Dual Boot

Forum discussion tagged with Dual Boot.
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    Solved! laptop refuses to delete dual partition setup

    I'm trying to cleanup an old HP laptop that I had years ago installed a dual boot Windows 7 setup on. While I can get into the secondary Windows 7 system boot, the OS boot up process started freezing up when ever I tried to get into the primary system boot. But even in the secondary boot, when I...
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    Solved! Factory reset dual boot windows 10 & ubuntu 16.04LTS lenovo g50-80 lap

    I have a lot of junk in my lap Both in Ubuntu as well as Windows 10. I want to factory reset my lap n remove both the OS and install windows 8. Can anyone help?
  3. N

    Gigabyte stuck in Aptio setup utility. Nothing is working

    I have a Gigabyte P56 which has dual boot. Windows 10 came pre-installed. I had installed Ubuntu 16.04 and it was fine. Suddenly the system froze few days back and every time i try to boot it directly goes to BIOS setup screen. What have i tried so far? 1. I logged in to ubuntu using liveUSB...
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    Toshiba Tecra A8 / Satellite Pro A120 frozen on boot screen "Missing Operating System" WINDOWS 7

    So I Have an old Toshiba Tecra A8 / Satellite Pro A120. I was trying to load Kali Linux on it and was trying to learn it because I'm a noob at Linux. I succeeded in LIVE booting into Kali using a USB. I was running Windows 7 and it was working fine. I decided to install Kali and when i got to...
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    Dual OS on laptop info

    Hello Tom'sHardware I am buying a new laptop for college, I'm using the services of PcSpecialist to pick all the individual parts for the laptop. They put it together and send it over. Though I have a question concerning whether it's possible to have both the MacIOS and Windows operating...
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    Massive Multi Boot System (Setup Questions) -- Hexa Boot!!!

    TL;DR This is a complicated, hobby, massive multi boot project, and I appreciate any help you can give. I'm not using VMs. If you don't want to read, that's fine. But if you like this sort of thing, please help me figure this out! I am attempting to dual boot several operating systems on a new...
  7. M

    kali linux dual boot solid underscore?

    hello guys , i had installed kali linux more than 6 times on my other devices only this laptop wouldn't boot when i boot into kali from a usb it shows me a solid underscore (should be flashing then it boots) and then nothing happens
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    Asus GL702ZC won't even show BIOS

    Hi. Bad day here. I blew away my windows disk by accident (dual boot linux, overly zealous dd.) So I figured I'd just make a usb stick with Microsofts Win10 on it. No problems. Laptop won't boot the stick, no matter what I try. Different file system, different creation mechanism, anything...
  9. N

    Usb port drivers, touchpad and internet adapter driver does not work in win10/7 dual boot

    Please Help, i dual booted windows 7/10 without a flash drive by simply creating a partition and running the setup files in windows 10(primary os) and installing them to the 'E:' Partition, i could use my keyboard, but it does not have my touchpad driver, usb port drivers and wifi adapter driver...
  10. M

    Why can’t I boot from USB Flash Drive?

    Hi, I am trying to dual boot openSUSE with Windows 10, but it says “System doesn’t have any USB boot option. Please select other boot option in boot manager menu.”
  11. S

    is dual boot support in CPU Type AMD A8-7410 APU ?

    i like to install Linux along with windows 10 . can it be installed? i have this AMD A8-7410 APU processor
  12. V

    BIOS does not allow to change boot device

    I have dual-boot DX4860 desktop with Win 7 64-b being one OS. The BIOS does not allow to change boot order to make CD the first to boot from. I suspect this is because of dual boot nature.
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    Dual Boot System

    :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: Hi There In Cyber World: Could anyone out here please give me clear instructions on how to make a dual boot system on my Laptop. I have two solid state hard drives; one internal and one external. I want to use both of them separately using Windows 10 on both...
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    Dual boot Ubuntu 16.04/Windows 10 - monitor issues

    I have an MSI GE72 2QD Apache Pro currently with a Ubuntu/Windows dual boot setup. The issue is when I am in Linux, both my built in display and an external display work, however, outside linux (including the bios) the build in display does not work. I just got off the phone with their tech...
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    Dell Inspiron 15 7567: Possibility of Adding Two 240GB SSD For Windows And Ubuntu Dual Boot

    Hi, I hope that you all are doing great. I'm looking to purchase a new laptop. Need both Windows (for gaming) and Ubuntu (for work). Laptop that is under consideration is Dell Inspiron 15 7567. I need to customize it and need some suggestions. The version that I'm purchasing comes with 500GB...
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    Disabling RAID-0 on ASUS ROG G701VIK-GB040R

