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

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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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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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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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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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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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How can I add Linux to the new Windows 8 boot manager?

Which OSes can be put into the new bootloader that Windows 8 provides? It seems to be quite pretty and consistent with the rest of the new Windows 8 design, so it would be cool to put Linux (Ubuntu) ...
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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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How to boot a physical Windows partition with qemu?

I have gentoo and windows 7 installed alongside on my only hard drive. I want to start my windows install from within gentoo through qemu. Boot menu works fine but windows bluescreens on me soon after ...
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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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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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Any problems on multi-boot in case of free 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 ...
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Boot disk on USB not found (dual boot Elementary OS + OS X)

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and Elementary OS Freya on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro. I made a boot drive and followed these instructions (especially step 10) to boot but when I restart my computer and ...
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Recover BIOS on Lenovo U310 Touch after Windows 10 rollback

I have a Lenovo U310 Touch. Before the start of the problem, I used to have a dual boot configuration with Linux Mint 17.1 and Windows 8.1 installed side by side. I used to have a GRUB bootloader with ...
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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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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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Linux/Win Dual Boot: Install Visual Studio 15 with GRUB

This is kind of an assumptive question and I have done some cursory searches but most of the results were more about how to dual boot, not this specific question. I have a Debian/Win 8.1 setup ...
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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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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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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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Boot Fedora 18 from Windows 7's bootloader

In Ubuntu or previous releases of Fedora you could install grub to the linux partition and then add an entry to BCD (using EasyBCD or dd-ing partition's first 512 bytes to a file) to boot it. Now that ...
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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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Inaccessible BIOS on Lenovo Thinkpad T440

I have a new Lenovo T440 with Windows 8.1 on which I installed Fedora 21 with dual boot. Then I started playing around with grub2-customization and some of the BIOS settings (secure boot and legacy vs ...
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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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How to boot into a Linux, non-primary partition if Windows bootloader is on the MBR

I have Windows 8.1 installed in legacy mode/BIOS mode (ie: Not UEFI at all). Windows 8.1 is installed in the primary partition (ie: first). I (intend to) have linux installed in a second partition on ...
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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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Multiboot on usb with syslinux

I'm trying to make a multiboot usb with Ubuntu, Backtrack and Mantra-OS on it (all ubuntu as you can see). Those are the steps I've done: sudo su unmount /dev/sdb1 # unmount ...
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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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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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How to configure dual boot NixOS with Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook?

I could not find any description of configuring dual boot of NixOS and Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook. I am willing to experiment, but i would like to know at least that what i will try is supposed to ...
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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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Dual booting Linux/Win7, Grub refuses to load Win7

Decided to give Linux Mint a try (Ubuntu's interface annoys me), so I installed it with the intention of dual booting with Windows 7. Installation went fine, but now I can only boot into Linux Mint. ...
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Dual Boot - System Time [duplicate]

I have a desktop with an Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot. I use Ubuntu for work as a developer platform, and Windows for a TV card and Quicken. I work remotely on Ubuntu for a company 2 time zones away, ...
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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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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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Upgrading windows 7 to 8.1 in a triple booted system

I have Windows 7, Ubuntu and Kali Linux on my laptop. I want to change windows 7 to 8.1 without losing other operating systems and data. I also have a Windows 8.1 ISO with me. Can I do this by ...
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Dual Booting with xp and 7

I have working windows 7 32 bit OS in drive C and windows xp in drive D. But I am not getting the option to select xp in boot menu. Boot menu shows two options Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows ...
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Linux on Mac with bootcamp already containing Windows

I have a MacBook pro retina. I have installed Windows using Bootcamp (no virtualization). Can I further use Bootcamp to also install Linux (Ubuntu)? Or, does the fact that my bootcamp hosts Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14 dual boot partition mystery

I clean installed windows 8.1 on a new 1TB HD. During which I created a 120G partition for windows to live on. (it also creates a small 350M system partition by default). Next, using a LIVE CD I ...
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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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Boot fully encrypted Windows 8+ with GRUB without password using keyfile

I have a current setup so that my entire linux (including /boot) is encrypted and when I first start grub a password is needed to access /boot from my linux partition. But my entire windows partition ...
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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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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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Dual-boot (Linuxmint and ChromeOS) on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Two weeks ago I bought a Samsung Exynus 5200 Chromebook. It has 2 GB memory, a 16 GB SSD, an ARM-processor Mali-T 604 and ships with Chrome OS named Snow-Premier GE 8429. I want to work with Linux on ...
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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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How to remove the 'Choose an operating system' Windows 8.1 Preview boot screen after upgrading to 8.1?

It's not terribly bothersome because I managed to set it to auto-boot 8.1 after 3 seconds and I normally don't watch my PC boot up but still figured I would ask. How can I get rid of this?