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Problems after installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

Q: Problems after installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

I'm doing this on behalf my friend who I'm helping do the dual boot and we have come across errors and messages etcetera such as "the partitions on the disk selected for installation are not in the recommended order GPT" (we clicked OK to proceed) but we finally got windows 7 installed using UEFI mode. However, the problem we're having now is that some kind of Windows 7 lookalike boot loader appears, but it appears in a fancy graphical way such as the white bars at the top and bottom move across the screen slowly and the text comes in at a line at a time. When it does appear it says pick an operating system, but when we try and move using the keyboard is doesn't do anything, so we can't get back into Windows 8 at all. The other major problems we're getting is, with Windows 7 being the default OS on the boot loader list, this is the OS that gets booted up because we have no keyboard to change otherwise, but that has problems booting up itself. Where it says Microsoft Corporation at the bottom of the screen, this doesn't show up till 15 seconds in, and then the coloured Window logo appears also very slowly. The whole Windows 7 boot is extremely slow, and when Windows 7 does load, there are loads of drivers needed to get the Ethernet and wireless cards to work etc.

What do I do to speed up the Windows 7 boot, and how do I fix the boot manager so that I can get back into Windows 8.

P.S Windows 8 - Lenovo Pre-installed the OS, and Windows 7 was installed AFTER Windows 8

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Preferred Solution: Problems after installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Problems after installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

Problems after installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

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I'm doing this on behalf my friend who I'm helping do the dual boot and we have come across errors and messages etcetera such as "the partitions on the disk selected for installation are not in the recommended order GPT" (we clicked OK to proceed) but we finally got windows 7 installed using UEFI mode. However, the problem we're having now is that some kind of Windows 7 lookalike boot loader appears, but it appears in a fancy graphical way such as the white bars at the top and bottom move across the screen slowly and the text comes in at a line at a time. When it does appear it says pick an operating system, but when we try and move using the keyboard is doesn't do anything, so we can't get back into Windows 8 at all. The other major problems we're getting is, with Windows 7 being the default OS on the boot loader list, this is the OS that gets booted up because we have no keyboard to change otherwise, but that has problems booting up itself. Where it says Microsoft Corporation at the bottom of the screen, this doesn't show up till 15 seconds in, and then the coloured Window logo appears also very slowly. The whole Windows 7 boot is extremely slow, and when Windows 7 does load, there are loads of drivers needed to get the Ethernet and wireless cards to work etc.

What do I do to speed up the Windows 7 boot, and how do I fix the boot manager so that I can get back into Windows 8.

P.S Windows 8 - Lenovo Pre-installed the OS, and Windows 7 was instal... Read more

A:Problems after installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

Welcome to EightForums.

For boot, try a Automatic Repair
How to do a Automatic Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

For missing drivers, download from Lenovo web site.

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Hi all,

I've been researching on how to fix this problem all day and I haven't made any progress. Hopefully you guys can help. I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on my little sister's HP Mini and Ubuntu is up and running like a champ, but when I select to boot Windows I get only a blinking cursor. I made a Windows repair disk and used Bootrec.exe to try and fix the MBR which I thought was probably the issue. At first I used only the command /FixMbr and then when I booted I got a screen with a lot of text. Unfortunately I don't remember what it said now, but it was something along the lines of Windows not being able to boot. I have since used the commands /fixboot and /RebuildBCD (after backing up my BCD as detailed in this Microsoft article). I now only ever see a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I am unable to get to a boot selection menu.

I really have no idea what to do now and I'm having extreme difficulty finding out what to do from here. I really appreciate any help you are able to lend. Thanks.

A:After installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, I cannot load Windows

are you still able to boot to ubuntu after trying those fixes? also did you create your own partitions for linux or did you let ubuntu create them? finally was win 7 the original os that came with the computer?

if you are able to boot to linux, go to the file explorer (not sure of what it is called in ubuntu - same as windows explorer) and make sure the windows partition is there. if not able to boot to linux, boot to the ubuntu live disk and check.

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I got a new ThinkPad P50 with 32GB RAM and 1TB NVME SSD with Windows 7 installed on it. I need to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, however, my attempts were not successful. These are the steps I took:- Shrink partition C in Windows and generate ~400GB unallocated space for Ubuntu.- Restarted with Ubuntu bootable usb- Instead of selecting "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" option, I selected "Something else" option- Using my free space (~400GB), created a primary swap space with ~33GB capacity- Made the rest of free space as a primary mount point ( option: / )- Since my system has normal BIOS (not efi), I selected my device's name to install.The problem happens right here - no matter which drive I select to install, it gives me warning and askes me to return and correct the error. Here is what it says:"The partition table in use on your disks normally requires you to create separate partitin for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as a "Reserved BIOS boot area" and should be at least 1MB size. Note that this is not the same as a partition mounted on /root. If you do not go back to the partitioning menu and correct this error, boot loader installation may fail later ..." Please advise. I appreciate everyone's help.

