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

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Windows 10 does not update time after dualboot

After splitting disk to two partitions and going to dualboot with Ubuntu 15.10 I discovered weird error: When I reboot back to Windows, the time is X hours delayed, where X roughly equals amount of ...
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Windows boot manager not showing up

I had Windows 10 installed in my pc. And I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 in another partition so I can dual boot it. But when I start my pc Windows boot manager doesn't show up and it boots into ...
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How to delete one Windows from multiboot system including recovery partition?

I installed Windows 10 first and after that Windows 7. Now I want to delete both the Windows installations and then install Windows 10 in such a way that I don't lose any data in other partitions. ...
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Mismatch in time in Windows while dualbooting

I installed 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 7 OS in my MSI GX70. I found that my Windows time is always 2 hours ahead of the actual time. My Ubuntu version shows the correct time. So I ...
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Windows 10 fail to boot with 0xc0000001 error code

Introduction Hello, I'm running multiboot installation on machine with UEFI. I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed, managed by Grub at startup and I have laptop working like this for about half a ...
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After shutting down windows, grub boots to command line interface

I have a dual-boot setup on my Asus Laptop. I have an SSD which holds my Windows 10 and an HDD which holds my Linux Ubuntu and a partition for data for windows. My laptop also uses UEFI. When i boot ...
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Dual boot and USB Failure

I am currently trying to install two operating systems on my PC. So far I have Windows 10 installed on one hard drive with a secondary hard drive for data storage. On my third hard drive, which is an ...
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I need to fix my windows boot loader with a 2 GB USB drive

Here's an interesting problem for you guys. I've installed Linux in a partition on the same hard drive with Windows 10, intending to dual boot. But now I can't boot into Windows because the ...
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Upgrading to Windows 10 with EFI dual boot

I have Linux Mint and Windows 8 installed on my Lenovo laptop side by side (on different partitions of the same HDD) and booting in UEFI mode. I usually boot Windows from GRUB but I can also get it to ...
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Can't shrink windows 10 partition

I tried to shrink my SSD C: partition on Windows, but when I click on "Shrink partition", an error pops up saying "Parameter is incorrect". I don't get any more info. I tried defragmenting the disk to ...
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Windows 10 freezes after having contact with linux

Thread title might be funny but in reality it's a nightmare. I've already read that one which seems to be similar to my problem. OP out there stumbled upon freezing while having two drives connected ...
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How to recover Boot loader from lost partition hd0,1 (/dev/sda1) in Dual boot Windows10/Linux-Fedora21?

My first partition of 106MB is lost, boots fine to F21 but choosing Windows in boot menu gives some errors. any suggestion would be appreciated. Background; For some reason, I am not able to boot ...
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Backing up Windows 8 OS and files without invalidating license

I am trying to dual boot my PC. It came with a valid version of Windows 8, Is there a way to backup the actual OS with the valid license? So that whenever I try reinstalling it again I don't get an ...
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Install windows 8.1 on mac pro “we couldn't create a new partition…”

I hava a mac pro with 4 SATA hard drives a 2TB a 1TB and two 4TB. The two 4TB are set up as a RAID and the 2TB has a clean install of OSX 10.11 on it. I'm attempting to install Windows 8.1 onto the ...
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Grub2 not showing Windows after dual boot with Arch

I have recently installed Arch Linux from Architect and came into a problem after install where Windows 10 does not show up on the grub2 menu. The only options that show up are Arch Linux and more ...
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When attempting to format USB drive, capacity shows as 3.69MB of 8GB stick

I am attempting to format a USB stick in Windows 10 using the standard format command (right click on drive => select 'format'). However, the format dialogue shows 3.69MB as the maximum capacity. Does ...
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Dual booting: 0xc000000e Windows Error when installing GRUB

Hi everyone! This is my first question so correct me please if I´m asking something wrong. So my Problem is: I´ve got a Lenovo E31-70 with pre-installed Windows 10 home 64bit and I tried to ...
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Old redundant Windows 10 boot manager entries after clean installation

I wiped my drive (/dev/sda) which contained previous Windows 10 installation by using gdisk in Arch (which is installed on /dev/sdb) and choosing z for zap (wiping GPT) and deleting whole partitions ...
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Is it possible to have a HDD with Windows 10 and a Linux fully encrypted with VeraCrypt?

