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let a windows user only use one disk

I have a 256gb ssd and a 1tb hdd in my new laptop; my mom asked me to use the PC, but I saw her last one and it was full of viruses, crappy stuff, etc etc, is there a way I can let her user only use a ...
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Windows to Go dual boot with linux

two years ago I did a dual boot pendrive (actually is a mini ssd inside a usb adapter) with windows to go and kali linux using YUMI, few days ago I tried doing it again (to get the newer update for ...
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Laptop is entering in grub rescue mode. With error : no such partition

Actually i am using Windows 10 and Ubuntu in my yesterday windows was updating and during that process it was restarting several times. While restarting 2nd/3 rd time grub ran into problem. I am ...
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On which partition can I dual boot linux

I would like to install lubuntu alongside windows 10 on my machine. In every tutorial I have seen it is said to extract space for linux from disk C, but I have other partition with much more free ...
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Dual boot installation

I recently bought Lenovo L340 with 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD with windows 10 home pre-installed on SSD. I wanted to install Linux Kali alongside it and was wondering if it'd be okay to install Linux on SSD ...
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Can't install Windows Server 2016 due to error: Could not open Root directory: [14] Not Found

I am trying to install Windows Server 2016. I have used Rufus to create a bootable USB, but when I try and boot from the USB, it gives me the following error: Could not open Root directory: [14] Not ...
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Dual boot windows alongside linux without a usb

I need to install Windows, dual-booting an existing Linux installation [Parrot Home - Debian 10], however I bricked my USB so I cannot create a bootable flash drive. There are some ways, like ...
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What will be the best to increase the speed of the computer i.e. RAM should be increased or SSD should be installed in the computer [closed]

I have Dell,i5 laptop 7th generation windows and I am a android developer and we know android studio requires a lot of memory. So, to increase the working speed of my computer what should be done. I ...
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Black Screen while trying to boot Windows in Dual Boot with Linux Mint

i just installed Windows on my Macbook today. Everything went fine. I wanted to create a dual boot to be able to use the adobe creative suite, to design on windows and to code on my prefered os (linux ...
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Usb read only error LINUX not WINDOWS [duplicate]

[this question was flagged duplicate, and reffered to a windows post. i need linux specific help. by the way, the question was not associated with mine at all. i have read only issues, not no drive ...
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Cloned Windows 10 hangs in black screen with cursor

I cloned Windows 10 from a HDD Partiton into an SSD Partition. The SSD has 2 Partitions: one (1st) is Windows 7 (manually installed) and the other is the cloned Windows 10 from previous HDD. I created ...
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Dual boot Windows 10/Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (with bootable pendrive) freezes during installation

My notebook config is the following: Acer Nitro AN515-51 Windows 10 64bit Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2808 Mhz BIOS mode UEFI RAM of 16,0 GB I used Rufus to setup the pendrive, ...
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Does using different kernel versions (dual boot) containing different versions of btrfs with the same btrfs filesystem cause problems?

Didn't find any answer in the official wiki: https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/FAQ Why would I want to do that? I want to try another distro along side my currently installed distro. Where's the ...
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Can i dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on different drives?

I have an SSD that i have Windows 10 installed on and i have a second drive (HDD) and i would want to know if it`s possible to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu and if it is how to step by step because ...
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How can I safely disable Intel RST?

I want to dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. But I can't do it because I have Intel RST on. So how can I turn it off without causing any harm to system? I have Lenovo IdeaPad laptop, which has one ...
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Do I need RAID if I have one disk? [closed]

Some days ago I've got an idea to install Ubuntu 20.04 Linux together with Windows 10. But I found out that I have RST technology on my laptop, and it's on, so the installation stopped before ...
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Windows 10 will not boot without recovery CD

My primary desktop machine is running Windows 10 64-bit. After another desktop had some hardware upgrades a few years ago (both were running Win 7 at the time and had the same Asus MV-M2A-MV HDMI ...
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Stop scanning\contention on dual boot win7 win10 system

