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

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2 minutes delay before booting Windows 7

I upgraded my notebook with a new HGST 1TB hard disk instead of the old 250 GB, which had Debian Wheezy, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows XP Professional installed. I partitioned the new disk with ...
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Dual booting USB for Windows and Linux

I'm wondering if it's possible to create a sort of dual booting USB flash drive that can install either operating system. I have a copy of Windows 8.1 and a copy of Ubunutu, my computer is currently ...
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What's the best way for me to dual boot linux/Win 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 14z laptop

So, I happen to have a Dell Inspiron 14z laptop. Unfortunately, like most laptops these days, it comes with a rather bizarre partition plan from the manufacturer, which I myself do not fully ...
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GRUB Booting from subdir Issue

I am encountering a boot issue: My primary linux distro was not installed on / but (I don't know why the developers chose it) on /@/ which implies that my rootfs lies under /@. However when I ...
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Installation Issue of CentOS 7

how i tried to install centOS 7 having centOS 6.4 already in the system and windows as well. bootable DVD::::--> ISO is CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD.iso.... and my problem is after manual partitioning ...
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What is the absolute maximum number of OSs that can be multibooted from one boot menu?

Just in general, how many could I do so with and how many would I be able to do so and have full installations on a 240gb ssd?
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Bootcamp windows in OSX

So I do not have access to the firmware password of my MacBook Pro '13. I was wondering that if I install windows over bootcamp would prompt me for my firmware password at any point of the ...
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Windows 7 sleep/hibernate not working with dual boot

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with a SSD in the main bay and an external HDD in the 'cd' bay. I have the following setup Windows on SSD Ubuntu on HDD I used to have a bit of a stupid setup: the ...
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Dual operating system, cannot boot Windows 8, tried Boot-Repair-Disk and Windows repair, GRUB, EFI

I used to have one hard drive(1TB) with Windows 8(64bit) installed, then i added a new hard drive(256GB) and tried to install Ubuntu in it. After installing Ubuntu to the new hard drive, I can only ...
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How to dual boot a notebook computer with windows 8.1

I was wondering if can dual boot with a Samsung Notebook with windows 8.1 and no disk drive, because i really want to try another OS. Thank You if you can help!
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Boot error: 0xc0000225. winload.efi. JUST SOMETIMES?

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop and made a clean installation of windows 8.1. After leavening some unallocated space, I've installed the latest Ubuntu version on it, having a dual boot. ...
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Add windows partition to grub2 boot loader in centos 7

I had windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then I installed centos7. Installation completed successfully, but when I reboot I can see only centos and centos recovery. I did not see windows partition. ...
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Dual boot windows and linux and hyper-V

I'm a student networking and for the windows part we will have to set up some networks using Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008 R2. We will need to use Hyper-V. My laptop is currently in a dual boot ...
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Can I make two different operating systems share the same folding@home work?

I have a dual-boot computer with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, with a mutual drive with label Mutual. Since I like contributing to folding@home, I have the software on both operating systems. However, ...
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How to install Windows in a fresh formatted hard drive?

I was having problem concerned with dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu because I had Ubuntu already installed in my system. Well, there was something wrong with my boot/efi partition's VBR or my hard ...
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How to make Android x86 bootable again?

I have an old ASUS eee PC 1000 with Lubuntu installed on the larger 30 GB disk (sdb) and Android x86 (stable release 1) on the smaller one (sda). Android x86 was installed first as has been ...
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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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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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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 ...