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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Make W7 install as small as possible and increase Ubuntu size

How do I do this all from Ubuntu? When I used Wubi there was a max size, and i ended up liking Ubuntu 10.04 so I kept it installed, but now i want to do just run W7 as a VM. I have around only 58GBs ...
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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Dual Boot: GRUB disappeared, boot-repair not working and linux partition cannot be accessed

I'm trying to fix a friend's computer. He uses Win7 and ubuntu 14.04 dual boot and ran "secure boot", which seems to have caused major damage: afterwards, GRUB wouldn't show up and the computer booted ...
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Can't Select Continue to install ubuntu alongside them

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside Window 7 on my PC. I got to the installation type page and it detected my windows 7, then asked me what I would like to do. I selected the option to ...
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Windows 7 not showing up in boot after installing Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu and upon bootup there is no GRUB, bootloader, or anything. I tried holding down Shift while booting, that brought up GRUB but it did not display Windows 7. I know that Windows ...
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No os detected after Ubuntu install

New to linux and trying to set up everything. So i had Win 7 before, i made a partition for win, it created smaller one for its data, around 100 mb. And a partition for linux that I will use later. So ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an existing Windows system without creating a CD? [duplicate]

This page says that, in order to add Ubuntu on an existing Windows system, I must burn Ubuntu on a CD first. But CDs are becoming less common these days, so I wonder if there is a way to install ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer doesn't detect my Windows7 partition

I wiped out Windows8 from my Toshiba Satellite L840 and installed Windows7; While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3, once I get to the installation type screen, I get just two options: Erase Disk and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installed but always start only Windows 7

I'm tring to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC desktop but when i restart my PC, it always starts Windows 7, without asking me which OS would i like to run. I've got 3 HDD on my PC: 1: 200 GB with ...
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How can I access and edit Ubuntu files from a Windows 7 partition?

How can I access and edit ubuntu files from a windows 7 partition? should I start saving my files on windows partition so it becomes more accessible to both partitions or just create a separate ...
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Will using the same Steam game library folder on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 create conflicts?

I have Steam installed on Win7 in D:\Games\PC\Steam. I installed Steam on my Ubuntu now and for Half-Life 2: Deatmatch it asked wether to install in the default folder or somewhere else. I chose the ...
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How to get Ubuntu installed, when my laptop restarts without installing?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from USB flash. So I boot from it and the install begins. It works until it ask me which type of instillation I want. I choose alongside with Windows 7 and then it the ...
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Can I change file systems inside of partitions within GParted?

I'm looking to share documents, pictures, etc. between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1. I have an extended primary partition (sda4) that is comprised of a swap partition (sda5) and a "/home" mount point ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, facing partition issues

I have just bought a new PC having Windows 7 installed, it has 500 GB disk space. Attached is the screen shot of the disk management C:-Installed Windows 97.5 GB D:- Kept required data 195.31 GB ...
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How do I upgrade my Windows 7 install to Windows 8 while booting from Ubuntu live USB? [closed]

My Windows 7 install recently broke, and instead of reinstalling I decided I might as well upgrade it to Windows 8. To save money, I got the cheaper downloadable version of the Windows 8 installer and ...
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Deleting recovery partition on dual boot machine and resizing window 7 partition

I am using a dual boot Ubuntu/win7 machine. My win 7recovery partition is around 20GB, since I have created recovery disks I am assuming I no longer need it my windows partition is only small I was ...
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Can installing Ubuntu 12.10 on its own partition affect my Windows 7 partition?

Here is the scenario I have already downloaded the ubuntu 12.10 desktop 32bit on ubuntu site. Now I want to put it in my 4gb flash drive using the universal installer. Assuming i have a 100GB hard ...
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How do I Recover the Pictures and Videos?

I had FOUR NTFS partitions on my drive. One on which Windows 7 was installed (C Drive) and the other contained my data (D Drive) (E Drive) (F drive) . During Ubuntu installation I chose to install ...
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Screen froze at Preparing to install ubuntu [closed]

I have a windows 7 Home premium system. When I try to install ubuntu 12.10 from a USB stick, the installation screen gets stuck at Preparing to Install Ubuntu. I am well aware that it has already ...
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WUBI Install resulted in error [closed]

I just did the WUBI install, and when I rebooted it game me an error code telling me I needed to insert the system disk. I am using Win 7 on an Asus Laptop. I've got the WUBI installed on it's own ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install doesn't detect Windows 7 for dual boot

I've used Linux in the past and really want to install it on my current computer alongside my current OS, Win 7 64-bit. However, when I try (various methods) from the 12.04 liveCD, it can't seem to ...
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Why cannot Ubuntu 12.04 detect windows 7 (dual boot)

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 7. I only have one hard drive (1TB), and I first installed window 7 on one partition. Now there are about 500GB unlocated space on the disk, ...
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Getting error-'General Error Mounting Filesystems' while installing ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 starter edition

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Mini 110 with 2 gb of ram and Windows 7 starter edition. However, when I try to boot from USB, the Ubuntu screen loads and then shows the message-'General ...
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How can I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? Can you explain, How can I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I'm using Windows 7 and I want to install 12.04.
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How to share files between Windows7(Guest) and Ubuntu 12.04(Host)?

