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Difference between Ubuntu Partitions and Windows Partitions

I had first installed ubuntu using wubi through windows, on my drive D, the drive contains some windows files as well, no I want to move my wubi install and make it a regular install on Drive C. ...
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How Do I Switch From Dual Boot to VM?

My computer is currently dual booted with Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7. I'd like to just have Ubuntu installed, and run Windows in a virtual machine. What would be the best way to do this without losing ...
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Need Help About Using Ubuntu Server

I am using ubuntu in dual boot with windows. I decide to completely move into ubuntu. But a little problem occurs. I am learning to manage server so I am working with a vps. In windows to login SSH I ...
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Need Help For Completely Transfer in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I use ubuntu 13.04 in dual boot with windows. I want to completely move into ubuntu. But I need some help. I am a freelance web designer. Sometimes my clients send me PSD files to make theme html or ...
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Dual boot system [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04. Can I install windows 7 and use it as a dual boot system. When I tried this earlier windows doesn't detect ubuntu.Is there any solution for this.
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 along with windows XP [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along windows XP. I am having an 80 GB Hard Disk and I have already partitioned it to 20 GB as C: Drive, 20 GB as D: Drive, 20 GB as E: Drive and remaining as F: Drive. ...
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how to delete windows? I only want ubuntu [duplicate]

How can i delete windows? I only want ubuntu on my pc. I dont want windows. It came together with windows when I am downloading ubuntu but I dont want windows. Is there any way to delete windows 7? I ...
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Wubi shows error

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi and it just doesn't work, every time, without fail. I had the following scenarios: 1. I downloaded only wubi.exe and ran it. The wubi installer started ...
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Accessing Windows & Ubuntu shared external drive [closed]

Tried 'gparted' and 'Disks' in Ubuntu but cannot access data. I can see the drive however. I have tried 'Computer Manager' in Windows but cannot access data. I need access to the drive, please help....
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Cant Remove Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu loaded on a hard drive it is the only thing on the drive I dont have windows loaded or have a windows disk how can I remove Ubuntu or format the drive. If you have the time I would ...
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Ubuntu FQDN Not pingable on Windows Network

My problem is that my Ubuntu machine seems to have its FQDN setup correctly, yet I cannot ping the FQDN from a windows machine on the same network. Output of various commands on my Ubuntu machine: ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installation

I have a Windows 8 Computer with UEFI. Here is how I tried to install Ubuntu: • Disabled Secure Boot, loaded live USB with 12.10 x64 • Created 30.0GB partition in Windows for Ubuntu • Installed ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two different hard disks?

I'm planning to install both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my desktop computer. I have two hard disks, one sized 250gb and one 160gb. I installed Windows 7 on the larger one first and then tried to ...
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How do i view and access my windows 7 laptop from my ubuntu desktop?

The desktop has 2 outputs for monitor display: Can I plug in a vga chord from my laptop to the desktop? and control (the mouse and keyboard) the laptop from my ubuntu desktop? I was thinking of ...
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2 Windows 8 Loaders appearing at the grub menu [duplicate]

So, after an install of Xubuntu, my grub loader has 3 things, Xubuntu and then 2 Windows 8 Loaders How can I fix this?
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How to Revamp my hard-drive and then do a dual-boot windows xp and ubuntu 12.04 LTS Ubuntu currently installed

I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a second hand PC I bought sometime back and I have to say its better than windows any day. However now I need both windows and Ubuntu on my PC. I've already backed up data ...
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Wine 1.6 in Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

So I downloaded Wine from the Software Center and it works very well. Unfortunately, the software center does not offer the latest version. My question is; when will the version be bumped to 1.6?
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Install ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

Currently I am using Windows 8 in my dell N4050 machine. It has 4GB of RAM, 320GB HDD. Now I want to install ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows. I tried several times after reading some blogs. But every ...
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Xbox 360 gameplay recording

Hi I have a climax digital vcap 303, its a av recorder for my xbox 360. I currently have be using ArcSoft Showbiz to record (capture) my xbox's gameplay. this app is window/mac only. is there any ...
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Installations on Seperate Disks [duplicate]

I'm having trouble installing ubuntu 13.04 on my windows 8 machine. The slot one disk is a 360gb SSD with W8, but the disk I want to install Ubuntu on is a 120gb SSD. I keep trying to install the OS, ...
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Using Ubuntu on Windows Phone 7 [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone has heard of or knows and plans for Ubuntu on Nokia Lumia 610. I am fed up with the current operating system on Nokia Lumia 610 and I want to replace it with Ubuntu, or if ...
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How should I partition my drive for my Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

So firstly I'm going to dual boot windows and Ubuntu (Windows already installed) and am wondering how I should partition my other drive, which is completely empty. Do I just need one massive ...
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Would like to have Windows back

So i tried to install Ubuntu, it wasnt going wery well, so I decided to stop it. I manually stopped my computer, booted it up and I get "MBR Error 1" Insert floppy. I launched my BIOS panel, and i do ...
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What desktop distro I should use when coming from Windows? [duplicate]

I've been using Windows 8 as my laptop since it came out, though I hate it, I really didn't really have a choice since my school only allowed Windows, and since my mom bought me windows 8, I just put ...
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Partition Concerns - Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on New Laptop

