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SONY VAIO Turn off backlight, locked windows partition, need help downloading java SEMIDUPLICATE SOS STAT

Sony Vaio SVF15N17CXB Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW) Hello all, Total newbie, tried to dualboot but ubuntu locked up my windows partition, my windows is locked and i need 10 ...
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Can't find my USB in Bios

I have a slightly difficult problem for myself. I recently created a Live USB with Windows on it. I need it to format computer, due to my CD-Rom being broken. Apparently my Mobo doesn't detect the ...
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How to unmount dev/sda1 manually?

Please help me how to delete partition and how to unmount "dev/sda1" on gparted? i can't install windows 7 and every time i try, it says i need to unmount manually. Please teach me how to do this.
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Problem with partition (Ubuntu)

I created bootable USB Windows for my UBUNTU but when i installed it, it says: "Windows Setup Cannot find a location to store temporary installation files. To install Windows, make sure that a ...
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Can Luks Be Used To Encrypt an NTFS Partition in Ubuntu?

(And then Boot into Full Windows With Luks Running Silently In the Background) I have a client that is completely unable to use Linux, but I was thinking maybe there was a way to setup their computer ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

I want to create a bootable usb flash drive with Windows. But whatever USB flash I use - with NTFS or FAT32 or EXT4, I always get this error: installation failed, 32512 The size of iso file is 4.3Gb, ...
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Is any RDP client can be used in Ubuntu 14.04 that can access Windows Server 2012?

I want to access Windows Server 2012 from Ubuntu 14.04 through RDP, but I can't find a software that can be used to access Win2012. There uesed to be a software called Remmina, it can connect to ...
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How do I get 14.04 LTS to join a Windows workgroup

I was able to access my home network with Win 7 laptops and XP desktops and this desktop before upgrade/update to an XP desktop with large, shared hard drive. Now I can't see the computers on the ...
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Mount Windows Network Folder with Write Permissions but Without fstab Entry

Of course, you can mount a windows network folder quite easily in Linux/Ubuntu. sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.2/NAME /media/USER/DIR -o username=USERNAME,password=PASWORD Is there any way to grant ...
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Create UBUNTU CD boot to a WINDOWS machine using an OS X system to create the CD

Would like to create a WINDOWS ubuntu boot-from-CD using latest OS X system. Trying to help a friend recover from an MS "registration key" and disk loss and subsequent registry trash. Any ideas?
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How can I transfer Thunderbird profile from Windows XP? [duplicate]

I've saved the profile on a flash drive by using the Import/Export feature of the Windows Thunderbird. However, the Thunderbird in Ubuntu seems to be a reduced version of the Windows one. In the ...
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can I use Ubuntu booted usb to install windows?

I have a 32gb multi partitioned usb (25gb - ntfs, 5gb - ext4) which I used to boot Ubuntu 13.04. Now I like to install windows on my pc using this usb. Does formatting this usb by Rufus(or such ...
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Ubuntu may have broken Windows 8 partition, endless flickering loop on boot. Can I still get information in it? [duplicate]

I own an MSI GE70 2OE-107US with Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted with Windows 8. After a gaming session in Linux, I had to switch back to Windows. I reboot, and I get this whenever I select the Windows Boot ...
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Can't ping my ubuntu pc from Windows 7 pc

Windows 7 Ipadress: 192.168.1.3 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Default gateway: 192.168.1.1 Ubuntu 14.10 eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1a:4d:49:69:70 inet ...
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Add boot entry for Windows 10 Technical Preview on USB flash drive to GRUB2

I downloaded Windows 10 Technical Preview. I used Command Prompt with administrator privilege to execute the following command in order to install it on my 16 GB USB flash drive: Dism /apply-image ...
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Creating a bootable usb or cd with Windows from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've searched quite a lot but yet didn't found any solution to burn a bootable usb flash or cd/dvd with Windows from Linux having an iso file with Windows. I've tried dd if= of= ... but when I tried ...
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restore files from windows “file history”

I have files backed up with Windows 8.1 file history. I want to restore them on Ubuntu but I can't find a way to do so. Is there a program somewhere that can search and restore my files?
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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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Change “move windows” shortcuts - Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to change the shortcuts used to move windows while switching workspaces, in Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that the shortcuts that I want to use include the combination of Ctrl and W, which ...
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Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu) dual boot Windows 8.1, can't see bootloader [closed]

I've been trying to get a dual-boot working on my ASUS laptop with Windows 8.1 already installed. To get this working, I've divided my SSD into two partitions: 1 for Windows (the one I shrinked) and 1 ...
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Is a 32 bit OS sufficient for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've got an old pc with windows XP 32 bit, and I wanted to turn it into a home based server. I am thinking of installing ubuntu as an OS. I'm a networking novice so I'm not quite sure if it will ...
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How to reinstall Windows Boot Manager?

