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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu? [closed]

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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Bootable pendrive for Windows 10 Technical Preview

I want to install Windows 10 Technical Preview. I have downloaded its .iso file. Now I want to make a flash drive bootable. How can I do that? I already have tried these 2 options. Making a ...
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What does “HQ” from WineHQ mean? [closed]

This is just a curiousity, and I wasn't able to find it anywhere... Would it be "High Quality"? I also see that the going-to-be Mac OS Wine-like app DarlingHQ also has this HQ...
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Why is Samba Access from Windows So Slow?

I have set up a file server using Ubuntu 12.04 Server. The purpose is to serve several network drives to Windows users that have heretofore been served by numerous NAS drives. I have Samba set up ...
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ubuntu install wubi?

first, sorry about my poor english. i have win 8.1 pre installed. i have tried to install ubuntu on another disk, i make another and gave him 30GB . then i download ubuntu 14 amd64 and Universal USB ...
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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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Unable to boot CD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and uninstalled Windows some time ago; However, i want to re-install Windows again and burned a copy to a CD (DVD+R) using write to disc pop-up right-click menu on the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't appear on network discovery when connected over Ethernet

I am trying and failing to establish a wired network between a PC running Windows 8.1 and another running Ubuntu 14.04. Both the computers are connected to a the same LAN via a Switch. While I am ...
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How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu on my laptop. Now I want install Windows 7 in a dual-boot. How can I do this? I can't lose my Ubuntu files, and I'm afraid that I might break GRUB.
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Grub-Bootmenu not showing up after triple-boot install (Ubuntu + 2xWindows10)

I first installed Windows10 (x32) on my Laptop, and then I installed Ubuntu. As it didn't ask me to boot into Windows10, and just booted to Ubuntu, I launched Grub-Boot-Repair and set up the boot. ...
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Make Ubuntu 14.04 NumPad behave like Windows

I'm using an external keyboard with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual-booting Windows 8.1, although that may be irrelevant to the question. With the NumLock switched on, I can type numbers by default and I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 black window border

I just updated to ubuntu 15.04 and all my windows have a black border. Is there a way to fix this?
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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

I have absolutely no experience with Linux, and I desperately need to get my computer back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?
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Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed?

I thought that there was no need to scan for viruses either in Ubuntu or any Linux distros until I found virus scanner packages 'clamtk' and 'klamav' in Ubuntu software center yesterday. This leads ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows Domain [duplicate]

How do I go about about connecting ubuntu 14.04 to a windows domain. Having searched on google I keep seeing that likewise-open was used but is no longer available. Thanks
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Why ubuntu 14 nor 15, are not recognizing windows 8.1 when trying to install alongside it?

That´s it. When the installator scans the disk, it doesn't find any windows partition, (and I know there is one, since I have Windows 8.1 running on that computer) Any idea?
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T450s doesn't see m.2 drive from Nautilus file manager

I'm running Windows on an M.2 drive and Linux on the main drive, but I'm not seeing the Windows drive when in Ubuntu (14.04.2, 4.0 kernel). On my older computer (T440s) it shows up under Devices in ...
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Windows gets progressively slower over time, why doesn't Ubuntu?

I, and many other previous Windows users notice that the computer seems to get progressively slower over time. I bought a leapfrog crammer only to find it installed process that sat there waiting for ...
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How can I download gedit from Windows and install it from a pendrive?

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, but have not been able to connect with wifi (it works fine when using Windows). Is there any way to download gedit from Windows, then install it on ...
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Unable to resize lvm2 partition [duplicate]

I have been facing this issue even when I boot through Gparted LiveCD. My goal is to install Windows dual booting with Ubuntu (My wife is not comfortable with linux) Don't ask me about the ext2 and ...
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Can I clone a 1TB hard drive with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to a sshd on a laptop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and will upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 this afternoon. I was curious while looking at hard drives and was seeing that SSHD drives are the perfect mix of hard drive and solid state ...
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Can't see windows 8 in grub after installing ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo flex 2 alongside with windows 8. After the installing, I could see windows at grub boot-loader, but after clicking it I got an error. Trying to fix it, I followed ...
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How to use encrypted windows partition in ubuntu 15?

