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Migrating from Windows XP to Ubuntu

I have a 5 year old notebook computer. It uses Windows XP, and as you might know, this OS now has no support at all. It has a 1.60GHz, 0.98GB of RAM. What would you guys recommend me , in order for ...
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Boot repair enabled Ubuntu after multiple attempts but not XP

First two link numbers are 7229750 and 99, followed by... http://paste.ubuntu.com/7229810/ ...and finally... http://paste.ubuntu.com/7229947/ After several attempts (re above URLs) with boot ...
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How does a newbie install a Ubuntu dual boot on an computer with XP?

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) as a dual boot on my laptop which is running XP. I managed to create a bootable USB stick, and to boot the laptop from that. When offered the choice ...
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I changed to Ubuntu, lost my files. How do I get them back?

So as you guys will probably know, the support for Windows XP will be removed. I decided to change to Ubuntu and I already love it! However, I have found a major issue, and have lost all of my ...
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I only want to run Ubuntu - should I partition my hard drive before I install Ubuntu?

I have an old desktop that runs XP. Since I do use this computer on an internet connected network, I feel it's best to replace that soon-to-be no longer supported version of Microsoft and look forward ...
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how to install ubuntu on a computer without opening Windows xp, I inherited it without password. if not possible, what other solution [duplicate]

I want to format the disk and install ubuntu. I cannot enter in xp. Got it from my dad who is dead, so no xp disk and no pass word. Thanks
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Xp to Ubuntu issues

I have an XP computer, and I am trying to setup a dual boot configuration with Ubuntu. I copied the wubi.exe to a flashdrive and copied it into a separate partition. It took several hours to install, ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on computers and sell them? [duplicate]

I want to sell second hand computers, I buy them cheap, upgrade them with parts from broken computers I get free and then sell them for a profit (not much, about 20-30 € profit). Now, I used to ...
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If I install Ubuntu as a dual boot, and then afterwards want to use Ubuntu as a single boot, will I lose my programs, data and files?

I want to retain my files, programs and data from Windows XP. I prefer to do a clean boot, but I do not want to lose my programs, files and data. Many of my programs were downloaded and I may not have ...
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confguration incorrect while trying to install ubuntu

I am trying to run ubuntu 12.04LTS off of a pc I found off the side of the road pentium 4 3.00ghz 512mb ram 128mb gpu 20gb hdd Problem is when I place my cd inside and press f11 to access boot menu, ...
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Migration from XP to Ubuntu

I have an older Dell Inspiron. I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The originally OS is Win XP and right now both OS are running on the PC alongside each other, with XP as the default ...
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Windows XP VM or Windows 7 VM?

I've got an HP laptop with 750 GB ROM,4 GB RAM,a dual-core processor with 2.4 GHz and it's running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use VirtualBox to make a Windows XP/7 Virtual Machine,but I don't know which ...
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Installing Ubuntu in pen drive without disturbing windows xp [duplicate]

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. Is it possible to install and run Ubuntu in pen drive or external hard disk without disturbing Windows XP on my laptop? I don't mind dual boot for running Ubuntu or ...
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youtube works with my xp but ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a self made computer amd pros gforce video card 6600gt running xp and my windows plays youtube fine but when I boot ubuntu it don't can anybody tell why
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Access Windows XP files from Ubuntu 12.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04, dual boot with Windows XP, and I would now like to access my Windows XP files from Ubuntu. How do I do so? My Ubuntu desktop menu does not have 'Applications', ...
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booting issues booting windows XP after installing ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my system, Windows XP won't boot any more. Ubuntu starts ok however. When starting Windows in the Grub menu, it give's an error: ERROR: UNKNOWN FILESYSTEM. GRUB ...
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2operating systems on same desktop? [duplicate]

"After your computer restarts, choose 'Ubuntu' from the boot menu." is it possible to choose between ubuntu and windows each time the desktop is started up ?
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How to unistall 13.10 on a dual boot XP machine [duplicate]

I am new to Linux in general. As I am sure is the case with many of the new converts, I have an old XP machine that is getting slow and about to be unsupported so I decided to test the waters. I ...
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Windows not in GRUB startup screen

I recently used Boot Repair to fix GRUB startup, but now when I start my computer, Windows XP, my old OS, doesn't apppear. It shows Ubuntu, Ubuntu (recovery mode), memory test and a second memory ...
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how to use modulo function to determine if the given year is a leap yaer or not in vi editor of linux

I am not able to run a program in vi-editor of Linux which is to determine whether the entered year is a leap year or not so I require necessary directions in order to execute my program. thank you
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Will Ubuntu installed using wubi be safe to use even after April 2014, after Windows XP's EOL? [closed]

I've a dual boot XP and Ubuntu 12.04, installed with Windows installer. Will Ubuntu be safe after april 2014?
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How to replace Windows XP with Ubuntu? [closed]

I have found out that they will be phasing out windows XP which I currently use. My brother recommended I switch to Ubuntu. Firstly, my computer itself is ancient, around 10 years old, will I be able ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I need to uninstall ubuntu but i cant find how to for my situation. I have ubuntu and windows xp both installed on my computer. However, the windows xp came preinstalled so i dont have the cd. I do ...
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install ubuntu 13.10 without losing data on d rive

i have 2 partition on my hdd one is having windows xp and other is having my personal data ( D ) i want to install ubuntu in d drive without loosing my personal data. i also have 10 gb free space on ...
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How to connect to a shared folder in windows xp?

Alright, so I am trying to access a shared folder on Windows XP (on another computer). Both are connected to the Internet and on the same network. They run in Windows Virtual machines (that came with ...
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How to delete Windows XP and integrate its partition to Ubuntu?

