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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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Installing in USB: “force” bootable USB, is it bad?

This is what I meant. I want to make sure that the C drive is not bootable and my USB is bootable by changing the settings in Windows. If you guys still don't know what I meant: I open the Computer ...
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Triple boot PC: Ubuntu/WinXP + Win7

I was looking around all sorts of forums along with Ubuntu forums, but haven't been able to find a thread with similar specifics to the ones in my case. I guess i could try following a slight ...
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How to share the wi-fi connection with guest OS on Vitualbox

I am running windows xp as guest OS. How does one share the wi-fi network with the guest OS. I am using a proxy to connect to the internet.
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Unbuntu 12.4 HDD files can't be seen by XP in external USB drive

Due to a powersupply malfunction I rescued the hard drive and placed it into an external USB storage box and plugged it into an XP professonal O/S computer to recover emails, music etc but XP cant see ...
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Replace Windows XP with linux (preferably Ubuntu)

I have an OLD Dell Inspiron laptop with a 1.60GHz Pentium, 500MB RAM and a 75GB hard drive. It has a CD read and write drive (will it even play an 800MB CD?), it does NOT have a DVD drive, it has 2 ...
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HP Compaq Mini 110 OS questions

Ok guys my Windows OS makes my netbook go terribly slow so I've though of changing to linux. The netbook: HP Compaq Mini 110 I've seen a lot of the other questions asked and I would like you to: ...
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Currently on Windows XP-want to boot Ubuntu from USB

I have downloaded the file from Ubuntu: ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso I have placed this file onto an SD card plugged into a USB 2.0 port. The instructions I have found from Ubuntu say, ...
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After Installing Win XP, could not able to load Ubuntu 14.04

My System was having Windows XP in C: drive, then I installed Ubuntu in F: Drive. Everything was going fine. But I re-installed Windows XP due to some reasons and I did take care of F: Drive where ...
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Inititial installation of ubuntu

Attempting to install on a pc with windows xp but don't can't find an install screen or a program to open the installation process
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Dual boot (Ubuntu and Windows XP) - Error: No such device XXXXXXX

I am completely newbie on Linux. Some years ago I installed Windows XP and Ubuntu on my notebook, in a same HD, properly partitioned. Today I reinstalled Windows XP, but now I got this error message ...
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What happened to my Windows XP drive

I'm updating my new server, during that update, I need to update my old Intel E5200, Dual Core, 2 GB, dual 250 GB drives, Windows XP Pro SP3. Tired of Microsoft I decided to explore Linux (Ubuntu 14). ...
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VirtualBox gives “FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted” error

I have VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.10 and some programs don't work on Wine, so I wanted to use a Windows XP SP3 ISO (for basic programs) and it gives me the error "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System ...
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Ubuntu vs Windows : Virus definition

Does Ubuntu gets a virus?? i think it doesn't but then if it doesn't then why so?? what separates Ubuntu and Windows that viruses can not be defined for Ubuntu??
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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Testdisk only detected 1 folder of 98 folders after I replaced Windows with Ubuntu

So it is not possible to recover the other 97 folders with all the files in it using only testdisk? Do I abandon this and start recovering with Photorec each of the 36000 files mising? The disk had a ...
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I can't Boot into Ubuntu after deleting windows partition

I started out just with Ubuntu on my computer in a 200GB partition. I wanted to install windows xp. I booted up into the xp installation disk and created a new partition for xp. After it was installed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso will not boot

I have an old XP laptop that I want to refresh by using Linux. Downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso and burnt onto DVD as an image, not just copied the iso file. Changed the boot order to boot ...
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virtualbox not recognising existing machine in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have install windows xp in Ubuntu host.I was working fine but suddenly when I restarted my computer virtualbox manager does not recognise my machine.I had reinstall,updated kernel and tried to ...
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Installing windows xp on ubuntu system [closed]

i got a dell inspiron 15R and the OS is Ubuntu. I want to install Windows, unfortunately it is not working. I tried different ways but no use. Error messages are bios are not supported, but i dont ...
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Instakk and Run Ubuntu on Win' XP 32bit

I Have a Win' Xp 32bit OS. I'd like to install on my current OS Ubuntu ,so I'll be able to execute Ubuntu from my Win' OS. Could you please provide me the proper download link ? Thanks in advanced
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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XP to 14.04 migration [duplicate]

my puter: 2.3 ghz sempron, 4 g ram, 500gb hd, nvidia 6100 nforce405 chipset/gt240 gc, win xp. I want to know if i can run 14.04 64 bit ubuntu.
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Have dual XP and Ubuntu. Want to uninstal and the reinstal XP and keep Ububtu [duplicate]

I have both systems right now. I have installed Ubuntu from CD. My XP is divided in two parts (system and local disc). I would like to uninstall XP and install it again fresh. There is no option to ...
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Tripple boot with Ubuntu, Installer doesn't recognize Windows XP

I am running a dual-boot system with Windows 7 on one hard disk and XP on another. I want to install Ubuntu on XP disk but the Ubuntu installer does not see either system. So I un-plugged my seven ...
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I can't open secured PDF in Ubuntu (open password), but can in Windows XP

I can open a certain PDF in Windows XP like any other, but I can't open the same PDF in Ubuntu because I get asked for "open password". In XP Foxit reader shows that the file is secured for all ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 on two separate HDDs

