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WineSkin with .NET Application

I have a .net application which now works perfectly when i have installed .net 4 on my Wine instance. Now my challenge is to wrap the Instance and give it to the customer. the easiest way to do this ...
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Does the Dual-boot in secure mode works the other way?

Its a common error that users can't boot into Windows through Grub while using Secure-boot. Some "image not found" error comes up. Disabing secure-boot works though. That is when when we install ...
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Creating an ethernet bridge between a windows 7 laptop and an offline Ubuntu PC

I have been trying to get internet to my Ubunutu PC to download packages I've been needing for awhile. I tried with an edimax usb wifi antenna, but the install cd required several packages for me to ...
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How do I use windows programs on Ubuntu without wine

I have a game I want to play but it is only for windows and wine doesn't work for it. Is there a program besides wine that can do windows program on ubuntu?
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Vmare Fusion or Parallels on Chromebook

Does anybody know if one can install Vmare Fusion or Parells virtual programs into ubuntu on a toshiba chromebook. thanks
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Installation of Windows 8.1 [on hold]

If I re-boot Ubuntu 14.04 Lts Desktop with Windows 8.1 DVD, does windows delete ubuntu and hard disc partitions completely?
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GRUB not appearing after installing Ubuntu 15.04 on Windows 10 dual-boot

I have recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I tried to install Ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot configuration. PROBLEM: The system directly boots into Windows without the GRUB screen appearing. ...
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Can Ubuntu computers have network viruses

I know Ubuntu doesn't have viruses but if you do download something that has a virus that could infect windows, could it spread through the network and infect a windows PC on the same wireless network ...
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How to recover windows 8.1 when installing Ubuntu 14.04 without creating a partition?

I have tried dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo U410 but can now not boot Windows in GRUB. Looking now at other tutorials for Dual boots i realise that I hadn't created a partition for Ubuntu ...
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How can i manage GRUB2 to have a windows setup files on a harddrive and may be able to install, and re-install windows alongside existing UBUNTU

I have UBUNTU installed on old celeron pc with legacy bios and all partitions on /dev/sda. I wonder how can i have windows (XP or 7/8) setup files placed on some prepared partition and be able to run ...
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Want to Connect Ubuntu From Windows [on hold]

Any one please give me better way to connect/view Ubuntu pc from windows PC like VNC/RDP
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Samba giving me problems after restart

I usually do not ask for much help as I google and research all my problems well. I am trying to share an internally attached hard drive through samba to access from (Android, Windows, and other Linux ...
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Will booting an ISO image from a USB damage the opertaing system on a pc? [on hold]

ok, so i've created a bootable USB from a Win XP SP2 ISO, so if anything goes wrong with my laptop i can recover my info etc. So i'd like to test this out, but if i now put this into my laptop and ...
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Bluetooth not able to detect devices in 14.04

My laptop is not able to detect any bluetooth device nor is any other bluetooth device able to detect my laptop (visibility is on). I'm a newbie so don't know much about ubuntu. Recently installed ...
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updating grub causes windows to not boot

So when I select windows 7, it bounces back to the boot loader. Only way to fix so win7 can boot is load windows install DVD and bootrec.exe to repair the mbr. Then linux wont boot, only way to fix, ...
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Can't boot to Windows from grub

I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my laptop. Recently, I upgraded windows 8.1 to windows 10. As opposed to my fears of losing grub or ubuntu everything was alright, but now ...
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ASUS Netbook - Loading Ubuntu (replacing Win8.1)

I'm still new to Ubuntu. I have 3 identical ASUS netbooks and have gotten Ubuntu loaded on 2 of them. The last one came with Win8 and I can't seem to get either the USB stick ISO or the USB disk drive ...
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Recently fresh install of windows 7 default settings no firewall hacked is Ubuntu a better option? [on hold]

I recently freshly installed windows 7 home edition into my computer. I forgot/neglected to install a 3rd party firewall. My passwords to my emails, facebook and twitter are gibberish and cannot be ...
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Mount windows symbolic link to linux directory

I have the following setup: WinPC1 with USB drive (NTFS) WinPC2 with symbolic link to USB drive from WinPC1 (USBLink) LinuxPC1 which should mount the symbolic link from WinPC2 to a directory I ...
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Ubunut: Fail to open NTFS drives [on hold]

I some times encounter an error when I try to open an NTFS partitionof my hard disk on Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1.
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Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 10 dual boot problem GRUB

I have just upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. However, every single time I select windows 10 from the grub menu, the windows 8 loading screen comes on first then it changes and boots ...
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Cannot dual-boot windows 10

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop under the default installation settings, which I believed should have allowed me to dual-boot with her Windows 10 installation. Ubuntu is working fine, but when I tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 Installation Broke Windows 10 Boot

I installed Windows 10 Educational edition today on the first of three partitions on a Toshiba Satellite and then proceeded to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 to the second of the 3 partitions. Ubuntu will ...
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Bootable Win PE USB with extra files

So I'm tying to follow this guide for updating the firmware of an SSD on my laptop. The guide is designed for Windows, but essentially you need to create a bootable USB with WindowsPE, by using the ...
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Connect Trimble Juno (Windows Embedded 6.5, CE OS 5.2) to Ubuntu 14.04

I want to connect a Trimble Juno 3B (handheld GPS/Gis device) to my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. The Trimble runs something called 'Windows Embedded', I'm not entirely positive whether this is the same as ...
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How can i get windows back

