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

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Can I use Windows to Go as it were a Linux live distro?

I hold a tablet with Windows 8 installed and I want to be able to boot a totally empty operative system from there when I cope with financial activities. My primary option would be run a Linux live ...
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dual boot arch linux with windows 10

In my Acer laptop I have Windows 10 installed on /dev/sda4 and the ESP partition is /dev/sda2. As described in the Beginner's Guide I installed Arch Linux on a newly created partition /dev/sda5 and ...
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Created unusable partition via Windows 10 for Mint dual boot, how can I recover the partition?

I wanted to dual boot Windows 10 and Mint 17.3 Cinnamon (Debian, I think). Years ago I did dual boots with Windows and Ubuntu easily. But this has been a huge hassle, I am in over my head. Now, I ...
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Dual-booting OS with a shared RAID array

Hardware: ASRock H97M-ITX/ac motherboard Two 4TB hard drives One 120GB SSD So here's what I'm trying to do. I want to run my two hard drives in RAID 1 through the motherboard's hardware RAID, purely ...
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Windows 10 vs Windows 7 GPT filesystem incompatibility?

Good evening, I've got a dual boot system with Windows 10 and Windows 7 installed on one HD, and my second HD is an empty one for storing multimedia and games. Both disks are formatted as GPT. I've ...
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Not being able to connect to a wireless connection

I recently dual boot my system (HP-ab034tx) with Ubuntu and Windows 10. Unfortunately I am having trouble with wireless connection on Ubuntu. The connection is being disconnected in a while and also ...
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YUMI is replacing ISOs of Windows

I have a few programs that I use at work that I would like to combine into one flash drive. I've had no problems with Hiren's Boot and other programs. The problem is that when I'm trying to put two or ...
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Ubuntu boots through Windows 10 Recovery Mode. How do I add it to the BCD?

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop (UEFI). Here's how I did it. Created my partitions. Plugged in the live USB and went into the Windows Recovery Mode(held shift and clicked on restart). Then I selected ...
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Hard drive corruption on a dual-boot system

Recently I've decided to buy my first SSD and install Windows 10 on it, and use one of my older HDs to install Windows 7, for dual-booting from separate drives. Both drives are connected through SATA ...
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Dual-boot on separate drives

I have a computer with two drives - SSD and HDD, with Windows 7 installed on SSD. I've installed Linux (Debian netinst) on HDD. I didn't want to mangle with Win installation in any way so I selected ...
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The effects of dual booting on performance

Say I have Windows 7 but want to dual boot Ubuntu(or you know, anything else). Does downloading Ubuntu effect performance when I use Windows or, while not in use, does it just sit there and take up ...
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Get correct Windows partition back in Grub

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce & Windows 7 Starter. TLDR: Fixed Grub + got Mint back using parted rescue; win7 reboots or ...
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USB Boot Menu made with EasyBCD does not display

Using EasyBCD I have created a bootable USB Drive. I am able to boot to the USB drive on my PCs (tried multiple computers) but when the USB's boot menu should display all I get is a cursor like this: ...
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Is there any reason not to boot from the BIOS on a multi-OS system?

I've been having a hell of a time getting my bootloader to play nicely with the various OS installations I have on my computer. As it stands, Windows is the only culprit (accidentally installed it in ...
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GRUB Rescue Normal Error on Debian

Recently I installed Debian for temporary usage. The install failed for whatever reason, so I went to switch over to Windows 10 which resides on the same drive. However, On boot, the GRUB Rescue ...
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Is dual booting on a store-bought Win10 system even possible? [duplicate]

My situation: I got a Win10 system with ONE physical (afaik) HDD of one terabyte. I want to dual boot with Win8. I tried to do it, but it gave me an error that said the HDD was GPT and that I needed ...
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How do I install GRUB as a boot loader when I currently use Mac OS X (Yosemite)

I currently have a Hackintosh running Mac OS X Yosemite. I'm in the process of updating it to El Capitan any day now. I have an empty drive slot that I'd like to install Ubuntu onto. I'd like to use ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 / Debian 8

