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Retrieve Windows 8 Product Key from mainboard

My new laptop came preinstalled with Windows 8. Naively, as I am, I just formatted the harddrive and installed fine old Ubuntu. Now I want to install Windows 8 for dual boot again, but I have no DVD ...
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Why won't my windows 10 computer boot Ubuntu 16.04 from a usb?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 onto my laptop, which doesn't have a disc drive, so I tried to boot from a live USB. I have followed several tutorials, used various different programs to burn the ...
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Grub menu doesn't appear (dual boot)

I have Windows 10 installed on my computer and I decided to use Ubuntu. I've downloaded the latest version (16.04 LTS). After installing the Ubuntu, I couldn't see the grub menu. I've made a dual boot ...
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suspend ubuntu on low battery but shuts down

I've already experienced this a couple of times but I am unsure if it's because I'm on low battery: I would close my laptop's lid when the battery is low and as a result, it enters into suspend mode. ...
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How do I re-install Samba?

I recently followed a guide to configure Samba but I couldn't get it configured properly. After realizing that the guide was six years out of date I thought I should start again. I reinstalled samba ...
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Real path of a cifs-mounted Windows folder

So, I am using premake4 build system (like cmake) to build my project. The executable which does this is called premake4 and is located at /home/me/Desktop. Now, to complile something, I cd onto ...
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How to burn a Windows .iso to a USB device? [duplicate]

I want to burn a Windows ISO to a USB device in Ubuntu. How do I do this? I know how to burn a Ubuntu ISO into a USB device, but with a Windows ISO it's not the same.
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Will boot-repair ommit entry for manjaro

Recently i ran boot-repair and it worked like a charm and even kept the windows launcher. more recently i installed manjaro. it reinstalled grub2 and showed an entry for ubuntu and manjaro but not the ...
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Need Help Networking w/ Win10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LST

My Linux box does not have a wireless network card so I want to take the WiFi connection from my Win10 Laptop and run it to my Linux box so I can get internet access. My current setup (that is not ...
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1answer
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How do I change location for the “standard” folders? (Images, Documents, Downloads etc)

My desktop has an 240GB SSD that i use for the OS and a 2TB HDD which I use for extra space. In Windows (all versions), it is possible to use the HDD for "Images", "Documents", "Music" etc. How do I ...
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“This computer currently has no detected operating systems.”- Ubuntu 14.04 install Windows 8.1

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I disabled secure boot and made sure UEFI was enabled and moved the DVD above Windows Boot manager in the boot order. But the Ubuntu installation still ...
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How to encrypt my hard drive so that it can be opened in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS? [closed]

I need to encrypt my external hard drive in such a way that it can be read across OSes. It seems that TrueCrypt was a cross-platform solution, but the software has been declared unsafe to use by its ...
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Having trouble connecting through RDP to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS instance

I've just completed a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto my laptop. I installed XRDP and now i'm trying to connect to that instance from my windows 8.1 desktop machine using the MSTSC application ...
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1answer
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how to know on which window drive(C,D,E), my ubuntu is installed [closed]

My ubuntu is installed on /dev/sda11 partition , but how to know on which window drive(C,D,E) , ubuntu is installed
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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 ...
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How to format hard disk in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 and I want to format my disk for another operating system (Windows 10). My desire to do this stems from a recent problem I have been having with installing the new OS. I ...
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Removing Windows from Dual booted Windows-Ubuntu system [duplicate]

I dual booted windows with Ubuntu and I'm out of space on Ubuntu so i want to switch to full on Linux but the only way I know how to merge drives is on windows so my question is how can I go from dual ...
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Windows not appearing in GRUB

I have a Macbook pro running both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. When I initially installed Ubuntu, I received an internal error which didn't cause the desktop to load, so I reinstalled it. At the time, ...
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Are Ubuntu and Windows able to share disk space?

I am using 2 hard disks within my notebook, a SSD with 250GB (Windows 10 is installled) and a HDD with 1TB. If I want to install Ubuntu on my HDD use Windows when needed, would Windows be able to ...
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fstab - Trying to access smb share hangs

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 computer with SMB shared folders, and from a Windows computer I'm able to gain access to these without problems. From this Ubuntu computer I've set the fstab so that I can gain ...
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Can I access to Ubuntu from Windows remotely?

I have Ubuntu installed on my work computer. I am wondering whether I could access to it from another computer with Windows installed. If so, could you give a step by step guide, please? Thank you!
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Ubuntu messed up my Windows 10 boot

I booted a Ubuntu 16.04 Live USB and installed onto an external HDD. In the partitioning step I had it install grub to the external HDD, not my internal Windows 10 HDD. But when I rebooted the ...
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1answer
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How can I convert these commands to work in Ubuntu?

I was just following a guide for Virtual Box. I tested the guide in Windows, since that's what it was written for. But now I want to use the same guide for Ubuntu. VB is the same on both platforms, ...
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How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)

I installed Windows 7, which ate Ubuntu's boot file. When starting up the computer, it now goes straight to Windows, without giving me the option of booting Ubuntu. How can I get Ubuntu back?
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No boot on windows

I have been dual booting windows 10 and ubuntu. wonderfully i am still not happy with dual booting so i installed Remix OS (android on desktop) so i could triple boot.. Remix OS started boot looping ...
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Any IDE's in Ubuntu for Windows Development with C Sharp?