I have a win 7 install, which I have added a drive and installed win 10 on a separate drive. To stop each windows install from messing with the other disk, I have disabled those disks in the device ...
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Can't boot Windows (Windows and Ubuntu dual boot)

I recently installed Ubuntu. I wanted to make it dual boot with Windows so I made multiple partitions. I can't boot to Windows. My boot menu looks like this: A boot-info report is available here. ...
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Rebuild RST Fake RAID on dual boot system

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 as a second OS on a computer which had Windows 7 already installed. The computer had an Intel RST FakeRAID level 5. After a good deal of messing around, I finally followed the ...
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Grub Rescue After Deleting Linux Partition Windows 10

I need some help for fixing grub rescue mode. I was using Windows 10 Pro on my Lenovo-Ideapad 310 laptop.I installed Ubuntu With Dual Boot And Stupidly Deleted Linux Partition. I didn’t fix mbr. Now I'...
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NVME M.2 SSD is not showing up when dualbooting linux

I have three drives in my Acer Predator Helios 300 (Predator PH315-52) Laptop, two M.2 SSDs and one SSHD. One of the M.2 SSDs has Windows on it, and the SSHD serves as my Game Storage. I have bought ...
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Does booting work in pairs like legacy/MBR, EFI/GPT, BIOS/MBR, EUFI/GPT?

Disk 0 - It is a HDD. It's partition style is Master boot record. (MBR) It's the disk in which I wanna install Linux and dual boot. Disk 1 - It is a SSD. It's partition style is GUID partition table. (...
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Which partitions should I delete after removing Ubuntu?

My laptop has two disks: Disk 0 is SSD (Windows) and Disk 1 is HDD (Data). Then I created a partition (Partition 16 in the picture) to install Ubuntu in Disk 2. A few days ago, I wanted to remove ...
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How to delete extra OS entries from bios

I had an dual boot installation with windows and ubuntu. Recently, my ubuntu installation grub failed. I tried repairing it which brought a new entry into my boot selection screen. Eventually I ...
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Which one should I install first, windows or Ubuntu when Installing dual boot operating system?

I have tried 2 different ways to install dual boot operating system, and both worked. Although, I don't know which one should I install first, windows or Ubuntu. what is the consideration?
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gparted shows unknown system file on nvme ssd

I have 3 disks in my system --ACHI MODE-- 1.sata ssd 256mb(windows 10 installed on it). 2.hdd 1tb for storage 3.m.2 nvme ssd kingston A2000 500gb(has mostly games in it,steamlibrary) So i wanted ...
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How to replace an OS if two OS (Windows10 and Ubunutu) are installed in a laptop (dual boot)?

I have two OS installed in my laptop. First installed one was Windows-10, later i installed Ubuntu as dual boot option. Now i want to replace the Ubuntu with Xbuntu, since it is lighter on resources. ...
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Grub doesn't recognize Windows 10 partition after a auto-boot repair of Windows

The question seems duplicated, but I really convinced it isn't! My PC was unstable and I needed to remove some peripherals. Additionally, I have one SSD (with Debian 9 and Windows 10 - bootloader ...
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Installing Windows 10 as secondary OS on GPT disk in UEFI mode

So I uninstalled Windows 10 from my computer a few months ago, and started using Ubuntu as my main OS. But, I've been having some issues with my graphics card on Ubuntu lately, so I decided to finally ...
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In order to dual boot, is it necessary to install the second OS in the same drive as the primary Os?

So, basically i was thinking to Dual boot linux and windows ( windows pre installed)... But one question kept bugging me, and you might ask why it's a problem, since my Windows is installed in an Ssd, ...
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How to read/write a filesystem with ext4+LVM+LUKS on Windows?

I'm dual-booting Windows with Ubuntu, and I've installed Ubuntu in an encrypted partition. The partition layout is like this: OEM Partitions Windows partition Some other partitions Ubuntu ...
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Fast startup when dual booting

Recently I installed Ubuntu on external SSD and when I plug it to my laptop I have GRUB menu where I can choose to which system I want to boot. But as I know I should disable fast startup to be able ...
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In a Win8-Win7 dual boot, can Win7 boot from D:?

