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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ubuntu 13.10 kernel panic not syncing vfs while trying to installing

I like to ask about the installation of Ubuntu 13.10. I have burn it in my dvd and boot from my dvd drive, after a couple of seconds there is a purple screen and a small rectangle and a human being ...
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What to do if Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect Windows 7 during installation

I am now facing a problem in installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside windows 7. Firstly here is my pc configuration: intel desktop board DB75EN, intel i-5 3450 processor, 1 TB Western Digital ...
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Bootproblems after second OS installation

My Problem: I had Windows 7 on my old HDD. Bought 120GB SSD to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dualboot. Disabled HDD. Windows installation -> create 60GB partition for WIN7, works. Next: ...
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Is running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu comparable to Windows 7 alone?

I like Ubuntu for its speed and security, but I play many Windows-only games that don't run very well (or at all) in WINE. I don't want to have a dual-boot setup either because it would be quite ...
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Ubiquity is not recognizing existing partition while trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

So I'm using Ubuntu live CD to install Ubuntu next to Windows 7 but it doesn't recognize partitions. Here is sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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Installed ubuntu and now won't boot with can't find device

Computer is Dell Inspiron n5110 with i5 processor 320gb drive 200gb second drive 4gb ram and windows 7. Install was side by side but now I can't boot either. I get Grub Rescue prompt (whatever that ...
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I have Ubuntu Linux, do I install the Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am not familiar with Ubuntu Linux OS. and I have a new Ubuntu Linux Laptop, now I want to remove Ubuntu Linux from my Laptop and Install Windows 7 without dual-boot. How I do this? Is the DOS is the ...
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Attempting to install Ubuntu on Windows 7

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on Windows 7. I followed these instructions here. I see the files for Ubuntu desktop on the flash drive. However, restarting will not make the application run, nor ...
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Unable to recognize and create partitions for Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I need help with my Ubuntu 14.04 installation alongside my existing Windows 7. Machine: Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 Problem: When I run the setup for 14.04 using the live USB and select "something else" ...
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How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys?

In Windows 7 (not sure about other versions) you have these shortcuts: winkey+up maximize current window winkey+down unmaximize winkey+right maximize height, set width as half of the screen and ...
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Ubuntu installed via Wubi fails to boot after Windows 7 is run

Original posting started Sep 21: I am trying to use the Wubi installation process to create a Ubuntu 12.04 / Windows 7 dual boot setup on my Windows 7 machine (Dell Inspiron 17R). The installation ...
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14.04 dual boot/grub error

I'm trying to install 14.04 along with Windows7 Ultimate on my old laptop, HP Compaq nc8340 Core2Duo, 3Gb, 750 GB harddisk. I installed Windows 7 first, leaving around an unused partition of about 100 ...
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Can't Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on Sony Vaio S 15 (2012)

I just bought my dad a new laptop for fathers day, a Sony Vaio S 15 (the latest models from Sony) and he wants to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I put Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive and went to install ...
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How can I access my windows 7 drives in Ubuntu?

Hi I just installed Ubuntu over my Windows 7 installation. Now only Ubuntu 14.03 is installed on my system. But the thing is I want to access my other 3 drives which I have in windows 7 that contains ...
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Need Help with partitions and such Dual Booting 13.10 w/ windows 7

so I've spent the past couple days freaking out about this and looking for answers, and I decided to resort to asking on forums. probably should have before I wasted 2 entire days. so I am trying to ...
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Install Grub in Windows manually?

'm shayne. I am using windows 7. And also I used Ubuntu 12.4. But I had to reinstall Windows 7 and now the grub has gone. Can I install grub here logging in windows? If so how could I do it?
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Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI laptop

I have a notebook pre-installed with Windows7 and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it following the standard installation steps in the installation image. The only problem is that on reboot the machine ...
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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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ubuntu dual boot does not boot windows anymore

Problem: i can't boot both Ubuntu and Windows. Description: I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit and Windows 7 64bit on my Lenovo Y500 with UEFI Legacy Support mode enabled and did update-grub ...
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Fixing Windows7 Bootmgr

I made my laptop Dell XPS 15z dual boot with Ubuntu last year, and something went wrong & BOOTMGR of my windows got fried. I couldn't fix it that time. And I kept using Ubuntu. I don't even ...
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Installing Ubuntu paralel to windows for graphic design

The Question is, how to divide the memory disk at the moment of installing if I want to install it with windows as well? taking in consideration that I'm going to be using graphic design programs like ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 recognize my Windows 7 partition?

