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

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Is it possible install Windows and Linux on a USB device?

It is easy to install Ubuntu on a USB device. I can install Windows 7 on USB with the help of nt6.zip. But how can I install both Windows and Linux on USB?
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How can I install Windows without uninstalling existing Linux?

I installed Lubuntu 12.10 on a single drive. How can I install XP without uninstalling Lubuntu 12.10?
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Attempted downgrade from GRUB2 to GRUB; can't boot into ubuntu anymore

So I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate and installed ubuntu 12.10 beside it. I kept the windows bootloader in the mbr at the advice if my tutorial (i used easyBCD to enable an option for ...
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Installing Windows 7 and Windows 8 in same partition

I have Windows 7 installed on my pc. In c:\ I want to install Wwindows 8 on the same drive as I have created the partition size as 350 Gb. I want to keep both Windows installations on the same ...
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Linking Ubuntu Documents to Windows Documents

I would like to make my documents synchronised across my dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu system. I've chosen to implement this as mounting the Windows data partition in Ubuntu at boot time with fstab, ...
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installing MS-DOS on new computer

I am going to install MS DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11 on my new Lenovo IdeaPad U410 laptop just for fun and just to prove myself I can do it. I want to ask if I can expect some problems? And if so then ...
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Missing Boot Menu [duplicate]

I have windows 8 and windows 7 installed in my system, yet I don't have a boot menu. When I load my computer it goes straight to windows 8. I installed EasyBCD and tried to recreate the boot files ...
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What is the use of the [BOOT]/Bootable_NoEmulation.img file on several boot images?

I've seen a file called [BOOT]/Bootable_NoEmulation.img on several boot images, and always wondered what it's use is. Neither found a suitable magic number nor could Google help me so I ask here. ...
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Upgrading Win7/Quantal(secure boot off) to Win8/Quantal dual boot

I have a Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot setup on an HP g4 laptop that is Win8 ready. Secure boot is off(using legacy boot). I want to upgrade to Windows 8, keeping the Ubuntu 12.10 install ...
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OS X Snow Leopard in Virtual Box fails to boot after software update

I installed a copy of Snow Leopard on a virtual drive in a Windows 7 host. It has been working fairly well in the past few days. I decided to install the updates for OS X and now it is stuck at the ...
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Windows option is missing in Dual boot Grub loader

I installed Windows 7 and then Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. After installing, when I restart, GRUB didn't load. Instead, it straight away went to Windows booting as if there's Only windows available on ...
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Dual/triple booting Surface Pro?

Before I purchase a Surface Pro, I would like to know how well it dual boots. I often develop for Mac, Windows, and Linux, so I highly value in a computer the community-supported ability to natively ...
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Dual boot and disk encryption

I need to dual boot these: Unencrypted Windows 7 partition Encrypted Linux partition (/ and /home) I was thinking to erase the entire disk then: Install Windows 7 then install a linux distribution ...
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Changing dualboot menu

Yesterday, I removed my wubi-installed Ubuntu and installed it from CD on a separate partition. Before, when I started my computer, a "BIOS-styled" menu popped up where I could choose between Windows ...
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No dual boot screen with XP and Seven

I want to install different version of Windows on a PC. I installed Windows XP on a first harddrive. I add a harddrive (HD) on my PC, split it in three part Since I have only one SATA cable, I ...
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Dual boot operating system selection menu with two hard disks

I have two hard disks: one with windows and one with linux. While booting, computer is not showing option for selecting the operating system. How can I add menu for selecting which operating system I ...
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Best way of keeping my data when changing hard drive

I'm about to get a SSD and I'd like to know what is the way of keeping the data from my mechanical hard drive. I have OpenSUSE and Windows 7 installed on a dual boot. I've found on Google two ways ...
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How can I bypass WIndows 7 boot loader when dual booting Linux Mint 14

As of this morning my dual-boot attempt went south. This as far as I can see is mainly due to the windows boot loader and grub 2 and I'm really not sure how to fix the issue other than deleting Mint ...
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Windows XP stuck in loop

I've an old PC, which was used in dual-Boot with Linux Mint. I removed the Linux Mint partitions and an old data partition and enlarged the Windows XP partition. After starting, I got the grub not ...
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Dual boot manager not displaying XP after i installed Win7

I'm a Java Student and my Tomcat Server wasnt running properly on my XP OS and since i cant afford buying a new OS for my computer, i had to get one the easy way. So,I installed an unconventional ...
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Multi-booting a secure-boot enabled Windows 8 laptop

My friend is buying a Lenovo Z500 with Windows 8 pre-installed and with that (irritating) Secure Boot feature. We use Ubuntu for some stuff at college and she wants me to help her install Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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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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Can you install Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

I installed Windows 8 and it works great, but I need to use some software that isn't available on Windows 8 (Windows DVD Maker). Is it possible to install Windows 7 again in a dual boot scenario and ...
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How do I replace GRUB with the Windows 8 bootloader without losing access to Linux?

I dual-boot Windows 8 and Crunchbang Linux. I installed Windows first, then Linux. GRUB was installed directly in the MBR. However, now I suspect that GRUB is the reason why I can't use bcdedit on ...
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Grub doesn't show OS selection menu when booting a dual boot setup

I have installed windows and Linux(ubuntu) on the same machine. Now the problem is when I start my machine, It goes directly to Linux and does not ask me for the selection of OS either I want to load ...
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Installing windows 7 hid ubuntu on my machine.Can I access ubuntu again?