A:Installing Ubuntu 16.04.2 alongside Windows 7

Why don't you want to use the option to boot along side Windows? I have done this many times. You could set up EBCD in Windows to manage what to boot to, as well as installing Grub in Ubuntu and also manage your start up. With that I mean, it will allow you to have either OS as a default Boot. Maybe elaborate on what you are trying to do.

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Hi All, I'm a beginner so please bear with me.... I'm hoping to install the Windows 7 RC onto my PC tomorrow. As far as I can tell all I need to do is create a separate partition on the hard drive,then install the disc. My concern is how do I tell Windows 7 which partition to load onto? If the installation procedure asks me which partition to load it to then I can direct it to the correct drive and all should be fine but if it doesn't ask me I'm concerned it will load into c: drive and therefor wipe everything off the machine. I'll have my info backed-up and I'm happy with creating partitions but i'm unsure how to 'tell' windows 7 which drive to load to. I'd read that I can make the c:drive 'inactive' and I can also hide it but if I do so how will the machine boot? (Or do I not need the machine to boot as I'm loading on O/S disc?!
Getting more confused as I write this!
I'd appreciate any help anyone can provide. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Installing Windows 7 alongside XP

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I am planning to buy T480s which comes with Windows 10 64 bit. I want to make it dual boot. I checked in UBuntu site and found it listed at https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201801-26058/However I didnt find the hardware component listed on Lenovo sitehttps://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/pd031426a) Will it be wise to press forward and buy T480s or shall I buy T470s which is listed in Lenovo siteb) While surfing through the previous topics I found people faced problem in dual booting on  UEFI. Is there a special guideline for Lenovo users? I will be doing it myself and I have no prior knowledge to dual booting. My colleague used to do it for me, and now he has left.Thanks in advanceNeil

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How would one go about installing Windows 7 (assuming one has a legitimate Windows 7 CD) on a dual boot, on a computer that has only Linux (precisely Linux Mint) as an OS?

Recently, a nasty virus on my Windows 7 partition basically destroyed its boot system (dual-boot with a ~500 GB hard drive, 30 GB allocated to Linux Mint 17.1). Upon restarting the computer, the computer would become stuck on a blank screen with a flashing cursor on the top-left; not even the GRUB menu would show up (and F11 recovery option is basically obliterated). Currently, I have/I am using a USB with Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela burnt onto it.

Rather than go through the hassle of repairing the Windows system, I am considering installing Linux Mint as the sole system (thus formatting the drive), and later installing Windows 7 as a dual-boot system. My main concern is if that is possible.
 

A:Installing Windows 7 alongside Linux (Mint) (dualboot)

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I would like to purchase and install another copy of Windows dedicated entirely to French. I know that I need an additional license, and my question is about how to install it and on which drive? I already have a dual boot Windows 7 and Xubuntu. Also, I am planning to transfer the current C: drive and the new OS drive to a 250GB SSD.

My current setup is a single 500MB Seagate SATA 3

C: current boot drive: drive 80GB
D: 50GB data
E: 60GB data
F: 60GB data
W: 90GB data
Ext4 25GB Xubuntu
Ext4 42GB data
Ext4 42 data
Swap 6GB

A:Installing a copy of French Windows 7 alongside the current English

You can install it on any drive or partition you want. It should be at least 60 GB.

Personally if you have room in your box for another drive, that`s what I would put it on.

Use a Solid State Drive, they are cheap

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

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So I purchased a new Thinkpad and had it pre-loaded with Windows 8. Now I regret that decision for many reasons and would like to install Windows 7 while keeping Windows 8 intact. The partition Windows 8 is sitting was quite large so I shrunk the volume via 'Disk Management' and allocated more than enough to run both operating systems in their own partition. Everything looked good from there and I was ready to proceed with the install of Windows 7 with the use of my DVD until it got to the section where setup asks which partition to install to. Choosing the empty NTFS partition setup gives me the following message and I can't proceed, "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." Is there any easy way around this? I'm guessing this is because Windows 8 was installed via UEFI and GPT...

A:Installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

You can install Windows 7 in dual boot first or second.
Follow Step one to five in this tutorial:
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Than follow this tutorial:
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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Hi everyone,

I have a Dell 3531 Laptop currently running Windows 10,

I'd like to install Windows Vista on a VHD so I can dual boot Windows 10 and Vista. I've tried it a few times but I can't figure it out. I was wondering if anyone could help me on how to do it, or if it is even possible to do.

I know it may sound a little weird that I want to dual boot windows 10 with such an older version of windows, but I have my reasons!!!

Thanks!!

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Hello,
I wanted to try BD Free. But I wanted to keep Comodo FW. And the installer did not let me doing that. It asked to remove CFW, and launched the uninstaller...

So, after digging the forum, I've found an old thread where a config file could be edited, but it was a long time ago, not the same installer, not the same files... But the idea was here.

So, I dig into my drive and I've found something and managed to remove the "exclusion".

