git bash as administrator. I've created ...
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Trying to do an Ubuntu/Windows dual install but only Windows 7 pops up

So I've been running Ubuntu without Windows. I got a Windows 7 live CD and tried to do a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot but I couldn't get the boot to load correctly so I decided to go back to just ...
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Help with restoring windows 7 boot from ubuntu grub

I just sold my old laptop on ebay and had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on separate partitions on the same hd. When I restored factory settings to Windows 7 I deleted the partition that Ubuntu ...
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How can I disable Windows 8 Fast Boot if I don't have Windows 8?

I've been searching around for this for a while, but I haven't found anyone else with the same problem. Guess no one made the same stupid mistake. I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu computer that is ...
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Install windows 7 pro after a clean install of Trusty [duplicate]

Can I install Win7 Pro after after a full install of Trusty without any partitioning done before hand. I have been a Mac user since 1989 and have no windows experience or Linux. My kids want to know ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Homebuilt Windows 7 Ultimate desktop with multiple HD's

I have a homebuilt Windows 7 computer with 2 1.5 Tb HD's in a Raid 1 config and an another empty 1 Tb HD. I am trying to install 14.04 on the 1 Tb HD and keep getting the error “The attempt to mount a ...
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Missing drivers on my ThinkPad

I have a ThinkPad T440s, and I have been using Ubuntu 12.04/14.04. Regardless of what version I use, I consistently have issues with Brightness control (has an easy fix) Bluetooth startup (has an ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Fake Windows 7

I'd really like to install Ubuntu on my computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) but I can't get the LiveCD or the installation to work. This computer was gifted to me and it has a fake Windows 7 operating ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu-Win7 does not show in Grub menu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu onto my PC. When I went to install it, there was no option to install alongside Windows, so I partitioned space for it myself. Ubuntu booted up just fine, but when I went ...
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Sony Vaio S dual boot issue

I used usb stick to boot and install Ubuntu in legacy boot option since it did not boot in UFI Install alongside windows option was not available so I install it manually everything went fine but ...
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After messing with EasyBCD no entry in Boot Manager

I installed BURG and before I had Easy BCD in my MBR, Everything fine only problem when picking Windows to boot the EasyBCD Windows Boot Manager showed up. So I booted to Windows removed all entries ...
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Replacing old OS will format entire hard disk?

I am new to Ubuntu. My laptop is currently running Windows 7 with C, D partition as virtual disks. Now, I want to have a laptop that runs clean and fresh Ubuntu, and nothing else. All old system ...
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I can't seem to get anywhere with installing ubuntu on a Windows 7 PC from boot

My workplace gave away some PCs after upgrading on the condition we wipe and install our own OS. I had hoped to leave Windows behind by installing ubuntu but having attempted to download and burn an ...
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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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Upgrade Win7 Home to Ultimate - will dual-boot with Ubuntu still work? / Partition access question

I had Windows 7 Home Basic installed.Then I install Ubuntu and know I have dual boot. But I want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Ultimate version.Can I update my Windows 7 installation and keep my dual ...
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Linux is making much more hard disk noise than Windows 7 on laptop

I have 2 partitions on my Compaq laptop. Windows 7 is installed to one and Ubuntu 12.04 is installed to other using a usb stick installer. What I noticed is whatever I do (opening a tab in browser, ...
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There has to be an easier way to install .tar.gz files

As understand it, .tar.gz files are the raw uncomplied, barely linux compatible excuse for a .exe. Is there any way to quickly install one without opening up the terminal? As someone who only ...
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Creating a UEFI bootable Win7 USB stick

I'm using winsb to create a bootable usb stick. In terminal I enter this command: winusb --install'/home/obaid/Downloads/Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64 Bit)/Windows.iso' /dev/sdb It returns an ...
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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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Cannot boot up computer

I installed ubuntu and burned the iso file to the d drive. After I reboot my computer, the ubuntu install menu shows up. I choose the first option (the "try ubuntu" thing) and then this happen. ...
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Cannot see windows 7 in boot menu after installing ubuntu

I had windows xp and windows 7 in my system. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 into the XP partition and from then on the system directly boots into Ubuntu and doesnot even show windows 7 in the boot options ...
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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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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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Cannot get grub to show up (directly boots to Windows 7 instead)

Every time I try to boot, my computer goes straight into Windows 7. I had Windows 7 installed and installed Ubuntu 14.04 afterwards, but grub does not show up on boot. Tried holding shift, messing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation DVD cannot detect Win7, but the USB stick can

The same Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO image is burned into a DVD disc and a USB stick. The hard disk is of 1T bytes. Win7 occupies the first 600G of the disk, and I'd like to install Ubuntu on the rest 400G. It ...
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windows is not booting after installing ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 along side windows7. i remember that i gave automatic resizing of parition while installing ubuntu. Now i am unable to boot windows 7. on the boot screen i am having the ...
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Using Ubuntu as a main OS on my Netbook Designed for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Hello! I have Ubuntu on a virtual box. However, it's way too slow to do anything spectacular. I have this old Netbook that's designed for windows 7. Seen as how it doesn't have a CD slot to install ...
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boot problem with dual boot which has stopped working

Bit of a mixed problem so I will apologise in advance. I had a machine running windows7 and Ubuntu and I could get into Bios to change boot order and/or use dual boot option that I installed with ...
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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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Can't get Grub to load windows after using Boot repair

I have windows 7 64bit, installed on pc, installed ubuntu 14.04lts, everything looked and worked great, until I went to load windows, and would just get a purple window. I found the information to ...
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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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Boot from USB option not avalible Ubuntu 14.10

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my ASUS K55V laptop running UBUNTU 14.10 but I cannot seem to find Boot from USB option in BIOS. There are only two options to boot form, Hard disk and DVD Drive. ...
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0xc000000f error when starting Windows from Grub

Recently I corrected the dual boot by re-installing the grub bootloader. I did that by first adding an entry pointing to Linux in easyBCD settings. Then, when I restarted the computer it showed ...
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GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue [duplicate]

My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. However now, unexpectedly, at startup I see an error which reads: no such partition grub rescue There is no response, no matter what command ...
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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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I dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Technical Preview, will that overwrite my Ubuntu partition?

I just want to make sure before I begin the installation process of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that when it's installed, it will limit itself to overwriting my Windows 7 partition, not my Ubuntu ...
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Dual booting (Ubuntu 14.04) and Windows 7 Ultimate

I just tried (and successfully I guess) installed Ubuntu (14.04 at least) to my computer (I don't know which of my 2 HDD or my SSD it installed to). I chose the install along side Windows 7 option, I ...
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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 ...