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Bootable USB iso for Windows7 [duplicate]

I've used different USB bootable programs like Unetbootin to put an iso image into my USB and went into the boot menu to change the boot device but I get the message "missing operating system" before ...
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How do I go back now? [duplicate]

last day I installed Ubuntu 16.04 On a brand new hp 14 ap-000 series. I have wiped away the whole harddisk and I only have Ubuntu on it now. But I really need to go back to WIndows 10. But I don't ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 7 upgrade to Ubuntu 16 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 3 years ago and an upgrade attempt failed. The disk was configured dual-boot with Ubuntu + Windows. I tried to install an ISO file for Ubuntu 16. How can upgrade my previous ...
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Recover a deleted folder in Ubuntu from /media/administrator/Windows8_OS

My Windows is not working, I am reinstalling it, because I want to upgrade it to Windows 10. I also have an Ubuntu on my computer, and I am saving files to my other partition in Ubuntu. I am kind of ...
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How to convert MBR partition table to GPT?

I need to install Windows 10 alongside of Ubuntu, but partition table type is MBR, I tried to turn off UEFI mode, use legacy-mode but Windows still don't wont to be installed. (I heard of gdisk ...
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Can't access Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu alongside it

I recently installed Ubuntu because I loved how it works. I set it up during the installation to allow me to choose which OS I wanted before loading. I was originally running Windows 10 Education. ...
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IS THERE LINUX LIKE WINDOWS 7? [on hold]

i INSTALLED UBUNTU BUT I FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO INSTALL NEW APPS . I NEED ANOTHER LINUX OS THAT I CAN USE WINDOWS TRADITIONAL WAY ( NEXT-NEXT...ETC). BECAUSE USING COPY AND PASTE AND EVEN SOFTWARE ...
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VirtualBox: No IPv6 in Ubuntu guest (Win10 host)

I'm using VirtualBox with Windows 10 as host and Ubuntu 16.04 as guest. In general it's all working well but a test for IPv6 connection tells me that I can't connect to IPv6 sites, leading to some ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Surface Book. No inputs

I installed Ubuntu on my Surface Book this week, wiping Windows. During installation I noticed that the keyboard and mouse weren't working, so I used USB to install, deciding I'd fix the inputs later ...
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Is Linux disappears to replace Windows? [on hold]

I've installed Linux alongside Windows. I have two operating systems (windows and ubuntu).I was assigned one of the drives of Windows to Linux. If I want to change my windows,Do I also need to re-...
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How to create a ubuntu bootable USB to run on Windows using a MAC [duplicate]

How to create a USB bootable ubuntu to boot on a Windows 10, using a MAC running El Capitan? Tried using Unetbootin running on Mac (El Capitan), however my USB is not recognized! Tried Disk Utility no ...
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Cannot get into BIOS or boot from disk on Samsung NP300 laptop

I have problem with my laptop Samsung NP300-E5C-A02PL. I had Ubuntu 16.04, but I decided to change my operating system to Windows 10 (It was working before, let's say 1 year ago). At boot time I only ...
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How can I have Windows and Ubuntu on my computer? [duplicate]

I have Linux Mint on my computer and wondering how I can get Windows on here as well. I saw one saying to use Grub except I have no idea how to use it. Any ideas/suggestions?
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How can I access files from Linux LVM?

I just migrated from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 16. While installing Ubuntu I checked for having Linux LVM and since then I'm facing a big problem of accessing the data from the drives I had in Windows. ...
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Slow Internet for particular websites in ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu.I have dell laptop with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 installed.The problem is with internet, when I use youtube on windows it plays videos without buffering but when I use ubuntu ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick on a Apple Macbook

Can I create a bootable USB stick using an Apple Macbook? Then can I use that stick to upgrade a windows PC to a ubuntu version.
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Ubuntu 16.04, windows 10, fast boot and hibernate

Ladies and gentlemen, hello. I've been running W10 and Ubuntu for a moment now and it's time for my annual full clean up day. Everything were more or less fine but I was a bit bothered about start up ...
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why does my windows always changes time? (dual os) [duplicate]

I have dual os (not sure if it should be called dual since it's not on the same hdd) Everytime after I switched from ubuntu back to windows 7, the time always changes. Suppose the time is 8pm now but ...
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Why my dual boot laptop is showing incorrect time in one OS only? [duplicate]

I have dual boot ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and my ubuntu OS is showing correct time whereas the windows OS is showing incorrect time always. Is it the issue of CMOS battery? What is the possible ...
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Creating a Windows VM with Virtualbox

Is there a way to create a Windows VM in Virtualbox ONLY using CLI?
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Ping IP - Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 8.1

I dont know how to ping from ubuntu 16.04 to windows 8.1 in virtualbox. I turned off a windows firewall and choose bridget connection in virtualbox. I want to have two systems connected by one ...
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why ubuntu 16.04 doesn't have ubuntu.exe inside the iso?

a couple months ago ubuntu have ubuntu.exe inside the iso so I can run the ubuntu in my windows by clicking the ubuntu.exe but now in ubuntu 16.04 it seems that ubuntu.exe is was not their anymore... ...
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unable to open 73GB volume in Files [duplicate]

I am trying to open 73GB volume in files then getting below error,using Ubuntu 14.04 OS. Windows OS is shutdown correctly. Unable to access “73 GB Volume” Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/admin123/...
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Windows Internet Explorer through Wine

I've downloaded the install files for IE 11 hoping it would load pages on Windows Steam because I'm having steamwebhelper.exe issues (more on that here: (steamwebhelper.exe error) Nothing but library [...
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How to backup recovery Windows partition using Linux

