Microsoft's Windows operating system(s). Questions with this tag should relate to Ubuntu to be on-topic for this site. If your issue is with a specific version of Windows, please check windows-8, windows-7, etc.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
56 views

How to get Linux drivers for my (unsupported) hardware?

I recently bought a new keyboard with several special functions. These include key lights, macro keys, profiles, and some multimedia keys. However, the driver for the keyboard is only for windows, and ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

WIn7 & Ubuntu fail, replaced RAM, now error no. 5 while installing ubuntu, XP install fails & win 7 BSODs

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, everything was fine, but recently something went wrong, both the os began to hang, then the system was completely dead. I had to change the ram / ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

How to Correctly Set up Dual Boot windows 7 and ubuntu on 120Gb SSD drive with UEFI

For as long as i have had my Alienware M17xr4 Laptop i've been trying to set up dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 in UEFI mode.. I have a 120 SSD Drive partitioned to 80GB for the Windows 7, ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Delete Ubuntu from dual boot Windows 8.1 in GPT disk [duplicate]

I'm using Windows dual booting with Ubuntu. I have uninstalled, and at that time my disk was formated as MBR. After deleting all partitions of Ubuntu I choose to rebuild the MBR in my disk. That way ...
-1
votes
2answers
22 views

facing problems at ubuntu partitioning while installing 32-bit Ubuntu alongside a 32-bit windows 8.1

I'm new to Linux like i have used live Ubuntu but now i'm wishing to install it but the problem is when i approach at partition manager of Ubuntu it only shows my windows 8.1 installation dish and all ...
-1
votes
1answer
26 views

Linux Problem When trying install windows again

I'm aware this is for Ubuntu support I'm sure. But I need help. I have Elementary OS installed on one two of my laptops, and one of which i would like to re install windows 8.1 but when trying to do ...
0
votes
2answers
27 views

How to Uninstall Ubuntu Linux from Secondary Drive?

this question might seem pretty basic and straightforward but I wanted to make I do it properly without data loss. I have two drives. My primary being windows 8. My secondary is partitioned with one ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Can't run ROBLOX on Wine because of winemenubuilder.exe not found

I am trying to start ROBLOX on Wine 1.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 and whenever I try to start ROBLOX, I get this wine: cannot find L"C:\windows\system32\winemenubuilder.exe" err:wineboot:ProcessRunKeys ...
-4
votes
1answer
81 views

How do I run a windows exe on ubuntu natively?

I'm making an exe file that I want to be able to have run on both linux and windows, but I don't want the exe to have to run in grub. I need it to be an exe as I need it to have basically the same ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

GRUB UEFI windows boot fail

I've read about this, but still can't figure out my problem. I've got a new laptop with windows 8 preinstalled. First thing I did was installing ubuntu, then GRUB, as I always did. Now I can boot ...
1
vote
5answers
383 views

How do I add this extra partition to my installed Ubuntu system?

I started installing Ubuntu by watching a video tutorial about doing a disk partition installation, for that, inside windows' 7 own disk partitioning tool. After a defrag I cut 100gb that I pretended ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Installing Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Hi I had Ubuntu for some time now, for new purposes of experience, but I can't find myself to enjoy it any more, so I purchased Windows 8.1 and can't install over Ubuntu can someone please help me!!! ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Pulling files from a Windows NTFS partition into Ubuntu

I'm a first time Ubuntu user. I'm on Ubuntu because I've wanted to migrate to a more stable OS for some time but have never had the impetus to jump that hurdle. However, I was away from home for 3 ...
0
votes
2answers
52 views

Need to create NTFS partition on my hard drive but mount point “/” is stopping me

Okay, im not very good with computers. I got ubuntu a few weeks ago, after having windows which was becoming rubbish so i deleted it. Since then, ive found it hard to get around using some programmes ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

How can I transfer Thunderbird profile from Windows XP? [duplicate]

I've saved the profile on a flash drive by using the Import/Export feature of the Windows Thunderbird. However, the Thunderbird in Ubuntu seems to be a reduced version of the Windows one. In the ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

Windows install not bootable from USB [duplicate]

I have a W7 install .iso file. I tried to set up the bootable USB by simply copying the files in the .iso on the USB and the other approach was to use winusb. When booting the computer the boot menu ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

reinstalling Windows 7 [closed]

I completely wiped Windows 7 off my machine to single boot ubuntu. I want to go back to dual boot. I have gparted, formatted, and tried to run the installation from bios/uefi chosen both usb and ...
1
vote
3answers
53 views

dual booting problem with ubuntu and windows

I have installed ubuntu on computer having already windows 8 but now it is not showing windows option.Whenever I am starting my computer it is directly starting ubuntu.What should I do? previouly I ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

Will the Ubuntu replace my Windows?

I'm going to install Ubuntu with Windows installer. If I choose C:\ for the drive installation, will the Ubuntu replace my windows? I installed my Windows on drive C:\. Thank you...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Do I need to create a ntfs partition for Windows running in a virtual machine?

I plan to install 14.04 on my laptop,and then install Windows 8.1 inside a virtual machine (not yet decide which software for virtual machine). When I install 14.04, do I need to create some ntfs ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

Dual-boot problems with Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a beginner with Linux and I had a bad inspiration to try a quick Ubuntu installation without reading properly about it first. I found a tutorial and have installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Gateway ...
4
votes
4answers
17k views

How to browse windows network in ubuntu 13.10?

