An operating system from the Windows NT family of operating systems from Microsoft, released in 2009 and the successor of Windows Vista.

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How to copy & paste from Ubuntu VirtualBox guest to Windows host?

I am running VirtualBox 4.1.4 on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 11.10 guest. I would like to copy text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it into a file on the Windows host. This doesn't work ...
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Is there an Ubuntu theme available to make it look like Windows 7?

I want to know is there any theme available make it Ubuntu look like Windows 7 ?
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Why does my computer get less battery life with Ubuntu compared to Windows?

Last year I purchased a Dell Inspiron 5315 laptop shipping with Windows 7 preinstalled. I installed Ubuntu 10.10 alongside it with dual-booting. On upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, I was upset to find I now ...
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Automatically mount NTFS drive when I login

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows7 dual boot with Ubuntu as my primary OS. Every time I need to access a document I need to mount the respective drive, though this is not at all tiresome, still, is ...
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Is it possible to use remote desktop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I installed Ubuntu on a second PC (just to be sure that if I mess something up, I still have my Windows 7 PC). Is there an easy way for me to use ...
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How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys?

In Windows 7 (not sure about other versions) you have these shortcuts: winkey+up maximize current window winkey+down unmaximize winkey+right maximize height, set width as half of the screen and ...
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How to make your College to use Ubuntu?

Well I have been using Ubuntu for past one year. Even though I'm not yet experienced with all the commands that Ubuntu provides, I like Ubuntu. In my college they use Windows. In such a situation how ...
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“No root file system defined” error while installing ubuntu

I am new to linux/ ubuntu and just downloaded the v11 of ubuntu to learn linux. I faced this "No root file system is defined" error while trying to install it. This is how I was proceeding - ...
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Can I use Ubuntu to diagnose hard drive or RAM problems in Windows?

This may be a crazy question, but here goes... My brother suggested that I could somehow use either a Ubuntu Live Boot CD or Flash drive or Kubuntu as a way to diagnose issues I'm currently having ...
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Install windows 7 through virtual box

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to install Windows 7 on my system from a CD through VirtualBox. I searched the detailed tutorials through google but I did not find one that worked. So can some one ...
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How do I scan my windows partition for viruses from Ubuntu?

I think I might have a virus on my windows partition and I want to scan it from Ubuntu. Is this possible? I would like a program that is free. clamAV I tried clamAV but I couldn't find a setting ...
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User guide for users migrating from Windows?

I am new user for ubuntu. I want to use ubuntu for my python development. I used windows7 for .net development. Is there any guide which help me in migration from Windows to Ubuntu?
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How to install Windows 7 after Ubuntu and dual boot? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu, a full install removing the prior OS. I was forced to remove Windows 7 from my HP dv6 because of the max four partitions already being there. I didn't lose anything, all ...
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Blank desktop when logging in via xrdp

I am trying to access Ubuntu 11.10 using Remote Desktop from a Win 7 machine. I installed xrdp. I launch the Windows remote desktop client and login in. I then get prompted for the user name and ...
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Why does time change in Ubuntu after installing Windows [duplicate]

Today I was installing Windows 7 on the same computer I have Ubuntu. For some reason, after installing Windows 7 and going back to Ubuntu the time went from the correct hour at that moment, 12:30PM to ...
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How to set Windows bootloader as default bootloader?

I have a Win 7/11.10 dual boot system with Grub 2 as the default bootloader. However, I want to make Windows bootloader the default bootloader (grub 'dos' like interface scrares the hell out of my ...
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Can I change the Firefox menu to look like the Firefox menu in Windows?

Why Firefox's main menu is different in Ubuntu (10.04) and windows 7 ? Is different main theme?. Can I change the Ubuntu Firefox menu to look like windows 7 menu?
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How can I tell if I installed with wubi?

It sounds odd, but I really can not remember how I installed my ubuntu. What I am sure is, I had Windows 7 installed on the laptop in the very beginning, then I installed ubuntu so that this is a ...
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Can't access Ubuntu's shared folders from Windows 7

In Ubuntu Maverick, I've shared some folders using the Nautilus "Sharing Options" GUI. I can see them from Windows 7, but when I try to access them (from Windows) it asks for a username and ...
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How to use a real partition with Windows 7 installed, in a virtualbox vm?

My Ubuntu 12.04 install is on /dev/sda5 and Windows 7 is on /dev/sda1. When I am running Ubuntu, I would like to use Virtualbox to run Windows 7 in a VM. The Windows 7 partition is 1 TB and is half ...
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Is there a way to edit the Windows registry from Ubuntu?

My laptop is a Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04 LTS dual-boot setup. I've been experimenting with alternative desktop shells on my Windows partition, such as KDE and Cairo. After setting Cairo as my default ...
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Will long-term use of ubuntu via wubi harm my PC?

I do see a part of my question being discussed already. The specific answer I'm looking for is, will LONG-TERM use of Ubuntu via Wubi harm my PC (i.e cause irrevocable h/w failure or damage my ...
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Mount Ubuntu's partition on Windows 7

Is it possible to mount Ubuntu 10.10's partition on Windows 7?
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How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation?

I purchased a PC six months ago for work related tasks. I do 95% of my work on Ubuntu (web development). Now, I want to install Windows on another partition to play a few games on my relax time. Which ...
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How to install Windows 7 inside Virtualbox of Ubuntu?

I have already dual systems : Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my laptop. The Windows 7 had been installed when I bought this laptop, and I don't have a CD. I just installed VitrualBox under Ubuntu, ...
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Best virtualization solution for running Windows 7 as a guest?

