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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 via the Windows installer

Hello, *If I install Ubuntu 13.04 using the windows installer, will it overwrite my windows?* I am asking this because I like the freedom of Ubuntu, but I want Windows just in case thanks :)
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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 ...
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Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Is there any way to add a “Boot to Ubuntu/Windows” icon?

Is there a way to make an icon that would allow you to reboot the computer to a certain OS? I am not sure if a program like this exists yet, but theoretically would this work with Grub 2 or some other ...
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Can't Select Target Device on Winusb

So I just installed Winusb using the instructions from How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? but when I use the application I cannot select a target device. I have a usb that I ...
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Windows logon scripts failed to run after ubuntu server is turned on

I recently teaching myself how to set up an ubuntu + samba file server in a Windows domain. Things seem to be running fine except if a user logon a workstation after ubuntu server is on, those windows ...
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New to Linux, want to try to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu but having trouble installing both [duplicate]

kinda new here to this forum but I recently got my new PC up and running and I've wanted to try to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, I've never tried Linux on a computer but I tried after a friend ...
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Map Ubuntu drive to Windows machine

So there is plenty of answers to the opposite question but I need to be able to access and modify my files on my Ubuntu machine from my Windows 7 machine. What have I tried already? It looks like I ...
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Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know if when I install Ubuntu and keep Windows I can Delete windows later. My English is not the best one, so I´ll be grateful is you use easy words.
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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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How can i use a driver software that was written for windows ?

My xiaomi mini portable wifi usb router has a driver for windows. i can't run it on ubuntu 14.04 . I tried wine to use the given driver software, but it didn't work. what can i do ?
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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Permission denied error when trying to install with wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 using wubi installer . It downloads the image for sometime and ends up with the error that says Permission denied: for more details ...
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Will upgrading to windows 10 affect my dual boot?

I'm currently running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I would like my Ubuntu to be untouched. How do I go about it?
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Problem with slow computer

I have an older windows vista PC. I haven't been using it, and loaded Ubuntu 14 on it. It seems to load OK, but the older system seems to be over loaded. It just freezes after entering my password. ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10: expanding partition

Lubuntu view: Windows view: I want to expand my current Lubuntu partition to use up all the free space left. However, Lubuntu doesn't differ between the real Windows partition and free space. ...
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Booting from usb in ubuntu on macbook

Ive installed ubuntu solely on my macbook. However, I want to change to windows. I try to open the startup manager by pressing option(alt) on the macbook. However, no options appear. If osx is ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 / 15 in computer with Windows 8.1 Legacy installed before

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot with Win 8.1 installed before. I installed Windows 8.1 in Legacy mode, my laptop is Dell Vostro 2420 which support UEFI but I disable UEFI boot mode before ...
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transfer exe file from Ubuntu oracle virtual box to host machine (windows 7 )

I want to transfer an executable file from Ubuntu to Windows. I've tried via shared folder of the VM I have Ubuntu installed in. It works, but when I open the executable file in Windows, the file is ...
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Home network Speeds (LAN and Wifi) very slow, Internet download is fast

Good evening, I have a home network hooked up and an ASUS (RT-AC68U) Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router with CAT 7 running throughout my whole house. My server is wired, Windows 10 machine is ...
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Sharing folders between Ubuntu(guest) and Windows 7 (host) using VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu guest on a Windows 7 machine using VirtualBox. How can share folders between Ubuntu guest and Windows host? Thanks.
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Switching to Ubuntu from Windows

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now. I still have windows installed and it's taking up the majority of my hard drive space. I want to fully switch to Ubuntu though. I've backed up everything I need ...
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How To Restore Access To 3 Distros After Installing Windows 8 [duplicate]

I intend to install Windows 8 on my machine after being exclusively on Linux for a while so that I can upgrade to 10, learn it, and hopefully help anyone else who needs help with it, but first, I need ...
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Is it possible to install Office 365 (2013) on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet? [duplicate]

I would like to install Office 2015/365 on Ubuntu 15.04. I tried to install Office using Wine, but that did not work. Please note that I do not want virtualisation unless it has a Winconn-like ...
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How to transfer files from a windows environment to Ubuntu Touch?

I installed the Ubuntu Touch on my Galaxy Nexus by flashing it thru recovery, but I can't transfer files from my computer to it. Right now I'm in a Windows environment (Windows 8) and I don't want to ...
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Can't format hard drive back to Windows 7 after fully installing Ubuntu

I've searched the posts and can't find the exact answer I need. I've installed Ubuntu to my hard drive completely, and wiped my Windows 7. I do not want Ubuntu anymore; I want Windows 7 back. But when ...
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RDP Printer not Showing ( Lubuntu to Windows Server 2008 r2)

I'm new to ubuntu... I'm currently running Lubuntu latest version on my PC and RDP to windows server 2008 r2 works pretty well. But I can't detect any local printer on the network. I'm using Remmina ...
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Wanting to replace pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu. Needed help on which partitions to remove and which to keep

