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laptop only boots with usbstick

In short: I can't boot my laptop. It will ONLY boot when I insert a RescueLiveBootUSB, it then shows the normal bootmenu. Longer description of the problem: After moving/resizing the partitions, I ...
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Dual-Boot Windows XP and Vista Without Windows Boot Manager?

I have been dual-booting FreeBSD (1st partition) and Windows XP (2nd partition) using Grub2 (configured in FreeBSD). I just installed Windows Vista on my hard drive's 3rd partition. To boot Vista I ...
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Need help fixing MBR on 2K3/Vista multiboot Dell 620

Such a long story and pain in the butt... My customer has asked me to load 7 windows vista clients and 4 windows server 2K3 machines bare metal(because apparently VM's aren't good enough) on a Dell ...
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1answer
121 views

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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2answers
519 views

How do I get back to Windows when Linux hard drive fails?

I have Windows on one hard drive and Ubuntu on another. Last time I was in Windows and I chose to shut down the computer. It got stuck on "Exiting Windows". I could tell because it took like forever ...
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1answer
950 views

Install Debian stable linux ISO from USB to dual boot Windows

I want debian as dual boot with my windows vista, Free'd up 50GB in my d drive. Plan to use 40 for debian install, 6GB for swap space Have a 16GB USB drive Downloaded ...
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116 views

Using Bootcamp with Windows Recovery Disks?

My friend is a regrettable Mac owner and wants to play some Windows-only games. I recently built a new computer with 7 and kept the CD Key from my old Vista 32-bit installation. He has a 1-2 year old ...
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1answer
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Password reset programs only find passwords from one OS on a dual-boot system

I have an Acer laptop with Windows 7 and Windows Vista. I need to reset the passwords on Windows Vista, but the password reset programs I have tried only find the Windows 7 passwords and not the ...
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605 views

How does one go about restoring the Windows 8 Boot GUI if one chose Windows Vista as the default before knowing they'd loose the nifty GUI interface?

How does one go about restoring the Windows 8 Boot GUI if one chose Windows Vista as the default before knowing they'd loose the nifty GUI interface? I'd rather make Windows 8 Default and choose Vista ...
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0answers
165 views

Windows Vista machine locks up after login

I've got an HP desktop machine circa 2009, running Windows Vista 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The machine has been in this configuration (dual boot) for some time (3 years) but recently developed a ...
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1answer
51 views

Multiple OSs in one box

I have a Windows Vista Box running Ubuntu 9.10 (with multiple kernel images) in another partition. Now, I'd like to install Ubuntu 11.10 beta too so it can coexist with the other two. Are there any ...
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1answer
207 views

Dual-boot machine fails to run anything but Windows Safe Mode

A friend has an old Compaq laptop set up to run Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows Vista. The computer was apparently operating properly until a few days ago, when it suddenly started malfunctioning. Ubuntu ...
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2answers
340 views

Dual boot Vista along with Debian

I'm a Windows user and have recently installed Debian 6 on my laptop. I installed it on a separate partition but for some reason after installing it I am unable to boot into Vista. I'm new to Linux ...
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1answer
174 views

Dual-boot two instances of the same copy of Vista using same serial number

I have a single Vista OEM registration number which has been registered to the current hardware (single partition only), and I want to use it for two instances of dual-booted Vista... Both Vistas ...
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1answer
92 views

Swapping operating systems on a laptop with separate partitions?

Due to virus issues and Windows Vista license issues, I'm hoping to upgrade my laptop by first formatting my second partition, installing Windows 7 on my second partition, then formatting the Windows ...
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2answers
53 views

Linux install Problem

Hello I have Vista opertating system . I want to install Linx Redhat 5 in my Leptop. I had create parttion in my harddisk. I want to know at the boot time of linux where i want to set a path for new ...
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Windows Vista Boot mgr is missing after dual-booting with Fedora 14

Boot mgr is missing This error is showing up when I choose Windows Vista (a.k.a. Other) from Grub after dual-booting with Fedora 14. How can I fix this problem if I don't have my Windows Vista ...
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2answers
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How to remove Windows Vista bootloader?

I just removed Windows Vista from my computer by simply formatting the partition (as described here). But - as I guessed - this does not change anything with the Bootloader. So, when I start Windows, ...
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4answers
357 views

How to dual boot WinXP when Vista on hibernate

I have dual boot set up on the computer. Both Vista and XP are on different partitions on the same physical drive. I have Vista on hibernate, and for some reason now want to boot into XP. Can this be ...
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4answers
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Cannot access Ubuntu 10/04 after reinstalling Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: No GRUB after re-installing windows Windows 7 upgrade and Grub boot loader I had Windows Vista Home Premium on HP pavilion desktop. I partitioned the disk for Ubuntu ...
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4answers
214 views

Simplest way to dual boot Linux on a Vista laptop

I have a 64bit Vista laptop with no CD drive (and no intention of buying one). What is the simplest way (if any) for me to dual boot Linux (I don't care what version as long as it's not too old...and ...
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3answers
159 views

From Vista to dual-boot Windows 7/Ubuntu

I currently have a laptop with Windows Vista, and I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7 and also install Ubuntu Linux as dual boot. I need to make disk partitions used by Windows smaller to make room for ...
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2answers
78 views

