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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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 in ubuntu [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

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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Zorin Core 9.1 (Ubuntu derivative)/Windows Vista Dual Boot failure, constantly redirects me to boot selection [closed]

Today i attempted to install Zorin 9.1 alongside Windows Vista, and manually configured the partition table, i had about 311 giga bytes at the time with a dev/sda1 and dev/sda2, i reduced dev/sda 1 ...
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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?

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 ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 and 8 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 triple boot. I already had windows 7 and 8 before installing Ubuntu. Now I am unable to boot either of them. On startup Ubuntu is getting started directly without any ...
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Windows is not in grub menu after trying to put password on

so I put a password on my menu entries followed this How to password protect grub menu entry? guide exactly and now I don't see Windows 7 in grub on a reboot the ubuntu installation is password ...
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Accessing Windows shares of a passwordless user using Samba

I have a laptop running Windows 7. Only one account is configured on it, and it does not have a a password. I try to access its shares from a PC running Ubuntu 14.04, configured to be in the same ...
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Install Ubuntu and share folder with windows 8 [duplicate]

My wife just bought a laptop with window$ 8 preinstalled on it. For her studies she needs windows but she wants Ubuntu as well because win 8 sucks. How can I install ubuntu in dual boot and share a ...
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Can you please provide step-by-step guide to dualbooting windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've currently got only Ubuntu installed but I'd like to dualboot it with windows 8.1. I've got the installation discs for both so that's not a problem. Yesterday I had win 8.1 and I followed a ...
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Making a partition to install windows [closed]

Pretty much, I've got this old pc that used to run xp. I installed the ubuntu based OS Zorin and lost xp in the process, which isn't really a problem. Now I want to install a windows OS as I feel ...
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Intel XMM 7160 4G Module

We are testing the latest Intel XMM 7160 module with our equipments, but it seems there is no driver for Windows and Linux OS in the module. we bought the module from 4gltemall.com but the seller ...
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a real beginner, Neflix and beyond

My daughter and I have a little Acer Netbook, and use it for all our home schooling needs, from online research, email, writing papers, etc, to down time use watching Neflix, Youtube and FB. Can I use ...
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How to save Windows license before installing Ubuntu [migrated]

I purchased a new Lenovo Thinkpad L540 laptop. This laptop was supposed to be installed with Windows 8 pro but instead it came with Windows 7 Pro with an option to upgrade to windows 8 Pro. Now they ...
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Making Windows seasoned students feel comfortable with Kubuntu

After two years of endless campaigning by me and my schoolmate and comrade, Ask Ubuntu user Shubham Rao, we have finally succeeded in convincing our teachers to switch from Windows XP to Linux. A ...
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How to remove default installed Windows 8.1 and replace with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've just bought a new computer with default installed Windows 8.1 and i absolutely hate it. I've been using Ubuntu before, but it was totally different for me, because i installed it on an empty ...
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Is a Windows installation slower [duplicate]

Is it correct that if Ubuntu is installed inside Windows using Windows installer then it works slower?
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software recommendation to enable viewing of Windows format picture images in Ubuntu

I have a CD with medical images from a recent testing procedure, but it says Windows XP or newer is required. I do not have any Windows PC available - we have Mac and Ubuntu. Is there some software I ...