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How to install windows on a partition of a secondary hard drive? [closed]

I have two hard drives, one of which (sda) is a 30 GiB SSD, the other (sdb) is a 930 GiB HDD. I have some unallocated space at the end of sdb that I want to install windows to. Here is a picture ...
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Unable to open Windows 8 partition

Some days ago my windows 8.1 stopped working. The only thing I was able/forced to access was that problem-solving menu of windows offering me options to do a full wipe or restore some recovery files. ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows8

I install windows 8 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it but when I boot from usb (Live ubuntu)cann't see my partion and when I use Gparted the whole space is free.(the type of windows ...
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How to repair grub menu? [duplicate]

first I install Ubuntu 14.04.then I install windows 8.1.now only boot windows.How can I repair my grub menu to choose Ubuntu to boot?
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Download Desktop Ubuntu- Corrupted File Warning?

I am new to open source OS, and I am trying to install Ubuntu. I've heard it's pretty user-friendly and is a good OS in general. I searched for a while on different OS, and this was the one I wanted ...
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Problem with partitions (deleted all of them)

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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Remmina to RDP to our Active Directory

Can't RDP to our Active Directory after it renewed its certificate. I removed the remmina.pref file, but without luck. What Remmina asks for is accepting the cert and fingerprint first time it ...
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Machine Design Softwares for Ubuntu

Is Design Machine Soft wares like solid works and Uni graphics is available for Ubuntu or the same software used in windows can be run in this OS ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 startup problems after booting to windows - end trace

I have a hp 8570w laptop, which has windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 lts dual booted. The problem is that after I´ve used windows and then boot ubuntu it gets stuck as shown in the picture. When I ...
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Can't boot in Windows 8.1 after dual botting in Ubuntu

I need your help with this. I am in a big trouble so I hope you can help me. I created a dual boot in my laptop. I have a pre-installed Windows 8.1 OS. And before installing Ubuntu. I shrink my disk. ...
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How to open to use it? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14 on my Dell laptop which runs Windows 8.1. but I'm not able to use ubuntu and no options to open it as I was expecting Dual boot installation.so when I try to re-installation ...
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preparing Virtualbox for windows 64bit

i wanna install Win8 on Virtualbox inside my ubu 12.04 64bit. Vbox gave me no option for win8 64bit (only 32bit available) when creating a new machine. Thus i googled ... On the page: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation permission denied from HDD & external HDD

Title is self explanatory sadly; had no luck after getting past the security (for now) and the same from my Samsung external HDD Desperate trying to get this to work but no luck except on a virtual ...
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Uninstall ubuntu linux/ Install windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to uninstall my ubuntu linux from the computer because it's very hard to use and install windows 7. What can i do in this case?(I have an original windows 7 on CD/DVD)
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Windows Error Code 0xc0000225 After Dual Booting Ubuntu

After finally being able to install and get Ubuntu to dual boot, I went back to Windows to get some files to transfer and I got the error code above. When installing Ubuntu I chose the something else ...
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Windows installation along with ubuntu 14.04 for ASUS

I have a Laptop of ASUS K55A model. I was using windows 8.1 but someday ago a problem happened and I was unable to install windows 8.1 ( I didn't tried other) . Then I tried ubuntu 14.04 and could ...
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Ubuntu/Windows 7 Dual boot not working (2 HDD's)

I recently installed Ubuntu on my spare hard drive (I have two, one of which was unused) and for some reason it never dual boots properly. GNU GRUB always shows up when the computer starts up, but ...
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Ubuntu / Windows 7/8 boot issue

I installed a dual boot Windows 7/8 on my laptop and now I also added a Ubuntu 14.04.1. To install Ubuntu I did an efi partition on sda1, a swap partition (sda6) and root (sda7) After the ...
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remove ubuntu and install windows 8

I want to remove my version of Ubuntu and install win 8 ,but when I go through win8 installation and choose custom I found ( in the window of choosing partitions that "windows can not installed on ...
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Windows not detected. OS fails to boot

I have seen very similar topics and some solutions throughout the website. But I think none of the questions are asked along with enough details. So here I go. I wanted to Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS ...
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Multiple operating systems on one computer [duplicate]

Can I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 on the same computer? If so, how do I do this? I want to be able to choose which operating system to boot up to when I turn on my computer.
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Problem accessing Windows Share from Ubuntu using Samba

I'm trying to connect to my Windows Share from Ubuntu, and I can't access it although I can access my Users folder. The share works fine when I'm connecting from a Windows computer, so the problem ...
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Time keeps changing between BIOS/WIndows 7/Ubuntu 14.04

When I boot into Windows 7, the time maybe for example set to 3:04 pm. The real time being 11:04 am. Then I reboot and go into Ubuntu and the time is set to 7:04 am. With the same date in both. I ...
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Alongside windows 7 option missing in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hi i was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop edition through a Bootable USB but while installing Ubuntu it is not showing the the option alongside windows (basically it is not detecting windows in ...
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Windows XP upgrade [duplicate]

I am trying to upgrade an old Windows XP machine to Ubuntu. My question is can I install Ubuntu and keep my Windows XP files and how do I upgrade and keep those files?
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Is there a way I can have half my hard drive partitioned to NTFS?

