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Files and folders on shared drive created on Linux are not visible in Windows (dual-boot)

I have a dual-boot with Linux (Manjaro) and Windows installed on two separate SSDs, plus I have a shared ex-fat HDD which contains documents and the like. Problem is, very often, when I'm on Linux and ...
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Does Windows multi boot share BitLocker key from the TPM?

I want to use an application that requires kernel access and can't be run on a VM, but I want to isolate it from my day-to-day environment, without buying a whole new PC for it. I thought about using ...
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Why does GRUB not recognize a partition with OS?

I had unallocated space behind my main partition which contains my BigLinux operating system. I wanted to allocate this space to my main partition, but since it was in the back, I would have to move ...
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Windows installer not detecting drives on dualbooted system

I'm running Windows 11 with Fedora dual booted, or atleast I was, until one day Windows started throwing "Inaccessible Boot Device". To fix that, I'm trying to reinstall Windows without ...
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Windows 11 & 11 Dual Boot - Show which OS to boot into on startup?

I recently moved an M.2 drive from my second PC to my primary PC. My primary PC already has a Windows 11 installation and so does the newly installed M.2. I would like to keep both installs and boot ...
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Which primary partition can be deleted if there are more than 1?

I have a dual-boot laptop (initially only Ubuntu and now it is Windows with 186Gb partition and Ubuntu with 50Gb). I would like to remove the Ubuntu partition to make space for windows but both the ...
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Dual boot | Dual drives: Linux over Windows

Preface: This is/was an attempt at creating a dual boot laptop (Asus), primary drive is housed on the motherboard sda has Linux Mint installed, secondary drive sdb has Windows 10 installed and plugs ...
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How to alternate automatically at boot between my laptop's two installed OSes?

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux 20.04 installed into separate encrypted partitions on my Dell Latitude 5411 laptop. When I shut down one OS, it's always to boot into the other one. Linux is the ...
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How to change boot_drive/operating_system from within that operating system?

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to change boot drive or operating system that PC will boot into during the next startup but from within that operating system (!) as oppose to just going into ...
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Create a dual boot with an already existing windows partition

For the past few months I had an ubuntu with main OS and a windows 11 that I used with kvm/qemu. The whole data is on a distinct partition. Now I want to switch back to a dual boot with windows and ...
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Operating system not found after installing linux mint

I installed linux mint along side windows 10 on an old laptop from 2012 (i7-2670QM), after installation, removed mint flash drive -> enter -> laptop rebbot, and getting Operating sytem not found ...
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reversing "Windows To Go" - what am i doing wrong?

I have windows on external drive (was converted to windows to go from internal hdd using WintoUSB) - I use it with a Steamdeck and it works fine (Using the Steamdeck boot manager to select the drive ...
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Repair Windows 11 MICROCODE_REVISION_MISMATCH on dual boot with Linux

I've recently installed a dual boot of Windows 11 with Debian 12 on my laptop. It was working fine but one time my laptop discharged when I was running windows. When I connected the charger to my ...
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grub rescue unknown filesystem

i am dual booting Win11 and artix linux(or trying to do so..) i have celan installed win 11, shrunk volume of drive, and w rufus created USB to install artix with after restart n selecting USB i just ...
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Boot Windows 10 from RAID0

I had a Windows 10 machine with Auros Z390 Pro mainbard, SATA SSD system disk and RAID0 with two M2 disks and successfully installed seconds clean Windows 10 on the RAID. Now when I start my machine I ...
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Windows 11 keeps messing with grub at every restart (+ possible solution?)

