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In a HEAP of Trouble - Windows 7/8/Ubuntu Triple Boot

Q: In a HEAP of Trouble - Windows 7/8/Ubuntu Triple Boot

I was recently blessed with the gift of a GB SSD hold the applause I had another GB drive that came with my MSI GT laptop which was pre-installed with Windows Ultimate x drivers software to run some of MSI's features etc I wanted to move this entire Windows drive to my SSD so my first thought was use Windows Backup and Recovery Long story short I couldn't get it to work I wanted to back up to DVD but it kept giving me quot A Volume Shadow Copy Service Operation Failed quot even after Googling how to fix Trouble 7/8/Ubuntu - HEAP of Triple Windows a In Boot this error turning it to quot Automatic quot instead of quot Manual quot in services cfg etc no luck probably my st mistake I gave up and decided to use a third-party software called MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition which I've had success with in the past I made new NTFS partitions on the new SSD one to match the quot System Reserved quot MB partition that was on my GB In a HEAP of Trouble - Windows 7/8/Ubuntu Triple Boot HD the supposedly Windows creates and one to match my Windows partition I then used the quot copy quot feature on MiniTool Partition and copied both partitions onto the new SSD successfully After I was done copying both those partitions I moved on to install Windows onto the partition after Windows and then Ubuntu after Windows everything installed fine no problems I then went to boot into Ubuntu and decided to partition clean erase my old HD drive so I could organize my files better and create a FAT drive I In a HEAP of Trouble - Windows 7/8/Ubuntu Triple Boot could access from all operating systems my nd mistake because It wasn't until I shutdown and booted the next In a HEAP of Trouble - Windows 7/8/Ubuntu Triple Boot morning that I realized that maybe deleting the original Windows drive wasn't such a good idea DON DON DONNNNNNN it would boot to the login screen but once I entered my password it would stay on quot Preparing Your Desktop quot for a few minutes until it finally popped up with a blue screen that read quot Windows Not Genuine Copy quot or something along those lines and nothing else I can access the task manager and run cmd etc but my desktop settings everything seem to be gone like Windows boot isn't pointing to the correct drive anymore I know this isn't a Ubuntu forum but I then went to boot back into that and a no-go either gave me an error so crap went and tried to boot up Windows was successful to a degree but a ton of registry errors kept popping up and none of my Windows Start Apps work the icon just enlarges and then closes right back to the menu and can't get into Explorer Long story short none of my O S's work I cant even access the internet because none of my OS have the drive necessary for my Intel Centrino Ultimate N Wifi I am currently working off a Chromebook I wanted it all but got nothing to show for it I do however have that copy of my old quot Windows drive quot and quot System Reserved MB drive quot any freakin' ideas Everything's still there it seems anyway it's just not booting Any help would be appreciated There's gotta be a way that I can point Windows to boot from the new drive and read all my old settings programs drivers etc right I don't know if this helps but I tried it anyway because I wanted to see if my Wifi would work but I reinstalled Windows Ultimate on my old GB HD just a clean copy and I can now go in and access my past Windows drive including the system reserved drive which seems to only have an empty quot Temp quot folder and a KB Boot BAK file and a KB bootsqm dat inside of it when all files are unhidden but then on MiniTool Partition and Properties reads quot MB quot used and quot MB quot free No idea where those other files are located but I'm assuming they're there but just need to be pointed to the right new drives serial ids and not the old ones which I think is what's happening or just what I assume because it was working fine until I repartitioned the original drive Your expertise and a step-by-step process guide to get my Windows and all my old files programs settings to boot on this SSD and not read quot Not Genuine quot would be greatly appreciated If you know anything about how to run Windows and Ubuntu side by side by side too that'd be great as well as I'm still experiencing problems booting into those Could anyone recommend a good boot manager once this is all setup and fixed I've used EasyBCD is the past

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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A: In a HEAP of Trouble - Windows 7/8/Ubuntu Triple Boot

You need to use imaging software to transfer an OS, not the partition copy function of PW. It's too late now since you didn't think to ask before doing it, so Clean Install Windows 7 to it's own NTFS partition. You'd better post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings so we can advise you this time first.

Once you have the Win7 partitions installed and dual booting correctly, follow the same steps here to Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums
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It would be best if you placed Ubuntu on another HD and unplugged the Windows HD during its install, booting your choice via the BIOS boot menu.
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lol, gaming. Anyways, i think the best way to get this information is at the Ubuntu forums, you'll get many better answers there than at a windows forum, considering Ubuntu is probably set as the main OS (auto boots when times out), Someone may know, but just a heads up
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A:Removing XP from Windows 7, Ubuntu triple boot

It says it is the system partition. Thus the Bootloader for windows 7 resides on it. You can delete the Windows folder, and many of the other folders on the XP drive, but not the Boot - Boot Configuration Data (BCD) folder or many of the files in the Root of that drive - if you do, you may need to repair or reinstall windows 7.
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hello Kato
Don't know if this is what your looking for, but I have ubuntu 9.10 (I think) installed inside of windows home premium.
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here it is i just found a link. Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDavis504

I currently have a 64 bit version of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit installed but I want to try out the beta release of Windows 8 Milestone 3 Build 7989 that is floating around. How would I go about doing such? Please help.

