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How to work and play in one machine?

I'm a software developer using one laptop for both personal use and work use. The machine that was given from work is NOT as powerful as mine and it cannot output 144hz on two 1440p monitors while my ...
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Removing Linux from Dual Boot Machine

I have a Dell Latitude 3560 laptop that was, of course, delivered with Windows 10. When it was received, I shrunk the Windows partition down to 60GB and installed Fedora 28. The machine boots into ...
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How to get GRUB working dual boot Windows(Legacy) PopOS(UEFI)

I've tried to get my dualboot screen working for a while, to give some context: I had the same Windows install for a few years now Installed PopOs a couple of months ago I have 2 drives and Windows ...
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Efi/microsoft/boot/bootmgfw.efi not found after restarting laptop from windows update

hi this may sound duplicating question but is different to all the other related to this. I ran windows update for Cummalitive updates recently on my dual boot laptop.This failed while updating and i ...
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Need bios boot instead of boot menu

I want to do like that I install 2 os on 2 partition on a same SSD and then I want that if I turn on my pc it should automatically boot to windows but when I want I can go to bios boot menu and select ...
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Will a Windows 10 installation on a seperate drive cause it to overwrite GRUB?

I have an Ubuntu system (UEFI) and I want to run a Win 10 installation on a separate disk. My goal is to switch between operating systems by changing the boot order of disks from BIOS. However, I'm ...
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How do I reset “bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path … ” when not being able to boot windows?

I am using a dual boot system - Windows 10 & Ubuntu 20.04. After a Windows update I was no longer able to boot Ubuntu. Grub was not showing up, there was just a blinking white cursor on the screen....
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You don’t have permission to save in this location ON Windows

I have dual-boot laptop running Ubuntu 20.10 and Windows 10. In this laptop, there are two SSD drives: one with partitions for each OS and the other one just for data (in NTFS). My problem is in ...
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Formatted windows 10 original while installing ubuntu 20.04

I had windows 10 installed on my lenovo l340 .i tried to dual boot my laptop with ubuntu 20.04. but while dual booting it did an error by which linux took swap area from ssd where windows was ...
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Dual Boot Windows and Linux on separate physical drives

I have a UEFI-based system. I want to have a Windows–Fedora dual-boot configuration such that both systems are isolated from each other. Here is what I mean by the term isolation: Both systems should ...
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Booting windows seamlessly, but boot ubuntu if a key is pressed

I have been using a windows 10 machine, with a ubuntu virtual machine running on it, but now I want to install ubuntu directly on the physical machine. This is a shared computer, so I need windows to ...
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Extra entry in Grub menu

My Toshiba laptop came with Windows 7 pre-installed. I installed Xubuntu on dual-boot (BIOS not UEFI). When Windows 10 came out, I upgraded to it, but now Grub shows two entries for Windows (besides ...
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Linux mint doesn't show on bootmgr, directly boots to Windows

I have Windows 10 and Linux installed on separate partitons, but my PC goes directly to Windows without displaying the OS menu. How do I fix this?
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Kernel file not found error?

I am was installing PrimeOS(android os) and it came with a installer after installation the system restarted and an error came while booting "error: no such device: //android/kernel", the ...
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Pop!_OS not working after login screen. (Dual-boot on Mac)

I am dual booting Pop!_OS and MacOS on a 13-inch Late 2013 Mac Book Pro (CPU: 2.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Graphics: Intel Iris 1536 MB) I have not done any recent ...
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How to troubleshoot installing Pop! OS with Windows 10?

I am trying to dual boot Pop! OS with Windows 10 on my PC, I have the disk partitions set up (about 50 GB for the new OS), as well as the .iso in a flash drive for booting. But whenever I boot from ...
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Set-up Android x86 entry in rEFInd

So, I installed Android x86 on my Mac Mini from 2011 which is dual-booted between macOS and Ubuntu. I installed the 64-bit version on Ubuntu's partition without reformatting, and need to configure the ...
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I had dual booted my laptop with windows and kaliLinux. But, after a recent windows update, booting into windows is leading to Blue Screen of Death

I had dual booted my ASUS ROG with windows and kali linux. After a recent windows update, the pc started to directly boot into Windows. I figured out that it happened because after the update windows ...
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Copying Ubuntu partition from a dual boot machine to bootable USB flash drive

I have a computer in dual boot configuration (Windows an Linux). I would like to clone only the Linux partition to USB flash drive and make it bootable in another computer. Can this be done? I tried ...
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How to enable BitLocker when booting Windows 10 from a non-Microsoft boot manager?

