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

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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 ...
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How to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu using Windows boot?

I have a SSD installed with Windows 7 which is what I normally use. Recently I had a HDD installed with Ubuntu 16.04. At first I didn't know how things really work and I actually got Ubuntu able to ...
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Is it possible to install 2 OS onto the SAME virtual machine in Hyper-V, and if yes how to?

Suppose I already created an virtual machine in hyper-V client with Windows 8.1 install. Now I also want to install another OS (Ubuntu) onto the same VM in hyper-V alongside the already Windows OS ...
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Install a 64 bit OS from within a 32 bit OS

I am trying to install windows 7 64 bit to be alongside a windows vista 32 bit OS (dual boot). I have tried doing this by booting the CD but when setup gets so far the system does a hard reboot when ...
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Remotely changing hard drive boot order, windows 7

I have one workstation chassis with two hard drives. Depending on which one I boot from, I get one of two different operating systems: both are windows 7, but they have different static IPs, serve ...
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Troubles booting from USB on some hosts

I have some USB keys with Linux Live which will not boot on some machines. Are there some useful USBs I can produce which SHOULD work? How? Are there things I can check on the USBs? I want to know ...
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Are files in other drives erased when a new O.S. is installed in a drive?

Currently I have Windows 7 installed on the C: Drive, and I want to dual-boot Windows 10 in the same drive. Will files in the D: and E: drives get affected in this process, or they are totally safe?
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Grub not installing in uefi mode

I have windows 10 installed and i want to dual boot ubuntu with it. I have the bios in uefi mode and my ubuntu live usb is in uefi mode because i get the black grub looking menu instead of the ...
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Windows 10 suddenly stopped dual booting with Ubuntu

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A with Windows 10. SOme time ago I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS, when I still had windows 8 if I remember. After being forced to install Windows 10, I haven'...
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Windows 10 flashing screen after login

I copied the Windows 10 partition and then in the original used the command "bcdboot e:\windows" to add the second Windows 10 OS. It shows up fine and it even boots, but after I log in I get a black ...
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Add windows to efi

I duplicated the windows 10 partition. I want to be able to choose which windows partition to boot into but the second windows copy wont boot. Is there anyway to add the second windows 10 to efi so i ...
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Can't boot into windows 10

I can't boot into windows 10. The partitions on my ssd are: ESP Reserved Partition (I assume for windows 10) Windows 10 Windows 10 Recovery I can't select which Windows 10 OS to boot into. I ...
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Multibooting on ssd

What I want to do is multiboot Windows 10 with Windows 10 with Ubuntu. I know this seems stupid but my reasoning is that I will be in college soon. I have multibooted before but only on hard disk not ...
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share svn and git repo's between windows and linux

I dual boot my machine (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04). If I were to assign a separate partition just to hold my software repositories, what's the best partition type to share the same git and svn ...
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Store Dropbox in external partition and share it between different OSs

I am aware this has been asked before, but the questions and answers I've found are several years old. Scenario: I have over 40 GB of data in Dropbox. I am getting a new machine with a 240 GB SSD, ...
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KaliLinux won't boot live from a USB stick

So I installed Kali onto a USB, and it is now registering as 'Kali Live' when I plug it in,(obviously unformatted) but when I go to boot from it, no matter which option I choose, be it live, install, ...
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requesting app secure boot virtualbox

I am wondering if there are any secure programs I could use like virtual machine that can run on boot so I dont have to have a whole os running in the back ground but I am interested in trying ...
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Multiple bootable iso files onto one bootable USB

right, I can make a bootable USB from an iso file, but for work I need to burn four bootable iso files (all for windows 7) onto one USB to reimage my laptop. I have no idea whether its possible to ...
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Windows 10 boot menu only gives me 'turn pc off' option

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop (with Windows 10 already installed). I have my USB bootable by downloading Ubuntu 16.04 from their torrent file (because the direct one was taking ages to ...
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Multiple operating systems on the same PC and Large Drives

I've always had multiple OS on my Computer. Using MBR and Boot managers i was able to do this until now. But today i've replaced my Pc with a new one that have a large HDD , 5TB. Reading on internet i'...
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Run multiple OS on the same server

I have a single HP ILO server with Ubuntu installed on it. For application testing purposes, I need to install multiple OS on the server. What will be the best way to use the same server and perform ...
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Is it possible to switch a computer between two hard drives?

So I was wondering if I could remove all hard drives from my computer, plug in a brand new hard drive, then install a new OS on it. I know I could just dual boot from a partitioned disk but want to do ...
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Cloning disk to new SSD drive

So, I've recently bought a 1TB SSD for my notebook. The orginal one was a 1TB spinning disk. I "dd" from the old disk to the new one and everything went fine, I'm using it with no problems at all. I ...
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Dual boot with BIOS and EFI?

I installed Ubuntu on a different PC than the one it's running on right now. The old one only had BIOS support, so it's installed that way. I recently installed Windows 7, using UEFI, because it ...
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Using Bitlocker + TPM protected HD, wish to permit boot alternate media (CD/USB)

Our company is enabling Bitlocker entangled with TPM on our (Lenovo T430s) laptops with Win 7 Enterprise. This setup will work well for 98% of the company staff without issue, but has created a ...
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Set up dual boot Debian (Mint LMDE) Linux + Windows 8.1 **without** efi

The specifics is that in my case Windows 8.1 is installed not in EFI mode: so the partition table is in msdos/fat format and there is no efi partition. Unfortunately: All how-tos and manuals I've ...
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Spurious “install update” shield on my shutdown tab

Every now and then (and right now) I have that "install update shield" appearing on my shutdown tab, but when I go to shut down, it just shuts down as per normal, no updates installed. Then upon ...
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Dual booting ubuntu 14.04-windows 10 on separate ssd and efi partition

I have a laptop with two ssd and one hdd (hdd is for storage,not os) and I have windows 10 installed on one ssd and I want to install ubuntu on other ssd. However I can not disconnect drives during ...
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Windows 10 causes GRUB “TPM error 2”

I had a dualboot on my laptop: Windows 8 + Fedora 23. Recently I've re-installed Windows and immediately upgrade it to version 10. Then GRUB 2 bootloader was restored using Fedora Live USB stick: # ...
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Get Windows 7 to boot again

History Originally only Windows 7 was installed on a partition. The first partition was a 100MB recovery partition while the Windows OS and data files was on the second partition. Then I installed ...
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How do I remove GRUB from Macbook after Debian install?