While trying to access a Windows network it shows: Unable to access location, Failed to retrieve share list from server, No such file or directory How to solve this, and connect with Windows ...
3
votes
3answers
7k views

Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 + Invalid EFI file path + Boot repair + Grub many entries

I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS. When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Virtual Machine Manager - Windows sharing internet with Ubuntu

Good morning, I have installed Virtual Machine Manager onto my Ubuntu setup and installed Windows. Now the whole install went get and installed without a problem... except that I have no internet. ...
0
votes
4answers
434 views

No dual boot menu

I formatted all of my disk and installed Ubuntu on my computer. I immediately partitioned, from an Ubuntu live CD, my hard drive, creating an NTFS partition for for Windows. After successfully doing ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation error from wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS via wubi on windows 7 system. after downloading is complete, in the end I am recieving the error. 09-18 15:06 ERROR root: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Replace Windows+Ubuntu(installed with Wubi) with Ubuntu 14.04

I currently have Windows 8 installed on my machine. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a couple of years ago using Wubi and eventually just started using Ubuntu. A couple of weeks ago, I learned that Windows on ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Reinstall Windows

I replaced Windows with Ubuntu instead of dual boot ubuntu long time ago, and I want to reinstall Windows now. The problem is, I don't have a right partition for Windows to be installed. I also don't ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Ubuntu will not install on my Windows 7

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop w/windows 7 64 bit / 3gb's Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU. I downloaded newest edition of Ubuntu installed it as a dual boot beside windows 7. I selected the auto on ...
-1
votes
1answer
69 views

Want Ubuntu and Windows both on My Laptop

Some days ago i used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 2 weeks and loves it. On that time i had completely install Ubuntu on my laptop. Now the problem is i also has to developed .Net applications. So i need both ...
0
votes
2answers
25 views

Is it possible that running Ubuntu on my Windows computer from a USB stick could cause damage to my computer?

I was just wondering - can any harm come to my computer from running Ubuntu from a USB stick? Obviously this excludes things like an infected Ubuntu installation or trojans hidden on the USB. Assuming ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

How do I access the 3D settings in Ubuntu?

By searching online, I figured that the NVIDIA X server is the closest thing that I can get to a NVIDIA control panel. I installed it, and the only options I see is Application Profiles and ...
-1
votes
1answer
32 views

What happens with the case sensitive directories and files in an NTFS partition under Windows?

I use Ubuntu since 1,5 years. I upgraded my computer so that's the time for backup, fresh install, etc. I will make a dual boot system, so here is my problem: I have some (i don't know exactly how ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Use Remmina to RDP into home Remote Desktop Gateway Server

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 running at home which is hosting "Anywhere Access" and acting as a Remote Desktop Gateway Server. I have tried using Remmina to RDP into this gateway but I can't seem to ...
-1
votes
1answer
56 views

I have Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed on a computer I bought, and I want Windows 8.1. I'm a complete noob [closed]

how do I install Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu? I already have a Windows 8.1 ISO. If you leave steps/a tutorial as an answer, please make it so even a 5 year-old could follow it. Thanks!
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How to prevent windows pop-up at the insertion of a removable device? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and I'd like to get rid of a little annoyance in the system. Basically every time that I insert a new device (mostly the multi-partitioned external Hard Disk), Ubuntu ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

Chown-ed windows partition

I need some help, if you could have a look. I have a laptop dualbooting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I was trying to share some files on my home network, both from my external hard drive, and from ...
-1
votes
4answers
88 views

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??
1
vote
1answer
34 views

WIndows 8 partition became unbootable - Help? [duplicate]

My Windows 8 partition suddenly became UNBOOTABLE (this is the main difference with the other threads on the subject). I was working on a report when the screen became black (I could just move the ...
0
votes
2answers
32 views

How to replace Ubuntu host with Windows 7 installed in a virtual machine?

I have installed Windows 7 Using VirtualBox in Ubuntu. I want my primary Operating system as Windows 7. Please guide me how to uninstall/delete Ubuntu
-2
votes
2answers
66 views

How to create a driver-pack solution? [closed]

How can I create driver-pack solution compatible with windows & linux? I've created a driver-pack solution and I want it to be compatible with the both of OS.
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Ubuntu disables Windows headphones

I have laptop with a dual boot setup: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) and an on-board audio Realtek chipset. Running Ubuntu before Windows causes the jack-sense to act weird. When connecting the ...
-1
votes
2answers
267 views

Dual Booting Problem with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I'm a beginner to Linux world. I tried to dual boot Ubuntu alongside preinstalled Windows 8 in my Samsung series 5 np550pc s03in laptop. I have followed this guide - ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

How to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop

I installed KDE on the remote ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I connect it using Windows 7's Remote Desktop. But I don't know how to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop. The autoselcut ...
-5
votes
1answer
32 views

How about Windows Softwares [duplicate]

If I have Windows 7 Pro in a partition and Ubuntu 14.04 in a other partition, I can emulate the windows in my partition using Ubuntu? and if not, when windows software become available for Ubuntu? ...
0
votes
1answer
217 views

Dual Boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 tablet

I purchased three windows 8.1 Nextbook tablets on Black Friday. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on my tablet but when I followed the steps from this link, Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (Or at least the ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu constantly crashing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/9597237/ I have an Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting with Windows 8. I want to be able to switch back and forth, but that seems to be an iffy proposition. The Windows was installed ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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, ...
-1
votes
2answers
1k views

I accidentally deleted windows 8.1 while while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am very new to Ubuntu, i started using Ubuntu just two months ago and it's been really awesome until last night when an annoying problem came up, Ubuntu graphics fails when booting, sometimes comes ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Libreoffice : different render between windows and linux version

I have a problem with document edited on LibreOffice Windows : they take much more space when i open it on the linux version of LibreOffice. Originally, the document were created on MS Office. Then ...