Easiest way, install it in a virtual machine. I'd suggest downloading either VMware Player 3.x or VirtualBox, install it, and then install Windows 8 as a VM.

I do absolutely everything in a VM, haven't dual booted in forever.
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Your[Quote]I have a project this weekend to set up my PC with triple boot (XP/7/Linux)[Quote]

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A:Triple boot 2 Windows 7 and 1 XP in one hard drive help

Post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu., if you'd like our advice.

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Quote: Originally Posted by greaterthings

Okay, so I decided to buy cheap used laptop before I really checked it out. Trusted a freind...

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Quote: Originally Posted by Konstantinov

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I found a blog discussing about tip for dual-booting Windows 10 preview and Linux on a PC with UEFI firmware. It may be useful.
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As ZigZag indicated, we also could try to run the ubuntu in the Hyper-V if we want to use the two systems in a machine.
NOTE: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.
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Quote: Originally Posted by civint

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Was the Windows hard drive connected when you installed Ubuntu?
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A:Installed Ubuntu, can't boot Windows 7

Give me your system info and specs. Have you had any other problems with the computer? Is it even a desktop? We're going to need more information. "I broke something, fix it!" doesn't get you closer to the fix.
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A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

Hi Tom

Do you have a windows 7 repair disk? If you do, then boot from the disk (by using your computer Bios). Once the disk has loaded you can do a system restore as it restores your computer to an earlier point in time before your computer crashed.

A similar problem happened to my computer (with Linux Mint) and I used that method to restore windows 7.
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A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual-boot

do you want to dual boot them off the same hard drive?
I do the same swapping thing for 7 and Vista, but I have to take the side off the case and switch the cables as my bios doesn't support multiple hard drives
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when you click cd, as soon as it starts booting, try tapping the space bar and see if it will boot to ubuntu.

If that does not work, how did you create the ubuntu cd. did you copy the iso file to the cd or did your burn it as an image file?.
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Hi, The following tutorials will help: Regards.
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How did you install Ubuntu?
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A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu Dual Boot Problems

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A:Hibernate windows 7 in dual boot with ubuntu

Oh boy this takes a while. to speed you along: powercfg.exe -energy in a windows 7 cmd.exe with admin rights - fixs as many problems as you can. if sleep works but hybrid sleep and hibernate don't and you boot with grub: set boot flag for the mini partition that windows made when it installed itself - note do NOT do this with windows disk manager as it will BREAK your system if you did do this use testdisk to recover (but believe me - you don't want to do that) Instead use parted gparted rescue disk or your linux partition and fdisk and set the boot flag. Still not hibernating (like me?) then you need to use the grub menu option that boots windows from the small partition usually /dev/sda1 (you set the boot flag didn't you?) Ok that should be it. Good luck
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A:I NEED HELP to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu on seperate HDs


The easiest way to do away with boot issues between separate Operating Systems (OS) is to use the BIOS one time boot menu to select which OS to boot at system startup, each motherboard has an individual hot-key to tap during system start-up to access this menu.

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A:Ubuntu Windows 8 dual boot preformance

Could be any number of things. Running checkdisk on the 8 partition is worth a try.

Are you using Ubuntu Unity 13.04?

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A:windows and ubuntu won't boot after bsod, possible virus

exevass mate have you looked for restore points from further back see my pic to see how to get them.

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Would you want to do it using the command line options, or download EasyBCD?

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You say, you have two HD Drive, therefore you have a Disk0 & a Disk1.

When installing Linux
1) Remove Disk0 with Windows 7.
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A:Set up a partition to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Hi McG, welcome to the forums.
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Welcome to EightForums.

Try a Reset.
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Does the computer hang at this point or does it expect some input?

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A:Windows 8 dual boot ubuntu 12.10 on 2 ssd drives

Welcome to EightForums.

First you will need to DISABLE Secure Boot.

Originally Posted by theog

Reset BIOS to default, and reboot to BIOS make sure Secure Boot is disabled.
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Linux distributions are making slow progress on implementing measures to ensure that their images available for download are bootable on hardware that has secure boot turned on.

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mjg59 | Secure Boot distribution support

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Are you sure Ubuntu mount NTFS partitions automatically? I have seen some Linux distributions that doesn't do this.

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fdisk -l
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It was set up by Easybcd so that the option to boot into Ubuntu was through the windows boot loader, and windows seven was the default os. Choosing the Ubuntu option would take you to the Grub menu (it looked identical to a Wubi install).

Now that I have removed Ubuntu it still shows up in the boot loader. I have tried every option in Easybcd that I can think of, I have used my windows seven install disk to run bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot and a few other commands, but it still shows up. All I want is to get rid of the boot loader all together, so the computer boots straight into windows seven.

Thanks in advance

A:Ubuntu still in Windows boot loader after removal

Hello mate.

Have you looked at the boot tab of msconfig to see if there's an entry there that can be deleted?
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I have two hard drives and one is 15 gb and I have 14gb left, how would I install Ubuntu onto that drive, and then, if I install it right. How would I boot to it?

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boot from ur ubuntu cd and watch the magic.. i think it uses disk druid (maybe that was fedora) to patition the hard dive. once installed linux's GRUB becomes ur boot manager and u can make it do whatever u want