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

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Linux Dual Boot Wiped Windows

So I've had a dual-boot laptop setup for Fedora 20 and Windows 7 for a while now. Yesterday I logged into my windows partition after about 14 days and everything is gone! When I say everything is ...
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Dual boot error with Windows 10 and Kali Linux

I have a Windows 10 Toshiba laptop and I want to dual boot with Kali Linux. I have reached the point where you divide the partition, I used disk management to partition the free disk space, yet while ...
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Ubuntu/Windwos dual boot error: This computer has only 0 bytes disk space remaining

I am trying to add Ubuntu as my second OS to existing Windows 10 on my brand new laptop (dual boot). I used a ISO-based USB created with Rufus 2.10. However, every time when I try to install Ubuntu ...
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Linux Mint 18, Windows 10, UEFI, dual boot, where to install GRUB?

I have a Dell XPS with pre installed Windows 10 and UEFI. I need to install Linux Mint 18 near Windows 10 (I don't want to remove Windows, I need to keep it). I've already disabled Secure Boot and ...
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iMac 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) + Boot Camp = Blinking Cursor

There is a problem with this 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) iMac. After removing the SuperDrive and installing the SSD (some OCZ model), there is a problem with installing Windows via Boot Camp. The idea is to ...
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Launch VMWare virtual machine from another host

I have a triple-booting PC with Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04 and Kali Linux 2016.1. I have installed VMWare 12.1 on Kali, which runs several VMs. Every VM's files are stored on an external HDD reachable ...
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Booting from external drive does not work on some machines

I have arch linux installed on an external ssd. I have already booted from it on five or so different machines, but now I have a fairly old laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro 2040) where it doesn't ...
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Run two operating systems on the same computer at the same time (no hosting)

I know that two operating systems can share the same computer through hosting. For example, WINE can host Windows, or vice versa, Virtual Box can host a Linux system on a Windows box, but in both ...
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Both options in dual boot direct to windows

I have a HP laptop with dual boot (Windows 10 + Ubuntu ) installed on it. I worked on my pc for a year like this by working on any one of the two platforms at a time whichever is required and had no ...
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Does CMOS reset, Factoy reset data

Does removing and reinserting the CMOS reset all the data present in a laptop? I want to dual boot Kali Linux with Windows 10 but I couldn't get to the BIOS settings. I surfed the net, and it said ...
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No USB keyboard/mouse in win7 on a dualboot win10+win7, unless I hard-reboot

Running into a really weird issue with a dualboot windows 10/windows 7 machine, with win10 installed as main OS and win7 on a secondary drive, with windows 10's fastboot disabled. Win10 is set as ...
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I have a MacBook Air currently running Windows 10 natively, but want to dual-boot OS X without wiping Windows. Is this possible?

My laptop is currently running Windows 10, and it was installed natively on a blank system. This resulted in the drive being partitioned using the Master Boot Record scheme, which OS X cannot install ...
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Deleted Linux partitions on dual-boot computer but GRUB screen appears

I had Linux installation alongside Windows 10 on my dual booted laptop. I wanted to remove the Linux partition so I followed guides online so I deleted the 3 partitions associated with my Linux Mint ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 [closed]

I had Dual boot System with Ubuntu and Windows 7 ultimate .. Windows 7 Got corrupted so i had to reinstall windows 7 (Ultimate 32bit) .. When i had the dual boot when the windows wasn't corrupted it ...
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Dual boot machine putting programs on a drive for both os

With a windows 7 & 10 dual boot computer, do I have to load the programs in both drives or can I load them on a different third drive. Have done one computer so far and reloaded all programs on ...
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moving the drive with win 7 on it

My internal drive 1 tb is split into two equal drives. C now has win 7 on it and other is empty. Can I change C drive to B drive with win 7 on it in computer management and put win 10 on new c drive?...
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Dual boot legacy Windows and UEFI Fedora

I have a UEFI PC with two hard drives. On C: I have my main OS - Windows 10, which I have installed in legacy mode (or at least BIOS sees it as non-UEFI). On D: I installed Fedora 24 in UEFI mode (...
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Cant dual boot Debian Jessie and Kali rolling