I have the following partitions right now on my laptop: 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 260 MB (Healthy EFI System Partition) 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 462.14 GB (Healthy Boot, Primary ...
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KVM: Shared folder with windows guest (w/o samba)

I installed KVM on my ubuntu 14.10 machine and created a windows guest using virt-manager. Is there any possibility to create shared folders which can be read/written simultaneously from the host and ...
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Use (Windows) BitLocker-encrypted drive on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How could I mount my BitLocker encrypted drive on Ubuntu? I have checked the Wine website, and it had no BitLocker support, and I have no idea how to install Dislocker on my computer. I can not ...
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Install Ubuntu (or any Distro) on a Windows 8.1 Tablet

I've been thinking about getting a cheap x86 Windows tablet and install Ubuntu and/or other distros on it. I'm not sure if there's anything fundamentally wrong, but being x86 devices it should be ...
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New (not that much) to Linux/Ubuntu. Thinking of replacing Windows and also help regarding AMD Radeon graphics card

I recently bought a new Lenovo Y40-80 laptop and it comes with an AMD Radeon R9 M275 graphics card. I know this is not a high-end graphics card. I am not a hardcore gamer, and play only a few games ...
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Windows XP on VirtualBox [closed]

I've been trying to install Windows XP onto my computer using virtualbox, but it keeps giving me this: So how do I fix this, it just isn't installing?
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Grub not showing Windows 10 after ubuntu using boot-repair to repair grub

I have Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit installed I installed Windows 10, i used boot-repair to fix the grub but now, when grub comes up, windows is not listed, and after grub-update the problem remains, and the ...
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Can I install desktop version Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along with MS Windows Server 2008 r2 [duplicate]

I have a HP Proliant ML 110 G7 with Windows Server 2008 r2 installed in my friends office. He wants to have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (not Ubuntu Server!) installed in another partition along with existing Win ...
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installing linux to usb, didn't change boot loader installation, can't get into windows

I was trying to create a persistent usb stick, with everything contained on the usb (including grub or whatever). I used the live cd to install and was pretty sure I changed the boot loader ...
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I dont know anything about linux and need help with what one I need [duplicate]

I have a old Dell Dimension 4400 1.7 Proc. 768 megs of ram. it has a Nvidia geforce4 mx 4000 video card I want to try to learn Linux but don't know which one to get or which will work. If anyone can ...
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drivers for Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive

Where can I find drivers for Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive? Windows 7 compatible drivers would also be nice
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I purchased DELL INSPIRON 15 with pre installed LINUX and UBUNTU now i want to install Windows 8 [duplicate]

i had purchased dell inspiron 15 and got linux with ubuntu by default but now i want to have windows 8 rather than of linux. Please tell can i do so if yes then please guide how can i do so. Thanks
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How do I create a windows 8.1 iso on ubuntu?

I am trying to create a windows 8.1 ISO to install on to a fresh hard-drive. I have downloaded the media creation tool from Microsoft website, and installed wine. When I try to open said media ...
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Good to share /home with guest Windows in VirtualBox?

I mount shared folders in Ubuntu host as drives in guest Windows. Is it good to share the /home partition or a directory on it which stores all of my data on Ubuntu with guest Windows in VirtualBox? ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot on ssd + hdd raid1

Despite reading dozens of HowTos and so on I am getting crazy about trying to get my dual boot system running. Maybe you can help me. My system: Asus Z87-pro motherboard with UEFI Samsung 840 Pro ...
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Ubuntu can't access the internet

I just installed Ubuntu on my PC and I tried installing my 3G modem USB stick but that didn't work. After days of unending trials and Google searches, I finally found out I could run a Virtual Machine ...
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How to update Windows 7 to 10 without affecting GRUB and Ubuntu installation?

I have 2 systems on my computer: Ubuntu and Windows 7. GRUB was configured automatically during Ubuntu installation. Microsoft now offers free update to Windows 10. I'd like to do it but is it ...
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Repair Windows Boot Loader after installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on MacBookPro11,5 (Retina) with Mac OS X Yosemite following this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy The thing is that I already have Windows ...
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Mounting Windows 8 phone to transfer music

I am trying to mount my Lumia 635 so that I can use Rhythmbox (or any other app) to transfer music. My problem is the windows phone looks like it is recognized as a camera only. So instead of having a ...
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Keeping Windows Bootmanager [closed]

When installing LinuxMint it assumes it is the only operating system and replaces the perfectly working Windows Bootloader with grub2. How do I prevent the Linux installation to mess with the boot ...
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Accessing my windows partitions under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am very new to Linux so today I decided to get on it.I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 that I use, everything on the installation went very smooth I left every option by default. I logged into ...
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Cannot run CD with ubuntu OS

hi i think this topic has been talked about but as a newbie i cant understand them well enough, i was using windows my whole life and wanted to try out ubuntu linux so i got a live cd 14.04 and ended ...