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How to uninstall Windows from a Dual Boot system?

I installed Ubuntu in the dual-boot configuration so that I can still boot up in Windows. But I just want to get Windows off of the machine. Anyone know how to do this without having to go through ...
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How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest?

I have installed virtualbox-ose on ubuntu 11.04 and windows XP pro as the virtual machine. Now I want to have a shared folder which can be accessed on both, the virtual machine, and my XP guest ...
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How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine?

I have run out of space on my WinXP virtual machine, which I only gave 10 GB space for when I created it. Is there an easy way to increase it to, say, 20 GB? I can't see any obvious option in ...
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Dual booting Windows and Ubuntu

My laptop has 500gb hard disk in which for 250gb I installed Windows xp on C drive(primary partition). I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 in the remaing hard drive with dual boot option. When I am going ...
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How do I use Unetbootin to make a bootable Windows USB installer?

it says missing bootmngr or something like that. I'm on ubuntu 12.04 or whatever, the newest one using the gparted to format to NTSC and then unetbootin to install the bootloader, and the iso, then ...
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How to install Windows XP from Ubuntu via USB

I need to install Windows XP on my machine that currently runs Ubuntu 10.10. I have a slipstreamed ISO for XP and only a USB to boot from. I do not have access to another Windows machine, and my ...
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apt-get update stuck on “Waiting for Headers” when using Windows XP ICS

I'm setting up a Maverick server on a spare PC. The install completes fine and the system boots up into the shell. However, when I try to do a apt-get update , apt hangs on almost every entry with the ...
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How do I install Ubuntu and Windows on separate hard drives?

I just re-built my desktop. I have a brand new 2TB drive and I'm also re-using a 250GB drive with Windows XP installed. The problem is that the XP drive has a virus that was causing the computer ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows XP boot.ini file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to boot Ubuntu using the Windows bootloader? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 2 on a partition separate partition from Windows and was wanting to know ...
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How do I delete Windows after an Ubuntu install?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to my Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP installed. I now have a neat dual-boot system, but I want to get rid of the XP OS and keep Ubuntu as my only OS. How do I do ...
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Virtual Box Won't Accept .ISO To Install OS

I am trying to install a Virtual Machine, and every time I select the installation media I get this error: Failed to open the CD/DVD image /home/jesse/Documents/Microsoft Windows Distribution ISO ...
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How to install Side by Side Boot on Windows XP

I have looked at other questions but none seem to help my problem. I am trying to install the latest version of Ubuntu off a USB Stick Side by Side with Windows XP. I have it booted up but when I get ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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VirtualBox host: Ubuntu vs. Windows XP

In order to lengthen the lifespan of my machine I am replacing the weakest link, the hard drive and installing a new OS. I had planned on using xp pro as my virtualbox host and ubuntu as guest. ...
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How to access Ubuntu Files from Windows on a dual-boot machine

I am running a dual-boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.04. Ubuntu has Open Office as part of the install. Occasionally, when using XP, I need to work on a spreadsheet or other Open Office document ...
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Grub cannot boot after resizing windows XP (NTFS) partition. What is to be done? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Repair Grub while dual booting ( win7 / ubuntu 11.10) I had installed Lubuntu on a PC with Windows XP and used dual boot for some time with no problems. Since I ...
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pae kernel required for my cpu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install 12.04 on a non-PAE CPU? (error “Kernel requires features not present on the CPU: PAE”) Virtualbox install 12.04 guest: “pae not ...
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How to create Windows XP LiveUSB using Ubuntu to replace it

I am using an Acer Aspire One netbook with no CD-disk drive, and would like to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and install Windows XP in its place. The problem here is that I can't seem to find a program ...
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Best way to access a Windows-XP virtual machine

I have set up a virtual machine running windows XP (as guest) on an Ubuntu 11.04/64bit machine. The virtual host is using qemu-kvm. Accessing the virtual windows using virt-manager is possible, but ...
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How to setup a local network over the CAT5 cable?

I use Wifi to connect to the internet, and want to interconnect the two machines I am using so that it is easy to transfer files I can copy from one machine and use the same buffer on another ...
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Triple boot vista xp ubuntu

My partition table is pretty messed up from install/uninstall os and what I want to do now is to clear that and have vista/xp/ubuntu 12.04 on the same hard drive. I have create a new partition for xp ...
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Ubuntu 12.4 and XP on Seperate Drives, Dual Boot, How?

I have 2 different SATA drives in my PC, a 160GB and a 200GB. I'm unsure how to do this, and have a choice between them when I boot, any ideas? Is there a guide out there for this? I installed XP on ...
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Switching OS from Ubuntu to XP?

I originally had Windows XP on my computer. Then I decided to download Ubuntu 12.04. I didn't use any CDs or USBs or anything. I did not know that in doing so I wouldn't have access to any of my ...
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How to fix GRUB default booting Windows XP instead of Ubuntu?

