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How To Restore Access To 3 Distros After Installing Windows 8

I intend to install Windows 8 on my machine after being exclusively on Linux for a while so that I can upgrade to 10, learn it, and hopefully help anyone else who needs help with it, but first, I need ...
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RDP Printer not Showing ( Lubuntu to Windows Server 2008 r2)

I'm new to ubuntu... I'm currently running Lubuntu latest version on my PC and RDP to windows server 2008 r2 works pretty well. But I can't detect any local printer on the network. I'm using Remmina ...
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Wanting to replace pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu. Needed help on which partitions to remove and which to keep

I have the following partitions right now on my laptop: 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 260 MB (Healthy EFI System Partition) 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 462.14 GB (Healthy Boot, Primary ...
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KVM: Shared folder with windows guest (w/o samba)

I installed KVM on my ubuntu 14.10 machine and created a windows guest using virt-manager. Is there any possibility to create shared folders which can be read/written simultaneously from the host and ...
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Install Ubuntu (or any Distro) on a Windows 8.1 Tablet

I've been thinking about getting a cheap x86 Windows tablet and install Ubuntu and/or other distros on it. I'm not sure if there's anything fundamentally wrong, but being x86 devices it should be ...
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Virtual Box activation [on hold]

i have downloaded 4 different WINDOWS 7 OS's from the internet for use with my attempt to get my virtual box operating so as i can use i-tunes ... i have failed 4 times in my attempt ! can anyone ...
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New (not that much) to Linux/Ubuntu. Thinking of replacing Windows and also help regarding AMD Radeon graphics card

I recently bought a new Lenovo Y40-80 laptop and it comes with an AMD Radeon R9 M275 graphics card. I know this is not a high-end graphics card. I am not a hardcore gamer, and play only a few games ...
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Windows XP on VirtualBox [on hold]

I've been trying to install Windows XP onto my computer using virtualbox, but it keeps giving me this: So how do I fix this, it just isn't installing?
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Can I install desktop version Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along with MS Windows Server 2008 r2 [duplicate]

I have a HP Proliant ML 110 G7 with Windows Server 2008 r2 installed in my friends office. He wants to have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (not Ubuntu Server!) installed in another partition along with existing Win ...
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Grub not showing Windows 10 after ubuntu using boot-repair to repair grub

I have Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit installed I installed Windows 10, i used boot-repair to fix the grub but now, when grub comes up, windows is not listed, and after grub-update the problem remains, and the ...
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installing linux to usb, didn't change boot loader installation, can't get into windows

I was trying to create a persistent usb stick, with everything contained on the usb (including grub or whatever). I used the live cd to install and was pretty sure I changed the boot loader ...
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I dont know anything about linux and need help with what one I need [duplicate]

I have a old Dell Dimension 4400 1.7 Proc. 768 megs of ram. it has a Nvidia geforce4 mx 4000 video card I want to try to learn Linux but don't know which one to get or which will work. If anyone can ...
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drivers for Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive

Where can I find drivers for Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive? Windows 7 compatible drivers would also be nice
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I purchased DELL INSPIRON 15 with pre installed LINUX and UBUNTU now i want to install Windows 8 [duplicate]

i had purchased dell inspiron 15 and got linux with ubuntu by default but now i want to have windows 8 rather than of linux. Please tell can i do so if yes then please guide how can i do so. Thanks
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How do I create a windows 8.1 iso on ubuntu?

I am trying to create a windows 8.1 ISO to install on to a fresh hard-drive. I have downloaded the media creation tool from Microsoft website, and installed wine. When I try to open said media ...
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How to update Windows 7 to 10 without affecting GRUB and Ubuntu installation?

I have 2 systems on my computer: Ubuntu and Windows 7. GRUB was configured automatically during Ubuntu installation. Microsoft now offers free update to Windows 10. I'd like to do it but is it ...
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Repair Windows Boot Loader after installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on MacBookPro11,5 (Retina) with Mac OS X Yosemite following this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy The thing is that I already have Windows ...
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Mounting Windows 8 phone to transfer music

I am trying to mount my Lumia 635 so that I can use Rhythmbox (or any other app) to transfer music. My problem is the windows phone looks like it is recognized as a camera only. So instead of having a ...
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Keeping Windows Bootmanager

When installing LinuxMint it assumes it is the only operating system and replaces the perfectly working Windows Bootloader with grub2. How do I prevent the Linux installation to mess with the boot ...
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Cannot run CD with ubuntu OS

hi i think this topic has been talked about but as a newbie i cant understand them well enough, i was using windows my whole life and wanted to try out ubuntu linux so i got a live cd 14.04 and ended ...
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How to switch preinstalled Ubuntu from Windows 8?

I have ubantu preinstalled in my pc and I have installed Windows 8 afterwords. Now I want to use ubantu but don't know how to open it. Please help!
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Ive Install Ubuntu Along Side with win7 but ubuntu wont boot!

