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ooting to windows safe mode with dual boot not working

So I haven't used windows in a little while and when I tried to today, I am getting the error "user cannot be loaded." One of the advised solutions is to boot in safe mode, but apparently I can't. I ...
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What can do with my Windows license? [on hold]

I am considering purchasing a new Dell laptop from eBay to install Ubuntu onto. The computer comes with Windows 8 pre-installed, but I will never be using or needing Windows. While I am aware that ...
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Need advice on size of Root Partition for latest Ubuntu or Ubuntu clone distro? [duplicate]

I have two Hard Drives a Samsung 750Gigs and a Western Digital Green 2 TB. My current partition scheme consists of only 3 NTFS partitions: 750: C: 75 Gigs Windows 7 Home Premium D: 675 Gigs ...
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Windows or Ubuntu. Comparison [on hold]

Is Ubuntu better or Windows better as OS? I'm confused. And if Ubuntu is better then how can I download the latest Ubuntu?
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How to run a script in cmd? [on hold]

What is the command in cmd where I can run my bash script (file.sh)? I know that ./file.sh is applicable for Linux command only.
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Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a hp pavilion g6 laptop, it runs Windows 8.1. I was planning to use a free os for a while. Which is the recommended Ubuntu version for me? I am totally a newbie to such OS. I have only used ...
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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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windows install can't find hard drive after uninstalling ubuntu 12.04 [on hold]

I have a dell xps gen 5, which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and put VirtualBox on to have windows available. It worked fine, till a "recommended update". VirtualBox no longer worked and Ubuntu kept ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI because of permission issues

I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit (but my PC can run 64-bit also) and whenever I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with WUBI on my new 19GB partition, soon as it gets to the end it says "An error ...
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Unable to use Encrypted HDD on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop

I've installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on an Intel 64bit system. I have a Western Digital External HDD that I use to transfer data from a Windows laptop to my Ubuntu Laptop with no problems. Due to safety ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
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Deleted Ubuntu, can't boot anything

The Ubuntu (14.04) partition was deleted, and now I can't boot Windows. (It was dual booting 8.1) I've tried everything. I can't boot through CD, or the HDD hard drive. I've reset the BIOS settings, ...
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windows non-boot raid

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu on a Windows machine for dual boot. There are three Windows drives c: and d: are independent and g: is a RAID (0/1 I think). What do I need to do to get the RAID ...
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Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
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hidden ubuntu in my C drive which does not show or boot [closed]

I had windows 7 and windows 8 installed on my 32 bit computer. I installed ubuntu 9.1 using bootable CD side by side to my windows 7 in C drive. It was installed and asked for restart. When I ...
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Cant install or download anything [duplicate]

I just bought a new computer and it has Ubuntu already on it, and I want to get rid of it and install windows 7. SO I put my disk in, and I click "Auto Run," And it says the archive manager has had an ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot problem

I have Asus X550C laptop which came with FreeDOS on it. I installed Windows 8.1 on it and then Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Then when I rebooted the system only Ubuntu was booting up. I updated grub using sudo ...
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deleted swap partition, WINDOWS doesn't work

Today i wanted to un install Kali, but i started from deleting swap partitions one 7.8gb and one 8.9gb (i did this in windows) I turned off the computer and to my surprise grub recovery came up. i ...
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Locking down windows drive

Im new to these forums but have been getting into Linux lately after years of windows which I only use for gaming now and I see Linux as a superior alternative for everyday use. Im running the LXDE ...
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Triple boot with Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17 [closed]

I have dualboot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop. But I want add Linux Mint 17. I have downloaded Linux Mint 17 .iso file, burned it on DVD and runned it for testing. But ...
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Problem unistalling ubuntu 13.10 from bootloader(windows 8) [closed]

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my usb. Then I formatted the usb with ubuntu 13.10, but now how to remove the ubuntu from boot loader on windows 8. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on my hard disk ...
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How can I see the fancy prompt in Byobu on Windows?

I installed a new Ubuntu server on 14.04 and need to access it using Windows. I am currently using PuTTYTray, and I installed the Ubuntu fonts and set Ubuntu Mono as my default font in order to get ...
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system stops 14.04 LTS [on hold]

I am new to Ubuntu and yesterday I tried to instal ubuntu along Windows 7 starter. It looked to be alright but after rebooting and trying to start Ubunty 14.04 LTS it just stops on the desktop. I ...
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Getting back to Windows XP [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus eee pc 1001px Netbook over Windows XP, but now I really need to get back to a native bootable Windows XP. I have the Windows installation CD but the machine won't ...
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Copying files getting hanged in between

I am using the default file manager. It doesn't perform transfer operations efficiently. Is there any way I can make the file manager as efficient as the Windows one? Or is there any other file ...
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Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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Can I use Ubuntu or should I use a lower version like Xubuntu? [duplicate]

I used to use Ubuntu Hardy on my old laptop. But haven't used it since then. My desktop is really old. It is Dell with Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66 GHz with 1.00gb Ram, 140gb hard-drive. Since ...
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WinUSB confused pendrive with external drive?

