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Dual boot Ubuntu (14.04) with Windows 10

I have a Windows 8 system and was about to install Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode, when I heard about Windows 10 releasing. Now that the Windows 10 has rolled out, I would like to know whether doing ...
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How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)

I installed Windows 7, which ate Ubuntu's boot file. When starting up the computer, it now goes straight to Windows, without giving me the option of booting Ubuntu. How can I get Ubuntu back?
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Fresh Install of Ubuntu, After Windows 10

I have a Windows 8.1 HP Pavilion model 2000. My younger brother decided to put Windows 10 on it, he didn't partition or back up the Windows 8.1 OS... I've tried reverting back to Win8.1 but can't. So ...
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Default boot into Windows [duplicate]

There are many posts here about how to boot into Windows with Ubuntu installed, can't find any about my specific scenario... I have a ProLiant server running Ubuntu, and it's useful sometimes to be ...
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UEFI boot order depending if usb stick is plugged

I want to tryout Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Because I don't want to reinstall windows after this I installed it via DVD-ROM onto my usb 3.0 stick (64GB). This worked fine. The first thing when I restarted ...
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Installing ubuntu os on a different drive than windows os during dual boot setup

I would like to know if ubuntu could be installed in other drive than C: ( which reads healthy, boot, page dump , ....) and other drivers which read as only primary drive. It is because I don't ...
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Running .reg files with wine

I am having trouble running .reg files with wine. I have tried a few solutions that other people have used but when I launch it return the following error: "There is no windows program configured to ...
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Is there a windows installer (wubi) for Ubuntu 15.04?

Is there a windows installer (WUBI) for Ubuntu 15.04? I found one on the installation CD but it says that's its for Ubuntu 14.04.
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Start Windows automatically unless a key is pressed, then start Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to disable the boot menu and still be able to start Ubuntu instead of Windows by holding a key down. Is this possible?
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Getting .deb package dependencies for an offline Ubuntu computer through Windows

Basically I want to "batch" download a .deb file and all its dependencies at once on a Windows 7 machine (of which I do not have admin access, it is a public computer.) I've seen plenty of Ubuntu ...
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Delete one of the OS via Ubuntu

I'm currently running on dual boot (win 7 and ubuntu). I'd like to know how to delete my Windows 7 OS using ubuntu
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Ubuntu on XPS13 9333… Want to add Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

When I bought my XPS13 9333 I got angry with Windows, wiped it, and installed Ubuntu. My son now wants Windows for gaming (thanks Lego World!). I don't know my product key (but expect I can get it ...
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USB stick bootable on both Wintel and Mac hardware

I would like to create a bootable USB stick to use as a portable Ubuntu installation that I can bring with me and run on both Wintel and Mac hardware. Is it possible to create such an installation on ...
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How do you repair an “input/output error” in an NTFS partition?

I replaced a buggy Windows Vista installation with Ubuntu. All works fine except that the main HD where I had all my files are now inaccessible. Here is the error message I get: Error mounting: ...
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Is there a way to make Windows Fastboot and Ubuntu work together?

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my laptop. The problem is, when I enable fastboot, I can't view Windows partitions from Linux When booting up I think grub does something so ...
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I installed Ubuntu and when I try opening the setup utility it comes with GRUB

Okay. I used to have Windows 8. Then I installed Ubuntu over Windows 8. When I tried the setup utility on Windows it worked, but now it sends me to the GRUB menu. I tried installing zorin but GRUB ...
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Ubuntu install freezes using every method on Windows XP

I'll list the information I know, but I'm not a programmer or computer wizard so if you need more please explain how I can obtain it for you. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio laptop, ...
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Xubuntu / Samba PC occasionally unreachable from Windows; works again when 'samba' package is reinstalled

I've configured a Xubuntu PC with Samba to allow file and folder sharing with Windows 7 PCs. The Xubuntu PC is almost always on. While it usually works when sharing files to and from each other, ...
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How to set up a domain network for 3 computers

I am fairly new to linux and so would like to get some information on setting up my home network. It will consist of three computers. The Ubuntu server, a desktop running Ubuntu, and a desktop ...
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scroll through terminal directory like windows command prompt

I'm relatively new to Linux, so forgive me if this is a silly question I know that in windows's command prompt, if you change directories, you can then autocomplete/scan files within that folder by ...
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GNU GRUB V. 2.02 The GateKeeper of the Windows Installer

I am attempting to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit to replace the Ubuntu OS that I have currently installed on my Lenovo T410 ThinkPad. The steps I have taken are: Download windows ISO file ...
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Deleted partition didn't fix windows boot