After some problems trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, now I have Windows 7 installed and it works just fine. But when I am going to install Ubuntu it doesn't recognize my windows. What ...
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Disk partitions for Windows 7 & Ubuntu dual boot

I had Windows 7 previously. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and installed it (from USB). Actually, I created a separate 40GB disk partition for Ubuntu. But nowhere during the ...
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Installation doesn't detect Windows 7

My laptop came with Ubuntu. I removed it to install Windows 7 64bit. I don't remember if I did anything special, I just formatted entire hdd. Now I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows, ...
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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 make a Windows 7 USB on Ubuntu

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed, but would also like to dual boot Windows 7 aswell mainly for games. I have downloaded a Windows 7 ISO but the Startup Disk creator will not allow me to ...
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14.04 - grub rescue: no such device

I have decided to retry installing Ubuntu when 14.04 came out... and I doomed my computer again. I have Windows 7 installed, and I followed this guide to dual boot. After installation, I see the GRUB ...
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Ubuntu Server apply group policy to Windows Client

If I have a Ubuntu Server, could I apply Window Local Policies through ? All my clients are Window 7 computers. I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server, but I want to see if I could use my Ubuntu Server. 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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Read Error and grub rescue

My Dell inspiron 7420 laptop had windows7(home preimium) and ubuntu 13.04 gnome i386 dual boot, and since 4 months i started getting this Read error on boot up or sometimes even error no such ...
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I installed Ubuntu 13.10 “inside” Windows 7 but Windows automatically boots

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general), so bear with me. I burned Ubuntu 13.10 to a DVD and "tried" Ubuntu. Then in the Ubuntu desktop, I selected the install icon for Ubuntu. I got a prompt that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 dual-boot menu missing

i shrinked my E: drive and made a free space, i choosed "install ubuntu alongside windows 7", it installed on the free space, installing finsished but i dont have the grub menu, but ubuntu is ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot Problems?

How do I get drivers for my Compaq CQ45 laptop, I need lan drivers and i have already fixed wifi on both partitions. Also how do I get the options to select ubuntu and W7, it automatically boots to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installation of Virtual Box for windows 7 error

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 SS with Virtual Box on it. (dev/sda2) I want to run installed windows 7 (already exists on dev/sda1) real system I created windows7.vmdk using this instruction - ...
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Can Ubuntu 12.04 be uninstalled on a dual-boot (Windows 7) machine without the Windows OS disc? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB via the Pen Drive Linux Installer. At this time, my only use for this OS is to complete homework assignments for a college class on programming/systems development. I ...
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Boot repair problems?

I have a windows 8 laptop (Compaq CQ45) I uninstalled 8. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. But know I installed windows 7. I cant get it on start-up to ask me what I would like to do. How can ...
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Choosing which hard drive to boot from [closed]

I intend for this to be informative and ask for other insight because I wish I had this available to me when I was struggling through this. I want to share what I did and hope to find a better ...
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os-prober and update-grub can't see/find working Windows install

I have installed 12.04 next to a Windows 7 install, on a partitioned 3 TB hard disk. If I use F12 during boot to review boot options from the BIOS, Windows 7 and Ubuntu boot normally, but the Ubuntu ...
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Windows 8 VPN Client connecting to UbuntuVNP Server fine but http from client is not working

I have connected my Windows Client to Ubuntu VPN pptp. I am able to access all servers in the private VPN network from my Windows client, however when accessing the Internet from Windows client it ...
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Cannot boot from hard drive or access Bios after win 7 deletion

I have a problem with my Asus laptop. Here is my situation: I have windows 7 installed when I bought the laptop. Then I installed win 8 dual boot with Ubuntu on a logical drive (extended from C ...
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migrate windows 7 installed in virtualbo to drive partition for mainboot [closed]

ok so i just installed Ubuntu on a new pc build and for some strange reason i couldn't get the copy of windows installed properly .... usb boot / blank disc / drivedroid i mean nothing was working. so ...
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Setting up an anonymous public Samba Share to be accessed via Windows 7 and XBMC

So I should start by saying that I did this successfully less than a week ago and I had no trouble but I have since reformatted and reconfigured my server and now I'm having the hardest time ...
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How to make xrdp display preexisting open programs

I use xrdp to remotely connect from my Windows 7 laptop to my Ubuntu 13.10 server, which works perfectly... until I disconnect. Then, the next time I connect, all my programs are gone, presumably ...
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Can I use Ubuntu to diagnose hard drive or RAM problems in Windows?

This may be a crazy question, but here goes... My brother suggested that I could somehow use either a Ubuntu Live Boot CD or Flash drive or Kubuntu as a way to diagnose issues I'm currently having ...
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12.04 refuses to install with Windows 7

I have a desktop computer with windows 7 installed on it. Recently I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned the ISO image on a new blank DVD. After successfully burning DVD, I booted from the DAD. Ubuntu ...
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Accidentally deleted all partitions, how can I restore the operating systems?

Hi guys I installed ubuntu 12.04 (x32) on my system and then side by side I had my windows7 ultimate(x64) running aswell (dual boot). Last week for some reason I started getting a blue screen crash ...
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Connecting Ubuntu machine to a windows ad-hoc network

I am trying to connect an Ubuntu 12.04 machine, over wifi, to a Windows 7 machine for file sharing. To do so, I have created an ad-hoc network(WEP protocol) in the Windows machine. After I enter 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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Where do I get windows 7 software for Virtualbox? [closed]

I have just got a Sony Xperia phone. I am trying to connect that with the ubuntu OS I have. I was told it would work on ubuntu by the shop assistant..but that was a lie. Ubuntu is very new to me and I ...
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Ubuntu can't see my Windows 7 ! and the Disk Drive is UNALLOCATED?

I have a Fujitsu laptop and I can't install Ubuntu because Ubuntu cannot find the Partitions of my Disk Drive! It said "UNALLOCATED" of my Disk Drive "500 GB", and no partition appears. But I actually ...