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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Installing on a separate hard drive partition

I have two hard drives on my computer, one SSD with windows (C:) and another for storing documents (F:). I created a free space on F: to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Can you confirm my ...
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Cannot get Windows boot option after ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 after which I cant use my Windows 7 in HP 8540w. I don’t see any option for Windows. I did opt for something different while partition. I created 3 partitions for /home, Linux ...
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problem to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 (64-bit version, from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) on my computer where Windows 7 is already installed. I would like to have both Ubuntu and Windows 7 ...
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Virtualisation of ubuntu on windows 7 64 bits

I have a computer with windows 7 and can build a windows 7 virtual machine. I am now trying to run ubuntu on this computer. I can't find any 64 bits vmx file for ubuntu. I've tried to find a ...
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Choosing OS grub screen not displaying

I installed Windows 7 after Ubuntu 14.04. I recovery GRUB, but when I start system the Grub window where I need to choose the OS not display, and Ubuntu loads by default. What did I do wrong?
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Ubuntu can see network work group but can't see Ubuntu from windows

Sorry to be a complete noob, just installed Ubuntu and I'm trying to get things up and running. Goal: To connect several drives to my Ubuntu, very old, laptop. This will act as a NAS serving up ...
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Operating System not Found after installing Ubuntu in a Sony Vaio

I just bought a Sony Vaio SVS15115FLB that came with Windows 7, after enjoying the PC graphic power for a little, I decided it was time to install Ubuntu 12.04. First, I inserted a USB stick, ...
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Windows 7 hangs at grub's purple screen when dual booting

I have installed a new laptop (Lenovo Z510) for dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 64 bit. After several trials it now works, but I have a strange effect. I always enter the Grub purple screen ...
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How do I get clean boot after fresh side by side install?

I was running Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) OS on my Dell Dimension 9100. I attempted to load (side by side) Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop. The install appeared to work properly into a 19 GB partition. When ...
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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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How do I fix a COM32 Error?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu and it is a great operating system, don't get me wrong, but I want Windows 7. I saw that I can install it to a separate partition and I made the partition, but, ...
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Windows 7 boot failure after Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer netbook a week or two ago which ran Windows 7 before the Ubuntu installation. I know that my question isn't the first of it's kind but I'm not the most seasoned ...
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Adding Win7 to Ubuntu through Ubuntu dual booting

I really need some step by step help here. I know I need to change the partitions of ubuntu to add my win7 boot up here. However, I have not been able to get this to work right. Problematic in that ...
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Windows 7 boot fail

My PC won't boot up. Windows 7 failed. I have no optical drive. I am using my netbook right now. Can I fix this with Ubuntu somehow? I wanted to drop Windows and run Linux Anyway. Error Codes: ...
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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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ubuntu 14.04 will not boot after installing alongside windows 7

Initially, after the installation, i was only able to boot into windows 7 as normal. I installed Easybcd and put in the relevant info etc but it still will not boot into ubuntu... i have tried all ...
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Reinstall GRUB for multiple OS

On my PC, I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Mageia distribution. Recently I installed Windows 7 on a partition but could not get my grub back. I tried boot-repair but in vain and mageia is getting loaded. How ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS without losing Windows 7 bootloader

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside with Windows 7. But there is one issue that if I install Ubuntu, I will lose Windows 7 bootloader and it will replace GRUB bootloader instead of ...
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“error: invalid arch-independent ELF magic” in vmware in windows

I have installed VMware Player in Windows 7 and then installed Ubuntu (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) as a Virual OS inside the VMware Player. It was working before, but I don't know why it has stopped ...
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“Install alongside” option missing. How do I install Ubuntu beside Windows using “Something Else”?

Whenever I startup from the LinuxLive USB, and try to install Ubuntu 12.04, it only gives me two options instead of the usual 3 or 4. My options are "Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu" and "Something ...
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Already dual booting windows and ubuntu but want to install latest ubuntu on another hard drive

so currently I'm already dual booting windows and ubuntu. I've bought a new hard drive where I want to install the latest ubuntu but I want to keep my current setup whilst I make the transition to my ...
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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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I lose the DVD drive after install [closed]

I'm trying to install Zorin 9 Ultimate 64 bit linux,(based on Ubuntu), to dual boot my Lenovo Ideapad Y710 laptop with Windows 7 64 bit. Once Zorin is installed and I'm able to access each operating ...
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When I start my computer up i cant see my BIOS its either to fast or somethings wrong any soulutions? [closed]

I start my computer up like normal,oh and btw im trying to install windows 7, but i dont see the screen that says "push f8 to enter BIOS" Could this be Ubuntu causing this because before i installed ...
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How can I resolve the initramfs issue during installation of Ubuntu 14.10 with an ISO file (no USB, DVD)?

