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Do I finally erase Windows

This is a easy one. There's a way to know if the windows partition (that comes pre installed in my computer) is finally gone? I first try a dual boot but that came with a lot of troubles so i decided ...
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Windows 8 not shown dual boot [duplicate]

I have a problem that apparently is very common with the dual boot windows, I have a computer that comes preinstalled with windows 8. I hate windows so i installed Ubuntu (but i want to preserve ...
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Install Ubuntu silently

I have admin rights on my Windows desktop, and I want to install Ubuntu on it, as I use ubuntu on my desktop. However, my sister also uses that computer, and if she saw something at startup asking her ...
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Can Ubuntu really run all Windows programs?

I recently stumbled over the Ubuntu for Tablets video, where Mark Shuttleworth presents how Ubuntu is going to look on tablets. However, he said one thing that struck me at: ...
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problem multibooting windows and ubuntu [on hold]

quick question , im running windows 8.1 from a usb drive and i want to run windows 7 and ubuntu from that same drive , obviously windows is giving me a hard time and isent allowing me to run more ...
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Wrong ubuntu installation does not recognizes windows

I had a dual boot installation ubuntu+windows that work just nice, but i messed up with ubuntu so much that i needed to reinstall it, and for some other reasons too, reinstallig was a good idea, so I ...
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problem reinstalling windows 8

So I have a laptop that have Ubuntu on it, previously I had it on dual boot windows 8.1/Ubuntu but now only Ubuntu is on it. But now I want to reinstall a legit copy of windows 8 on it but I have no ...
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Can I use Windows executable files in Ubuntu?

Translation according to translate.google.com: Hi, I want to know that executables law ubuntu and windows if you read the file. Why I would like to switch from Windows to Ubuntu because I feel much ...
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Hardware Preventing Install?

So this is basically related to my previous question, of which is still present. I thought I'd dig around and try to find an answer, and have had no luck. History of Issue I have been trying - to ...
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How can I recover files and partitions in Ubuntu 12.04?

I recently was trying to recover my files from my an unknown filesystem partition with testdisk. But when I wanted to recover suddenly in Testdisk I chose write in windows partition and the partition ...
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Dual Booting (rEFInd)

I am new to dual booting on my own. I successfully dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 (via live usb) and Windows 8.1 on a UEFI system I have attempted to replace grub2 with refind. I installed rEFInd via ...
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Ubuntu is running slow please help [on hold]

I saw questions like this, but the all answers are about "unity uses so much gpu" fine, i installed ubuntu gnome, but all same. What is the problem? How can i solve it? Is this problem only in ubuntu, ...
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About transferring ubuntu bootsector

How can I transfer ubuntu BOOTSECTOR into windows loader partition? I went to this link [http://pw999.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/windows-7-linux-dualboot-using-bcd-instead-of-grub/][1] But was not ...
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Safely removing USB to prevent dialog in Windows

Whenever I remove the USB stick from Ubuntu, umounting properly by clicking the arrow, then in Windows I always get this message: How can eject the USB in Ubuntu so Windows doesn't complain ...
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Questions about checking for badblocks on a almost-definate bad HDD, I am new to Ubuntu

Heres the deal, I'm on an Asus x53sv-mh71, it's my friend's laptop. He dropped it about a month ago, and it stopped working about a week afterward. Wouldn't boot past the "starting windows" logo. I ...
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Windows 7 installing cd boot helper error

I am trying to install ubuntu from a virtual disc I have mounted in windows 7. It all seems to work fine till the end of the installation ('checking installation files') when it says: "an error ...
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How to make ubuntu like windows 8 or 7?

I want to know how to make ubuntu like windows desktop 8 or 7 ?
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Can't see Windows 7 installation and files after Ubuntu installation

I had the Ubuntu installer on a USB drive and wanted to install it alongside Windows 7. However, it seems to have overwritten Windows 7 that was on the same hard drive and I can no longer boot from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation error from wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS via wubi on windows 7 system. after downloading is complete, in the end I am recieving the error. 09-18 15:06 ERROR root: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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I accidentally deleted windows 8.1 while while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am very new to Ubuntu, i started using Ubuntu just two months ago and it's been really awesome until last night when an annoying problem came up, Ubuntu graphics fails when booting, sometimes comes ...
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Mac osX OR Win7 VM on Ubuntu [closed]

I am trying to find a way to run a Virtualbox for Win7 or Mac osX on my Ubuntu 14.04 Host... Everything that I find to is a non-bootable .ISO and requires a software and additional file to make ...
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Ubuntu to Windows [duplicate]

Can anyone on earth tell me how to get back to windows. I have tried everything. I am running ubuntu 11.4 with grub 2. I cant get any disc to boot not even a ubuntu disc to be able to get to fdisk. ...
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Ubuntu fail to install

I`m trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS as a second OS on my HP Pavilion 15 laptop. After the grub popping up, I choose to install Ubuntu. And the purple screen with ubuntu logo and the dots coming, ...
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How to know whether Ubuntu is installed in Win or next to Win?