I depend upon Ubuntu for most of my work but I still need Windows 7 for some applications such as Office 2010 Casual Gaming Adobe CS4 and other windows softwares that are not available on Ubuntu ...
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Shared folder in VirtualBox (Ubuntu and Windows 7)

I want to have a directory which is accessible on both Windows 7 installed on Ubuntu host, and the Ubuntu as well. So I have installed the Virtualbox additions on both Windows and Ubuntu. Then in ...
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How to make Latest Ubuntu look like Windows 7 [duplicate]

For a talk about Linux I will be using Ubuntu to show off how flexible Open Source is, but one of the things I want to do is show Ubuntu with a Windows 7 Theme, which I will then change when a friend ...
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How to use Ubuntu in full screen mode on virtualbox?

I have an HP laptop with Windows 7 installed. How can I use Ubuntu in full-screen mode via virtualbox or any other software?
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installing win7 x64 in VirtualBox - error driver device missing

After creating a vhd and going through that process i'm unable to install win7 x64. I've went through various settings and trying to get it right. It'll boot the windows install but then indicate the ...
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How do I triple-boot Ubuntu, Fedora and Windows 7?

I have an Acer Laptop with windows 7 pre installed. I want to install Ubuntu and fedora and make a triple boot configuration. I want to know how? I am a newcomer to linux and I need help.
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How to avoid problems when installing Ubuntu and Windows 7 in dual-boot?

I want to try out Ubuntu (and hopefully choose it as my primary OS). After looking at many versions of it in VirtualBox and from Live CD, I've finally decided to install it. So I defragmented and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installer does not see Windows already installed on my computer [closed]

When I just tried to install Ubuntu 12.4 alongside Windows 7 on my new "HP Pavilion 64k desktop with Windows 7" computer, Ubuntu said this computer has no detected operating system and someone ...
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Can see samba shares but not access them

For the life of me I cannot figure this one out. I have samba installed and set up on the ubuntu box and on the Win7 box I CAN SEE all the shares I created. I created two users on ubuntu that map ...
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How do I enable visual effects when running Ubuntu as a Guest machine in VirtualBox? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 64bit guest with Windows 7 64-bit host. I do have 3D Acceleration enabled in Virtualbox settings. Every time I enable visual effects in Ubuntu the Virtualbox GUI crashes. What do ...
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Is it possible to hibernate Ubuntu and run secondary OS?

Is it possible to: hibernate Ubuntu, run secondary OS (say Windows 7), shut down secondary OS, resume hibernated Ubuntu, or not? Ubuntu should (AFAIK) hibernate to SWAP partition, which is not ...
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How to switch between Ubuntu and Windows 7 without a reboot

I have installed windows 7 and then Ubuntu 11.04. Now I want to know how I can switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7 and from Windows 7 to Ubuntu without restarting the computer.
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Configure Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 with or without EFI

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop with Windows 7 but I don't get to boot from Ubuntu. First, during the installation I made these partitions (may be too many): /dev/sda1 FAT32 SYSTEM ...
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How safe is it to install Ubuntu on a Windows 7 PC - repartitioning the disk?

I am going to install Ubuntu on a brand new PC, which comes with some OEM installation of Windows 7. I know that Ubuntu can resize an existing Windows NTFS partition, so that it has free space to ...
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How can I rearrange the order of OSes in the boot menu?

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 with Windows 7 Ultimate in dual boot configuration. Everything seems to be working fine. I have a small doubt, is it possible to Re-arrange the Boot menu that appears when you ...
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How can I download Windows 7 DVD installers from Ubuntu?

I have rights for a free license of Windows 7, given by my University, and I need it now. According to Microsoft's instructions, to download the Windows DVD image I must: download a Secure Download ...
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How do I share a folder to the public?

I have Ubuntu One installed in my Windows 7 Desktop. I want to share a folder with a few friends who do not have an account in Ubuntu One and don't want to create one as well.
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How can I add an entry for Ubuntu to the Windows 7 boot menu?

I have the following setup: first partition is windows 7 partition second partition - ubuntu 12.04 partition while installing ubuntu I installed grub2 bootloader to ubuntu partition mbr contains ...
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Is it possible for Ubuntu to talk to a Windows 7 Homegroup?

I suspect not, but I'm curious, after tearing my hair out over trying to get a printer to work over the network(Ubuntu to Win7) and the problem being simply that it was being shared over Homegroup, ...
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Safely close virtualbox machine on host reboot

I'm running Windows 7 inside Virtualbox on Ubuntu 11.10. Everything works fine. I'm running it at startup, but I have a problem with rebooting. When I type sudo reboot now the state of the virtual ...
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How do I edit GRUB menu [duplicate]

I have a dual boot on my computer of Windows 7 and Xubuntu 12.10. The Linux boot is 1st and the Windows 2nd. I would like to reverse the boot order in the GRUB menu. I need to know the steps to go ...
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How do i share my files from windows 7 to Ubuntu?

I just Downloaded Ubuntu to my laptop and I noticed that my files like music and pictures aren't here. How can I get them from my Windows 7 part of my computer to the Ubuntu part? Please make it ...
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How can I stop windows from always booting first?

I tried to make a dual boot setup on my computer. Already had windows 7 installed on one hard drive, then tried to install ubuntu on part of another hard drive. When i turn my computer on windows7 ...
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How do I make Windows 7 the default OS instead of ubuntu?

I was following this guide: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/set-windows-as-default-os-when-dual-booting-ubuntu/ in order to make windows the default os when I boot the computer but the problem ...
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Ubuntu hangs at purple screen

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 today. After the reboot I selected Ubuntu and it kept hanging at the purple screen. No error message was shown. The liveCD went fine and the installation was successful. I ...