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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu?

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
0
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1answer
171 views

Replacing Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion G6 and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu 14.04 but what option do I choose when it comes to the installation part? I noticed it wont detect my Windows 8.1 ...
0
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3answers
68 views

Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Reinstall Windows Vista [on hold]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 so that I could remove the administrator password on my laptop since I forgot it. I was in "try Ubuntu" mode while trying to recover/reset the password, but I kept running ...
0
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0answers
42 views

New Samsung ATIV 9 Ultrabook; Deleting Windows 8.1 and Installing Ubuntu

I understand from reading other threads that there are some complications with adding Ubuntu to a computer that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I haven't used any of the Linux distros before. ...
0
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2answers
61 views

Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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0answers
14 views

Blank screen(Black) on trying to install ubuntu 13 through ISCSI on a Windows target

I am trying to install ubuntu 13 through ISCSI on a Windows target(Windows server 2012). But after selecting the option 'Install Ubuntu'the screen just goes blank and nothing happens even after 5 ...
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2answers
36 views

Can you use Ubuntu installation CD instead of Windows on Windows Automatic Recover?

My PC has been thrown into an Automatic Recovery loop, and nothing is working. The only option I have is to repair using a media disc, but I do not have one for Windows. If I select this option and ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

My current PC is running on Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.80GHz with 2GB RAM. I run Windows 7 32-bit on this configuration, but the PC shuts down sometimes due to over heating. Also, the CPU is always ...
0
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0answers
23 views

window booting option not available after i installed us on ubuntu 12.04 lts on dell inspiron 3521

i tried to install ubuntu 12.04 lts on my dell inspiron 3521 by overwriting ubuntu 13.04 which was working fine along with windows 8 . But neither wireless nor ethernet was working properly . And ...
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0answers
48 views

How to get Ubuntu 13.10 to recognise Windows 8.1 during install

Current system: I have installed Windows 8.1, and would like some guidance on installing Ubuntu so that the system is dual boot. My drive looks like the following, (after installing Windows) on ...
0
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1answer
74 views

Windows 8 doesn't start after installing ubuntu 13.10

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer AspireOne D255E alongside an old installation of Windows 8. After the Ubuntu install, I started Windows and Ubuntu without problems but suddenly I tried to ...
0
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1answer
104 views

Trying to install Ubuntu on Lenovo T61 laptop

I downloaded the Ubuntu file (Latest stable release) to a blank CD-R but got the error message that there was not enough room on the CD. One file got on the CD i think but more was supposed to be on ...
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56 views

Cannot load operating system

I am trying to make the big move from Windows to Ubuntu. I have encountered an error while trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I have Windows XP SP3 installed as well as another version of ...
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0answers
14 views

Transfer Windows installer to a partition [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for a while from the Windows installer version. So the data resides within my windows partition. I need to re-install windows for other reasons, but I don't want to loose my ...
0
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1answer
64 views

No install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 option available in the installer. Why is that?

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Win8 on my laptop, though I can't. For some reason it won't give me the option. I have used a guide I have found here to remove GPT structures with gdisk and I ...
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3answers
152 views

I can't tell which dev/sda/ file is my external hard drive to install xubuntu on

I want to install Xubuntu onto my external hard drive, but I cannot tell what partition to use. Here is what it shows dev/sda dev/sda1 ntfs dev/sda2 ntfs dev/sda3 ntfs dev/sda4 fat32 sda1-3 ...
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1answer
61 views

I am running 12.04 on usb would now like to install on C: will it overwrite windows XP

I am running 12.04 on a USB stick on a machine with Windows XP and would now like to install 12.04 on my C: drive using the Windows installe. Will it run alongside my existing system?
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2answers
29 views

Trying to create a bootable cd from a mac to boot from my windows pc [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable cd from a mac (running computer) to use to boot and install ubuntu to my pc (not running computer). Any 'how-tos' or tutorials that can help me?
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1answer
27 views

Help with my poblems creating usb from windows.

I have a computer with windows 7. I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 or 12.4 onto my usb stick, so I can boot from it and use Ubuntu. I have so far downloaded the desktop version download on the website ...
0
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0answers
29 views

I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu [duplicate]

Right now I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and not delete Ubuntu. Is there a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7, starting with Ubuntu and then installing ...
0
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1answer
316 views

Ubuntu 13.10 Setup does not detect Windows 8.1 on VAIO Tap 21!

So I've downloaded the 64-bit Ubuntu image, burnt it to disk and disabled secure boot via the UEFI setup menu... But when I run the installation on my Sony VAIO Tap 21, Ubuntu setup tells me that no ...
0
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1answer
41 views

Install Ubuntu but keep Local disk D and its content

I want to install Ubuntu and remove Windows 7. I choosed Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu option. Now it shows me which HDD disk to use and says that 3 partitions willbe deleted. But I need to install ...
0
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0answers
317 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Home Premium x86, I burned the .iso image on a DVD after I had downloaded it. I restarted my computer, and I booted from the DVD. When I click on "Installing Ubuntu", first it ...
0
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1answer
22 views

Speed of Ubuntu within Window

Just a quick question about performance within Windows of Ubuntu. After getting hold of a fairly old laptop, to test my websites created on a mac, and being subjected to endless pause and freezes I ...
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1answer
23 views

How to boot from my Windows installation disk?

