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Did i destroy my windows 10

Ubuntu, as always, is very risky to set up. I believe I selected the option "erase disk" on the USB. It never mentioned Windows, like it did the first time I installed it, earlier tonight. I thought ...
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Make bootable flash drive that runs in any OS

Is there a way to make a bootable disk that runs on Mac and other operating systems? I found out that bootable drives not created in Mac will not be able to boot on a Mac. There is a special way of ...
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Pendrive storage not found in Windows

I had formatted my SanDisk Cruzer Blade pendrive and made it bootable using Win32DiskImager. It showed me something like 6 MB free of 34 MB. I formatted the bootable pendrive again. But this time ...
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How do I create a Windows 10 bootable USB from Kali Linux [duplicate]

I deleted my recovery partition on accident when I was installing Kali. I've tried a method that was posted to this site, but I believe it only works for Windows 7. Any help would be greatly ...
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Is there a version of Windows OS that will allow a bootable disc beyond 2 TB capacity?

I have a shiny new 5TB WD Black and was hoping to use it as the OS System disc and for a fair number of audio production programs, Workstations, samplers, synthesizers and such. Moving from a 2TB. The ...
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Can't find a familiar boot menu

I have a Dell PowerEdge 800 that got reworked as a normal desktop, running Windows 7. I am trying to re-set it as a home server running NAS4Free, but I can't make it boot up from CD or USB. The only ...
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Hyper-V VM won't boot from Cd, error: “unsigned image's hash is not allowed”

I went to install a Debian instance on Windows Hyper-V client in Windows 10. However, when I attempted to start the VM, it would not boot from the cd. Eventually the Hyper-V BIOS gave me a failure to ...
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Where on a bootable Windows PE USB drive should I put custom executables?

I have made a bootable flash drive with Windows PE edition corresponding to Windows 7. Now I want to add an executable file to the flash drive so that I can run it manually inside the PE environment. ...
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Bootable + system backup hard drive

I installed windows 10 from an external hard drive. Just now I also saved the system image backup on the same drive. Is there any problem with this ? Can I still boot and do stuffs like repair on ...
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Loading Disk image to Ram for boot purposes

I am aware that several versions of linux are capable of being loaded fully into ram for running the os directly as a ram disk. I am trying to determine the feasibility of doing this with windows ...
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Unable to boot Windows 10 installer from an original usb thumb drive

I'm unable to boot Windows 10 installer from an original usb thumb drive (from Windows 10 Home FPP package we just bought) on our machine. On one hand, our machine is a bit old already: ...
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Error loading operating system [closed]

I am having a problem installing windows 8.1 on Hp elitebook from Bootable USB.. It says: "Error Loading Operating System", it does not give any other error code/number. While I used this same Usb to ...
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How to remove Ubuntu in favor of Windows 10

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop and it is the only OS that I have in it. My goal is to get rid of Ubuntu and substitute it with Windows 10. Here are my questions: Is it possible to download ...
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Kaspersky Rescue disk missing operating system

I am trying to disinfect a computer by booting from Kaspersky Rescue disk and running a full system scan. I followed instructions on this page to create a bootable USB Kaspersky rescue disk. Yet, when ...
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How to make a windows xp bootable? [closed]

I need to install windows xp from an USB flash drive but it's has been really difficult to find a software that make the flash drive bootable. I've tried a coulpe of them, feew I've tested today: ...
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Can't boot from USB or CD/DVD drive

I burned DBAN onto a DVD, and later copied it to a flash drive. BIOS boot order is set correctly--CD/DVD first, then USB, then HDD. The computer still only boots from the hard disk. I have Windows 7. ...
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How can I copy files from my internal drive to an external USB 3.0 drive if Windows doesn't boot up?

I'm trying to figure out a way to boot from a USB flash drive to move files from my internal drive to a USB 3.0 external drive. In the past, I've used "Mini Windows XP" to do this with USB 2.0 ...
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Kali Linux(Live Version): Linux resets after restarting Live version?

A few hours ago I mounted a legitimate Kali Linux (x64) on a USB 3.0 32GB drive. When I boot a PC from a USB device and select the Kali Linux USB drive, I select the 'Live (amd64)' option. I ...
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How do I install windows from Linux Mint?

Recently I installed linux mint 17.1 in my Samsung laptop. But now I am unable to boot Windows and whenever I put live usb at startup it goes straight to the grub bootloader and doesn't show anything ...
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Need Assistance With Networking Issues

Recently I bought a old computer for temporary use and it was used so there was no hard drive at all, so I made a bootable Kali Linux on an USB and used it on there for a while and I could connect to ...
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Getting “premature end of file /syslinux/vmlinuz0” during Fedora 22 installation

I am trying to install Fedora 22 64 bit using an USB. I have created the bootable USB stick using Fedora live USB creator. When I start the boot, I get this error. error: premature end of file ...
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Backing up recovery partition into ISO and then burn it into bootable USB

I have an HP laptop and I would like to back up the recovery partitions. There are three reserved partitions, SYSTEM, HP_RECOVERY, and HP_TOOLS. There is an option in Windows to create a recovery ...
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Creating multi-boot ISO image from separate ISO files?

I'm, trying to create mutli-boot ISO file which I'd burn to USB or CD later on. I need just an ISO file created out of multiple ISO files I have. Pretty much all software for this purpose I found ...
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Fedora Live Usb won't boot

I have written the fedora 22 32-bit iso to a 32gb usb thumb drive with the dd command in ubuntu 15.04. The terminal stated the write was successful. I have verified my iso isnt corrupt with the ...
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How to make a clone of a bootable USB?

I have a bootable USB for OSX El Capitan that I got from a friend. I need to make a copy of that on my USB. How do I clone that or make it into an ISO and clone the ISO into my USB in Mac?
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Is it possible to split a bootable image between 2 or more USBs?

