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Trying to install Windows 10 on SSD and Ubuntu 14.04 on HDD, boot from SSD

I've tried a few times and have always been unsuccessful. I followed the instructions from quite a few tutorials, and I have been able to get Linux and Windows installed but Grub doesn't detect ...
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Connect to Windows XP via VMWare

Is it possible to connect to the command line on Windows XP running on VMWare, from inside of Ubuntu?
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Final installation partition error when overwriting Vista

Installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 (32 bit) on an old Windows Vista laptop from a USB stick. I used "erase disk and install" option. I keep getting disk partition errors. The Ubuntu trial from the USB works ...
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Grub rescue after deleting linux partition

I was running both Windows and Linux, but I've decided to delete it and I accidentally forgot to fix MBR so right now I'm sruggling with grub rescue, and now every time I load I see "error unknown ...
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Removing Ubuntu with Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed (dual-boot with Windows 10) on my laptop and my PC, but I noticed that I only really use it on my laptop, so I decided to remove it from my PC and attempt to switch back to the ...
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Can't install WinUSB on Ubuntu 15.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my old computer. I'm now trying to create a windows usb stick to install on a new computer I'm building. When I add the repository sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Bash on Ubuntu on Windows users

I can't seem to access my normal Windows filesystem on the Ubuntu command line in Windows, any tips? Not even sure if this is supported yet.
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Very Strange - Ubuntu messing up Windows LAN

I am helping my friend migrate to Linux from Windows. So we installed Ubuntu 15.10 on his system. His current setup is Windows 10 + Ubuntu. Everything is going well except a very strange issue. ...
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Software KVM for Ubuntu and Windows 10

I have two PCs running Windows, and right now I use Mouse Without Borders to work with both of them. I want to put Ubuntu on one of the PCs and still be able to use one keyboard and mouse to control ...
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Reinstaling Windows 7 after dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have old laptop which I need to sell. Laptop runs Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 along. I need to reinstall back just Windows 7 bacause of customer wishes. But I have a problem. When put cd with Win 7 ...
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I Have to ping all the time to get stable connection to samba share folder server

Intel core I3 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samba server configuration tool 1.2.63 I have share my folder to network from ubuntu machine. I want to accesses the folder using the IP address from windows 7 ...
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Unable to boot to Windows 10 after removing Ubuntu 15.10 from dual boot, getting black GRUB screen?

A few months ago I dual booted Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop alongside Windows 10, but recently I decided to remove Ubuntu. After being naive and following an Ubuntu dual boot removal guide on YouTube I ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10

So I've been trying for a couple of days to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 without losing any data and I didn't make it. I don't get to see the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10" option and if ...
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Will Ubuntu speed up this laptop?

Old s****y 2004 laptop, Intel core, weak, virus filled. I want to completely wipe the drive and upgrade to Ubuntu. I do not have any data I want to save, this computer was a hand me down that's been ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu in Hyper-V

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on my computer using Hyper-V Manager. I am running Windows 10 Pro as the primary system. Sound will not work on Ubuntu, but works fine on Windows 10. I don't know what ...
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Deleted my ubuntu partition off windows. The system will no longer boot up (Only boots into grub) [duplicate]

so I accidentally deleted my ubuntu hard drive off windows and I created a new partition and now my system will not properly boot up into Windows. I have to hit F12 and click on the Windows Boot ...
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Why are the system requirements significantly higher for the linux port of Team Fortress 2? [closed]

Why are the system requirements significantly higher for the linux port of Team Fortress 2? Copy-and-pasted from: http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/ Windows Minimum: OS: Windows® 7 ...
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How to lift memory limitation?

My current machine: ASUS K50IJ: 64bit dualcore 1.8GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, intel GMA 4500 I played Half-Life 2 on this machine, on Windows, which has the same engine as Team Fortress 2. Now I only have ...
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Does Ubuntu damage USB drives?

Whenever I unmount a USB drive with Nautilus and plug it to a Windows machine, I receive a warning that the drive needs to be repaired. (the same message like in this screenshot) For 10+ years ...
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After uninstalling Ubuntu cannot boot into Windows because of Grub

I have Toshiba pc that came with Windows 8, later updated to Windows 8.1 Had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it fully replacing Windows. Now I want to give my pc to my brother and he wants Windows back. I ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu - Install menu loops back to install menu regardless of option chosen

Morning, Very new to this so please be gentle :-) Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 via USB onto Windows XP machine, but cannot get past install menu option. Regardless on what option I choose (Install ...
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Creat a bootable USB of windows 10 on ubuntu [duplicate]

How can i make a bootable USB of windows 10 on ubuntu ? I tried to extract the iso on the usb key but all i got was an error when i tried to install it. How can i make a bootable USB of Windows 10 ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect Windows 10 on a Macbook Pro

This is my situation: I've a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 and I've installed only Windows 10 on it (no OSX at all). I want to install Ubuntu in dual-boot so I've created an USB bootable device, but when it ...
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Trouble with booting to Win10 from Ubuntu 15.10

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 installed on my MSI GE60 2PE laptop. A few days ago, dual booting worked fine. Now when I choose Windows 10 in the GRUB boot menu, Windows tells me it needs to be ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu in my partitioned laptop

I have a problem and I'm not sure how to proceed. I want to reinstall Ubuntu because I fucked up so bad that it's the easiest way to go. My laptop is partitioned, half Ubuntu 15, half Windows 10. ...
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What to do if forgot to enable EFI partition?

I have Windows 10, so I have EFI partition, but during Ubuntu installation I forgot to select EFI partition. Now I always should to turn on UEFI mode if I wanna to use Windows. Can I enable EFI ...
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I can't figure out how to reinstall windows [duplicate]

I wanted to try Ubuntu out, but now that I've tried it I don't really think it is for me and I want to go back to Windows 10. I can't figure out how though. I don't know anything about Ubuntu, and I ...
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How do I connect open VPN Ubuntu server with a windows client?

I have configured an OpenVPN server on my Ubuntu machine with the help of this link https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/openvpn.html. I can connect my Open VPN server with Ubuntu client. Now I ...
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Formatted Ubuntu drive now stuck in grub rescue

Yesterday I accidentally formatted the drive my ubuntu installation was on and now I'm stuck in the grub rescue mode. I initially installed ubuntu by suggestion from a friend several months ago and ...
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Can I download ubuntu 64bit on my windows 7 32bit?

As the topic says I'm pretty sure that I want to replace my windows 7 with ubuntu but I need to know if I can upgrade my OS to 64bit from 32bit windows 7. Thanks
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Help: Trying to make a bootable windows 10 USB using WinUSB but get error 256

Every time I try to create the boot using WINUSB, it come out with this error: Installation failed ! Exit code: 256 Log: Formating device... Mounting... mount: block device ...
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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 ...