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on an Asus x401A notebook along side of windows7 but when It prompts You to restart it boots back to windows and no option to boot into Ubuntu. I'm about ready to BOOT my ...
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Accessing my windows partitions under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am very new to Linux so today I decided to get on it.I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 that I use, everything on the installation went very smooth I left every option by default. I logged into ...
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Download Speed: Windows 8.1 vs Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I am facing a curious case: I have 2 PCs, one Windows 8.1 and one Ubuntu 14.04 machine (both single boot only). I can't figure out the reason why my Ubuntu PC is getting download speed of 60 to 70 ...
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Copying .exe files from ext4 to ntfs

maybe a silly question but.. why cant i copy an .exe file format from linux (ubuntu 14.04) to windows 8.1 without corrupts when i try to execute it? I can copy some others file formats like images ...
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Windows 10 Insider Preview USB Setup Installation Issue [closed]

I have an HP Envy laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 8. Eventually it became slow, so I decided to restore it and I lost my Windows key in the process. Instead of using an unlicensed ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1

Is it possible to dual boot both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 without conflict? I have Windows 8.1 installed on a 120 GB SSD with a 2TB HDD for mass storage. I also have a 1TB HDD with Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Can't get off Lock screen

I'm stuck on the lock screen. When I put in my password it just takes me to a black screen for 10 seconds and puts me back on the lock screen. Terminal commands haven't worked for me since I've gotten ...
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I can't mount my HDD on Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

Since I reinstaled my Linux partition with Ubuntu 15.04 I can't use my other HDDs, it gives me an error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/xavi/NUCLEO: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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I am unable to access my WD external hard drive

I am unable to access my WD external hard drive just after using 2/3 times. it's not working in both Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows. It's showing the following message. Please help me to access my hard ...
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Linux won't start alongside Windows 10

I have installed Windows 10 and then Linux. However, grub doesn't start, I am booting right to Windows 10. I don't have Secure Boot or Fast Boot enabled. When I tried to use Boot Repair, it said I had ...
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windows mount in filesystem

If I mount windows by a GUI means, where is it mounted in the filesystem? From a brief look around, it looks like I can manually mount the windows partition in /mnt or /media, but that doesn't appear ...
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How to Instal windows after ubuntu ? [duplicate]

I accidentally removed my windows when I install ubuntu. How to install windows after ubuntu? and how to make memory partition in ubuntu?
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Accessing files/folders across OS partitions

I dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Is it possible to open up Ubuntu and read a .docx file from my Windows partition? Are there any non-obvious ramifications for doing so (corrupting files,unable to ...
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Formatted my windows drive by mistake and now windows installation cannot find drives

I formatted my laptop's Windows loader partition (ext4) while installing Ubuntu 15.04, and when I tried reinstalling Windows, it can't find any drives. I already formatted the Linux drive into NTFS ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 replacing 12.04 / XP dual boot [duplicate]

I have an Asus Eee pc with W XP and Ubuntu 12.04 installed as dual boot. I want to delete XP entirely and install Ubuntu 14.04. I created a USB installer, but when I boot from the USB drive, it ...
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nvidia 820m problem

How to disable graphic card permanently on Ubuntu 14.04. graphic card is a 820m laptop is hp 15 r203tx bios version is up to date
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install windows on ubuntu 14.04

I want to install windows os on ubuntu os. I have created virtual hard drive by using virtualbox. but it does not open properly and shows like gedit file formate. How can I create real partition to ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview not in GRUB

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 a while ago. Then I followed guides like this one on how to install windows after Ubuntu and I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview after Ubuntu. Then I booted up from a ...
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have somebody tried Powershell DSC with Ubuntu?

if so, please tell me what do i need to use it, and does it works fine for you? i`m currently thinking whether it is good idea to implement DSC on enterprise level or not.
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Running a script created in Notepad (Windows) on Ubuntu

I created a Notepad file on Windows and copied it to Ubuntu. The file contains some iptables rules. After making the file executable using chmod +x and executing it, it didn't work. However, when I ...
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Cannot boot into Windows Vista from grub menu

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Already installed Windows Vista on the same partition /dev/sda. I have the older BIOS based laptop NOT UEFI. I was able to work on both Ubuntu and Windows selecting ...
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Can I run Linux software in Windows? [closed]

In Linux we can run Windows software by using wine. I want the exact opposite, I want to run Linux software in Windows. Is it possible? If yes, how? I don't want visualization or virtual box I want ...
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Is there a Linux alternative to VoiceShaper?

I would like to use VoiceShaper but unfortunately in my VirtualBox virtual machine running Windows 7, it does not work. Also, in WINE it does not recognize any input or output devices. So, do you ...
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How can I install windows on this disk?

From little searching, seems like this mbr is corrupt so it doesn't want to install windows on windows partition... ubuntu is on sda1 and I can remove this but I don't want to remove home folder in ...
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What will happen with my windows based games?

I am planning on installing Ubuntu but I'm not sure if the windows based games that i already have will carry over (ex. Battlefield 4, Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare, and Grand Theft Auto 5)
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Reinstalling Windows from ubuntu [duplicate]

im kinda new to ubuntu stuff so i would appreciate some help with the stuff im trying to deal with. Here is my problem: I have 2 operating system, Windows 7 on partition C and Ubuntu 14 on partirion ...
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How do I create a partition on 14.04 to install Windows 10?

As the question says, I don't know how to create a partition in order to install Windows 10. I have the ISO file for both Ubuntu 14.04 and W10. I've also tried using GParted to create it, but I ...
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Is installing with Wubi on my computer safe?

I want to dual boot 14.04 Trusty with my computer running Windows 10 Technical Preview. My computer was originally shipped with Windows 7, but my hard drive failed so I purchased a new one and ...
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Delete linux from Laptop [duplicate]

I want to know if it is possible to delete linux and install windows if there is only one OS on the computer ? and i wanna know if it is possible that there are 2 OS on my laptop and how can i choose ...