Here is what I did:
1) launched the bitdefender_online.exe : it downloads everything
2) it asked if I want to install - waited...
3) went into C:\Program Files\Bitdefender Antivirus Free\kitinstaller
4) edited the file competitive.json -> remove the section related to comodo
5) continue the install...

And no problem

EDIT: just a minute ago, I was on 1.0.6.x... It asked me to reboot to finish an update. The trick survived to the reboot. I'm now on 1.0.7.18, no problem.

EDIT2: here is competitive.json (without comodo keys, sorry, I did not save it before...)
Code:
[
{
"keys": [
"AOL Shield"
],
"name": "AOL Shield"
},
{
"keys": [
"ACA 1.0 for Windows"
],
"name": "ACA"
},
{
"keys": [
"Ad-Aware SE Enterprise",
"Ad-Aware SE Personal",
"Ad-Aware SE Plus",
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A:Installing BD Free alongside other products

Bitdefender is known to scan for other Security products before being allowed to be installed. Usually for compatibility reasons, however, you can safely reinstall any prior security software, post-Bitdefender.

A good example is the flagging of Malwarebytes, even if the user had only their free version. Users had to uninstall Malwarebytes before being able to install Bitdefender.

Can you post the competitive.json in the Code tags.
 

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HI, friends

After I installed vista alongside XP both was worked fine for two days but now whenever I run the XP its just show me the wallpaper i.e no desktop icon, no taskbar, just wallpaper. Its just like a digital photoframe! I'm not getting where is the problem?
(and VISTA runs quite fine) Both system are installed in different partition.

Will you please help me to figure out the reason?????????

Thank you in advance
 

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Hi, guys. I'm reading all these posts on this popular issue, and just wanted to confirm my high-level view of what it involves. This is on my HP dv7-6100.
1) Install SSD in empty 2nd slot (with special cable etc.)
2) Partition, format, and assign drive letter to SSD (is this necessary?)
3) Temporarily remove HDD (is this necessary?)
4) Perform fresh install of Win7HP64 on SSD (I hear this is preferable to copying/cloning the install from the HDD because Windows7 installs differently on a SSD than on an HDD... is that right?)
4a) validate Windows with information I copied from previous legit OEM install (call MS? use ABR?)
5) Put HDD back in, reboot, and... here it gets vague:
6) Back up the My Doc folder (and all other personal data if it's not in that folder)
7) REFORMAT the HDD, REINSTALL all programs
Or, 7b) do not reformat HDD, but somehow delete the Win7 install that's on it (or should I leave it on, just in case the SSD fails?)
8) Tell Windows that the MyDoc folder should be on the HDD, then restore all personal data to the HDD's My Documents folder...
Or 8b) Point Windows to the MyDoc folder on the HDD
9) Enjoy.
Have I got that all right?
I have another question: the HDD in this laptop has a total of three partitions - the main one (683gb), a RECOVERY partition (14.4gb) and an HP_TOOLS partition (98.8mb). HP_TOOLS seems to have something to do with updating the BIOS, and RECOVERY has this big, secret folder on it. I suppose it's invoked when you reboot and hit Fxx (... Read more

A:Need 30,000' overview of installing an SSD alongside HDD in dv7-6100

All of that isn't necessary when you can simply unplug the HD, plug SSD into first SATA port, boot the Win7 installer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

After install move the User folder off of HD to wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command then partition it as a data drive in Disk Mgmt: Partition or Volume - Create New .

Move the data back into the new data partition in HD, then rightclick on each User folder to add it to the corresponding Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums which is much easier than moving the User folders to HD and avoid issues.

If you don't have the storage space to move the User folders off first then you can shrink C on the HD, Copy the User folders into a new partition you create there, then delete C to resize the data partition into it using free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Move/Resize Partition (Video Help).

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Hi,
My PC has a Gigabyte GA-7VAXp Ultra mainboard, with two IDE hard disk drives (120Gb and 80Gb), a DVD drive, and a DVD RW drive. These are connected via the two IDE channels. It all works OK.
The board also has IDE3, IDE4, SATA1, and SATA2 connectors.

I want to connect a SATA hard drive to the board as an extra drive (not anything to do with a RAID configuration - whatever that may be?).
Should I just connect it to one of the SATA connectors (and appropriate power adapter)? Will it function alongside the two IDE HDDs, or do I have to remove one of those first? Or, should I get another IDE drive instead and connect that to IDE3?

I have tried researching this topic, but am simply getting more confused. The mainboard manual isn't terribly enlightening either.

Any help welcome. Thanks.
 

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I have Windows 7 64 and I want to install XP alongside it. So I created a 10GB partition. I have another data partition too. I need to install it AFTER Windows 7 and make a dual boot later with EasyBCD. I did this on my netbook without any problem (the only diff is that my nebtook doesn't have a data partition) but I can't do it on my desktop.

XP won't install (after formating the 10GB partition and copying files and first reboot I get "A Disk read error occurred press ctrl alt del to restart") and thanks to hirens boot CD I can boot Windows 7 fine.