I messed up my Ubuntu installation, which is in dual boot with Windows 10, and I'd like to overwrite it with Debian 8. Should I just format the Ubuntu's partition and run the Debian's installer? And ...
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7/Linux Mint (UEFI)

Dear future people: Install Windows 7 in BIOS mode. GPT and UEFI are not properly supported. Longer answer: If you have an EFI partition on another HDD, even if it's your only EFI partition, the UEFI ...
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Installing Qubes v3 along with Ubuntu14 on external USB HDD, fails

I partitioned a 2 tb usb hdd to: /boot 1gb, /ext4 999gb, /unallocated 500gb, /fat32 500gb. I installed Ubuntu in ext4 partition without any problems and installed grub in the same partition. The disk ...
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Metro Boot Manager - Boot between two Windows 8.1 without restarting

I have installed two Windows 8.1 os and Debian on my Device. I use Grub2 EFI to boot between Debian and Windows. After choosing Windows via Grub menu The Metro Boot manager appears. I have ...
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Multi Boot - Prevent Drive Access / Data Security

I have one PC which I use for two different tasks. 1 - work 2 - play. I want to set up a separate boot for each. I want to keep the work part clean while play I could care less about. Along with two ...
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How to Using Metro Boot Manager on UEFI BIOS when Dual Boot with Linux

I have a problem when trying to set up dual boot (Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17) in UEFI mode or on a GPT disk. I cannot go back to using the default Windows 10 boot manager? In Legacy mode or on MBR ...
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MSI GT72S 6QF Dominator System Recovery [duplicate]

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The ...
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How does Windows 10 stand up to being relocated?

I'd like to rearrange how my hard drive is laid out, and I'd like to take my Windows 10 partition and put it's own separate, smaller drive. If I'm using grub to boot, can I just run update-grub and ...
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Disk partitioning, partition shrinking for triple-boot

I have the following situation on my main SSD: Boot EFI Windows 10 main (C:) Linux SWAP Ubuntu 15.10 main FAT 32 automounted common partition Now, I would like to add Kali Linux and triple-boot my ...
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Grub2 EFI falls to Grub Shell unless I hit F12 immediately after power on

I have Opensuse Tumbleweed together with Windows 10 on my Asus ROG laptop. The issue is quite weird - every time I power on or reboot, Grub2 EFI falls to grub2 shell and randomly it doesn't see the ...
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Is it ok to repartition drives after dual booting windows and OS X yosemite?

recently i installed windows 7 along with mac OS X Yosemite(using bootcamp).Now i have two partitions one for mac and one for windows. Now Can i split the windows partition in to two partitions ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 boots into Recovery/Advanced Startup

I am facing a problem trying to finally upgrade one of my machines from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I am currently running Windows 7 Prof SP1 32bit on a Dell Optiplex 755 (non-UEFI BIOS). Just a few days ...
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Windows boot.ini offer boot from CD or other external drive?

I have a Windows setup where boot.ini is configured such that it offers dual-boot for different operating systems at boot time. Is there any syntax for boot.ini that will make it also offer to boot ...
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boot camp create windows 7 option can't be marked?

i have a macbook 7,1( mid,2010)based on the tutorial from apple i started boot camp but the create windows 7 option was hidden so i replaced it with boot camp 4(it was 5 before).now the option to ...
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MacBook Pro- retinal display, OSX 10.11.1- Can dual boot OSX 10.5.8?

Have new 2015 MacBook Pro, running ElCapitan, any chance I can partition and run old OSX 10.5.8? Or create Virtual Machine to run it? Several Graphics apps not upgradable to El Capitan. Have received ...
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Is it safe to update Linux Xubuntu in a dual boot machine with Windows 7?

