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Windows 7 doesn't boot need help urgently

good afternoon everyone I have a problem, when I select windows 7, the Windows OS stays on "starting windows" Please I need a solution as soon as possible I need to do a project on windows and is ...
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Add Boot Entry Live Persistent Extracted (to Hard Disk) Files to Windows Bootloader

I have live persistent extracted ISO on my Hard disk. I want to add a boot entry to Windows Boot loader (Currently Working on Win8) to directly boot that Live Persistent extracted ISO. In other words, ...
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How to show all windows like in the Windows tab of Windows Task Manager?

How to show all windows like in the Windows tab of Windows Task Manager? Here is some extra text to bypass AskUbuntu's quality filter.
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
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install windows 7 and ubuntu on the same partition

i was wondering if i could install windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive partition.. when i select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows " it creates another partition to install Ubuntu int... but ...
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Wubi install error ubuntu 14.04

So i tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 using wubi and the thing is that when it is done downloading the ISO it gives me a error saying "permission error" so i went and checked the log file and on one of ...
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Can't find windows 8 in the Grub menu [ubuntu 14.04]

So i wanted to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 as i need windows for certain programs for school. I tried installing and it went smooth, but when i needed windows 8 i couldn't find the option for ...
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unetbootin ubnldr.MBR error during boot up

So basically I've tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 using the live disc but it won't recognize my windows 7 installation. So I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu alongside windows and after ...
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Can I reformat a disk partition in order to install Windows alongside Ubuntu?

I have a HP Pavailion G6 laptop which came preinstalled with Windows 8, but I tried Ubuntu and fell in love with it. I removed Windows to get more room for Ubuntu. The real problem arose when I needed ...
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Delete data (or recover other data) from unmountable windows partition

Ok, here's my story. I trying to recover some photos from a failed Windows HDD (Toshiba 320GB). I can mount all partitions except Disc C: (where the photos are, lucky me). The problem is that the ...
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How to install Windows 7 in Dual Boot with Ubuntu (Ubuntu pre-installed) [duplicate]

I want to ask how can I install Windows 7 Home Premium in Dual Boot with pre-installed Ubuntu. I`ve never opened my laptop, so the Ubuntu Set-up is not made.
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I am confused about lmv

I tried to install ubuntu 14 and is working great but while installing i used lmv installation I am confused if my previous data is lost or now ? I dint do any kind of partition I cant go back to my ...
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Cannot mount Windows 98 SE share over SSH to Ubuntu 14.04

I am in a SSH session to Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to mount a Windows 98SE share using the following command: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.2/uniserv /tmp/uniserv/ -o sec=lanman,servern=Uniplus1 ...
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Usb dongle windows program

How to detecting usb dongle and run application with dongle key? , I am using spectrometer, and the program run on win xp. And now the xp was crash down , so I try to run it on Ubuntu with wine.. ...
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RE : Installing Ubuntu on a NTFS Flash Drive

I wanted to create a bootable Windows and Ubuntu on my flash drive. Due to FAT32 constraint on Windows, I formatted my flash drive to NTFS. But after i installed Ubuntu into the flash drive and boots ...
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Hibernating Win7 - startup starts Xubuntu with error

on my Dell Vostro 3550 I have Windows 7 and Xubuntu 14.04 installed. When I hibernate Windows 7 and start the machine the Xubuntu screen is shown telling me about an error about filesystem check of ...
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ubuntu for Nokia windows phone [duplicate]

I am Fan of Ubuntu OS and now ubuntu touch i m very excited. But I have Nokia Lumia 520 which have windows8.0 OS in it. I want to shift to the Ununtu Touch. Can you tell me how i install Ubuntu Touch ...
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How Do I install Windows on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Now the time has come for me to quit. I am not able to manage with Ubuntu, I should not blame the developers rather I should blame myself for not understanding. I would humbly request the experts to ...
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How to install Windows as a second OS? [duplicate]

I've installed Xubuntu 14 on my laptop. But now the laptop cannot detect the windows installation disc. When I put in the disc and restart, nothing changed; it still went directly into Xubuntu without ...
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File encryption program for all platforms

I need to encrypt files and folders in Ubuntu. I know there are lots of programs that can do that, but I would like to be able to open the encrypted files on other platforms too. I should be possible ...
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Multi-Booting from Mulit-Hard Drives

Hello and thank you in advance for reading this message. I was not able to find an answer in the forum and while I'm fairly certain that someone else has had to have experienced this problem in the ...
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Drive unmounts when I try to scan it for viruses

I have an old hard drive from a friend that I'm trying to get data off of to transfer to a new computer. First, thought, I wanted to scan it for viruses. So I connected it to my Lubuntu computer with ...
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How to solve the error AFTER setup an ubuntu in my pc

I have windows 7 my computer. Now i tried to install ubuntu 12.04 in my pc. after installting the ubuntu pc suddenly took restart and after that i see this image on my screen, when the pc starts. is ...
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How do I access the files at my Ubuntu desktop from Windows OS? [duplicate]

Sometimes, I need to access my files on my Desktop in Ubuntu (/home/abhimanyu). Although I can access my Windows files from the Ubuntu, I don't seem to be able to access my Ubuntu files when I run ...
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Error while installing Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 [closed]