My setup I have ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 laptop and want it to dual boot Linux and Windows 10. For that I want to use a boot manager supporting both Linux and Windows; currently I'm using rEFInd. I also want ...
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Grub lost after dual boot 2015 Macbook pro MacOS to Kubuntu Linux

I partitioned my hard drive on 2015 Macbook Pro in order to install Linux. I have successfully installed Linux on my macbook pro, but when I shut down or restart, it doesn't give me an option to boot ...
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What could be the possible cause of high CPU spikes, lagging while idle and Windows not booting on dual-boot laptop?

I have an old Lenovo U310 laptop (7-8 years) and for almost a year I've been using it as a dual-bootable system. One OS was Windows 8.1 and the other one was Kali Linux. I've been using Kali Linux ...
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Issue with installation of bootloaders on Dual boot setup

I have a laptop with a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I used to have an Ubuntu and Windows dual boot but I wanted to change to a different distro. So I wiped the Ubuntu partition and tried to install ...
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Reinstalling Win10 alongside Linux Mint

I have a 750GB drive that is failing, but still functional (I already backed up what can't simply be reinstalled), and I would like to reinstall Win10 on the SSD (I assume my key should still be valid,...
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How to mount /run from a Linux live usb in order to chroot?

I have a system dual booted with Windows 10 and Linux on it for some reason I'm getting "You need to load the kernel first" error on the grub menu so someone has advised me to boot from a ...
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How to increase the size of my ubuntu in dual boot having multiple hard drives

I currently have a dual boot with Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10, with an SSD (256GB) and HDD (1TB). My Ubuntu is solely installed on my SSD with an allocated space of 50GB that is now nearly fully ...
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How to install Windows 10 to a bootable external SSD?

I have Windows 10 already installed on my desktop's NVME. I have another external SSD that I wish to use as a bootable drive to Windows 10 as well (dual boot two windows 10 systems, basically). I have ...
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Selected boot device failed. Press any key to reboot the system

I tried dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 10, however the GRUB menu wasn’t loading, presumably because I have Alienware OS which interferes with it, so I ran: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\...
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Dual Boot Lubuntu Windows 10 Only Windows 10 Loading

it's the first time I encounter this issue. I have several other computers on which I have two OS and I had never had to do anything to have a bootloader where I can choose which one I want to start. ...
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Adding UEFI linux image on Windows running from BIOS

i have a windows 7 system running from "dual boot type" in BIOS setting. Windows is a legacy image. I now want to add a linux OS which boots from UEFI mode. Can anybody help me out how to do ...
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Dual boot - Screen glitch - Vertical lines

I have an HP ENVY Laptop 15-ep0142tx, it is currently running Windows 10 Home (Version: 20H2 and Build: 19042.804). I wanted to install Ubuntu 20.04 by dual booting, but after booting into the ...
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Windows 10 shutting down after selecting it from the grub menu

I am a 16 year old Linux user (Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS), and I have been for the past 2 years. I have been dual booting from my MSI laptop (GS63VR Stealth) I don't know how it exactly happened, But I just ...
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Installing Linux ubuntu on Hp omen 15

I have an HP omen 15-dh1059nr. Is it possible to install ubuntu on it with no issues? Specs: Intel 1-7 10750h Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 16gb ram Windows 10 UEFI mode
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I have to boot from one time boot menu because bios won't autoboot my hdd

I have a Dell Latitude E6540 with dual boot for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 on it and when I turn on the computer, BIOS returns a message that says no boot medium found, so I have to go to the one-time ...
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Boot from Cloned USB-SSD

