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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Best virtualization solution for running Windows 7 as a guest?

I depend upon Ubuntu for most of my work but I still need Windows 7 for some applications such as Office 2010 Casual Gaming Adobe CS4 and other windows softwares that are not available on Ubuntu ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 network controller driver conflict?

Has anyone had problems with how Windows and Linux drivers configure the network card? I have a Realtek 8112L LAN Controller and am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. After using network ...
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How to run preinstalled Windows 7 through Ubuntu logged in system?

i have a pc with dual boot - "windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10". is it possible to run my windows 7 through Ubuntu login? if possible what app should i have and please give my instructions to install and ...
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Order of partitions for root, home and swap with respect to Windows partitions

I am installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive as Windows 7. The partitions of Windows 7 have already occupied the left part of the hard drive. From left to right, the Windows partitions are one ...
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How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys?

In Windows 7 (not sure about other versions) you have these shortcuts: winkey+up maximize current window winkey+down unmaximize winkey+right maximize height, set width as half of the screen and ...
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location of partitions in dual-boot installation

In my hard drive, the current partitions from left to right are: Small primary partition for Windows booting (1.17GB), big primary partition C: for Windows system files (116 GB), 115.8 GB unallocated ...
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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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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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Will Windows recovery partition become useless when dual install with Ubuntu?

My laptop is Lenovo with Windows 7. I was wondering if I dual install Ubuntu, the Windows recovery partition will be of no use any more? I am confused because I heard of this and don't understand ...
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How do I install Ubuntu without making a CD or flash drive?

I am currently running Windows 7 on my laptop. I want to install Ubuntu with windows 7. I have downloaded the Windows installer of Ubuntu. Can I install Ubuntu without making a bootable CD or flash ...
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Unable to boot Into Windows 7 after Ubuntu 10.04 update

I'm running a dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 10.04 system. I ran the Ubuntu update last night, and today when I tried to boot into Windows 7, it goes straight to the windows recovery on my Acer 5517 ...
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Partitions for dual boot install with Windows

Following is the layout of the current partitions of my single hard drive viewed from Windows 7: C: has Windows 7 system files and my personal data; Q: for Lenovo recovery; SYSTEM_DRV: for Windows ...
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How do I transition from WUBI to a native installation? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid installed through wubi on my laptop (it came with Windows 7 preinstalled). This was my first foray into Linux, and I'm here to stay. I have no use for Windows, and yet I ...
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VMWare and Ubuntu?

would a vm workstation running a client of Windows XP or Windows 7 run faster in Ubuntu than on a Windows 7 pc?
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Installing Ubuntu on unallocated space between many partitions

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on some unallocated space, but I'm getting confused with the manual partition setup. I didn't want to try the other options for it suggested that everything on my ...
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Windows 7 can't boot with Ubuntu on different hard drive

I use a dual boot with two hard disks and two OS is Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. Windows 7 installed on the first disk, first partition. Grub is installed on a second hard disk MBR, and Ubuntu ...
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Unable to boot either Ubuntu or Windows after kernel panic

Today I have been unable to boot into my Ubuntu (10.10) or Windows (7) partition. Ubuntu kernel panics on boot with the error: init: hash.c:296: Assertion failed in nih_hash_search: hash != NULL I ...
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Unable to dual-boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 10.10

I have installed Windows 7 and Kubuntu 10.10, but the boot menu isn't displayed, and the computer boots into Windows 7 directly. How to fix this?
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U1partial file extension on Ubuntu One

I synchronize Ubuntu one between my office (windows 7) and my home (Ubuntu 10.10), when I synchronize in windows 7 I can get my files with no problems from web or Ubuntu, but when trying to get them ...
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Grub Boot Error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 doesn't boot after Ubuntu install I installed Ubuntu, and it runs succesfully, but I can't boot the Windows 7. Every time I choose Windows 7 to run, it ...
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A glitch after Ubuntu Installation. Cannot boot Ubuntu

I am trying to create a dual boot of Ubuntu 10.10 with Windows 7. My hard disk allocation were as follows: Windows 7 NTFS 100 GB /boot EXT4 200 MB SWAP LINUX SWAP 4 GB / ...
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Add Windows 7 to boot menu

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS - system restore /dev/sda2 13 4674 37436416 ...
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Boot menu doesn't show up after installing Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my shiny new ASRock Vison 3D with no apparent problems. Still I need some Windows-only software from time to time and went on installing Win7 afterwards. Now Win7 happily ...
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Printing To Cups from Windows 7 64bit [closed]

When I try to connect a windows 7 64bit to a cups printer it keeps aking for username and password. It connected perfectly before but now it wont.
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Installing Windows 7 on a Ubuntu 10.10 System

I initially formatted my Windows Vista Machine because it was given me problems and installed ubuntu 10.10 as the primary OS and no secondary installed all I have now is Ubuntu 10.10 running smoothly ...
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Mount Ubuntu's partition on Windows 7

