Questions tagged [windows-7]

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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Do i have the right to use Ubuntu on a laptop with preinstalled Windows 7(which is deinstalled for some reason)?

I read the Windows reinstallation terms and it says license on preinstalled Windows copy allows to reinstall,recover or use only this preinstalled Windows copy.Does that mean I am not allowed to use ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 20.04 on Windows legacy

My brother gave me an old Windows 7 (legacy) in DualBoot with Ubuntu 16.10. Live-Ubuntu recognized that I already had a partition with Ubuntu on the HDD and suggested me to erase it with Ubuntu 20.04, ...
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Windows crashes when Ubuntu is not installed properly

On a system running Windows 7, I tried to install a version of Ubuntu next to Windows. During the installation process, an error stating that I could not create space for the swap, I reset the system ...
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Unable to Boot into Windows 7 After Installing Ubuntu 16.04

I have a HP Pavilion HPE desktop with 3 harddrives installed. Windows 7 was originally installed on the machine. I then installed Ubuntu 16.04,onto the second drive attempting to dualboot both OS. ...
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Can't boot to Linux after replacing Windows 7 with it while having another Windows 7 in another partition [closed]

I'm new to Linux, I had 2 Windows 7 installed on my computer. So I wanted to install Linux instead of the other Windows so I changed the Windows partition to ext4 then without wiping it's data I ...
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My pc shows unknown filesystem after insmod normal and I don't have bootable window 7 USB

grub rescue error I forcefully deleted my ubuntu partition and on rebooting it displays unknown filesystem.
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Ubuntu 20.04 format HDD NTFS win 7 problem

sort of newbie here:) I am still trying after few years to migrate to linux, but something always get wrong, so I go beck to win7:( Now I trying ubuntu 20.04 and almost everything is working,... then.....
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Remove Windows from Grub Bootlist

Every now and then, when I run certain operations (for instance apt-get autoremove), I see the following entries appear in the output: Found Windows 7 on /dev/sda2 Found Windows 7 on /dev/sdb1 What's ...
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Windows 7 VM on Raspberry Pi 400

So finally, I got the Raspberry Pi 400. I installed MATE and VirtualBox on it, and I am wondering how Windows 7 would go. I accolated it 1024MB of RAM and gave it 32GB of storage. I have a 256GB ...
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Can Ubuntu read dynamic disk?

Due a mistake while installing Lubuntu, I converted my Windows Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk(I found this by using disklart from command prompt using Windows Recovery Tools). Now Windows cannot read my ...
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Installing Ubuntu over windows 7, no BIOS possible

I have an industrial computer with windows 7 installed. I want to install Ubuntu only on this computer, but can't get into the BIOS. Meaning I need to install Ubuntu while windows 7 is running. How ...
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/dev/sdb1: clean, 670021/4890624 files, 10575973/19537408 blocks [duplicate]

After load-shedding when I tried to boot into my Ubuntu 20.10, a black screen with this error message appeared. /dev/sdb1: clean, 670021/4890624 files, 10575973/19537408 blocks
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Multi-Booted Ubuntu, Win7, Win10 - Windows 10 boot menu not working correctly

A few weeks ago I multi-booted my computer with Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows 10. It has been working fine until now. Here is the issue: I turn on my computer and the GRUB 2 OS select screen appears. ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 18.04 Black Screen?

Dual boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 18.04 worked perfect until I elected to upgrade to Kubuntu 20.04, afterwards I rebooted my laptop, it did NOT display anything on the screen, NO logos, NO grub, NO ...
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I can't boot up Windows 7 and WINDOWS drive partition doesn't show up

I have 2 major problems. I can't boot Windows 7. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. I had removed one of the Windows recovery partition during installation. But when I researched it showed that that isn'...
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Few keys suddenly stopped working altogether!

