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on 12.04 & XP dual boot system, howto upgrade xp to win 7? [closed]

I have system with XP installed first, followed by Mint 12 and then Ubuntu 12.04. I now wish to remove Win XP and install Win 7 in the Win XP partition. How do I go about this? Thanks for any help in ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.10 on a laptop with windows 8 pre installed, such that bootloader of windows 8 is used [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system How do I install Ubuntu 12.10 on a laptop with windows 8 pre-installed, such that the bootloader of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8 dual OS [duplicate]

I have gone through several answers listed and had a look at quite a few forums already. I understand that the root cause is the Windows 8 GRUB. When I check msconfig, it does not populate UBUNTU. My ...
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Ubuntu installed on windows, formatting

currently I have ubuntu "installed on windows" and I was thinking about formatting and installing windows 8, but I want to keep my ubuntu OS. So my question was what could be done so I don't lose the ...
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How to remove GRUB Rescue prompt after deleting Ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

I had a Windows 7 pc dual booting with Windows XP and then i got hold of Ubuntu 12.10 and I installed it alongside Windows 7 and after installing on boot i got GNU GRUB interfering in my bootloader ...
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VirtualBox: Start Firefox in Ubuntu via a Windows script?

I am using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest in a Windows 7 host. I would like execute a command in Windows that will launch Ubuntu's Firefox. I tried VirtualBox's VBoxManage guestcontrol ...
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How to get rid of Windows

I think the answer must be very simple, but I still don't know it. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Windows 7 laptop. After installing Ubuntu and started using it I decided to restart my laptop. ...
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PDF not printing on Printer shared via CUPS/SAMBA

I have a Printer (Brother HL-2035) attached to an Ubuntu server (latest version) via USB and shared via Samba/CUPS. On my clients (Win7) I can print from Word, etc., this just works fine. The only ...
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How to run Ubuntu after extracting the zip file to USB pen drive

I want to install Ubuntu in my USB pen drive. My current OS is Windows 7 enterprise. I downloaded Ubuntu as zip file (using torrent) and I extracted the files to my USB pen drive. Now what should I do ...
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How to make folders like “System Volume Information” or “RECYCLER” hidden, just like it is on windows?

I have this external hard drive, and I used it in windows, now that I use it on Ubuntu, and it is kind of annoying to see files like System Volume Information, so how can I make it hidden? Or how can ...
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Documents queue to shared printer but won't print

I have an HP Desk Jet 3650 printer on a Windows 7 laptop, which is shared with my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. The Ubuntu machine can see the printer and sends files to it, but the files only queue and won't ...
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Can't boot in 12.04 after formatting the entire drive [closed]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 by formatting the drive that had windows 7. The installation went fine but after I rebooted It asks me for a windows 7 disk repair disk and doesn't even look to recognize any ...
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Will I keep my programs, like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, iTunes, etc?

I am seriously considering installing Ubuntu, it looks cool, the tour felt nice and it's a really smooth program. But what if I decide later on in life that I would like to go to Windows again, could ...
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Can't replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 and wanted to replace it with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), but when I was booting and starting installation of Ubuntu I chose to replace Windows on my SSD, and it saw this ...
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Could not display "smb:// [closed]

I'm trying to mount a Windows share in Ubuntu 12.10 and Pinguy 12.04 with Nautilus. I'm getting the typical "Could not display "smb://192.168.0.7/groups" error message. The share's name is Groups, ...
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Create Windows Share shortcut

I can easily connect to a windows share with the follow path on my Windows machine by using the Dash Home search function: smb://dextrousdave-pc/users/DextrousDave/Google%20Drive Now problem is, i ...
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Task manager like windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where’s the “task manager”? Is there a way to make it similar, I like knowing what is going on with my hard drive and system resources.
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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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Installation troubleshooting

i have installed ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop to a folder named ubuntu in C drive. However the OS does not show up in the initial boot sequence. Do i need to change the file location/ convert it into a ...
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How to make ubuntu understand a windows-style folder path as a folder on windows partition?

I have ubuntu and Win7 on dual boot. On windows, a use a program that is set to save things on a given windows folder (like "D:\some folder"). On ubuntu, I can run this exact same program (it's not a ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10

This is my First time so please help/ Steps I Followed : Install windows 8 pro with media centre On my asus k55vm, i7 ,8gb. windows boots fine and is in perfect condition. booted into Ubuntu live ...
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My partition table is facing limitations; having problems creating more partitions

I first noticed an issue when trying to install Linux Mint 14 as a third OS alongside Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 - I was unable to create another partition to install Mint to. Poking around, I ...
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Highlights in Libreoffice Writer cannot be undone in Office Word

I am used to making highlights in texts But sometimes after saving the document as .doc I have to open it on a windows OS and cannot undo the highlight. (I haven't checked it in Word 2007 yet) ...
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LAN chat b/w ubuntu and windows [closed]

Two users on the LAN running empathy can see each other under 'People Nearby' (telepathy-salut implementing link-local XMPP protocol). Is there a chat program in Windows that can see ubuntu users on a ...
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I think my bootloader is not loading my Window 7 but boot my grub

Below is my boot-repair info : http://paste.ubuntu.com/1403448/ it could load ubuntu in the grub loader but not the window. What should I do?
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 7 using a usb pen drive