I installed Windows 11 and then Archlinux (I set a dual boot system within the same shared Efi partition). Everything worked fine for a year or so. But now, whenever windows restarts, it makes grub ...
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Adding an existing HDD to Windows 11, without losing data

I have several hard drives in my system: 1TB SSD - Ubuntu 22.04 1TB SSD - Windows 11 2TB HDD - NTFS data storage My intent is to have the 2TB HDD be used as shared file storage across both Ubuntu ...
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Force boot menu selection to always show on XPS 15 running Windows 10

I have a XPS 15 9510 with an internal SSD running Windows 10 and I also have an external SSD with Windows 10 as well. I have already changed RAID to AHCI and I am able to switch between the two on ...
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How to remove Windows' Driver Verifier from Ubuntu in a Windows-Linux Dual Boot system

I have a dual-boot desktop computer with Ubuntu + Windows 11. I foolishly played around with Window's Driver Verifier feature, and when I restarted Windows, it went into an endless cycle of Blue ...
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How to regenerate Windows boot files without being able to boot into it

So I have an EFI dual boot system with Windows and Arch, and because of some grub tomfoolery I ended up completely wiping the EFI partition and installing systemd-boot. But now I don't have any way to ...
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No longer able to make Linux be the default boot option

I have a mini-PC with two SSDs. It came with Windows 11 on one SSD and I added a second one for Linux. I decided to use Fedora with GNOME (I tried to use KDE for a bit because of customisation but it ...
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Dual boot machine, not obvious how the boot sequence finds GRUB or how to remove it

I have a dual booting system (Windows and Ubuntu) where I am trying to remove Ubuntu and its partitions. The internal drive (laptop) is divided as follows: 350MB System Reserved (mounted as P:) 150GB ...
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How do I install a triple boot Archlinux / Windows 11 / Kali Linux?

I'd like to ask for your help with a "special" installation. I'm looking to install Archlinux, Windows 11 and Kali Linux on the same SSD. I've succeeded in the first two installations, but I ...
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Is switching between installed Linux and Windows or any other OS combination without rebooting possible?

There is a hibernation feature for computers. My understanding is that it saves the system state to disk and then restores it. Why there is no similar feature to switch between operating systems by ...
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Dual boot OS recovery using Testdisk

I have a Dell Latitude with an internal storage drive of 500GB. I dual boot Windows and Kali OS. A few days ago, I messed up and wiped the drive using diskpart clean command and now I'm trying to ...
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Windows 11 not detected by GRUB

Recently I installed Debian 12 and can't boot into Windows 11 anymore. I noticed there is no EFI system partition (ESP) present on my Windows disk. EDIT: CREATING NEW EFI SYSTEM PARTITION FOR WINDOWS ...
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If I deleted a partition, will that delete the data on this partition?

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 11, but I forgot to turn off BitLocker. Ubuntu was installed "successfully", but I wasn't able to dual boot, so I deleted the partitions assigned to ...
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UEFI Dual boot with two similar Linux OS (e.g. Fedora) on the same hard drive

I want to install 2 Fedora OS on the same hard drive (to strictly segregate my work job from my personal activities). So I did two installations in a row with two similar partitioning schemes, but I ...
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Moving Windows from dual-boot to a separate disk

I have a Windows/Linux dual-boot system on a 1TB SSD. I want to move my Windows to a separate (256 GB) SSD and keep Linux on the 1TB SSD. I've found several articles explaining how to move entire ...
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How can I have a "main" bootloader, on the first partition? (UEFI)

I tried dual booting Windows and Xubuntu using a different approach. (It worked, but it wasn't the best) Instead of doing what I belive most people do, which is replacing the Windows bootloader with ...
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Fix Minimal BASH like line editing is supported GRUB Error

So i wanted to try linus mint.so i installed it my laptop..so i already had windows so i created a differnt partition on a different drive and installed it there.later i switch to windows and saw that ...
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Removing Standalone Windows UEFI Boot Entry

In short, Windows creates its own boot entry in UEFI. In my case this is not good because I wanted to have a single entry that takes me directly to my GRUB (where I can also start Windows) and I ...
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Wifi fails when switching OS on dual boot PC

I have a dual boot system currently with Ubuntu and Windows. Over the last couple of months, I had a repeated experience of failing WiFi card when switching between operating systems. The wifi (and ...
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Grub bootloader not showing Arch Linux after installing Kali Linux and Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration

I have recently set up a triple-boot configuration on my system with Arch Linux, Kali Linux, and Ubuntu. Initially, after installing Arch Linux, the Grub bootloader showed all the installed operating ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu gets stuck on shutdown. (New laptop)