So I'd like to set up a multiboot system on my 4TB hard drive with Windows 10 64bit and a Linux distribution such as Debian and fully encrypt it with VeraCrypt. Is this possible? And if so how?
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Is there a way to create 1 usb stick which can install multiple versions of windows and linux? [duplicate]

Well the question is clear. The reason behind it is, that I think it would be handyt to have 1 64 GB USB stick on my keychain to repair or reinstall computers with. I was thinking of some kind of on ...
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Installing Linux in Lenovo G40 with Windows in EFI mode

I bought a Lenovo G40 and it came with Windows 10 uses UEFI to boot. I am trying to install Linux Mint on an empty partition in order to dual boot. At first I had succeeded. However, after an update, ...
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Is it possible to load Linux OS over the network on a windows 7 pc?

I have seen a Windows 7 PC that dual-booted Windows 7 from the internal hard drive and Linux Centos 6.5 over the network. Can I do the same with my PC to boot Linux over the network? I have a WD My ...
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Why would a screenshot of Windows show up on Linux?

My computer has been acting funny lately (I think my $30 motherboard is going out). However something that really confused me happened just now. I'm running a Windows 10 and Linux dual boot. Some ...
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Formatted a drive that has an OS installed, now my PC doesn't get past the BIOS

I have 2 SSD's. One has Ubuntu installed, the other has Windows 7. They're separate drives, not just one drive partitioned into two if that matters. I tried to install the official Nvidia display ...
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After running windows 7 on dual boot system (with Ubuntu 14.04), machine does not reach GRUB

I did the following: Partitioned my C drive Installed Ubuntu 14.04 from USB .iso After my computer failed to boot, I used the boot repair disk, live from USB, to fix. This fixed the issue. I ...
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Cannot login to Linux Mint

I downloaded this thing Ext2Fsd to access my Linux partition from Windows. Then when I try to boot in my Linux first it asks me to login, then it brings me to a black screen for about 2 seconds, then ...
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Running Linux and Windows (dual-boot and virtualize the same machines) and hibernate

Let's imagine the following scenario: You have Linux and Windows installed on the same computer in a way that you can boot and virtualize the same machines. You're currently running Ubuntu on the ...
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Windows won't give choice to dual boot

I have a laptop that has a dual boot Windows 7 and 8.1. Before, whenever I start my machine there will be choices which OS I want to boot then there is a check box beside it. Last night I accidentally ...
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Installing Visual Studio across multiple Operating Systems

So I as many people have a copy of Windows 10 installed but I have Windows 7, I prefer Windows 10 over Windows 7 (it runs faster than my Windows 7 install). The problem is that I have a lot of IDE's ...
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Stuck in bootloop during windows update

Backstory: I am running a dual boot Ubuntu/windows 10 computer, and last night I left my windows on. When I woke up however, it had shut down for some update. When I turned it back on it said that it ...
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Dual-boot windows 7 and Antergos Linux. Windows will only boot some times

Not long ago i clean installed windows 7 on ,y laptop. I then installed Antergos for dual-booting. Then windows chould not boot so i used boot-repair to fix it. When i now go in to grub to boot ...
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Android Studio and Sdk shared between 2 Linux OS'es

I have 2 linuxes installed on different partitions and one more partition for the home dir which is shared between the 2 linux distributives. The names of the users are different, user1 and user2. I ...
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Is it possible to choose which OS will be loaded using a hardware switch?

I'm looking for a more elegant way of choosing which OS to boot than using the menu provided by grub, and I think it would be neat to have a switch on the case with two states (e.g. Ubuntu and ...
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How to install Windows 10 from an existing iso on my HDD?

