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

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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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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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After shutting down windows, grub boots to command line interface

I have a dual-boot setup on my Asus Laptop. I have an SSD which holds my Windows 10 and an HDD which holds my Linux Ubuntu and a partition for data for windows. My laptop also uses UEFI. When i boot ...
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Run several OS on same hardware in way that it is easy to switch between them

I have to design a setup with several software installations on the same hardware in way such that it is easy to switch between the installations. I dont want to install images each time but be able ...
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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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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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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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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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Create a multiboot USB drive with NTFS or ext2

I am trying to create a multiboot flash drive, but I don't want to use fat 16 due to the huge performance cliff between fat 16 and other file systems like ext 2 or NTFS. I need to have multiple linux ...
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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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How to delete everything on the hard drive if I can't fully boot up Windows, Linux or boot-repair disc(s)?

I had dual-boot Windows and Linux. I removed the grub, but I restarted my computer before Windows deleted the linux partition... I'm no longer trying to get access to my data, all I want now is to ...
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Make windows unmount a specific partition when hibernating

Could I possibly trick windows in to thinking it's a flash drive? I dual boot, this would be really nice to have.
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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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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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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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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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Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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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 ...
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Reinstall ubuntu on an existing ubuntu partition

I have a computer that is dual booted with Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I have had Ubuntu for a long time now and during that time I have learned how to use it by tinkering around with it. This, of ...
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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 ...
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How can I convince Windows 7 to reboot upon hibernating rather than powering down?

I have a Linux and Windows 7 dual-boot setup on my PC and I would like to configure the OSes so that when working in one OS, I can hibernate (saving the state to disk), reboot, use the other OS, ...
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Linux on new Surface pro 4

I'm interested in buying the new surface pro 4. But 'm also a linux user therefore I would like to run linux (dual boot) on the sp4. There lots of tutorials about the surface pro 3 but until now I ...
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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 ...
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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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Can't start linux , boot linux

Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 32,3kB ...
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Can't go into BIOS to change boot device

I completely erased my Hard Drive and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo B570 laptop. After a few months of using it I wanted to remove it, so I reboot my computer and pressed F12 (MultiBoot List.) ...
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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 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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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 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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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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Grub rescue, unable to boot windows

I have windows vista and backtrack Linux installed on my dell PC. I wanted to uninstall backtrack so I delect the partition, but when I try to boot widows again, the grub rescue> shown up. I can't ...
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How to delete one Windows from multiboot system including recovery partition?

I installed Windows 10 first and after that Windows 7. Now I want to delete both the Windows installations and then install Windows 10 in such a way that I don't lose any data in other partitions. ...
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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 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: Secure ...
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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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ext4 for data partition in Windows

I have moved my Windows user profile to a separate partition in order to share it with my linux install. I have originally tried to make a NTFS formatted data partition, but this creates some issues ...
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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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Windows boot manager not showing up

I had Windows 10 installed in my pc. And I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 in another partition so I can dual boot it. But when I start my pc Windows boot manager doesn't show up and it boots into ...
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How do I install Windows 7 (with Intel RST) and Linux to dual boot on a Dell XPS 15?

I have recieved a new $work laptop, a Dell XPS 15 with a 128GB mSATA drive and a a 1TB 5400 HDD. It came with Windows 8 installed, which is not supported by my employer and must be re-installed with ...
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Windows 10 does not update time after dualboot

After splitting disk to two partitions and going to dualboot with Ubuntu 15.10 I discovered weird error: When I reboot back to Windows, the time is X hours delayed, where X roughly equals amount of ...
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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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Windows 10 fail to boot with 0xc0000001 error code

Introduction Hello, I'm running multiboot installation on machine with UEFI. I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed, managed by Grub at startup and I have laptop working like this for about half a ...
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Problems upgrading OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) from beta to GM candidate on a dual-boot setup next to Ubuntu

I’m upgrading my OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) beta to the GM candidate on my MacBook Pro (last year's model, all original hardware) which has a dual-boot setup with Ubuntu. After the installer reboots my ...
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Mismatch in time in Windows while dualbooting

I installed 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 7 OS in my MSI GX70. I found that my Windows time is always 2 hours ahead of the actual time. My Ubuntu version shows the correct time. So I ...
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Install Chromium OS, but not from a USB

How can I install Chromium OS on my PC? I do not mean in a virtual machine, but actually a dual boot. I know you can boot from a USB, but that is not what I'm looking for. I really want to install ...