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Installed Ubuntu on partition. Can't Boot windows 7 anymore

I've run Win7 on my computer since I built it but a few days ago I was inspired to also try out Ubuntu. I managed to get Ubuntu installed a seperate partition and its running fine. The problem is on ...
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How to fix Grub2 not viewing all OS on a Quad-Boot system?

I have quad-boot system set up right now for my Computer Engineering Class (Highschool). I have MS DOS, Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. Each individual operating system (on it's own partition) works ...
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Ubuntu Gnome vs. Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I tried to install Ubuntu by using a flashdrive on windows, I didn't get a dual installation option. I could either replace windows, or click something else. So I clicked something else, and made ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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I Really need help used windows recovery partion for Installing ubuntu and only have 3.87 gib right now ay help?Thx?

Yeah so I was installing Ubuntu and i used windows recovery partition as the Ubuntu place where I decreased the size not knowing what the partition did and now I am running low on space and it wont ...
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Can I access to Ubuntu from Windows remotely?

I have Ubuntu installed on my work computer. I am wondering whether I could access to it from another computer with Windows installed. If so, could you give a step by step guide, please? Thank you!
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Ubuntu 14.04 DHCP client not updating Windows DNS

We have a set of Windows 2012R2 domain controllers which provide DNS and DHCP service for the network. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server which is getting addresses via DHCP. This works correctly. In the ...
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Ubuntu Touch Emulator for Windows?

The Ubuntu Touch Emulator has any release for Windows computer?
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How to get available wifi network that scans within windows 7 on VMware workstation running in host system ubuntu 14.04?

In my ubuntu 14.04 64 bit host machine running windows 7 64 bit on VMware 10.0.1 build-1379776. I don't see the list of available wifi network. I tried all possible ways using network settings like ...
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Restoer back to Windows after deleting recovery partition [on hold]

I have an old Toshiba netbook (NB505) and have wiped Windows and all it's partitions from it a long time ago :(. Is there a way I can factory reset it with it's original Windows 7 Starter or anything? ...
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Hopeless with mounting windows harddisk on ubuntu

I had windows 8 in this laptop and I mistakenly wiped it all clean when installing linux in it. I pulled out the harddisk here and tried it out on windows 8, the file explorer didn't show it. But I ...
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Samba Annon Access

I trying to configure my samba so anyone can access it without any form of password or password prompt. Everyone needs to get full read/write access straight in. It is essential to work from a ...
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Install Ubuntu (and windows) to Macbook 2.1 (late 2006)

I have a Macbook 2.1 "late 2006" and for a couple of years I've been using the next (rare) setup of Operating Systems: Partition 1: MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) Partition 2: Windows Vista and Ubuntu by ...
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Which is the best ubuntu distribution? [on hold]

I have used ubuntu since an year. I have also tried all distros of ubuntu. But ubuntu seems to be the best. Which distro was liked by you the most?
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Compatibility Windows-Ubuntu 14.10-Folder [on hold]

I am experiencing the following problem. I plug my 1TB External HD on my ubuntu 14.10 laptop. I create a folder or I move a folder from my laptop to the HD. When I safely remove it and plug it on a ...
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Can I restore windows 8?

If I install Ubuntu over windows 8, and have a backup restore point or something, is it possible to go back to windows 8? I have a netbook, and it's not quite big enough to dual boot, and I don't want ...
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Installed ubuntu for dual boot with windows 8 partway though a update [on hold]

really new to this and obviously made a stupid mistake.. I'm on a laptop and decided to install ubuntu after reading about it. I continue to do so and it installs fine and works but now when I try and ...
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Give me ONE reason why Windows 7 is better then ubuntu [closed]

I have been using ubuntu ever since I touched a laptop and since windows 7 was SOOOOOOO famous, I tried it out in virtualbox and I came to the conclusion that it sucks... REASONS Command Prompt is ...
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Ubuntu Installation and Partition [duplicate]

I have windows 7 already installed and I am trying to install ubunutu using USB installer. I am unable to find available partition , i have read many forums saying i can have only 4 partition , I am ...
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How to get the list of all installed softwares and uninstall the ones which user wants(like add/remove programs in Windows) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bits OS on my machine. Previously I was using Windows on my machine. Now in Windows, in Control Panel there is one option Add/Remove Programs which lists all the ...
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Is there a way that I can run a linux application on a windows PC? [closed]

I need to run boot repair and I don't have a USB to use as a live disc right now. Boot-Repair: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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Backup ubuntu completely, reinstall os and then restore it exactly the way it was

I recently got a new graphics card and I want to have windows on my computer to play windows only games in my steam library. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 install and perfectly configured and has all ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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How do i boot a windows 7 usb on a ubuntu computer? [closed]

so I have a windows 7 bootable flash drive and when I go into my set up settings it dosent give me the option to go into the boot sequence just the grub thing help.
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I want Windows 7 [duplicate]

I bought this desktop (Dell Optiplex 360) from a public library for $27. It is running Xubuntu 14.04, and what I'd like to do is go back to what I'm used to, Windows 7. I've tried to download things, ...
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cd rom boot device not detected [closed]

i was considering going back to windows to play games that i bought earlier that is for windows only, when i insert my windows CD disc and i restart my computer. i press f9 during boot to select boot ...
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Dual boot WIndows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04