    Hey there, The ASUS ROG G701VIK-GB040R seems to suit most of my needs from the given specs. Before buying, I would like a confirmation, that the two installed SSD can be used with disabled RAID - as I need to have two OS installed. Some threats point out, that this could be a problem with the...
  17. R

    Virtual Machine vs. Dual Boot

    Hello everyone! What is everyones opinion on using a Virtual machine vs dual booting? I am curious because I have a spare 120GB SSD laying around that I thought about putting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 17.04 on to play around with (Windows 7 for HALO 2). I will go ahead and give out my specs just...
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    Drive encryption for Win+Linux dualboot

    Hey guys, I'm in need of encryption for all my hard drives. Thing is I need this to work seamlessly under both Win7 Pro as well as *buntu Linux. Pretty sure neither of the native solutions of one OS works in the other. Also, the OSs and some of the data will be on an SSD drive, then there are...
  19. S

    Is this laptop good for gaming?

    Hi, I was looking at this laptop and was wondering if it's a good choice? http://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?catalogId=10051&fromURL=AjaxOrderItemDisplayView&catEntryId=1553155&langId=-1&orderItemId=81166499&storeId=10151&contractId=10003#! Is it good for gaming? And can I dual boot Mac...
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    Black screen in Sony VAIO laptop but shows output in TV

    Hello, I am having black screen issue in Sony VAIO VPCEB26FG. I have a dual boot OS- Windows 10 and Ubuntu. The boot menu is configured using EasyBCD software. The problem started a few weeks ago (much later than I had installed Ubuntu in the system). Initially I thought it was a Windows Update...
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    Basics of EFI, UEFI, and Bios. Please help me learn this

    I am confused how all of these work. I can somehow use them correctly, but i want to make sure i know what is happening. Here are some of my confusions: I like windows, but i hate mac. I also have like... no money... and only macs. I have an old hard drive from my laptop, and I plug it in...
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    Installing Windows 10 on a new Hectron 240GB SSD

    HI there, I recently bought an Asus E402SA which comes with 4GB RAM and a 32 GB Eemc disk. I also bought a 240GB SSD and installed it in the bay provided for the purpose. I then used Disk Management to initialise/format and give the new SSD a Volume serial number/drive name, label etc. Using...
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    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL on first startup

    BSOD with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL on first startup after shutdown or after sleep, no problems after restart. I uninstalled drivers and software that I installed just before BSODs started, no luck. Also ran through with antivirus, checked RAM, still no result. Last 4 minidumps...
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    How do I get the drivers for a 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo 2006 Macbook Pro 15" for Windows XP?

    Hi guys, I have an Apple Macbook Pro 15" 2006 with a 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo, I currently have it dual booted with Windows XP. The issue I am having is locating drivers for the Mac for XP. I realise you can get drivers off the original install Disk but I don't have that. Is there any other way of...
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    What can Wineskins be used with?

    I want to know to what extent can I use wineskins on my Macbook Pro. Can I use it with tools such as AutoCAD? and If I decided to use it for games, is it compatible with ANY windows game? Like Tomb Raider and GTA V? Thanks
  26. Ancipital

    Cannot boot to Win 10 after installing Win 7

    I installed Windows 10. I hate. I re-installed Win 7. Now several good months have passed and I wanted to check if something was inproved in Win 10. But I cannot boot to Win 10 anymore. Win 7 boot manager simply overwrite Win 10 boot manager. This is my bcdedit: Windows Boot Manager...
  27. D

    Dual boot for Work and Fun

    Hi there I am a PC gammer and have an old Asus G73SW. I just formated my computer and installed Windows 7 in one partition and Windows 10 on another partition and one more partition for drives and recovery files for both Partitions. I want to know if its safe and works as I think. I want to...
  28. N

    Dual Boot Help

    Hello, I have a lenovo x220 and just got a new ssd that is wiped clean. I am going to install El Capitan and Windows 10 on it. I will want to use the same ssd for both. The link below is a guide to do so but they only show how to do it on two different ssd's. My question is how do I do it on one...
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    128GB Dual Boot OK?

    Is it possible to dual boot Windows 10 and OSX on a 2015 Macbook Pro 128GB model? I plan to buy 128GB thumbdrives and SD cards so data storage is not an issue but can dual boot even be done on a 128GB SSD? I have read elsewhere that it is possible but would like to confirm. Please say if you...
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    Can the New XPS 13(2015) Run Mac OSX on it?

