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Booting Windows and Linux across two physical drives

I'm trying to get Windows 7 and Kali Linux bootable on an old laptop, but there are a few considerations that are making it difficult: 1) Windows 7 is on an SSD, while I installed Kali on the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and 10 partition

I had Windows 7 installed on my C: drive. I only have one disk, so I followed the instruction on http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how-to-dual-boot-windows-10-with-windows-7-or-8/ to install Windows 10 ...
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Dual boot: Fix Windows 7 partitions

I've added ssd drive to my laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, I also had hdd drive with Windows 7. I used grub to select between OS. After it I played a little with Windows 7 partitions and ...
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Best configuration for a dual boot system with multiple drives [on hold]

I'm putting together a new computer with 6 old mechanical HDD's and 1 solid state drive. I want to dual boot Windows and Linux. Is it safe to install the MBR and grub on the SSD? Or should I install ...
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Touchpad can't be use outside of Windows (10) and sometimes not at all

My touchpad (Elan Smart-Pad) on my Toshiba Satellite PSPRDU-00C003B is only working on Windows now. It had been working with both Windows 10 and Ubuntu but now it only works when running windows. It ...
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How to uninstall/remove ubuntu 14.04 from dual boot windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on a usb and get the option to run either windows 8 or ubuntu @ startup. I just deleted all the files in the install ubuntu folder in the usb and thought that would do the trick but ...
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Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 While Multi-Booted With Linux

My PC has two separate physical hard-drives in it, one with Windows 7, and one with Ubuntu Linux. In order to get the dual-boot set up to work properly, I set up GRUB to be installed on both hard ...
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Mac - Shortcut to select Startup Disk

Is there a way to set up a shortcut either in the toolbar or somewhere easily accessible for booting to a different startup disk?
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Only one entry in Boot Device Priority menu

Some background info I've been using this laptop (Samsung Ativbook2) since late 2013 and it came with Win8. When the laptop first came in, you could see bootable devices in advanced startup menu ...
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GRUB multibootloader issues, Kali Linux

I am having a massive amount of trouble getting GRUB to setup multi-boot on my computer, I have 3 seperate drives, one with Windows 8.1, one with Kali Linux and one with OS X Install which is ...
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How do I install a Linux OS on a Windows 10 OS for mutli-boot startup

How do you do install a Linux operating system {http://www.ubuntu.com/} on a Gateway NE56R laptop. {http://panam.gateway.com/s/notebook/2012/Gateway/NE/NE56R/NE56Rsp2.shtml} running Windows 10. The ...
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Windows 10 Installation - A media driver your computer needs is missing

The most weird thing is happening to me: I have a hp notebook which has no internal DVD drive, so I installed via an external USB LG Blueray burner. First I installed Windows 10 customer preview ...
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Dual boot - Windows 7 and 10 - On separate drives. Are BIOS or EasyBCD the only options?

I have a desktop Windows PC with two drives. One has a complete Windows 7 installation and the second is now fully upgraded to Windows 10. I want to see a menu choice of operating systems on boot up. ...
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Fix The Selected Disk is of the GPT Partition Style error

I am using Lenovo G510 with Ubuntu 14.04 as the OS. I need to install Windows 7 as dual boot. But when i trying to install Windows 7, I am getting an error as below. Windows cannot be installed to ...
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GRUB2 multi-boot with one boot partition

i'm trying to make a multi-boot disk (5 linux distros) with only one /boot partition. Problem is that the guy before me that made this disk didn't bother to create that separate boot partition, so i ...
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Is it easier to install Ubuntu on a Windows 10 machine or Windows 10 on a laptop running Ubuntu

I am looking at the Dell XPS 13 laptops and they offer a preinstalled version with Ubuntu 14.04. The issue is that I require Windows for some work projects and I am wondering if it's more difficult ...
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Unable to boot to Windows Vista after reinstalling Linux in a dual boot configuration [closed]

I had a dual boot of Vista and Arch Linux. I wanted to delete Arch and install CentOS so I formatted the following partitions of the existing installation and installed CentOS 7: / /boot /swap I ...
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How can I manually edit boot.ini in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have installed another new different copy of windows 7 on a different hard drive in my computer running a win7 version.I am seeing both my win 7 files in different drives and intact. But what I ...
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Bootloader issue - How do I completely remove Linux from my system? fully detailed description

The goal was to successfully install Windows 10 upgrade. System configuration : Dell Inspiron 3537, i5 4th gen processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 2GB AMD Graphics. Before install : I have a Dual-boot ...
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How do I remove Windows Boot Manager from one drive the put it on another?

