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windows Ethernet doesn't work after using ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot

I am using Windows 10 with Ubuntu 16.04 .each time I use ubuntu then shutdown and login to windows the ethernet doesn't work it shows errorone or more network protocols are missing on this computer . ...
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I have ubuntu with Win 7 how do I ditch Win 7? [duplicate]

I'm happy to get rid of Win 7 now, how do I do it and will it bring my files over?
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Dual-Boot UBUNTU and WINDOWS 7 - HELP

Computer ask for Ubuntu Installation EVEN the machine has Ubuntu-14.04.4. and Windows 7 already installed. So, appears options to choose to Install or to Try Ubuntu just as the picture (Options that I ...
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Issues with smb under 14.04LTS with Window Shares

I've been having issue with one of my Ubuntu installs and for life of me, cannot seem to trace what has gone wrong. Currently using XFCE on ubuntu but it dosen't seem to matter what desktop manager I ...
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Cant load Windows after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu in a computer with Windows 8. Now the grub 2.02 shows this options: Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu Windows Boot Manager (/dev/sda2) System setup If a select Ubuntu it works ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu [duplicate]

I used Ubuntu to download Windows 10 and put in my usb. And when I try to install Windows it says that I need drivers to put it in and it doesn't detect any.
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How to restore Windows EFI partition from Ubuntu live CD

I was trying some stuff with my Windows UEFI machine and the Ubuntu live cd, and I deleted the EFI system partition, I have recreated the EFI partition, but I will need to copy the EFI system files. ...
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How to format windows disk from ubuntu terminal? [duplicate]

Is it possible that I format one of windows partition from linux Ubuntu terminal? I have 2 windows partitions, but I don't like windows any more and I'm wondering if I can delete windows from ubuntu ...
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If I dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu, could a keylogger affect me if i'm on Ubuntu?

If I have a keylogger on Windows 10, can it affect me when I boot into Ubuntu on the same computer.
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Why am I able to open executable files?

I really don't know how to give many details here. All it is is that I can open exe files for some reason. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but I'm really confused. I am using Ubuntu 15.10. I can't ...
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Cannot rename Windows partition on dual-boot machine

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop machine after trying it out on my laptop and deciding I liked it enough to keep it around (haven't used Windows for a solid week and a half now). For ...
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Wine Not Able To Run .exe File(s)

Before I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, Windows was infected with a virus, that Avast detected was installed by an .exe file. I installed Ubuntu in a dual boot, keeping my Windows data partition, ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu, Reinstall Windows?

My personal Ubuntu (15.10) experiment just isn't working out; I found out the hard way that I know less than nothing about Linux. I'm completely at sea. I have a bootable USB with Windows 10 ready to ...
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how to share a windows printer (no wifi) with ubuntu?

I bought a printer which only has windows drivers. I installed these drivers on windows 10, it works fine, but I would like to be able to print from ubuntu 14.04 too, and I don't know if it is ...
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How to move data to Windows reliably?

I have a laptop which has Lubuntu installed and I have about 30-40GB of videos, documents, pictures and music files on it. I would like to move the data to another hard drive/pendrive and use it on a ...
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SSH Remote-Connect from Windows 10 to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 PPC @ light-dm

After reading some stuff (mostly outdated, unfortunatly) - I want to ask if there is a way to have ubuntu machine connected with a Windows 10 machine (both in the same Network, not connecting from ...
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I can ping my VBox guest OS, but can't access MS SQL instances within it

I installed MS SQL server within a Windows XP VM using Virtual Box 5. Then I configured the guest machine's network adapter as a Bridged Adapter. In my virtual machine, if I type ipconfig it will ...
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USB mouse problem in Windows after installing Ubuntu 15.10

Initially I had Windows 7 only and it worked for years without any issue. After installing ubuntu I started having problems with my Windows. If i boot into Ubuntu, then restart to windows - mouse ...
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Can not boot Boot-Repair live cd

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I can boot both O.S using the BIOS boot options (manually). I want to select O.S from a grub screen when PC starts. So i tried to use a boot repair live ...
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Having trouble installing ubuntu alongside windows 10

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, but I keep running into trouble. First I tried to create a bootable USB drive, to test Ubuntu, and then install it. While creating the bootable drive ...
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Cant install, Unable to find a medium contai ning a live file system

I need help with the installation of Ubuntu so I bought 2 CD-R in one I put windows 10 64 bit, which apparently failed to install because of a burning error. but I installed Ubuntu correctly in ...
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How to change the location of the 'close' and 'minimize' window buttons?

I want to change the location of the 'close' and 'minimize' window. The default location is on upper left - and I want it to be on upper right. Screenshot attached
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Error 0AFF:3AE6 as well as graphic glitches on the icons while trying to run Windows 3.1 on VirtualBox

These same errors have been showing up when trying to install any 9.X Kernel based Windows Operating System. I'm getting annoyed, is there any workaround to this?
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Ubuntu Install-creating drive: cannot shrink volume beyond the point where any removable files are located

I am trying to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 on my computer. I currently have Windows 10 installed and am trying to partition(split) my D drive to create a new drive for Ubuntu. My D drive currently ...
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Auto mount windows partition

I have windows partitions, I want my Ubuntu MATE to auto-mount them at startup, and I don't know how to do this.
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Errors when launching Windows 10 installation from grub

My problem is that I have an Asus Zen book that I am trying to return through amazon after installing ubuntu on it. I am trying to get it back as close to the original as possible and this requires ...
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Symlink in VBox Shared Folder are not properly formatted

