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

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Windows 10 crashes after about 3 minutes with Ubuntu 14.04 installed

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my machine on a partition. I wanted to install Windows 10, so I installed it to another partition using a USB. Later there was the issue where I could not select the ...
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Can I add Windows to my systemd-boot bootloader if I have separate EFI partitions?

I've just installed Arch Linux on to a new set of partitions on my Windows 8 machine. In doing so, I created a new 512MB EFI partition for Linux to load from, leaving the existing Windows EFI ...
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How can I upgrade to Windows 10, but keep windows 7 in a dual boot?

I have a laptop running windows 7 and dual booting to some other operating systems as well (linux and windows 10 TP) with the windows 7 bootloader on the MBR, which points to a grub bootloader as well ...
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MacBook Pro dual-boot Windows using Boot Camp - Performance loss?

Long story short: I need a Mac for programming, girlfriend needs Windows for every day tasks (movies, web browsing, ocasional Win Games). I didn't specify the version of either OSX / Win because they ...
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Ubuntu + Win 7 Dual Boot

I want to dual boot Ubuntu on my old windows 7 laptop. Will I ALWAYS need the flash drive I am burning the ISO onto for startup? Or, once I select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows", will Ubuntu be ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu

How do I do this, should I follow the same method as for Windows 7? I did not try anything but am looking for suggestions. No I don't want to use VB. Please help. My hard drive has around 50GB free ...
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How to dual boot Windows 10 and (Kali) Linux?

I tried to install (Kali) Linux over a live usb stick (live .. > Application > System Tools > Install Kali Linux), but the with Windows 10 created partition of ~60GB won't be recognized by the ...
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Windows 10 upgrade using another partition — cannot boot up anymore

I have a dual-boot set up with Ubuntu 14.04, Win 8, and a Storage partition. Since my Win 8 partition is full, I have to choose the Storage partition during the Win 10 upgrade menu. During the ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011, 8,2) will not boot Mac OS X after installing Linux

Until a couple of months ago, I loved my triple-boot MacBook Pro (early 2011, 8,2 with high-resolution screen). Then I tried to run the Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) upgrade and everything fell apart. I ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 & 8 knocked out bootloader

I recently have dual booted both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same hard drive. Windows 7 was the first OS installed on the disk, but when I decided to install Windows 8 on a seperate partition, it ...
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Windows-Linux multi-boot problems in case of upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

I use Windows 7 on a multiple-boot machine (beside Win7, I have different Linuxes, using Grub). I want to freely upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. Will the procedure have some impact on the multi-...
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Dual-boot Elementary OS Freya and Windows 7

I have ThinkPad with win7 preinstalled. I bought a new SSD and iserted it in a free slot and have Freya OS installed on this SSD. Now I want to put win7 on SSD as well, so I created a 23GB NTFS ...
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Need help formatting drives for dual booting Windows with Antergos

Okay, so I'm planning on dual booting already installed Windows 7 with Antergos. I currently have 4 active Primary NTFS drives set up. I will be formatting one of those into ext4 in order to use that ...
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Running another OS on company laptop

Here comes a description of my scenario, requirements and possibilities. Scroll down a bit for the actual questions. I want to run an another OS on my company owned laptop, no one else use it but ...
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Clone Linux/Win7 dual-boot to smaller hard drive?

I have a Linux Mint / Windows 7 dual boot setup that is on a big hard drive that I'd like to use for something else. I have a smaller hard drive that will fit everything with room to spare. ...
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Why does Ubuntu keep the old vmlinuz files? Is it safe to delete them?

