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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Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14 (Dual hard disk, dual boot system)

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu; I am more familiar with using Macs. I had my Windows 7 pre-installed upon receiving a new desktop (Acer Veriton with Intel i7 Processor, 32GB, 1TB HDD ...
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Old school Multiboot question - Booting from USB to a installed drive with linux installed on it?

First off - feel free to laugh or shout about this, but please do it in private. Years ago when I was first using Linux and windows together, we used used a floppy disk to hold a boot manager ...
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a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows 7 laptop after installing ubuntu 13.04

I have a dell inspiron N5010 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side with windows in another partition. After restarting my laptop it is showing 'windows 7(loader)' but an error is occurred while ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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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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Lost Windows 7 in GRUB after installing Ubuntu 14.04

So today I've decided install the new 14.04 (64bit) on top of the 13.10 (32bit) Ubuntu that I used to have dual boot with Win 7. So it gave me number of options to install the 14.04, one of them was ...
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How to recover my windows without losing any user data/programs?

Dual booted Ubuntu on my Windows 7 using UNetbootin (mounted hard drive): It all started when I forced shutdown my hp pavilion dv6. Windows failed to boot with momentary blue screen. I then logged ...
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Windows7 machine cannot access Linux share folders via Samba, help please

I have a linux and a windows 7 machine connected via samba. My linux machine is able to gain access to the folders on the windows 7 machine via the browse network tab in file manager but the windows 7 ...
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No GRUB after install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7 Tried boot-repair and EasyBCD

I'm new to Linux or Ubuntu, installed Ubuntu in one computer no problem. On this Sony can't make it work. Already try boot repair, Easy BCD 2.2 from windows and still doesn't work. Received this ...
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Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 64bit Professional. On this I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu Server 12.04. OpenVPN is installed on both. I need to allow internet on Ubuntu and I also need to connect to a ...
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Dual booting windows/ubuntu not showing windows

I had Windows 7 installed on my PC and tried to install Ubuntu 14.04. When I restart my computer, grub only shows Ubuntu, so I think I may have accidentally deleted Windows in the process. I ran ...
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ubuntu beginner install on windows

new to the ubuntu world, so i would appreciate a little leniency with regards to my lack of knowledge or technical terms.... i currently have a windows 7 pc with 4 harddrives, 120gb internal ssd with ...
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Upgrading from WUBI 12 to 14.04 LTS

If I upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 within WUBI, will it keep the programs, program settings and program data that I installed? I have downloaded the 14.04 LTS version and I will burn it to a DVD. Can I ...
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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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Install of Ubuntu 13.10

I am running an HP Pavilion dv7 laptop with 2 hard drives (sda, sdb). I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on sdb, at present I have Windows 7 64bit booting on sda. My question is: If I install 13.10 ...
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After boot-repair “Please install an operating system on your hard disk”

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 7. Because I could only boot Windows 7 I started Ubuntu live again from the DVD and ran boot repair. Now the Computer is not able to boot anything. The ...
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How to remove Ubuntu partition from Windows 7? Which partition is it? [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here: How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?, and I've used the advice that was posted. However, I still can't figure out which of ...
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Switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

My current PC is running on Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.80GHz with 2GB RAM. I run Windows 7 32-bit on this configuration, but the PC shuts down sometimes due to over heating. Also, the CPU is always ...
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Install Ubuntu on Second Internal Drive fully seperate from Windows [duplicate]

Let's say I have Drive C:, and Drive D:. Drive C: has Windows 7 on it, and Drive D: is currently completely empty. I would like to install Ubuntu on Drive D: without adding a bootloader/GRUB to the ...
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Can't boot win7 after installing ubuntu 12.04 how can i restore my win7?

I use flash disk to install my ubuntu 12.04 under win7 system, however i made a stupid mistake when I later know that I cant choose install ubuntu alongside with win7 (should choose advanced mode), ...
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Lenovo y580, Windows 7 and Ubuntu (i Hope so…)

I love Ubuntu so I wanted to have one on my laptop. I have Lenovo Y580 with Core i3-3310m version. I have Windows 7 (for my work, unfortunetly) but I also wanted to have Ubuntu. My first attempt to go ...
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I deleted disk partitions - installing Ubuntu 11.04 to WIN7 build - I need windows back but how?

Steps to disaster Installed Ubuntu 11.04 Partitioned drive upon install and gave Ubuntu entire disk. Several months later I need WIN7 as dual boot What happens at present ...
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startup after installation problem in choosing w7 and ubuntu

I installed ubuntu 12.04 with using DVD beside my Windows 7. Installation was completed. Then it asked for restarting the system. After that system goes to Windows 7 without asking me to choose ...
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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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Help with dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a partition on my hard drive, which is about 60GB in size. I was able to install it onto the partition. After the installation is finished, I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 automatically boots, no GRUB menu

I have a Dell Inspirion 531 running Windows 7 and I installed Ubuntu in a dual boot side-by-side setup, but it boots directly into Ubuntu 12.04. I have run the Ubuntu boot repair disk, but with no ...
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Using Ubuntu 14 running from CD to install windows 7 on empty HDD [on hold]

I'm quite new to Linux. The reason I decided to use it has to do with a problem I had on my laptop: The display is broken and my friend was about to put it to garbage. So the disk was removed and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not support Windows TrueType(Symbol) fonts?

