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How do you masquerade a hard drive partition as a removable disk?

I am trying to install Chromium OS on my Windows computer as a secondary OS. I have already used Chrome OS on a live USB before by using Win32DiskImager which writes an image to a removable device. ...
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Who added a drive to my pc?

One day I noticed a new K drive in my computer (Windows7). if I try to delete the files in that drive it says that the file is in use. I scanned it with a few antivirus programs, it came back ok. ...
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MBR: How does BIOS decide if a drive is bootable or not?

While trying to answer this question on askubuntu: How do I Uninstall GRUB I read the Wikipedia article on MBR and also the perfect answer on a somewhat related question here on Superuser, however, ...
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How to install linux to a disk partition and not affect windows boot and run Linux in VirtualBox

I've set up virtual box for being able to boot use the a partition I created on the hard drive. This isn't a virtual drive. Now before I install Linux Mint into this partition I want to configure it ...
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How to fix the boot sequence and/or restore a deleted partiotion

I have a computer with a 250GB HD on which there were installed a few operating systems. When the computer boots, I got the GRUB menu with all these Ubuntu installations (about 10 versions - I don't ...
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NTFS partition alteration or removal

My PC has one disk divided into 2 partitions. The second (which in Disk Management is referred to as 'Boot'and 'Logical') appears to contain the OS although there is a WINDOWS folder on the larger ...
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Will deleting partitions affect my hard drive in any way?

I installed a Suse partition of around 200 Gigabytes on my hard drive, primarily running Windows 7. I am sick of Suse's crap, and just want to get rid of the OS and get that partition back for ...
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VirtualBox to HDD Partition

I have created a virtual machine in Virtual Box which boots up Windows XP. Is there any way to transfer this system to a HDD partition (NTFS)?
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the partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation ( Error while installing windows server 2008 R2)

I have installed Win 7 on C Drive of my computer . I formatted Drive D in Windows ( Right Click and Format ... ) and now when i try to install Win 2008 R2 on D Drive from Boot i get this error : ...
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How can I recover my accidentally-deleted Windows 7 boot partition?

I had Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed, but since I never used Ubuntu and it used 130GB of space I decided to delete it. I deleted two partitions and completely wiped the one with the data. The other ...
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Copy just the 64 byte partition table using dd

Given: ===MBR INFO=== MBR SECTOR NAME BYTES code area 440(max. 446) disk signature (optional) 4 Usually nulls; 0x0000 2 Table of primary partitions 64(Four ...
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Best way to create a system image restore partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Want to create a system image Best way to create and restore a Drive Image with Windows 7? What are some options for creating a partition containing a cloned copy of ...
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No Access to C drive on Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

I'm on a computer whose user (Administrator account) says he changed network sharing settings for C:\ but made a mistake and after that, C: was no longer accessible. Windows generally starts, some ...
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Cloning C drive(windows 7) to another drive and boot from both?

I am trying to figure out a feasible way to clone my entire C drive to another drive and make both bootable. I have a 160GB HDD, on which I have created a 20GB primary partition and have installed ...
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Booting from a different partition.

I have a question. I run Windows7 on C:\ drive and it is the only operating system. I want to install Windows8 developer installation (iso image), and I have it saved in a new partition I created, ...
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ASUS UL30VT - starting recovery partition through console/command

Is there a chance to use or start the recovery setup through the cmd.exe? I booted with a windows 7 pro usb stick and entered the cmd. I can switch into c:\, which is the recovery partition. The ...
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If I install Windows 7 in one partition, will it erase other data partition I have?

I have my OS on one partition and my data on another, on the same drive. If I install Windows 7 on the OS partition, will it erase the data partition? I'm guessing not, but this isn't something I ...
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Fix for Windows Boot Partition Taking too Much Space (900MB)

I've installed Windows 7 Proffesional SP 1 from an empty drive for HP Pavillion g4-1004tx and using it without problem for many months. Recently, I want to install linux and starts to realize that ...