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Will a Ubuntu upgrade affect my Windows installation?

I am running Ubuntu and Windows on the same laptop, and if I upgrade Ubuntu, is there any chance that Windows might be overwritten, causing me to lose my data?
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Graylog2 Windows logging from a current syslog-ng loghost aggregator

So our environment currently has a log host aggregator sending and receiving logs to 2 hosts (both linux and windows). I just introduced graylog to our environment and it doesn't appear to be ...
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Can partitioning an SSD using third party software damage my computer if I am exceeding the space allowed by Disk Management?

I am partitioning my disk to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. I have searched through other questions on askubuntu concerning what to do if Disk Management does not allow you to ...
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Running Windows Steam on Linux (Using Wine)

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time and am trying to figure a way to play Windows games on Linux. Ive read you need to use Wine, im just wondering how exactly do I go about doing this ...
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Two initiators connecting to iSCSI target (file changes not recognized)

In my environment, I have multiple OS's. Currently, I have two machines connecting to my Windows iSCSI target. However, when I add/delete a file or folder on one machine, it's not recognized on the ...
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How to install Lubuntu to an external USB drive as part of a dual boot?

I have an external USB drive that I currently have Windows 10 installed on. I used the tool WinToUSB to install Windows 10 on that drive. Windows runs directly from the drive. It's a portable ...
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I messed up Ubuntu uninstall - now I can't boot Windows

I know almost nothing about Ubuntu - my friend installed it for me (he is far away and can't be contacted, so I can't ask for his help). So it begin when I tried to uninstall Ubuntu. I deleted the ...
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Problem with installing windows 7 back to my pc

I have problem with installing windows 7 back to my pc. I have make windows 7 boot on my USB but when i choose USB in boot menu my pc just skip that and start ubuntu again and when i restart my pc i ...
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Dual Boot Canundrum

So i tried installing ubuntu along my linux partition. In the prompt it said boot alongside windows 8 and I thought this was fine even though I have windows 10 because the computer natively came with ...
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Mounting Windows 3.1 Harddrive via USB Enclosure

I have recently unearthed my old windows 3.1 machine from the attic and was surprised to see it still works. At a minimum, I would like to back up data from the hard drive and, perhaps, create an ...
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Windows Work >>Ubuntu Studio Home

Is it possible for me to be to access my Windows PC at work so I can move files and check my emails from home on my Ubuntu machine?
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How to remove from Windows 7 old kernels if I didn't manage to install Ubuntu?

So I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop that runs Windows 7, but the installation crashed and now I can't install it because it says the disk is full ( it isn't, I read that it's because of ...
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How to Install standalone Ubuntu while keeping Windows?

I have a laptop with factory installed Windows 10. Since the laptop does not have CD/DVD, Windows can be re-installed from within Windows. I want to install Ubuntu as a standalone (single) OS on the ...
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How does wine actually work?

It is clear that the environment required for running a Windows application and an Ubuntu application are completely different. But a small package (of approx. around 650 MB) is able to run Windows ...
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How to make network connection to a Windows machine from Ubuntu?

I want to open file which is on windows machine on \\192.168.1.188\Media\sdff.vdi How can I do this in Linux 14.04 ? Firstly, I would like to download this file, but it's the question. How?
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Windows 10 UBUNTU bash

I am having multiple problems getting UBUNTU to work properly.. I am getting pages of errors after running apt-get install -f the errors end with: 6b39-1.13.11-0ubuntu0.14.04.1); however: Package ...
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unable to boot into windows 10 after ubuntu installation

i have windows 10 loader option in my boot menu but still if i select it the screen just goes blank for 2 seconds and returns to boot menu whereas if i select ubuntu it loads perfectly.... here is my ...
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power4gear for Linux alternative

I have switched to Ubuntu 16.04 and I have installed all drivers. I am using an Asus laptop (n56vz). In order to use its maximum power, I had to install and use Power4gear when I was running Windows. ...
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Grub fails “could not find ..” when restarting

I recently installed windows 10 (/dev/sda1)and Ubuntu 16.04 (/dev/sdc1). I set my boot bios to boot from ubuntu and grub recognizances ubuntu and windows fine. The problem is when I restart from ...
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Problems with writing Windows 7 to a USB - This is not a duplicate

Somebody reported this as a duplicate, yet the post they said this was a duplicate of doesn't have a solution to my problem or report the problem I'm having. So, I've rewritten the post and changed ...
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Common protected (Encrypted) partition for both Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my hard drive. I like to encrypt a common partition which will be available for both Windows and Ubuntu. When I was using Windows as my only Operating ...
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Multiple Monitors while running Ubuntu on VM Ware, with Windows Host

I've re-installed VM Ware Tools (following instructions from here Ubuntu 15.10: multiple monitors do not work within VMware). I've also tried following this ...
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UBUNTU SAMBA SHARE WINDOWS 10 FAILING AFTER FIRST GO

I have just installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I have set up samba, and can access the UBUNTU directory from my Windows 10 PC only ONCE, immediately after both machines have rebooted. If I ...
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Linux ACL setted folder deleted from Windows machine but not actually

I have setted ACL on my Linux server's share folder Share name is: account In account share company1 folder is present I have two user: lokesh, kamal I have given rwx permission to lokesh and rx ...
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Torrents blocked by ISP in Ubuntu but on Windows works fine

I have a dual boot system: Ubuntu and Windows. When I use Transmission for torrents, it doesn't download anything and in the browser torrents sites are blocked, But if I do same thing on Windows in ...
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Cannot Use 3d Acceleration with Ubuntu Guest in VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS guest on a Windows 10 host. The guest additions appear to be working since Ubuntu is able to run at full resolution, clipboard sharing works, etc. However, 3d acceleration ...
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How to install Windows Media Player 10 in a 64-bit architecture?

