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 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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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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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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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 ...
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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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I need to skip the Grub menu on a dual-boot system [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit, but I share the computer with my family who use Windows 7, so I want to skip the GRUB menu and allow to boot to Windows automatically, and to enter the GRUB only if I ...
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VMware Player version for Windows 7 [closed]

what is the right VMware Player version to install on Windows 7 32bit OS? There are several versions available on VMware website, my understanding is that I don't need the latest version with Windows ...
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Is it safe to install the boot loader on /dev/sda, and install Ubuntu on /dev/sdb?

I have a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD in my computer. The Windows 7 OS is installed on the SSD. If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on the HDD, but select the SSD as the boot loader location, and since Ubuntu ...
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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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Three OS in one system

I have been using Ubuntu and Windows, which are installed side by side for about 2 and a half year by now(although I hardly open Windows) and I've had my Ups and Downs. But now I'm trying to install ...
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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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Windows is not load from GRUB

So I installed ubuntu. And a little time it continues - i could to load windows from grub, and all was right. But something happened and now when I choose Windows 7 x64 on my grub list It says that ...
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Suddenly cannot connect to the internet on dell vostro 1550 laptop

My friend had bought a dell vostro 1550 laptop a few years ago. 1 weak back suddenly she could not connect to the internet in any ways(wifi, lan). The laptop has got windows 7 and ubuntu os. In both ...
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Not able to connect to internet on Ubuntu

I have a dual boot on my PC. I can access Internet through Windows but cannot do it through Ubuntu. I was able to connect to Internet on both OSses till some days ago, when my brother reset my ...
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Urgent! Grub error: no such device [closed]

I've been using Windows on my new computer for about 3 days, and now I decided to install Ubuntu. Now, I keep seeing the no such device error when trying to boot it up. I made a dumb decision and ...
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Windows 7 virtual machine [closed]

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.04, and I am considering making a virtual machine for Windows 7. I was wondering how well my video games would work on a Windows 7 virtual machine (I strictly want to ...
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Is it possible to hibernate Ubuntu and run secondary OS?

Is it possible to: hibernate Ubuntu, run secondary OS (say Windows 7), shut down secondary OS, resume hibernated Ubuntu, or not? Ubuntu should (AFAIK) hibernate to SWAP partition, which is not ...
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can't execute some exe files in win7 32bit virtualbox VM share folder which is created by ubuntu 64bit host [closed]

I installed ubuntu 12.10 arm64 version, then installed virtualbox 64bit and win7 32bit VM. I created /mnt/share folder and shared it with win 7. In win 7 share folder, some exe files could be ...
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A free or otherwise defrag program for ubuntu? Can I just put ubuntu NTFS extHDD on windows 7 and successfully use windows defrag?

A free or otherwise defrag program for ubuntu? Can I just put ubuntu NTFS extHDD on windows 7 and successfully use windows defrag? Can I bring it back to ubuntu 13+ and run it w/o problems? I want ...
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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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Help. installed ubuntu and now my computer won't boot. says 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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wubildr.mbr missing or corrupt

I'm dual booting W7 and Ubuntu (installed from Wubi). I've had it up and running a few times but today I'm getting a message from Windows Boot Manager when I select Ubuntu that wubildr.mbr is missing ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot

Is it safe to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung NC-110 netbook from a liveUSB, or does it have UEFI problems? I'd like to install Ubuntu alongside my current Windows 7 OS, but I googled "problems dual ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu and install Windows back? [duplicate]

On my one hard drive is ubuntu and second one is Windows 7. When I install my windows hard drive it freezes at boot logo. Same happens when I tring to install windows on my ubuntu hard drive. I really ...
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Share files - Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 - one network - password not accepted

I ask this question in SuperUser but no one helps me. I hope to get more attention here. I have three computers connected in one network by modem. I want to share files in this network in the most ...
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Not showing choice of operating system at startup (12.04) - Ukranian [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 and updates (without any problems) using a flash drive (USB Live), I can not understand how to run this version. (Previously) I had two OS's: Ubuntu and Win7. Now I have ...
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Lost windows boot option after running boot repair

I've just installed Trusty alongside Windows 7. I'd added a 50 GB ext4 partition on sda3 and 36 GB swap on sda4. An Ubuntu boot option didn't show up, so I downloaded and ran boot repair, installing ...
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How to completely remove/delete Ubuntu OS and reinstall Windows7? [duplicate]

I need help, on how to delete Ubuntu OS and reinstall Windows7. I have a Windows7 Installer-Image-CD, but I don't know the steps on reformatting my Ubuntu partition and reinstalling Windows. Can ...
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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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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7, I Can only boot ubuntu through recovery mode

I want to become a new user of Ubuntu, however this problem is preventing me. I have/had Window 7 professional on my computer. I recently looked into getting linux. I discovered dual-booting and ...