I had a successful build of Debian Jessie on my laptop. Then i decided to dual boot Debian with Kali rolling. I made a bootable usb via rufus (on my windows machine) and started. At first it didnt ...
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Time difference on dual boot system (Windows 10 and 16.04)

I have a dual boot UEFI system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed. I have a problem related to the representation of RTC in the two system. Since I have read (on AU and some other sources around ...
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Show warning in grub that hiberfil.sys would prevent boot to Linux

A few machines I use are dual-boot Windows (10, 8 and XP) and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Occasionally, I've intentionally hibernated Windows or have forgotten to use powercfg -h off in Windows before shutdown, ...
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multi-boot with win10 installed and uefi secure boot

The Problem I am having trouble getting a multi-boot setup on a new laptop and I'm hoping I can find the help I need here. The System A new Acer Predator laptop that came with Windows 10 installed. ...
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Windows 7 Boot Failure after Unetbootin Installation of Ubuntu due to Partition Type

I successfully installed Ubuntu using unetbootin on my small Windows 7 PC. When I restart the computer I am given options to proceed with a Unetbootin boot or Windows 7 boot, as expected. The ...
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why do i see a patchy screen while booting into windows 8 on a dual boot with ubuntu?

I recently installed ubuntu 16 on a dual boot with windows 8 on my lenovo g50-80. After completing the ubuntu installation and booting back to windows it shows a patchy screen as shown in the image.
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Grub doesn't install(no way till now)

I have windows 10 and I installed fedora 24(Dual boot). I use easyBCD to choose OS when the PC is booted. but when I go to federa, the MINIMAL BASH like editing is appeared. I googled many hours and I ...
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Mouse and Keyboard not working in windows, but work in bios and ubuntu

OK, I have read a bunch of posts, and tried many fixes, but still having problems. Background: pc has a 250gg ssd samsung 840 evo. this was in 2 partitions. 1 partition was being used for windows 7. ...
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Keyboard and Mouse work in ubuntu and bios but not in windows

OK, I have read a bunch of posts, and tried many fixes, but still having problems. Background: pc has a 250gg ssd samsung 840 evo. this was in 2 partitions. 1 partition was being used for windows 7. ...
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Could not locate '\efi\boot\bootx64.efi while installing windows 8.1 for dual-boot

I have a single-boot Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my system. Gparted shows the disk partitions like this: At the moment, I want to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 so that I can dual-boot later (with ...
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“No boot device found” after removing Ubuntu from dual boot with Windows 7

Background information My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L50-B with Intel Core i7 and AMD Radeon R7 M260. It came with Windows 8 pre-installed when I first bought it, but I soon wiped the disk to ...
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Can't boot windows 7 from SSD

I had windows 7 installed on my primary HD. Then I got an SSD and did a fresh installation on it. Somehow I messed up the second installation (on the SSD) and now to boot into it, I must boot into the ...
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CSM or Legacy Boot option not available on devices pre-installed with Windows 8

The CSM or Legacy Boot option is usually found in Bios, Advanced, System Configuration. However, it seems to me that on laptops pre-installed with Windows 8/8.1, there is no such option. I have just ...
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Booting from external linux drive destroyed internal windows installation?

I have installed Arch Linux on an external SSD. I have already used it for some time without errors to use my own arch Linux installation on other machines. Now I started using two different ...
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How can I choose my OS from the bootloader without a keyboard?

