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

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Which partition manager to use for dual-boot Windows, Linux on SSD? [on hold]

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint dual boot (Grub) on an SSD disk. I want to resize Windows partition to take less space and give it to Linux. I don't want to mess up my computer, so I wanted to ask ...
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Does Windows NT before version 4 (also) have built-in dual-boot support? [on hold]

The Windows NT flavour of Microsoft Windows has had the built-in ability, without needing third-party add-on "boot managers", to dual boot with other (Microsoft) operating systems since at least ...
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Recover BIOS on Lenovo U310 Touch after Windows 10 rollback

I have a Lenovo U310 Touch. Before the start of the problem, I used to have a dual boot configuration with Linux Mint 17.1 and Windows 8.1 installed side by side. I used to have a GRUB bootloader with ...
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How to register/convert a restored linux OS (bios) to EFI booting

First let me explain my current set up. I recently scrubbed my two main drives and converted them to GUID. On the primary drive (sdb in my case) I have created an EFI boot partition (ESP) on ...
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Windows 7 dual boot with Debian Jessie

I had debian jessie installed on a single hard drive, then i added 3 other hard drives just for storage purposes but I installed Windows 7 Home Premium on one of them. It was working fine until ...
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Cannot boot to Windows after installing Elementary OS

Last week, I installed Elementary OS on one of my 3 partition so that I can dual boot it with Windows 8. After a couple days playing with eOS, I went back to Windows 8. The problem is that Windows 8 ...
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Can't log in Ubuntu in a dual boot system

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Until this moment everything worked fine, but just now when I tried to boot into Ubuntu I failed and I got this message: Try(hd0,0): EXT2 ...
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Does installing Windows 10 next to Ubuntu remove original Windows 7 recovery?

I want to install Windows 10 next to the Ubuntu and I have a little problem. My notebook HP 620 has got originally 4 primary partitions (MBR): SYSTEM (315 MB) NTFS - Files for booting Windows? ...
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Windows 7 load from GRUB 2.02 beta, Fatal System Error

So, I have a dual boot pc, with Ubuntu on one disk, and Windows 7 on another, in a separate partition. A couple of days ago, I tried to log in to Windows, and have been getting this message ever ...
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Why am I unable to use my Windows 8 after installing Windows 7 in a separate partition?

Previously I had dual boot I.e, Windows 8 in G:drive and Windows 7 in C:drive. Since I had slow performance in Windows 7 I had to remove and re-install Windows 7 again in C:drive. so while starting ...
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Create a virtual machine along with a dual boot (win 8.1 + ubuntu) machine

I wanted to know can i create a virtual machine on a dual boot machine? At present, I'm running on windows 8.1 along with ubuntu 14.04. Now I require a virtual machine (one more pc to be specific) ...
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How do I setup my machine to dual boot?

I would like to dual boot 64 bit Windows 8.1 and 64 windows Server 2012 R2. I would also like to use an SSD for this purpose. How large of an SSD do I need to hold Both Operating systems
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Kali Linux GRUB2 will not detect Windows 7 install

I have two hard drives and my boot files for Windows 7 are located in /dev/sda1, and my Kali Linux install is in /dev/sdb, I am trying to add my Windows 7 bootloader to the GRUB2 menu but GRUB2 will ...
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Booting a Sony Vaio VGN FE31H from USB stick when BIOS has no such option [duplicate]

I have a laptop Sony Vaio VGN FE31H which has Windows installed and I wanted to boot a Linux distribution from USB stick. Unfortunately the BIOS has no such option. I am looking for a suitable boot ...
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Windows 7,8 dual boot- winload.exe error: “could not verify digital signature error”

I've a Asus G73Sw that has Windows7 Home pre-installed. I recently added a new 120GB SSD and installed windows 8.1 on it. Everything was fine till recently when the original Win7 on my other HDD, got ...
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how to get grub menu back in tripple-boot setup

I have windows 8.1 preinstalled on my laptop I installed Linux Mint 17.1 for a time and dualbooted then I decided to also install Windows 7. After this I can just boot into Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. ...
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How do I dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 with 3 drives?

