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 won't boot from GRUB (UEFI)

everyone. After having installed Ubuntu on my desktop Windows 7 won't run. There's a menuentry in the GRUB called "Windows 7" but when i press it nothing happens - the GRUB's menu just reappears. I ...
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How to boot from toshiba recovery partition after installing ubuntu 14.04.1? [duplicate]

Im new here and have not found a post even close to this so here it is: i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 over my Windows 7 Home Premium installation. didn't loose any important data.skip to when the ...
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Setting up a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on Ubuntu 14.04

I have my original Windows 7 Professional installation disks "for distribution only with a new HP or Compaq pc" and would like to create a Windows VM on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I've looked at ...
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Copy of Ubuntu OS from one system to another

I have installed OS Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 OS in my laptop which is running well. I have also installed many packages and application in my Ubuntu OS. Now i am planning to install Ubuntu on my ...
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how to install ubuntu-14.04.1 32-bit [duplicate]

I'm the new to Ubuntu. Recently, I downloaded the ISO image (32-bit). I have a laptop in which Windows 7 is pre-installed and now I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. I have burned a DVD for ...
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How do I remove microsoft windows on an asus desktop [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu but Windows is still there. My old Ubuntu CD won't work on the ASUS Desktop as there's no CD drive. How do I completely remove Windows?
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Not able to boot in Ubuntu 14.04

I am pretty new to ubuntu, 2 days back I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in widows. I was told that 12.04 is very obsolete version. so I deleted (literally Ctrl+Shift+Del) Ubuntu directory and downloaded and ...
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Cannot Install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7

I have a desktop PC, a Dual Core 3.4ghz & 2GB of Ram. Hard Disk is 250GB & is partitioned. When I proceed with the installation, I can't find any drive or partition in the Partition list. ...
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Howto restore Windows bootloader after removing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 with dual boot.Now the problem is my ubuntu was crash so i delete the ubuntu partition in windows diskmanagement but the default boot priority is ubuntu now ...
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I can't install Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04 already installed [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 already installed on my machine. I'm now trying to install Windows 7, but I can't. After the installation is done, the computer reboots, but Grub shows only Ubuntu.
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Wanted: In-depth guide to virtualizing existing Windows 7 partition with VirtualBox

I would like an in-depth guide to virtualizing an existing Windows 7 partition (with VirtualBox), as all the instructions I have found online are either incomplete, imperfect,vaguely worded, or out of ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot installation with Win 7 problems [closed]

Well, I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to install it alongside with Windows 7, but when restarted my PC with the DVD in and appears the installation menu, there's no dual boot installation option. ...
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I need help switching back to windows [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 right now. For reasons I would like to switch back to windows 7. (Even though I love Ubuntu.) I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a guide on how to do ...
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How do I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu on my computer and then I reinstalled Windows 7 and now the Grub mean is gone from start up. I can't remember how I did it last time. I am on Windows 7 right now and need to know if I ...
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Lost Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

When I installed Ubuntu along with windows 7, there was no option of Installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 so I selected the Something else option. Now when I start my computer, in the grub there is ...
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installing ubuntu on a 640gb drive beside windows

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 beside Windows 7 that's using a 640gb hdd in my laptop, and every time I go ahead an use the 'install Ubuntu alongside Windows' (i don't want to use any partitioning ...
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Struggling with Windows installer in a Sedatech PC

I just bought this PC: Sedatech PC Office and right away I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with the Windows Installer. Everything goes fine until the end of installation step 5. At that point the ...
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Install OA win7 in a virtualbox

I bought an Asus, which (unfortunately) came with win7. I never accepted licence and erased immediately everything with Lubuntu. Now I'd like to install windows on a virtualbox (to use iTunes, such ...
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installing Ubuntu with Windows

i am using windows 7 professional currently.i want to use ubuntu at the same time.! how to use both OS at same time.
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Replace Ubuntu 12.10 with 12.04 [duplicate]

I'm New to these forums, and I don't really know how to code etc, so I'm going to need to have really basic instructions. I decided my PC wasn't fast enough for Windows 7 and I wanted to put Ubuntu ...
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Unable to boot from recovery partition after unistalling Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

I have Sony VAIO laptop of E-series. One day I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on my machine, but it is not useful for me. So I uninstalled Ubuntu and now I'm unable to boot from my recovery partition ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer support for fake RAID 1

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7. Should not be a big problem, but it just occurred to me that I am using a software RAID to mirror my disks (RAID 1). Now there is some ...
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Problem in booting Windows Vista after repairing using a boot repair disk

Been using Vista and I recently installed Ubuntu 11 in a separate hard disk(in BIOS, this hard disk was set for the 'Boot from' option)..Apart from the partitions used for Ubuntu, there are 2 more ...
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Syncing deleted folders