Out of interest: For example, if I had a Windows 8 bootable iso image which was 8GB (for some reason) could I split it to still be bootable on more than one USB/Drive? Could you have 2 USBs of 4GB ...
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Asus x205ta cannot boot from USB

My Asus x205ta does not boot from USB. I have disabled secure boot and it still does not show me the bootable USB as an option in the boot menu.
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Put personal files/folders on Windows 10 USB boot media

I made a Windows 10 USB boot/install media using the Windows 10 media creation tool. There are still 10 GB free on the USB and my question is - can I put personal files/folder on the USB without it ...
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Is 4GB of space enough for Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive?

I am wanting to create a bootable USB flash drive, not one to install Windows from. On my desktop, Windows once installed takes up 10GB+ of space. But on many websites it says 4GB is sufficient for a ...
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Cannot get my bootable media to boot on my laptop

My laptop: Acer Aspire Switch 10E My processor: Intel Atom Z3735F (64 bit processor) Came pre-installed with 32 bit windows 8.1 now upgraded to windows 10 I believe this laptop has a 32 bit UEFI ...
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How would I make a bootable USB, that runs a cmd-like environment, and all its commands?

My aim: To create standalone bootable USB drive, that can run CMD, or run something that can execute all standard Windows Commands. What I know so far: That I can use Rufus to make a bootable ...
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Creating a dual partition external HD Windows 8: 1 partition bootable, the other for storage?

I'm a total rookie and I'm trying to re-format an external drive so that I can have a small partition that is bootable, and the other partition to keep files. Don't quite know where to begin.
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How to convert a bootable usb to a bootable microSD card

I just got a recovery flash drive for my tablet containing its OEM version of Windows 8.1. There is only one problem... The power input is located too close to the 1 and only usb port. The system ...
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Can we install WinUSB in Kali linux

I want to create Bootable USB flash drive for Windows 7. I am trying to do this on Kali Linux. The default program "unetbootin" in kali does not support for Windows. The another one which i found was ...
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Ransomware attack [duplicate]

My desktop has been hijacked by ransomware. They won't let me reach the login screen. Even tried safe mode, but I can't get past the virus. I have a bootable linux mint USB, can I boot it on the PC ...
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'Check cable connection exiting intel pxe rom' error while switching on my laptop

When I switch on my laptop (Lenovo G500) it displays: Check cable connection Exiting Intel PXE ROM error. I have tried to change the boot order, but I couldn't see hard disk option in ...
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Backup files of a bootable flash drive for future use

I want to have a couple of bootable flash drives (such as Windows Recovery Drives) without having multiple physical drives. I thought I'd just copy the files, and later - create a bootable drive using ...
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Booting Windows 10 with bootia32.efi on a 64-bit UEFI System

I have downloaded Windows 10 AIO disk but it has only the bootia32.efiwhich can be booted only 32-bit Systems & not on 64-bit. I have browsed around the internet and found some suggestions that ...
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Where to find an official copy of Microsoft Windows 7 installer? [duplicate]

I could not get a copy from Digital River the official distribution partner of Windows 7, as it seems to have stopped distributing windows 7. Is there an alternative? - I have a product key but my ...
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how to make sure windows installation media is not corrupted?

When making a Windows thumb drive installation media, how do know you there are no corrupted files? Is there a check sum or something?
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Boot from mass storage in GRUB2 error

So I want to install a new system using liveUSB. However the .iso file is avout 5.5GB big and the only thing that can handle such capacity is my SD Card (16 GB, pendrives are only 4 GB). I've made the ...
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How can I boot a bootable windows 7 installer usb

I have a bootable usb windows 7 installer. It is working in another computer with windows 7. I want to boot it from a computer with zorin OS but I can't. I can see it from my bios menu and I can set ...
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Lenovo core i3 20236, is not detecting bootable usb for windows 7

I am trying to install windows 7 through bootable usb, but my Lenovo laptop core I3 20236 is not detecting USB in start. Currently windows 8 is installed in this laptop. I am not able to find boot ...
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Rufus killed USB card reader

This was really odd, I haven't found anything like this on the web. I tried to create a bootable microSD card with PNY microSD USB card reader using Rufus 2.2. It was set to check the device for bad ...
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G5 iMac not recognizing lubuntu bootable flash drive

I am trying to replace the operating system on an old G5 iMac with lubuntu. I downloaded the lubuntu ISO file and converted it to an img with hdiutil, then used the dd command to move the img onto a ...
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How to make an AIO MSDaRT usb/disk

I know there's an AIO windows installation disks, but is it possible making an AIO MSDaRT disc/usb? I wanna have a bootable MSDaRT disk to chose from Vista, Win7, or Win8
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Transferring Hard Drive to New Laptop - No Bootable Device

My old laptop is unable to charge now, so I got a new laptop. I want to put the old hard drive, which was running Windows 7, into my new laptop which is sold with Windows 8. I tried just inserting the ...
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USB HDD replace by “ubuntu” in boot order

After installing Ubuntu, it seems that USB HDD has been removed from the boot configuration entries. In the GRUB Boot Menu, I only see: ubuntu Windows Boot Manager SATA HDD: SATA CD: USB CD: USB ...
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UEFI bootable Pendrive of Kali Linux

I have recently downloaded Kali linux 64 bit ISO Version 1.1.0a from this link. I am using Rufus to make a bootable pendrive for UEFI system type(using gpt partition scheme). Unfortunately an error ...
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What files are needed for a bootable DOS floppy disk?

I just made a bootable DOS floppy disk in Windows Vista, but the files are taking too much space. I need more space to store a flash utility program and a ROM file. What files can I safely remove and ...