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OS installation Problem

While installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my PC i've been facing problems. Actually, Before Ubuntu i was used to of Windows family but few months back my motherboard(GIGABYTE) stopped working.then, I ...
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How to prevent windows pop-up at the insertion of a removable device? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and I'd like to get rid of a little annoyance in the system. Basically every time that I insert a new device (mostly the multi-partitioned external Hard Disk), Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu vs Windows : Virus definition

Does Ubuntu gets a virus?? i think it doesn't but then if it doesn't then why so?? what separates Ubuntu and Windows that viruses can not be defined for Ubuntu??
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WIndows 8 partition became unbootable - Help?

My Windows 8 partition suddenly became UNBOOTABLE (this is the main difference with the other threads on the subject). I was working on a report when the screen became black (I could just move the ...
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Chown-ed windows partition

I need some help, if you could have a look. I have a laptop dualbooting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I was trying to share some files on my home network, both from my external hard drive, and from ...
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How to replace Ubuntu host with Windows 7 installed in a virtual machine?

I have installed Windows 7 Using VirtualBox in Ubuntu. I want my primary Operating system as Windows 7. Please guide me how to uninstall/delete Ubuntu
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Ubuntu disables Windows headphones

I have laptop with a dual boot setup: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) and an on-board audio Realtek chipset. Running Ubuntu before Windows causes the jack-sense to act weird. When connecting the ...
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I have Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed on a computer I bought, and I want Windows 8.1. I'm a complete noob

how do I install Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu? I already have a Windows 8.1 ISO. If you leave steps/a tutorial as an answer, please make it so even a 5 year-old could follow it. Thanks!
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How to create a driver-pack solution? [on hold]

How can I create driver-pack solution compatible with windows & linux? I've created a driver-pack solution and I want it to be compatible with the both of OS.
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How to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop

I installed KDE on the remote ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I connect it using Windows 7's Remote Desktop. But I don't know how to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop. The autoselcut ...
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first few questions that came to me after installing and using ubuntu

i'm gonna start by saying that english is not my mother language and i'm trying my best to explain myself. i have an i7 4.3 ghz 8 gb ram nvidia geforce gt 430 in wich i run windows 7 and now, ubuntu. ...
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How about Windows Softwares [duplicate]

If I have Windows 7 Pro in a partition and Ubuntu 14.04 in a other partition, I can emulate the windows in my partition using Ubuntu? and if not, when windows software become available for Ubuntu? ...
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Dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu constantly crashing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/9597237/ I have an Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting with Windows 8. I want to be able to switch back and forth, but that seems to be an iffy proposition. The Windows was installed ...
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Samba share opens window media player

I have setup my samba share with Ubuntu server and its appearing into "network" in my windows 7 machine like it should. The problem is: when i double click on my share, windows opens windows media ...
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Poor font rendering PDF-XChange Viewer running Wine

I cannot find a solution for the problem I had. I had to use a program like PDF XChange Viewer to get an annotation interface for my work, as it stands the above program is the most stable I have ...
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VM Virtual Box did not give Option for installing Ubuntu 64 bit

I am using Window 8.1 64 bit and vM Virtual box 4.3 when i am installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Vm it does not give option for 64 bit all listed is 32 bit. I am using HP-2000-Notebook Pavilion Series with ...
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Libreoffice : different render between windows and linux version

I have a problem with document edited on LibreOffice Windows : they take much more space when i open it on the linux version of LibreOffice. Originally, the document were created on MS Office. Then ...
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adding windows 8 entry in grub [on hold]

i have windows 8 in my hard disk and i installed Kali on a pen drive disk(not live). after installing i could not boot into windows i un-installed Kali but grub is still my boot loader and it does not ...
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ERROR MESSAGE AFTER REBOOT [closed]

After loading Ubuntu 11.1 when I reboot I get error message: Windows can not start because file is missing or corrupt: \system32\hal.dll .Please re-install a copy of file
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My computer like Disk Usage Statistics bar in Ubuntu

Is it possible to view disk usage statistics, like free space left, as in "My Computer" in Windows, but for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ?
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Dual booting broke my main OS

I recently decided that I wanted to try out Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, so I decided to dual boot it. I went the easy way about it and when it came to partitioning; I selected "use this along with Windows 7". ...
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Trying to install with WUBI, got error about missing file [duplicate]

I've just mounted the Ubuntu 64-bit 14.10 ISO to my thumb drive, and I'm trying to install from Windows 8.1 using WUBI. Everything seemed to be going fine until I was thrown an error about a missing ...
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Migrating from Windows 2000 (Server) to Ubuntu 14.10 (Server)

I'm BRAND SPANKING new to Linux. I'd really appreciate any help I can get with this. I've been tasked to upgrade a dying Windows 2000 box that acts as a file and print server. Sounds easy, right? ...
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Is there an equivalent program to the windows explorer for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there a file explorer for ubuntu with a windows style interface? and Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space These above are not the same as this question and I am struggling to ...
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Application windows do not pop up on Ubuntu 14

Since I installed Ubuntu 14, app windows do not pop up as they used to do before. For instance: When new skype messages are received, skype window do not pop up (even when configured to splash). Or ...
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What ubuntu flavour i can install in this low end machine [duplicate]

