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Removing win xp after installing win 8 [duplicate]

I've win xp and win 8 installed at the same time (dual-boot) and now I'm thinking about removing windows xp and just keep windows 8 for the usage, The problem is that I'm unsure how to proceed on ...
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Grub menu not showing for Ubuntu 12.04

This is the first time I installed Ubuntu(v12.04). I have a HP laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I installed it alongside Windows and the installation was successful. But after the customary ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 & 8.1, using the Windows 8 Startup Options Menu, when Windows 8.1 is already installed and you want to add Windows 7

There are many excellent guides out there that explain how to dual-boot Windows 7 & 8. However, they are written for people starting with a Windows 7 installation and add a Windows 8 installation ...
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Grub4Dos and /boot/bcd error

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop (SSD drive) and recently bought another HDD (second drive) installed in place of CD-ROM. What I want to achieve, is to have Ubuntu as primary OS and ability to ...
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Accidentally deleted /boot and GRUB doesn't load, how can I restore my install?

While trying to re-install Windows (I am running Arch/Win7 dual boot) I accidentally deleted a partition labelled (in the Windows installer) as 'recovery'. I didn't fully install Windows (I lost my ...
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LMDE, Windows 7 Dualboot ond UEFI Laptop

I've bought an Asus laptop where was Windows 8 preinstalled. Then, I've dropped Windows 8 and installed Windows 7 on the whole HD instead. This drive has a 100 MB system-reserved boot partition. ...
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Multiple Windows installers on a USB stick

I've recently got my hands on one of those SanDisk Extreme 64GB sticks and started tinkering with it. During this story, please keep in mind that this is a model where removable bit is set to 0 (which ...
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rEFInd doesn't recognize menu options from config file (specified in menuentry)

I have just installed Windows 8.1 and LinuxMint in a dual boot configuration and am using rEFInd. Everything works fine with the OSs (although Windows notes that secure boot isn't setup properly...I'm ...
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Hard disk not detected after dual booting windows and ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu along with Windows on the same hard drive. After a week or two my hard drive wasn't detected for the boot sequence. When I navigate to the boot menu my hard drive is present. I ...
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Cant start linux , boot linux

Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 32,3kB ...
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Problems with Windows 7 and Linux mint dual boot. Windows 7 freeze at log in screen

I use dualboot with windows 7 and linux mint on seperate harddrives. Linux mint works fine but when i have been using linux mint and reboot and start windows 7 from grub. Both mouse and keyboard and ...
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Quad boot advice

I am planning on building a new computer and would like some help on quad booting. I plan on using 3 hard drives to create this computer. 1 250GB HDD 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda (For quad boot OS) 1 ...
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dual boot windows 7 with xp hard drive compatibility mode

I need to get a Compaq 620 laptop with Windows 7 to dual boot with Windows xp I tried running the Windows XP setup CD, but soon after I get a BSOD error This page says that I need to change the hard ...
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Change Windows 7 system partition to other disk

I have installed a Windows 7 on a SSD disk on a system containing two disks: The SSD and a standard SATA. I have found however after installation that despite my boot disk is the SSD (that is, where ...
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Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu, W7 does not boot

Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu installed. Ubuntu appears to work fine, but W7 will not boot. I downloaded boot repair and did the recommended repair. That did not work. I now have 6 partitions: ...
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Triple boot (OSX, Vista, Ubuntu 12.04): replace Ubuntu with CrunchBang

I'm probably not really a power user (I can read instructions) but my problem is pretty specific, so I figured it would fit here. I'm sorry if it doesn't. I managed to set up triple boot (OS X ...
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Can i play 2 instances of a game at the same time?

I have a friend who comes to my place often but i only have 1 pc so i was wondering if it was possible to play 2 games at once on two separate screens. I have 24 gb of ram, a 3.5-3.9 ghz quad core cpu ...
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How do I dual boot Backtrack 5r3 on a PC with Windows 8.1?

I am curious about working on Backtrack but don't want to remove the Windows 8.1(64 bit) OS.Can anybody help me with the step-by-step process to dual-boot Backtrack 5R3 with Windows 8.1 ? I have the ...
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Automatically boot into Fedora instead of Windows 8

I have installed Fedora on a machine that has Windows 8 on it. Everything is fine except for the fact that it boots straight into Windows and I need to hit esc and pick Fedora if I want it to load up. ...
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Macbook booting on USB key windows 8.1

I try to boot on USB key with windows 8.1, but the boot is no recognized. my config is: intel core 2 Duo 2Ghz 4 Go DDR3 Maveriks MacBook5,1 13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008 Thanks
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Reinstall Windows 8.1 on PC with Ubuntu dual boot

On my PC I already have a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Now after a while, Windows is acting a bit sluggish and I want to reinstall it. I have a lot of data which I don't want to lose, so I ...
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Can't seem to get rid of OpenSUSE installer from boot menu

So every time I turn this computer on I get presented with two options, Windows 7 and OpenSUSE Installer (local). I need to get rid of the OpenSUSE installer but the usual advice doesn't seem to work. ...
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Recovering HDD Space From Failed Linux Install

I had a dual-boot (Windows/Linux) on my laptop a while back, but the Linux partition became corrupted when I tried to install a different version of Linux and overwrite the previous one. How do I ...
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Upgrading OS from Macbook pro obtained in 2006

My friend has a Macbook pro bought at 2006 (she thinks). The CPU is Intel. She did a clean install from the disc and is currently running 10.4. What's the latest OS she can upgrade to? How do I ...
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Is it possible to boot Windows 8.1 without its own bootmanager?