I'm wondering if you folks could steer me toward some Window's Dev IDE tools for ASP.Net and or C Sharp? Is there a good site for finding IDE's for Ubuntu? I've not totally installed yet, just looked ...
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LXD to create/use a Windows 2008 R2 or better server

I read in the release docs that Windows is supported as a guest OS. Is there some docs on how to do this with LxD? I did some googling and didn't find anything.
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Error-checking--

I'm new to Ubuntu. I discovered how to do error-checking on a Windows hard drive which I am certain has bad sectors - or bad blocks - on it. I have used sudo badblocks -sv /dev/sda. It says this is a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 live dvd gets stuck at the dots

Asus GL552-VW laptop. Installed windows 10 on one half of sandisk x400 ssd. Downloaded 16.04 with intention to install it on the second half, burned it, it booted to the try ubuntu, install ubuntu ...
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How to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows?

I wanna transfer some files from this PC with Ubuntu to a PC with Windows 7 I don't care how to do it (ftp, samba or whatever) I wanna know the steps, I searched a lot but I can't find anything that ...
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ASP.NET dvelopment in Ubuntu [closed]

I am about to start learning ASP.NET. I have only Ubuntu installed on my laptop. I know about mono develop and that C# code is open source. My ultimate aim is to become ASP.NET web developer. Is it ...
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Windows 10 UBUNTU bash

I am having multiple problems getting UBUNTU to work properly.. I am getting pages of errors after running apt-get install -f the errors end with: 6b39-1.13.11-0ubuntu0.14.04.1); however: Package ...
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Dual Booting with linux & windows, cannot boot to windows

I installed Linux on a Windows machine. I make music, so I use live 9, which is not for Linux, MAKE IT FOR LINUX! I wanted to boot to Linux, but well Linux gimp or boot select is fine, but I made it ...
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Dual Boot Update to Windows 10

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, dual booting Windows 7. Now I would like this Windows 7 to update to Windows 10. When I start my computer, the Ubuntu boot loader (this should be grub 2) lets me choose ...
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opening m-files in new volume — how to make MATLAB default?

I am dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. My drive D partition in Windows can be accessed from Ubuntu and is called "New Volume". I thought this was great to have this arrangement since I did not set ...
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starting the laptop after sleep while using windows — grub opens up instead

I am currently dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. I am not sure if this is an installation error but when I am using Windows and put my laptop to sleep (ie. by closing the lid for a long time), when I ...
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Libreoffice - Mismatch spacing cross-platform!

I have been using LibreOffice for quite sometimes now in win10. Recently I installed Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 and even updated to the latest version of LO 5.1.3.2. But when I opened a document there, the ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu GNOME with UEFI

I am new to Linux in general, and I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu GNOME on a Dell computer with UEFI firmware. I have managed to burn a live USB in Rufus, but now, I am not sure how to ...
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Cannot boot into Windows after Ubuntu 16.04 install

I am unfamiliar with Windows UEFI and changed the BIOS to Legacy to get my Lenovo B50 to boot from a USB port to install Ubuntu. Now the only way I can boot is to use UEFI in the BIOS to boot Windows ...
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Help with file transfer from windows to ubuntu

I have looked long and hard for this, but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I want to edit videos on my Linux computer because of how much better the software is for editing. I record videos on ...
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How to fix syslinux error creating a bootable USB stick in Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using the universal USB installer. However, I keep getting the message: An error(1) occurred while executing ...
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Windows UEFI dual boot Ubuntu, HELP?

So as usual I would like to dual boot windows with Ubuntu. I read many articles and am very confused. I created a bootable USB using Ubuntu 16.04 and pendrive linux, however With fastboot OFF and ...
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Samba 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 as PDC (samba3 NT4 domain) Windows machines lost trust after USN-2950-1 update

we have problem on some of our Windows 7 Pro/ Windows 8 Pro/ Windows 2008 Server machines which are in Samba3 Domain after yesterday USN-2950-1 update to 3.6.25 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS When the user ...
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How to install Windows alongside Linux?

I know that there is a way in which, one can install Linux or Ubuntu on Windows easily but, what about installing Windows on Linux or Ubuntu i.e If I have a machine with only Ubuntu, how can I install ...
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Problems upgrading to 16.04 from windows 10

I have a Toshiba satellite laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 7 then I had it upgraded to Windows 10. I decided to upgrade to 16.04. So I made a bootable USB and set my boot order accordingly. ...
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Problem with installing windows 7 back to my pc

I have problem with installing windows 7 back to my pc. I have make windows 7 boot on my USB but when i choose USB in boot menu my pc just skip that and start ubuntu again and when i restart my pc i ...
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Can partitioning an SSD using third party software damage my computer if I am exceeding the space allowed by Disk Management?

I am partitioning my disk to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. I have searched through other questions on askubuntu concerning what to do if Disk Management does not allow you to ...
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Multiple Monitors while running Ubuntu on VM Ware, with Windows Host

I've re-installed VM Ware Tools (following instructions from here Ubuntu 15.10: multiple monitors do not work within VMware). I've also tried following this https://pubs.vmware.com/workstation-10/...
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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox without deleting Windows

This may seem like a dumb question, but on this screen: of the Ubuntu installation, if I select the first option, "erase disk and install Ubuntu", it should only affect the portion of the disk ...