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Unable to go back to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu for dual boot

I own a Lenovo G500s touch laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 I followed an online tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. As of now, Ubuntu 14.04 loads up just fine after ...
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Windows 7 deleted itself when installing Linux; How can I recover lost documents?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14 using a USB drive to my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 deleted itself. I was able to find the Windows 7 bootloader, but when I run that from the boot option screen nothing ...
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playing a playlist created in windows

I had created a playlist in windows 8 which was in .wpl format. I later converted it to .m3u format. But i am not being able to play from either of the two on my ubuntu 14.04 which is on the same ...
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Separate booting Ubuntu and Windows

I'm a Linux newb. I have one hard drive with Windows 7 and another blank hard drive. I had installed Linux on the second hard drive with the Windows 7 HDD detached. My Linux drive booted fine while ...
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How to safely go from dual boot Ubuntu/Win8 to single boot Win8? [duplicate]

So I had a Win8 laptop which I turned into a dual boot Win8/Ubuntu creature. Now I want to go back to solo Win8 and I want to make sure I don't screw up the boot manager things. Currently it uses GRUB ...
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Cant get back to windows after uninstalling ubuntu

I have a surface pro 3 so I thought about dual booting it with Ubuntu, every thing went fine but I didn't like it because it had some bugs and I couldn't get the type cover to work so I decided to ...
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Workgroup Ubuntu/Windows

Since a couple of days I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS on my HP Probook 450 G2. I have set everything up to my needs, but there is just one thing that i can't seem to fix. I want to setup my ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 installed

So you've probably seen this all before, but I have searched around a can't find a fix anywhere. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a 10GB partition of my SSD, said SSD has a much larger partition with ...
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Theoretical question: removing the wrong entry with efibootmgr?

Efibootmgr lists Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager, as well as two other things that say UEFI (I'll update this with better info later, I'm on mobile). If I were to accidentally remove windows or the ...
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How do I stop GNU GRUB from booting and select the Windows Boot Manager option by default?

I've decided to uninstall Ubuntu due to various incompatibilities. I tried going in to my BIOS but that option is not there. It says Ubuntu on my hard drive.
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I deleted the Ubuntu partition and extended the Windows 8 one?

Now when I try to start my computer I get GNU GRUB minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. How do Ifix my computer so I can run Windows again? So I've found I can press F11 to load the boot menu. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10. CD ejects after clicking install Ubuntu alongside Windows

I don't have access to the BIOS because my laptop monitor is broken. I put the ISO on the DVD and verified the MD5 was correct. I am trying to set up a dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu. HP ...
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Cant reinstall Windows [on hold]

The other day I decided to try ubuntu 14.10, i installed it fully, over windows (was missing boot.ini and wouldnt boot, so I had to install something anyway), but now I want to switch back to windows. ...
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Is it possible to update Ubuntu 14.04 Wubi to 14.10 without having to reinstall?

I know that Wubi is buggy, dead, etc. However, I do not have a spare partition space lying around, ready to use on the computer (running Windows 7, using BIOS not UEFI, was bought way before Win8 was ...
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I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 but I have a problem

I am trying to install Windows 7 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I went through some answered questions and basically got the idea how to do it from here. First step is as follows: First, you have ...
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How to reduce the size of my Ubuntu main partition to be able to install a new OS in dual-boot [duplicate]

I would like to install windows on my system on which I have installed Ubuntu already.I went through a couple of previous answers but I understand that the first thing is to create a partition on the ...
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ubuntu prompts me for a username and password when i didnt make one for ubuntu

When I burned Ubuntu to a disc and tried it without installing it prompts me for a username and password when I didn't make one for Ubuntu. do I keep them blank or do I use my Windows username and ...
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Audio sync through LAN

I have home server which is pc with 2gb ram. I've got www server and mpd which alows me to controll music playback from any device but thing that I want to have is to synchronize sound from laptop ...
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Encrypt USB stick and be able to mount it everywhere

I wonder if there's any way to encrypt the data in my USB stick with a password and be able to access to it once I plug the USB on any computer with Windows/Linux. I've been trying with VeraCrypt but ...
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adding linux client to windows active directory domain [duplicate]

We have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as client in virtual manager. I have to join it in a network with a system running Windows server 2008. How can I join a Windows Active Directory?
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How to recover deleted files and Windows? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu I found that I carelessly chose deleting all files in setup, so Windows and all files are gone. Is it possible to restore the files in Linux?
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Is it safe to access files from Windows 7 partition on Ubuntu partition (all on same HDD)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside my W7 drive so they're on separate partitions (I let it do the paritioning automatically from the disc). On the launcher in Ubuntu it created a shortcut ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 [duplicate]

I had a school project to dual boot a virtual machine. The project went great! However, I liked ubuntu so much I wanted to dual boot my pc as home. When I was setting up ubuntu I erased the windows ...
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How to open Linux file/software in Windows 8? [closed]

Could anyone please explain as understandable as possible how could I on my Windows 8 open either single file or install (and use) entire software which is supposted to work on Linux and/or Ubuntu? I ...
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Trying to make a Windows 7 USB with UNetBootin, getting error “Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32”

Pretty much what it says on the tin. I looked around a bit, someone told me to press "Tab" to see a list of options, this is what it yielded. Verifying DMI Pool Data .................... Failed to ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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How to make all file shares without passwords?