I made a partition on my secondary hard drive and installed Debian to it. As outlined in the docs, this makes GRUB the default boot loader. Since I don't really use the Debian install, I'd like to get ...
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Ubuntu on dual boot messed up my partitions

I have windows 10 on C: drive and I installed ubuntu 14.04 on D: on the 30.51 GB partition and Ubuntu 16.04 on 7.92GB partition. But both my ubuntu are always crashing and I want to delete and ...
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Restore Dual Boot of Kali and Windows 10

I had a working dual boot system of Windows 10 Pro / Kali Linux. After a memory upgrade I decided to upgrade the Win 10 from 32 bit to 64 bit which requires a clean install of Windows. I no longer ...
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Kali - Live Session has no Install Kali application

Good day all When attempting to install Kali to my HDD, Kali ofcourse being on my USB drive: I ran into 2 problems. Source of ISO : Kali Official Site v2016.1 //reason for point 2 1. From Kali ...
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What could be causing Windows updates to fail?

I have a multi-boot system with Ubuntu 16.04 and two copies of Windows 10. The partition layout is as follows: /dev/sda1, file system = ext4, size = 30.52 GiB, label = Ubuntu 16.04 /dev/sda2, file ...
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Issue dual booting Ubuntu with a fresh Windows 7 install

I had an existing Ubuntu installation on one drive, and a Windows 7 installation on another. They were both booting fine from grub. I moved the Windows 7 installation to an SSD. I am able to boot ...
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dual boot total mess, what ways to continue?

I have a macbook pro and I wanted to switch to linux (mint, mate). I have rEFInd installed and working, but everything is a total mess now. So here are some questions. In the rEFInd boot menu I have ...
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How to fix mbr if I can't get to the cmd or terminal, and I deleted grub?

Problem I removed the GRUB, BUT in Windows disk management, I started to delete the first (of four) Linux partitions and after I got tired of waiting, I restarted the PC during the deletion process....
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Installing Win7x64 on existing Win8 laptop for dual-boot - UEFI/GPT Issue

I have a UEFI HP G7 Laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and I'd like to add Windows 7 as a dual-boot. In Win8, I've turned off Fast Startup, made room on the existing partition in order to create ...
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PC won't boot up after I removed dual boot

I had a Windows 7 Ultimate - Zorin OS 11 dual boot. I used Easy BCD to remove Zorin, so I can have just Win7. Easy BCD successfully removed the dual boot, but then I did a really stupid thing. When I ...
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How can I achieve better isolation with Windows 10 multiboot?

My Setup My setup looks like this: Drive 1: Windows 10 System Drive - Joined to company domain. Drive 2: Windows 10 System Drive - Joined to personal domain. Drive 3: Fixed drive - additional ...
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How do I uninstall Fedora 23 (dual boot with Windows 10)?

This is the Disk Management on Windows 10. I have no idea what to remove. I don't have the installation disk as Windows 8 came pre-installed with my laptop. Please help me with this.
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How to dual boot (Ubuntu-Win) with Lenovo U41-70? - Issue with partitions and recovery

My Lenovo U41-70 (i7-5500U) came with a licensed Windows 8.1 (upgradable to Windows 10) and has by default the following partitions: ~1000 MB (Recovery partition) ~260 MB (EFI system partition) ...
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Kali not recognizing graphic card on Dual Boot

I have installed Windows 10 on my PC, then I installed Kali. It is dual booting. Kali is not recognizing my graphic card. Of course the PC has two graphic cards. I have tried on every version of Kali....
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May I use the same licence for Windows on different partitions? [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 installed on my tablet and I want to install the same version of Windows 8 on a second different partition of the same disk, on dual boot, possibly from the same ISO. Given that the ...
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Boot in different OS with different button

I now have a dual-boot system on my Sony Vaio laptop. I have this "assist" button next to my power button, it would boot up in an different environment than Windows 10. I now have Linux and Remix OS ...
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having troubles booting yumi multiboot on my windows 10 pc with a sandisk ultra usb 3.0 flash drive

I have been trying to multi-boot Linux distros on my MSI WS60 Windows 10 pc with a new 64gb Ultra 3.0 SanDisk flash drive. I have tried to troubleshoot the fast boot with Windows 10 and format the ...
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How to deal with EasyBCD while multi-booting in EFI mode?

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 systems together. My boot manager is GRUB. I don't want to use GRUB anymore, I want to use Windows boot manager. I found I can use EasyBCD to achieve this, but when ...
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Accidentally deleted partition table, got it back, but now can't boot Windows

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10. I accidentally deleted the partition table for my main HDD, but was able to recover it. Now, I can't boot Windows. Thankfully, it was easy to reinstall ...
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Trying to get rid of Ubuntu option in device startup menu - windows 10 lenovo desktop

I am trying to get rid the the Ubuntu option in my startup device menu, I already deleted the Ubuntu OS and deleted the partition and merged it back to the Windows partition. I tried getting rid of ...