I cloned my internal disk (win10) to an usb drive (linux:dd). I want to select at startup which drive to use. But if I boot from USB, windows always uses the internal drive. I guess the problem is the ...
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Boot-repair not working after installing win10_20H2 after debian

i've been running debian for quite a while, i wanted to install windows because i'll use it on classes, so i tried to make a bootable drive with win10_20H2 and Disk Image Mounter, with WoeUsb-ng and ...
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Having installed Win&Ubuntu dualboot, can't boot Ubuntu

I've installed Win10 first Ubuntu linux was second installed Now, I can only boot into Windows, Ubuntu, despite it's there installed, I can not boot. I have very old pc with primitive bios. Only thing ...
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Windows Boot manager showing blank > then normal boot after the 30 secs

I installed second Windows 10 on my laptop (now it's dual boot with two Windows 10 installations). The newer installation is set as default and first in the Windows Boot Manager menu. But when I ...
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Is it possible to dissable TRIM on selected partition?

I want to install dualboot Win10+Ubuntu on same 2TB SSD. My idea is to leave each OS 250GB and remaining 1.5TB will be left for media, which both OS will have access to. I want to make the 1.5TB ...
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Installing Win10 via DualBoot - editing BCD

I’d like to install Win10 on an external SSD connected via Thuderbolt 3 on a system running Win10Enterprise (v. 1809). I have admin rights in Windows however my BIOS/UEFI is locked with admin pwd and ...
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Windows disappeared from grub after CentOS

So, I installed CentOS 8 after having Windows 10 on it. I initially had an M2 ssd of 500GB. After partition the disk and installing CentOS, my windows is no longer an option when I boot. I have been ...
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Two Drives Dual Boot with Secure Boot

I'm going to build a PC with two SSD’s. I want to have Windows on one SSD and Ubuntu on the other. Why? This pc is going to be for educational and private use. I'm planning to use Ubuntu for school ...
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Dual boot windows with hibernation on bitlocked partitions

I have two installed Windows 10. One is for my work and one for personal usage. Both systems are secured by bit locker, so the one system does not have acces to the other one. I have administrator ...
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Windows 7 - Windows Boot Manager Asks To Choose Between Windows 7 And Grub 2 For Windows

OK, So I Installed Kali Linux In Dual Boot With Windows 7 A Few Months Ago. To Place Windows As The Default Option In the boot sequence for GRUB, I installed this program called Grub2Win. It Didn't ...
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When I try to boot into windows 10 it boots into Ubuntu even Selecting the order in bios

I have installedubuntu with dual boot. Ubuntu works perfect, but when I try to get into windows it just takes me to ubuntu grub again, doesn't matter if i'm selecting the option in the grub, in the ...
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Memory_Management BSOD after RAM upgrade in macbook dual boot late 2011

So I got this ram "OWC 16.0 GB (2X 8GB) 1333MHz 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM PC3-10600 CL9 Memory Upgrade kit, (OWC1333DDR3S16P)" for my macbook pro late 2011 model. Since I have changed the ram, as ...
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Windows 10 not visible in bootloader after installing Fedora 33

Im totally new here, and totally new to Linux. I recently wanted to make a dual boot, and so I prepared the USB disk with Fedora 33 installation, I managed to make a free space on C drive, right next ...
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dual boot 2x windows10 on UEFI/GPT

As I am quite used to dual/multiple boot-options (boot-managers etc) in BIOS/MBR environment, but not in UEFI/GPT, I wonder if and how the following can work: I copied (cloned) my windows-system ...
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Multi-Booted Ubuntu, Win7, Win10 - Windows 10 boot menu not working correctly

A few weeks ago I multi-booted my computer with Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows 10. It has been working fine until now. Here is the issue: I turn on my computer and the GRUB 2 OS select screen appears. ...
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Ubuntu boots, Windows doesn't on New PC with old SSD

I installed a new motherboard, cpu and ram but unfortunately my Windows won't boot. I have dual boot - Elementary OS and Windows 10. Elementary works just fine, but when I select Windows in the boot ...