How can I figure out how was a Ubuntu operating system installed, i.e., inside Windows or next to Windows, assuming I don't have any knowledge about the time of installation and the process ...
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How to install windows on a partition of a secondary hard drive? [on hold]

I have two hard drives, one of which (sda) is a 30 GiB SSD, the other (sdb) is a 930 GiB HDD. I have some unallocated space at the end of sdb that I want to install windows to. Here is a picture ...
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Unable to open Windows 8 partition

Some days ago my windows 8.1 stopped working. The only thing I was able/forced to access was that problem-solving menu of windows offering me options to do a full wipe or restore some recovery files. ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows8

I install windows 8 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it but when I boot from usb (Live ubuntu)cann't see my partion and when I use Gparted the whole space is free.(the type of windows ...
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How to repair grub menu?

first I install Ubuntu 14.04.then I install windows 8.1.now only boot windows.How can I repair my grub menu to choose Ubuntu to boot?
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Download Desktop Ubuntu- Corrupted File Warning?

I am new to open source OS, and I am trying to install Ubuntu. I've heard it's pretty user-friendly and is a good OS in general. I searched for a while on different OS, and this was the one I wanted ...
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Cant start Windows OS after Ubuntu installation crash

I recently bought a new ASUS Zenbook UX301 series with windows 8. I then updated to Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu before, and have had it installed through VirtualBox on my macbook for over a year ...
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Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 clock not right - again

I know this question have been answered before but the fix isn't working anymore. The usual fix on Ubuntu/Kubuntu is edit the /etc/default/rcS file and be sure to have UTC=no then save and reboot ...
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Problem with partitions (deleted all of them)

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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Remmina to RDP to our Active Directory

Can't RDP to our Active Directory after it renewed its certificate. I removed the remmina.pref file, but without luck. What Remmina asks for is accepting the cert and fingerprint first time it ...
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Machine Design Softwares for Ubuntu

Is Design Machine Soft wares like solid works and Uni graphics is available for Ubuntu or the same software used in windows can be run in this OS ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 startup problems after booting to windows - end trace

I have a hp 8570w laptop, which has windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 lts dual booted. The problem is that after I´ve used windows and then boot ubuntu it gets stuck as shown in the picture. When I ...
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How to have identical keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04 as it is on Windows

I use slovak layout in Ubuntu, but (right) ALT + <key> is absolute different as in Windows. For example when i press (right) ALT + P I get in Windows ' but in Ubuntu þ Is there a way to set ...
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Can't boot in Windows 8.1 after dual botting in Ubuntu

I need your help with this. I am in a big trouble so I hope you can help me. I created a dual boot in my laptop. I have a pre-installed Windows 8.1 OS. And before installing Ubuntu. I shrink my disk. ...
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How to open to use it? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14 on my Dell laptop which runs Windows 8.1. but I'm not able to use ubuntu and no options to open it as I was expecting Dual boot installation.so when I try to re-installation ...
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preparing Virtualbox for windows 64bit

i wanna install Win8 on Virtualbox inside my ubu 12.04 64bit. Vbox gave me no option for win8 64bit (only 32bit available) when creating a new machine. Thus i googled ... On the page: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation permission denied from HDD & external HDD

Title is self explanatory sadly; had no luck after getting past the security (for now) and the same from my Samsung external HDD Desperate trying to get this to work but no luck except on a virtual ...
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Uninstall ubuntu linux/ Install windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to uninstall my ubuntu linux from the computer because it's very hard to use and install windows 7. What can i do in this case?(I have an original windows 7 on CD/DVD)
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Windows Error Code 0xc0000225 After Dual Booting Ubuntu

After finally being able to install and get Ubuntu to dual boot, I went back to Windows to get some files to transfer and I got the error code above. When installing Ubuntu I chose the something else ...
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Screen resolution on Windows 8.1 VirtualBox guest (Ubuntu Host)

In VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04 I have a Windows 8.1 guest, and I would like to change the screen resolution to 1440x900. Currently it is at 1152x864 (that's the max I can have it that will fit on my ...
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Windows installation along with ubuntu 14.04 for ASUS

I have a Laptop of ASUS K55A model. I was using windows 8.1 but someday ago a problem happened and I was unable to install windows 8.1 ( I didn't tried other) . Then I tried ubuntu 14.04 and could ...
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Ubuntu/Windows 7 Dual boot not working (2 HDD's)

I recently installed Ubuntu on my spare hard drive (I have two, one of which was unused) and for some reason it never dual boots properly. GNU GRUB always shows up when the computer starts up, but ...
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Ubuntu / Windows 7/8 boot issue

I installed a dual boot Windows 7/8 on my laptop and now I also added a Ubuntu 14.04.1. To install Ubuntu I did an efi partition on sda1, a swap partition (sda6) and root (sda7) After the ...
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remove ubuntu and install windows 8

I want to remove my version of Ubuntu and install win 8 ,but when I go through win8 installation and choose custom I found ( in the window of choosing partitions that "windows can not installed on ...
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Windows not detected. OS fails to boot

I have seen very similar topics and some solutions throughout the website. But I think none of the questions are asked along with enough details. So here I go. I wanted to Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS ...
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Multiple operating systems on one computer

Can I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 on the same computer? If so, how do I do this? I want to be able to choose which operating system to boot up to when I turn on my computer.
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Problem accessing Windows Share from Ubuntu using Samba

I'm trying to connect to my Windows Share from Ubuntu, and I can't access it although I can access my Users folder. The share works fine when I'm connecting from a Windows computer, so the problem ...