Any help to make XP install will be appreciated.
EDIT: I was following the tutorial Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP , OPTION TWO When Windows 7 is Installed First

A:Install XP alongside Windows 7

EasyBCD repaired Windows 7 boot, but it doesn't want to add a XP entry on boot menu. I add it manually following the tutorial, it reports everything OK yet the boot menu doesn't appear and the XP entry disappears from EasyBCD after booting.

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Hey guys. I am sure this has been covered before someplace else, but is there a way to repartition my RAID1 array (without reformatting) so I have one main partition for X64 and all my main programs and another with like 40-100 GB for a basic Windows XP SP3 32-bit install with the drivers, internet security software, Blu-ray player (wont work on X64), and other stuff that won't work on X64?
And if I do that, will I have access to the main partition (~1.3TB) (the one with X64 installed) while I am in the 32-bit version of Windows to access stuff like my music collection and vice versa (access the 32 bit partition while logged into X64)? Is is possible to have like a selection screen on startup to select which OS I want to use? Would I have to buy software to do all this?

This is the disk layout I have planned, to make a long story short

RAID 1 ARRAY:(~1300GB Total size)
One uppercase symbol=100GB
One lowercase symbol=50GB
Xx=X64 partition
Yy=X86 (32-bit) partition

XXXXXXXXXXXXxy
or
XXXXXXXXXXXXY

Thanks for any help on this.

ComputernerdBD

A:Install Windows XP SP3 32-bit alongside X64

you might be better off putting the 32bit XP in a virtual machine. you can use virtual box, vmware, virtual pc, they are all free or have free versions.

may be easier and less hassle than repartitioning and dual booting.

fwiw, i use virtualbox.

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Hey Guys,
its ibulletproof and this is my first post in this forum
Getting back to the topic
So in this thread i just wanted to know that can anyone tell me that how can install linux ubuntu alongside windows 8.1.I already have all the things required like bootable CD/USB , linux ubuntu 12.04 LTE.iso .
The problem with it is that in most of the youtube videos i have seen , is that they say about not having more than 4 partitions.But currently it shows in my computer management that i have so many partitions. And i have heard some of the people crashed their system while installing it.
So can anyone please tell the steps involved and anything i might need to change , it would be really appretiated.
My Laptop Specs :- 6GB Ram
intel i5 3230m
1TB HDD
Amd radeon hd 8570 and intel graphics
Regards ibulletproof.

A:How can I Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1

Hello,

Welcome to the forum!

The easiest way you are going to do this as long as you have either windows 8 or 8.1 pro / enterprise 64 bit is to install hyper-V and install it as a virtual machine:

How to use Hyper-V:

Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8

How to install a linux machine:

Hyper-V ? Create Linux Virtual Machine in Windows 8
There are other type two hypervisors you could use for example oracle virtualbox

Oracle Virtualbox:

https://www.virtualbox.org/
My honest opinion would if your system/license allows would be to use Hyper-V which is a free built in Windows feature as your hypervisor. This will not only help you learn about virtualisation but it is also a Enterprise standard hypervisor which is worth learning and is extremely power yet simple to use.
This is going to be much easier than worrying about dual booting you can also use both operating systems at the same time.

Hope this helps

Harry

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Hello there, Please share step-by-step procedure of installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. Salutations.

A:How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10?

Hi, Please use the following guide    http://www.tecmint.com/install-ubuntu-16-04-alongside-with-windows-10-or-8-in-dual-boot/ This is for Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 but should be very similar to others. Ubuntu forum may help a lot more:            https://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=130 Regards.

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Hi all

For some reason when i installed my comodo firewall , It did not shut windows firewall down

Is it right to run windows firewall also ?

later
saakeman

A:Comodo alongside windows firewall

NO !

you should NEVER use 2 firewalls !
they can create conflicts, resulting in LESS security.

turn off Windows Firewall, you don?t need it.

actually, i once had both Comodo?s firewall and Windows firewall running,
i was testing different firewalls and when i activated Comodo?s firewall i forgot to turn off Windows firewall.
it took a week before i discovered it, and i didn?t have any problems during that time.

but don?t do it !

Comodo: run Comodo?s Firewall & Defence+ in training-mode for a few days so it learns your "normal" programs,
then set both to safe-mode.

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I want to install ubuntu 16.04 alongside with windows 10 so that i get dual boot option. I have already installed windows 10 and have left 250 GB unpartitioned for ubuntu. I tried installing it once but Grub was not working properly. And windows was the default OS so that i had to go to boot menu every time to switch to ubuntu. I tried almost all the methods available on the net for making Grub as the default boot loader. Please anyone help me by giving me the procedure for doing the same. Thank you in advance

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Hi,i'd like to install ubuntu 16.10 on my v15 nitro (592g) in dual boot with window 10, but i have a problem.The problem is that at the end of the installation process my laptop reboots in windows like nothing happened, and i can't find a way to make grub2 to show up during the boot.I installed with and without secure boot, i run boot-repair from my live usb, but nothing changed, grub doesn't show up and there is no ubuntu entry in the f12 boot menu.The only way to make in boot was to install it in legacy mode, but that way to use windows i had to go into uefi settings and switch to uefi mode, not really what i wanted.Is there a way to install ubuntu in full uefi mode and use grub 2 as main bootloader, with both ubuntu and windows 10 entry on it?Thank you very much.ps:i tryed both manual partitioning and "install alongside windows 10 boot manager", the installation ends with no issues, but windows keeps booting up without giving me any choiche.