Okay so I uninstalled Ubuntu. Deleted its partition and hit the wrong button before I fixed the windows boot loader. Now I am stuck at the grub terminal on boot. Is there any way to load windows from ...
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Installing Windows 8 after Ubuntu 14.04

I was using windows 8.1 and I was get bored of it and than i installed ubuntu on it. The mistake i done was that i erased windows 8 and then installed ubuntu and now I want to use multi-boot. I want ...
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how do I burn a Live CD onto a USB? [duplicate]

I got the LiveCD from Ubuntu.com and I only have a USB to work with, can I burn a Live CD onto a USB inside windows 8.1? (no disk tray installed, no budget to buy one with). Is it possible, if so, ...
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cant boot to windows after installing ubuntu 15.04

okzz this is what happened.. i was earlier using windows 8.1 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04, updated it to 15.04.. there was some bug after i updated it (desktop went all black after i updated it, ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8.1 in a SSD

I have a 120Gb SSD and I want to install Ubuntu as my main OS and use Windows just for gaming. My question is: Is this partition table that I'm creating correct? http://i.imgur.com/NFQ4jZ9.jpg sda1 ...
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No dual boot menu

I formatted all of my disk and installed Ubuntu on my computer. I immediately partitioned, from an Ubuntu live CD, my hard drive, creating an NTFS partition for for Windows. After successfully doing ...
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How to install winexe on Ubuntu?

I don't seem to find a working tutorial on how to install winexe, which is a program that allows for execution of commands on a Windows machine remotely from a Linux machine. None of the tutorials ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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Won't dual boot---goes straight to Ubuntu

I have a Windows 7 computer. This is what I did: Using Windows Disk Management, shrunk the available hard drive producing a partition more than large enough for Ubuntu. Changed the boot order in ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows CE 6.0 EzBook PC (ez-72a)

I recently inherited a cheap EzBook PC and decided it might be fun to throw Ubuntu on it. I have a USB all setup but for the life of me can't get it to boot from USB! I've looked online and can't seem ...
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Access old NTFS partion to read files [duplicate]

I tried to access my old NTFS partion to read files only that are very important. It told me that it's hibernated and I can read the files only (which would be no problem for me). I searched on the ...
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Installing Bootloader/Grub2 on USD with Ubuntu on HDD

I have a Lenovo y510p system with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. It has UEFI with secure boot and I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.2. I am not a too tech savvy person and want to look at ...
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How to boot directly into Windows 10 from grub on Windows8.1-Windows10-Ubuntu15.04 tripleboot system?

I have a tripleboot system having Windows8.1, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose Windows from grub menu, it takes me to Windows bootloader giving choice between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. How ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Second Hard Drive

I have 2 1tb hard drives on my computer with Windows 8 on the first hard drive and nothing on the other. I want to install Ubuntu 14 on the second hard drive. I've looked up some guides and they all ...
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can i have ubuntu on a phone that my co worker gave me [duplicate]

i have a phone that i have because my co worker gave me my phone when i worked with him at my job and it is a lil prepaid flip phone and i want to install ubuntu on it so can i use my regular charging ...
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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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can windows virus affect Linux machine through wine? [duplicate]

When we use wine on Linux PC windows Virus can affect folders of wine? I think may be not; But I still Confuse about that. What is accurate answer? Wine is emulator of windows then some question ...
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Virtualbox and networking

I have installed Win 7 in Virtual Box but am unable to see my NAS Drive. I have checked under network and can see the internet. I looked under network in Virtual Box and it is set to NAT.
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Switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

My current PC is running on Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.80GHz with 2GB RAM. I run Windows 7 32-bit on this configuration, but the PC shuts down sometimes due to over heating. Also, the CPU is always ...
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Can you use Ubuntu installation CD instead of Windows on Windows Automatic Recover?

My PC has been thrown into an Automatic Recovery loop, and nothing is working. The only option I have is to repair using a media disc, but I do not have one for Windows. If I select this option and ...
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Can't dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu.?

I have successfully dual booted ubuntu and windows on my sony vaio laptop. The thing is when i logout of ubuntu and restart the computer, then boot with windows, the next time i try to boot into ...
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What is ideal partitioning scheme for triple booting Arch, Ubuntu, Windows 8.1?

Shown below is my current partition configuration (which is supposed to triple boot) with, 350MB partition for bootloader and MBR of Windows, I guess 100GB partition for Windows 8.1 45.02GB partition ...
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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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ubuntu 13.10 won't install it just reboot the pc when terying to install

im having a problem in installing any version of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 or inside it, it seems that the only solution is to format my pc but I don't like to do that. When booting from the usb ...
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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 ...