I searched on the internet but all issues have Ubuntu as the Guest. I have VMWare Workstation 8 wherein Windows 7 is installed.
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Only creates the added folder, but no files are uploaded in Windows

I have added a folder outside the default folder. After a while it showed up on the website and after restarting the client on my machine it showed up there, too. It says "File Sync is up-to-date" ...
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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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Is there an easy way to transfer an OS from one hard drive to another?

So here's my situation. I have a dual boot windows7 and Ubuntu 10.04.1 on a run-of-the-mill hard drive. In a day or two I will get a new 64GB SSD in the mail and want to boot from that for obvious ...
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How to give Ubuntu 14.04 more disk space [duplicate]

My original OS was / is W7 and whenever I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it gave me 17GB of space but now I want to expand it for certain applications. I kinda am new to the whole disk and partitioning ...
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Windows7 cannot find Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I recently partitioned my hard drive which was running on Ubuntu 14.04LTS, using a USB flash. Then I installed Windows7 on the new partition. Now I cannot find the Ubuntu OS. I expected at startup to ...
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Windows 7 / Ubuntu dual-boot with shared data partition

I have a laptop running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium on an Intel Core i5 processor. The laptop has 4 GB RAM and a 640 GB hard drive. I would like to install Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration such ...
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I couldn't install Ubuntu with “Something Else” option

The option Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 is not listed (I have 15GB free space in c drive). In the "Something Else" option there are 4 drives listed: 1MB drive for windows loader 100MB drive ...
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Is this partitioning scheme for Windows7/Ubuntu fine?

This isn't an exact copy of my previous question. I have an ASUS K53U laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I want it to dual-boot with Ubuntu (Linux-Secure-Remix, preferably). I have previously ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 on same partition

I am new to ubuntu and obviously I like it. I have been a windows user for very long and am a bit skeptical to shift completely on to ubuntu. I want to know if it is safe to install ubuntu on the ...
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Kubuntu UEFI Dual Boot with Windows 7 failed at installing Grub-efi

I want to install Kubuntu 13.04 together with Windows 7 in UEFI Mode. I installed Windows 7 first, which created the EFI boot partition. When it come to installing Kubuntu, the installation failed ...
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How can I install windows 7 over ubuntu?

I've enjoyed using Ubuntu 13.04 but I'd like to install Windows 7 over Ubuntu so I have a fresh install of Windows 7 thats use all of my HDD, I'm not new to Ubuntu I've been using it for a few months ...
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Install Ubuntu from scratch

I have windows installed on my 500 GB hard disk which contains of 5 partitions. One for system drive and rest four for data. I want to format and remove all the 5 partitions and convert that to ...
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How to configure Ubuntu to load shared hard disk at startup? [duplicate]

I use shared profile for firefox between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The shared profile is in a common disk partition/file-system. Due to this reason firefox doesn't start till I load the shared hard ...
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Will installing Ubuntu using Wubi erase Windows? [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop with 2 partitions: C: and D:, with windows 7 installed in the C: drive and D: is the Recovery partition. When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Wubi, it only shows the C: ...
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replace ubuntu with windows 7 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 right now and i would like to go back to windows. I have a windows 7 iso and tried booting it from the usb but it brought up a command screen and i had no idea what to do ...
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I Can't Install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I download ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso and write on a DVD then check it with a MD5 checker and it's OK. I decide to Install Ubuntu on my PC that have Windows 7 sp1 64-bit simultaneously. I follow ...
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Ubuntu Installer Doesn't Start from a Separate ISO Partition [Unetbootin]

My PC doesn't have a working CD drive and the BIOS is too old to boot from USB drives. It has Windows 7 installed. I've split the hard drive into 2 partitions with the first one (H:) being NTFS and ...
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Dual Boot Issue, Windows 7 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit

I just wanted to give you my bootlog and see whether anyone can help me. I have already applied the recommended boot repair solution, I get to see GRUB now but Windows 7 is not listed. Your help is ...
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How to fresh install ubuntu 12.04 without removing windows 7

I have both Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my computer. I want to fresh install Ubuntu 12.04. I want to remove older Ubuntu and install Ubuntu 12.04 without any changes on Windows 7. I know I can upgrade ...
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Grub error after installing 12.10 side by side with Windows 7

I'm having some big issues right now. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 with the Windows installer along side Windows 7. Now I'm getting the error: no such partition grub rescue> message. I need help, because ...
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Battery on Ubuntu 12.10 is less compared to win7! [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside win7 ultimate on my lenovo ultrabook U410, but the problem is I get 6 hours with win7 while only 3.30 hours on Ubuntu. I installed PowerTop but It does not provide ...
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Screen goes blank after installation and boot menu Ubuntu 12.04 (Windows Installer)

Well my problem is taht after installing ubuntu, i restart my computer, and select ubuntu from the boot screen, the screen goes a purple color for a fraction of second and then it changes to black ...
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Is it Possible to Install Ubuntu12.04 along side Windows7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? It seems that when I go to install ubuntu, the only option i get is "install inside Windows 7" & the button says ...
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Can I retrieve data from a hard drive running Ubuntu from a USB drive?

My hard drive has been on the fritz recently, but I don't think it's too far gone yet. The computer still registers the drive, but Windows 7 is being stubborn and refuses to boot. I'm new to the Linux ...
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issue with dualboot 12.04 and windows 7 (with w7 loader)

i have windows 7 installed (i install it first because for me it was always easier to have dual boot working) and i want to install 12.04 (i've tried 11.10 and 11.04 and i have the same problem) but i ...