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

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MacBook Pro 8,2 will not boot OSX after installing Linux

Until a couple of months ago, I loved my triple-boot MacBook Pro (early 2011, 8,2 with high-resolution screen). Then I tried to run the Yosemite upgrade. Everything fell apart. I went to the Apple ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 & 8 knocked out bootloader

I recently have dual booted both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same hard drive. Windows 7 was the first OS installed on the disk, but when I decided to install Windows 8 on a seperate partition, it ...
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Any problems on multi-boot in case of free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

I use Windows 7 on a multiple-boot machine (beside Win7, I have different Linuxes, using Grub). I want to freely upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. Will the procedure have some impact on the ...
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Dual-boot Elementary OS Freya and Windows 7

I have ThinkPad with win7 preinstalled. I bought a new SSD and iserted it in a free slot and have Freya OS installed on this SSD. Now I want to put win7 on SSD as well, so I created a 23GB NTFS ...
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Need help formatting drives for dual booting Windows with Antergos

Okay, so I'm planning on dual booting already installed Windows 7 with Antergos. I currently have 4 active Primary NTFS drives set up. I will be formatting one of those into ext4 in order to use that ...
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Linux/Win Dual Boot: Install Visual Studio 15 with GRUB

This is kind of an assumptive question and I have done some cursory searches but most of the results were more about how to dual boot, not this specific question. I have a Debian/Win 8.1 setup ...
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Running another OS on company laptop

Here comes a description of my scenario, requirements and possibilities. Scroll down a bit for the actual questions. I want to run an another OS on my company owned laptop, no one else use it but ...
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Clone Linux/Win7 dual-boot to smaller hard drive?

I have a Linux Mint / Windows 7 dual boot setup that is on a big hard drive that I'd like to use for something else. I have a smaller hard drive that will fit everything with room to spare. ...
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Inaccessible BIOS on Lenovo Thinkpad T440

I have a new Lenovo T440 with Windows 8.1 on which I installed Fedora 21 with dual boot. Then I started playing around with grub2-customization and some of the BIOS settings (secure boot and legacy vs ...
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Why does Ubuntu keep the old vmlinuz files? Is it safe to delete them?

So, I was deeply annoyed by the multiple boot options on rEFInd bootup (I run about 6 OSes on my mac, plus some on a USB), and I thought to myself: "Why on earth do they keep multiple boot options for ...
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Dual-boot automatic load Windows when resuming from Hibernate

I have this setup: Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (grub). My bios boot options are: Windows Bootloader: Ubuntu boot option: Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 When I select Windows Bootloader it goes ...
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Can't shutdown my pc runing windows 8.1 after an incident

A week ago after shutting down my PC, the next time when I turned it on again, it didn't boot. After reinstalling Kali Linux, it worked again, however all of the system apps were gone. That got fixed ...
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Cloning Windows to SSD that contains Linux (dual boot)

After a long fight with installing Debian alongside my Windows, I ended up installing just Debian on my SSD. Now I came across a need of Windows and would like to install it alongside (dual boot) on ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Chromebook and remove Chrome OS?

I have a Toshiba Chromebook (CB35-A3120) that I'm not using and would like to install Ubuntu on it. All the instructions I'm finding online suggest using Crouton and result in a dual boot that is ...
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Windows deleted my linux partition

So I had three systems on my computer. ElementaryOS (linux) and two windows 8.1 systems. It booted up always to GRUB at first. It aleays showed two options: elementaryOS Windows 8 When I booted ...
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Linux permissions in dual-booting scenario

This may sound like an odd request, but I'm currently dual-booting Arch with Win7, and I'm using Variety on Arch to switch wallpapers. The problem is that the wallpapers are on the Win7 partition, ...
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Dual Boot - System Time [duplicate]

I have a desktop with an Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot. I use Ubuntu for work as a developer platform, and Windows for a TV card and Quicken. I work remotely on Ubuntu for a company 2 time zones away, ...
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Using SSD cache to install another OS

So I been given a laptop at work that has a slow HDD with a separated NGFF-type SSD as cache for windows 8.1, but as it turns out the SSD has 128GB and windows can only use up to 64GB for cache ...
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Best way to set up a dual boot [closed]

I've just got a new PC, and I'm ready to set everything up. I'm wanting to dual boot Windows 7/10, and Ubuntu 14. I'd like it to be so by default it boots to Windows, unless I tell it otherwise. I've ...
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Failing to boot after disk cloning

I had the following configuration of partitions on old 160GB disk: /sda /sda1 - 100MB - NTFS - System Recovery (hidden Windows partition) /sda2 - 75GB - NTFS - Windows /sda3 - extended ...
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Upgrading windows 7 to 8.1 in a triple booted system

I have Windows 7, Ubuntu and Kali Linux on my laptop. I want to change windows 7 to 8.1 without losing other operating systems and data. I also have a Windows 8.1 ISO with me. Can I do this by ...
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Linux on Mac with bootcamp already containing Windows

I have a MacBook pro retina. I have installed Windows using Bootcamp (no virtualization). Can I further use Bootcamp to also install Linux (Ubuntu)? Or, does the fact that my bootcamp hosts Windows ...
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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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Boot fully encrypted Windows 8+ with GRUB without password using keyfile

I have a current setup so that my entire linux (including /boot) is encrypted and when I first start grub a password is needed to access /boot from my linux partition. But my entire windows partition ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot installation mess up

I've been trying to set up Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Windows 8 for quite some time now; several months. I've had over four failed attempts. I finally gave up and worked on Ubuntu in VMware from inside ...
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F12 to access Ubuntu dual boot alongside Windows 8.1?

