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Executable Windows permission on Samba

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (though I've had this same problem on 12.10) and am running Samba with some shares set up so I can run some Windows tools (.exes) directly from the shares. Every Windows ...
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Where can I download Ubuntu for laptops? [duplicate]

I have an HP DV4 Laptop and can't find the Ubuntu download. I want to remove my Microsoft Windows 7 OS instalation. I tried looking for the download, but can't find it. Can someone please help me?
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Windows Sleep wakes in ubuntu

Im new here, and im having an issue. Im using Windows 7 sideloaded with Ubuntu. The issue is, whenever i put my pc to sleep in the windows OS, it wakes up in ubuntu on the login screen. I dont know ...
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How do I replace Windows with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've got an old Windows machine that I want to replace with Ubuntu. I dont want to have Windows on the machine any more. How do I make that happend?
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Win7 host, Ubuntu 13.04 guest: VirtualBox 4.2.14 seamless mode loses Ubuntu launcher

I have Windows 7 as host running VirtualBox 4.2.14 with Ubuntu 13.04 as guest OS. All works fine in window or full screen. But if I try seamless mode, I lose the launcher on the left hand side. In ...
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Radio Mobile on Ubuntu

Does anyone have experience setting up Radio Mobile, on Wine, in Ubuntu? There is such little data online, I am really hoping some could help me with the installation on Wine. I tried to use the ...
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How to mount a Windows share using Deja-Dup and a NAS Device configured by a WinXP machine?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my main laptop and my old machine runs Win XP. The Win XP machine configures a Buffalo LS-XL65F Network Attached Storage device. I'm having a problem with ...
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recover Windows

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC using USB drive. After intalling Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 I went and opened the app "Disks" and clicked on the 1st Disk Drive and then on the right side I clicked on ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.04 but automatically loads Windows, doesn't let me choose

I installed Ubuntu without a problem, but when I turn on the computer it automatically loads Windows without asking which one I want to load. I have an Acer Aspire V5-531 running Windows 7 Home ...
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same partition : access windows files from ubuntu [duplicate]

I have win and ubuntu on the same partition. Mount does not work since the drive is already in use, is there any way to get around it ?
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Uninstall Ubuntu 12.04, Install Windows 7 (legal copy) [duplicate]

Alright so I bought my laptop, and I didn't realize that It had Ubuntu on it. Honestly I've been having a hard time with this OS. Always looking for tutos and stuff.. So I decided to Dualboot with ...
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If I uninstall Windows will Ubuntu be uninstalled?

I have a problem with my Windows XP SP3, it shows blue screen in normal mode and in safe mode (both). So, I decided to uninstall Windows XP SP3 and re-install again. But I am confused. Will it ...
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replace ubuntu with windows 7 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 right now and i would like to go back to windows. I have a windows 7 iso and tried booting it from the usb but it brought up a command screen and i had no idea what to do ...
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Need to create a backup server to backup some windows files

I need to create a backup server to backup some windows files (.xls, .doc and etc...). It will be backup 10 windows pc (xp/7) every half hour. Those files will be on a few directories on those ...
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Newly opened applications open in background

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on an ASUS X201EP. Often, when I launch a program (usually chromium or the file manager) it will open in the background, behind the currently opened window. This is very ...
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Autorun .EXE files with WINE

I am using WINE to run several Windows-only games that I play. Currently, in order to play the game, I must locate the file in Nautilus, right click, and Open with > WINE. If I lock the .EXE file to ...
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Is windows still running in the background?

Running 13.04 on a dual boot, Is windows 7 still live and hackable from the outside world? I put 13.04 on a separate 'drive'
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Blank Remote Desktop 13.04

I am having an issue regarding remote desktop from a Windows 7 machine. Right now, the machine with Ubuntu 13.04 has a cracked LCD and is a paperweight until I can replace it. My KVM switch is already ...
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Windows XP doesn't start up dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have installed windows XP first and then Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have 2 or 3 times upgraded Ubuntu with newer versions. Both were working fine. No problem A few weeks ago I upgraded Ubuntu again and I ...
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How do I make Ubuntu the default partition? [duplicate]

Recently I asked this question and it was marked as a duplicate and not correctly answered. I was even referred to this link which does not address what I am questioning about... How to uninstall ...
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Run Win 16-bit Application in Wine

Xubuntu 12.04. HP Compaq nc8430. 2 GB RAM. Wine 1.4. I'm trying to run Castle of the Winds, an old 16-bit Windows application, in Wine. I've put the application in .wine/drive_c. I've added it as an ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu without losing Grub dual-boot settings?

I would like to over-write the partition with my Ubuntu, without losing all my dual-boot configurations. My dual boot is (I think) configured using grub. Can I install a new version of Ubuntu without ...
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Accessing Window Files in Linux

After mounting the windows partition is the command prompt (sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2 /media/c) I can't see the document files. The folders shown are Boot, Dell, preload, recovery, sources, system ...
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From Windows 7 to Ubuntu?

At present, I use Windows 7. I want to delete it and replace it with Ubuntu but, how can I install Ubuntu without losing my files that exist now on partitions D, E and F? I want my hard disk to be ...
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Partition to run a Windows program

I like using Linux Ubuntu and have few problems. However, I need to run an exam marking program that will only run on Windows. How can I create a Windows partition without wiping and re-installing ...
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why doesn't my ftp transfer work?