I am currently running Ubuntu off of one hard drive (I currently only have one in my computer at the moment) tried to install windows via a boot disk. I get to the setup and it asks where to install ...
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I deleted all of my partitions [duplicate]

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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why I can't close the windows with (x) tab

when I open any windows, I can't close it with (x). so I should close windows with right click on the Bar below. when I open many windows, if I close with (x) the windows that closed is behind of ...
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difficulty booting ubuntu from usb

Hi I am trying to run ubuntu alongside win8.1 but i am having difficulty getting ubuntu to boot from my USB, I have had no problems with installing ubuntu on my other computers via USB but whenever I ...
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Installing Windows in Ubuntu installed hard disk partition

I was trying install windows on my Ubuntu laptop,I have only one disk partition on which i have istalled ubuntu,While trying to installing windows I got an error that "Windows cannot be installed in ...
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problem booting windows 8.1 with ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on one one partition and windows 8.1 on other. But when i try to boot windows sometimes it starts but most of the time screen freezes(in pic 2) and nothing ...
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Drive Name in Windows

I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. If I change the Ubuntu partition name in Windows, will that cause me problems in Ubuntu (or Windows)? I'll add that Windows 8.1 was installed on the machine ...
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Boot Repair Help with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

Here is the link the boot-repair gave me: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8206630/ I ran the default settings of boot-repair and it always stops and says "grub-efi-amd64-signed purge canceled. Please report ...
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unable to boot to windows, boot-repair fails

I have three OS on my system in dual-boot: Windows 8, Linux Deepin 2014, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Somewhere along the way, booting to windows no longer worked, and some time after that, only the Deepin ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu (after installing, it still just boots to Windows)? [duplicate]

I've successfully installed Ubuntu (or so I'm told) on my Dell laptop alongside a clean Windows XP install. When I turn on the computer it boots directly into Windows with no options given to boot ...
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Add Boot Entry Live Persistent Extracted (to Hard Disk) Files to Windows Bootloader

I have live persistent extracted ISO on my Hard disk. I want to add a boot entry to Windows Boot loader (Currently Working on Win8) to directly boot that Live Persistent extracted ISO. In other words, ...
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How to show all windows like in the Windows tab of Windows Task Manager?

How to show all windows like in the Windows tab of Windows Task Manager? Here is some extra text to bypass AskUbuntu's quality filter.
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
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install windows 7 and ubuntu on the same partition

i was wondering if i could install windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive partition.. when i select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows " it creates another partition to install Ubuntu int... but ...
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Can't find windows 8 in the Grub menu [ubuntu 14.04]

So i wanted to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 as i need windows for certain programs for school. I tried installing and it went smooth, but when i needed windows 8 i couldn't find the option for ...
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unetbootin ubnldr.MBR error during boot up

So basically I've tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 using the live disc but it won't recognize my windows 7 installation. So I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu alongside windows and after ...
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Can I reformat a disk partition in order to install Windows alongside Ubuntu?

I have a HP Pavailion G6 laptop which came preinstalled with Windows 8, but I tried Ubuntu and fell in love with it. I removed Windows to get more room for Ubuntu. The real problem arose when I needed ...
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Delete data (or recover other data) from unmountable windows partition

Ok, here's my story. I trying to recover some photos from a failed Windows HDD (Toshiba 320GB). I can mount all partitions except Disc C: (where the photos are, lucky me). The problem is that the ...
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How to install Windows 7 in Dual Boot with Ubuntu (Ubuntu pre-installed) [duplicate]

I want to ask how can I install Windows 7 Home Premium in Dual Boot with pre-installed Ubuntu. I`ve never opened my laptop, so the Ubuntu Set-up is not made.
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Cannot mount Windows 98 SE share over SSH to Ubuntu 14.04

I am in a SSH session to Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to mount a Windows 98SE share using the following command: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.2/uniserv /tmp/uniserv/ -o sec=lanman,servern=Uniplus1 ...
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Usb dongle windows program

How to detecting usb dongle and run application with dongle key? , I am using spectrometer, and the program run on win xp. And now the xp was crash down , so I try to run it on Ubuntu with wine.. ...
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RE : Installing Ubuntu on a NTFS Flash Drive

I wanted to create a bootable Windows and Ubuntu on my flash drive. Due to FAT32 constraint on Windows, I formatted my flash drive to NTFS. But after i installed Ubuntu into the flash drive and boots ...
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Hibernating Win7 - startup starts Xubuntu with error

on my Dell Vostro 3550 I have Windows 7 and Xubuntu 14.04 installed. When I hibernate Windows 7 and start the machine the Xubuntu screen is shown telling me about an error about filesystem check of ...
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How Do I install Windows on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Now the time has come for me to quit. I am not able to manage with Ubuntu, I should not blame the developers rather I should blame myself for not understanding. I would humbly request the experts to ...
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How to install Windows as a second OS? [duplicate]

I've installed Xubuntu 14 on my laptop. But now the laptop cannot detect the windows installation disc. When I put in the disc and restart, nothing changed; it still went directly into Xubuntu without ...