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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How do install Ubuntu over Windows7?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 but I didn't see the windows outlined by the numbered installation walk-through: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-long-term-support I ...
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Can't access Windows 7 partition and blkid crashes when I try

I found nothing about this specific problem on the internet so I'm asking for help here: Once I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu on dual boot working flawlessly. Then I bought a new internal 1 TB HD and ...
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grub loader loding windows 7 in background

I use a lenovo PC. After installation of windows 7 and ubuntu 16.04 LTS I am having a problem. the grub loader is booting windows 7 in background and the screen is remaining purple. I cannot access ...
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Flash Drive access - Win 7 as Guest OS oven Ubuntu

I've installed ubuntu 16 in physical machine and VMWare Workstation 11. Installed Win 7 as guest OS in VMWare. I cannot access the flash drive in guest OS (Win 7) but can access flash in ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu + Win 7 dual boot -> Common Partition suffers data loss

Hi I installed Win 7 (~108GB NTFS), and then added Ubuntu 16.04 64bit (~34GB ext4 + 6GB swap) on my 250GB SSD, and left around 90GB (NTFS) - D drive in a common partition where I wanted to keep my ...
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DualBoot Win7 Xubuntu 16.04 made Windows unbootable, suggestions?

I recently bought an Asus FX550JX-DM265T that came with Windows 10 on a GPT partition by default ; I disabled SecureBoot and FastBoot, I installed Windows 7 with a LiveUSB by formatting all partitions ...
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VirtualBox can't open Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04 host

I downloaded a Windows 7 ISO, created the VM for it , but I'm getting the following error: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for both all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED) Result Code-...
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Windows 7 screen does not shows after dual booting of my Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Core i3 Laptop

I recently tried to dual boot my Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Core i3 laptop (64 bit) using Ubuntu 16.4 which already had Windows 7 on installed. The process of dual booting completed successfully but when ...
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Install windows 7 through virtual box

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to install Windows 7 on my system from a CD through VirtualBox. I searched the detailed tutorials through google but I did not find one that worked. So can some one ...
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Grub disappeared after installing Windows 7 [closed]

I'm aware that this question has been asked before. The problem is that the answers are not detailed enough or are based on obsolete information. I am not an expert on Linux command line. I just ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu/Win7/ (Ubuntu was installed first) Updating Ubuntu version to latest Format C [closed]

I have a Dual-Boot Ubuntu/Win7/ System on my old laptop, with Ubuntu installed first, I then updated and edited my version to a text-only Linux-based version, for some reason... Now I need to Update ...
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Can I safely restore Windows while keeping my Linux partition?

Currently, my computer is dual-booting a form of Linux and Windows 7. A series of unfortunate events had led to me needing to restore Windows using one of their restore discs. What I want to know is ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 ultimate. Windows 7 got corrupted so I had to reinstall Windows 7. When I had the system dual booting when Windows wasn't corrupted, it used to ask ...
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Failure when booting Ubuntu Live USB on Windows 7

When I try to boot an Ubuntu Live USB on my new computer (with Windows 7), it will allow me to select the language, but then it freezes. Then when I forcibly shut it down and restart, my computer ...
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How do i share my files from windows 7 to Ubuntu?

I just Downloaded Ubuntu to my laptop and I noticed that my files like music and pictures aren't here. How can I get them from my Windows 7 part of my computer to the Ubuntu part? Please make it ...
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I cannot boot into windows 7 after installing ubuntu. BIOS-Boot partition error [duplicate]

I've been scratching my head for hours, and am completely lost. I have ubuntu installed on a separate drive, and 5 other drives I use with windows 7. I ran Boot-Repair with "Recommended Repair" and ...
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windows 7 shutdown unexpectedly with ubuntu dual boot

I have installed ubuntu 16 a while ago, and since then my windows shutdown every now and then, but never when I'm working on it. In addition I used gparted to resize my windows partitions, if it ...
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Installing ubuntu 16.04 studio on a samsung 30034c 300e5c 300e7c

I have a samsung 30034c 300e5c 300e7c 64 bits with a BIOS: Phoenix SC-T v2.2. Recently i install Ubuntu Studio 16.04 on an external hard drive, i was able to open the BIOS with f2 and every time i ...
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Not able to run dual boot ubuntu, getting only “grub4dos” command prompt

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on separate partition on same hard disk where Windows 7 is a already installed, using following instructions: Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS without losing Windows 7 ...
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Why does an error box with “Virtual Disk Manager | Access is denied.” appear when I try to delete Ubuntu partitions?

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu from a dual- boot system with Windows 7. According to the Howtogeek tutorial on this, I need to delete the Ubuntu partitions from the computer. When I side- click them ...
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QEMU/KVM/Virt-Manager: Passthrough of USB Webcam to Windows 7 Enterprise creates “NEC USB HUB”

I am trying to passthrough my USB Webcam into my Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64 QEMU/KVM guest, which is managed by virt-manager. First I lookup the bus/device ID: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 008: ID 046d:...
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How do I use a 4GB USB flash drive to install Ubuntu 12.10?