I am trying to install WMP10 through winetricks. I enter the command winetricks wmp10 and get this output: ~$ winetricks wmp10 You are using a 64-bit WINEPREFIX. If you encounter problems, please ...
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Unable to access “319 GB Volume”. Windows didn't shut down properly

I am absolutely brand new to Ubuntu, having tried it a few years ago and didn't continue with it because my often used software would not work on it. I still need to use Windows from time to time and ...
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Grub, Windows Boot Manager, and BIOS

Hello I currently have a desktop with three hard drives. The first is a 120 GB SSD, second a 1 TB HDD, and third a 2 TB HDD. On my SDD I'm running Lubuntu, the 1 TB HDD has Windows 10, and the 2 TB ...
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Ubuntu stuck asking to remove installation medium on Hyper V install

I'm trying to install 16.04 on a virtual machine on my Windows 10 laptop. Everything goes fine with the install with the only variance from defaults is the usage of third party video drivers. I ...
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cannot recover windows8 after installing Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and since then I haven't been able to dualboot to Windows 8. I have tried boot-repair to create a file 30_windows, still nothing seems to work. The generated log after ...
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Lenovo Y700 can't boot Windows USB

I just got my new Lenovo y700-17 without any OS preinstalled. Thankfully I have Ubuntu 14.04 on one of my USBs, so that's what I have installed now. My problem is I want to have Windows 7 on this ...
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How do I get Windows 10 back? [duplicate]

A couple of months ago I installed Ubuntu on my computer with dual boot. after I installed it I completely deleted windows. But I want switch back to windows. My computer doesn't have a Cd drive so I ...
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How to boot windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu 16.04 LTS on msi gt70 20c laptop

I tried using Boot Repair and here are the results URL: http://paste2.org/ntz2PanF I was successful with installing ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 (I installed windows 8.1 previously using a CD) but ...
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Laptop automatically boots into Emergency Mode

Linux newbie here. My dual-booted laptop (Windows 10 and Ubuntu) recently stopped booting normally after my brother hard reseted my laptop to use Windows. It boots automatically into Emergency Mode. I ...
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Network with Windows 10 Computers

When I want to network with my window 10 network it asks for my user name etc., but whatever put in here it will not connect. Any suggestions? Garry
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How to recover Formatted system files data windows 7?

I was installing new version of windows as win 7 nd i mistakenly formatted drives of my system. Previousy four drives were there but now only one is displaying for installing. As i am unable to boot ...
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Being taken to grub instead of gnu

I have been trying to install Ubuntu as my primary os instead of Windows 10. I want to delete Windows 10 and keep Ubuntu only. Whenever I try to boot from the usb I am being taken to grub4dos instead ...
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Changing back to Windows

My brother wanted to prank me by installing Ubuntu over my Windows 7, which he sadly did. I am sort of a business man so I need to use computer all the time, this bastard also erased EVERYTHING from ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 then windows 7 dual boot issue

I've been using Ubuntu 15.10 for a while, but recently installed Windows 7 (quite reluctantly) on the same SSD (converting partition table to GPT as required) but on separate NTFS partition. I thought ...
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Chainloading MBR and UEFI using “Boot from first HDD option”

I have a laptop booted with UEFI: Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu. For the sake of curiosity, I wanted to ask: What will happen if I boot a live MBR+BIOS Ubuntu and select "Boot from first HDD" in the Grub? ...
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Create and Use Virtual Disk

Is there any tool for Ubuntu for creating and using Virtual Disks? Like the built in VHD files in Windows? I'm not looking for VirtualBox or VMWare (for whatever reason). i look for a simple tool ...
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when i connect windows phone lumia 625 via usb, nothing happens, no unable to mount the device option, nothing, what should i do ?

Earlier i used to get the notification of unable to mount however after creating a new rule as follows: 21 down vote These are my steps to connect the Nokia Lumia 920 (WP8): Add the MTP file ...
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How to fully delete Ubuntu and make portable USB with WIndows and install it [duplicate]

I've spent my whole day trying to create a bootable USB stick with Windows on Ubuntu 14 and install Windows. I have tried almost all ways described here and on the other websites, but my USB stick ...
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Edit “Kernal Boot Parameter” from windows to install Linux

Trying to install Linux on a new think pad and getting the error: Intel_pstate: HWP enabled Then it stops loading. It seems I need to edit the boot parameter but all instructions I can find are ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox in Windows? [duplicate]

Please make your answers super complete. As in from the download links to a ready to use state. :)
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Is there a way to download Ubuntu straight from Windows?

For some reason the LiveUSB I got over here seems to be laughing at me and it won't let me install Ubuntu, so is there a way to install it straight from Windows to an external hard drive?
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How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Windows Active Directory forest?

How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Windows Active Directory forest? We trying to avoid having the Windows Sever 2008 AD domain controller host DNS at all. We want to use Ubuntu Server with ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows with one USB flash drive

I want to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows installation. My laptop has no CD drive, and I have only one USB flash stick, which is 32GB. In all installation tutorials I've seen, it is highly ...
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I want to add Windows Server 2008 Domain to bind

We want to replace DNS Server which is currently Running in our Windows Server 2008 R2 to Ubuntu Server Bind9 Service. I have to somehow add or tell Ubuntu Bind to use example.local as our main ...