Here's a Reddit thread detailing my problem a bit more. I can provide more information if needed. Hi! I've installed Ubuntu as my OS because I needed a working OS to get a new Windows disk. I've ...
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1answer
31 views

Previously installed 12.04 alongside Windows, would like to install over Windows

About 8 months ago I installed 12.04LTS via wubi, then chose to fully install and I selected for it to install alongside windows Fast forward to today, and I really hate Windows 8 (it previously had ...
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0answers
39 views

Windos 8 problem when installing Ubuntu 13.10

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 together with Windows 8.1, and after finishing the installation I couldn't get into any of the operating systems. For fixing the error with Ubuntu, I have executed ...
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2answers
63 views

Is it possible to run Windows for one User and Ubuntu for another User simultaneously?

Can I install two OS on my PC without harming it. I was thinking maybe Ubuntu latest verion to install. I already have Windows 7 Home installed on my PC. I would like to know if I can keep Win 7 on ...
0
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1answer
39 views

windows installer (Wubi) stops

When installing with windows installer (Wubi) in XP, installation stops allways when doing "Reticulating splines..." and the laptop freezes
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0answers
18 views

System hangs after Wubi install [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on a Windows 7 machine using Wubi. When I rebooted, the display showed a blank black screen. I waited about 15m and then powered down. When I powered back up, I'm given the ...
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2answers
71 views

ubuntu and windows 7 (side by side )

i just would like to know if there is any kind of software that allow me to have ubuntu and windows side by side. Im on windows and by clicling on a button, windows suspend and iniciate ubuntu, and ...
0
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0answers
30 views

Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 in new partiton created in windows 7

I created a new 60GB partition in windows7 using its default partition manager. Now I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 in this newly created partition. The list of drives displayed by ubuntu ...
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3answers
62 views

I need help switching back to windows [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 right now. For reasons I would like to switch back to windows 7. (Even though I love Ubuntu.) I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a guide on how to do ...
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0answers
141 views

Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu(invalid efi error)

I was attempting to have my laptop dual boot into both Win7 and Ubuntu but messed up partitioning the hard drive during the installation, couldn't tell which size was going to be used for what. ...
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1answer
81 views

Would like to dual boot - Ubuntu Windows 8.1 - Advice please [closed]

There is some Windows software that I really need to use which will not run under WINE. Therefore I am seriously thinking of a dual boot machine. In order to accomplish this I am planning on ...
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1answer
78 views

Ubuntu install freezes using every method on Windows XP

I'll list the information I know, but I'm not a programmer or computer whiz so if you need more please explain how I can obtain it for you. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio laptop, running ...
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1answer
664 views

How to install Windows 7 to dual boot AFTER ubuntu 13.10 stand-alone Install [duplicate]

I have a current working install of Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit that I am very happy with. I need to install Windows 7 as a dual-boot, to give me the option of a launching Windows at boot time. All the ...
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2answers
40 views

Trouble with Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

So I've been trying to get a dual boot set up. The problem is that Ubuntu doesn't detect Windows 8 during installation making my only options erase the whole drive or partition manually. I sectioned ...
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0answers
244 views

installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 doesn't recognize old windows

i have seen this problem thousands of places but can't really figure out what is wrong. i have a 2 year old Asus g74sx laptop which came with windows 7 preinstalled, now i have installed windows 8 ...
0
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1answer
318 views

How To uninstall Ubuntu 13.10 from pc having no other OS and Install Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I had windows 7 in C drive and windows 8.1 in D drive. But I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and the system got formatted. I wanted to have 3 OS. But lost the other two. I didnt make any partitions.Now I want ...
0
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0answers
18 views

dualboot win8.1 and ubuntu13.10 already have 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-150 and I would like to install Ubuntu without erasing my Windows8.1 Installation. The Problem is I have four primary Partitions on my Laptop which are: -msftres ...
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0answers
26 views

grub rescue after installing next to Win 98

I've got an old PC at home running Win 98 and after reading up on Linux thought I would install Ubuntu next to it to have a bit of a play and see what I though of it. I have had previous limited ...
0
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1answer
51 views

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 (using something else) and now I cannot boot windows 8 [duplicate]

Hello everyone I'm new to Ubuntu so I probably messed something up. When I installed Ubuntu on my windows 8 hp laptop it did not give me the option to install Ubuntu alongside windows so I installed ...
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0answers
83 views

Configuring PXE in Ubuntu to install Windows XP

I am using Ubuntu server with Windows XP clients connected over LAN. I want to configure PXE so that I can install Windows through PXE boot itself. I am a beginner in Linux field. So explain the ...
0
votes
2answers
114 views

Install Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Can I install Ubuntu on a Windows 8.1 computer? That computer is the one I currently use.
0
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0answers
63 views

Why can't I install Ubuntu (via usb) on my machine after upgrading to Windows 7?

My legacy Pentium 4 computer ran Windows XP Professional 32-bit a few months ago, which I later tried (and succesfully) duel-booted with Ubuntu as the second OS. I then cleared both operating systems ...
0
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1answer
140 views

Installing ubuntu to my windows 8 tablet pc

I bought a samsung tablet pc and there comes windows 8 at the beginning of my tablet pc I want to install latest ubuntu version and delete windows totally but when i am trying to install ubuntu while ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Issue with Lubuntu. Uninstall Lubunto. Install Windows XP [duplicate]

I recently formatted my father's old laptop and installed Lubuntu. He didn't like it and asked me to install Windows XP. However, I can't seem to boot from the Windows XP CD. The laptop just boots in ...
0
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0answers
148 views

Ubuntu Boot Issues

The first thing I did was go to Ubuntu.com/downloads, and downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. Next I extracted the file onto my desktop in its own folder (and then extracted onto a disc also). Finally I ...