I install Ubuntu on my laptop.the installation is successful but the problem is.already I install windows 7 at the time OS installation I choose another volume instead of win7 volume so my windows 7 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on modern laptop

I have see over the last few year that is is getting more difficult to install ubuntu. Usually it is no problem to boot from USB (CD's is obsolete anyway) But booting from USB on these machines is ...
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Downloading Ubuntu after downloading Windows 10 [duplicate]

I regrettably installed Windows 10 and would now like to install Ubuntu. However the download for desktop says it is only for Win 7 or earlier. Is there a link to download Ubuntu without having to ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after dual booting Windows 10 with Ubuntu 14.04.3

First off, i'm new to ask Ubuntu, so i'n sorry if i'm not following some formatting rule or something. Okay, so i have a desktop pc with a 1 TB hdd with Windows 10, and I ordered a 160 GB hdd and ...
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How to revert a dual boot (windows 8 & Ubuntu 15.04) [duplicate]

I want to reinstall ubuntu but with LTS so I can delete windows 8 and allocate my hard drive data to ubuntu
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Windows can't see a partition after i installed ubuntu

this is my first time installing linux, i'm completely new here. I installed ubuntu on top of Windows 10. I partitioned the drives as i installed ubuntu. Ubuntu can see and access all of them. But ...
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Windows 8 next to Xubuntu

Aye, I have already installed latest Xubuntu and it takes my whole disk. I want to install Windows 8 now next to it. Can I make Xubuntu partionion smaller to make space for Windows? How?
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Ubunu not detecting windows 10

I had Windows 8.1 and updated to 10 for free. I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 15.04. I made a bootable USB stick. In installation process it shows that I have a Windows 8 OS and does not allow me ...
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Using Ubuntu and Windows 10

I have been using Windows 8 for quite some time now. Recently I upgraded it to Windows 10. I want to install Ubuntu as well in my computer. Could someone give me a step by step procedure I should ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS Crashes and freezes many times just after installation

Hello everyone and thanks for opening this thread; My computer works fine when I boot windows 8.1, but booting Ubuntu, I will surely face a system crash ( or freez), some times it takes one or two ...
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Why cannot allow/deny specific software in ufw Linux?

Why cannot allow specific software (like Firefox) to use internet but deny other software (link Chrome) that are using same port in ufw? In windows there is the feature, why ufw don't have that?
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Unable to access password protected folder on Windows share

I'm able to connect to the Windows share via both the GUI and command line - the share itself does not require credentials, but the folder I am trying to access is limited by username/pw. When I try ...
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does LVM installation erase windows which installed earlier

i installed Ubuntu in LVM installation and when i restart my computer there is no boot menu there is no windows 8. how can i fix this? and does Lvm installation erase windows 8?
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Transferring file via thumb drive fom Ubutu 14.04 LTS to Windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to export my Bookmarks from chrome and firefox and my documents folder from 14.04 LTS to Windows 7
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How to use Windows screensavers in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'd like this screensaver http://download.cnet.com/The-Hitchhiker-s-Guide-to-the-Galaxy-Marvin-Screensaver/3000-2257_4-10384607.html to work on my computer. I'm not good with computers and I know very ...
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Error adding menuentry Windows 10 after reinstall Ubuntu

I've installed Windows 10 boot on /dev/sda1 but grub2 doesn't detect that as operating system. $ fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 ...
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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya [migrated]

I used to dual boot windows 10(recently upgraded from windows7) and elementary os luna. Windows is installed on my C drive, and Luna was installed on a partitioned D drive (i splitted 100GB for ...
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How to use the partition of Ubuntu when I have win 7 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu and Windows to run in the past. Windows has broken, so I have to reinstall Windows. I have 2 partitions for Ubuntu that I have installed. I've just installed Windows 7 into the rest of ...
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Why is grub still in my bios?

I installed Ubuntu before when I was using Windows 8.1. Now I have installed windows 10 after a removing ubuntu. I did a clean install of windows but still have grub in my bios. When i boot into it it ...
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How to actually boot Ubuntu once installed?

I've successfully installed onto a USB drive, I've booted from the USB drive and got a menu with 4 options; Try Ubuntu without installing. Install Ubuntu. OEM Install (For manufacturers). Can't ...
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How to get Ubuntu working from a USB?

I've followed the walkthrough on the Ubuntu website for installing and booting from a USB drive, however when booting I get the message: "The selected boot device failed. Press to Continue." As far ...
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Internet connection with Vmware player on Ubuntu 14.04.3

I have ubuntu 14.04.3 installed on vmware player with Windows 10 and I can't get an internet connection. I've tried recreating the vm several times but just can't get the internet connection to work. ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade reinstalled my Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu side-by-side with Windows 7 using Wubi about a year ago. I developed an Android application through Ubuntu and released an Android APK shortly after. Now I just updated some of my ...
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Software Support in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Do Ubuntu Support All the Software's Supported by Windows? i am a Designer So i use a lot of Adobe Software So i need to know whether Ubuntu Support All the Software or not my Specs: intel i3 Ram 4Gb ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu dual boot issues

I currently have Windows 10 Pro x64 installed (no upgrade because my PC is custom-built). Whenever I boot into the Ubuntu 14.04.2 live USB, it doesn't give me an option to install it alongside ...