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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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Can i install ubuntu in a usb drive while my computer is a windows 7 32bit that has 2gb ram

I want to install ubuntu's latest version in a usb drive following this tutorial, can i install it in my windows 7 32bit os that have 2gb ram? if yes please tell me how.
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Samba quit working after router change - Ubuntu 23.10

I have had samba running for months as a fileserver. I have three Windows 7 PC connecting to the Ubuntu 23.10 samba server with read/write ability. Last week, my cat knocked my Asus RT66U router off ...
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Running MS Paint with Wine and get "Failed to create empty document"

So a while back I mannaged to follow a few rabbit holes to get MS Paint running-ish with Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 (it's been a while so I don't know what sources and other stuff I installed to get here) ...
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How do I share a folder between Ubuntu 22.04 (client) and Windows 7 (guest) using qemu-kvm

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04 on a homemade PC: AMD Ryzen, Gigabyte X570 motherboard with a Samsung 980 Pro SSD. I've already created a few shared folders via Samba, but I'm often given the "you don't ...
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multi boot laptop lost win7 boot ability [closed]

tried to rebuild old 75gb drive onto new 475gb drive for laptop - used gparted to partition new drive similar to old drive but bigger partitions, then used G4L (ghost for linux) to backup old drive ...
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NEW LAPTOP HARDDRIVE won't go to the linux menu thing for booting to differing OS's

My laptop has windows 7 and ubuntu 20.04lts on it - when I turn it on, there's always the 'boot menu' thing. Old hard drive works fine, but I bought a new bigger drive (windows running low on disk ...
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Resize hard drive partition without losing data

I am stuck on Ubuntu with little knowledge. I want to go back to windows 7 but my hard drive has just one partition with all my data and Ubuntu on it. I have a bootable windows 7 stick. How do I get ...
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Installing Ubuntu by manual partitioning and completely removing windows 7

I want to switch from windows 7 to Ubuntu.My disk is on mbr and I want to do manual partitioning, so while manual partitioning I have system reserved of 350mb of windows and C drive where windows is ...
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GRUB bootloader doesn't show Windows 7

I have installed Windows 10 alongside Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but GRUB only shows Windows 10 and Ubuntu in its screen. If I want booty Windows 7 I have to choose Windows 10 and in the Windows bootloader ...
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"you need to load kernel first" error, I can´t find or disable secure boot in phoenix securecore setup utility

I´m trying to install ubuntu 22.04 in a old laptop that I have, but when I try to boot it appears the menssage "you need to load the kernel first". The notebook bios is a phoenixBIOS setup ...
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Windows 7 refuses to boot after installing Ubuntu

On my old but light travel laptop I had Debian and Windows 7, which I could both boot from GRUB. I have replaced Debian with Kubuntu, but now booting Windows 7 from GRUB results in a black screen. On ...
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VBox Guest Addition 6.1.32 install fails on Ubuntu 20.04.4 in Win7 Ult 64 bit

I have a 64 bit Win7 Ultimate guest VM installed on 64 bit Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS box. Install of the Guest Additions for 6.1.32 VBox fails with "ERROR (800b0100) No signature was present in the ...
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Shared partition wiped by Windows ScanDisk - how to recover?

There's a laptop I bought about 10 years ago, it arrived with Windows 7 (which I almost never used) and back then I installed Ubuntu in dual-boot (last update was to Ubuntu 16.04). So It had three ...
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Window 10 not showing Ubuntu installed partitions on harddisk - Also not showing boot to Ubuntu options

My laptop came with an SSD with Window 10 on it, and I extended that storage using a hard disk from a laptop which had Ubuntu installed. Some partitions of that hard disk are NTFS and those ...
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How do I create a bootable ISO with Windows 7 installation files? [duplicate]

I wanna install Windows 7, however I'm on Lubuntu 20.04 and I can't figure out how to convert my installation files into a bootable ISO. I've tried Brasero to create the ISO and then I used woeusb to ...
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How to remove gnu grub without booting into Windows?

I'm on edge of tears. I have a dual boot machine for Ubuntu and Windows 7. After POSTing, I get sent into the GNU Grub menu. And recently, my Windows boot broke, and I can not boot into it. However, ...
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System Boot Order not found

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 through a USB pen drive. I had Windows 7 prior to installation of Ubuntu 20.04. Ubuntu Installation did not complete successfully. Gave error while installing GRUB and ...
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How can I wipe clean personal metadata from multiple Windows 7 files before copying to Ubuntu?

I know how to remove personal metadata from individual Windows 7 files (R click > Properties > Details > Remove Properties and Personal Data > Create a copy with all possible properties ...
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How do I copy my Windows 7 derived files off my USB to Ubuntu?

This seems to be a newbie question but I can't seem to find any specific answers. I am (finally) getting rid of my Windows 7 machine but need to copy all the data files off it to my Ubuntu. I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 install doesn't detect Windows 7 shows only USB in partition table

I have never installed a Linux distribution before, and want to install Ubuntu 20.04 if possible alongside my fresh install of Windows 7 (update problems) on my HP ENVY 6 notebook. Ubuntu install ...
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Accessing from local Ubuntu a remote encrypted external drive connected to remote Windows

In a remote location there is an external drive that was encrypted like that: https://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2015/04/encrypt-usb-stick-linux/ Also in the remote location there is a Windows 7 ...
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Need to change default boot order. Instead of Ubuntu 21.04 to Windows 7

I have now three hard disks in my desktop. A Samsung SSD that boots Win7, a Toshiba HDD which is not bootable, and yesterday I added a Crucial SSD which boots Ubuntu 21.04. If I now simply start my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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