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It sounds like windows may of formatted the 'free' space into some kind of usable partition. If you're sure the space the installer is seeing, is the free space that you've separated then I'd just be looking for some kind of delete option in the installer.


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In regards to your desired software solution, you could use LVM and LUKS to partition and encrypt the drive in a multitude of ways. I run Tails and Kali from a single SanDisk Extreme 3.0 (50Mb/s) is performance enough for me. I have three Logical Volumes (LV's) Tails, Kali, and shared. Single LUKS password encryption for the stick as a whole. The shared ...


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The closest thing to what you are asking is generally referred to as a type-1 Hypervisor. However Hypervisor is really a "minimal OS" (if it even qualifies as an OS) host for multiple guest OS. A sort of supervising kernel. You can typically dedicate single CPUs in a multi-CPU setup to a specific guest, and allocate memory and storage space for each guest. ...


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The hardware would have to specifically support it. A normal PC cannot do this. A mainframe can do it via logical partitions. I think this qualifies as there is no real separate operating system running underneath the LPARs. (Note mainframes also use "hosting" but here there is a single OS running on the hardware like z/VM. Back in the day if you had a PC ...


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Simply put, no. Most of the interconnects within a motherboards circuitry are buses, and the operation of a bus MUST be coordinated by a single arbiter. Interrupts could not function effectively. In order to do this, you would need a custom motherboard that implemented pretty much the entirety of its functionality twice, with special circuitry to allow two ...


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I have this question last year,you can try clone tools like as gaprted,MiniTool partition wizard,Xclone and so on. There is detail steps of How to clone hard drive in windows 7 Before you do Connect the target hard drive to Windows 7. download clone tool(ex MiniTool Partition Wizard), and then launch it the main interface. Make sure all data ...


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Turns out Florian had the right idea: disabling legacy USB in the boot menu fixed the problem itself, so the keyboard and mouse now work on first boot into windows 7. That said, why they don't work with legacy USB enabled on first boot into win7, but then do work after a hard reset, is still a complete mystery.


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Resetting the CMOS (aka BIOS) will only reset the settings inside the BIOS, not wipe your harddrive. They are the settings for your harddrive connection, cdrom, time/date and that kind of thing. If you never altered your BIOS settings, resetting them to factory should not make any important change. But keep in mind, if you have changed the setting for SATA ...


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No, will force to load the default configuration of the B.I.O.S setup, can be done with removing the battery temporaly or just choosing the "load default settings" option inside the bios setup. The data inside the HDD/SDD will be fine.


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If I understand, you've to Windows installed on a PC and want to dual boot a Mac with OSX and Windows while porting your current Win install. If this is correct, I'll assume that your target Mac already has a partition where Windows will be installed to. That said, there are a few ways to approach this problem. Caveat Emptor: I haven't touched Windows since ...


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I finally got everything to work after days of fighting with windows, efi, and secure boot. For posterity, here is what I did. This install is on a second internal hdd. Install Ubuntu in the desired location, using the windows efi partition as the boot partition for the new Ubuntu install. Use efibootmgr from Ubuntu (this can be done from a LiveCD) to ...


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It looks like you have a UEFI based install First, enter your computer's SETUP (typically by pressing delete or F2 while the computer is booting). Within setup you usually have the option to rearrange or remove boot options. Once the boot option for grub has been removed, you can delete Grub's files from the EFI system partition, (you can assign it a drive ...


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EasyBCD can add Ubuntu to boot menu from Windows. All you need to do is boot into Windows, download EasyBCD from here and than follow this video that shows you how to it. Hope this helps you!


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If you find you cannot fix the grub bootloader (Windows overwrites it), then this longer procedure will remedy the issue: Make a disk image as it is now, either with a Windows tool such as Macrium Reflect Free or a Linux tool such as Clonezilla. Make Ubuntu installation media and use it to reinstall Ubuntu in the same partition it currently inhabits (...


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When reinstalling Windows 7, Windows overwrote Grub. You can use the Ubuntu Boot Rescue live image to repair Grub.


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While Curtis' answer is correct (+1), I want to share another option in regards to "wasting space." You can save space by installing an application on both OSs to the same location. For example, lets say you are installing 7-Zip. You can boot to Windows 7 and install the application to its default directory "c:\Program Files\7-zip" You can then reboot ...


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Most programs will need to be installed separately on each drive so that they can make changes to different parts of the operating system (e.g. the Registry, file associations). That said, if the program can run without being installed then you could run it off of a third drive or a usb stick. Take a look at http://portableapps.com/ for some examples.


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If it only happens after rebooting from Ubuntu, then it's just the remains of what was in the video card's memory being displayed in Ubuntu before Windows boots up. There's no real point in clearing out the video RAM when the OS is starting because everything is going to be overwritten when the desktop is displayed. Clearing out the RAM would take extra ...


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What always worked for me is Rescatux which you can find here: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/rescatux/ Boot into Rescatux and select Automatic Repair (or worded similar). If Automatic Repair does not do the trick, select "Restore Grub" and select the Boot Device accordingly.


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I don't really know whether it is safe to move the recovery partition or not, so I understand your concern. If I had to guess I would say it is possible, but don't quote me. In case you don't get more useful answer, you may consider this scenario: Boot some live CD Linux. Create a new partition in free space. The plan is: this will be your new /home. ...


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I discovered that there is an option in the Advanced Security Settings in the Surface BIOS to enable an onscreen keyboard during boot, which allows me to select my OS without having a physical keyboard attached.


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Disconnect the old HDD (optional but recommended), insert your Win7 Installation media and boot on it. Click Repair your computer, then select your SSD Windows installation and then Next, then at the System Recovery Options menu click Command Prompt. At the Command Prompt enter: bootrec /fixmbr - Writes the Master Boot Record bootrec /fixboot - Writes a ...


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It would probably be a lot easier (and safer in terms of stability) to do a fresh install of Windows 10 and Xubuntu and make it dual boot. Then copy critical data across. Yeah you might have to re-install applications but personally I would do that. If for some reason you cant and you need to clone the drives then you could: Download disk clone ...


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Based on the additional info you gave me, I'm going to assume it's a sort of bug in the BlackArch installation software. My suggestion is to install vanilla Arch Linux, then install the BlackArch toolset within Arch Linux. On the BlackArch web site, under "Downloads", there's instructions for doing exactly this. The ArchLinux Wiki has an excellent beginner's ...


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While not a full reinstall you could try doing a "factory reset" on Windows 10. This is under Settings > Update & Security > Recovery. Press the "Get Started" button for Reset this PC. I recently had to do this for a VM that was acting up and it reset Windows 10 to a fresh install. But your mileage may vary based on what's wrong. As far as I know this ...



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