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User Info: aPCplayer

aPCplayer
3 years ago#1
I have Windows 7 right now installed and I want to install a Linux OS like Elementary OS for just web browsing and everything else besides gaming. I put the Elementary OS .iso file on a usb drive and installed the OS with the option along side Win7 but when I rebooted my computer after the install and unplugged the usb drive, my computer just kept loading up Windows and never gave me an option to select the OS. Any help would be great :)

User Info: thefabregas22

thefabregas22
3 years ago#2
Buy a pair of boots?
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User Info: StormKMD

StormKMD
3 years ago#3
Don't you have to partition your HDD and then it'll work? I did this with Win8 and Win7.
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User Info: Scroe

Scroe
3 years ago#4
Put one on your left foot and one your right foot
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User Info: Mystical_NEET

Mystical_NEET
3 years ago#5
Install WUBI.

User Info: aPCplayer

aPCplayer
3 years ago#6
Mystical_NEET posted...
Install WUBI.


I'm pretty sure that only works for Ubuntu only.

User Info: randy_123r

randy_123r
3 years ago#7
tag. I always wanted to try that OS
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User Info: dlf

dlf
3 years ago#8
Serious answer (and extension to what StormKMD (post #3 in this topic) said)) - you do need to partition your hard drive with a(n) external program or use Window's built in tools. I know how to install multiple versions of Windows but not linux distros.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#9
The serious answer is that any distro worth using should have detailed instructions on it's website
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