I dual booted my new Asus Windows laptop with Ubuntu (latest). But it gets stuck while shutting down only on UBUNTU, I must press-hold the Power-Off key. If I don't force shut-down, I get a screen ...
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Windows 10 0xc0000001 error after Using Gparted

I have a dual boot system (Fedora + Windows 10), I wanted to add some extra space to the windows side using Gparted but when i launch windows 10 i got into the automatic repair bootloop so i disabled ...
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Cannot boot Windows 10 from dual boot Linux

I don’t know what I did, now I want to come back to the Windows from Linux but when my laptop shows this display, I click on the Windows Boot Manager (on/dev/nvme0n1p1) for 2 or 3 times and it ...
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Windows entry missing in grub after MXLinux update (Dual-Boot)

I recently updated my MX21 to MX23 using this guide( https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/upgrading-from-mx-21-to-mx-23-without-reinstalling/ ), but now the Windows entry is missing in the Grub start up ...
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Installing "bootable USB" programs (Gparted, Clonezilla, Memtest, etc.) to internal drive partitions - Bad idea?

Is there any reason why it might be a bad idea to take programs that are typically installed as bootable USB drives and instead create an appropriately sized partition for each of them on the internal ...
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Windows black screen while trying to boot up windows installed with Kali Linux

I'm encountering a issue while dual booting Windows and Kali in my MacBook Air (Late 2017 model). I have both Windows 11 and Kali Linux on my laptop. I installed Windows 11 initially, and than Kali ...
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How to restore GRUB in my case?

I have 2 NVMe in my system, let's call them OldDrive and SecondaryDrive. OldDrive had Windows installed, and SecondaryDrive had various Linux distributions installed. I replaced OldDrive with NewDrive ...
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Dual-boot Bluetooth with LE QC35II headphones on Windows / Linux inconsistent or not working

I've been having a terrible time connecting my Bose QC35II (LE) to Windows 11 when I also have a Linux Mint partition on a separate M.2 drive for months. It was the same story on Windows 10, Debian/...
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Can I move the /boot/efi and the swap partition?

I have a Manjaro/Windows 11 dual boot going on, but it seems I haven't allocated much space for the root filesystem (~25GB) and now it's warning me of low disk space, so I need to expand root space. I ...
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unable to unlock advanced settings of bios in haeir y11b laptop

I have Haier y11b laptop. it has two drives. one drive capacity is 30gb which has windows installed. the other drive capacity is 465gb. as the 30gb drive capacity is too low for other software to be ...
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Is it possible to fix boot on (probably corrupted) bitlocker+tpm encrypted win11 partition?

I have a dual-boot ubunntu+win11 setup on my drive. Out of sudden, after normal shutdown, next day neither the grub nor windows boot manager could boot. After running fsck from ubuntu live usb, ubuntu ...
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How to encrypt a disk with 2 Windows OSes and 3 partitions with Vera Crypt? [duplicate]

I have a disk with an MBR partition scheme and 3 partitions. On the first partition, there's a Windows 7 C: drive which I keep to play some retro games that won't run on newer Windows. The second ...
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Inconsistent partition size

I have a 1tb SSD and Windows 11 installed on it. I wanted to make a dual boot with Zorin, then I created a tiny 40gb partition for it. Some moments later, I realised 40gb wasnt enough, so I tried to ...
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How do I transfer boot partitions after installing Windows 10 and 11 to different drives?

I have a computer that dual boots Windows 10 and 11. Windows 10 was installed first on a SATA SSD, while Windows 11 was installed afterwards to a separate M.2 SSD. Now that I've been on Windows 11 for ...
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How can I make Linux/Win10/Linux triple-boot work?

I have two physical drives: 500GB Samsung 860 M.2 and 1TB WD SSD The entire Samsung is Ubuntu 22.04 (/dev/sdb) The 1st half of the WD is Windows 10 (/dev/sda2) The 2nd half of the WD is Debian 12 (/...
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Multi-boot Windows, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Arch in a UEFI system with one disk

Goals: Multiboot, where I can select Windows, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, or Arch in the Grub menu. I guess only one of the Linux dists (Ubuntu?) should be in charge of the Grub EFI binary. But the different ...
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