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Windows and Ubuntu

I want to know if when I install Ununtu and keep Windows I can Delete windows later. My englisg is not the best one, so I´ll be gratefull is you use easy words.
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How can i use a driver software that was written for windows ?

My xiaomi mini portable wifi usb router has a driver for windows. i can't run it on ubuntu 14.04 . I tried wine to use the given driver software, but it didn't work. what can i do ?
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Will upgrading to windows 10 affect my dual boot?

I'm currently running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I would like my Ubuntu to be untouched. How do I go about it?
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Problem with slow computer

I have an older windows vista PC. I haven't been using it, and loaded Ubuntu 14 on it. It seems to load OK, but the older system seems to be over loaded. It just freezes after entering my password. ...
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Why boot-repair on ubuntu 14.10 not detects windows 8.1 for grub

Heres the partition information http://paste.ubuntu.com/11967871/ I do the install and remove the windows boot partition. Now when i run boot-repair does not show Windows option to boot. Tks for any ...
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Know my windows 8 product key

I have had several problems trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8.1 so as it was booting in UEFI mode, as Im not that into pc games, I decided to format the hard drive and just install ...
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Booting from usb in ubuntu on macbook

Ive installed ubuntu solely on my macbook. However, I want to change to windows. I try to open the startup manager by pressing option(alt) on the macbook. However, no options appear. If osx is ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10: expanding partition

Lubuntu view: Windows view: I want to expand my current Lubuntu partition to use up all the free space left. However, Lubuntu doesn't differ between the real Windows partition and free space. ...
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Home network Speeds (LAN and Wifi) very slow, Internet download is fast

Good evening, I have a home network hooked up and an ASUS (RT-AC68U) Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router with CAT 7 running throughout my whole house. My server is wired, Windows 10 machine is ...
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Can you fix Win7 with Ubuntu [on hold]

I have a laptop with windows 7 that won't boot up, i get the blue screen and it restarts. I have Ubuntu disk that boots and works fine can i use this to fix the windows OS so it will but and how would ...
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Dual boot with windows 10 (upgrade from Win 8.1 OEM)

I have dual booted my laptop with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04. Windows came as a OEM with the laptop so I didn't delete it as I paid for it and I am not using it though. I want to know if I do the ...
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Switching to Ubuntu from Windows

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now. I still have windows installed and it's taking up the majority of my hard drive space. I want to fully switch to Ubuntu though. I've backed up everything I need ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 / 15 in computer with Windows 8.1 Legacy installed before

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot with Win 8.1 installed before. I installed Windows 8.1 in Legacy mode, my laptop is Dell Vostro 2420 which support UEFI but I disable UEFI boot mode before ...
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How To Restore Access To 3 Distros After Installing Windows 8 [duplicate]

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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transfer exe file from Ubuntu oracle virtual box to host machine (windows 7 )

I want to transfer an executable file from Ubuntu to Windows. I've tried via shared folder of the VM I have Ubuntu installed in. It works, but when I open the executable file in Windows, the file is ...
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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...