Installation or use of multiple operating systems on a single computer.

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reinstalling windows 8.1 on dual boot system

i've two operatig systems installed on my pc, 1) windows 8.1 and 2) windows 7. now i want to reinstall windows 8.1 without uninstalling windows and 7 and vice versa, means is it possible to install ...
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Installing newer version of linux over an older version on a windows dual boot laptop?

I have an Asus laptop, with a recovery partition and windows 7 installed. I installed Linux Mint 13 on it, dual-booting it with Win 7. Now I want to remove Linux mint and on the same partition space ...
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Dual boot and SSD

I've recently bought an SSD to install Linux and a few other things. My current OS is on another SSD and am hoping to use both SSDs at the same time. However, if I do install Linux on my new SSD (as a ...
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Grub menu dosent appear. Boots directly to windows 8.1

I have been struggeling with a problem for a couple of hours. It feels like I have tried everything but nothing works. I installed linux mint 17 alongside with windows 8.1. I turned off fast boot and ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a PC with Windows 8 and dual boot

How do I install Linux Mint 17 on the same computer that is running Windows 8 and then make it dual boot?
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Windows entry in grub menu

I've installed encrypted windows/linux dual-boot. After installing aplication "startupmanager" from debian repo, the grub menu was modificated and windows entry dissappeared. As the windows is ...
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UEFI boot into last used os

I have windows 8.1 side to lubuntu. There is option in uefi to boot by default to the last used operating system? (I don't want to use grub or windows boot manager)
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How to install Grub2 to multi boot two Windows 7 for booting from two different HDDs?

I own a HP DV7 laptop that supports 2 HDDs. I have installed Windows 7 on each HDDs separately, each one with their own bootloaders, who do not communicate with each other. The problem is that when I ...
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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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Windows 7 hangs at “Starting Windows” screen when dual-booting with Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot configuration. I have my original Windows 7 installation on my C: drive and the new Ubuntu 14.04 installation in a partition on my d: drive. GRUB shows ...
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Get rid of Debian on a dual disk dual boot?

I've got dual disks, Windows 8.1 64-bit installed on my 500GB HDD, and Debian Jessie installed on my 1TB HDD. Can someone walk me through how to wipe that disk and get rid of GRUB, too? I know how to ...
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How to recover Windows Boot Manager after a Mint installation gone wrong

Yesterday, my cousin wanted me to install Linux Mint onto his Windows 8 Lenovo laptop so he could dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 8 so he could get some hands-on experience with Windows 8. I've ...
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my multi boot can't boot to XP 'resumeobject' is missing

In my multi boot set up, booting to vista and 7 goes fine, but when I try to boot to XP, i get an error Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the ...
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Linux Mint Constantly freezing on Dell XPS L502X

I recently partitioned my hard drive to dual boot the existing Windows 7 with Linux Mint because I am tired of using Windows, especially the lack of terminal. I want to eventually remove Windows 7 and ...
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Booting Windows 8.1 produces orange screen with white stripes before rebooting

I am getting an orange screen with white vertical stripes with what looks like a cursor at the top left, exactly as in this question. I am trying to log in to Windows 8.1 I have been getting this for ...
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how to skip grub dual boot option menu entirely (without picking an OS to boot)

I'd like to skip the entire Grub 2 interface, where I have to decide booting Linux or Windows im running linux ubuntu lastest version (14.04.1 LTS) and windows 8.1 both 64 bit versions. I've ...
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Will Windows repair my multi-boot when I format the 1st physical partition with boot sector?

Due to historical reasons I got a laptop with Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2 partitions. (boot from external wasn´t that viable) Nothing (Windows Repair, bootrec /whateveroption) worked ...
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No boot menu for Ubuntu 14.04 after dual boot installation

I assume, this is not a duplicate post. Please read my findings below before assuming so. I have gone through several questions over the Internet regarding people complaining that they are not ...
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What is the relationship between the Master Boot Record and the bootmgr and how do I backup both on a stick?

Yes, these are 2 questions: a. What is the precise nature of the relationship between the Master Boot Record and the bootmgr or BCD? is there some sort of hierarchy, dependency, interdependency, etc. ...
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Windows 8 usb boot install never works

I have two usbs, one with win 7 on it and another I have been putting win 8 installs on The win 7 stick works in all systems but the win 8 won't work with only one The evil PC is a gigabyte amd ...
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laptop only boots with usbstick

In short: I can't boot my laptop. It will ONLY boot when I insert a RescueLiveBootUSB, it then shows the normal bootmenu. Longer description of the problem: After moving/resizing the partitions, I ...
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How to save Windows license before installing Ubuntu

I purchased a new Lenovo Thinkpad L540 laptop. This laptop was supposed to be installed with Windows 8 pro but instead it came with Windows 7 Pro with an option to upgrade to windows 8 Pro. Now they ...
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How to configure dual boot NixOS with Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook?