My 13 year old brother has a notebook with an intel core duo at 1.83GHz and 2.50gb of ram. As his computer is getting very slow(it has windows 7) he asked me to install linux in his machine as he saw ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 tablet

I purchased three windows 8.1 Nextbook tablets on Black Friday. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on my tablet but when I followed the steps from this link, Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (Or at least the ...
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How to add Windows 7 to grub menu

I have netbook with Windows 7 on the first partition (no 100 mb partition) and a second partition with Ubuntu 14.04 installed from pen drive. The boot manager grub I installed selecting the whole ...
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Converting my hard drive to NTFS [closed]

I have a new install of Mint and I would like to go back to back to Windows. I'm aware I need to convert it to NTFS and have tried to make gparted work but it not would allow me to change/shrink my ...
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Can't install Windows 7 [duplicate]

This computer came with Ubuntu installed and I want to install Windows 7 from a USB. For some reason it won't let me. I've mounted the ISO onto the USB and tried to boot from with (with safe boot ...
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Urgent: I cannot install any OS in PC [closed]

I cannot install any OS using a DVD drive (There is no way to install a Windows OS, no XP, Vista, seven or eight version...). When I am installing them there is a message that a file cannot be read ...
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Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running?

I heard Linux can get viruses through Wine,and I was curious if the viruses work only while Wine is running. In other words, could I stop a virus from doing it's thing by just quitting Wine?
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WinUSB gives a exit code: 256

I have Ubuntu 14.10 with WinUSB and I have a Windows 8.1 Pro ISO with a 4GB SD Card with an empty FAT32 partition. Everytime I try to use it, it says "Installation failed, exit code: 256". How do I ...
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Ubuntu/ElementaryOS doesn't detect Windows [on hold]

I tried to install Windows on my previous partitioning table made with Ubuntu 14.04.1, but it said that is of GPT partitioning(or something like that, I am still trying to figure out what that means). ...
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Windows 8 dual-boot: bootloader problem (grub)

I currently have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04, on separate hard disks. I have installed the Grub bootloader using the Boot-Repair tool; however, it seems that whenever I boot ...
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System Could not boot from harddisk after installing ubuntu

I need some help here, i wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop which have a 1TB storage and only 1 partition(C:) running windows 8.1, so i burnt the ISO file for Ubuntu to a USB device and I installed ...
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How do i get windows' view like on Fedora, where pressing super key? [duplicate]

When I use Fedora if I press the super key I get the view of all the applications i'm using, and it's very comfortable, is there a way of having this on Ubuntu? Thanks.
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Do the amd64+mac versions of Ubuntu work on Windows too? [duplicate]

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get a full Ubuntu installation running on my USB, and I think I just got it working for Windows (by disconnecting my hard drives during Live CD ...
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Windows boot images not showing up in MAAS 1.7

I'm trying to boot my MAAS 1.7 nodes with Windows. I followed the article referenced here: http://wiki.cloudbase.it/maas. My MAAS server is working fine when deploying my node with Ubuntu. However, ...
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Problem with deleting Windows-partition on Ubuntu

So far I've tried using Disks in ubuntu applications. At first it appears as if the partition is indeed deleted but when I restart my computer I still get the choice to start in windows and doing ...
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foxpro on ubuntu trusty

How can I (or is even possible to) run Visual FoxPro 6 on Ubuntu 14.04? Please provide detailed installation instructions as I'm new to Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu partitionation and boot does not work

I wanna create a second partition with gparted for my Windows but it wont work, i have a 1TB HDD and Ubuntu says that 1TB oft it is used, but only 50GB is used. So i can create an partition of 44Mib ...
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Can't access SAMBA share over VPN tunnel

I have two Samba servers (standalone servers), one on each end of a persistent IPSEC VPN tunnel. These two Ubuntu 14.04 servers have been joined to a Windows domain. ALL clients (windows or linux) on ...
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How to boot and install windows 7 back? Removing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I need to revert back to Windows7 for some reasons, I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I have extracted my windows7 iso and copy it to a pen drive but when I restart my laptop I cannot boot it, F12 wont ...
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Bootable pendrive with windows 8

After formatting pendrive on ntfs setting bootable flag, installing grub and coping windows installation files to pendrive eg. win fodler how to set grub.cfg to boot windows from pendrive win folder ? ...
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Installing Ubuntu next to Windows 8.1 on Asus F555L Notebook

I try to install the newest Version of Ubuntu next to Windows 8.1 on my brand new Asus F555L Notebook. Unfortunately are the partitions of my drive not identified. So I have only free space on the ...
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Macrorecorder RemoteKeys in Ubuntu

At work I use Windows7 and a very useful program called RemoteKeys. It's a macro manager like Actionaz. It can send complex keystrokes to another application using mouse clicks. ...
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How to create Windows 8.1 Boot usb on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to create a bootable USB and there are no ISO's online, so is there any way I can run the mediacreationtool.exr software without Wine ? Because not even Wine is loading that.
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I switched from Windows to Ubuntu, now I would like Windows back, help?

I changed from Windows to Ubuntu a couple months ago, and would now like to change back to Windows, however, I am having an issue booting my Windows recovery USB drive. How do I boot this drive so ...
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How do I see my simple windows network shares on Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a Desktop, 8 gigs Ram, 1TB HD, GB Network. I want to be able to see my simple windows shares on my W7 Home File Server. How do I do this?