I had ubuntu already installed on my laptop.I did not uninstall it.I installed windows 7 on my laptop.Now I can't access ubuntu.It's hidden.I thought I would get a choice of operating systems at the ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and Mint 14 with “something else” option

I would like to do a dual boot of Windows 7 and Mint 14 on my Acer netbook which already has Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on a terabyte hard drive. I have already shrunk the Windows 7 partition to ...
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Slax on NTFS (GRUB) with Changes Saved Natively

I have Slax 7 and Windows XP running on the same (ntfs) partition - woohoo! I still have a few issues, holes in my understanding: Slax apparently saves all "changes" to a single file ...
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Change default option on dual boot screen

I want to know how I can change the default selected option on the GNU GRUB dual boot screen displayed on system start-up. I have a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot PC. Currently there is a countdown ...
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Partition resizing on dual boot

I have to partitions, ntfs and ext3 with windows 7 and ubuntu 11 respectively. They were side by side, first ntfs then ext3. I shrunk and resized the ext3 so that there was space immedeatly after the ...
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deleting ubuntu from the hard-disk when I have a triple boot

Currently I have a triple boot with windows7,fedora 16,Ubuntu 11 . As I power my laptop I see the boot loader of ubuntu (Grub) that lists three OS's. I need to delete Ubuntu from my hard-disk ? How ...
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Virtualbox existing (physical) Ubuntu guest clears Windows 7 entry on update-grub, no single solution for both scenarios

I have successfully booted an existing Ubuntu 12.04 physical partition installation under a Windows 7 host, as explained here. I use a grub rescue disk .iso to manually boot the kernel, get to the ...
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Repair Windows 7 Partition from Puppy Linux

On my Windows 7 PC I booted Browser Linux from USB, ran GParted to create a new partition in order to install Linux. GRUB is also installed and offers: Windows 7 /dev/sda1 Browser Linux /dev/sda2 ...
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What does the IDE connector labeled PRI IDE on my motherboard do?

So I was looking for an antenna cable in my cellar, when I found some old sweets in a by my old computer in a cardboard box. Two old PATA HDDs, a PATA CD-ROM and some IDE cables. That gave me an idea ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 is not detecting Windows 8 installation

I am having some problems with the installation of Ubuntu 12.10 on my Sony Vaio S laptop. I currently have Windows 8 installed as UEFI, and I have disabled Secure Boot. I have downloaded the Secure ...
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Windows 7+Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot partitioning confusion

I'm trying to dual boot desktop Ubuntu for the first time, and hopelessly flummoxed by the partitioning process. I've got a Lenovo notebook (Windows 7) with a 500GB HDD + 28GB SSD, and my goal is to ...
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Boot Ubuntu on SSD drive from windows bootloader (with or without easyBCD)

Hello Superuser community, I'm facing a problem I can't find any solution to, after sooo much reading on the web. Here's the situation I have a laptop with 2 drives (sorry I could not add the ...
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How to make dual boot by getting free space from Windows XP Primary Drive

I want to go for Dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu currently, Windows already installed in system with partitions as C: 270GB (Primary Drive);D:10 GB and E:92 GB I want to get 100 GB from C: ...
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Is it possible to share the same “hard drive” partition with a dual-boot?

I want to dual-boot my PC with Linux and Windows. Is it possible to save a file on my Windows partition and when I load the Linux partition, be able to see that saved file on Windows and visa versa? ...
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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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How to dual boot Mac OS X and Ubuntu without rEFIt

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac but I don't want have to use rEFIt. Can I do that? Can I just hold the control key on startup and use that to pick what I startup with? And if so would I install ...
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How to boot USB stick in UEFI mode?

we recently bought a new windows 8 laptop, and we are trying to install Ubuntu to it in a dual boot configuration. I downloaded the 64 bit 12.10 iso and put it in a USB stick, both with the utility ...
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How to install reliable/flexible GRUB for multi-boot (Windows, Linux)?

This question must've been asked a billion times, but I haven't found a real GRUB-related solution. I need to install GRUB on a machine that'll have both Windows and Linux (Fedora) installed. It must ...
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how to dual boot fedora 18 and windows 8?

i just bought a new DELL Inspiron 15R laptop which comes with pre installed windows 8 64 bit. I got no cd or dvd for windows 8. i want to dual boot my laptop with fedora 18. Can anyone point me ...
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My Windows has been installed in EFI mode?

I'm trying to do a dual-boot system in my new Dell Inspiron. It came with preinstalled Windows 8 and I want to install Ubuntu. The documentation says that if my Windows installation is in EFI mode ...
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How To change Grub Boot Setting

I got Fedora 18 and Windows 7 installed on the same machine, and I want to change Default boot time from 3sec to 7sec also and the default start-up systems windows 7. I have used this commande : ...
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Factory restore Windows 7 without erasing Ubuntu on Toshiba dual-boot

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual-boot system on my laptop. When I bought it I immediately created recovery discs. Then I repartitioned and installed Ubuntu. Now my Windows is running slowly and I ...
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Multi boot option for WDS

I have a Windows Deployment Server (Server 2008 R2) that I use to roll out XP/Vista/7 installs using the standard retail CDs. I am looking to expand its functionality to include DOS/Linux/Repair ...
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Installed Lubuntu as dual boot to Windows 7 and now Windows won't load

Last year when I installed an SSD in my laptop, I partitioned off a few GB to try dual booting to Linux. At the time, I was able to set up Ubuntu on that partition and used EasyBCD to manage the boot ...
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Installed lubuntu on eeepc 1025c - now won't boot

I purchased an Asus EeePc 1025c. Dissapointed with its windows performance, I decided to install Ubuntu + LXDE, that is Lubuntu (lightweight, and 1025c only has 1GB RAM). The installation went fine, ...