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

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Error when trying to install windows 8 on new ssd while keeping old hdd with OEM OS

I have ASUS n550jk with OEM W8.1 and now I want to use my SSD (samsung 840EVO) in second HDD caddy instead of cd-rom. Well, since I want to keep warranty i need to keep my OEM working (I believe, so ...
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Share /boot partition between distros

I ran the default install of CEntOS 6.5 on my machine a couple months ago and have since added programs and files which I don't want to get rid of. I'd like to dual boot Ubuntu 14.x and am wondering ...
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Install Windows 8.1 image from backup (Acronis) to dual boot with Windows 7 (Currently Installed)

Here's "the road so far" My laptop came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. It had a GPT Partition Table, with recovery partions, etc on the hard disk. Made a backup of the entire HDD with Acronis True ...
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What is the best way to repair windows 10 tech preview boot witout reseting the instalation?

I install windows 10 tech preview and lot's of softwre (visual studio, steam acount and all my games, chrome, firefox, 7zip). When i add my windows 8 disk and boot, the win8 disk autocheck change the ...
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Dual Boot Win 8.1 Fedora 20 - How to share a disk partition?

I am studying how to make a dual boot system with win 8.1 and fedora 20 (since I know it is kind of tricky) and have found lots of informations and step-by-step solutions. I guess that is not my ...
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Can not remove rEFInd on my macbook pro

I am trying to remove rEFInd so I run the command sudo rm -r /EFI/refind and I get the response: rm: /EFI/refind: No such file or directory My location is /Volumes/ESP/EFI anyone know what is ...
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Automatically boot from usb disk win7

I am trying to automatically boot my win7 OS from an USB drive. The actual booting progress is working fine, my only problem is that every time I am plugging in my external hard drive and ...
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How to clone a triple booted HDD?

I have a triple-booted 120GB HDD (Lubuntu 14.04,OSX 10.5,WinXP) in my Macbook and will soon upgrade it to a 128GB SSD. Now how should I go about doing this the easiest way? I don't really want to ...
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Clone drive to partition (onto 2nd drive with existing partitions), make both partitions on 2nd drive bootable

I have a failing hard drive (1tb) with a bootable Windows 7 installation on it. I have a new hard drive (3tb) with a new bootable Windows 7 installation (on one 1tb partition). How can I clone the ...
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Linux Multiboot + Nvidia GPU

The other day, I was trying to multiboot Windows 8, Xubuntu and just plain old Ubuntu, when I ran into a problem. I use an EVGA 750 TI SC, and I think Linux doesn't support Nvidia drivers out of the ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 on a disk with two other OS X versions?

I have one partition with Yosemite and another partition with Mountain Lion for some legacy software. But I want to also install Windows 8.1 and use it in dual boot. Bootcamp is asking me to have ...
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Dual boot windows8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 launches ubuntu all the time

I have a little problem here where I followed all the steps to install ubuntu on a partitionned disk alongside windows8.1 everything went well except the fact that it always boots ubuntu. It might be ...
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It is possible to “virtualize” a OS who is already installed in the HDD?

I want to make a dual-boot between openSUSE 13.2 and Windows 8, but the tricky thing is here: I want to boot one of the OSes while I'm using the other (doesn't matter the order). Is that possible? ...
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Problems with installing OS on ASUS M32AD (UEFI capable)

I have a brand new ASUS M32AD desktop computer. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. After the initial configuration of Windows and some updates completed, I tried to upgrade to Windows 7 ...
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Install windows on a second partition without creating an entry in the boot menu

I have a PC and want to install windows on a second partition. However, when the machine boots I do not want to modify the boot menu to show two operating systems. Instead I would like to access the ...
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Windows8.1+Ubuntu 14.04 NTFS as unallocated space [duplicate]

Hi There are so many question related to dual boot with windows & ubuntu but my problem is different I could find a solution for this. I formatted my system and installed window 8 and then ...
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Booting Linux Mint from Ext HDD on different PCs / Laptops

I installed Linux Mint 17 from Live USB to my External HDD. I installed it using my old Acer laptop (Intel Celeron 500Mhz, 500MB RAM). The GRUB bootloader is installed on the external HDD. I booted ...
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Windows partition NO LONGER viewable/mountable from Linux,

Surprisigly, I had full access to my C: partition from a live-usb Ubuntu session...until I didn't. When I now attempt to mount the windows partition, Ubuntu tells me that the partition can't be ...
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Wlll reversing boot order in Win 8.1 provide a measure of safety when attempting dual-boot install of Ubuntu 14.04?