I plan to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Samsung NP540 laptop. I do, however, have two concerns. The first issue is that Samsung have decided that it is necessary to manipulate the BIOS in order to ...
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how to make Wine GUI elements look like modern Windows elements

I started using Wine to run Windows apps on Ubuntu, but I see that the style of User Interface elements like buttons etc. is too old, like the buttons of windows 98, is there a way to make it like ...
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Mixed mode in Steam (wine/native)

I'm still relatively new to Linux's more technical side, but I wanted to know if it was possible to have the native Linux Steam client installed and launch games that do not have a native port from ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a separate HDD to my Windows installation? [duplicate]

My Windows installation is on C drive, and I want to install a new Ubuntu installation on D drive. I have some downloads on my D drive like anime and stuff (nothing directly relating to the windows ...
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Can I run XAMPP installed on Windows partition

I have been using XAMPP on Windows 7. Now, I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows. I just want to use my XAMPP from Windows while I'm on Ubuntu. I know how can I install and get running ...
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How can I run .exe files in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have lots of windows programs in .exe because i've changed windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04. Help please
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Ubuntu on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have a computer with Windows 7 and want to install Ubuntu and start asking me which operating system to start on how to do this?
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Not able to boot

Few days ago I was using windows 8 and it was pretty slow for 4gb ram and struck now and then. Revently it became too slow but I didn't install anything so I tried to install windows 7 with the CD. ...
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how to boot into Windows XP?

I am not finding a way to boot into Windows XP in my PC. This is the sequence of installation I have done in my PC. Ubuntu 13.04 Windows XP(formed Dual-Boot) Windows 8 installed( Not formatted ...
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Installed it wrong and cannot uninstall ubuntu

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8 but dual boot isn't working. It doesn't appear in control pannel to simply uninstall. I have 2 HDD and there are 20GB on the second one (first one is for ...
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Why is my Ubuntu 12.04 not booting after GRUB? [duplicate]

I've seen a lot of similar issues, but none have quite answered my question. To elaborate, I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8. I am using a linux usb creator to boot linux. I ...
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Can I reset my Wine install?

I think I borked my Wine install. Is there a way I can "start fresh", so to speak--completely uninstall everything Wine-related and start over?
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Nor Ubuntu or windows are booting

I was installing Ubuntu in a partition created directly from the installer, using the CD method, after the step when one set up the partitions of the hard drive, the installation crashed. After that I ...
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Mounting My Windows Drive [duplicate]

If you would be so kind to explain and answer my dilemma, I'd be grateful of all of you. Here is the error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/System: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "...
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Switching from Windows 7 to Ubuntu and need help

First I want to say welcome to the community and I humbly ask for your expertise. 1.I want to fully overwrite Windows with Ubuntu. Is it as simple as just downloading over it? 2.should I use 32bit ...
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Boot problem ubuntu and windows7 [duplicate]

I install ubuntu12.10 than I install windows 7 and now I have access only at windows :( i didn't find any solution for this... can you help me please? thanks
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Installing windows again… [duplicate]

So here's my story. I had windows Vista on my laptop, but as we all know, vista is terrible. So I installed ubuntu (and let the wubi installer delete windows completely). Now, after all this time, I '...
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Ubuntu on external HDD accessed from mac and windows

I have an external 2T HDD, an iMac intel, a windows laptop and a router (Airport Extreme). I'd like to install ubuntu on the ext HDD and have access to it either from the iMac or windows machine (...
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Partition in my laptop [duplicate]

Is it possible to make a partition in my laptop and run Ubuntu and Windows 8 side by side. and if it is then what should i do to make a partition in my laptop
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After installing Ubuntu I no longer have the option to start Windows 7 Professional [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time. I followed the steps for partitioning and root directories as recommended. However, when I partitioned the /dev/sda1 was green and the disk did not ...
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problems with reinstalling windows vista [closed]

I want to dual boot (windows vista and Ubuntu) and i only have Ubuntu now, i also have an installation CD for windows vista, which i can start through PlayOnLinux. My problem is that it says the ...
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How do I hide GRUB entries?

I recently followed this guide to dual-booting OEM Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and now I've got an awful GRUB menu full of redundant entries. All I want are two entries: one for Ubuntu, and one for Windows. ...
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13.04 PPTP VNP to Windows Server but NO Internet

I am currently running on an Ubuntu 13.04 environment. I am able to connect just fine to my Office VPN, the only problem I am having now is I don't have internet access once I am connected. There is ...
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Alternative to software for Windows phone

i just installed Ubuntu 12.10 LTS on my computer. However I have one problem. I use a Nokia Lumia 610 phone and therefore the OS is Windows Phone. In order to transfer songs, pictures etc. usually ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 via the Windows installer

Hello, *If I install Ubuntu 13.04 using the windows installer, will it overwrite my windows?* I am asking this because I like the freedom of Ubuntu, but I want Windows just in case thanks :)
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Printing from Ubuntu to Windows printer

I have a Windows Vista machine downstairs with 2 printers hooked up to it (it's currently not possible to connect them to my ubuntu machine). I have printer sharing enabled as well as discovery ...