I recently installed Windows 10, and for some odd reason, the windows boot manager was installed on my Hackintosh HDD. In my BIOS it says that the boot manager is there too, and if I disconnect my ...
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Kali Linux Starts and shutdown very Slowly

I Clean install Kali Linux 1.1.0a with Windows 10 and Andoiod X-86 in multi-boot fashion. After installing all updates i used it for one week without any problem. Today i installed Cairo-Dock and ...
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Windows 10 freezes after login (dual boot with Linux)

Here is what I did: I use linux installed on my SSD. Lately I've decided to install windows 7 on another separated HDD (non-ssd) and upgrade it to windows 10. So I temporary disconnected the SSD with ...
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When I install another OS on a new partition, my old partition remains untouched?

I have 2 partitions of 50GB on the same disk. On the first partition I have my main OS: Windows 7 and the other one is empty. I want to test some multiboot programs and I need to install the same OS ...
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Can I use nearest-neighbor scaling with Intel Iris and Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro?

If I were to dual-boot Windows 10 on a 15" Retina MacBook Pro, would I be able to change the screen resolution and use nearest-neighbor scaling? The 15" rMBP has a 2880x1800 screen and I'd like for ...
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Windows 10 / Linux Dual Boot - Boot-loader Problems

I am currently running a dual boot of Windows 10 Home 64-bit and Xubuntu 15.04 64-bit on my machine. I have Windows 10 on an SSD, Xubuntu on another SSD and an HDD for storage formatted as NTFS (this ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 10 break my dual-boot setup?

My computer has a dual-boot setup, with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Once I will get the free upgrade, will that do something to my dual-boot setup? (And if so, can I restore it easily?)
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Win8 partition won't boot and can't be accessed from other OS's on same machine

A few years ago I purchased a Lenovo X220 running Window 7 on a regular SATA mechanical drive. After using it for a while, I partitioned the drive and installed Windows 8 so I could dual boot (and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation USB not recognized when boot from UEFI

My HDD is GPT disk. I installed Windows 8.2 before, now I make an Ubuntu installation USB by Universal USB Installer, in BIOS boot menu (I set is to UEFI boot before), I can't see my Boot USB in UEFI ...
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Can't install Windows 8.1 due to driver error during Windows setup

I just built my first PC, and I'm having trouble installing Windows. I wanted to install Windows 8.1, but I ended up installing Ubuntu because I could not manage to install Windows 8.1 due to an ...
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Make windows unmount a specific partition when hibernating

Could I possibly trick windows in to thinking it's a flash drive? I dual boot, this would be really nice to have.
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Windows 10 crashes after about 3 minutes with Ubuntu 14.04 installed

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my machine on a partition. I wanted to install Windows 10, so I installed it to another partition using a USB. Later there was the issue where I could not select the ...
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Can I add Windows to my systemd-boot bootloader if I have separate EFI partitions?

I've just installed Arch Linux on to a new set of partitions on my Windows 8 machine. In doing so, I created a new 512MB EFI partition for Linux to load from, leaving the existing Windows EFI ...
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How can I upgrade to Windows 10, but keep windows 7 in a dual boot?

I have a laptop running windows 7 and dual booting to some other operating systems as well (linux and windows 10 TP) with the windows 7 bootloader on the MBR, which points to a grub bootloader as well ...
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MacBook Pro dual-boot Windows using Boot Camp - Performance loss?

Long story short: I need a Mac for programming, girlfriend needs Windows for every day tasks (movies, web browsing, ocasional Win Games). I didn't specify the version of either OSX / Win because they ...
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Ubuntu + Win 7 Dual Boot

I want to dual boot Ubuntu on my old windows 7 laptop. Will I ALWAYS need the flash drive I am burning the ISO onto for startup? Or, once I select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows", will Ubuntu be ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu

How do I do this, should I follow the same method as for Windows 7? I did not try anything but am looking for suggestions. No I don't want to use VB. Please help. My hard drive has around 50GB free ...
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How to dual boot Windows 10 and (Kali) Linux?

I tried to install (Kali) Linux over a live usb stick (live .. > Application > System Tools > Install Kali Linux), but the with Windows 10 created partition of ~60GB won't be recognized by the ...
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Windows 10 upgrade using another partition — cannot boot up anymore

I have a dual-boot set up with Ubuntu 14.04, Win 8, and a Storage partition. Since my Win 8 partition is full, I have to choose the Storage partition during the Win 10 upgrade menu. During the ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011, 8,2) will not boot Mac OS X 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 Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) upgrade and everything fell apart. I ...
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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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Windows-Linux multi-boot problems in case of 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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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 ...