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Factory Restore Windows? [duplicate]

Hello, So recently I dual-booted my Windows system with Ubuntu, then I decided remove Windows and install Ubuntu 14.04. Before that, I'm using Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 8. I have a Toshiba ...
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How to completely start from scratch with Ubuntu?

I have an ASUS notebook and it comes from factory with Ubuntu. I like Ubuntu and I do not want to change the OS. However, this notebook does not have a disc drive. It does have USB, but I do not know ...
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password change did not work [on hold]

Followed your instructions for resetting password and it seemed to work, but when I tried to log into the laptop page and I give new password, it simply re-displays the page. If I give an incorrect ...
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How to reset ubuntu to state just after installing(in virtual box)

I have been using ubuntu in virtual box. I created a virtual hdd of fixed size. But now the disk is full. I don't know how (it had 10 Gb space). I need to reset the ubuntu to initial state as if just ...
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unable to reset root password of mysql

I need to reset the root password of my local mysql installation but it woudln't let me. I've tried this: $ sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop * Stopping MySQL database server mysqld ...
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Settings reset to default every time I reboot

Every time I log in or reboot my system, the Ubuntu settings reset to what they were when I first installed the system. For example, the icons on the left-side launcher change to LibreText, Firefox, ...
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How to reset password in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I wanted to reset password so I followed these steps : advance options in GRUB recovery mode root -> drop to root shell prompt but I can not enter password (username) and blah blah blah , because ...
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Configs reset automatically after every boot in Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu in a friend's computer and he keeps telling me that no matter how many times he changes basic settings such as the screensaver (time until screen goes black), it goes back to ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 14.04

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I wasn't hearing the notification on skype and started to mess around with the settings.Now I dont have any sound at all I started installing and removing packages like ...
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Ubuntu crashes after upgrade to 13.10, laptop won't boot anymore

I have a HP Pavilion dv7, with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 in dualboot. Just recently I updated to 13.10, but there were some packages that didn't get installed properly, I thought this wouldn't be ...
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How to Reset Dell 15R-5521 Pre-installed Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am new to the forum and ubuntu. I have purchase 7 months back Dell 5521 which came with ubuntu pre-installed. As I was not good in ubuntu, I installed windows 7. Here comes the problem, now I have ...
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can not restore/update password for laptop how can i restore the old password

I was adding another account on to my Ubuntu and some how the main admin password does not work and when i go to update with a new password it will not let me update the password, and i have ...
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How to reset external protocol handler in Chrome?

A while back I selected "Do nothing" when Chrome asked me how to handle a specific url. Now I want Chrome to launch xdg-open, which again can launch the correct application, but I can't figure out how ...
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How do I reset Unity default shortcuts?

How do I reset the default value of Unity shortcut? In: "System Settings -▸ Keyboard -▸ Shortcuts ..." For instances: I can't put the default Alt L for the HUD. I can't put the default ...
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Wallpaper resets to Gnome default

Recently I wanted to try Gnome Shell and installed it. Fiddled around a little bit and then decided to uninstall it. Now every time I restart wallpaper resets to the default Gnome wallpaper which is ...
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Administrator password

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and when I enter the admin password (it is only me using the system) I get the message that the password is wrong....I know that this is not the ...
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How to reset unity panel in Ubuntu 14.04

When I click my setting icon its shows only name in menu. Please see the image I already tried unity-reset, compiz reset method and unity reset icons. Please provide a solution for this madness.
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Does anyone know how to reset a Windows 7 Administrator password with Linux? [closed]

If so, please help and advise. I do not have a reset disc and I only have one Administrator account.
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SSH keys: How to start from scratch without reinstalling anything

I already have SSH functioning well with my server, to achieve this I have made edits to sshd_config and imported keys to my server. I am now planning to rejig my security, and would like to ...
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Settings reset every time laptop is restarted

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, and my settings always reset every time I restart my laptop! For example, Clementine library is back to empty, default browser is back to Firefox, etc. I need to set my ...
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Losing display after boot up

Newbie trying to use Ubuntu on Dell Computer with VGA display and TV as second monitor. In GUI I set an option that turned off both my screens. Now, when the system boots, the screens go blank. I can ...
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new password not accepted [duplicate]

I followed the steps for resetting the password on Ubuntu 13. It all worked until I entered a new password, then I got the message "Authentication manipulation error" -password unchanged. This was ...
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Set default resolution in Lubuntu

How does one set the default resolution in Lubuntu 12.04. I set it using both Arandr and the default resolution setter. Both times would reset after a reboot. How do I permanently set the resolution. ...
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Things to check after a hard reboot

My power got cut off while I had my battery off on my PC so it hard shut down. My question is is there anything I can do to check if the system got damaged or was doing something at the time which ...
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How to recover user data missing after reset of computer

I was trying to figure out how watch 4oD (as like many people it just loads forever and never actually plays anything) so I used the help on this page: 4oD (UK) - Can't stream I started with ...
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How to reset wifi settings?