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode. The problem is that I only can access the Ubuntu by pressing the F12 key(image below), which forces the boot. On another computer with dual ...
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Win XP, Win 8 and Linux in Grub2

For the following setup: kellogs@kellogs-PC:~ > sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kellogs: omitting empty partition (5) Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160040803840 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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How to recover the multiboot that windows 10 may have corrupted?

I have the last Windows 10 build 10159 that looks very good. The Multiboot that had Windows 8.1 that is my daily need has gone. The partition is ok. How can I recover without those crypt commands? ...
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Dual boot Win8/Linux on Asus Zenbook UX301 keeping intel imsm RAID0

I have Asus Zenbook UX301 with Win8 preinstalled. I would like to have a Linux installed in dual-boot configuration. However, Windows is using the notebook 2 SSDs as intel RAID0 (rom-based RAID, ...
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Is it possible to log the which OS I am booting into from bios?

Is it possible to log the which OS I am booting into from bios? Or If I am booting to CD or pendrive is it possible to log the same?
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I'm hoping to turn a USB stick into a multi-partition (4+), multi-boot tool. How do I properly set it up?

There are a lot of links about multi-boot, multi-OS USB drives and various tools to create them. What they don't explain in detail is how to, or whether or not it's possible to, properly partition and ...
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how to boot window from grub in rhel6 after dual booting rhel6 over window 8.1

I have an sony vaio laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, i created a new partition and installed RHEL 6 to that partition, on booting two option comes rhel6 and others. on clicking others nothing ...
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With Linux Mint as main OS, dual boot Windows 7 and have a Windows 7 virtual machine using the same Windows installation

I am about to install Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) as my main OS. I also want to be able to boot into Windows 7 occasionally. I also want to run a Windows 7 virtual machine inside Linux. Ideally I would ...
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Windows cannot be installed on the disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on my computer and I have 3 partitions in it. /boot, /sda1 (main, 900gb), and /swap (for swap space). I've been trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit by following ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 and dual boot with Linux

I've read through different documents describing dual-boot configuration Solaris+Linux, however I'm still struggling with it. I first installed Fedora12, and then OracleSolaris 11.2, which of course ...
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Windows 8.1 Virtual Machine pointing to CentOS 7

How do I set up a virtual machine within windows 8.1 pointing to a CentOS 7 installation which I would like to install on the same physical box? I have been encountering all sorts of problems ...
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How to delete a OS from dual boot system without harming other one? [closed]

If there is a dual boot system ‘Windows-Linux’ or ‘Windows-Windows’, I mean in one HDD there are ‘a Windows 8.1 partition and a Windows 7 partition’ or ‘a Windows 8.1 partition and a Ubuntu ...
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Increasing Size for Ubuntu

I has installed Ubuntu in my windows laptop.I have installed in C drive. I have allocated only 30GB hard disk space. But now i need to increase it. I would like to move it to another Drive with More ...
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GRUB 2 stops dual booting Windows 8

I own a laptop with two hard disks. Windows 8.1 is installed in UEFI mode on the first disk, and I recently installed Gentoo on the second one. Now I want to be able to select the OS on boot in GRUB2 ...
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Reset Windows 8.1 password Linuxmint on a dualboot config?

My laptop is in a dualboot config with linuxmint can I reset forgotten windows password from mint?
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Can't install Linux on HP laptop - install can't see mSata SSD + HDD combo

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4-1119tu that came with Windows 8.1, and I'm trying to add Debian Jessie in a dual-boot configuration. PREPARATION I made space on my hard-drive using a ...
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Clone OS to another partition as bootable

Is there any way to achieve the following: I want to clone my OS (C: drive) onto another partition. I want this other partition to be boot-able as well. I read so many articles on the internet about ...
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Can NTLDR /BOOT.INI boot a seperate MS-DOS hard drive (not a partition)?

The title says it all. I have added an old DOS disk to a w2k system and I would like to have it as a boot option in boot.ini, but I can't find how to tell NTLDR. Is it possible?
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Windows and Ubuntu boot managers not picking up OS

I am trying to boot windows 10 and Ubuntu. I have followed a few tutorials to get Windows boot manager to pick up Ubuntu on the drive (it's not at the start of the drive so wasn't picking it up by ...
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What's the path when formatting one of the OS's of a multi-OS PC?

I have both Windows 10 and Windows 7 (main) installed on this PC. Should I do something different than the usual stuff (formatting one OS PC)? Or I'm just going to format Windows 7 partition via USB ...
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Windows 7 missing from boot menu

Before doing anything I previously had Windows 7 only installed. I made a VHD, and used the imagex command to directly install the iso file for the Wimdows 10 preview to my vhd. I then used bcdboot ...
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Dual boot openSUSE and Windows 8.1 on two separate PCIe SSDs

I have an X99 system with an Intel SSD 750 serving as the boot drive. Currently only Windows 8.1 is installed on it. My motherboard has an M.2 slot that I would like to use for a Samsung SM951 for an ...
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Some USB devices are disabled after rebooting into Windows 7 from Ubuntu (Error code 43)

I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing a strange problem. Every time when I boot into Ubuntu and then come back to Windows, both my Saitek devices (X52 PRO joystick and Rudder ...
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Stuck at Windows 8.1 boot menu when having multiple boot configurations

I've added a boot configuration that has HyperVisor disabled (see this). I called it "No HyperVisor" and made it the default. The timer is set to 5 seconds. However, when I boot my machine, I see the ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu

EDIT: The problem is due partitioning, most of the following might've not influenced the outcome. I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't ...