I've been trying to copy "Symbol.ttf" font from my Windows 7 laptop to my Ubuntu desktop. I know, I know, EULA probably does not allow me to do that, and I could browse the pages I need via my ...
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Running Ubuntu within Windows?

I would like to know if it is possible to do the following: I need to access data on a EX4 formatted external HDD that is used as a backup for our CAD server at work. I read that there are programs ...
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How to copy & paste from Ubuntu VirtualBox guest to Windows host?

I am running VirtualBox 4.1.4 on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 11.10 guest. I would like to copy text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it into a file on the Windows host. This doesn't work ...
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Windows 7 or 8 for dual boot with linux? [closed]

Hy! I'm not the type of guy who ask questions but now i'm pretty angry and way to tired to start searching 2 hours for a simple information. The problem is simple: I was, until this night using ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 along Win7 - Windows was not detected and probably got overwritten

Background information: I've a Lenovo u510, which comes with pre-installed windows 8 with their "new" UEFI boot system as you know. I need Ubuntu to run ROS for fun in my spare time and I need ...
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Instal Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 7

Unable Install Ubuntu with windows 7. I tried many times to install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7. The instllation is completed successfully in every attempt but i can't boot to ubuntu. I install ...
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Using unetbootin to write 15.04 image to usb stick results in buggy squashfs

Problem: 15.04 ISO can't be installed from USB Stick. get Ubuntu 15.04 iso from http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ check md5sum of the downloaded image: $ md5sum ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 LTS from Windows 7 and 12.10 dual boot

I have a dual boot of windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10LTS on my laptop. I want to upgrade to 14.04LTS ( Or any other newer LTS version). My question are: Do I have to backup my data in windows 7? (I ...
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Advanced boot problems [closed]

I have a dell XPS L702X. After a recommended BIOS update from Dell, the computer went haywire. I tried most repair tricks from the book but I'm not not able to boot. Now all I get is "invallid PT" ...
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Blank desktop when logging in via xrdp

I am trying to access Ubuntu 11.10 using Remote Desktop from a Win 7 machine. I installed xrdp. I launch the Windows remote desktop client and login in. I then get prompted for the user name and ...
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How to install windows 7 on USB Drive with Ubuntu [closed]

My question is not how make a bootable usb drive but how to install windows 7 on a usb drive. I've seen some articles and videos about how to make it but those are for windows users but I'm on ubuntu ...
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I can't watch movies online with my Firefox

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and I cannot watch movies online with my Firefox. I have tried installing Flash player for Windows, but it won't start installing.
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Ubuntu Install 14.04 Dual Boot Dual Drive Win 7

Currently I have 2 HDDs: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 ntfs Free space /dev/sdb /dev/sdb1 All of the install procedures don't seem to include a how-to for a dual drive PC. Should the /dev/sda (currently ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu without windows CD, using 16GB PD

I have Windows 7 in a 16GB usb drive and have ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to format my computer and put in windows 7 in it. I have backed up all my files. but when i insert the usb drive and restart my ...
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Option to boot to Windows 7 disappeared. Ubuntu 14.04

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The dual boot used to work perfectly but after some days of happily using Ubuntu I realized that the option to boot into windows 7 ...
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Re-installing OS's, best order?

So I was going to take this weekend to throw in another SSD and install Ubunutu on it. But Windows (Win 7) has been acting up lately, so I was thinking I was going to go ahead and reinstall Windows ...
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Help install ubuntu w/o cd,dvd or usb

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 64-bit to my Windows 7 32-bit PC. I have the ISO, but I have no CD's, USB Sticks, or DVD. I've tried UNetBootIn and wubi but that didn't work. So what do I do?
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual boot problem with windows 7

I have a problem switching back to my windows 7. I have a dual boot system with ubuntu 14.04 LTS as main and windows 7 the other. I tried running some codes today such as sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Burning ISO file to disc [duplicate]

I'm having trouble burning Ubuntu 14.04.2 to a disc on Windows 7. I have and downloaded the 64-bit version of Ubuntu and after the download, right clicked on the ISO image and hit "Burn Disc Image." I ...
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Dual-Boot: Win7 partition loads without error, but display doesn't work

I am having a strange dual-boot issue that I haven't been able to find an answer for anywhere. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 box, which I have created a secondary partition on for Win7. My setup process: ...
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partition formatted

a couple of days ago i was downloading a torrent overnight on windows and the following day when i opened the laptop, bittorrent showed that it was working for only 3 hours though i left it for ...
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How do I re-enable windows partition after moving drives?

I realize the general idea has been answered many times before. My trouble it that my situation seems too specific to address as a Google search. I have a windows 7 based drive (150GB) that was ...
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Ubuntu not loading on restart

I have two hard disks: Disk A, where Windows is installed; and Disk B, where Ubuntu is installed. Whenever I restart my PC, only Windows is loading and there is no trace of Ubuntu.