Why is a deleted folder under "Ubuntu One" is not deleted in the cloud? I'm using Ubuntu One for Windows on 2 different computers.
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Four partitions on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I've just made a bootable usb on windows7, and now I want to replace my windows7 with Ubuntu. When I choose the option replace windows 7 with Ubuntu, I need to select a drive. Since I have only one ...
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I Had a Backdoor Mal Ware on W7. Will it Pass on to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

October 15, 2014, I got hit with a team of revenge hackers. They are working for my ex-father-in-law. He has been proxy stalking me since 2004 but since that has no effect on me anymore, he decided to ...
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Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu on GPT

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with GPT partition as one /dev/sda: Now I want to install windows 7 in a dual boot. I see this Ask-Ubuntu post How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? ...
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delete Ubuntu from OS choice menu [closed]

I deleted Ubuntu from my laptop. Now I am working on Windows 7. However, when I turn on my laptop choice of ubuntu still appears in OS choice menu. How to delete choice of ubuntu from OS choice menu? ...
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I would like to install windows 7 on ubuntu 12.04 on a mac 8.1 hard drive

I am trying to install windows 7 on ubuntu 12.4. Can you walk me through this process. My ubuntu is installed on a Mac 8.1.
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My Windows 7 Hard disk drives got disappeared after installing ubuntu 15.04

I installed ubuntu 15.04 through portable usb and I lost my access to windows 7.When Finally I am able to access my window 7 then I am not able to see my hard disk drives D and E. Please tell me the ...
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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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I want to install Ubuntu on a different Hard Disk Drive, will i be able to dual boot Window 7 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a spare Hard Drive Disk on my computer, I was wondering if I be able to use Ubuntu and be able to boot Window 7 when I want to or I do I have to do something in order for that to happen? I ...
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Can software written for windows be used on linux? [duplicate]

we have programs at work that I would like to use on my linux laptop, is there a shell program i can run to be able to use them or must i have a dual boot system, limited HD space. Regards Gavin
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Ubuntu14.04 installed but no GUI

I have windows 7 64 bit on my system, I installed ubuntu 14.04 with help of daemon tools. everything runs smoothly and while booting of ubuntu , i seen a /tmp directory issue which ignore withI now ...
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GRUB destroyed Win7 boot loader, now neither work [closed]

I had Win7 on my laptop (technically still do) and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an unused portion of the drive. Ubuntu started up OK, but didn't work well with my wireless at work. So I tried to boot ...
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Cant start up Wiindows 7 [closed]

Why i posted on askUbuntu? -banned from superuser and have to fix with ubuntu. Problem: I get: file \boot\bcb status 0xc000000f I need the windows disk i do not have it. I need to fix this ...
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I need specific direction: I have a Windows 7 formatted partition of 30g- Completely empty and wanna know how to install Ubuntu-

If I understand correctly, it will not recognize the ntsf file system.... so should I delete that partition? then... 1. create new unformatted partition.. 2. do i wipe it completely clean, as no ...
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How to completely remove Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi installer, but I couldnt boot to it. So I uninstalled it on the Control Panel. Then I tried the full installation wherein it boots to the Ubuntu environment. After ...
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how to Installing

I am currently running windows 7 32bit and want to replace with ubuntu, how would one go about doing so (not that tecie so a step by step would be nice)? also could I revert back if needed?(on a ...
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Cannot connect to internet? [closed]

Before I installed Ubuntu 12.04(my problem was that I didn't install the GUI version, which explains my first question), my internet provider shut off our connection for going over the bandwidth ...
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My window 7 works slow when i have installed ubuntu on my laptop [closed]

My Laptop configurations is as follows: Core i5 2.27GHz (M430) 500GB Hard Drive Integrated Graphics(NO graphic card) 4GB Memory (RAM) I am running Ubuntu 12.04, in dual-boot mode.
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Ubuntu deleted windows 7 [duplicate]

I have downloaded ubuntu 14.04 and trying to install it on my laptop, but after installation completed, I seen that ubuntu deleted my windows 7. i never permitted to do so. then why it happens. I want ...
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Would Flash run faster if I ran the Windows version in a VM?

I know there are several performance issues with Adobe flash player on Ubuntu (any Linux distro). Has anyone tried to install Windows 7 using VMWare on ubuntu, and then run flash player within the ...
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How to download Ubuntu on a USB stick and install it alongside Windows 7? [duplicate]

How do I download Ubuntu onto a USB stick? And can I then install alongside Windows 7? Or is it better to boot from the USB.
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How to install Ubuntu OS on a Windows 7 OS PC and use both of them? [duplicate]

How can I install the Ubuntu OS on a PC running Windows 7? Is it possible to use both Ubuntu and Windows 7 at the same time? Can I return back to Windows 7 later on?
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want to remove Ubuntu [duplicate]

i bought Dell Vostro 2520 in which Ubuntu was already installed. i want to uninstall Ubuntu and install win7 on that machine. For that i used Gparted on Ubuntu and had eraseed partiion of Ubuntu. And ...