So got a new PC (Dell 3847) and swaped the 400w power supply from old system to replace 300 W one and picked up a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphix card. I would like to use the 1 TB HDD in my old PC ...
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Partition not found Grub Rescue [duplicate]

I had installed ubuntu on a different partition. When i deleted that partition, it also deleted my 3 logical drives and i am only left with C drive containing XP Professional and another drive D. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 won't boot correctly after a fresh instalation

Okay, due to some unfortunate events, I was left with 3 broken computers. Luckily, I was left with 2 dead hard drives and one working one. So I decided to just swap em' out and get a working computer ...
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I need help reverting an old laptop frrom ubuntu back to windows, please help [duplicate]

i have only ubuntu on this laptop from what i believe and i would like to get it back to windows if possible using a 16gb flash drive. any help is appreciated
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“Bootmgr is missing” - while trying to install windows xp [closed]

I've tried a lot of the answers suggested here on askubuntu.com but none of them seem to work, so I decided to ask my own question. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS and I'm trying ...
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GRUB2 - Boot streight to windows [duplicate]

I'm planning on installing lubuntu, duel booting with my windows xp, but i know that my family will have troubles with using GRUB boot loader, so, my question is, can i make GRUB boots streight to ...
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How do you uninstall Dualboot from Windows XP And Ubuntu 14.04

I just want to uninstall Ubuntu from my computer because it's really, really sluggish. I searched Google for answers, but I couldn't find the perfect solution. I want to uninstall Ubuntu without a Win ...
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mounting ntfs drive

I recently took an older XP laptop and installed 14.04. I wanted a dual boot machine since my son still has some games he likes in XP. Unfortunately, the power went out mid-installation. Now I am ...
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Unable to delete a file in Ubuntu 12.04

I have a undeleted file in windows xp.This is a file leftover after deleting google chrome and is present in C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User ...
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Can my hardware run Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have Club3D Geforce fx5200 and Intel (r) Celeron (r) 2.80ghz RAM 1G (Upgraded from 512mb) hdd 200gb, i can add more if i need. Do Ubuntu will work to me? My machine is running windows xp sp3. And i ...
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Importing shortkeys from windows

I want to install Ubuntu on my parents' PC to provide them a better performance of their old PC. Is there an easy way to import all the basic shortkeys they had in windows?
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Windows XP problems booting though GRUB

On my PC I've just installed Windows XP along Win 7, Lubuntu and Debian (Windows and Linux are on separate HDDs) after sorting out some boot issues I tried to load Windows though GRUB 2 (Debian ...
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How can I install Ubuntu from within Windows XP on an old PC with no CD reader nor USB port?

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and 13.10 but somewhy I always find a problem on my way. I have no CD reader and I can't find the way to make my PC recognize the USB ports as "bootable" ...
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Cannot access data on CD/DVD that has Windows XP data saved

I have two DVDs that I saved my Windows XP Home w/SP3 data ... applications on one DVD and the WinXP updates, fact sheets on the other. I saved this "data" when I switched to Linux in late April '14 ...
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How do you install Windows XP on a computer that has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed?

I had a PC with Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and I wanted to Install Windows XP on it. I installed it and then used boot-repair to repair the bootloader; I thought that I would get a screen asking ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu with xp?

This is probably a dupe, I know don't hurt me :p...but how do I dual boot ubuntu and xp but install windows xp after ubuntu? I can't exactly install xp first as I have a ton in my ubuntu install and ...
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Which installation type should I choose

I am trying to install Ubuntu for first time to try it. I have an empty 49GB partition created by xp when installed. I have got to intallation type and selected 'something else' I now have /dev/sda ...
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Replacing Windows XP completely to Ubuntu (booting issues)

I am trying to replace my old existing Windows XP(service pack 3) completely with Ubuntu latest desktop version over the last two days with no sucess due to the following: Created both a bootable ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Windows XP

I would like to install Ubuntu on an old laptop and run in dual boot mode with Windows XP. I cannot even get started. I have created a partition on the HDD. I have tried loading Ubuntu as .iso file ...
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cannot see windows XP os after re installing edubuntu 10.04 along side windows

Help me please! I tried to fix a problem by reinstalling edubuntu 10.04 from a live cd. I didnot partition manually. I selected " along side another operating system." After restarting no ...
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install 12.04 version of edubuntu

How can I change to edubuntu later version like 12.04 from existing edubuntu 10.04? my 10.04 version gives a message that gnome power manager not insatlled correctly.I cannot open my ubuntu os. My ...
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For old PCs, could we install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS even is in its end of life? [duplicate]

I have an old desktop PC Pentium 4 with 1 GB of RAM, and it really sucks with Windows XP or even with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and exactly when I want to watch videos or films, I ...
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Replacing win xp and nothing happened

I need help fast I have an old computer that was made around the year 2000 and it is a dell I got the 32 bit version and burned it to a DVD-r disc I tried to make sure it was in ISO format or ...
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How to use USB bluetooth dongle/internal bluetooth chip on a virtual windows xp machine on ubuntu 14.04

I am able to use my internal bluetooth chip on Ubuntu (obvious). But I can't use it in a virtual machine(Windows xp) installed with Virtualbox. I also have a USB bluetooth dongle. But the problem is ...