The system is dual booted. First partition on the SSD contains Windows 8.1 and the second partition holds Windows 7 Pro. Both were rescued from previous machines/disks which were, in various ways, ...
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Locked out of Windows 10 for 30 days due to Linux Dual Boot Install

I installed Ubuntu for dual boot on my Windows 10 PC. However, as many people mentioned in similar questions, I have a Bitlocker recovery key prompt when I try to load Windows from the grub menu. 1)...
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Remove Windows 10 from dual boot with ubuntu 18.04

This is my hard disk snap in ubuntu Gparted application. I want to remove Windows 10. I had ubuntu installed after windows. My aim is to have my Linux files (sda6) and New volume(D drive) sda5 intact ...
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Windows 10 won't install - issues with disk

First of all forgive me if the title or anything bellow is vague. I'm a professional programmer far from being a sysadmin and anything Windows-related is a great mystery for me. Also sorry for ...
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not able to boot into windows 10 after installing kali in dual boot mode

I have installed kali linux 5.4.0 with qindows 10. But from grub i am not able to boot into win10. If I click on win10, it is coming back to grub. If I change boot mode to "UEFI" then it is not ...
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Will disabled secure boot put at risk my pc?

I'm having Win10 and Linux on dual boot on my PC. I'm using Linux all the time but now I want to play something that runs only on Win10. The secure boot on my PC is disabled. On Windows I've got only ...
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Windows 10 Ubuntu 18.04 dual boot. Windows not shutting down properly

The problem occurs, when I boot into Ubuntu, shut Ubuntu down, boot into Windows, and shut Windows down. Then, it will not shut down as described by many other people. If I then turn off the machine ...
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Dual-Boot : Linux/Windows (mobo & hotswap options related)

I am currently running (successfully for the past 3 weeks) a dualboot system with : Windows 10 Pro 1909 for professionnal reasons and gaming [480GB SSD on Sata port 3] Arch Linux latest release for ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu after installing windows 10

Solved: In the BIOS settings, there was an option to "enable EFI file as safe" or something. It was greyed out so I set a BIOS admin password to unlock it. I then clicked it, selected HD0 -> grubx....
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Fedora boots up without showing other GRUB boot options

Until recently I had Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 installed with Rufus. I decided to uninstall Ubuntu and install Fedora with a Yumi multiboot USB. I installed Fedora, and when I turn on the computer ...
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Dual booting Linux and Windows - which filesystem should I choose?

I want to have Linux on my SSD 250GB disk and two partitions on HDD (250GB for Windows and 750GB for data). And I would like to have access to this data when I am using Linux (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) and ...
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EasyBCD Boot Device different to Windows Boot Manager device

Can someone explain why EasyBCD has a different Boot Device to the Windows Boot Manager device? My drives use MBR (not GPT). BCDedit shows this at the beginning: Windows Boot Manager ----------------...
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how to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows Server WITHOUT INSTALLATION

Several internet sites describe how to install Windows Server as a second OS. This is not my case. On the same PC I have a working drive with Windows 10 Pro and another drive with Windows Server 2012 ...
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BCDEdit - How to set device partition to a number (not c:)

I would like to add a new entry to my Windows bootmgr, which on another partition (5th one). What should I write after device partition=... to load the 5th partition?
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How do I move an OS from F-drive to D-drive and have everything pointing to “F:\” now point to “D:\” instead?

How do I move an OS from an HDD F-drive to a SSD D-drive and have everything pointing to "F:\" now point to "D:\" instead? Goal is to have a dualbooted system, with Windows 7.0 as the first ...
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Dual Boot from existing Windows (activated) drives

=== UPDATE 03-17-20: I received some very useful comments but they did not address the actual question. I re-state it for clarity: I have two hard drives on my Win10 system. Both contain bootable, ...
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Elementary OS's Grub boot loader not detecting my windows 10

I am trying to dual boot Elementary OS with Windows 10 Pro, but grub is not detecting Windows 10. I installed Windows 10 in legacy mode and I am installing Elementary OS in legacy mode too, but grub ...