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27 views

Removing win xp after installing win 8

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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0answers
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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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0answers
24 views

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
1
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1answer
36 views

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 ...
6
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3answers
280 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

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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1answer
37 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
64 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
840 views

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, ...
2
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1answer
114 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
281 views

Can i delete {fwbootmgr} and system will defualt to {bootmgr}?

{Fwbootmgr} skips {bootmgr} I used bcdboot C:\Windows /l en-gb /s B: /f ALL from bootable usb when ASUS K55A - HI5014L magically corrupted boot information when multiple f1-12 keys were pressed at a ...
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5answers
156 views

The Linux + Windows Issue

I face a problem. A common one. I want to use Linux for pretty much everything it's good for. But I also want to use Windows for the things Linux currently can't do. I'd like to be able to instantly, ...
1
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0answers
153 views

Windows 8 won't boot after installing Elementary OS

I have a pre-installed Windows 8 on my PC. I installed Elementary OS (distro based on Ubuntu), and for the first day both operating systems worked. Now when I try to open the Windows files from ...
0
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0answers
92 views

How to boot from CD/DVD on a Samsung s02ub

I am trying to install Linux on to my laptop. It's a Samsung. (Samsung np365e5c s02ub) I was able to access the BIOS by pressing F2 during boot. In the BIOS under "Boot" there's an option that says ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Can I create a Quad-boot laptop with x1 Win 8 & x3 Linux (3 diff distros)

I have a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 on it. (Shipped with Win 8) I want to install Backtrack 5 Linux, Kali Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows 8. Is this possible? No different from installing as a duel ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Windows 7 Editions compatibility on a netbook

I have an ASUS EeePC 1015CX netbook currently running Windows 7 Starter Edition. I wanted to install Windows 7 Enterprise. Would it work well? (I don't mind disabling things like AERO Glass stuff to ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

Dualbooting Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 - FAILURE 0xc0000098

I have been wanting to install Ubuntu on my laptop for some time now, but every time I try I get this message when I boot after installing Ubuntu: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or ...
0
votes
2answers
504 views

Combine Multiple ISO Files To Burn A Single Bootable ISO Image in windows system

Suppose I have three iso files "ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso", "ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso, "Window7.iso " I want to combine those multiple ISO files and want to burn a single ISO image file onto ...
2
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0answers
135 views

Multi boot USB flash drive [closed]

Please how do I make a multi boot USB flash drive? to boot live Linux distros or Windows ISO images? let's say I have Kali Linux, Gentoo, Ubuntu, and other Linux distros, Windows 7 32 bit and Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
158 views

User profile service fails

I have Windows 7 and 3 drives on my HDD. The second drive is D:\, and there are some files in that. I decided to install 8.1 Enterprise so I installed it in dual boot manner beside 7 and in D:\ drive ...
2
votes
1answer
540 views

Make a bootable USB drive that can install both Windows XP and Ubuntu

I have ISO images for both Ubuntu and Windows XP. I want to host both of them on a USB drive so that I can install either without needing installation CDs (I don't have a CD drive). How can I do that? ...
0
votes
2answers
94 views

Move an existing Linux install to a new multiboot setup

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installation on a failing hard drive (I already have my data backed up so that is not an issue.) I want to move the current Ubuntu install intact to a new hard drive. The ...
0
votes
2answers
164 views

Install Windows XP alongside Windows 8

I have a 64-bit CPU, but my computer has 32-bit Windows 8 installed. Could I somehow trickily install another Windows XP 64-bit alongside that? I want to do this because I almost never use the ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

Add MS-DOS boot option to Windows 2000

I've got an old laptop that is running Windows 2000 & Windows 98 in a multi-boot configuration. I need to add MS-DOS to that list of startup options. I've already added a primary partition, ...
0
votes
2answers
224 views

Install Arch Linux on a already dual booted system

I am currently dual booting Windows Vista with CentOS. I need to replace CentOS with Arch and I am using Grub as the bootloader. Is it possible to install Arch without disturbing Windows partitions. ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

My computer asks me to choose which OS I want when I boot

I tried to split my hard disk with master partitions, but I don't want my second operating system any more, so I deleted the partition where my second operating system was; but it still asks which ...
0
votes
1answer
289 views

GRUB2 on USB with Ubuntu and Windows 8 Recovery

I have a Surface Pro. I have moved my recovery partition off of the Surface Pro onto a USB flash drive. I have also installed GRUB2 on the flash drive with Ubuntu Live/Persistent (I backed up the ...
3
votes
1answer
68 views

Make Windows 7 hibernate C:\ partition only

I have 3 partitions: /dev/sda: /dev/sda1 Windows 7 (C:\) /dev/sda2 Shared NTFS partition (D:\) /dev/sda6 Ubuntu 13.04 I will hibernate Windows 7 then boot to Ubuntu, it works fine, but ...
0
votes
3answers
127 views

Dual Boot At the Same Time

Assume I have a Linux host, with Windows-7 installed in a partition on the same drive. Is it possible to boot into Linux, save its state to memory (Hibernate, essentially) then boot up Windows right ...
2
votes
3answers
160 views