I bought a new laptop with Windows installed on it. I'm going to wipe all partitions and install Linux. One day I'll probably sell that laptop, so it'll be nice to recover it to the manufacturer ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 on VMWare throws CPU error

I have Xubuntu 16.04 x64 on my virtual machine. Always everything are working good but today I got an error: When I enter into "Advanced options for Ubuntu" and choose this option My machine is ...
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Get “grub rescue” message when I try to reboot

I am a complete novice so please don't give a highly technical answer. I tried to install 14.04.1 LTS on my laptop. I used Windows 7 as OS. I tried to install the option Ubuntu alongside Windows. I ...
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Legacy PC mode errors when repairing GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and installed Windows 7 on a separate partition. While I can boot up Windows, I cannot boot up Ubuntu anymore. I created the Boot Repair Disk to repair GRUB for ...
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(steamwebhelper.exe error) Nothing but library [Windows Steam using Wine] - Kubuntu

When I run the Windows version of Steam on Kubuntu, the only thing I can view and use is the library and the friend list, News is blank and all the other pages load forever. How do I get the other ...
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Can't access Windows shared folder

I have to sort this out. What's the different between Samba and cifs-utils? I've done it before without any problem, but now when i click on the Browse network tab i recieve a error message -Failed ...
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Failure when booting Ubuntu Live USB on Windows 7

When I try to boot an Ubuntu Live USB on my new computer (with Windows 7), it will allow me to select the language, but then it freezes. Then when I forcibly shut it down and restart, my computer ...
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Dual boot installation Windows 7 and Ubuntu [closed]

I would appreciate anyone's help in solving the issue I have. New build specs: Asus M5A97R2.0 motherboard (AMD) SSD 128 GB Windows 7 installed c: Seagate Hard Drive 1 TB for data e: SSD 60 GB Ubuntu ...
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How do I share ubuntu/virtualbox folders back to host Windows machine?

I am running ubuntu within a virtualbox hosted on Windows 10. AFAIU The standard way to share files is having the vm access certain folders shared with it. However I am concerned this might make ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 ultimate. Windows 7 got corrupted so I had to reinstall Windows 7. When I had the system dual booting when Windows wasn't corrupted, it used to ask ...
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Running Masterwork Dwarf Fortress under Linux

I downloaded package with MDF from here: http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=8639 Everything works under Linux except of Masterwork Dwarf Fortress.exe - GUI needed to configure numerous settings ...
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difference between windows os refresh and ubuntu reload?

I thought that Linux does not have refresh option. but I figured out that a few weeks ago. Ubuntu has a reload option in nautilus explorer. my question is why do we need refresh or reload option. what ...
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How to view installed wine apps to launch them?

I am unable to locate my wine applications in ubuntu, while in lubuntu I have seen a menu option of wine where it shows all the applications installed in wine, is there any way I can view list of ...
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Error/problem connecting (Windows 10 RDP into XRDP)

I am running into another issue where the XRDP is not working. I have been at it for quite some time now and I think that I need help. I believe that it is an issue of the Ubuntu machine not listening ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have a laptop on which Windows 8 is already installed in UEFI mode. Now I installed Kubuntu 14.04 onn that machine in Legacy mode. Now I have an issue. If I selected Legacy mode in BIOS the machine ...
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Laggy windows, while steam open

While steam is open, dragging a window is laggy. But it's just laggy at the same monitor where steam is open (i have 2 monitors).. why? I have the problem with ubuntu, and with linux mint 18 cinnamon. ...
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Time difference on dual boot system (Windows 10 and 16.04) [migrated]

I have a dual boot UEFI system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed. I have a problem related to the representation of RTC in the two system. Since I have read (on AU and some other sources around ...
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How to see other Windows PC's and Servers on my network

I was trying to connect to my local data server running windows 7 but when I try to go to the windows network, it just sits there and tries to load before saying it timed out. I have tried to connect ...
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Windows/WINS host names not working even after winbind install on 16.04

In the past, I was able to get Windows host names on the LAN resolving from inside Ubuntu by doing sudo apt-get install winbind and then editing /etc/nsswitch.conf (adding wins to the end of the hosts:...
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why did Ubuntu permit install bash on Windows? [closed]

Can you explain to me why Ubuntu permitted Windows have bash inside that OS? What is the reason you gave bash to Windows?
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How can I add Ubuntu's boot entry in Windows 10 bootloader in a dual boot system with Windows 10 (UEFI) and Ubuntu 16.04 (UEFI)?

Using EasyBCD from Windows is a solution to my answer. But this program allows only a user to add an entry on Windows bootloader, using Windows, only when Windows are installed with BIOS Mode being ...
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Will reverting Windows to an earlier restore point mess up Linux? [closed]

I'm dual booting Windows 7 and Xubuntu and I'm about to reset Windows to a prior date from control panel (no disk). I was wondering if there's anything to be worried about there.
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Upgrading Windows 7 to 10, 16.04 LTS complications?

I have 16.04 LTS installed along side windows 7, I found a good deal on a 10 key and purchased it. I'm just wondering if the windows update will affect anything. The only thing I can really imagine ...
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Replace Win 10 with Ubuntu completely [duplicate]

I've just bought a new Lenovo laptop with Win 10 preinstalled. I want to completely uninstall it and install Ubuntu or another Linux. I don't know yet what kind of protection it has from installing or ...
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ubuntu 15.10 to windows8 from usb

ive been looking for the answer for my question for some hours and still couldn't find the answer even from the previous threads. I'm using SONY vaio. I'm trying to install windows 8 from a bootable ...
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USB not booting in BIOS but displaying in Ubuntu file explorer

I have installed Ubuntu as my primary OS and now I want to install Windows so that it acts as a secondary OS. I created a bootable USB but the device doesn't show in boot menu. However, it shows in ...