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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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Change “move windows” shortcuts - Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to change the shortcuts used to move windows while switching workspaces, in Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that the shortcuts that I want to use include the combination of Ctrl and W, which ...
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Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu) dual boot Windows 8.1, can't see bootloader [on hold]

I've been trying to get a dual-boot working on my ASUS laptop with Windows 8.1 already installed. To get this working, I've divided my SSD into two partitions: 1 for Windows (the one I shrinked) and 1 ...
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Is a 32 bit OS sufficient for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've got an old pc with windows XP 32 bit, and I wanted to turn it into a home based server. I am thinking of installing ubuntu as an OS. I'm a networking novice so I'm not quite sure if it will ...
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How to reinstall Windows Boot Manager?

Is it possible that if I completely wipe my hard drive (also deleting all partitions on it) and put it to NTFS, it would bring back Windows Boot Manager. Therefore, I can install windows again?
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How to retrive all hard disk space

I have installed and un-installed ubuntu a lot of time in my windows machine by creating new partitions now the machine is showing less amount of hard disk space. And less number of hard disk ...
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After installing ubuntu, can't switch to windows

Before u mark this as duplicate or unwote, please read whole question . I installed Ubuntu on my Computer ( with windows7 System), and it was all ok, but when I restarted computer I couldn't choose ...
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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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“No root file Found error while installing ubuntu 14.10 in windows 7 PC”

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.10 through iso file...on my windows7 pc, While installing .am getting an error dialog box saying "No root file Found " Check the partition Menu"" But it wont allow ...
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How to reinstall Windows on Linux Fedora? [on hold]

So my 2005 Sony Vaio previously had Windows installed, but when I was facing computer issues a friend removed Windows and installed Linux Fedora instead. Well, I'm not tech savvy and have been ...
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Insallation Help - Input/Output Errors when Trying to Install

Well, I'm not very good at computers, but my Acer Windows 8.1 CPU has had it's partition or hard drive deleted. I tried resetting my computer with a windows boot usb, tried refreshing and I kept ...
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How to rename files of ubuntu in windows ? [on hold]

Some ubuntu files are not supported to rename in windows
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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Running program which requires Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5

I installed Windows application that needs .net framework v3.5 . I also installed mono but when I run application using wineHQ it does not start. Is there anything else that I have to do to configure ...
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Windows (Realtek) Stereo Mixer in Linux?

On Windows there is a virtual device - Stereo mixer that mixes all system sounds in a single virtual input device. And in all the programs you can choose this instead of the microphone mixer. This is ...
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How to enable USB in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 as host and in VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, how can I make it to see the USB sticks in VirtualBox? I found lots of tutorials but all are for Ubuntu as host and Windows ...
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How to install windows on Ubuntu Installed drive which i formatted using GParted Live CD

By mistake i formatted the drive in which Ubuntu 14 was installed by using GParted Live CD. Now i want to install Windows to it, but nothing is booting up. I tried DVD and USB. All my pc showing up is ...
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How to I get WIndows 8 back?

SO yesterday I was complaining about Windows 8, and my friend told me to download Ubuntu, get a blank disk, do that stuff then he got me to just restart PC and do that(no idea what I was doing he just ...
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winusb gives me the error “cannot move file to a subdirectory of itself”. How do I debug and fix?

$ sudo winusb --install win7-pro-x64.iso /dev/sde1 Mounting... mount: block device /media/Ubuntu-Data/ISOs/win7-pro-x64.iso is write-protected, mounting read-only Copying... mv: cannot move ...
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Running .Net 4.0 application with Wine

I'm attempting to run a simple program in Wine, under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, however it complains that fixme:mscoree:parse_supported_runtime sku=L".NETFramework,Version=v4.0" not implemented ...
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Windows 8 preinstalled + Ubuntu - not working [windows 8 directly launched]

Windows came pre-installed on my machine, and I got Ubuntu installed as well. The problem is that the system boots into Windows, and won't let me boot into Ubuntu. Here is my boot info.
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Change remote windows file permissions on Windows Share using SAMBA

I am using XUbuntu 13.10 as a workstation in a mainly Windows enrivonment. I have several shares accessible via SAMBA which I can read and write to as per normal using either Windows or XUbuntu (using ...
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Recover Windows 8 files using Ubuntu 14

So Windows 8 just completely crashed on me out of the blue... Figures. I cant even explain what happened. Most of my files are on backups as I don't store anything on my computers. All resides on ...
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Installing windows xp on ubuntu system [closed]

i got a dell inspiron 15R and the OS is Ubuntu. I want to install Windows, unfortunately it is not working. I tried different ways but no use. Error messages are bios are not supported, but i dont ...
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Windows Installation Disk Not Running After Erasing Disk And Installing Ubuntu [closed]

I Recently Got Ubuntu And Liked It But Since I Started Online Classes I Need Software That Will Only Run On Windows. Anyways When I Try To Boot From My Windows Installation DVD It Doesn't Want To Run ...
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How is ubuntu better than windows? [closed]