My system specs are: HP Probook 4445s, Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, AMD A8-4500 APU I want to have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I am installing Ubuntu 14.10 from an ISO file. I would ...
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After Dual-Boot, Starting Ubuntu Ends At Purple Screen

I recently dual-booted my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. However, every time I try to start Ubuntu from Grub, it ends at a purple screen and the fan kicks on high. This is also the case when ...
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Install Ubuntu and Windows on the same pc [duplicate]

Some time ago I installed windows and ubuntu on the same pc. There was a problem and in grub boot loader, windows didn't appear, and I needed to reinstall all. Now I want to install windows and ...
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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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Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I know that this question is asked a lot already, but i want to ask on more detail. I got a notebook which has 1 Solid-state Drive and 1 Hard-drive I got Ubuntu on Solid-state Drive. Can I install ...
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error bcap library not found

During compiling of reaver-wps in Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine on windows 7 32-bit host I received the error error : bcap library not found. I already installed sqlite3 , libsqlite3-dev , libcap-dev, ...
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Can´t boot win7

Today I installed Ubuntu on my computer. I created a partition for Ubuntu with 20gb and choose to install ubuntu on it. When the download finished I tried to boot up Ubuntu but it showed me a screen ...
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Attempted Dual Boot leads to BSOD

going to start off as most people do "im pretty new to linux & generally dont mess around with these things". Background: So i own a hp pavilion dv6 (windows 7) and set off on a mission to dual ...
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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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Win7 won't resume from sleep/hibernation

I read many posts about this problem, but most of them consider the user a linux expert who knows what he's talking about :/ I would really appreciate it if someone can solve this problem for a ...
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How to boot from a flash drive?

I've installed Ubuntu on a Surface (which no longer has windows). That was an accident. Now I am trying to reinstall Windows over Ubuntu. Eventually, I'd like to successfully dual-boot Windows and ...
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Why BIOS-booted Ubuntu detects Win7 while EFI-booted doesn't?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a computer (not mine) which already had Windows 7 installed. When I tried to boot the Live USB in UEFI mode, the installer as well as os-prober both ...
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu installation not detecting existing windows operating system [duplicate]

In my attempt to set up a dual boot system, by installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my system with Windows 7, I have encountered a pretty stubborn problem. I have loaded ubuntu into a bootable USB device. ...
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I can't see my partitions to install ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. It already has Windows 7 on it. I wanna use both as a dual boot PC. My HDD is 1TB & it has 4 partitions in Windows. But when I try to install Ubuntu I cant ...
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How to run Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

I'm using an Asus Eee PC running Ubuntu 13.04 (it was gnome 12.04). Before I installed Ubuntu I was using "Windows 7 Home Premium" which ran pretty laggy. So I decided using Ubuntu. I took a bootable ...
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Thunderbird profile on Ubuntu and windows 7

I am trying to use the same profile on Ubuntu and Windows 7. I moved the profile to a partition accessible by both systems. I can load it on windows 7 without any problem. Idem in Ubuntu. If I boot on ...
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Dual boot not working with windows 7

I used windows 7 ultimate.Then I tried Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. Watched a video on youtube installation process goes well I guess but when I rebooted it doesn't show me any option to boot with ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 on UEFI

I just built a new computer last week, and this weekend I got around to attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it besides Windows 7. This is my first experience really using UEFI, so I was a little ...
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unable to boot ubuntu grub menu appears [duplicate]

12.04 LTS with Windows 7 dual booted. I installed Ubuntu from windows 7 via WUBI so that I can dual boot both. When I try to boot Ubuntu the grub menu appears and I am not able to boot Ubuntu I ...
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Installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed, and I was wondering if it is possible to install also Windows 7 not by downgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 7, but to have Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and ...
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Failed to unmount partitions

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a pen drive. I have windows 7 installed already and want to keep that installation. I have a 3TB drive that has one 2TB partition on it, so the last 1TB is ...
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Installing Windows 7 to usb that is bootable PLEASE HELP! [duplicate]

I have a Asus NoteBook with no DvD drive I want to install Windows 7(I currently have Ubuntu so im asking how to do it on Ubuntu) onto my 32 Gb USB WinUSB isn't working Neither is UnetBootIn Or all ...
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Cannot see shared folder in /mnt/hgfs

I am trying to share a folder between Lubuntu 13.04 (in VMware player) and Windows 7 64 bit. I followed a tutorial till step 16. I typed a command and saw nothing. I also went into the /mnt/hgfs ...
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Can't access shared folder on Ubuntu from Windows 7

The server is running Ubuntu 14.04 and Samba is started with the following conf: [global] server string = Samba Server %v security = user dns proxy = no interfaces = lo eth1 wins support = yes ...
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Can I transfer files alo copy paste in Remmina (or another RDP client) on 13.04 while connected to a Windows 7?

When I connect to a remote Windows 7 using as FROM a Windows 7 machine, I can copy paste files between machines. How can I enable that feature while using as FROM Ubuntu?
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Drive missing issues when INSTALLING WINDOWS from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Hello i recently installed windows 8.1, i had windows 7 installed, but one of the updates from windows 8.1 corrupted my system and it was UN-fixable so i decided to format my hard drive and start from ...