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Refreshing Windows 8.1 While Dual-booting Ubuntu 15.10

Currently, I'm dual-booting my Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 15.10 For your information, both of this operating systems are installed on separate partition. At this moment, I'm planning to refresh/reset ...
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GRUB can't load Windows 10

I have a laptop with two disks. On the first one I had windows 7 and on the second ubuntu 14.04. Grub is installed on the second disk. Everything was fine but after upgrading to windows 10 (which ...
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I cannot change GRUB to Windows MBR

I know this is a question that gets asked alot but none of the previous solutions have worked for me. I reformatted my Ubuntu hard drive because I needed the space. This was not a partition but the ...
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When I Install Ubuntu, What Will Happen to My Files and Programs?

I am running Windows 10, and I have a ton of programs and files. I used to run Ubuntu on my old laptop that originally came with Windows Vista. I have several .exe files, and when I did originally ...
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How to keep grub independent of all the OSes?

I currently have the following partition scheme. 300MB NTFS Recovery 100MB FAT32 LOOKS LIKE IT IS THE EFI BOOT PARTITION 128MB Other This is empty and thus I ...
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How to shrink my NTFS (Windows 7) partition and expand my linux partition?

This is an image of my partition in Gparted. As you can see, it's a dual boot system. Now, I would really like to shrink my Windows partition sda3, and add the space to my Linux partition sda8. ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 10

I have setup my computer to have a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 10. The installation process worked fine, so both are operational, however, I do not have the option to choose one or the other when ...
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rEFInd menu not showing on a dual Mac/Ubuntu machine

I'm having a little of a problem with rEFInd and couldn't find something specific about it. I succesfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 for dual boot with OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Pro 3.1 using rEFInd ...
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Weird system behaviour after enabling UEFI boot mode

Currently I'm running dual boot system (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04) both booting in legacy mode by windows boot manager. My notebook is hp8560w. My notebook comes with no operating system so I have ...
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How to shrink an Ubuntu 14.04 partition, without losing data? [duplicate]

I just purchased a new Dell Inspiron 5558 laptop with built-in installed Ubuntu 14.04, that has a single partition and I have only one problem: I want to shrink my 1TB drive partition; this Partition ...
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i installed ubuntu 15.04 in legacy boot mode. want to dual boot laptop in uefi mode

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (32 bit OS) on my 64 bit compatible laptop in legacy boot mode and I cannot find my graphics drivers. my question are: How can I use dual boot (windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04)...
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How to update dual boot screen?

I previously had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot. Now, I have deleted Windows, but I still get the Windows 7 option on the boot screen, (GRUB related?). I want to update it. I want Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 dual booting with Windows 10

I have Windows 10 installed on my laptop and I installed Ubuntu onto a partition. When I boot, it automatically boots into Ubuntu 15.10, I chose to mount the C: drive to /win/ how do I boot into ...
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What should I do to get Ubuntu dual-boot with Windows 10 on this Toshiba laptop?

I've tried several approaches and it still boots directly to Windows 10. It is a Toshiba Satellite Radius L15W-B1208X with Windows 10 the original OS. I read and tried to follow all prerequisite ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 7 after Kubuntu installation

Ive recently got this new system and have installed Windows and Kubuntu on it. It has an SSD and a normal HDD. I'm using the SSD for booting and HDD for file storage etc. I installed Windows 7 first ...
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Windows 10/Ubuntu Dual Boot (Ubuntu unable to detect existing OS)

So I got a used Laptop a month ago an planned to set it up for my own use. I wanted to set up Windows 10 and Ubuntu on it but have not been able to do so. I would be mention below what I have tried so ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu - Windows 10 | Can't switch back to windows

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 in dual-boot with windows 10. So far so good, but when I wanted to return to the windows I saw that I didn't have that option. Critical Notes: I can't access BIOS,...
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Accidentally formatted root / partition, trying to Boot Repair

I have a Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot. I would usually be prompted GNU GRUB console when turning on my computer, type exitand choose which OS I want to boot (in UEFI mode). From Windows, I ...
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GRUB dual boot won't load after using Windows

So I have Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop installed with a dual boot of Windows 7. One day I used Windows and installed some big programs (Maya and Unity), the next day after starting the computer, the BIOS ...
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How can I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 but have my PC boot into windows without prompting me at start up

I want to be able to put Ubuntu on a spare Hard Drive of mine while still primarily booting from Windows 10 on my SSD however I would like to be able to boot straight into Windows by default without ...
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How can I copy my ubuntu from HDD to external usb Hard drive

I have Ubuntu installed on my HP G7000 laptop and I would like to copy files from my internal hard drive to USB hard drive, so I could Install Windows to my computer, but still be able to use Ubuntu. ...
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Possible to backup contents of boot partition, format it and copy contents back to it?

I am trying to install Windows 8 on an iMac (mid 2010 model). The iMac already has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it which I intend to keep. So basically I would like to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. (...
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How to fix/diagnose this problem: outlook.com does not load in Linux (all browsers)?