I could not find any description of configuring dual boot of NixOS and Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook. I am willing to experiment, but i would like to know at least that what i will try is supposed to ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and CentOS 7.0

Problem in installing Ubuntu after CentOS 7.0: I have a laptop with a hard disk around 170Gb. After installing CentOS 7.0 I tried to install the Ubuntu 14.04 alongside with the CentOS 7.0. The Ubuntu ...
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Shared NTFS logical partition unaccesible from Windows 8.1

I asked this question a while ago but it got lost, so I deleted the previous one and created this new one with updates from the comments. I just installed Windows 8.1 in a partition of my Lenovo ...
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How to boot into a Linux, non-primary partition if Windows bootloader is on the MBR

I have Windows 8.1 installed in legacy mode/BIOS mode (ie: Not UEFI at all). Windows 8.1 is installed in the primary partition (ie: first). I (intend to) have linux installed in a second partition on ...
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Remove an Operating System From my Dell Inspiron laptop [closed]

My laptop has two windows 7 on it with each one having its own account and password. For me to log on to another account, I have to shut down and move to another operating system. What can I do to ...
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cannot boot after adding grub menu entry

I have Fedora 20 and Windows 8 installed. I wanted to be able to dual-boot. But when I selected Windows Boot Manager in grub menu, i got: 'error file /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi not found' I ...
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CentOS 7.0 USB cannot be recognised by Ubuntu-installed machine

Wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and CentOS 7.0, I have planned to first install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS by live USB into a laptop computer (boot both UEFI and legacy with UEFI first), followed by CentOS ...
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Grub rescue, unable to boot windows

I have windows vista and backtrack Linux installed on my dell PC. I wanted to uninstall backtrack so I delect the partition, but when I try to boot widows again, the grub rescue> shown up. I can't ...
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dual boot Windows xp and Windows 7 from the same partition

After installing Windows 7 (ver. Enterprise 64-bit) my old Windows XP installation has been moved to the "Windows.old" directory. Now I know it is possible to restore and boot Windows XP again by ...
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How can I completely remove rEFInd from my Mac?

I installed rEFInd to have Ubuntu on an external drive, but no luck. Now I have decided to completely remove rEFInd from my Macbook Pro. I removed the folder /efi/, but the boot manager keeps ...
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Windows 8.1 on 2 drive accessible from first?

I'll explain this as well as I can. I've got a SSD 250GB and Sata3 HDD 500GB. I'm using windows 8.1 SSD has main profile login via E-mail (Used for gaming and general use) HDD will be used for ...
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Delete or move OEM partition on ASUS laptop

I bought an ASUS laptop (S550C) and I was planning to install Linux alongside Windows 8 (Win8 comes preinstalled) in dual-boot. The laptop has two hard drives and they come partitioned in the ...
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OS Installation order

I have a laptop with a blank hard drive and I want to install Windows 8.1 Pro along with Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-boot) Which should I install first?? But before I install anything, I'm going to split the ...
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How to Triple boot

I have already dual boot on different HDD now I want install triple boot . On both HDD has Windows 7 I want install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS if I choose Install alongside Windows 7 then other OS Windows 7 ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14 dual boot partition mystery

I clean installed windows 8.1 on a new 1TB HD. During which I created a 120G partition for windows to live on. (it also creates a small 350M system partition by default). Next, using a LIVE CD I ...
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Dual-Boot Windows XP and Vista Without Windows Boot Manager?

I have been dual-booting FreeBSD (1st partition) and Windows XP (2nd partition) using Grub2 (configured in FreeBSD). I just installed Windows Vista on my hard drive's 3rd partition. To boot Vista I ...
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Can't get Ubuntu boot from Windows 7 boot loader

I have a HP Envy Laptop which was shipped with Win 8. Since I am not very comfortable with Win 8, I wanted to install the Win 7 + Ubuntu 14 combination with dual boot option. I have successfully ...
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Need help fixing MBR on 2K3/Vista multiboot Dell 620

Such a long story and pain in the butt... My customer has asked me to load 7 windows vista clients and 4 windows server 2K3 machines bare metal(because apparently VM's aren't good enough) on a Dell ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows

How much memory is required to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu and windows (XP, although I'll upgrade to 7 soon)? The Ubuntu installation process says I'll need 6 GB, but is this just for the ...
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Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System

Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System EFI Entries During Ubuntu Setup, Ubuntu automatically created an EFI start ...
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How to fix ubuntu boot alongside windows 7

In the beginning I had only Ubuntu on my pc. After I installed Win 7 in another partition. Then Ubuntu boot doesn't starts anymore? I need dual boot: how can I fix it?
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dual-boot of mint and windows 8.1 doesnt work - mint doesnt appear

I got a new laptop and installed Linux Mint 17 MATE and Windows 8.1. I want to use dual-boot so that I can choose at start-up which OS will appear. Now only the Windows appears and I dont get asked to ...
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How stable is a triple boot setup for OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Linux?

Thanks for your interest in this question. Goal: I would like to know how effective it really is to configure a hard drive (specifically a 7200 RPM HDD) and boot Mac OS X, Windows 7 and some sort of ...
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How to repair Windows partition after moving GRUB in different disk

I had a dual boot setup with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. The laptop has a normal HDD and a smaller SSD. Both OS were on the HDD. I decided to make a clean install of a newer version of Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
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How to remove the 'Choose an operating system' Windows 8.1 Preview boot screen after upgrading to 8.1?

It's not terribly bothersome because I managed to set it to auto-boot 8.1 after 3 seconds and I normally don't watch my PC boot up but still figured I would ask. How can I get rid of this?
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Hibernate OSX like Windows

I have two instances of OSX Mavericks on two partitions on my MacBook Pro. I need to be able to Hibernate one instance and boot into another - like what you can do with two Windows installations on a ...
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Dual boot intermittant issue using Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7

I have a problem with the grub2 loader sometimes. More often, when I choose Windows 7 in the grub2 loader, it hangs on the purple screen. I have looked up and down the internet for an answer and ...
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Windows 8 and BIOS won't boot after installing Linux

I've recently been dual booting Windows 8 and Fedora 20 (and one point Ubuntu). My Fedora kernel wouldn't load in GRUB one day so I decided to reinstall Fedora using a live USB (my laptop doesn't have ...