I have been trying to come up with an easier way of installing Windows and Linux dual booting on my laptop, not necessarily in that order. What we generally have to do is install Windows first, and ...
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How to reinstall GRUB of another disk partition in MBR

0 down vote favorite I have multiple Operating systems installed on different partitions of my hard-disk each having one boot and one root partition. My requirement is such i have to do some ...
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can't install windows 8.1 after Ubuntu install

I have lenovo G510 laptop. Initially it was running on Win 8.1, I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside it. after installation I couldn't boot my Win8.1 (I choose it, after one second it return ...
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Have windows 7 and 8 entry options in grub

I multi-boot windows 7, 8, and ubuntu. I have them each installed on a separate sda partition. I also use a program called "grub customizer" in ubuntu. I need a way to have the windows 7 boot ...
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Annoying sounds on boot in Windows 8 when set up with dual-boot with Fedora

I have installed Fedora 20 on my HP Envy laptop. After every reboot from Fedora to Windows 8 my headphones don't work and my loudspeakers squish. I've heard this problem can be caused by PulseAudio ...
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Re-install OS X on iMac that's currently running Windows 7

I've got a 27" iMac (late 2011, maybe 2012 model) which I have completely wiped and loaded with Windows 7. Works great. No problems. Lately, I've gotten the itch to get OS X loaded back onto this ...
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Why Windows is not booting from the disk

After Ubuntu 13.10, my Windows 8 was not loading properly. So I decided to repair Windows by booting from the disk. When I starts my system it ask to press any key to boot from CD or DVD. When I press ...
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windows 8 product ID error with evaluation copy

I've got a toshiba satellite c855d, that came pre-installed with windows 8. I accidentally deleted it when installing Ubuntu. I bought windows 7 (and downloaded the stupid drivers), and now I ...
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Partitioning a hard drive

Is there a way to split a hard drive into more than 4 primary partitions? I am installing multiple OSs, and it would make life a lot easier if there was a way to do this. My hard drive is 1TB.
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Linux Mint 16 Install - GRLDR not found on all drives

I have a Dell computer that is running Windows 7, and I'd like to dual-boot to Linux Mint to try that out for size. I created a Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon bootable USB by extracting the .iso onto an empty ...
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How can I make a bootable partition to run XP.iso from USB stick in Linux?

I have a 16GB USB stick, and I am on Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I want to place XP.iso into one of the partitions and then use it to install XP from within USB stick. I searched for the web but I didn't find a ...
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Dual Boot System - Win7/Win8 - Remove Win7, convert Win8 Logical Part. to Primary

I can not find an answer to this - even from several people I know on the tech side. Dual booting Windows 7 and 8. Windows 7 is the OEM Gateway box. My drive looks like this: PQService (Primary) ...
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Windows 8.1 and Kali linux dual boot issue on Lenovo y410p

I have a lenovo y410p with nvidia 755m after installing kali linux which by the way works perfectly I decided to check out my Windows 8. It had been split in half horizontally with the bottom half ...
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Dual Boot SteamOS from VHD

I have a Windows 8.1 machine. I made a SteamOS Virtual Machine on HyperV, using the Ye Old SteamOS ISO I know it's possible to dual boot from VHD, however Windows bootloader does not support non ...
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How long should “searching for windows installations” take?

The computer booted today and sat forever on the Starting Windows screen. Finally put in the Windows 7 Home Premium install disk and chose the repair option. It listed the Win7 OS, which I chose, but ...
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How to boot from DVD in Lenovo Y560 laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 8 from a DVD in my Lenovo Y560 laptop. However I'm unable to boot from DVD no matter what boot sequence I put. These are the following options I have. 1: USB KEY : 2: ...
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Windows8.1/Ubuntu Dual Boot from HDD/mSATA

I know that there are a lot of posts dealing with this issue; unfortunately, none of the proposed solutions worked for me. here is my problem: I would like to set a dual boot for Windows8.1 installed ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and 8.1

Currently I have a pc with Windows 7 installed on it. I have a disk with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit which I would like to dual boot with the current Windows 7. After searching on google I found this ...
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How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g

I'm contemplating to merge my linux home partition into c:\Users, so when I boot in Windows I have all my files in c:\Users\trusktr, and when I boot into Linux I have c:\Users mounted as my /home so ...
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How do I switch back to windows booting up after installing Mavericks?

I have an Intel based Mac. For the longest time, I was running just Windows 7 on the computer because I had no need for a Mac OS (I of course am not the one who bought it). Then I just recently ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie

I've been trying for a month now to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie now. I thought it was about time I asked for help as I'm becoming a little crazy. I've tried following a lot of tutorials, ...
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EFI GPT Windows 7 boot-loader/manager issue and grub

My computer(asus N76VM 64 bit) with windows 7 (64 bit home professional) pre-installed got in a bad state while partitioning from a later installed Ubuntu environment. This had lead me to run testdisk ...
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Windows 8 thinks there's another installation on my other HDD

I have 2 drives, and SSD which is my boot disk and another drive for my data. Data drive only has data and only ever has had data, never has an OS been installed on it. I installed a new SSD (removed ...
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How can I triple boot from two hard drives?

Please excuse the length on the question; this is a bit tricky to explain. I have two SATA hard drives in my HP dc7100CMT, and their sizes are 500GB and 160GB. In the larger drive, I have Windows XP ...
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How can I dual boot win7 uefi+gpt preinstalled with Mint 13?

On another thread ( https://superuser.com/questions/415198/make-uefi-gpt-bootloader-ssd-usb-linux-and-windows-work-together?newreg=8089e9c3c7a146dda5c20c2690b12b99) they seems to be successful. On my ...
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dual boot preinstalled windows 8 laptop with windows 7

I am having a hard disk in gpt partition style and windows 8 is preinstalled in uefi mode. while trying to dual boot using usb bootable disk(using rufus,gpt partition style,fat32),it displays ...