I have been running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 on my Dell Vostro 1015. The system is running 32 bit version of the OSs and has 4GB of RAM. Everything was running smooth until one day when in ...
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Removing Windows Partition after hdd clone and boot ubuntu

I have cloned to a new SSD an ubuntu/Windows 7 setup which used Windows Boot manager to dual boot. After the cloning i removed the old partitions and formatted the old hd. Now the Windows Boot manager ...
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Can't boot windows 7 from boot menu after installing Ubuntu

I've just finished installing Ubuntu, and while it crashed at first and I had to download the Ubuntu boot repair software and run it live from a USB drive to fix the problems I had, I'm still unable ...
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Questions regarding dual booting Windows 7 professional & Ubuntu on some pretty old hardware

I want to install Ubuntu next to the Windows 7 prof I already have installed on my PC. I use my PC mainly for browsing the internet, programming (Web dev, but I plan to do more stuff in the future), ...
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No grub screen is shown [duplicate]

Have installed Ubuntu and windows 7.But now while booting system boots via windows and no grub screen is seen.
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Windows 7 kill Ubuntu file system

I've downloaded Ubuntu 20.04 and install it along with Windows 7 as per the community guidelines making a bootable Ubuntu USB drive. All worked as intended before I run Windows (trough grub 2.0). ...
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Restoring files from a Windows 7 backup to a Ubuntu PC

I am building a PC running Ubuntu 18.04LTS to replace a Windows 7 machine (about flipping time I hear you say!) for someone I help with their tech. The backup utility from Win7 has been used to make a ...
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uninstaling ubuntu and keeping windows7 working [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and having a GRUB issue. I installed Ubuntu on my PC with Windows 7 successfully. During boot, GRUB gave me the opportunity to select which OS to use. I tried to copy Windows 7 to ...
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issue with running wine 5.0 , mono on ubuntu

i am trying to run windows app in ubuntu, everything works fine except, save button. when i click, i could see JIT crash, on command window i see following Unhandled Exception: System....
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Windows 7 black screen boot and ubuntu 20.04

After dual boot installation Ubuntu 20.04 & windows 7 , Ubuntu 20.04 is working fine but windows 7 also boots but a black screen shows , I am also able to log in, by just typing password and ...
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Need help with Ubuntu/W7 dual boot

I'm having an issue setting up a dual boot system. I previously had Windows 7 Ultimate on my machine and have just installed Ubuntu, which worked just fine. Problem is, I can no longer boot Windows 7, ...
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Dual boot between Windows 7 and Lubuntu 20.04

My laptop is DELL Inspiron 15R 5520 with Windows7 64 bit installed and i want to install Lubuntu 20.04 on a free space on the same laptop to dual boot between Windows 7 and Lubuntu. What are the side ...
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Before Installing Ubuntu on PC with SSD & HDD

I am wanting to move away from Win7 to Ubuntu (no Linux experience). I have read the tutorial on installing Ubuntu, to me it assumes Ubuntu will install on one drive. Q1. If i want a setup where the ...
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Verify ubuntu iso on Win7

I run the powrershel as administrator with CertUtil -hashfile .\ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso and I get SHA1 checksum but if I put (sha256 at the end) CertUtil -hashfile .\ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64....
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Installing another OS without USB

I recently wanted to install (most probably dual-boot) Windows 7 in my laptop. I downloaded the .iso file for Windows 7, when I found out that I had no USB drives. So, I made a NTFS partition in my ...
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To dual boot Ubuntu with Win7: Do I have to manually make root/home/swap partitions?

I’m trying to set up dual boot for Ubuntu and Win7. My partitions are MBR type, this is how the installation screen looks right now: sda1, ntfs, 104 MB sda2, ntfs, 254599 MB free space, 245295 MB ...
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Ubuntu's C drive or system drive partition isn't showing [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu by watching a tutorial from internet. I had already dual booted Windows 7 and windows 10. so, I decided to install Ubuntu in the windows 10 drive to replace it with Ubuntu. So, I ...
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Installing Windoze again alongside Lubuntu?