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I am Currently running both windows 7 & 8 on same Pc using Dual boot. but recently some programs on win7 dont run accurately. i reinstalled them, but no betterment came. so I would like to reinstall windows7 . but if i install windows 7. will Windows 8 become unable to boot or use.... because earlier years back, when i install windows XP alongside Windows7 ,even separate partition , i was not able to use windows7.. but i dont want to lose Windows * apps and setting and want to run windows 7 alongside by reinstalling.. if I do that ,will I able to use both ? plz help me

A:how I Install windows 7 alongside Windows 8

Hi WaxyGoosy and welcome to SevenForums

Take a look here

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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no vmware,just alongside Windows 10

A:how to install windows 98 alongside Windows 10?

There are a variety of reasons why that would be difficult to almost impossible. A big one being device drivers. Any computer that supports Windows 10 would likely not have drivers available for Windows 98.

Using a virtual machine is going to be MUCH easier.

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Hi,

I wanna install Ubuntu (dual boot) alongside Windows. Is it as simple as just booting from the Live CD, selecting install Ubuntu, making a partition from the hard drive and installing? Is that it? After Ubuntu get's installed, when I boot up the computer, will it give me the option to boot from Windows or Ubuntu?

Slasher

A:Run Ubuntu 11 as dual boot alongside Windows

Hello.



Yes that's the way but using separate HDDs to boot them separately would save you a bunch of head-aches later.


How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

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Please I desperately need help. After being a Windows user for a very long time I have this past year been introduced to Linux, specifically Ubuntu, at the beginning of this year. Linux and Ubuntu is great and at the moment I cant work without it. The only reason why I sometime still use Windows is to edit my Word docs etc. I have recently purchased a new HP Envy x360 laptop which has Windows 10.1 preinstalled. The first thing I did when I got the laptop was to install Ubuntu alongside Windows with no luck. The installation process goes quite far but just before it is finish I get a pop up window error which says the following: 'grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/. Without GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot'. Please can someone help me as at the moment it seems I have bought this laptop which is actually useless.Thank you very much

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I haven't really had a whole lot of luck with dual boot configs in the past, but I'm just wondering if I'd be able to run mac using my current board GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-EP45-UD3L (rev. 1.1) I'm running a quad-core intel chip. Also, what method should I use? I have more than 1 HDD also. I have a bigger HDD for storage and I want to use that one instead of my main HDD which has only 40GB free on it. My other HDD has 874GB free. I don't have any versions of Mac available either, and I don't know if you need it or not. I have 8GB ram.

Also I don't want the files on my other HDD to be affected, they shouldn't be right?

Here's a pic of the HDD's in case the wording was confusing:

A:Will I be able to install mac software alongside my current Windows 7?

It is contrary to Apple's EULA to install any Apple OS on non-Apple hardware:
http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/OSX1082.pdf
Section 2 H.

If you want to run Mac software you need a Mac OS and to do that you need a Mac.

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Please I desperately need help. After being a Windows user for a very long time I have this past year been introduced to Linux, specifically Ubuntu, at the beginning of this year. Linux and Ubuntu i sgreat and at the moment I cant work without it. The only reason why I sometime still use Windows is to edit my Word docs etc. I have recently purchased a new HP Envy x360 laptop which has Windows 10.1 preinstalled. The first thing I did when I got the laptop was to install Ubuntu alongside Windows with no luck. The installation process goes quite far but just before it is finish I get a pop up window error which says the following: 'grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/. Without GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot'. Please can someone help me as at the moment it seems I have bought this laptop which is actually useless.Thank you very much

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I bought my sony vaio VGN-CS31S/W from UK last year with pre installed Windows Vista. I installed Windows 7 last month. But I am facing some problems now with this model:
1. The touchpad volume keys on the keyboard are not functioning.
2. While typing anything, the cursor automatically jumps to other place. Some keypad buttons are not functioning properly as they were with win-vista as while typing sometimes the whole line gets erased. Some symbols on the keys are not working.
3. The webcam companion is not working.

Please suggest me the needful. I dont have much knowledge about the softwares and driver installation related to this.