Windows 7 dual boots after upgrade

I was running Vista 64, I installed (not upgraded, fresh install) Windows 7 64 bit on the same partition, but since then it's been bringing up a dual boot menu asking if I want to boot to 7 or Vista. ...
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1answer
90 views

Formatting of an XP/Vista dual boot machine now unable to boot up XP

My laptop dual boots Vista Home Premium and Windows XP. I have Vista on the C drive and XP on the D drive. I formatted Vista and installed Windows 7 over it. Problem is that I'm now unable to boot ...
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1answer
105 views

Invalid entries in Windows Bootloader

Something is wrong with my computer. On my Vista computer I installed windows 7. Now when I start my computer it does a dual boot. If I choose to run Vista it gives me an error. So, how do I just ...
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3answers
848 views

Using Vista boot loader instead of GRUB

I had Vista installed on a partition and I installed Ubuntu on the remaining free space. Now when I boot the computer the OS selection screen is GRUB. Ive used EasyBCD to configure my Vista boot ...
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2answers
157 views

Ubuntu partition not loading

I have two partitions. Vista was installed on one and I installed Ubuntu on the other. During the Ubuntu setup I said not to install a boot loader. I used EasyBCD to create a new Vista boot entry for ...
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2answers
578 views

Adding Ubuntu installation to VIsta boot loader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Vista boot loader instead of GRUB Hi, I had a Vista partition and created a partition and installed Ubuntu 9.10. During the Ubuntu installation I unchecked ...
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3answers
118 views

dual boot 32bit vista & 64bit vista?

Is it possible to dual boot a 32bit vista and 64bit vista? I'm running Home Premium and I do have a 64bit Ultimate version, I just don't want to risk the reinstall and not get all my drivers working. ...
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1answer
865 views

Uninstalling Vista from dual boot of Windows 7/Vista

Topic title says it all. Right now I have 2 things I need to do... 1) Remove the Windows.old folder. My problem with this is that when I go to disk cleanup, the "Remove Previous Window ...
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2answers
136 views

Dual Boot Question

How do I add a linux partition to the Vista/7 bootloader? Here's a teensy weeensy complication: The target partition has no bootloader, such as grub or lilo installed and I can't install them. Also, ...
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4answers
148 views

Running Vista from within Ubuntu

I have Windows Vista and Ubuntu installed on my computer dual boot. I'm interested in running Windows Vista from within Ubuntu. How can I do this?
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2answers
132 views

Moving From Vista to Windows 7

I have Windows Vista Premium installed on a partition on 1 hard drive. I have 80 gigs reserved for Windows 7 on another drive. If things don't go well migrating over, what are my options? Will ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to boot Vista from vhd using Windows 7 boot manager?

I have a live Vista system which I want to upgrade to Windows 7. However, I don't want to break everything and ideally want to be able to rollback if Windows 7 would take longer time to configure (i ...
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2answers
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Will installing Windows 7 on top of Ubuntu / Vista machine wipe out the Ubuntu boot menu?

I remember some time ago installing Vista on a new partition of a "Ubuntu / Vista" machine, and the Ubuntu boot menu was gone? So now there is a machine with Vista and a few Ubuntu installations ...
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6answers
85 views

XP installation after Vista

I installed XP on my laptop after having already installed Vista and I can't boot from Vista any more. How to solve this problem?
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412 views

How to resize a Windows Vista partition to use the extra space for dual-booting with Fedora using GRUB?

I just got a new laptop and it came pre-installed with a Windows Vista. But I am a Fedora user. Now, it would be easy for me to just remove Vista and use the entire disk space for Fedora. But the ...
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2answers
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Removing old Vista partition, but it's the active, system partition

I originally had Vista installed on my laptop and installed Win7 as a dual boot option. Now I've moved everything from Vista, I have removed the dual boot option via msconfig.exe. Finally, I want to ...
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2answers
688 views

Workaround for Vista BSOD when setting SATA drive frm AHCI to standard when trying to setup Dual Boot w/XP

I was trying to setup a friends laptop to dual boot vista/xp like mine. However after some searching, I found that his BIOS has his SATA setup to use AHCI mode. If I change that back to legacy or ...
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1answer
383 views

How to create a boot CD

How to create a boot CD for a dual-booting system? Just consider I am having Windows and Ubuntu, GRUB is the boot loader. I just want to create a dual-boot CD for the same operation.
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1answer
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How To Remove/Add Windows Options from Boot Loader

I am having windows vista and ubuntu operation system on my laptop . I just want to remove that option from my boot loader ( grub ) and i need to know how add back that option. I would like to Do ...
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1answer
367 views

Vista & XP Dual Boot - Removing XP

There's already a question about removing an OS from a dual-booting machine, but that one is about Ubuntu and Vista, and I thought people may have different/more suggestions and answers for a ...
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2answers
399 views

Default boot into XP on a triple XP/Vista/window7 install

I installed windows XP, vista then 7 in that order. Right now when i boot up i get a login screen where i can select which of the 3 os to use with the default highlighting windows 7. After a bit on no ...
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1answer
179 views

Returning from Dual-boot to just Windows

I installed Ubuntu sometime back along side Vista, but later found that I rarely (if ever) use Ubuntu. How easy is it to return my computer to its initial state of having only one OS, and freeing up ...