Hi I'm new to ubuntu and I want to know how ubuntu is better than windows?sorry for asking such a generic question..still want to know the differences from askubuntu
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How to delete hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys from windows 7 partition in my SSD by booting Ubuntu 14.10 from USB? [duplicate]

How to delete hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys from windows 7 partition by booting Ubuntu 14.10 from USB? I have tried but fails. I am not able to delete files or add new files to C drive. I can browse ...
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Adding ubuntu partition to Windows 8.1 boot

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a partition and then I have some swap area partition and then I have a partition with Ubuntu installed on it. For some reason I can't boot to the Ubuntu partition, how ...
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I am trying to download Ubuntu to use in VirtualBox but every time I try to download it, it fails? [duplicate]

I have tried downloading Ubuntu many times just to have the download fail about halfway through. Any help?
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Performance difference NTFS Linux and NTFS Windows

I need to format a disk to install Windows 8 on it (single boot). I cannot do it from Windows (I have only Ubuntu for now). So my questions are: Will the disk formatted to NTFS with Ubuntu be slower ...
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Installed Ubuntu on windows, cant access windows back after restart

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on windows 8.1 (upgraded from windows 7) (BIOS - Legacy and not UEFI). I tried to install by putting of the secure bios power button ad pressing sift key. Ubuntu got ...
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Keeping GRUB Intact When Reinstalling Windows 7

My Windows 7 install got corrupt. I'm going to need to repair or re-install it. If I were to go about it normally, Windows would overwrite GRUB and I wouldn't be able to access Ubuntu. How do I go ...
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Can't acess Ubuntu boot partition dualboot with windows [duplicate]

Hi i'm unable to access a Ubuntu boot partition dualbooting with windows, i have files on it that i need to get is there anyway to do this?
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i have completely removes windows from laptop and installed ubuntu and now i want to get back to windows again. please help? [duplicate]

i am completely novice in using ubuntu. I accidentally while installing ubuntu removed windows completely and even erased recovery partition . not i really need to get back to windows how can i do so ...
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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Installing for i386-pc platform Winusb

So I began installing my windows.iso onto my flash drive, and the entire process was fine for the beginning. Now the window just reads installing for i386-pc platform, and the orange bar just keeps ...
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This link cannot be used error for folders after reboot

I keep getting this message: This link cannot be used because its target “/media/brian/New Volume/Windows 7 Backup” doesn't exist. This happens whenever I make a shortcut to a folder on a partition ...
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How to connect to really stupid wifi network that only likes windows computers?

Exactly what it sounds like, the network (which I have to use in order to be useful XD) only likes computers with windows and a specific certificate (I've tried to use the certificate, but that didn't ...
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Ubuntu, ElementaryOS and Windows Grub Broken

The other day, I decided that, in addition to Ubuntu, I'd like to try ElementaryOS. So, I made another partition, and installed on that partition (sda5). In the installer, there was a box that said to ...
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Error installing Ubuntu within Windows 7

I have tried to install Ubuntu within Windows 7 and it was not possible. I have downloaded from Ubuntu site the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit). I have extracted the files from the archive and I have run ...
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Encrypted Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu 14 on separate SSDs

I've found many questions concerning dual booting Windows/Ubuntu on separate drives, but I'm not sure about doing it when the Windows 8.1 drive is encrypted with BitLocker. How would I go about ...
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Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path - ubuntu server

Im trying to boot ubuntu 14.10-server-i386 in a pendrive. Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path But im getting this error when boot from pendrive. What does it mean? How to overcome ...
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Partitioning scheme for fresh installation

I've tried to search this, and before you link me to some other threads (I've found quite a lot of them, like standard partitioning scheme for ubuntu home user (even that one seems to be a duplicate) ...
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Ubuntu Windows Dual boot on the same drive problem

I installed ubuntu along with windows . How can i see the files downloaded by ubuntu o.s in windows o.s
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 over 12.04, it boots straight to Ubuntu

even though I have windows 8.1 installed on separate partition. how can I boot to windows, or preferably, how can I be able to choose which OS to boot via grub? Lenovo Y580 EDIT: i wasn't updating ...
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Even, in my boot-able Ubuntu disk, Gparted cannot re-size the Ubuntu partition [on hold]

Peace be upon you, I booted my computer by Ubuntu disk and ran the Gparted on it. It shows me that I have almost only one dist (except a short 100 Mb boot disk) I want to break this partition and ...
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Windows 8.1 not coming up in boot options?

So I made a 200gb partition out of my 2tb HDD for ubuntu 14.04.1 and followed ALL the instructions listed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU Yet when I reboot I only get the ...
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Mac OS X VM originally from Windows running on Ubuntu

I have a Mac OS X 10.9 Virtual Machine that was originally installed on Windows (using VMWare), I installed VMWare player on my Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to run this same VM, but it just hangs on the ...
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How to synchronise an Ubuntu and Windows desktop

I'm total newbie about Ubuntu. Some time ago I have installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution of Ubuntu. At my university I have seen Linux configured with Windows so that they use the same of ...