At the moment, I currently have 2 drives installed in my machine. A 64gb SSD that contains Windows 7, and a 1TB HDD that contains all other data (such as most programs, downloads, etc). Is it possible ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 on Lenovo IdeaPad?

I’m not understanding the option to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 as dual boot. I know how to run the Ubuntu LiveDVD without installing. Can anyone guide me on how to install Ubuntu along with ...
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Can I dual boot Windows 8.1 with the same registration key?

I would like to optimize my laptop (Dell XPS 9530) for high performance programs (DJ'ing) by having a very clean Windows 8.1 installation with only relevant software and (sound) drivers installed. ...
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Is it legal to run windows on a mac? [closed]

I understand that it is Illegal to run OSx on a windows machine or PC for that matter, but is it illegal to do the reverse? Why or why not?
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how to boot into ubuntu/server that's in the same disk as windows 8

so I got windows 8.1 installed and then I installed ubuntu 14.04.1, rebooted and it still boots into windows 8.1. how to boot into ubuntu not windows and how to make it happen by default
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Where is my EFI? Dual booting arch linux and windows 8.1

I will start by saying I have never used UEFI before and am still trying to understand. So I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. Formated In this way. Windows 8 is installed as C: and I want to ...
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Can I Multiboot Without Having to Wipe My Drive and Reinstall All of My Programs

I want to multiboot my PC with Windows 8.1, Yosemite, and Linux Mint, but I already have Windows 8.1 on my hard drive and lots of programs and files on it. To multiboot, do I have to wipe my hard ...
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Linux re-install Windows boot partition

I am trying to dual boot Fedora 21 and Windows 8. I have been having large problems, since after the Fedora install I have two EFI partitions, but both contain the /EFI/fedora folder instead of ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows boot manager

While installing Ubuntu 14.10 onto a partition of one of my two hard drives, I've accidentally deleted my Windows 8.1 boot manager that was on my other hard drive. How can I fix this so that I chose ...
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multiboot lost after window 10 installed

Hi I've just installed Windows 10 onto a system that dual booted win 7 & 8.The install was to a spare had that had be refomatted. The installation went fine however when I shut down the system ...
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can't install Windows 10 on a GPT partition - any way not to lose Linux?

Today I decided I want to install Windows 10 on a seperate partition, to test it out and have it on dual boot. So I cleared up some space at the end of the /home/ partition, made a bootable usb, and ...
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How can I go about triple-booting with Windows 98 on my machine? [closed]

I have an idea, but do not know if it will work. I want to use Windows prior to XP, but, since Windows 2000 does not have a bootstrap method (at least, none that I can recall), I have decided upon ...
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Dual booting 2 versions of windows 8.1

I would like to put 2 versions of windows 8.1 on my computer, one for games and entertainment stuff and another for programming and research. I am fairly familiar with dual booting other operating ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview worst case scenario

I'm planning on installing Windows Technical Preview on a dual boot on my (gasp) primary Windows 8.1 laptop. Naturally, the repeated cautions relating to this pre-release software have made me ...
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Linux mount point for shared data partition in multiboot

I am following up on the top answer in this old thread: Partitioning a Linux based system I just want to ask what mount point I should assign to the shared data partition when installing the first ...
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Reboot into another OS

I have a laptop with more than one OS. Is there any command by which I can shut down current OS and boot into another OS? windows->Ubuntu and vice versa thank you
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Debian and Win 8.1 Dual Boot (Separate HDD)

Im trying to install Debian on my new laptop. I have a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Windows is on the SSD, and i want to install debian on the other drive. My problem is, when i install debian, i put the ...
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Windows boot problems after installing Ubuntu

I have been using Windows 8.1 on my laptop(lenovo) for a while now and decided to try and install Ubuntu so I can dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. So today I installed Ubuntu 14 on a separate partition ...
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Boot Acronis true image and Clonezilla ISO image alone side windows 7 , Ubuntu 14.04.1