I am brand new here please notify me if I am not properly styling my question, thanks. I am ready to install dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 from LiveUSB but I am appalled by how many people have problems ...
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Optimizing partitions for Dual Boot install Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Windows 8.1 on HP 2000 What is current Best Practice consensus? [closed]

I intended to ask generally the current Best Practics for installing dual boot WIn 9/Ubuntu 14.04 but am narrowing it down to the partition aspect for this thread. MY SITUATION (Skip directly to ...
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Is it possible to have one MBR partition and one GPT partition on the same drive?

I would like to use one hard drive on an older computer that doesn't support UEFI, and have it boot from an MBR partition, while having another GPT partition which would be used to boot another ...
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Installed Windows 8 and OpenSuse 13 - can't shutdown Windows

I created partitions with GParted. Firstly, installed Windows 8, and then OpenSuse 13.10. Boot from MBR was disabled, as well as boot from "/" partition. However, when I rebooted, GRUB showed up and I ...
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Add Windows Server 2012 R2 to Grub2 boot-loader

Short version: I have Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my hard disk. I use grub2 as my boot-loader, so when I start up I can choose between operating systems. The ...
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Mixing 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems on a MacPro

I had a perfectly good triple-boot laptop running MacOS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard, 32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit), and Ubuntu (12.10? 32-bit, anyway). Apple's ads persuaded me that I should take the free ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 with dual boot through a virtual drive created in Windows 7

This may sound a dumb question, but I really need your suggestions on it. I have a PC running Windows 7. I just downloaded an ISO file of Ubuntu 14.04.1 (the latest one). The problem is that my DVD ...
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Dual booting fails after applying Yosemite upgrade to MacPro

After applying Yosemite to my triple-boot MacBook Pro, it fails to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I installed rEFInd, and I can now see all three operating systems in the rEFInd menu, but when I ...
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How can i upgrade windows in dual boot?

I have dual boot win7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install windows 8.1 alongside with ubuntu. The question is simple. If i install 8.1 over 7, will there be a problem with the dual boot?
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Windows Boot Manager - Grub2

I have 3 partitions on my hard-disk with each one operating system. Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04. In the past I had (pre-)installed Windows 7, I shrunk some of it's disk size and ...
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Triple-Boot Windows 8.1 (main OS on drive), Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux (VHD) - NO CD/DVD/USB

TL;DR Possible to Multi-Boot a main Windows 8.1 installed on drive, Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux, preferably retaining the Windows 8.1 graphical Bootloader? I have Windows 8.1, installed Windows ...
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How do I install Windows Server 2012 R2 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7?

I need to install Windows Server 2012 R2, purely for educational reasons, on my laptop. I had tried to use Virtualbox but I cannot use hyper-v (which is essential for the course I am following) within ...
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GRUB menu not showing up

I am dualbooting Crunchbang and Windows 8.1. Whenever I start my computer, GRUB appears. However, GRUB appears not as a menu, but as minimal grub bash. After messing around for a while, the ...
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Removing Extra rEFInd boot options

So I had to install rEFInd in order to dual boot linux + windows8 my MSI GE70 laptop. But before that I used boot-repair to try fix, only after installing rEFInd did i find out that I should undo ...
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Install Linux/Ubuntu in a Windows 8.1 machine

I recently have this notebook and make a fresh install of Windows 8.1, only one partitión of the complete disk, now I'd like to install Ubuntu or other Linux distro, do I have to format the hard drive ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot [SOLVED]

I am not able to start the operating system .Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... grub ...
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Changing Windows Boot Manager config from a Linux environment?

My problem stems from an attempt to set up Windows 8.1 and Arch-Linux dual boot from a single disk. After creating a partition for Linux and going through the installation using an arch iso image ...
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How to create unified, virtualized, triple boot system (Windows, Mac, Linux)

I have a new desktop and I don't want to compromise by not using Linux, Mac OS X and Windows--often simultaneously. My ideal experience would be to be able to virtualize two OS's in the other OS and ...
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Is there a LiveCD which I can use instead of bootloader (scan installed OS, allow to start)?

My story: I've installed Windows Server 2008 R2, shrunk some space for Linux I've installed RHEL 7 Server to this space After that GRUB2 only allows me to start RHEL 7, no option to start Windows. ...
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Windows 8 fails to boot after installing Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (in UEFI mode) on a brand new notebook PC with Windows 8 pre-installed, somehow corrupted Windows boot configuration data on EFI system partition as it seemed and fixed ...
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my grub is not show my win 8 along with kali linux

i install kali in my windows 8 PC but it don't show my windows in my grub I tried to update the grub but it don't work and neither it shows grub2
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Regarding uninstalling Linux Mint 17, is deleting the partition will work with no bad effects?

Regarding uninstalling Linux Mint 17, is deleting the partition will work with no problem? I have a dual boot (Windows 8 and Linux Mint 17). When I'm in Windows, I can see from the hard disk ...
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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!