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Run EasyBCD, go to the Advanced Settings" tab select the Windows you want to edit and here you can rename the entry (entry: NAME): If you prefer onboard tools you have to use BCDedit: bcdedit /set {GUID} description "My 2. Windows 8.1" Run BCDedit /v to get all GUIDs for the start entries.


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According to their web site you Just burn the ISO to a blank DVD from your favourite tool, and boot it. Burn the ISO-image (as a whole) and not the extracted file system. You didn't say what your current OS is, but in any case I'd suggest using an USB stick (if your system can boot from USB). The website contains instructions for Mac, linux and ...


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I will expand guntbert's answer (and do a little hand-holding) with this: Burn an ISO image on Windows. On linux: wodim -v -eject -data -tao dev=/dev/sr0 speed=4 "your_iso_file.iso" You may need to install the wodim package: yum install wodim or apt-get install wodim Alternatively, as guntbert suggests, you may want to make a bootable USB stick, ...


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I had the same problem. Running the command sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda indicated that I have both MBR and GPT tables present. This happened because I had originally Windows 8 pre-installed on my computer. Windows 8 uses GPT scheme. I installed windows 7 over it. Windows 7 is using MBR and finally my disk end up being MBR with some stray GPT data on it. ...


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First, you don't have a BIOS; you have an EFI (technically a UEFI, which is just EFI 2.x; I use "EFI" generically to refer to either). I know that most people, and even manufacturers, refer to EFIs as BIOSes, but it's been my experience that this practice just causes confusion, because people expect their EFIs to act like BIOSes -- but they don't. As ...


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You can install Windows 8 only one time unless you have two licenses. For test purposes: When installing Windows to first disk the other disk must not be attached to computer. Then you swap - insert second disk, detach first disk and install again. So you have two completely independent Windows 8 installations on two disks. After you decide which disk ...


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Here are some steps that may help you: Setup a Live USB stick with your distro of choice. Boot your computer with that Live USB Stick. Once in your distro's desktop you can: Backup your Windows 7 data to your secondary drive. Format your main drive. Install your distro to your newly formatted drive. This is roughly speaking, the specific steps vary for ...


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Check out http://sourceforge.net/projects/gujin/ It's getting a 5-star rating and supports mouse input to select the OS / kernel you want to load.


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Dual booting does not require the use of more ram. You are running one os at a time. If you were planning to run a virtual machine than more ram would be advised. Ubuntu, depending on if your system is optimized should use less system resources than Windows XP, how much ram do you have right now?



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