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software recommendation to enable viewing of Windows format picture images in Ubuntu

I have a CD with medical images from a recent testing procedure, but it says Windows XP or newer is required. I do not have any Windows PC available - we have Mac and Ubuntu. Is there some software I ...
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I don't see Windows partition from Ubuntu if I login with my name and password, but if I login as a guest I can, What's going on?

I don't see Windows partition from Ubuntu if I login with my name and password, but if I login as a guest I do see it, what the problem? This is Lenovo dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu
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Triple-boot Ubuntu Question

I am a new user to Ubuntu and Linux overall, and wanted to install Ubuntu on my older pc. But I wanted to ask how to do it since I have a specific partition setup on it. So as of now, I have dual-boot ...
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how do you install Ubuntu 14.4.1 inside windows 7 or vista? [duplicate]

I keep getting this error message Ubuntu CD Boot Helper An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required installation files For more information, please see the log file: ...
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Wubi ignores .ISO file and downloads from beginning in Ubuntu 14.04

wubi.exe used to work fine with earlier versions of ubuntu, but there is some issue with wubi for 14.04. I used to install ubuntu along with Windows as an add/removable program. when both files ...
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Installing Windows after Ubuntu

I have a new laptop(it has no cd drive) with Ubuntu installed and would like to have Windows installed now as dual boot. I would like to know whether it is possible to do the same. Or do I have to ...
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Trying to get back onto Windows 7

When i was installing Ubuntu i believe i installed it on a new partition. I also chose the option to sync my files from windows over. I cannot find my files on linux and im not able to go back to ...
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Need help getting on windows and uninstalling ubuntu [duplicate]

Im using a Hp pavilion dm1 and I installed ubuntu using a usb stick because my laptop doesnt have a disk drive, I installed ubuntu on a new partition and chose to copy my files to it when installing. ...
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Ubuntu not switching open windows like MS Windows OS

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. One thing I noticed bugging me really bad that I did not notice in previous releases is the automatic switching of open windows. For example, when I download a file the option ...
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Running windows apps on Ubuntu (wine?)

Hello brothers & sisters in Linux! I have a question concerning running windows applications on Ubuntu. I was using Ubuntu for a long time, but then I had to convert back to Windows because I ...
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I can't find the Ubuntu installer for Windows so that I can dual boot

This question may be very naive and silly, but i was reading up on downloading Ubuntu on my Windows 7 device so that i could dual boot, and use programs on Windows 7, as well as use Ubuntu. This ...
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How do I install media codecs? [closed]

What is the easiest way to install all the media codec available for Ubuntu? I am having issues with multiple applications prompting me to install codecs before they can play my files.
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Computer restart when I choose Windows 8 in GRUB

Good morning, I installed Windows 8 on an old P4 and it worked. Then I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS after having created a partition for it. Everything went right and I can access Ubuntu by choosing ...
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Completely remove windows 7 ult x64 w/o live CD?

Finally I want to ditch windows completely but after googling I found that to remove win7 from dual boot I've to use live cd/usb, But I don't want to download 700MB+ again. Is there is any other way?
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Can't log in encrypted NTFS after Ubuntu install

I had this Windows laptop which when I booted would ask me for a username and my password in some windoish looking security environment before logging me into the Windows OS. I went inside Windows, ...
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Installation with Windows 8.1

I have already created my bootable flash drive and checked out Ubuntu. I want to install it along side my Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a 1 terabyte hard drive. On this drive I have a 2 windows ...
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How to launch windows on default and Linux by choice?

I'm using Windows for everything, but I want to check and learn Linux also. My computer is also used by my family. Is there any possibility to run Windows by default (without any choosing) and Ubuntu ...
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windows 8.1 changes boot order

I am running dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Everything works great without needing to live boot... except one problem I can't figure out. Every time I boot into Windows, it rearranges ...
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Remove Windows partition permanently

I used to have windows7 as the only os in my laptop. A few months back I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows and now getting used to it, I love it and want to make it my primary os and ...
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PowerShell for ubuntu

Friends i have been assigned a project to be done in Windows Power-shell.I am familiar with shell scripting but its a new technology .I was told that its similar to shell except few syntax changes. ...
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Windows not booting after boot-repair

My laptop had Ubuntu pre-installed in it. I installed Windows 7 from USB by following the steps from How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? Windows booted fine before I ran ...
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Is there a file explorer for ubuntu with a windows style interface? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to Linux and just want to be able to see the disk usage and mounted drives in the same way that I can when I open 'My Computer' in Windows. Is there a file explorer for Ubuntu with this ...
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I need to boot windows but it's on a separate partition