Is it possible that if I completely wipe my hard drive (also deleting all partitions on it) and put it to NTFS, it would bring back Windows Boot Manager. Therefore, I can install windows again?
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How to retrive all hard disk space

I have installed and un-installed ubuntu a lot of time in my windows machine by creating new partitions now the machine is showing less amount of hard disk space. And less number of hard disk ...
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After installing ubuntu, can't switch to windows

Before u mark this as duplicate or unwote, please read whole question . I installed Ubuntu on my Computer ( with windows7 System), and it was all ok, but when I restarted computer I couldn't choose ...
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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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“No root file Found error while installing ubuntu 14.10 in windows 7 PC”

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.10 through iso file...on my windows7 pc, While installing .am getting an error dialog box saying "No root file Found " Check the partition Menu"" But it wont allow ...
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Insallation Help - Input/Output Errors when Trying to Install

Well, I'm not very good at computers, but my Acer Windows 8.1 CPU has had it's partition or hard drive deleted. I tried resetting my computer with a windows boot usb, tried refreshing and I kept ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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Running program which requires Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5

I installed Windows application that needs .net framework v3.5 . I also installed mono but when I run application using wineHQ it does not start. Is there anything else that I have to do to configure ...
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Windows (Realtek) Stereo Mixer in Linux?

On Windows there is a virtual device - Stereo mixer that mixes all system sounds in a single virtual input device. And in all the programs you can choose this instead of the microphone mixer. This is ...
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How to enable USB in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 as host and in VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, how can I make it to see the USB sticks in VirtualBox? I found lots of tutorials but all are for Ubuntu as host and Windows ...
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How to install windows on Ubuntu Installed drive which i formatted using GParted Live CD

By mistake i formatted the drive in which Ubuntu 14 was installed by using GParted Live CD. Now i want to install Windows to it, but nothing is booting up. I tried DVD and USB. All my pc showing up is ...
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How to I get WIndows 8 back?

SO yesterday I was complaining about Windows 8, and my friend told me to download Ubuntu, get a blank disk, do that stuff then he got me to just restart PC and do that(no idea what I was doing he just ...
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winusb gives me the error “cannot move file to a subdirectory of itself”. How do I debug and fix?

$ sudo winusb --install win7-pro-x64.iso /dev/sde1 Mounting... mount: block device /media/Ubuntu-Data/ISOs/win7-pro-x64.iso is write-protected, mounting read-only Copying... mv: cannot move ...
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Running .Net 4.0 application with Wine

I'm attempting to run a simple program in Wine, under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, however it complains that fixme:mscoree:parse_supported_runtime sku=L".NETFramework,Version=v4.0" not implemented ...
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Windows 8 preinstalled + Ubuntu - not working [windows 8 directly launched]

Windows came pre-installed on my machine, and I got Ubuntu installed as well. The problem is that the system boots into Windows, and won't let me boot into Ubuntu. Here is my boot info.
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Change remote windows file permissions on Windows Share using SAMBA

I am using XUbuntu 13.10 as a workstation in a mainly Windows enrivonment. I have several shares accessible via SAMBA which I can read and write to as per normal using either Windows or XUbuntu (using ...
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Recover Windows 8 files using Ubuntu 14

So Windows 8 just completely crashed on me out of the blue... Figures. I cant even explain what happened. Most of my files are on backups as I don't store anything on my computers. All resides on ...
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Installing windows xp on ubuntu system [closed]

i got a dell inspiron 15R and the OS is Ubuntu. I want to install Windows, unfortunately it is not working. I tried different ways but no use. Error messages are bios are not supported, but i dont ...
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Windows Installation Disk Not Running After Erasing Disk And Installing Ubuntu [closed]

I Recently Got Ubuntu And Liked It But Since I Started Online Classes I Need Software That Will Only Run On Windows. Anyways When I Try To Boot From My Windows Installation DVD It Doesn't Want To Run ...
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How is ubuntu better than windows? [closed]

Hi I'm new to ubuntu and I want to know how ubuntu is better than windows?sorry for asking such a generic question..still want to know the differences from askubuntu
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How to delete hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys from windows 7 partition in my SSD by booting Ubuntu 14.10 from USB? [duplicate]

How to delete hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys from windows 7 partition by booting Ubuntu 14.10 from USB? I have tried but fails. I am not able to delete files or add new files to C drive. I can browse ...
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Adding ubuntu partition to Windows 8.1 boot

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a partition and then I have some swap area partition and then I have a partition with Ubuntu installed on it. For some reason I can't boot to the Ubuntu partition, how ...
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I am trying to download Ubuntu to use in VirtualBox but every time I try to download it, it fails? [duplicate]

I have tried downloading Ubuntu many times just to have the download fail about halfway through. Any help?
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Performance difference NTFS Linux and NTFS Windows

I need to format a disk to install Windows 8 on it (single boot). I cannot do it from Windows (I have only Ubuntu for now). So my questions are: Will the disk formatted to NTFS with Ubuntu be slower ...
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Installed Ubuntu on windows, cant access windows back after restart

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on windows 8.1 (upgraded from windows 7) (BIOS - Legacy and not UEFI). I tried to install by putting of the secure bios power button ad pressing sift key. Ubuntu got ...
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Keeping GRUB Intact When Reinstalling Windows 7

My Windows 7 install got corrupt. I'm going to need to repair or re-install it. If I were to go about it normally, Windows would overwrite GRUB and I wouldn't be able to access Ubuntu. How do I go ...
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Can't acess Ubuntu boot partition dualboot with windows [duplicate]

Hi i'm unable to access a Ubuntu boot partition dualbooting with windows, i have files on it that i need to get is there anyway to do this?
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i have completely removes windows from laptop and installed ubuntu and now i want to get back to windows again. please help? [duplicate]

i am completely novice in using ubuntu. I accidentally while installing ubuntu removed windows completely and even erased recovery partition . not i really need to get back to windows how can i do so ...