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I have installed Ubuntu, but want to re-install windows Vista [duplicate]

I have found my experience of Ubuntu too demanding, and want to re-install Windows Vista. However, the installation disc says I need NTFS. When I then click the reformat option, I get an Error Message ...
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Install Ubuntu on HP Pavilion (Vista SP2) dv6397ea [duplicate]

I have got a ten-year old HP Pavilion dv6397ea running under Vista SP2, Intel Core2 CPU-t7200 2.00ghz with 2G RAM. My video adapter model is NVidia GEForce GO 7400. I have got many hardware problems ...
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Setup Xrdp properly to login to the same Session in Linux Mint 17.1 (Ubuntu 14.04) from Windows (RDP))

This question has been asked before but most answers did not work for me. I have Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon,Mate and Xfce) installed I have installed xrdp and tightvnc from software manager I have ...
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i want to install ubuntu on my laptop with geforce 8200m g

i have a little problem , i want to install ubuntu but i need linux graphic card drivers for my graphic card (geforce 8200m g ) . I just want to know , if windows vista ( Buuuh Vista ) runs with linux ...
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How to install Ubuntu to Windows Vista with or without a usb?

I want to install the latest Ubuntu to my old Windows Vista but don't know which way to go about. I don't have a cd to do the live cd method but I do have a usb but I'm lost from there what should I ...
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Copy files from one partition to anoter

I have windows xp pc. I tried to install on it vista, and it went into a boot - loop. So I installed linux Ubuntu alongside vista and create a partition for the linux. How do I transfer files from the ...
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Transfer files from ubuntu to remote laptop vista with rdp

I am away from home on my laptop (vista) which connects to my ubuntu 12.04 desktop by RDP. I have files on my desktop I want to download to my laptop. Dropbox broke so I need to see if there is ...
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Dual boot upgrade [duplicate]

I asked: I have a dual-boot system with Windows Vista and Ubuntu 11.04. I'd like to upgrade the Ubuntu to 14.04 LTS. Can I do it? And how can I do it so that the Windows Vista partition remains ...
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Do Windows Vista programs work on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I purchased some old software that was made for Windows Vista. Will they work on Ubuntu? Will they work on Windows 7 or 8?
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How to migrate from Vista to Ubuntu

If I have a Widows (Vista) machine and I want to install Ubuntu and run both how do I do that? Advisable yes/no and why? I tried Ubuntu a great many years ago and would like to do so again but am not ...
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New Ubuntu versions on older Compaq Presario [duplicate]

Does latest versions of Ubuntu work on older computers like a Compaq Presario that was preinstalled with Windows Vista
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How to install along side vista [duplicate]

On a hp pavilion entertainment pc running windows vista have been unable to get it to boot from a usb drive.
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Failed installation of 14.04.01 LTS on upgrade from 12.04.01 LTS running on partition of Acer laptop with Windows Vista on separate partition

I've successfully run Ubuntu 12.04.01 on a partition on an older Acer laptop with Vista as the original OS, which still was accessible, until I, against my better judgment, acceded to the continual ...
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NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info' - still not solved!

Still same problem! Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 into Vista (amd64), landing at NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'. DL iso three times, md5 ok, and tried once as metalink (force-wubi). ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, computer shuts down after I click install, even after factory restore

I've got a four y/o Dell Inspiron 1440. Intel Core2 Duo CPU, 4-gig RAM, 32-bit. Tried a USB install. After the language screen, I tried clicking both install and check disk and, after a brief pause, ...
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Trouble replacing dying vista with ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to replace my hardly working vista with ubuntu. I downloaded the 32 bit ubuntu from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop I got it as a comressed file. I decompressed it using winrar. i ...
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Can I Install ubuntu 14.04LTS alongside Windows Vista? [duplicate]

Will Ubuntu 14 work alongside Windows Vista (on a PC), or do I need to choose Ubuntu 13 or 12 instead?
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Is it possible to turn the .ISO file into a .exe file?

I've downloaded Trusty (14.04) and it's an .iso file. I knew what I had to do, I got a thingy to mount the image (Slysoft to be precise) and mounted the .iso and up came the Ubuntu thing running ...
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how do you install Ubuntu 14.4.1 inside windows 7 or vista? [duplicate]

I keep getting this error message Ubuntu CD Boot Helper An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required installation files For more information, please see the log file: ...
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No Wireless Internet Connections Show Up!

Just got Ubuntu on another computer and I've never had this issue. On Windows Vista, (the operating system alongside Ubuntu) The internet works fine. But when I click on the icon in the top right, ...
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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 not boot any system after trying to install Ubuntu

I got a dell laptop (dell inspiron 1420) with windows vista by default. I wanted to install linux ubuntu on it: I burned the iso file to a 16GB flash memory I booted the laptop from this flash ...
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2 OS's at once on the same computer? [duplicate]

Is it possible to run Windows Vista on one hard drive and Ubuntu 14.04 on the other using the same computer?
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Dual boot problem; How to add Windows Vista on GRUB menu?

I have a Toshiba PSAARL - 03S004. I've installed my Window Vista on hard disk C, but there is no selection to boot into Window Vista on GRUB! I only can boot into Ubuntu server now! EDIT Result of ...
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I have just one big partition with windows loader in it… how to install Ubuntu alongside windows in that case?