I am running Windows 7. I have downloaded win10.iso to my HDD. I need to install Windows 10 (dual-boot) without using DVD, USB or network. How to install Windows 10 from an existing ISO on my HDD?
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Move HDD dd image to Raid-0 Fake Raid array

I recently robbed a spare 120Gb SSD from an old laptop with the intention to throw it in my desktop machine that had an existing SSD hdd of the same size. My goal was to make a dd copy of my existing ...
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Image tagging solution for files on external hard drive on windows/linux dual boot pc?

I have a Windows 10/Linux Mint 17.3 dual boot PC with an NTFS formatted external hard drive. I have a lot of image files (probably a few GBs) on the external HD I use for art reference (mostly png, ...
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Dual booting by default selection of OS

I use a dual booting on my system. I have both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my system. When I start the system I get the option to choose from these two. 1st option is Windows 8.1 and last is ...
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Disappearance of multi booting option

First, I have windows 8.1 and I have installed Ubuntu 14.10. First of all, it takes me into an optional boot windows 8.1 or Ubuntu. 2 days ago, this optional boot disappear and Ubuntu is always ...
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Fedora lost from bootloader

Initially I had Windows10 on one of my primary partitions. Then I installed Fedora on one other primary partition. Till then both Fedora and Windows were showing up in bootloader. Recently I formatted ...
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How do edit the contents of my BIOS boot list?

So the other day I installed Windows 7 on a GPT disk. It works fine. Today I went to boot off my Linux Live USB and I noticed Windows Boot Manager was in the list. I use a traditional BIOS and it ...
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How do I change boot drive from win8 to win10

I have a win8 and win 10 partition on the same hard drive and would like to delete the win8 partition. However, the machine seems to be booting from the Win8 partition. I tried using Acronis but got ...
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How to install all Windows 8 partitions on single drive on multidrive system?

Yesterday I wiped Windows and Linux systems and reinstalled them. My disk setup is: sda - ext4 - 2TB HDD - data sdb - ext4 - 2TB HDD - data sdc - NTFS - 3TB HDD - backup sdd - NTFS - 120GB SSD - ...
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How large are Linux system files?

I'm looking to install Ubuntu (alongside pre-existing Win 8.1) but I'm wondering how much space is needed for the Ubuntu system file? cos right now I have only 20GBs left on my C:\ partition.. Also ...
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Can not boot ubuntu after BIOS update on dual boot machine

I had dual boot HP laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15. Recently i updated my BIOS and after that i can not boot Ubuntu even when i start my system, it directly boot to windows. I checked this forum ...
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Virtualization-enabled dual-boot linux with universal access to data folder/partition

My situation: I want to setup my work laptop as a Windows + Linux dual-booting system (probably Windows 7 and Ubuntu) with the possibility of running the Linux installation as a virtual machine from ...
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Multi (Dual) Boot planning - Linux and Windows 7,8,10 - BIOS (not UEFI)

EDIT: I'm adding "(editX)" edits and "A: ..." answers to my question, to avoid posting it as an answer (for now)... Similar to this question has been answered many times in forums and so on, but ...
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Make bootable partition from a Live CD

I have a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10, behind GRUB2. I'd like to add a separate bootable partition that I can use for partition editing and recovery tasks. I've downloaded the ...
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Removing traces of grub from windows 10

System was running Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04 dual boot. The recent Windows 10 update 1511 removed the grub menu at the start. I wanted to try some other linux distro. So I deleted the Ubuntu ...
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No boot device insert boot disk Ubuntu

I have OS X and Ubuntu 15.10 dual-booted on a mac book, I resized the OS X partition which went fine, than when I went to boot back into Ubuntu I got a black screen with this error:No boot device ...
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Unable to boot after kernel upgrade

My PC triple boot Windows 10, Ubuntu 15.10 and Kali 2016.1. It boots from Ubuntu Grub. Everything worked fine until yesterday. Yesterday Kali released version 4.4 of the kernel and I installed it. ...