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Reinstall Windows Vista [on hold]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 so that I could remove the administrator password on my laptop since I forgot it. I was in "try Ubuntu" mode while trying to recover/reset the password, but I kept running ...
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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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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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wubildr.mbr error

My computer runs Vista Home Basic. I installed Ubuntu on a USB stick using the Pendrive Linux installer at their website. It installed successfully, but whenever I reboot the computer to switch to ...
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Removing windows from the same partition as ubuntu [duplicate]

Okay so i installed ubuntu with Wubi, and now ubuntu and windows vista is on the same partition?? I want to remove windows from the partition, or create a new partition and put ubuntu there and remove ...
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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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No Ubuntu loading option and installation alongside Windows Vista

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (from a bootable USB) alongside my Windows Vista Ultimate operating system. Everything during installation went smoothly and at the end I got the message that Ubuntu is ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu on crashed windows 7 x64 ISSUES

Hello and thanks for taking a look! I've downloaded 12.04 & 13.10 and tried to install both on my crashed computer. I get past the Ubuntu loading screen with the dots and to what looks like the ...
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After dual boot installation of 12.04 with VISTA, first got only Ubuntu, now only Windows

I never get the OS choice screen. After initial problem (booting directly into Ubuntu) I ran 'Boot-Repair', but it failed to correct the problem. Under 'Advanced Options' I tried different GRUB and ...
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Installation stuck at copying files after booting

Used windows installer to install Ubuntu in a Toshiba Qosmio F50, using windows Vista. After rebooting, Ubuntu installation started but got stuck at roughly around 70% as it mentions "Almost finished ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 in a system with Windows Vista?

I burned the ISO image of the Ubuntu Desktop Version 12.04 to a dvd. I tried boot the system from the optical drive system, after placing the Ubuntu dvd inside. But the systems doesn't seem to read ...
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Replacing Windows With Ubuntu

Let's assume i have 5 partitions say C,D,E,F,G and I have installed my Windows on the disk 'C' What happens if i Choose "Replace Windows with Ubuntu" during Ubuntu installation ? will it erase the ...
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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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Install Errors: “error processing linux-generic-pae” Plus, why is this editing Vista's config file on sda1?

So, I tried to install gimp and pinta image editors this afternoon and I encountered the following error message: installArchives() failed: Selecting previously unselected package cli-common ...
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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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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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Sharing external HDD from Ubuntu to Windows Vista

My first question over here. I am struggling with getting a share working properly. Please advise whether the logs and prints are viable and what else you may need. I have a pretty-much corrupted ...
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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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How do I backup (clone) a full hd to a specific partition on a bigger hd?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS and I am trying to recover files off a failing HD that is 400GB. The drive I am trying to copy to is 500 GB but I have Ubuntu installed on the same drive. See the ...
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Dual boot w/ Vista and Ubuntu 12.04, boots right into Ubuntu with no option for Vista

I don't even get the 'grub rescue' black screen. The Ubuntu installation went fine. Selected reboot. pulled the USB stick, everything looks as it should and then, no choices. Straight into Ubuntu. ...
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Can't boot Vista after installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Vista - after Boot-Repair

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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Installing Ubuntu in C drive of windows, delete files from other drives?

I have 5 partitions of which c: is the windows partition which has nothing but windows installed. Other drives contain important files. So will installing ubuntu on C: drive and replacing windows, ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu 13.04 with pre-installed windows vista but currently installed windows 8

So my computer has windows 8 currently installed on it but it also has windows vista pre-installed onto it. I have ubuntu 13.04 (raring ringtail) burned on a dvd and I want to install it on my ...
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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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What is this error i am getting when trying to dual boot ubuntu 12.04

what does this mean? How do I fix it? I really want to download Ubuntu over this stupid Windows Vista
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 boot from IDE 3.5" HDD connected by USB

Hello to the Ubuntu Community. I am what you could call a novice in computer programming, just starting to dabble with python, Java to develop android, and C++ for overall knowledge... I know ...
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After using Ubuntu installer for Windows, the monitor button enters a p

I ran the Ubuntu installer for Windows (Wubi) and now my fn+f4 button does not work in Windows anymore. This is the button that is usually the monitor switcher (primary, secondary, mirror). This now ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Compaq CQ5110F PC Desktop w/ Windows Vista Home Premium

I have an old desktop computer that currently runs fine with Windows Vista. I would like to move over to Ubuntu but do not know if it is possible. Here are the specs: Compaq CQ5110F PC Processor: ...
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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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Help please? Ubuntu error/ Conversion to computer factory settings

I bought a Toshiba refurbished and it had Ubuntu originally installed. After a while it froze and then when I restarted the Toshiba with Ubuntu on it, it continuously tells me that it's loading to ...
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Laptop won't boot at all [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 5 year old Acer aspire laptop with vista 32bit on it. I updated everthing with "software installer". Downloaded some recommended apps like the youtube app and some ...
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Should I install ubuntu on USB instead of HDD dual-boot?

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed as dual-boot OS on top of Vista on my laptop. Hacked the grub settings to default to Vista (instead of the default Ubuntu -- pain) on startup, and all was OK for ...
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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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Ubuntu freeze in busy box when installing on Windows Vista

I am trying to install Ubuntu to recover any data from my computer, since Windows Vista has crashed beyond repair (When trying to repair, screen goes black after first splash screen). Downloaded the ...
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Steps to install Ubuntu on Acer Extensa 5630 with Windows Vista?

I have an Acer Extensa running Windows Vista. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit to my Acer Aspire V5. I have the file on the computer and I can click it, and it shows the install files for the ...
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Unable to install 12.04 on Vista

While installing 12.04 LTS from a flash drive I get the following error: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_info' I checked the log and the details are as follows: 06-01 22:58 DEBUG TaskList: ...
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How to Make Ubuntu look like Windows Vista?

Well for Starters, I do know that this sounds weird to want it to look like vista and not windows 7, but I just don't like how win7 looks, that's just me, you can not change me. I have searched on ...
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Unable to mount Iomega HDD

Need help to read files off of an external hard drive. Unable to mount Iomega HDD Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/justin/Iomega HDD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How to copy recovered files in testdisk to a USB? [duplicate]

I used testdisk to recover files and folders lost after Ubuntu 12.10 installation over Win Vista Now I need to copy some of these files and folders to a USB attached, I am now runing through a live ...
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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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Formatting C:/ in Windows while ubuntu is installed in D:/

I had installed Ubuntu 11.10 through wubi installer in Windows Vista in D:\ a few months ago. I am able to dual boot to anyone OS. But, now I have a problem with the Windows so I want to format my C:\ ...