I've downloaded "ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64" and used Pen Drive Linux to get it onto my USB. I then restarted my computer (a Windows 7 Home Premium edition) and entered the boot menu to have it boot ...
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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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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, SSD + HDD

I am new to linux and Ubuntu and wish to create a system that can boot both Windows 7 (for windows specific applications) and Ubuntu (I wish to become familiar with linux and Ubuntu for work). I have ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (and 14.04) do not recognize harddrive for installation

My Hardware: Motherboard ASRock N68C-S (with latest BIOS) Some SSD Drive BIOS is in IDE Mode (There is IDE and RAID as an Option) Currently there is Windows 7 installed, I want to install Ubuntu and ...
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UNetbootin won't boot Windows 7 [closed]

I made a bootable Windows 7 USB using UNetbootin, and when I go to boot up, it gets stuck at the UNetbootin boot menu and it can't find "Default" so it just keeps repeating the "Will boot ...
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Black screen in vmware after rebooting

I have installed Ubuntu Server 11.10 in VMmware (Running in a windows 7 machine). Everything went fine for the first time but now i cant start it. I started Vmware, then it appears the purple ubuntu ...
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How to merge GRUB with Windows loader

My system has Windows 7 pre-installed, I later created a new partition and install Ubuntu 14.04, recently I just install Windows 10 in another partition. Everything went fine except that GRUB ...
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Can't detect hard drive partitions?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 alongside windows 7 but I can't figure out how to detect all the disk partitions I have already built in Windows. I have done a primary NTFS 30GB disk partition ...
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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, reboot,...
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How do I fix Dell Lat. D630 Laptop clock gains 5 hours coming out of Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS back to Win 7 Pro? [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS alongside Win 7 Pro last night and both times I have rebooted to Windows 7 the clock has been ~ 5 hours fast. The clock indicates correctly in Ubuntu and I selected the ...
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Unable to access internet on Vmware

I have a Windows 7 host, and Ubuntu 16.04 as a guest operating system over VMware, I've been trying for a few days and have been unable to access the internet over the guest operating system. My ...
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error: no such device grub rescue Windows 7

I have a hard drive with Windows 7 installed on and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto an external hard drive. So I made a LiveUSB with Ubuntu 12.04 on and installed it to the external hard drive. ...
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How do I stop the Ubuntu options menu from automatically appearing every time I start the computer? [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ubuntu on my flash drive, but I accidentally installed it on a library computer. It runs alongside the original OS (windows 7), but every time somebody starts the computer, the ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 running alongside Windows 7 (preferably without using a cd)?

I was trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my flash drive, but it installed on the computer (at a public library) that I was using (although the computer still runs Windows 7). The librarians asked me to ...
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Installing Ubuntu to USB stick 'File is broken'

I've been trying to install Ubuntu to my usb but every time i try, while its extracting the files on every file it says 'File is broken' next to it. I downloaded the Ubuntu file. Its named ubuntu-16....
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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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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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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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dual boot system … windows recovery problem!

I have an HP-pavilion g6 laptop with windows 7 installed & there is a recovery partition for it. after I Installed Ubuntu 14.04 (with dual boot) I couldn't recover my windows (when entering the ...
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Installed memory in Windows 7 guest machine in VirtualBox

My virtualbox guest machine (windows 7) is setted to have 6GB allocated memory, it is the half that my host machine has(Host machine is xubuntu with 12GB of RAM), my question is: after running windows ...
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How do I return to my OEM, I'm currently using 16.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 but I'd like to return to Windows. There is no recovery folder.
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Windows 7 option not visible in Grub after installation of Ubuntu

Before asking here, I have checked lots of options mentioned here in this portal, but got no success. So, I was using Windows 7 first, later yesterday I try to dual boot Ubuntu. Now, in Grub it is ...
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How to boot into Windows 7 when grub is installed in the Windows partition?

Original title: How can i solve (un)booting windows 7 on the same partition with grub? I've been researching for 2/3 days about this problem and I have came up empty. Basically, partition 1 is ...
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I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10

I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10, everything seemed fine untill the laptop restarted and I got the black command screen saying grub rescue. All ...
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How do I re-enable input devices in Windows 7 while dualbooting with Ubuntu? [closed]

I decided that it would be most useful to me to have both Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my machine, and dualbooted correctly (I think) to have both fully functional (initially). I installed Windows 7 and, ...
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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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How to format a USB stick who have write protection error

I have a USB stick wich suddenly, when I was copying some files gave me a write protection error. Since then I can use it only to read files, not to write(but in Ubuntu it works to create a new file ...
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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