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Troubleshooting Windows® 7 Inside Out by Mike Halsey

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Chapter 22. Linux: An Operating System on a Disc

Surprising as this may sound, one of the best ways to rescue a dead Windows installation or your data could be a Linux distribution (commonly known as a distro). There are several advantages to using Linux this way; most importantly, it’s nonintrusive in that it won’t change or overwrite any files or settings in your Windows installation.

System or Data Restore Using Another Operating System

Many Linux distributions can run from a CD or DVD. For example, Figure 22-1 shows the popular Ubuntu ...

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