Thanks

A:Problems related to VGN-CS31S/W (WIndows Vista) after installing Windows 7

Make sure you have Windows 7 drivers installed -

http://support.vaio.sony.eu/computin...-CS31S_W&os=10

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Hi,
I have recently purchased a new hard drive & I am trying to install Windows 2000 up from Windows ME.. I formated the new hard drive as instructed, & installed Windows ME without any problems. Now I am trying to install Windows 2000 & as it is trying to install, it keeps freezing up my computer & I am getting an error message as follows: <unknown> has caused an error in <unknown>. <unknown> will now close.

What is causing this & what do I need to do to proceed with the Windows 2000 installation.. Please answer as soon as possible.

Thank you,
addyca2005
 

A:Solved: Problems Installing Windows 2000 from Windows ME

do you mean you are upgrading from ME to 2000? if that's the case...

i had a sony vaio desktop awhile back (it was the whole reason i joined this forum actually)...
i tried doing the same thing, i eventually got ahold of microsoft support over the phone, and i was informed that ME will not upgrade to 2000 or XP. you must do a "clean install".
 

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Hi folks,
I am just currently returning to the process of learning to program in C# after about three months away while I was fighting with my laptop's hard drive replacement. I do need some input here though since I'd really like to not mess this up. I have Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2010 installed, and knowing that that uses SQL server Express 2008, can I be expected to install SQL Server 2008 Express R2 as well so that I can take full advantage of all of the C# tutorials and books I have which all teach you to use that? I know that the processes used for the contact manager aren't standard SQL server processes, but if anyone has any input, that'd really be appreciated.

Thanks
Chromebuster

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Hello, i have a big problem with my windows installation, the problem is, my little brother had a new computer and downloaded mass of malwares, viruses, and i cant get rid of them... (Anyprotect, Crossbrowser, Gamesdesktop, they are always reinstall themself, which is really annoying...) I ask your help, because i couldn't reinstall the windows, cause when i boot (my comp offers me 3 booting options, AHCI P0, AHCI P1, UEFI) my keyboard isn't working for some reason (yes, i enabled the Legacy USB Support), if you can help me how to get rid of the "viruses" or reinstall the windows please help. Thank you!

A:Windows 7 installing problems

here are the options I would consider:

1. system restore (provided you have a restore point)
2. run your antivirus and make sure all the virus files are dedeted

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Ok so after re-installing windows I have run into several problems, First off even when I have some of my services set on automatic they keep on turning ?ff randomly and when I boot my computer they are always off. These certain services are important ones also, like Windows Installer.
Another problem I ran into is part of the text is in some weird foreign language, even though all of my language settings are in english. Now even though about 85% of my text is in english it is still causing me trouble becaus after installing my wireless internet adapter and going into my wireless connections it is giving me an error message in this foreign language that I cannot decipher, thus not allowing me to use the web on this computer. So now I am using my secondary slow laptop.
And now my last problem, its seems that my audio card and video controllers drivers did not install, so I downloaded unknown devices onto my laptop and put it in a flash drive then installed it onto my computer. This showed me what needed to be installed but it doesnt tell me what exact type of sound card or video controller I have so I dont know what drivers to install. It also says I have some sort of modem device without a driver. (im wondering if this may have something to do with my internet issue as well).

Now I know that this is a lot of issues but if anyone here can help me it would be much appreciated :)
Also if you need me to post my specs then just let me know.

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A:Problems after re-installing Windows XP

exactly what computer model? did you go to the computer manufacturers website, search for your specific computer and download their drivers? if you used system restore update the drivers? also did you install all winxp updates?

also give more info about the xp disk, did it come from another computer, did it come with that one, is it system builders oem, or did you download and burned a copy.

finally did xp originally come with that computer?

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when installing windows xp it installs a certain amount of software,then computer says needs to restart in 15 seconds,instead of putting the rest of the software,it starts from the begining again.can you help.
 

A:problems re-installing windows xp

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when installing windows xp it installs a certain amount of software,then computer says needs to restart in 15 seconds,instead of putting the rest of the software,it starts from the begining again.can you help.Click to expand...

problems re-installing windows xp
 

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I installed a new HP hard drive on my friend's laptop, and the disks that came with it. The problem I am having is after all the disks have finished and it looks like Windows is going to start, I get the error message saying Windows could not complete the installation. To Install Windows on this computer, restart the installation. I did the reinstall three times and got the same error message each time. I would really appreciate some help to solve this problem, step by step if possible.
Thank you!
 

A:Problems Installing Windows 7

I'm not sure exactly how but I got it to work without the disks. I think I pushed F11 and it just started to download everything. Its up and running like new.
 

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I accidentally began loading a windows xp bootable cd. Once it gets to the installing windows portion it is asking me for the CD key. I do not have the CD key. Everytime I re-boot, it goes right back to "setup is being started...." and then asks for the CD key again.

A:Problems installing Windows XP OS

and welcome to the Forum

What Brand and Model is the pc? . . You might have the key on a sticker on the side of the tower or bottom of a laptop

Looks like this:

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In order to make my computer boot from DVD, I had to disable my hard drive because even if I disabled it from the boot menu, it would not load the disk.