OS:Windows 8.1 64 bit. Secure boot:Disabled. Boot mode:Uefi I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit,so i will be able to dualboot.I burned the .iso image to a usb flash drive and run it.Everything ...
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Sharing a virtual machine between Ubuntu and Windows

I have three primary partitions. One ext4 format for Ubuntu, one ntfs format for Windows (C:) and one ntfs format for sharing files between Ubuntu and Windows (F:). I installed VirtualBox on both ...
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How to know if a file in a CIFS network drive is locked from Ubuntu

I've mounted the following network drive in Ubuntu: //192.168.1.11/shared /media/shared cifs credentials=/home/guest/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 ...
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How can i make a LiveUSB of WIndows 8?

buddies. Yeah, i'm kinda noob in this so i need help... I need windows for the college an i have tried multiple ways to make a LiveUSB out of a ISO of WIndows 8 (32Bit) and nothing worked, so i need a ...
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Application doesn't get of the “show application” after removing

I've installed a .exe with crossover and even after I uninstalled it the icon kept appearing in the "show application" menu in the Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. Tried to uninstall the crossover but it didn't ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and use it like I did with Windows XP? [duplicate]

I use an Dell Inspiron 1501 with Windows XP. I am interested in getting a new OS for some reasons and security. I already have little experience with unix from my time in university. I use this ...
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Formatting windows 8 partition without loosing data on ubuntu

How to format Windows 8 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 without loosing my data on Ubuntu? Can I change the size of partition for each OS too?
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Windows7 Not Selected As Default On Boot Up (Dual-Boot) [duplicate]

I have successfully done dual boot on my HP 248 G note book. Ubuntu on SDD caddy Windows on HD. When I start the notebook it starts with ubuntu first. Is there a way I can set Windows to boot ...
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Sharing Printer to Windows Client

My Desktop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with a Canon MP490 printer connected. I am wanting to share the printer to a Gateway laptop running Windows 7. The printer prints fine from the desktop. The laptop ...
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Will installing Xubuntu wipe the whole HDD?

I'm new to Linux and I've been trialing Xubuntu 14.04 via USB Flash. I'm about ready to install it on to an older computer (X86, 32bit, 1.28Gb RAM, Intel 'Celeron' 2.3Mhz CPU, 80Gb HDD). My question ...
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Can I transfer a raided hard drive that is currently on a Windows 2008 R2 server to my Ubuntu Server 14.04 without loosing content?

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I am using as a file share. The W2k8R2 server and the Ubuntu server are separate VM images. What I would like to do is unmap the raw mounted hard drive ...
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Dual boot home premium with ubuntu 14.04

I am using a usb to dual boot windows home premium with ubuntu 14.04. But my problem is that whenever i Choose the option Install Ubuntu with windows side by side and click on install my laptop starts ...
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I can't acess my windows drive from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/hduser/D036F56236F54A4C: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1002,gid=1002,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" ...
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Can't boot anything

I'm selling my laptop, so i decided to erase my Ubuntu partition, so i got the grub screen, at that point i could still access the boot menu trough initrd, but after following a tutorial in how to fix ...
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Scanner for Windows Malware [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu PC, and would like to copy some files to a windows PC. Before I do this, I would like to scan these files for malware, which works in windows. Is there an Ubuntu virusscanner for ...
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Ubuntu partition merge with windows partition [duplicate]

I had 2 partitions more or less 225GB each one. In the first partiton I had installed Windows 8 and in the second I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 2. My problem is that when I installed Ubuntu in the ...
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cant boot into windows 8.1 after ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I followed a tutorial to install ubuntu 14 on windows 8.1. When i tried to shrink the space on windows before installation my C drive showed that 0 space was available after shrinking. I went ahead ...
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Emulate Windows pathes on Ubuntu

I started to work with new project on new job. There is a few Windows things that hardcoded in to the projects. For example somewhere in the code I see Windows pathes like : "C://Common//resources". ...
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How to change window border styling gnome shell

I'd like to change the window decoration for certain applications. Specifically, I'd like to remove the title bars entirely. I have a keybinding for dragging windows around, so the title bar is just ...
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Installing Ubuntu destroyed everything [duplicate]

I'll try to be short and simple. I had Windows 8.1 (came with the computer) I tried to install Ubuntu I accidentally clicked continue with "erase disk and install" selected. Now everything is ...
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I dual booted Ubuntu 14 with Windows 8.1, now I can't boot into WIndows 8.1 in GRUB.

I tried using boot repair, it didn't work, and my only option on the GRUB is Ubuntu. Here is the link to my boot repair if it helps. http://paste.ubuntu.com/10239509/
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Can't find C: drive using Ubuntu liveCD

I have encountered the "bootmgr is missing" error with my Windows 7 computer and I was not able to boot to Windows beforehand either. I am currently attempting to recover my files before I reformat ...
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How would I go about installing Windows 8? [duplicate]

I purchased this laptop a year or so ago and immediately switched to Ubuntu since it was faster and did everything that I needed it for faster. Except now I would like to dual boot, but can't figure ...