I want to install Ubuntu on an old Windows Vista laptop. I need to maintain the Vista (yes, I know, it sucks), so I decided to create a partition alongside while installing it. But I don't know what ...
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ubuntu installation alongside vista to uninstall vista later [duplicate]

if I decide to install ubuntu alongside vista, in order to try it first, can I disintall vista afterwards?
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Ubuntu 14 desktop install failed and corrupted grub [duplicate]

Long story: Tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. 12 already installed. Dual boot system with Vista. Install failed. Now I cannot boot to either 14 or Vista. Grub rescue only prompt available. ...
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Ubuntu installation help wanted [duplicate]

I have an old laptop with 2GB of RAM and an old Intel processor running 2 versions of Vista, one of which won't load and says it requires the repair CD and the other has a partition called Recovery ...
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Grub2 and Windows 7 & Vista

I would like to triple boot... don't ask why ;-)... I have Ubuntu 13.10 and ghost copy of W7 and Vista installation. Would like to be able to boot all three OS from the same partition. The problem ...
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Ubuntu Only shows 2.7 gb of ram, I have 4 Gb!

Okay friends I am brand-spankin-new to Ubuntu, I duel booted it with windows vista 32 bit, in vista I Also only show 2.7 Gb through internet research i have concluded that that was because I had the ...
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Looking to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 with Vista (Vista installed first) on Toshiba Equium A210-1AS

First things first, I already have a partition to install Ubuntu on. The laptop is a Toshiba Equium A210-1AS with Vista and Windows 8.1. I want to take 8.1 off and install Ubuntu instead. I know how ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a blank dvd/cd/disk problems

I would like to install the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer alongside windows Vista. I downloaded the ISO file from the Ubuntu website. Then I formatted my empty / blank disc, and ...
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window vista 32 bit installation [duplicate]

I am a not a computer geek, so I probably think this is dumb questions.. I have a vista 32 bit and trying to install Ubuntu, When I run the file with iso player, it said that I need to reboot PC and ...
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which ubuntu instead of vista

I have a Dell Studio 1735 laptop which came with Windows Vista Home premium 32bit. I have been impressed today with a friends laptop running Ubuntu, am I able to run it on my laptop? Do I need to ...
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How do i revert back to windows vista from ubuntu 12.10 on a Packard Bell laptop [duplicate]

I bought the laptop on ebay and i dont have any discs for ubuntu or windows vista. The stickers on the laptop indicate the factory settings as having vista installed. Pressing Alt and F10 at startup ...
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How do I remove Windows Vista off my Ubuntu laptop? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed as a dual boot and I no longer want Windows Vista on my laptop. What is the easiest way to remove Vista from Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu live cd wont boot from OLD machine

i trying to install ubuntu 12.04.3 on a (not super old) old laptop. When i boot from the cd it just displays a black screen with a _ blinking at the top. I have installed ubuntu before but this has ...
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Can I install on Dell Studio 1535 laptop? [duplicate]

I have an old Dell Studio 1535 laptop running Vista. It runs like garbage. I'm thinking of purchasing a new laptop for most purposes, but thought I would repurpose the old one as a media ...
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Updating from 12.04 to 13.04

I had issues updating to 13.04 from 12.04, so I went for a clean install of 13.04. the installation process went smoothly, and Ubuntu prompted me to restart in order to complete the installation. When ...
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Can't boot Vista after installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Vista - after Boot-Repair [duplicate]

Have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows Vista. I was able to boot either for a while but now only Ubuntu - if I select Vista from menu it returns to the menu after failing to Boot. Have tried ...
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Resizing ubuntu partition [duplicate]

installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Vista SP2 from external drive. Output of fdisk -l at Ubuntu terminal as follow: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, ...
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Need to boot kernel

Ok, I have no idea what I'm doing, and I'm a total newbie with the Ubuntu kernel and grub and whatnot. Right now, I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on an external drive, and am trying to get it to boot on ...
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How to move my files from Windows Vista to Ubuntu as I have both on my pc and I want to remove vista?

I want to remove Windows Vista from my PC so I want to transfer all my files to Ubuntu, I haven't tried any thing yet, only want to know if there is a quick and easy way of doing it.
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problems with reinstalling windows vista [closed]

I want to dual boot (windows vista and Ubuntu) and i only have Ubuntu now, i also have an installation CD for windows vista, which i can start through PlayOnLinux. My problem is that it says the ...
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Can I install ubuntu over Vista on a laptop computer? [duplicate]

Can I install ubuntu OS over the Vista OS on a Compaq laptop. Are there any instructions out there for this???
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How I do View C Drive?

I Run 12.04 LTS on a HP Pavillion Notebook with 250GB GB HDD. I recently found an emutlaor and noticed something weird. I had a Z: Drive and C: Drive. The C: Drive is the same as it was in windows. My ...
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Can Windows boot from Ubuntu?

I am thinking about using two SSDs. Install each OS on one SSD. Then set the boot order to the Ubuntu one first. Then, is it possible to boot Windows from Ubuntu? This should be simple right? I will ...
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Can I use wubi if I have a UEFI motherboard and Windows Vista?

Am I safe if I am not using Windows 8? Also, I built the computer myself, it was not a computer pre-built with Windows 8.
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Purging Vista from Ubuntu that's partitioned; mechanism and how to

Im a recent convert to Ubuntu. When I installed Ubuntu, I did it alongside of existing Vista. (Before that, a friend partitioned my HD to make room). Im so satisfied with Ubuntu that I'm getting rid ...
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Run Ubuntu Alongside my current OS(Windows Vista) [duplicate]

I would like to run Ubuntu alongside my current OS. It is Windows Vista. Do I just download Ubuntu or do I have to do something special? Thanks.