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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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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 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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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 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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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 remotely connect to a windows XP virtual machine

I'm running Windows XP on a virtual machine (Orace VirtualBox 4.0.8) on a home server and I want to be able to connect to it from outside the network. I have the domain thanks to dyndns.com which ...
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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 can I reset my Windows XP password using a LiveCD?

My mom's ancient Winbook laptop, using Windows XP Professional, was also hooked up to a wireless keyboard and mouse. Unfortunately, this caused it to only accept the account password at the login ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after installing Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Recently I reinstalled Windows XP on my laptop which also have Ubuntu 9.10 installed, but after ...
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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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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 to do I connect a VMWare guest to the internet?

I use WinXP on VMware inside Ubuntu 12.04. Need connect VMware XP box to internet with some reliable algorithm through Host-only, NAT, or with Bridged connection. Please suggest me any right way ...
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Help me install guest additions on Ubuntu 11.04

I'm having problems installing guest additions on a Ubuntu 11.04 guest os. The host os is Windows XP pro On the host os (Windows XP), I also have another guest os Ubuntu 10.04, and I have had no ...
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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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VirtualBox with Windows XP - Am I vulnerable browsing?

I use Chrome browser in XP to prepare Powerpoint presentations in Office 2007 for University. LibreOffice is less than satisfactory at my University. Am I safe surfing Net in Chrome on XP in ...
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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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Will VirtualBox recognise a USB device if Ubuntu doesn't recognise

I am running Windows XP as a virtual machine through VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10. I have some USB devices (namely a video grabber & Android phone) that aren't recognised by Ubuntu. Will they be ...
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Can I use ubuntu to recover files from an old system

I wondered if it was possible to download ubuntu and create a bootable cd which I can then take to an old system, which isn't booting properly in windows xp and run ubuntu to again access to data on ...
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Unable to mount XP share: Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

I'm failing with mounting XP share, receiving message: ... mount error(110): Connection timed out Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) When I try to list ...
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How can I install 12.04 LTS on a non-PAE machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot install due to the error “Kernel requires features not present on the CPU: PAE” The other day I started trying out Ubuntu on an ageing Samsung Q30 ...
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I can't even make a CD of 12.04

I have an old Dell tower that is 13 years old. It has XP Home on it. I have never worked with anything but Windows systems. So I'm basically a total greenie A CD is just under 700 MB. I used the ...
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How to do the windows equivalent of “format C:”?

Bought a second hand laptop with no OS. Installed Ubuntu and have been running it now for about a year without any problems. Now need to use more windows applications (childrens educational ...
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How to install on a netbook without a CDROM?

I have an ASUS Eee PC 901 that came with Windows XP installed on it. Does anyone know how to install Ubuntu on it? Also does anyone know if Ubuntu would work on it? Would it recognize the webcam, ...
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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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where can I find the official virtual box for ubuntu 13.10?

where can I find the official virtual box for ubuntu 13.10? I would like to run windows XP on it as the application I want to run needs .net 2.0
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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 view Windows PC connected to LAN?

In my LAN, there are 4 PCS. My PC is Ubuntu, others are Windows XP SP2. To share files between us, I installed Samba. In the network places, i can see others PC as well as mine. But when i click on ...
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Windows XP and 10.10 Maverick sharing?

My brother has Windows xp on his laptop and I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and samba is also installed on mine and when I connect my laptop with a desktop running Ubuntu, I am able to see and access ...
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Permissions fail to change, even using sudo nautilus

I've read a lot of threads here but still can't seem to make this work: I'm trying to share various folders (any folders whatsoever) on HDDs other than "File System" over the LAN using fresh install ...
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Problem with Ubuntu installation alongside WindowsXP

I tried to install Ubuntu on my WindowsXP machine as a second OS. I do not get the option "Install Ubuntu alongside them" when I go through the guided installation process from the Live-CD. Any idea ...
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Missing Windows XP in boot selection

I'm actually having problems to boot back to my windows XP after setting the Ubuntu as default.I was using Ubuntu Startup Manager to change the default boot and also Windows XP setting on startup ...
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is there a way to specify the “UbuntuOne” folder in windows?

Installed the beta Ubuntu One on XP, for some reason the "UbunuOne" folder was not created, instead my shared folder is the root of C:\ drive. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but no change. Can ...
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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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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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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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Can I get the Firefox 4 button icons from Windows XP to display in Ubuntu?

The Firefox 4 icons that display in Windows XP (e.g., back button, refresh button, home button) are really nice. Is there a way to get these icons and use them in my Ubuntu Firefox 4 installation? ...
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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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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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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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How can I completely replace Windows XP by installing Ubuntu over it?

System specs: 80GB HDD 2GB RAM.
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 13.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side with Windows XP and then installed Kubuntu 13.04 , both installation took place using USB flash drive. I now want to uninstall Ubuntu and keep Kubuntu along ...
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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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How can I fix my dual-boot machine that now fails to load Windows?

My start-up process: Start computer loads bios loads grub- now i can essentially make two choices load Ubuntu or load windows xp I choose to load Ubuntu and everything is fine I choose to load ...
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How do I make Ubuntu look like Windows 98 or XP?

After Using LPS OS and feeling its very fast and simple.I got interested in transforming ubuntu into this kind of desktop feeling but I cannot find any article or tutorial on the Internet about it. ...
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How to safely remove Ubuntu 12.04 from a dual-boot installation with Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have an Acer Netbook with Windows XP on it. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 (actually upgraded from 10.?? to 11.04 to 11.10 ...
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Ubuntu to XP remote desktop connection

I'm trying to remote desktop connect to my windows XP laptop from my Ubuntu machine. I am using Remmina Desktop Client. Both the computers in question are at home and both are on the same wireless ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 11.10 on an Acer travelmate 240

So far I have downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and created both a stick and a dvd, but I cant get the system (acer travelmate 240) to boot from either. Of course I have changed the system bootmenu to do so. ...
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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, ...