So, I was deeply annoyed by the multiple boot options on rEFInd bootup (I run about 6 OSes on my mac, plus some on a USB), and I thought to myself: "Why on earth do they keep multiple boot options for ...
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Dual-boot automatic load Windows when resuming from Hibernate

I have this setup: Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (grub). My bios boot options are: Windows Bootloader: Ubuntu boot option: Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 When I select Windows Bootloader it goes ...
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Can't shutdown my pc runing windows 8.1 after an incident

A week ago after shutting down my PC, the next time when I turned it on again, it didn't boot. After reinstalling Kali Linux, it worked again, however all of the system apps were gone. That got fixed ...
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Cloning Windows to SSD that contains Linux (dual boot)

After a long fight with installing Debian alongside my Windows, I ended up installing just Debian on my SSD. Now I came across a need of Windows and would like to install it alongside (dual boot) on ...
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Windows deleted my linux partition

So I had three systems on my computer. ElementaryOS (linux) and two windows 8.1 systems. It booted up always to GRUB at first. It aleays showed two options: elementaryOS Windows 8 When I booted ...
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Linux permissions in dual-booting scenario

This may sound like an odd request, but I'm currently dual-booting Arch with Win7, and I'm using Variety on Arch to switch wallpapers. The problem is that the wallpapers are on the Win7 partition, ...
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Using SSD cache to install another OS

So I been given a laptop at work that has a slow HDD with a separated NGFF-type SSD as cache for windows 8.1, but as it turns out the SSD has 128GB and windows can only use up to 64GB for cache ...
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Best way to set up a dual boot [closed]

I've just got a new PC, and I'm ready to set everything up. I'm wanting to dual boot Windows 7/10, and Ubuntu 14. I'd like it to be so by default it boots to Windows, unless I tell it otherwise. I've ...
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Failing to boot after disk cloning

I had the following configuration of partitions on old 160GB disk: /sda /sda1 - 100MB - NTFS - System Recovery (hidden Windows partition) /sda2 - 75GB - NTFS - Windows /sda3 - extended ...
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How to make an AIO MSDaRT usb/disk

I know there's an AIO windows installation disks, but is it possible making an AIO MSDaRT disc/usb? I wanna have a bootable MSDaRT disk to chose from Vista, Win7, or Win8
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot installation mess up

I've been trying to set up Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Windows 8 for quite some time now; several months. I've had over four failed attempts. I finally gave up and worked on Ubuntu in VMware from inside ...
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F12 to access Ubuntu dual boot alongside Windows 8.1?

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode. The problem is that I only can access the Ubuntu by pressing the F12 key(image below), which forces the boot. On another computer with dual ...
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Win XP, Win 8 and Linux in Grub2

For the following setup: kellogs@kellogs-PC:~ > sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kellogs: omitting empty partition (5) Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160040803840 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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Installing Linux Distro on my system without UEFI (I have Legacy BIOS system)

I have a system (laptop) with following specs: Ci5-2450M 2nd Generation. 650G and 4G without UEFI support (Legacy BIOS). Windows8.1 is installed on my system. Can I install Linux variant (Linuxmint or ...
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Dual boot Win8/Linux on Asus Zenbook UX301 keeping intel imsm RAID0

I have Asus Zenbook UX301 with Win8 preinstalled. I would like to have a Linux installed in dual-boot configuration. However, Windows is using the notebook 2 SSDs as intel RAID0 (rom-based RAID, ...
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I'm hoping to turn a USB stick into a multi-partition (4+), multi-boot tool. How do I properly set it up?

There are a lot of links about multi-boot, multi-OS USB drives and various tools to create them. What they don't explain in detail is how to, or whether or not it's possible to, properly partition and ...
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With Linux Mint as main OS, dual boot Windows 7 and have a Windows 7 virtual machine using the same Windows installation

I am about to install Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) as my main OS. I also want to be able to boot into Windows 7 occasionally. I also want to run a Windows 7 virtual machine inside Linux. Ideally I would ...
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Windows cannot be installed on the disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on my computer and I have 3 partitions in it. /boot, /sda1 (main, 900gb), and /swap (for swap space). I've been trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit by following ...
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Windows 8.1 Virtual Machine pointing to CentOS 7