Is it possible to mount Ubuntu 10.10's partition on Windows 7?
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Dealing with three Windows partitions in dual boot installation

For dual-boot installation of Ubuntu after Windows. Quoted from ubuntuguide If a Windows boot partition exists as a second NTFS partition, it should be left alone. If there is a Windows ...
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questions about dual-boot install Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 on same hard drive

I'd like to dual-boot install Ubuntu 10.04 on the same hard drive as Windows 7 which has already been installed. As to sources on the internet: I found a website iinet about dual-boot installation ...
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How do I use Ubuntu One beta in Windows

In Ubuntu, my Ubuntu One account shows up in the file manager as a place like any other accessible directory. How do I get it to show up in Windows 7 the same way using the Ubuntu One beta? Do I need ...
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Can't access Ubuntu's shared folders from Windows 7

In Ubuntu Maverick, I've shared some folders using the Nautilus "Sharing Options" GUI. I can see them from Windows 7, but when I try to access them (from Windows) it asks for a username and ...
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Files lost after reboot in Windows

I have a dual boot OS(Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7) in my laptop. I recently copied some important files from a pen drive to one of my NTFS drives from Ubuntu. After copying i was able to view the files ...
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How to avoid problems when installing Ubuntu and Windows 7 in dual-boot?

I want to try out Ubuntu (and hopefully choose it as my primary OS). After looking at many versions of it in VirtualBox and from Live CD, I've finally decided to install it. So I defragmented and ...
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Windows 7 Virtualized on Ubuntu Server

I have an issue, we are moving to a production build server now. I need a virtual machine up and running on my Ubuntu 10.10 server edition. I have to setup and install various tool and plugins, on ...
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How to use Ubuntu in full screen mode on virtualbox?

I have an HP laptop with Windows 7 installed. How can I use Ubuntu in full-screen mode via virtualbox or any other software?
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Windows 7 style backup?

With Windows 7 I can easily set up a scheduled backup, which will incrementally backup directories I have selected, as well as create a disk image, all whilst I am still using my PC. Is there ...
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User guide for users migrating from Windows?

I am new user for ubuntu. I want to use ubuntu for my python development. I used windows7 for .net development. Is there any guide which help me in migration from Windows to Ubuntu?
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How safe is it to install Ubuntu on a Windows 7 PC - repartitioning the disk?

I am going to install Ubuntu on a brand new PC, which comes with some OEM installation of Windows 7. I know that Ubuntu can resize an existing Windows NTFS partition, so that it has free space to ...
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How do I install 9.04 in VMWare?

I am about to install Ubuntu on VMWare (my host PC is Windows 7). Are there any tutorials (Step - by - Step) that I can look into.
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Windows Version of Ubuntu One staying?

I am wondering if there will definitely be a Windows Version of Ubuntu One after the beta? Because otherwise I will not bother getting a 20gb plan as I dont use Ubuntu on any pc.
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Unable to share a folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu (running in VMWare)

I have installed vmware toolbox in Ubuntu (guest OS). I tried to share a location from the settings of the virtual machine. But when I click Ok, the following error in thrown in the host (Win 7) OS. ...
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Dual Boot on dual hard drive set up

I currently have Ubuntu and windows 7 on identical but separate hard drives. I wanted to use a NTFS partition on Ubuntu drive to allow file sharing between to two OS's but when I formatted that ...
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Unable to browse Windows 7 Notebook from Ubuntu

I can see and connect to Ubuntu box from Windows 7 Laptop, but the Ubuntu box keeps telling me failed to retriever share list from server. The laptop shows up in the list of computers in the ...
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accesing windows 7 shares - numerous issues

The long and short of my problem is that i am unable to access the shared folder of a windows 7 machine on the same network. I click on the network icon in places, then i can see the Windows Network ...
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X Server for Windows?

I'm going to accessing my ubuntu machine remotely from my windows machine through putty. Are there any suggestions for possible ways to get an X server running on my windows machine? Thanks.
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no audio on windows guest after installing vbox guest additions

Ive posted this here because im not sure whether its a windows or linux problem, so feel free to correct me. Ive installed windows 7 on a virtual box vm running on ubuntu, and i have then installed ...
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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 use KVM on a “real” Windows install?

I need to get a password from my Chrome install on my Windows 7 partition. The Windows version of Chrome, however, uses Windows' own crypto API to protect this data (I doubt Wine has a compatible ...
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Cross Platform Terminal/SCP app

I am doing more network device management at work, (mainly cisco and juniper) and need tools to telnet/ssh and SCP to manage the devices. I am comfortable with the gnome terminal, but wouldn't mind ...
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How can I rearrange the order of OSes in the boot menu?

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 with Windows 7 Ultimate in dual boot configuration. Everything seems to be working fine. I have a small doubt, is it possible to Re-arrange the Boot menu that appears when you ...
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Partition doubt before installing Ubuntu 10.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a machine running Windows 7 Ultimate currently. I have few doubts, before I moved forward with installation regarding partitioning (I have lot vista last time ...