I have my c:\ partition shared to VM using Virtual Box Shared Folder. It is currently mounted as /c on the Ubuntu guest. Lets suppose c:\html points to c:\Server\html on the Windows host. When I try ...
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Re-installing Windows [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu, my Laptop was pre-installed with Windows 8. I deleted all my partition and then installed Ubuntu. Currently I'm not able to reinstall Windows. How can I re-install windows ...
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kvm virtio VM sound issues (windows 10)

I know this is an unRAID server but this is a KVM issue so that's why I am here. I got everything working so far except the sound. And I need it to work on my MainVM (Gaming VM) and an other VM. I ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 over Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and use it as my primary OS. I would like to dual boot over Ubuntu. Although I have read that it is preferable to do the other way round, still, I need to dual boot ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on primary partition 2/3 and toggle the boot-partition for dual-boot option

I'd like to be able to install Ubuntu on a primary partition on a 'mostly Windows' machine, so I can easily automate remotely selecting one or the other. So, I start with a basic Windows box, shrink ...
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Does the ,remove_hiberfile tag disable hibernate when I boot into Windows?

From what I understand, it deletes the hibernation file to allow mounting the ntfs drive. However, if I have hibernate enabled in Windows, will the hibernate file be generated again allowing me to ...
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Tried to use Ubuntu to Run hardware diag - Windows Partition now gone

I used my bootable Ubuntu thumb-drive yesterday to run Memtest86 and HD Check. Since then my Windows partitions on the SSD are no longer functioning - My computer will not boot and i can't figure out ...
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Grub rescue after HDD partition layout change

Hi Firstly I'd like to say am a work in progress in windows and a beginner in Linux. Ok now then let me get to my issue, basically am stuck on grub rescue after a normal shut down in on windows on a ...
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Save Personal Files From Win 7 Partition Before Installing Ubuntu

Intro I was gifted a Toshiba Lifebook T2010 Tablet/Laptop that had Windows 7 Ultimate installed. I have dabbled with Linux, off-and-on, for many years but I am only familiar with the OS, but not ...
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How to Recover Deleted Windows Partition with complete Data?

Actual scenario is, while i am installing Ubuntu for the first in my windows machine along with windows OS. accidentally I deleted all other partition and I formatted my entire disk, so i lost my ...
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Dual boot installation problems

I see other people having this problem but not really getting an answer for my problem. I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my laptop and I am trying to install the newest Ubuntu alongside it. I ...
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DualBoot with two disks on BIOS level

I have two disks. W10 is installed on one disk. I want to install Ubuntu on the other disk. I hate fiddling around with MBR and fixing Grub when anything goes wrong. Therefore, I thought it would be a ...
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Ubuntu BusyBox Error Initrampfs Ash

Ubuntu BusyBox Error Initrampfs Ash I have this error on ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to know if it is possible to wipe ubuntu and install windows instead so that the error goes away I have windows ...
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How to restore boot menu (UEFI)?

I had Windows and Ubuntu both installed in UEFI mode. Then I installed 32-bit Ubuntu (there was no UEFI partition in the list of partition types, so I just installed it as is without specifying UEFI ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USB created in Windows 10 (Universal USB Installer)

I'm trying to create a bootable Ubuntu usb disk from Windows 10. I've downloaded Ubuntu 15.10 and created a bootable usb disk. But on boot simply nothing happened when I chose "Boot from the USB ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after unsuccessful upgrade, and the previous installtion either

I tried to upgrate to ubuntu 15 from 14 by "do-upgrade" in the terminal, however, it said that during installation there were errors (unmet dependencies) and a question "Press enter to continue" after ...
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Shared Windows folder only contains the first ~15 subfolders

I've got a Windows 10 system with two shared folders: FolderC and FolderE. FolderC resides on my primary hard drive, FolderE on my secondary. From a Ubuntu 15.10 system I want to access these two ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after booting into Windows 10 once

First I installed Windows 10 on my system. Then I installed Ubuntu. After the installation is complete, I rebooted and grub came up and I booted into Ubuntu without an issue. Next I re-booted and ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

I want to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo G510. The problem is that I can't install alongside Windows 10 for some reason. I'm reinstalling Windows 10 for other reasons, so I wondering if there is a way I ...
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Ubuntu for SQL database and windows clients?

I am currently running my small business with an Ubuntu 12.04 file server which houses an MDB (access) database for our ERP software (E2 ShopTech) along with various CAD/CAM files. We need to upgrade ...
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How to restore Windows as a boot option in Grub

My Grub initially had boot options for both Ubuntu and Windows 10 (displayed as "Windows 7 loader", since I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 after Ubuntu/Grub was installed). Anyway, I was trying to fix ...
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RDP connection with specifiing TSG-server

Need to connect to Windows 7 using rdp. I installed Remmina and rdp plugin for it. But I need to specify tsg-server for the connection. Where can I do it? PS: Same question in Russian.
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Why do Windows & Ubuntu have similar shell commands?

Ubuntu has a bash (Bourne Again SHell) whereas Windows has it's proprietary shell. According to my research there is no name for the language used for shell scripting in Windows/Ubuntu. It's just ...
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TXT file - wrong view on Windows? [duplicate]

I just made a .txt file with my laptop (that runs Ubuntu 14.04), and when i open it with my Computer (runs Windows 10) it shows it like I wrote everything in one line Maybe it's a dumb question, but ...