I was experimenting with WiFi settings and after that I've set everything back but doesn't work as it was before. Is there a way to reset wifi setting as it was at the first start?
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How to clear ALL memory or reset a password on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently had Ubuntu 12.04 running on a PandaBoard ES. I set up a password with it to log in. Well, today I decided to wipe the OS off the SD card and re-install it. I formatted the SD card, ...
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How to revert unity and remove gnome desktop?

I just installed gnome in Ubuntu 13.10 following this article at www.omgubuntu.co.uk After reboot , weird things started happening : Gnome desktop always crashes (hang and unusable) no mouse cursor ...
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error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/user/E: Command-line `mount -t “ntfs” -o

I forgot the password of my user login, so i read some forums and i did what they stated (as follows) : mount -rw -o remount / passwd user sync reboot -f Now I can login using my new password but I ...
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How to reset libreoffice dictionaries to factory defaults?

By mistake I have added a wrong word to my libreoffice dictionary. now I have checked my ignore list and it is not there but still if I type that wrong word it is not underlined as wrong. I want to ...
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how to automatically reset ubuntu after rebooting computer

I am working in a university and we are using ubuntu for all the computers. We are "updating" our students computers. What we would like to do is to reset our computers everytime after we reboot the ...
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Reset ubuntu to its default state

I'd like to delete all files and programs on ubuntu 12.10 except the preinstalled ones (in one word, I want to reset the system to it's default state). Is there any way to do this without ...
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Password reset but don't get passed login screen

I reset the admin password in recovery mode. When I try to log in after reboot, I remain in the login screen and don't get a wrong password message. Anybody knows what is going on? Thanks
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How can I reset Compiz settings to default?

I've installed CCSM and wanted to enable the wobbling window effect. This disabled some other things and suddenly I didn't have window borders any more... Following various instructions I found at ...
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Can't Authenticate in Software Center?!?! Please Help

Here is the sequence of events: I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 using a pendrive I set up a password that was very easy to remember. I then set up Ubuntu one, but never got the email. I then set up ...
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How to reset ifconfig counters?

When i run ifconfig eth0 see following lines: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:42:81:a7 inet addr:10.0.2.15 Bcast:10.0.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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Erase and Install a fresh copy of Ubuntu to start over [duplicate]

I bought this hp mini off an old friend. well it has been running for quiet a while and it seems like since 2001 (that'as the recent modified dates seen on the files). This is my first laptop with ...
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Really Messed Up Icons

I deleted a file and all the icons got messed up, so I ran the commands : (12.10 restore default theme) gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme '' gsettings set ...
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How to reset Ubuntu user account password on chromebook? [duplicate]

I've read a lot on here and nothing seems to be helping me. I've just set up Ubuntu on my Acer Chromebook and I'm very noob atm. I don't remember setting a password or the system asking for one. I've ...
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How to remove password recovery reset?

How can I remove the ability to reset passwords outside of Ubuntu. This probably is ill advised, but I already have set a really good password that I cannot forget with high entropy and 42 ...
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When I try to reset my password using root I couldn't type [duplicate]

When I try to reset my password from the root menu using the passwd command, it says "type new unix password", but I can't type. Please help!
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Reset keyboard shortcut (CTRL+F) in ubuntu 13.04

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and in the keyboard shortcut menu I accidentally set one of the shortcuts as CTRL + F, I corrected this. However in applications such as firefox, evince and gedit CTRL + F is ...
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Cryptsetup failed

Totally new to Ubuntu here, and I decided to give it a go and do a fresh install on my free-DOS Lenovo e330. Everything went smoothly all the way through the installation, and I decided to add an ...
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Ubuntu taskbar disappears after reboot, unity-reset shows a warning after running

This is the code for what happened after Ioperated the unity --reset command. The taskbar showed up but so does all these errors and warnings. unity-panel-service: no process found Checking if ...
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restore, refresh, or reset your PC like Windows 8 [duplicate]

In Windows 8 there are the options to restore, refresh or reset your PC. restore: "If you think an app or driver that you recently installed caused problems with your PC, you can restore it back to ...
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How To Reset Ubuntu Software Center Application - Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and have tried using the Ubuntu Software Center. It shows up but once it opens it doesn't respond. Can you help me figure out how to reset this application (Ubuntu Software ...
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Accidentally deleted windows partition, how can I do a factory reset with only Ubuntu working to restore windows?

While installing Ubuntu, I made a tactical error of my laptop turning off during the Partitioning of my hard drive (manual). Okay, so in my Grub loader i have Ubuntu (12.04) (works just fine) , ...
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Server 2003 password reset HELP! [closed]

My issue arose when I was attempting to uninstall an application from my windows server 2003 box. I was constantly getting errors when trying to uninstall the software so I booted the server into safe ...
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Just upgraded to 12.10 every time I restart, settings are lost

If I shut down and later turn on my computer, my wallpaper is back to the initial wallpaper and all of the programs I pin to launcher are gone, likewise the ones that I unpin are back. Has anyone ...
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Resolution Resets After Every Reboot

I know this question has been asked before, and I know I've fixed this before, but I can't find anything that works for some reason. Background: Every time I log in, my resolution resets to 1024x768, ...