I've partitioned the hard drive on my Surface and installed Ubuntu on it. Touch works perfectly in Ubuntu, but the Grub bootloader still requires the keyboard, preventing me from choosing my OS ...
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Recovery partition at the middle of disk

I own a Samsung laptop, which came with Windows 8 preinstalled, it was updated to Windows 10. Then I installed Ubuntu, to do it I created 4 partitions, swap, boot, root, and home. But linux ran out of ...
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Bitlocker PIN rejected after dual-install of Ubuntu with encryption

I have a Thinkpad with Windows 10 installed, with Bitlocker setup and previously working. I've just installed Ubuntu along-side Windows, and I enabled the "encrypt my home drive" option during install....
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Clone 2 seperate harddrives onto 1 TB SSD (dual boot)

I have a windows 10 machine and a xubuntu linux machine (both pc's are lenovo T450s) - i would like to put in a 1TB ssd in 1 T450s, and then clone each of the 2 drives onto that drive as dual boot ( ...
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How to install windows 10 and ubuntu on ssd without unplugging the hdd

Currently in my laptop I have Windows and Ubuntu dual booted on a 1TB hard drive. Now I have bought an samsung 850 evo 250GB M.2 SSD where I want to do the same thing , ubuntu and windows 120GB each....
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linux wifi work only if reboot with “sudo reboot” after restarting “/etc/init.d/networking”

I have dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Windows 10 on a Dell computer. I have iwlwifi-7260-13.ucode as the firmware. My Ubuntu mysteriously started having wifi problems after the family got a new ...
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Cinnamon 17.3 Grub Failure on Re-Installation

How can I force Mint 17.3 Cinnamon to ignore a grub error to complete the installation? Or how can I fix the grub lock? I am attempting to reinstall Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro ...
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Unable to Boot from USB

I am unable to boot the Windows Vista Setup from my USB. I originally set up my computer to dual boot with Windows XP and Windows 8.1. However I wanted to replace my installation of Windows 8.1 with ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 10 while also keeping my dual boot with Ubuntu?

My Windows has been acting up a lot lately and I want to reinstall it. However, I also want to keep my dual boot. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 64bit. I saw the thread about ...
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Dualboot BlackArch Linux

I want to install Blackarch Linux however when I try to install it, it seems like it wants to delete my existing systems by claiming that my entire disk is "free space". To start the installation I ...
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Creating a parasitic Windows installation [closed]

Okay, I have recently revived an old computer of mine, and had an idea I wanted to explore. It's an old Gigabyte board with Intel Pentium 4 @3.0 GHz Prescott processor. I also have two IDE hard ...
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Can I dual boot Windows 8 and 10 from the same product key?

I'm building a new PC and I don't know if I want to use Windows 10, so I got a Windows 8 disk. I also don't want to miss out on the free upgrade if I do eventually decide to use Windows 10 later. If ...
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EFI and GRUB2 where to get binaries and how to mount the boot system

UEFI and GRUB2 Anybody knows the site to get the binaries (bootia32.efi and bootx64.efi) to boot grub2... also the GRUB2 binaries... and a good tutorial help on this... I want to make a multi-boot ...
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How to set default startup disk from Mac Startup Manager? [duplicate]

When starting a Mac computer, the option key can be held down to invoke the Startup Manager. From here, choices are given for possible boot volumes. Is there a way to make the selected volume the new ...
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Edit GRUB menu with Windows 10

I installed some kind of multi-boot device to be able to use Android on my laptop. I would like to change the boot order to make Windows the default option. But I need to do it from within Windows 10,...
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Moving from single-boot Windows 10 to another single-boot Windows 10, with transitional dual-boot

I installed Windows 10 on my HDD, the HDD is dying now (sometimes stops working), I installed separate Windows 10 on SSD. I want only OS on the SSD to exist eventually, but in the mean time I prefer ...
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Dual boot existing Windows 10 with new Windows 10 on new drive

I couldn't find a resource about two Windows 10 installs on different drives dual booting. I'll be building a more powerful PC soon but I have an existing Windows 10 drive with a lot of stuff ...
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Computer not booting after hard drive disconnect

I have four drives in my computer 500 GB HDD ext4 for data 2 TB HDD ntfs for data 250 GB SSD with debian linux 128 GB SSD with windows7 I have windows installed first and later installed debian ...
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TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt on one HDD with 1 encrypted, 1 unencrypted Win7 partition

I'd like to setup my laptop where one HDD has two copies of Windows 7, one encrypted and the other unencrypted. The VeraCrypt bootloader will say "Press ESC To Boot;" entering the correct password ...