I downloaded the desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit and installed it in my computer with the "Universal Usb Installer". I restarted the computer and the computer automaticaly ran the Ubuntu ...
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Help connecting to Windows Shares on 2003/2008 server Ubuntu 12.04

Can anyone help me , I'm really struggling to connect to Windows shares via Nautilus using the Connect to server command - anyone know the correct Syntax to use for user names and domain names or work ...
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Virtual USB bus using TCP

I have a router that a printer can be attached to to print wirelessly to. It appears that the software for Windows uses a virtual USB bus using TCP. This allows the printer to appear as if it was ...
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Windows Ubuntu dual boot - Share files between OS

Well I have a netbook, so I can't play games on windows either, no problem. But I'm getting a new desktop PC with better hadware and it will be able to run the most popular games and I want to have ...
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Ubuntu installed along side Win 8 but not shown in boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot boot to Ubuntu, though installation was successful Actually the question says it all, but let me tell you what I did, so u may find exactly what might have went ...
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Can Tutorial “Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04” Used for Dual Booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.10?

I previously used this tutorial to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 perfectly. Now I have upgraded my Windows 7 to Windows 8. And I would like to do a fresh install (and start all over again like ...
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Switch between Windows 7 and Ubuntu without rebooting?

Is this possible? It's kind of a pain that I would like to get past.
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How can I get the the Windows installer (Wubi) for Ubuntu 11.04?

I'm looking for the link to have access to Windows installer for Ubuntu 11.10. My computer has trouble running Ubuntu 12.04 so I want to install an older version.
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Can I use the Ubuntu installer to replace Windows Vista? [duplicate]

Can I use the installer to install Ubuntu and then go and delete Windows Vista while I'm running Ubuntu?
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Deleted windows partition, now I can't get into Ubuntu

Back story: I installed ubuntu with wubi. I had windows on one NTFS partition, then I made a new NTFS partition in which I put wubi in and where My ubuntu OS was born. Eventually I moved /home into ...
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Move Ubuntu Server Virtual Machine from Linux to Windows

I've created a virtual machine under Xubuntu Linux 12.10 x86_64 and installed Ubuntu Server 12.10 x86_64 on it, then i configured it for my use case - no problems here, everything works great. Later ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 7

I cannot boot into windows 7 after trying to dual boot. Here's my BootInfo Summary from boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1392920 I'd appreciate some help in trying to get back into Windows. ...
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Help with dual boot, multi boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I am using a netbook preloaded with Windows 7 Starter. This worked fine. Then, In installed Ubuntu 10.4 and for a while, I could use BOTH Ubuntu and Windows as GRUB was automatically loaded with ...
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How to set up Canon LBP3000 shared from Windows 7?

Ok, so I've got Canon LBP3000 attached to my HTPC/home server running Windows 7 x64. It's shared over the network and other Windows PCs can access it and use it without any problems. Recently, I've ...
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Mount Ubuntu shares remotely with Mac and Windows

First time on here so please be gentle! I have setup a small school network with a Ubuntu 12.04 Server for use as a fileserver mainly. I have managed to set the server up (all command line based - no ...
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Is there debug.exe equivalent for linux?

Is there a Windows debug.exe equivalent where I can write machine code and see what results they have after execution?
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Windows 7 not booting from Ubuntu 12.10 boot menu

Am having windows 7 in one hard drive. I installed Ubuntu in second hard drive. Am configured BIOS to boot second hard drive first (Ubuntu OS). and then i updated grub, so its shows windows 7 in the ...
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Window's Files not appearing in Ubuntu.

I'm trying to delete old system files in Windows 7, I switched into Ubuntu to delete the files there but now I can't see the files. They are on my D: drive and I can see all of the files on my C: ...
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How to boot to Windows if grub is broken and BIOS won't open?

I recently accidentally deleted my Ubuntu partition. When I rebooted the computer, I got the dreaded grub rescue> prompt. I thought, "simple fix, boot an ubuntu CD and add a new MBR". However, my ...
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Can't mount windows partition? [duplicate]

When I try to open the Windows Partition from Ubuntu I receive the error: Unable to mount 55 GB Filesystem Error mounting: mount exited without exit code 13: ntfs_mst_post_read_fixup_warn: magic: ...
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USB filesystem not “safely remove”d - file, folder recovery

My spouse's USB thumb-drive (WinXP filesystem, pretty sure...) was not "Safely Remove"d from my daughter's MacBook. Now (many) files and (all) sub-folders on it are corrupted (...yeah, I know...). Is ...
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How can I Instal shockwave on Ubuntu

I got this computer from someone and it had ubuntu installed on it. I like it but I find it complicated and I have been trying to download and every time I try to install something an error comes up ...
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Windows installer “Installation size”

What is the difference between all the installation size tabs? It is automatically set at 18 gigs, but it is possible for me to put 30? What do I choose during installation?
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What “file system” is supported by Windows and Linux? [closed]

I'm setting up a media centre for my living room so that I'm able to watch downloaded films and TV shows on the big screen. The media centre is an old small computer which will have XBMCbuntu 12 ...
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Open Windows registers from command line [closed]

I'm trying without success to open windows registers from command line in Ubuntu. I don't want to use wine or the tools I've read on the web. I'd simply like to do something as: $vim (or sudo vim) ...