How do I set up a virtual machine within windows 8.1 pointing to a CentOS 7 installation which I would like to install on the same physical box? I have been encountering all sorts of problems ...
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How to delete a OS from dual boot system without harming other one? [closed]

If there is a dual boot system ‘Windows-Linux’ or ‘Windows-Windows’, I mean in one HDD there are ‘a Windows 8.1 partition and a Windows 7 partition’ or ‘a Windows 8.1 partition and a Ubuntu partition’,...
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Increasing Size for Ubuntu

I has installed Ubuntu in my windows laptop.I have installed in C drive. I have allocated only 30GB hard disk space. But now i need to increase it. I would like to move it to another Drive with More ...
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Windows 8 with UEFI dual boot kali linux 1.0.9

I have an Asus x551ca with a windows 8.1 and works with UEFI. I'm starting to like very much of kali linux and I want do dual boot with it and windows. I make the disc partition, make the bootable ...
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GRUB 2 stops dual booting Windows 8

I own a laptop with two hard disks. Windows 8.1 is installed in UEFI mode on the first disk, and I recently installed Gentoo on the second one. Now I want to be able to select the OS on boot in GRUB2 ...
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Reset Windows 8.1 password Linuxmint on a dualboot config?

My laptop is in a dualboot config with linuxmint can I reset forgotten windows password from mint?
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Can't install Linux on HP laptop - install can't see mSata SSD + HDD combo

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4-1119tu that came with Windows 8.1, and I'm trying to add Debian Jessie in a dual-boot configuration. PREPARATION I made space on my hard-drive using a ...
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Clone OS to another partition as bootable

Is there any way to achieve the following: I want to clone my OS (C: drive) onto another partition. I want this other partition to be boot-able as well. I read so many articles on the internet about ...
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Can NTLDR /BOOT.INI boot a seperate MS-DOS hard drive (not a partition)?

The title says it all. I have added an old DOS disk to a w2k system and I would like to have it as a boot option in boot.ini, but I can't find how to tell NTLDR. Is it possible?
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What's the path when formatting one of the OS's of a multi-OS PC?

I have both Windows 10 and Windows 7 (main) installed on this PC. Should I do something different than the usual stuff (formatting one OS PC)? Or I'm just going to format Windows 7 partition via USB ...
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Dual boot openSUSE and Windows 8.1 on two separate PCIe SSDs

I have an X99 system with an Intel SSD 750 serving as the boot drive. Currently only Windows 8.1 is installed on it. My motherboard has an M.2 slot that I would like to use for a Samsung SM951 for an ...
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Some USB devices are disabled after rebooting into Windows 7 from Ubuntu (Error code 43)

I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing a strange problem. Every time when I boot into Ubuntu and then come back to Windows, both my Saitek devices (X52 PRO joystick and Rudder ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu

EDIT: The problem is due partitioning, most of the following might've not influenced the outcome. I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't ...
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Failure of Multisystem after first install on Cinnamon Mint 17.1 and 17.2 64-bit

I installed MultiSystem so I could create a toolkit USB drive, as I have done on previous Xubuntu and Lubuntu machines, following http://www.pendrivelinux.com/multiboot-create-a-multiboot-usb-from-...
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How to delete one of two W7 OS' installed?

Edit: I fixed the problem with EasyBCD eventually. I recently had problem booting due to system reserved partition tinkering and had to install a second Windows 7 to HDD in order to boot and fix the ...
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Triple boot (2xWindows and Linux)

I've got a question. Is it possible to triple boot on a Sony Vaio laptop (VPCF22L1E). I've installed Windows 8.1 Pro after upgrading from Windows 7. Then I installed elementaryOS due to my programming ...
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How to migrate a cloned linux installation into a dual-boot environment alongside Windows?

I've got a new machine with Windows 8 installed on a HDD. I plan to switch that out with an SSD. I currently use Linux (Ubuntu) all of the time, but I'd like to keep the Windows 8 installation along-...