I've installed Ubuntu over windows 8 and I cannot access a partition that was previously encrypted in windows 8. I don't have access to windows 8 anymore since I've not installed Ubuntu alongside it. ...
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Cannot reinstall Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop(Sony Vaio Duo 13). The laptop ONLY has two USB slots in the back, no disk drive. A bit later I realized that I still needed Windows for programs needed in ...
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Working with text files encoded as Windows-1250 and UTF-8

I am switching between Ubuntu and Windows frequently therefore I have some encoding problems with text files. If I save text file in Ubuntu, everything works fine in both systems. But Ubuntu doesn't ...
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Installing Windows out of Linux

I have a bootable external hard drive with Windows 7 on it. When I plugin the hard drive with USB it shows it content, But when I check in the BIOS I don't see there the hard drive either at Grub ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 Only Boots to Windows

I have a terabyte external hard drive, with with Windows to Go on it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu onto this drive. The computer that I installed Ubuntu onto the external HDD is a BIOS computer, and ...
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Unable to ping Ubuntu from Windows

I'm using wireless router for internet access and local wireless network. When I ping from Ubuntu to Windows XP over a wireless LAN, it works using either IP or hostname of the Windows device. But ...
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windows ISO file showing a lock sign on it.that is why it is giving problems in making USB stick boot-able

Because of this lock maybe that is why nothing helping me out in making a USB boot-able.I tried everything for making a windows ISO file to burn into a USB to patched,imaged to a USB that can be boot ...
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have windows and ubuntu on same disk

I can't boot Ubuntu. I have tried pressing and holding down ESC after start and the options menu does not pop up. What should I do?
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Not able to cd into samba location (in a windows share location)

I am not able to cd into the samba like I would normally do: cd smb://server/folder It says: "bash: cd: smb/..." No such file or directory. But if in nautilus I go to the folder and right click ...
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Cisco AE2500 wireless adapter not recognized after reboot

I have used a lot of threads in here to make it work, but since the internal wifi is working, my AE2500 gets the name wlan1 instead of wlan0, which means (as i understand it) that it will only work ...
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Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument

A very similar question has been asked before by robazefa, but no one answered it. For the last month or so, my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box has been been unable to open a couple of folders shared from ...
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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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Restore Windows 8.1 bootloader after installing Ubuntu on a separate HDD

I have Windows 8 installed on a separate HDD and Ubuntu on a separate HDD as well. So I re-installed Ubuntu 14.14 because my previous installation was corrupted. Now when I boot my computer there is ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition after formating windows ubuntu 14.04 lts

I am unable to mount an NTFS partition in Ubuntu after I formatted Windows. The cause of the problem is the same in Windows and the partition wasn't opening at all so I formatted it and the problem ...
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Anyway to get full bash working on Windows? [closed]

So I love the Linux CLI environment and I like to use bash for almost every task I can. For some reasons too long to explain, I'm leaving my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to move to Windows 7. I have heard there ...
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Linksys AE3000 How to work around?

I have a Linksys AE3000 Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter. I need it to work for my Ubuntu 12.04. I have looked up how to work around the fact that Cisco didn't supply a Linux driver but I'm quite new ...
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Having trouble connecting through RDP to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS instance

I've just completed a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto my laptop. I installed XRDP and now i'm trying to connect to that instance from my windows 8.1 desktop machine using the MSTSC application ...
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All windows dlls in wine

Today I am going to ask a silly like question. The question is simply this that I have two PC's one is running Ubuntu and the other windows 7. What I want to do is to completely forget about windows ...
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Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu

On Mac I have been using the Spectacle app for moving and resizing windows with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts. It's very cool. What similar application can I use for Ubuntu?
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Can I play windows game using wine and/or through steam?

When I download Wine to play Windows games, will I also be able to play those Windows games through Steam? I'm very new to ubuntu and I would need an advise in this regard.
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How to start win7 or linux at user login

I have a PC that is multi-user. Each user has a defined OS profile. 1 windows users and 1 linux user, with the base OS linux. How can I boot the PC to linux and then allow each user login to launch ...
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Low screen brightness

If I turn on my laptop without charger, my screen brightness is very low, not only in Ubuntu desktop but in Grub too. I've got dual-boot, Windows hasn't got this problem. So can you suggest me any ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 error

I had Ubuntu 13.10 and Win7 getting along fine together... then a Windows update failed. Now I can't boot Windows. Linux is working fine. All data appears good in the Windows partition. I don't ...
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Ubuntu UEIF/Windows 8 dual boot problem

I tried installing ubuntu 14 uefi in dual boot with Windows 8. The installation went well, but now I can't boot on Windows anymore. I can't even see it in the boot manager. I tried to unable/disable ...
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Use (Windows) BitLocker-encrypted drive on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How could I mount my BitLocker encrypted drive on Ubuntu? I have checked the Wine website, and it had no BitLocker support, and I have no idea how to install Dislocker on my computer. I can not ...
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how to sync email client between ubuntu and windows for seamless use of mails and archives

I am looking for an email client which offers seamless integration of (offline) mails when used from linux (ubuntu 12.04) and windows 7. Being a windows user till now, I have been using Outlook and ...
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Share Windows 8.1 Folder with Ubuntu 14.04

I have two standalone PC's. One is Windows 8.1 and the other is Ubuntu 14.04. I have a working network between the two. Each machine can ping the other and I have Internet shared via Ethernet from the ...
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Ubuntu not working need new os? [duplicate]

Hello everyone i need your help. I have installed ubuntu but it is experiencing a lot of overheat issues and it can't stay on for more than 5 mins. So i decided to install windows but it is ...