    Just got a new xps 13, was wondering if you could put osx on it and maybe dual boot it, I'm not really an expert in this field.
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    my qosmio x755 wont boot . i installed windows 10 when i restarted it would not dual boot so i used easybcd after that i cant

    need help my qosmio will not boot anymore. i had windows 10 on one drive and windows 7 on the other hard drive, when i restarted it my dual boot disapeard,so i tried easy bcd ,i must have done a wrong function with easybcd now i cant boot anymore
  32. O

    Need help with dual boot - Mint and win7 - <grub rescue>

    I had set up a dual boot with Linux Mint 17 and Win 7. Normally when starting it defaults to Linux. If I want Win 7 I have to choose it from the dos startup screen. Yesterday this changed and when it boots, I get a black screen.. error: no such partition Entering rescue mode grub rescue...
  33. P

    how can i dual boot ios on android??????

    Please reply as soon as possible....
  34. Nikos K

    Windows 8.1-Windows 10 dual boot

    I want to dual boot my current Win8.1 with Win10.I wrote a USB stick with the Win10 iso file using Windows USB/DVD Download Tool,but when I boot to this USB,this error appears: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8bmgpfb3oj5r3t5/.facebook_1434570085443.jpg?dl=0
  35. shernandez1131

    Dell Inspiron BSOD loop

    Hello everybody! Here's my issue, i'm running a dual boot windows 8.1 and windows 10 without any trouble or at least I was a few hours ago. I normally use windows 8 but i decided to check if there were new builds for update my windows 10 preview. There weren't any, so I turned off my computer...
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    Windows not booting after updating AMD drivers (no Safe Mode Available)

    Hello people! I seem to have gotten into some trouble when I tried to update my AMD graphics drivers on a laptop with a integrated Intel 4400 board and a dedicated Radeon HD 8850M gpu. I tried to install the latest beta 15.4 AMD driver along with all the Catalyst software components. When i...
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    What's a solid general-purpose laptop for a student?

    I am a college student and I need a solid laptop for general internet-browsing and films. I'll dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. I am an animation student, so it has to be powerful enough to run modern software. Plus, I don't want big or small screen sizes, just the average sizes. I want good...
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    Is there such thing as a Dual-Boot menu?

    I feel like Ive read about something like it before. What Im looking for is something i can download on my computer that will let me easily choose which hard drive I want to boot from. Right now I am dual-booting Windows 8.1 with windows 10 Technical Preview, they are on two separate hard...
  39. G

    Dual boot - WIN 7, both 32 bit & 64 bit

    Can I install a 64 bit WIN 7 on a desktop that is currently running a version of WIN 7 32 bit as a dual-boot setup? I would love to max it out with 16 GB ram in anticipation of WIN 10, when available ...
  40. S

    ubuntu dual boot problem

    my lappy is vaio f series f15319.i installed ubuntu with dual boot.it installed successfully.the next time i start my lappy it always opens windows 8.it doesnt give me any option to select from ubuntu or windows 8.please help..
  41. kir13y

    Are there any Android phones that can dual boot ios and Android?

    Is is possible? If so please state the phone and maybe a tutorial of how to do it. Thanks in advance!
  42. K

    Disk/OS Imaging Apps that work with Windows XPPro/Win7 Dual Boot (2HDDs)

    Was running WinXP Pro. I installed a new/additional HDD and installed Windows 7 Pro (SP1) on the second HDD. It then took hours to retrieve and install 300 plus Windows updates. Everything seems great. I want to image the Win7Pro System/HDD before I begin installing other programs. The Windows...
  43. A

    Laptop hardware combination

    Hardware Platform- PC Hardware Platform- Linux I'm trying to buy a laptop with DOS. But I saw one with Linux and the other one with PC. As I wanna install Win7 32 bit professional,what should I go for? Explanation would really help me out! Hoping for some replies and guides. Cheers!
  44. N

    how to dual boot lenovo y50-70

    Hi everyone I can dual boot my Lenovo y50-70 can some one please help
  45. Abhishek1025

    Mac oSX and VMware Workstation, dual boot

    how do i install a mac osx Lion on a vm ware workstation? i hav both .dmg file as well as .iso file compatible for workstation.. or else tell me whether i can install mac os x as a dual boot alongwith windows 8.1.... thanks :-)
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    Does running a dual boot limit security?