Mates, I was trying to make a windows bootable image on my flash memmory and seems that winusb confused my pendrive with my external hard drive. The thing is that I've lost like 700gbs. The external ...
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How to connect to sql server 2008?

I am using ubuntu 12.04, and i have a microsoft sql server 2008 which is running on a windows server 2008 on port 1433, but windows server 2008 is virtualized it is running on vmware and further this ...
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Can DVD be used after it stuck at 100% Creating image checksum when burning?

I've a DVD+R (btw, I don't know why I can't add files to it and it's +R and not -R) and I tried to Burn Windows Starter on it (I need it for something), but the problem is that burning stuck at 100% ...
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Can I decrease the ipv4 transmit delays in Ubuntu 14.04 for RDP on a KVM guest running over a bridge?

I'm trying to run Windows 2008 r2 as a guest with KVM. A basic KVM setup with a bridge for Guests. When using Remote Desktop to the Windows guest, the screen redraws/updates are only fast if the mouse ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in grub menu

My windows 8.1 doesn't appear in grub. Do I need to uninstall everything? I really need Windows 8.1 to be accessible.
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How to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 in ubuntu? [duplicate]

How can I install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the .Net windows application set up file in Ubuntu?
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Add an OS to Burg [duplicate]

I installed Burg, but when I update Burg I can't find Windows 8.1 OS. Ubuntu is there (with some other things that I don't know what is) but not Windows. Can I add it manually?
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How to install Ubuntu in my Windows 8.1 (pre-installed genuine) computer?

I run Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion computer. I have not partitioned my hard-disk yet. I want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. Can anyone help me with step-by-step procedure?
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Windows 8.1 Pro Crashed after Installing UBUNTU 14.04

i have dell inspiron 15 3542 , when installing windows 8.1 alone it is OK but when i install Ubuntu 14.04 it dual boot windows 8.1 pro crashed during boot time and yes some time it boot
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Download apps from Ubuntu software center and run in windows 7 [duplicate]

How can I download Ubuntu Software Center on windows 7. I wanted to download the applications which are in the Ubuntu Software Center and run them on windows 7. How can I do that?
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Dual boot Ubuntu+Windows 8: Ubuntu won't show up

Yes, there are many posts on this site related to this problem especially this one and this one. But I'm still unable solve the problem. I disable fast boot and secure boot in Windows 8.1 and ...
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Access Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Service RD Web Access RemoteApp from UBUNTU 14.04

All my office computers are running in Windows. However at home I have Ubuntu 14.04 x64 bit running on my laptop. Few days back, I got a opportunity to work from home. To do this, my friends (using ...
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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in the ...
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I Dont Want Ubuntu I Want Windows Back [duplicate]

Please help! I want Unbuntu GONE AND OUT OF MY LIFE. I hate it and I want to install Windows 7. I searched this up and I do not understand ANYTHING. the thing I tried to do ERASED almost all of the ...
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VMware: Windows Server 2012 machine gets stuck [closed]

I installed Windows Server 2012 on a VMware VM in order to create a Sharepoint 2013 sandbox environment. The System worked fine and at maximum speed until I installed the standalone version of ...
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What is the best solution for virtualizing win32 applications on a linux host?

I currently have a linux server that handles operations for windows clients and I need a way to share a windows application (somehow installed on the linux server) through the server's VPN to a ...
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Problem booting up [duplicate]

I tried downloading Ubuntu on my computer with Windows 8. I followed all the steps. I have it downloaded on my hard drive and on a flash drive, and I can't boot up from either of them. When I reboot ...
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Run an installed version of Windows 7 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to run on ubuntu 12 a version of Windows 7 that i've installed in the past, I mean I don't want to install windows 7 again using virtual box I just want run the windows, maybe using virtual box ...
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How to get rid of ubuntu and switch to windows [duplicate]

My friend gave me this computer and it came with ubuntu. no offense to you guys but i dislike ubuntu and much rather have windows. so can someone please tell me how to switch.
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Removing Ubuntu 14.04 without disc drive [duplicate]

I was having issues with Windows 8 a while back so i installed Ubuntu 14.04 but now i cant figure out how to get back to Windows 8. I have no disc drive but i have the code for windows 8 that came on ...
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Can not boot Windows on Legacy BIOS after installing Ubuntu on UEFI [duplicate]

Long story short, I installed ubuntu while I was watching netflix and feeling very lazy, and may have lost all my windows 7 files. Quick summary: -Windows 7 was installed on Legacy bios and I ...
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Why does linux (Ubuntu) have better wifi connectivity than windows xp [closed]

I've noticed and done some tests to confirm that with my dual boot computer when I use Ubuntu I have better WiFi connectivity than when I boot into Windows XP. Identical hardware configuration with ...