I currently have my machine partitioned with Windows 7 & XP; and since XP will soon no longer be officially supported I want to replace that partition with Ubuntu. However I also already have an ...
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Error When Install Ubuntu on Virtual Box [duplicate]

I`m wanting to install Ubuntu 13.10 on virtual machine(VirtualBox) but I got an error when I want to boot Ubuntu . . This Kernel reguires the following features not pasent on the CPU: pea Unable to ...
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windows xp dual-boot (wubi install) stopped working for ubuntu - gives “missing or corrupt system32\hal.dll” error

This was working fine for a year or three - something happened in the last month or so. I'm pretty sure that the missing hal.dll file isn't the actual problem - the file is there, and windows works ...
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want to install ubuntu and keep ms word

I have win xp sp3 and two HD partitions: C - 30GB - installed windows and applications - 11GB free D - 46GB - my documents - 34GB free I want to install ubuntu, but I'm rather confused what is the ...
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Can't find XP boot after Dual boot installation

The machine in question is offline and I may have 'hatchet jobbed' the 12.04 installation. Ubuntu seems fine so far (how would I know?) and the xp partition is verifiably intact. Somewhere I have ...
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Corrupted HD recovery, non-PAE machine

I was trying to fix a corrupt hard drive I was given information on trying to recover the files on a failed drive by getting ubuntu and looking around. My laptop is awaiting a new drive so I only ...
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DualBoot 32Win & 64Mac from Live USB +Persistance

So I have a 32 bit Live USB with persistance that I use to write code, cause that's just how I roll. I can boot it onto my school computers(32 bit Win) no problem, but obviously not my Mac (2007 iMac, ...
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Wubi fails to install Lubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Exception: Could not retrieve the required installation files That happens everytime Wubi is finished installing Lubuntu. I know there are questions like this, except I can't use a USB big enough ...
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PC not booting from Ubuntu live dvd

So finally I can enter my BIOS! So, I decided to boot through Ubuntu today and went into bios. I changed my boot device to CD/DVD, saved the settings (F10) and then it restarted or something. But, ...
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Ubuntu install freezes using every method on Windows XP

I'll list the information I know, but I'm not a programmer or computer whiz so if you need more please explain how I can obtain it for you. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio laptop, running ...
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How i remove windows xp and install ubuntu?

I have an old pc intel P4 2.6GHz 1Gb ram 80GbHDD.I want to remove windows xp professional and install ubuntu(i downloaded ubuntu 12.04.1).If it is possible i would like you to show me what to do step ...
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Which bit ubuntu os for me? [duplicate]

I have Windows xp sp3 and Kingston 2gb ram module. I don't know much difference between 32 bit os of ubuntu and the 64bit one. Which one should i download?
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How can I connect to wi-fi with this old laptop? [duplicate]

I recently got an old Dell Latitude-D610 laptop that was running Windows XP, I think, so I completely deleted XP and put Ubuntu on. Before I put Ubuntu on, the wi-fi was working just fine, but now it ...
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WinXP isnt on the boot screen

I tried to boot into Windows XP and noticed that it wasn't in the boot menu. Any suggestions on how to fix it?
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What does CPU#0 stuck mean?

I tried loading a live disk of Ubuntu 12.04 on my XP computer and it keeps repeating "CPU#0 stuck for x seconds." Can someone please help me?
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Windows doesn't boot after installing Ubuntu. Returns to Grub menu

I'm new to Ubuntu 12.04. I installed Windows XP (sp3) first, then Ubuntu alongside. Ubuntu boots well but when I choose Win XP from the boot menu it goes to a black screen and then returns to the boot ...
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Is it possible to install Linux as a secondary OS to fix the problems on Windows? [closed]

I have a Windows XP PC that has been totally blocked with a virus. It does boot, but once fully started it gets blocked, and nothing can be done. I tried to start my anti-virus, and other rescue ...
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Bring Windows XP to the last option instead of first option

Is there any way to install XP after installing Lubuntu 13.10 and bringing Ubuntu to the first position in the Grub menu as I am using XP only for my School Work and I am using Ubuntu for all my work. ...
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XP & Ubuntu out of order

libertie@lodewijk.de wrote: I have Windows XP running. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a ext hard disk. After installation restarting... and nothing works anymore. Ubuntu from the Live DVD or from ...
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What would be the most efficient version of Ubuntu to install that would outperform Windows XP in speed and overall efficiency?

What would be the leanest, most efficient version of Ubuntu to install (dual boot) on my Acer Aspire 1.6 AMD Turion with 1gb ddr2 memory) that would outperform it's dual boot companion, Windows XP in ...
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GRUB rescue shows up after reinstalling Ubuntu [duplicate]

After reinstalling ubuntu at startup GRUB rescue is shown with error: unknown filesystem. what am I supposed to do? I have had dual boot with winXP and now I cannot access even that.
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Replacement for XP

What is the best set-up to replace Windows XP on a .Samsung netbook? This would have to be done without using an optical drive (hence must be done using a thumb drive). Experience of computing is very ...
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I fixed grub error after ubuntu install with cd fix, but

I fixed grub error after ubuntu install with cd fix, but now I am only booting to xp. How do I get ubuntu to boot ?
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trying to install windows xp; bootmgr is missing [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04, and I wish to go back to windows XP. I have all the install files on a USB, but the only problem is when I go to install it, I get an error that says "bootmgr is ...
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Should I defragment my hard disk before installing using WUBI? [duplicate]

Is it advisable to defragment my hard disk before using WUBI? Is there any other precautions that I should take before using WUBI ? My os is windows XP-32 bit.