New to ubuntu. I'm trying to access it from windows. Shares I created from the desktop worked fine but trying to share my ext hdd using the same method didn't work. I researched it and found you need ...
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Unable to install windows [duplicate]

My story: HP 64 bit laptop with windows 8 pre-loaded. hard disk crashed, and I do not have recovery media Purchased and installed a new HDD Installed Ubuntu (even on Kuduntu now) Downloaded a windows ...
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(SOLVED) If I resize a windows partition for install will that cause data loss?

I have a 40GB hard drive with 26GB free with a single partition with an ntfs file system that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. If I resize the windows partition for the installation, will the ...
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Triple boot problem

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Recently I decided to replace its hard drive with a faster and larger one. On the old drive there were only OEM (1), Recovery (2) and Windows (3) partitions. I ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting after Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I'm an absolute Linux newbie, I've never used it before. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same hard drive with Windows 8.1. When I choose a Windows 8 Loader in the Grub Loader screen, nothing ...
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How to create Windows / Linux bootable USB on Ubuntu [GUI style]

Since some laptops doesn't have an optical device and it is faster and easier to create bootable USB than DVD (especially if something go wrong) I have decided to post this question. Answers should be ...
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How do I burn the Windows 10 ISO to a USB?

I did the dd method and it worked but I'm not sure that's all you have to do because it is Windows and may not have GRUB and I'm not sure so I'm asking the experts haha. WINUSB DID NOT WORK BECAUSE ...
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How to install Windows 10 alongside with ubuntu 14.04

I just wanted to ask is it possible to install window 10 beta alongside with ubuntu 14.04 or there will be some problem(boot related). If its possible will the procedure be exactly same as installing ...
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“Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'” when MD5 hash is valid

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows by following the steps given here. Steps followed: I have written the iso to a usb and booted my PC using the pen drive where I select ...
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How to access VM hosted Ubuntu 14.04 with graphical UI from windows 7

I'm quite new with Ubuntu, and even more with remote Ubuntu. I got VM that is hosted on server, and it has Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm connecting via Windows 7 Putty/telnet connection (SSH), and I can ...
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Can't access HDD after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Recently I tried installing Ubuntu as a second OS next to Windows 7. I got one SSD for the OS and a HDD for my files etc. I tried installing it on the SSD but it kept failing, so I decided to delete ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 13.1 from XP computer [duplicate]

A few months ago I installed Ubuntu 13.1 on my XP computer. Now I have to uninstall Ubuntu, and I read several help comments on the web. So I installed easyBCD on the XP computer for rewriting the MBR ...
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How to make a bootable Windows 7 USB in Xubuntu 14.04.2

I've tried using the dd command and Winusb but neither of them worked. I'm not sure what program I can use to make the usb bootable. I don't know if this changes anything, but this copy of the Windows ...
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Shut down time is too long for around ten minutes

I have recently installed ubuntu with the recommendation of one my friends. Is is cool and work great. But unfortunately the shut down time is around 10 to 15 minutes which is quite very unexpected ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - CIFS mount via fstab very slow. 10x faster connecting in GUI

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine as a VM on an ESXi 5.5 server. I have two different CIFS mounts, one on a Windows 2008 R2 server and one on a Windows 2012 R2 server. I have the mounts set in ...
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Grub boot probelm

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my first HDD (500GB) with a second drive(1TB) as a backup (500GB), and the rest(500GB) non allocated. I needed to run a windows based only program for school so ...
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Install Windows 8.1. with BIOS unaccessible

I've got really annoying problem and can't seem to figure out how to work it through. Recently I cleared my hard drive and installed JUST ubuntu 12.04 and of course upgraded to 14.04. Now I need ...
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ntfs-3g Failed to decompress file

For years the logs of my Ubuntu systems sharing drives with a Windows installation have been routinely flooding logs with: Mar 17 11:00:50 kemosabi ntfs-3g[483]: ntfs_attr_pread error reading ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 Cant Boot

I am new to ask Ubuntu and I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP laptop using this guide. When I turn on my computer it boots directly into windows. I went to my UEFI Firmware settings to make sure ...
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Will a Ubuntu install disk made on Windows run on a Mac?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac, as a second OS, I know how to do it, but will a DVD burned on Windows work on my Mac?
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Why couldn't I see grub when first dual-booting with Windows 8? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu. When I rebooted the PC Windows 8 was starting automatically. I thought that "Install alongside Windows 8" meant, that I could directly use the dual-boot, but I had to use ...
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Connect to School's Print Control System [closed]

I want to connect my university's print control system but school's website express connect method for only windows. For Windows operating systems: Click on the [Start] icon and go to ...
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Unable to boot into windows 8.1 after installing on seperate partition (not preinstalled)

I have decided to give Ubuntu a try, so i decided to install it alongside my Windows 8.1 (not preinstalled - It was delivered with win7), though i had to make a custom install (had the "no system ...
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Add VeraCrypt bootloader to GRUB/GRUB2/BURG?

Its my first question so i hope i did everything right ;-) This is my situation: I have 2 Harddrives, one with windows 7, one with ubuntu 14.04 and burg bootloader. I had my bios set up to boot from ...