I've been reading a lot the last 2 weeks, but never found a working solution for my dual boot system. Tried boot manager, this solves the automatic time setting. Tried editing grub cfg by hand, ...
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Installing ubuntu onto my 13 year old PC

I have a Windows XP Dell, from like 2000. I'm trying to completely install Ubuntu onto it, not run it from a CD, or USB. I want it to erase everything, now I tried the windows installer and it said I ...
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When I boot I do not get asked which OS I want

I just installed Wubi on my computer which is running Windows XP. Everything went exactly like the official guide said it should, and I was told the installation was complete and to restart my ...
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Migrating to full Ubuntu after dual installation on WinXP

I previously ran 12.04 alongside WinXP to see how it performed on my mom's older laptop. i also migrated her email to Thunderbird. If I now convert from dual WinXP/Ubuntu to only run Ubuntu will ...
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How to access files on Ubuntu partion from Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to read ext4 and btrfs partitions in Windows? I've installed Ubuntu using the Wubi. Now I've Windows XP SP3 and Ubuntu running on the same machine. I want to access ...
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Can't boot XP only Ubuntu

I have used Windows XP for years. I partitioned my HD with 300 GB for XP and 1 TB for Ubuntu. I installed v.14.04 successfully. When booting I get a menu choice defaulting to Ubuntu and then XP. ...
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How do I replace Windows XP with Lubuntu?

I am rather a noob and have never installed anything before, but I would really like to completely replace my Windows XP with Lubuntu. I have saved all my photos and music already so that is sorted. ...
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Can't boot Windows XP after installing Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP, and I played with it for a like an hour. When I wanted to go back to Windows, I chose the Windows option in the GRUB screen. It just gives a black ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows XP [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my son's PC. Then I bought a copy of Windows XP and tried to install it, replacing one OS for another. I have followed the advice given in many other similar questions ...
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My Facebook doesn't work on Ubuntu 10.10 but works on Windows XP

I have both operating systems installed on my PC, but Facebook only works on XP. I have tried Firefox and Chromium, but it works the first time, but after I log in it doesn't work, and can only open ...
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I'm curious about installing Windows XP after installing Ubuntu

So, I installed and have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for a bout a year and a half now, and I am quite happy with it. My only problem is that a lot of games are not supported. I would use WINE for ...
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How do I remove XP without disturbing Lubuntu?

I have a dual booted Windows XP and Lubuntu. I have downloaded Lubuntu through WUBI. In order to speed the computer up, I have decided to remove XP. The thing is, I don't want to disturb Lubuntu ...
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Installing Ubuntu on another Hard Drive Disk (F:)

I want to install Ubuntu side by side on my Windows XP.But instead of placing it on HDD C: drive, i want to place it on a slave HDD (which would be drive F:).I already tested on a virtual machine in ...
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How can I share files between Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04?

I am new to Ubuntu, trying to share files between OS's dual boot XP, Ubuntu 12.04. Are there programs to load on each OS to do this?
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VirtualBox: Why are some USB devices disabled?

Overview: My Host OS is Ubuntu 10.10 and guest OS is WinXP on the VirtualBox version downloaded from Oracle including "VirtualBox 4.0 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack" so that USB passthrough ...
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How can I protect my data when lending my computer to someone?

I'm going to lend an old PC with dual boot (Ubuntu and Win XP) to a friend for few days. Ubuntu contains a lot of data that I want to keep confidential. I have protected my session with a strong ...
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Installation problems while using VirtualBox on Windows XP [duplicate]

I'm running Windows XP. I've been trying to load Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. After first restart, it displays the message: please remove installation media and close the try (if any) then press ...
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What Ubuntu for Windows XP [duplicate]

I have Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 3 and want to install a newer version of Ubuntu. I have a Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM Which Ubuntu should I install?
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GParted shows “unallocated” on my sda drive (parallel boot with Win XP)

This question is similar to others, but none of the answers was conclusive for my case. I have Windows XP installed on my laptop by default and later on I installed ubuntu 10.10. Grub2 is my ...
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Bootable ISO Disk doesn't work on Acer 1362 laptop

I have a 9-y/o Acer 1362LCi laptop that I want to convert to a Linux machine,since it is no longer useful as a windows machine. i made an iso dvd that is bootable from a win7 desktop, but it hangs ...
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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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Mounting Samba Shares at boot/login and using script

I have a Server running on desktop, since my aunt that lives with me is taking classes for MS office it is currently booting XP, so i have setup sharing of all my drives so i can access my files but ...
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Use Ubuntu graphical desktop without monitor at boot

I have two computers: one running Windows XP and one running Ubuntu 12.04. They are connected to my monitor via a VGA switchbox. What I would like to do is be able to boot Ubuntu without a monitor, ...
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How can I use Ubuntu to rescue files from an NTFS drive?

I reinstalled windows on the laptop of my daughter. Before doing this we made a copy of her music, pictures and so on on an external drive which was formatted in NTFS. Unfortunately, the folder we ...
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Remove Windows partition

I loaded Lubuntu on a partition of my Windows XP & am ready to remove Windows and any unnecessary partitions but how do I do that? This is what my partitions look like now: Device Boot ...
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I need to know how to boot ubuntu on an existing Windows XP partition

I have an old PC running on Windows XP. When I got it, I partitioned the hard drive. I need to know how to install Ubuntu on That particular partition, since I have almost no space on my other ...