But when I finally just disabled the hard drive in the BIOS, it worked!...kind of, well, now I don't see my hard drive (I only have one) to install windows 7 on...

So I play around a bit and I find a cmd prompt through repair, anything I can do to turn it on from there?..

Help appreciated thanks!

A:Problems Installing Windows

No, you won't be able to re-enable the hard drive from a command prompt once the BIOS has handed off to the Operating System (installation disk in this case).

If you fill in your system specs, it will make it easier for others to make suggestions.

System specs might help us decide whether to advise trying to install from a USB flash drive, etc., if it simply won't boot the DVD drive with the hard drive enabled.
Tom

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Hi I am having a major problem with my netbook. Basically it fell off a table a few weeks ago and that resulted in the hard drive getting broke so I was researching on how I could still use the netbook somehow via usb boot. I had a linux live disc lying around and 1st of all installed linux to a 16gb flash drrive. Then I used the gparted program and formatted an 8gb hp flash drive to ntsf, flagged as boot and mounted the windows 7 iso.
Thought things were going great when I rebooted and removed the ubuntu flash, the windows files started loading but when it got to the point of installing the flash containing the windows files was there but there was a warning saying windows cannot be installed via usb basically? Can anyone shed some light please?
I dont want to buy a new hard drive as im planning on buying a new netbook in a month or so anyway. I mostly use my netbook for downloading and watching movies at the weekends having a few drinks with the girlfriend and have missed it of late. I cant watch movies on ubuntu. The screen just stops and starts and is way out of sync. Any help would be great.

Thanks

A:Problems installing windows seven with usb

It sounds as if you are trying to install to a USB drive?

if so, I wouldn't bother further...you need more than 8GB, and even so it would be far more sluggish than a live Linux USB. I would recommend trying an alternate Linux distribution and see if you have better success. Without a new HDD Windows 7 is unfortunately close to unusable.

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I tried re-installing windows xp yesturday, everytime its installing the countdown freezes at say 34minutes remaining till setup finishes. Today, I tried installing it again and it got to 10minutes and froze. I'm wondering what is the cause of this problem. Do you think it is the windows xp disk i am using? Or some other problem. Specs on my computer are 3.0Ghz w/ HT, 1gb of ram, 250gb HD, New Ninja Scythe Hs/Fan. Thanks
 

A:Problems Installing Windows XP

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I tried re-installing windows xp yesturday, everytime its installing the countdown freezes at say 34minutes remaining till setup finishes. Today, I tried installing it again and it got to 10minutes and froze. I'm wondering what is the cause of this problem. Do you think it is the windows xp disk i am using? Or some other problem. Specs on my computer are 3.0Ghz w/ HT, 1gb of ram, 250gb HD, New Ninja Scythe Hs/Fan. ThanksClick to expand...



Probably some kind of incompatibility, or a faulty component such as HD or memory as these are really the two things used most during install, I had XP refuse to install on some brands of Mobo, but as yours is a reinstall and you had it working before it wont be that.

You could try copying the source disk to your HD and see if it copies OK, as you say it could be a bad disk, it could also be overheating issue check for cooling blockages, also run the install with the side of the case off to increase cooling.

Just a couple of ideas, i'm sure someone else will be along with some more real soon...
 

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The short story.. I'm having problems installing windows xp.

The long story. I've installed windows xp on multiple machines and have never had this problem.

My boot sequence is as such.. cd-rom, floppy, hard drive

So when the computer boots up, I have the win xp cdrom in the drive and I "press any key" to begin windows setup.

Then I delete all partitions and create one partition (13GB), then setup requires me to format with NTFS. It gets to about 100%, then fails, says the disk or drive could not be formatted, disk drive may be damaged.

I thought the hard drive crashed so I bought another one and put that in, same problem. Seems like I'm having a problem formatting with NTFS using the windows setup.

Another solution I tried was physically taking the drive out of the computer and setting it up as a slave drive in another computer. Then I right clicked on my computer and went to manage > drive management, and setup and reformatted the partition and format there. It completes no problem. Then I put the hard drive back in the machine, and instead of setting up the partition and format again, I just use the existing one. Windows copying files completes and it begins the windows xp install, but it gets to "installing windows" and pops up a message, "fatal error" "one of the components that windows needs to continue setup could not be installed"

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We have XP pro SP2 trying to do a new clean install on a new system, specs are the following:

Epox 9pna+ Ultra Mobo (updated BIOS already)
Lite ON DVDRW
WD SATA 80gb
NVidia 6600LE 256 PCIe Video card
1gb Corsair dual channel DDR550 2x 512
Operton 144 64 (939)
OCZ 520w Powerstream

Everything seems to go fine until we start the installation. The CD will boot and start going through the loading and always freezes either on the Windows Setup or INTEL PCI IDE driver loading during the blue screen phase. At this time the DVD rom will speed up then just stop.