I have an old Gateway LT27 laptop with Lubuntu 18.4.04 on it, that I put on a few years ago. I'm fairly new to Linux/Ubuntu. I've tried to connect Boss BR 600 recorder software, to my Boss Recorder, ...
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Remote printer stopped working or unable to add. Error 0x00002fe3

I had a shared printer working on my 19.10 Ubuntu, I used these advices to set it up, expecially this one (even because the suggested system-config-samba isn't anymore advailable with since 18.04) The ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 running TightVNCServer > Main Menu in MATE desktop keeps closing by itself when clicked on from VNCViewer client

I am running Ubuntu Server 20.04 on a Raspberry Pi 4. I installed TightVNCServer so I could access the MATE desktop from VNCViewer on a Windows 7 laptop. The Pi 4 is overclocked to 2Ghz and has 4GB ...
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Recover files after installing ubuntu on a PC that previously had Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have my HP all-in-one PC which previously had Windows 7 and just installed Ubuntu 20. To do this, I chose to format my drive and install Linux. The thing is that I forgot to backup some files. I ...
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Clone multiple partitions without re-creating them manually

I'm migrating from Windows to Linux but I have to keep a working Windows installation for backup. The source HDD is this: $ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdd Disk /dev/sdd: 465,78 GiB, 500107859968 bytes, ...
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Trying to determine if I have enough disk space to run Windows 7 in Virtualbox

I'm trying to determine if I have sufficient drive storage resources for Windows 7 to run in Virtualbox. I am running Ubuntu 18.04 in a 50GB ext4 partition on a 1GB Hard drive (Partition 5 below). ...
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grub Can't open windows 7

Background : I am a windows user and i just want to use dualboot windows 7 and ubuntu, and my pc is so old, cause i heard that ubuntu is lightweight and i want to give it a try, i have an old hdd with ...
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error:no such partition

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 / Windows 7 dual boot. I resized the partition in Windows 7, and after that every time I start my laptop I get error: no such partition. I tried these two methods to solve ...
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UbRecovering ubntu After Installing Windows

Recently, I installed widows 10 and I want to recovery my ubuntu bootloader First I used this command to show my disks ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l then my disks information as follow : Disk /...
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Boot Linux Ubuntu using Windows Boot Manager in Legacy mode, is this possible?

It might sound a noob question from the title, but I'm pretty new into operating systems. I have a laptop and I would like to run Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Windows 7 is the default OS, and the ...
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Can't Access Windows 7 Shared Folders Anymore

I accessed Windows 7 Shared Files through the Files System in Ubuntu 16.04 and it worked fine. But, when I tried again, I can't access Windows Shared Files anymore. I have a message like: Failed to ...
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RCU stall error after grub loads

Ths is the first time I got this problem and I have not been able to find a solution. I read about a guy with a similar problem with his server and he edited grub adding the nosmp command in the ...
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How do I prepare this system to add Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup with Win 7 on this single-drive laptop?

I am a new Linux user and am looking to add a Linux-based OS to learn on and I've chosen Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. Win 7 is already installed. Although I've backed up my Windows 7 data, I prefer to err on ...
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Recovery of data in ubantu 18.04

I installed ubantu 18.04 from Windows 7 In this process my all the data are deleted from pc any method to recover this data.. please help me
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Can I install Ubuntu on second hard drive D?

I have two HDDs C and D, Windows 7 64-bit is on C. I have moved all data from D. Can I install Ubuntu to D and boot? I want to keep my install of Windows 7 for the moment until I sort all the data ...
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Triple boot - GRUB doesn't detect Windows 7 (it can just see Windows 10)

I have just configured a triple boot with Windows 10, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 19.10 on my SSD. Below you can see the disk details. GParted: Unfortunately GRUB can't detect Windows 7. GRUB Customizer:
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Cannot load Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

I am very new to linux. I installed Ubuntu(18.04.4 LTS) alongside my Windows 7(x64). Even though I can boot into Ubuntu without any problems whenever I select Windows 7 from the grub menu the screen ...
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win7 dual boot with ubuntu, bad pool loader BSOD

I installed ubuntu 19.10 about 1 week ago as dual-boot on my laptop with windows7. Today I need to use windows7 to do some specific work, though when I start windows I have the start animation ...

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