    Hello, I am thinking about running Ubuntu along with Windows 7 as a dual boot machine. I want to use Ubuntu as a banking computer and other important things. I want to use Windows 7 for everything else. Before I do this, I was wondering, will my Ubuntu files and passwords still be secure or...
  47. M

    Install dual boot linux

    Hey, I want to install dual boot linux and windows 7, and already I installed windows 7, but right now there are 4 primary partitions on my HDD and I can't make more primary partitions for linux. The partitions are as below: 1) C: which contain windows 7 system files (about 126 GB) 2) D: which...
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    One install location, dual booting?

    Hey guys, i'm thinking about if there is a possible way to dual-boot Win7 and Win8 while retaining the same apps on both sides? i do not want to create multiple copies of the same app its just that i have some pretty big apps that i want on both Os's.. I have a 180GB SSD and do not want to get...
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    How to dual boot win 7 on an ASUS N550JV-cn270h‏ (Win 8 pre-installed)

    Recently I've purches a new ASUS N550JV, however, thanks to micosoft you can no longer get a single new laptop without windows 8 and I absolutely hate this OS, believe me I've tried to use it, but it's just so hostile against you, forcing you to use the stupid metro interface, no start menu I...
  50. eking804

    Dual Boot Windows 8 and Android on Dell Venue 8 Pro???

    Could someone please tell me if it is possible to dual boot android and Windows 8 on the Dell Venue 8 Pro and if it is possible how to do it???
  51. A

    Lenova Y510p VS HP Envy 17-j053ea?

    Hi, I've got a £900 budget for a new laptop. I've narrowed it down to two: Lenova Y510p: (http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-y510p-15-6-laptop-21426637-pdt.html) Envy 17-j053ea...
  52. R

    Still possible to Dual-Boot a phone?

    I realize that in the past, people were able to dual-boot their Android 2.2 (froyo) Phones with Windows Mobile 6. But now I don't find any threads or helper documents out on the web with people doing that. It could be just lack of interest. Is it still possible to have a nice Android 4.0+...
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    Which laptop do you recommend..

    SO I am a high school senior and am looking for a new laptop since mine broke Ive been looking at these but cant make up my mind(yeah i know there's alot) But I was looking at the AMD A-series apu's simply because I wanted integrated graphics, but their processor doesn't cut it... I will be...
  54. exfileme

    ViewSonic's Dual-Boot ViewPad Available for $599+

    ViewSonic has launched its "dual-boot" ViewPad 10pro tablet, but it will cost a pretty penny (or a few limbs). ViewSonic's Dual-Boot ViewPad Available for $599+ : Read more
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    Brand new Netbook for $200 at Futureshop.. worth it?

    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/acer-acer-10-1-intel-atom-n455-netbook-aod257-13665-blue-aod257-13665/10171796.aspx?path=deec7ad70bce49bd9e34eebb40db3b0ben02 What are your thoughts? Looks awful good... Brand new for $200+tax... I would quite likely dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu...
  56. buwish

    Which OS Do You Use?

    I figured that it was time for another poll, as the other one seems to have ran its course. This is another simple poll just to get an idea of what the more technologically astute of us prefer in terms of operating systems. So, what do you currently use? I know some of us have dual boot...
  57. JMcEntegart

    ViewSonic's Dual-Boot Windows 7/Android Tablet

    Mobile World Congress is getting ready to kick off in Barcelona, Spain but you don’t have to be there to get all hot under the collar about the devices expect to appear on the show floor... ViewSonic's Dual-Boot Windows 7/Android Tablet : Read more
  58. M

    Dual booting win xp/win 7 with win 7 first problem

    ok guys i need help. i have a dell inspiron n5010 with win 7 home premium installed. i want to dual boot with win xp but when i insert the disc it gives me a bsod. i know its some thing i have to change from my bios for my hard disk.but when i change the mod win7 doesnt boot :( please someone...
  59. JMcEntegart

    Nokia's First MeeGo Device Will Hit in 2011

    Nokia may have just announced the update allowing N900 users to install MeeGo alongside Maemo 5 as a dual boot but we still didn't know when the company will be releasing a real, honest to goodness MeeGo device. Nokia's First MeeGo Device Will Hit in 2011 : Read more
  60. JMcEntegart

    Nokia N900 Will Soon be Able to Dual-Boot MeeGo

    Nokia and Intel's MeeGo OS is still relatively new, so what better way to test the water than to allow users to install it on their phone while keeping their old OS? Nokia N900 Will Soon be Able to Dual-Boot MeeGo : Read more