Same machine. If boot with Windows 7, outlook.com loads, any browser, I use Firefox most of the time. If boot with Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits), outlook.com does not load, blank page, no error ...
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Install Ubuntu on another HDD

I have a Windows machine with 360gb HDD. Now I have bought another 599gb HDD and I wish to install Ubuntu on it. I have connected both my HDD in my CPU cabinet. I have created a bootable pendrive as ...
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Want to increase disk space for Ubuntu (I have installed is along windows 7) [closed]

vishal@vishal-ThinkPad-T430:~$ ls -al /dev/sda* brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 0 Jul 24 11:44 /dev/sda brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 1 Jul 24 11:36 /dev/sda1 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 2 Jul 24 11:36 /dev/sda2 ...
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how to get windows back on grub menu [duplicate]

I had wubi installed on my pc with Windows 7 and recently I removed wubi and the partition I had my wubi installed (I removed wubi because I had installed Ubuntu on a separate partition as a dual boot)...
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An interesting case of Dual Boot Shenanigans. (dell inspiron 7000)

So, my harddrive recently went bust under warranty. As such, Dell shipped me a replacement. And a USB stick containing a full windows 8 installation and repair media. In the land of OEM installs and ...
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Explain dual booting and installing on another internal hard drive?

Can somebody explain the difference between dual booting ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8, and installing ubuntu on another internal hard drive? And how you would do this? I'm a relatively new ubuntu user ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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How to install 15.04 in not UEFI mode

I've got Windows 8.1 installed in not UEFI mode. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04, the problem is that my usb stick wouldn't boot. The only way I got it to boot my USB stick was turning my BIOS to ...
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How do I go from Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows? [duplicate]

I bought a Dell laptop used, and it had Ubuntu 14.04 on it, but I prefer Windows. I noticed that there was a sticker on the corner of my laptop that said "Windows Vista Basic" and another one that ...
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Want to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 after backing up Home folder to different partition. Is it too risky? [closed]

My machine is set to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10,but I barely ever use windows. The Ubuntu installation has been running for ages now, and I've kind of wrecked it by trying to tweak ...
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creating swap partition, convert primary partitions to logical

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop which already has got windows 8 installed in it. I had a 30GB free space and I allocated 29 out of that 30 as primary partition for Ubuntu. I wanted to ...
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Delete one of the OS via Ubuntu

I'm currently running on dual boot (win 7 and ubuntu). I'd like to know how to delete my Windows 7 OS using ubuntu
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“The disk drive for /media/ext-hdd is not ready yet or not present” is shown every boot time

I used ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 as dual boot. windows was in sda2 drive. I removed windows and sda2 drive became empty which was not writeable. I was able to write in that drive following this. ...
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How to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I replaced my CD/DVD with a 2nd HDD using an HDD/SSD IDE to SATA adapter rack. I would like to know if i can have these configuration: Windows 8.1 licensed on first hardisk Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the ...
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Re-installing OS's, best order?

So I was going to take this weekend to throw in another SSD and install Ubunutu on it. But Windows (Win 7) has been acting up lately, so I was thinking I was going to go ahead and reinstall Windows ...
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Dual boot into ubuntu with windows boot manager?

Noob here, please bear with me. I installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on a separate partition of size 10GB and formatted it to ext4 during installation. Now it is not visible through windows. The installation ...
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cant boot to windows after installing ubuntu 15.04

okzz this is what happened.. i was earlier using windows 8.1 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04, updated it to 15.04.. there was some bug after i updated it (desktop went all black after i updated it, ...
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HardDrive Partitions to install Ubuntu together with W7

I'm going to install Ubuntu 14 on my laptop. This is now my hardrive config: C: Windows D: Music, Photos, Documents, etc I've two questions. After I get free space from D, which partitions I'll ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 along side Windows 8.1

I have a 120 GB SSD in my laptop, and it runs windows 8.1 (not preinstalled). I have countless times dual or triple-booted the laptop when I ran Windows 7. Now I want to dual-boot it with Win 8.1 and ...
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Can I clone a 1TB hard drive with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to a sshd on a laptop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and will upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 this afternoon. I was curious while looking at hard drives and was seeing that SSHD drives are the perfect mix of hard drive and solid state ...
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Installing Ubuntu on main HDD drive together with Windows 8. To boot Ubuntu from disk-on-key

Despite the abundance of dual-boot issues lying in the World Wide Web, I decided to create the new topic with my specific question. I have a laptop Asus K55V + UEFI + 500Gb HDD + Windows 8 upgraded ...
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Repair Grub after Clonezilla

I installed an partition image (Ubuntu 14.04) from another computer to my computer (previously Ubuntu 12.04) using clonezilla. The system partition on the other computer was sda1 and on my computer ...
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Cant start Ubuntu from dvd device

I am a long time user of Ubuntu and I'm trying to get it runnning on this pc with preloaded windows 8.1 I have disabled secure boot and dealt with UEFI, when I enter the BIOS I have moved CD/DVD boot ...
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messed up my boot/efi, couldn't boot into anything, now boot repair is not working either

i "accidentally" messed up the boot/efi folder when i was trying to replace it with one i had copied earlier(stupid I know) When i rebooted the computer i could not boot into ubuntu 14.04 nor windows ...
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How to delete both partitions from grub-rescue screen?

I'll go into deep details so you can understand what's going on exactly. I've been using Ubuntu and I wanted to experience different distros. On my PC, it wasn't dual-booted, I had only Ubuntu and ...
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My dualboot windows 8.1 ubuntu is not working

I'm trying for 2 weeks to install ubuntu on dual boot with my brand new G551 asus windows 8.1 and I don't succeed. I succeeded to install Ubuntu but I can't boot to there, I've no grub who shows up ...
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Boot in UEFI mode

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on a pendrive in legacy mode. I can use it to boot my desktop and tablet in legacy mode, but not UEFI. Is there any way to make it bootable in UEFI mode? For example, ...
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Installed Ubuntu on partition. Can't Boot windows 7 anymore

I am running Windows 7 on my computer since I built it but a few days ago I was inspired to also try out Ubuntu. I managed to get Ubuntu installed a seperate partition and its running fine. The ...