Ubuntu error could not retrieve the required installation files and can not open boot window after restarting
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How to uninstall Lubuntu and install Windows [duplicate]

I have an HP Mini 210 running Lubuntu and It's too confusing for me so I want to reinstall Windows. I did a clean install of Lubuntu so I have downloaded and created a bootable USB for Windows 7 ...
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grub doesn't load after installing windows8.1 [closed]

I am using Linux mint cinnamon 16 Petra and i had a dual boot grub on it! I updated my windows 8 to 8.1 and then grub disabled and i was not able to work with mint! then i booted Linux from a DVD and ...
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How can I install whatsappkack programm on ubuntu 14.04

I want to install whatsapphack program from whatsapphack.com, no linux version only windows and mac version seen
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Partition recovery of windows after Ubuntu install [duplicate]

i have perform clean install of ubuntu on windows 8. My partition i cannot find, please dont say it is deleted, i had vital data on those drives, please help.
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Will ubuntu ever be able to natively run windows applications? [on hold]

I want to know if there is ever going to be a possibility that windows exe files will be able to run on linux without an emulator like wine. Is there some way of creating an api library that offers ...
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chrome os in triple boot with ubuntu (elemntary os)(ubuntu gnome) and windows 8.1

hi im wondering how to put/ install chrome os n hard drive with dual boot with Ubuntu and windows 8.1 please i need help with this. i had follow some guides from here ...
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Any alternative to Wine

I'm looking for an application to do the same sort of thing as Wine: Running Windows applications on Ubuntu. Is there any alternative application instead of install/using Wine?
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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
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Can I run Microsoft Office 2013/2014? [duplicate]

Is there a way to run Microsoft Office 2013 or 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04? Wine won't work.
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Dual-booting help

I installed Ubuntu on a drive that has Windows 7 on it as well. Now I need to get back to Windows, but because they're on the same drive, booting from that drive takes me to Ubuntu. I can't find any ...
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Installing ubuntu!

So I am trying to make the switch from Windows 8 to Ubuntu. I am sick of windows 8 and I want to start fresh and learn a new OS. But I need help. Apparently making the switch seems like a rather ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7, need to reinstall W7 [on hold]

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and W7. However there is a problem with W7 and when I try and boot into it I just get a blue screen of death, every time. So I need to reinstall W7. What is the ...
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Is it possible to recover LUKS partition after Windows install overwrites

yeah i installed windows so i can play video games with my brother, and windows decides to format the partition below it as /boot without telling me now i have lost everything, i am presuming there is ...
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Running an old version of some software

I don't want to mingle in any backstory, but all that needs to be known is that I have a computer with Ubuntu on it and I am trying to install Windows 8 from an ISO. I am using the guide that can be ...
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LAN or workgroup with Ubuntu server and windows clients

I have 35 Windows 7 standalone computers right now and planning to setup a LAN/workgroup using Ubuntu as a server if it's a LAN. Purpose for network: Files from client computers to be accessed by me ...
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How to install Visual Basic 6.0 on Ubuntu 14.04? [on hold]

I am trying to install Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition on Ubuntu 14.04 through Wine but it's giving me a program error: The program SETUP.exe has encountered a serious problems and need to ...
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No Windows Option on Boot

I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows but at first didn't have a boot option menu. So, I installed bootrepair and ran it. This succeeded in granting me a GRUB boot option menu, but Windows isn't ...
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Cannot Get usb to boot in windows 8

I have created the USB stick with Pen drive linux USB installer, and have disabled secure boot and selected the stick to be the bootable source, but it still goes to Windows 8 instead of USB installed ...
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how to delete windows?

I realize this question must have been put before and there is answers lying about. I didn't manage to find them. I hope some kind soul will show me where to look. How can every freaking aspect of ...
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can someone please tell is there any means to install Paltalk messenger in Ubuntu 14 (latest)?

am using paltalk messenger a long time and recently i changed my operating system from windows to ubuntu 14, so could someone please lead me to install Paltalk in my new arrangement. thanks in ...
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Why does USB formatted NTFS in Ubuntu work on Windows 7/8 but not XP?

I formatted my USB drive in Ubuntu's disk utility. When I plug that USB into my PC which has Windows XP on it, it shows the drive as corrupted. That same USB works on Windows 7 and 8, just not with ...
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How do I install Ubuntu linux? [duplicate]

I currently have recently fixed my 8 year old laptop and I'm planning to upgrade its OS from Windows XP to Ubuntu. It only has 1 GB of ram. I need to get the 32 bit Ubuntu. How do I install it? ...
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Downsides of enabling access using WINS/Netbios from Windows

I'm setting up a Ubuntu server v14.04 and want to be able to access it using its hostname instead of IP from Windows. The solutions I have found are these: sudo gedit /etc/nsswitch.conf hosts: ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu completely and install Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Computer. I completely deleted my Windows 7 (which I had previously installed). Now I have changed my mind and I wish to install Windows 7 again and I am having ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Here's what I have done: - created bootable flash drive with Ubuntu installer - created a partition ...