I am working on ubuntu 11.10 i need to transfer some files to my windows 7 system on the LAN. while connecting with ftp get an error i.e ftp: connection : connection refused ftp 192.168.0.72 ftp: ...
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Program Compatibility

I just installed Fifa manager 13 on ubuntu 13.04, but it doesn't work because I need to change the program compatibility before it runs. How do I do that in ubuntu??
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I need to know how to boot ubuntu on an existing Windows XP partition

I have an old PC running on Windows XP. When I got it, I partitioned the hard drive. I need to know how to install Ubuntu on That particular partition, since I have almost no space on my other ...
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Ubuntu Touch availability on Windows tablet

Can I install Ubuntu Touch on an Acer W510 tablet? I couldn't find any instructions at ubuntu.com.
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i want to remove windows 8 and windows 7 from my triple boot with ubuntu 12.04

Right now in my bootloader i have 3 OS namely ubuntu 12.04 , windows 7 and windows 8 . i have a virus in my pc and so windows 7 and 8 dont work. i want only ubuntu 12.04 on my pc right now and then ...
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System time keeps resetting to UTC [duplicate]

Edit by OP: Yes, the community is correct. The question indeed is a duplicate of this one. I missed it in my search. Thank you for pointing me there. I've been noticing a peculiar issue with Ubuntu ...
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Install 13.04 to a specific partition

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a machine that already runs Windows 7. Before installing, I shrank the Windows partition and added a new ext2 partition called /dev/sda4 using GParted. When I ...
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How to get windows look on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I like the functions of ubuntu. but I prefer the windows look. Is there some ubuntu modification that looks like windows? Ubuntu looks too cartoonish and unprofessional. Windows ist more ...
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Giving up on Windows

I have a Toshiba satellite L750D 6 months old, with a now defected windows 7 64 bit SP1 OS, a week ago MS sent 60 auto updates, after the upload it went into auto restart and never recovered, I went ...
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After installing MS fonts, the fonts are still not the same as on windows

Fonts in Firefox and Chromium are still not the same as in Windows FF and Chrome after installing ms fonts. I mean the fonts that were missing are now displayed, but they are not the same as on ...
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Trouble getting TightVNC to display screen

Whenever I open a TightVNC client on my Ubuntu box, I get this: What might cause what I'm seeing here?
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using deja dup to backup my ubuntu to a windows shared folder

I have a ubuntu 12.04 running and have certain things installed like samba,nagios and likewise-open to have my ubuntu join a windows domain. this all works correctly. I am not an expert in linux ...
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Making Ubuntu my default OS [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu, which instead of eliminating windows, it partitioned it. My question is first how to make Ubuntu my default OS? Secondly, how do I remove windows to speed up the ...
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Can I mount disc in Windows style?

I wish to use Windows mount style in Ubuntu, i.e. /C/ mount point /F/ mount point I know it is not about standards, but may ease user expluatation. Does this method have any issues from technical ...
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Cannot format flash drive due to write protection

Okay, just the other day, I was trying to install Ubuntu on an 8GB flash drive. Near the end of the installation process, the install failed. The flash drive is now entirely dysfunctional. At first, ...
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Why ASUS Q500A fails to dual boot?

I have followed several links including Ubuntu's guide to UEFI Installation and several guides on AskUbuntu but I have a unique problem: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI Installing Ubuntu on ...
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Storage server with NTFS and Linux on old machine

We have several old computers at home, and many IDE HDD drives. I would like to make a "storage server" from one. SO I want to use its storage as a shared folder. The other computers are Windows 7 / ...
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resolving windows hostname

my main host is windows and im running ubuntu on a virtual guest OS, im currently mounting a folder in windows and in ubuntu and i get this error: in /etc/fstab //Windows-PC/shared ...
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How to change NTFS ACLs on linux?

It is not about samba configuration, I want to change Windows permissions on a external NTFS drive, or another partition in my PC whose runs Windows, or even a network directory (but my PC is not the ...
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Trying to connection to a windows VPN

I'm new to VPNs in general and I'd firgue learning how to do this on ubuntu would be a great start I'm using pptd from the network manager. Whenever I try and connect to the vpn that's using Window's ...
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Running Ubuntu from a CD doesn't work for me

I have tried running the CD with the iso of Linux, but nothing happens and I get back to Windows 8. Is there something I am doing wrong? I press F12 when the prompt appears, and I choose to run from ...
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graphic problems with chicken invaders and epsxe

My windows vista keeps rebooting on the green bar load screen so i got Ubuntu 12.04 and installed it but i had trouble running my games and apps from vista until some guy on line told me to get wine ...
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install windows back [duplicate]

i recently replaced windows with ubuntu,now i want to install windows xp with ubuntu.. my laptop dosent have cd drive so i copyed the files in cd to pen drive . i dont understand how to run the ...
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change proxy username -ubuntuone on windows

ubuntuone asked for my proxy username during install, i used it for a while then the password had to be changed. now one is still using the old password. Tried to reinstall but the password dialog ...
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How do I see windows 8 files on ubuntu 12.10?

very new to ubuntu, and I think the interface is absolutely beautiful. I am using Ubuntu through the usb for now, after following this tutorial http://lifehacker.com/5504531/the-co...-a-thumb-drive - ...