Does second os harm my recovery partition?

i've bought Asus N56VZ recentyl but pre-installed Windows 8 didn't cover my expectations so I've decided to install higher version of Windows 8 on my hdd's second partition but i'm wondering about ...
0
votes
1answer
214 views

Problems booting onto Windows 7 (Dual-Boot Linux / Windows)

I have an Acer Aspire 5742G laptop, with Dual-Boot Elementary OS Luna and Windows 7. This installation was created as following: First I installed Windows 7 with all the drivers and all the programs ...
2
votes
1answer
431 views

Create a bootable hard disk drive containing multiple OS

I have a portable 1 TB hard disk drive. It contain various folders and it also contain the setup for windows 7 x86 and x64. I also plan to download Ubuntu and backtract later. I also have other files ...
0
votes
1answer
217 views

Removed Syslinux by Accident Cannot Properly Setup Dual Boot Win8 + Archlinux

by accident I removed initial sector and could not boot neither system. Now I`ve setup a grub where I can at least boot windows. I still have the config files from syslinux in: /dev/sdb5 Grub and ...
1
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1answer
2k views

What are hidden partitions on a Samsung laptop for?

I have just found two hidden partitions on my Samsung laptop running Windows 7: File System Label Size Flags ntfs SYSTEM 100Mb boot %hidden ...
0
votes
2answers
74 views

Dual Booting Windows while Hibernated

Windows 7 and Windows 8 are both installed on my PC, on different partitions of the same hard drive. Whenever I boot the system, I am taken to a screen where I may choose which of the two to boot. If ...
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votes
1answer
226 views

Dual booting with UEFI secure boot

I have a new laptop that supports UEFI secure boot. My intention is to dual boot windows and ubuntu. Over the past few days I have been researching what the best setup would be and issues I may ...
2
votes
3answers
105 views

Dual Booting Windows 8 with Windows ME

well Hello, all. I've decided to create a separate FAT32 partition of about 20GB on an unused drive in my computer so I can use Windows ME on it. I've got the ISO for ME and I'm ready to boot to ...
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votes
1answer
74 views

How to Uninstall Windows8 and replace it by WindowsXP

I want to go back from windows8 to windowdsXp, i want to completely remove Windows8 because i failed to dual boot the both of them in a separate partition . Please how to do because i'm stacked . ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Debian and Windows Dual Boot without partitioning

I know there has been similar posts here, but it did not make me feel that it is answering my question. Background I have done dual-boot installation previously with Debian. What I did was used an ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Automatically select previous OS when Windows dual boot system restarts?

My computer is using a dual boot setup with two copies of Windows 7 installed. Currently the computer will automatically boot into the default OS whenever it restarts. Is it possible to have my ...
2
votes
4answers
146 views

Installing Windows on top of Ubuntu

I recently wiped Windows off of my computer to start using Ubuntu, and although I love Ubuntu to pieces, I need some applications and games that are only available in Windows. I am aware that you can ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

How do I consolidate a multi-level Windows boot menu?

Well I seem to be having problems loading operating systems that I have recently installed on three partitions. I had installed Windows XP first, then Windows Server 2003 Standard and finally Windows ...
1
vote
2answers
91 views

Desktop PC with 2 Hard Drives?

I have a PC with Windows XP. Somehow my uncle has connected another hard drive from my older PC into the current one. The 2nd hard drive contains a few files. I was wondering whether having 2 hard ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

How to use a virtual machine to access an OS from a second HD?

I am going to have a computer with two 1TB hard drives. I plan on using 1 for Linux and the other for Windows. If I am using Linux, is it possible to have a Virtual Machine use the 1TB (windows) disk ...
0
votes
1answer
523 views

How Do I Restore Windows 8 as default at OS Selection Screen? [duplicate]

After a long process of getting Windows 7 Pro installed on GPT/UEFI hardware to dualboot with Windows 8 Pro, I have ran into one minor problem. After Windows 7 was installed, it was set as the ...
10
votes
2answers
695 views

How do I create a dual/multiboot of Windows and GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, etc?

Because of reoccuring questions about dualboot of GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows, an authoritative general guide is needed as a reference for users asking about dualboot/multiboot. Necessary ...
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votes
1answer
289 views

What causes windows 7 activation requests?

The statement: "You must activate windows within 3 days to continue using all windows features." often pops up in my notifification area on Windows 7. My windows are legal and I have activated them ...
0
votes
0answers
126 views

Windows 7 & 8 dual boot MBR broken

I had a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, where Windows 7 was first and on the C:\ drive, 8 on the D:\ drive. I booted up into Windows 7 and deleted Windows 8 files (I should've deleted it ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Can I reinstall Linux from live USB?

I just wanna confirm, if I uninstall Linux and have a problem booting Windows XP, I'll still be able to reinstall Linux from my live USB, right? I guess it would reinstall Linux and reinstall Grub2, ...
0
votes
2answers
102 views

Boot from secondary HD

I have a Dell XPS 15 and have been using it for some time with the factory HD. I got an SSD to be the primary drive (I have installed in the HD bay) and moved the factory HD to the optical bay. When I ...