Things we have done, is I took out the SATA and replaced it with a good EIDE Maxtor 40gb drive. That made no difference. We switched out video cards with an old ATI, that did not work. We swiched out DVD drives with a known good one, still nothing. The first thing we did was update the bios but that made little difference. We also tried puting the ram in one at a time and placing them in the different slots on the mobo with no success. The CPU speed is fine and is not overheating, at least according to the motherboard's health status in the bios. The Heat sink is cool to the touch. We have also tried using a different XP cd to see if that would help. Nothing has so far.

I'm basically all out of Ideas. We load the fail safes on the BIOS, disabled every device, and still nothing. I was hoping someone here might have some better ideas as we are lost.


Thanks!
 

A:Problems Installing Windows XP

Are you using an anti static wrist strap when you touch the motherboard? I hope so. Maybe you fried some component on the mobo.
 

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I trying to run the windows xp cd and as soon as it says 'starting windows' I then get a blue screen with this particular header

Drvr_not_less_than_equal.
I currently running a temp motherboard in my computer (tyan trinity) while my motherboard is out for repair (Asus A71333).

The reason my motherboard is out for repair is that my power supply fried and probably gave the mobo a good jolt.

I don't recall the brand of ram I'm running. I believe it's apacer ??

Does this sound like a ram problem? Heat perhaps since my ambient temp is around 30C?
 

A:problems re-installing windows

You might want to check out the RAM with DocMemory: http://www.simmtester.com/PAGE/products/doc/docinfo.asp You put it on a floppy and boot with it. The “quick” check takes forever, so start with that.
 

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Ok, so I am trying to install windows 7 by booting from usb, but when I do so, it loads the tools, then freezes at the starting windows screen.

Now what I noticed is that my usb ports seem to shut off for a few seconds then back on when booting, I think this may be the problem, but have no idea how to remedy it. Any solutions?

A:Problems installing windows 7 via usb

bump -_-

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Here is the problem:

I had win xp insatlled and i bought win7 cd.I ran setup it was well copied files and when it went to expand files, computer restarted as usually does,but when it restarted,at the win7 logo suddenly the screen becomed black.

I restarted and tryed again but no results, I tryed runing setup in safe mode but the same problem appeared.
I dont know what to do, I tryed to format hard drive with xp cd but when i boot from cd it says "setup is inspecting hardware configuration" and screen becommes black when setup shuld load files.
I appreciate any help here!

A:windows 7 installing problems.

I gather you have a computer with no OS installed, neither XP or W7, and that both installers quit or die without telling you anything useful.

The only things I can think of are:

- make sure your install media is OK (checksums, CDs not scratched, etc). Don't use Memorex blank DVDs... Probably not the issue because you have two OSs not installing.

- check your hard-drive and partitions with the bootable-CD version of minitool partition wizard:
"www. partitionwizard. com / free-partition-manager.html" (remove the spaces I inserted to prevent the forum software from chanfing the URL to an advertisement).

Of course you'll need some computer to make the CD...sigh. It's easy to make, tho.
Run the disk-error-check or whatever they call it...

Edit: "I tryed runing setup in safe mode" - you're installing by booting from the CDs aren't you?
Edit: also run a memory/RAM check. IIRC, the W7 install has this.

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Hello new to the forum. For years I thought I should join a windows forum, so I did.

I hope this does not turn into a rant. I?m not sure what I hope to get out of this thread hopefully I?m not the only one having weird problems during installs.

I recently built up a new HTPC I included most of the components in my registration.

1st off I did get a clean install but it took3 time to do it. The 1st install went pretty much ok I had some driver issues but after installing mobo updates it was good. I changed my mind on the build and had to order some more hardware the main thing was a 6.0 Gps HD. Using Acronis true image I made a total of 3 backups. I figure when I get the new computer assembled I could restore the image. Well that didn?t work. It went though the process and it took an extraordinary long time 1.5 hours generally less than 30 min.

Each time it got to the ?windows is preparing your desktop? and no farther, tried 3 times. So it prompted me to 2nd install it was a little glitchy had to redo the drivers a few times. It wasn?t until the next day after I was completely done that I realized my Power DVD 11 did not work, it would start to play but would become unresponsive and have to force closed. I could have reinstalled PDVD but with the other issues I had I wanted a clean install.

I had no idea where the error began so I did the 3rd install. After I got all the basic programs and software updates I installed PDVD and tested that it worked and it did. I was wise... Read more

A:Problems installing windows 7

You were correct to let Auto Updates run before doing anything else. Win7 is driver-complete in the installer and via optional Windows Updates when you enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3). This is not XP. You don't even interact with drivers in Win8, which uses advances made in Win7.

Only if your wireless or ethernet driver is not provided do you need to supply it to get online to do Updates. Only after all Important and Optional Updates are completed should you import any drivers still missing in Device manager, from the Support Downloads webpage for the model PC or device.

There are other Best Practices here based on helping with tens of thousands of installs here over the years. I also cannot remember anyone mentioning PDVD before so it may be problematic. Most functions needed are built into Media Center or WMP.

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