I want to create boot menu it can be boot from my (installed OS) Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 I can add Windows 7 alone side Ubuntu in "Grub 2" with "Boot-Repair" but i can't boot Clonezilla and ...
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Triple boot with 2 hard drives with XP, Ubuntu on one, Mint on an other

I had a dual boot system using a single HDD with XP and Ubuntu, which I have been using for a while. I have since added another HDD, and put Linux Mint on it. The installation appears to have broken ...
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Missing linux in dual boot - grub also missing

I had dual boot Windows and Linux (added after Windows). Computer shut down unexpectedly and I then didn't get the grub loader. I used the live cd to try and repair and get the grub loader showing ...
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How to Install Windows OS if Already have Ubuntu 12.04 Installed [duplicate]

I have purchased a dell laptop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Windows Operating System on Ubuntu and have dual booting. That is, to install the Windows OS in the ...
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Windows graphical errors after installing Ubuntu with Wubi?

I recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi to dual-boot with Windows, and the first time I that I boot into Windows 7 after the installation my second monitor was disabled, the first monitor's resolution ...
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What's this error when installing Arch Linux?

I am trying to install Arch Linux 64 bit on my Windows 8.1 laptop as dual boot with a USB and this line showing never ends. udevd[103]: timeout: killing 'usb_id --export ...
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Windows 8.1 using Win7 style bootloader after boot entry change in EasyBCD

I recently installed Xubuntu in a dual-boot environment with Windows 8.1. Following this guide I was able to use the Windows 8 bootloader instead of GRUB to boot into Xubuntu. However, recently I ...
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Windows 8.1 EFI Graphical Bootloader: Change OS Thumbnails

I've just used EasyBCD to tweak my Windows 8.1 EFI graphical bootloader, adding entries for Windows XP and Ubuntu. Both of them have a boring thumbnail of a window, while Windows 8 has a thumbnail of ...
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Multiboot by UEFI boot manager for Win8.1, Mac OS X and Linux

I am trying to build a hackintosh and want to multi-boot 1) Windows 8 2) Mac OS X and 3) Linux. Each OS will be installed on their own harddisk. If the motherboard and display card are fully ...
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Cannot boot into RHEL 7 since check disk in Windows 7

I boot both in Windows 7 and RHEL 7 interchangeably many times. But one time, when Windows 7 made a check disk, I cannot boot into my RHEL instance. RHEL 7 is just entering in Emergency mode and I'm ...
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How to dual boot Windows 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

I first installed Windows 7. Then I installed RHEL 7 and GRUB is not showing. I cannot boot in Windows 7. I've searched all over the net but the tutorial I've seen is only in RHEL 6. How can I ...
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INTEL UNDI PXE MESSAGE AT BOOT TIME- LENOVO LAPTOP

I have Lenovo G580 laptop. I have installed two operating systems, namely, Windows 7 and Fedora 20. When my laptop boots it shows a message as "Intel UNDI PXE-2.0 (build 083) and blah blah...". I ...
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Modify UEFI Windows Boot Loader

I have installed 2 systems on my ultrabook Asus UX32VD. I use Windows 8.1 x64 - on first SSD disk and Kali Linux (security distribution based on Debian) - on second SSD disk. I have fully encrypted ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade blew out other OSes on GPT disks?

I was multibooting an EFI laptop. The laptop was using GPTs, was using SecureBoot, and it had Windows 8.0, Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian on it. I updated the laptop to Windows 8.1 through the free App ...
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Is installing a different distro over ubuntu on a dualboot system possible? Or deleting partition necessarily?

I run a dualboot with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I messed up the ubuntu and now I'm going to install elementary OS instead of ubuntu. I wounder how I should do it in the easiest way possible ...
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Restore BIOS and Windows 8 boot

Yesterday I typed a command (while using Ubuntu 14.04) to completely delete all broken symlinks (using find and rm -rf). When I restarted the PC, the surprise was a login screen (my Ubuntu session ...