I had windows 7 and the Windows 7 booter will not boot windows. The windows boot loader files are there and I want to try getting the Linux booter to load the windows boot loader files. Please Help!
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What can do with my Windows license? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a new Dell laptop from eBay to install Ubuntu onto. The computer comes with Windows 8 pre-installed, but I will never be using or needing Windows. While I am aware that ...
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Need advice on size of Root Partition for latest Ubuntu or Ubuntu clone distro? [duplicate]

I have two Hard Drives a Samsung 750Gigs and a Western Digital Green 2 TB. My current partition scheme consists of only 3 NTFS partitions: 750: C: 75 Gigs Windows 7 Home Premium D: 675 Gigs ...
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Windows or Ubuntu. Comparison [closed]

Is Ubuntu better or Windows better as OS? I'm confused. And if Ubuntu is better then how can I download the latest Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a hp pavilion g6 laptop, it runs Windows 8.1. I was planning to use a free os for a while. Which is the recommended Ubuntu version for me? I am totally a newbie to such OS. I have only used ...
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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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windows install can't find hard drive after uninstalling ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have a dell xps gen 5, which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and put VirtualBox on to have windows available. It worked fine, till a "recommended update". VirtualBox no longer worked and Ubuntu kept ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI because of permission issues

I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit (but my PC can run 64-bit also) and whenever I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with WUBI on my new 19GB partition, soon as it gets to the end it says "An error ...
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Unable to use Encrypted HDD on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop

I've installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on an Intel 64bit system. I have a Western Digital External HDD that I use to transfer data from a Windows laptop to my Ubuntu Laptop with no problems. Due to safety ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
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Deleted Ubuntu, can't boot anything

The Ubuntu (14.04) partition was deleted, and now I can't boot Windows. (It was dual booting 8.1) I've tried everything. I can't boot through CD, or the HDD hard drive. I've reset the BIOS settings, ...
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windows non-boot raid

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu on a Windows machine for dual boot. There are three Windows drives c: and d: are independent and g: is a RAID (0/1 I think). What do I need to do to get the RAID ...
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Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
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Cant install or download anything [duplicate]

I just bought a new computer and it has Ubuntu already on it, and I want to get rid of it and install windows 7. SO I put my disk in, and I click "Auto Run," And it says the archive manager has had an ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot problem

I have Asus X550C laptop which came with FreeDOS on it. I installed Windows 8.1 on it and then Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Then when I rebooted the system only Ubuntu was booting up. I updated grub using sudo ...
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deleted swap partition, WINDOWS doesn't work

Today i wanted to un install Kali, but i started from deleting swap partitions one 7.8gb and one 8.9gb (i did this in windows) I turned off the computer and to my surprise grub recovery came up. i ...
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Locking down windows drive

Im new to these forums but have been getting into Linux lately after years of windows which I only use for gaming now and I see Linux as a superior alternative for everyday use. Im running the LXDE ...
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Problem unistalling ubuntu 13.10 from bootloader(windows 8) [closed]

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my usb. Then I formatted the usb with ubuntu 13.10, but now how to remove the ubuntu from boot loader on windows 8. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on my hard disk ...
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How can I see the fancy prompt in Byobu on Windows?

I installed a new Ubuntu server on 14.04 and need to access it using Windows. I am currently using PuTTYTray, and I installed the Ubuntu fonts and set Ubuntu Mono as my default font in order to get ...
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Getting back to Windows XP [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus eee pc 1001px Netbook over Windows XP, but now I really need to get back to a native bootable Windows XP. I have the Windows installation CD but the machine won't ...
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Copying files getting hanged in between

I am using the default file manager. It doesn't perform transfer operations efficiently. Is there any way I can make the file manager as efficient as the Windows one? Or is there any other file ...
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Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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Can I use Ubuntu or should I use a lower version like Xubuntu? [duplicate]

I used to use Ubuntu Hardy on my old laptop. But haven't used it since then. My desktop is really old. It is Dell with Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66 GHz with 1.00gb Ram, 140gb hard-drive. Since ...
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WinUSB confused pendrive with external drive?

Mates, I was trying to make a windows bootable image on my flash memmory and seems that winusb confused my pendrive with my external hard drive. The thing is that I've lost like 700gbs. The external ...
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How to connect to sql server 2008?

I am using ubuntu 12.04, and i have a microsoft sql server 2008 which is running on a windows server 2008 on port 1433, but windows server 2008 is virtualized it is running on vmware and further this ...
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Can DVD be used after it stuck at 100% Creating image checksum when burning?

I've a DVD+R (btw, I don't know why I can't add files to it and it's +R and not -R) and I tried to Burn Windows Starter on it (I need it for something), but the problem is that burning stuck at 100% ...
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Can I decrease the ipv4 transmit delays in Ubuntu 14.04 for RDP on a KVM guest running over a bridge?

I'm trying to run Windows 2008 r2 as a guest with KVM. A basic KVM setup with a bridge for Guests. When using Remote Desktop to the Windows guest, the screen redraws/updates are only fast if the mouse ...