I have this Samsung notebook with dual boot, running Windows 7 and Xubuntu 12. My main concern is that I use that machine mostly for work, and I don´t want to mess the Windows partition (around 400Gb ...
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My pc won't boot into usb or Clover after windows 7 installation

I was using mac os x El capitan on my pc with Clover Bootloader installed. I've installed Windows 7 to another partition. Problem begins here, it installed its own bootloader. My working bootable USB ...
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Toshiba satellite p75 won't boot trying to dual boot preinstalled win 8.1 and Windows 7 32 bit

I am attempting to dual boot Windows 8 64 bit pre-installed system with Windows 7 32 bit Specs: Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 Processor Processor type Intel Core i7 - 4700MQ Processor speed 2400.0 ...
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Create more than 4 primary partition on hard disk and install more than two OS

I want to install Windows 7, Windows 10, Ubuntu, and Fedora in a multi-boot configuration. When the boot loader starts up, I want to select any of these operating system and boot it. I believe I ...
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How to make Open SuSE - Manjaro usb key

I am trying making a Multiboot USB key with Open SuSE 42.1 Leap and Manjaro 15.09 but it doesn't work. I tried with XBoot, Multibootusb, SharpBoot and YUMI, but they all failed making the USB Key. ...
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Grub missing after fresh Linux installation

I just installed ElementaryOS (an Ubuntu based Linux distribution), which I've used before, but the Boot menu doesn't show up. It just starts Windows directly. I have tried literally every solution I ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for dual boot with Windows 10 on Dell XPS 15 2015

I am having a problem doing this as the Ubuntu installer will not see any partitions except /dev/sda1 in the 3rd step when it asks for Installation Type: I followed number of articles and changed ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu on same SSD

I installed Ubuntu from a USB stick, using the Live version to run gpartedto partition my disk. The disk is a 500GB SSD, and I reduced the size of the Windows installation, and then moved the next ...
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Clone multiple partitions to slightly smaller hard drive

I've a Windows 7 / Linux dual boot on a 512GB SSD (such an awkward size). The SSD was an upgrade from my HP Probook 4720's 500GB HD. When doing the upgrade I was cloning from a smaller drive to a ...
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Prepare a Linux partition in Windows

I've installed Windows 10, and now I'm trying to prepare a partition for a Linux installation in order to achieve a dual boot with Windows and Linux. As you can see in the screenshot below, I made a ...
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USB 3.0 Flash Drive vs. 5400 rpm HDD for VirtualBox VM

Based on a comment, I'm trying to make this a technical question rather than an opinion question--performance of two proposed hardware configurations. I want to switch back and forth between Linux ...
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How to narrow the scope of this error message?

I have currently a dual boot system with debian an windows® 8.1 bit installed. As I use ᴜᴇꜰɪ, I use the windows bootloader to load the linux kernel directly (I compiled the linux kernel as an ᴜᴇꜰɪ ...
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How do I dual boot ubuntu mate and mac OS X 10.5 on a PowerMac G5?

I would like to try a dual boot configuration on my Mac but I have no idea how to dual boot on a Macintosh. Especially one this old.
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Mac OS X partition doesn't boot after enabling Bitlocker

I have dualboot MacBook Pro. After enabling Bitlocker in Windows 10 I am not able to boot my OS X partition. Only recovery partition is bootable. I am able to open my OS partition from Windows and see ...
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Windows doesn't boot after installing Fedora

After recently having installed Fedora on the same HDD as Windows, Boot manager no longer shows up in Grub2. When trying to repair what I've done by running grub2-mkconfig, it doesn't find Windows. ...
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Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5C - Laptop always restart after the Samsung logo

I'm in trouble with my laptop because I want install the Linux on my laptop in dual-boot with Windows 10. So for that, I created a new partition on my HDD and I did the following changes on the Bios: ...
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Can't boot Windows 8.1 DVD

I have an HP Pavilion 15-p097tx Notebook PC. I planned to dual boot it with Ubuntu 14.04. While installing Ubuntu, I accidently selected delete everything option. The recovery partition was also ...
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A UEFI entry is corrupt. How do I fix it?

I uninstalled Windows 10 from my triple boot setup to be left with dual boot but the UEFI entry for it stayed after I removed the drive, so to remove it I used easyUEFI to remove the entry but it just ...