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Can you Install Ubuntu From a USB on a Windows 8.1 Computer

I'm Having some problems installing Ubuntu on my Samsung Windows 8.1 computer. When I go into my BIOS setup menu, it doesn't have an option to boot from my USB. I am trying to download everything and ...
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Easiest way to move from Ubuntu to Windows? [duplicate]

For my study next year, my computer has to run Windows. It's a requirement. Right now, I want to get used to it a little more, so I plan on installing Windows preemptively. I'm currently running ...
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Lenovo Y510P: Battery wont charge past 60%

On my y510p, I set Lenovos battery software to "Optimize battery health" while I was in Windows 8.1. I forgot to change it before overwriting that partition with Ubuntu, and now my battery in Ubuntu ...
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No PARTITIONs found while installing, dual-boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04

SOLVED: See OP's Answer below I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I have a laptop that has been through various dual-boot configs. At one point, I was only running Linux Mint. ...
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Cannot find Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

Is there a solution to this? Gparted gives me Thanks a lot. Best Regards.
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 without partitioning

My disk partitions are as follow: c:6.88/49.1GB d:159/270GB e:239/292GB f:164/319GB Windows 8 is running from c: The problem is that windows doesn't allow me to partition my disk ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 UEFI Raid with Ubuntu 14.04 Grub2 Problem

I used the intel Raid 0 to raid SSD #1 and #2 on raid 0 for video editing work, everything was good.I installed windows 7 64bit on an asus x79 deluxe motherboard on these raid 0 two ssds using ...
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install 32bit or 64 for older pc [duplicate]

I got a hp/compaq presario c751nr, this laptop is a older computer with 2gb of ram i think it has a 64 bit processor but i believe it came with 32 bit vista,correct me if im wrong. im a tech savy ...
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Cannot shut down Ubuntu 14.04

this is my first time using Ubuntu 14.04 version. I'm not sure what I've done, but I can't shut down my laptop. But if I log in as the guest, then it will shut down if I press the button and I'm not ...
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How to install Windows 8 Pro after installing ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in my Lenovo G505s Laptop and now I also want to install Windows 8 Pro. I have already done an ntfs partition through gParted Partion Editor in ubuntu. This is the same ...
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Can I play Windows games through virtual desktop?

I've tried playing Windows steam games through PlayOnLinux, and it just glitches and closes. Everybody on the forums says that it worked, and it doesn't. Is it possible to play steam games through a ...
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Dual-boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04?

I have install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC. But when I am turning on my computer, ubuntu boots automatically and i can not boot windows. What can I do about it?
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Grub Do not Load Dual Boot after ShutDown [duplicate]

I have Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 . When I shut down/restart the Ubuntu I get the the start screen but GRUB wont load . If I Go to BIOS and then goto save changes and exit , without ...
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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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Windows 8.1 not appearing in Grub2 after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have HP notebook which came with freeDOS (MBR partitioned with two primary partitions). I have installed Windows 8.1 in Legacy mode by creating another primary partition. Yes, in Legacy mode though ...
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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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USB key - folder parameters - changing access rights

There is an MS Windows computer in my lab, which is sadly infected by some strange trojans and viruses. One USB key got into trouble while it was plugged on to the computer. Scanning with an antivirus ...
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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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Expand Wubi Ubuntu disk size from Windows 7

I have installed Ubuntu with Wubi. At startup, both options appear. Now, i have Win7 with some 10 GB free and Ubuntu with almost 1 GB or less. I simply want to expand the root.disk size. How can i do ...
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Win 8.1 won't boot

I have read alot about dual booting ubuntu and windows, but I have not seen an answer to my situation. I have an HP G17 laptop. I removed the HD and put in a 240 GB SSD and installed Win 8.1. Works ...
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Can't read Ubuntu partition on Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Live CD, and it seemed to work. However, when I boot into Windows 8, it shows up as Unallocated space. When I use Gparted, it shows up properly. I wanted to use a ...
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Is it possible to launch an application inside a Virtual Machine? [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS, with a Windows 7 installation inside VirtualBox for things I just can't easily do on Ubuntu (like running Microsoft Office). Now I am wondering if ...
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Black screen when bootloading Windows 7

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. Previously, I had Saucy Salamander and Winfows 7 on my PC and all qas running well. I recently formatted my PC and after installing Windows 7 I preferred to install Ubuntu ...
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Is WUBI vulnerable to GOZeus and Cryptolocker etc?

The GameoverZeus (P2PZeus) malware, and associated Cryptolocker, has been blocked temporarily, but may resume its potency. Windows is said to be vulnerable to it, but not Linux. So is Ubuntu under ...
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How to boot Ubuntu after installing Windows using BootCamp

I have had the need to create a working Ubuntu 64-bit and Windows 7 pro 64-bit dual booting system of late and decided my Macbook Pro 8.2 15". I had previously removed the Mac OS X from it as it was ...
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U 14.04 samba problems: Ubuntu to windows AND windows to ubuntu

I just tried sharing a folder on a w7 machine and accessing it from u65 14.04 as smb://ipaddress and was unable to get on - it challenges for a user name, workgroup, and password. Likewise, I tried ...
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Equivalent to command prompt's “tree” command? [duplicate]

Back in my (sucky) Windows days, I used the tree command to view the file hierarchy in a pretty display. I am aware of the find command, but to actually process any data in my clogged 241,416 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Wubi installer [closed]

Please give me the link to the Windows installer of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Windows 7 64 bit.
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how to install Longene linux unified kernel?

I heard that Longene Linux unified kernel (Sourceforge link) (GibHub link) will help me install windows apps and some people say it performs better than regular Wine. I need to use windows apps on my ...
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Changing Windows Dynamic Disk partition to Basic partition and not the full drive

I have a Lenovo G505s with Win8 installed on it. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it, I followed all the procedures to Disable the secure boot and fast boot succefully. The problem starts ...
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Will downloading Ubuntu remove my current OS

I'm going to download Ubuntu onto this computer which runs Windows XP. Will installing Ubuntu automatically replace and remove my current OS, or will I have to do that manually? Another question I ...
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Ubuntu bought a knife and sliced my desktop

I was about to choose the "your country"-part. Browsing firefox and writing a question and did everything right. And suddenly THIS happened: I can't start Ubuntu anymore because this keeps ...
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System wide Proxy settings when on a windows network with a password

I'm using Ubuntu on a windows network. I want to connect to the world wide web. I have followed the steps here which I have found very useful. However when I try to ping a website (eg: ping ...
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Weird Ubuntu Desktop Boot Partition On External Hard Drive

I have a Thinkpad with Windows 7. Last time I installed an Ubuntu/Windows dual boot, Windows was never same after and regularly got corrupted so this time, I installed Ubuntu on a separate external ...
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Grub loader cant boot into WIndows 8 [duplicate]

So, I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto a Lenovo u510. However, I can't boot into the Windows partition from GRUB. Whenever I load to grub, it says: /EndEntire file path: /ACPI(... error: ...
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Installing problems with 14.04 alongside Windows 7

I've tried to install 14.04 with a DVD. First the 64-bit version. It went all fine until I was asked how I wanted it installed. I chose alongside Windows 7, and it asked me to remove the installation ...
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Some problem about Compiz and GTK on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer : i3/4G/750G/VGA Intel HD3000 & 1GB NVidia with CUDA GT540M. I've some problems with Ubuntu 14.04 : Does Ubuntu 14.04 support Emerald Theme Manager? ...
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How to change the SATA Mode from AHCI to IDE to install Windows XP for dual boot? (Ubuntu installed first) [closed]

Good day guys, I just installed ubuntu and it replaced my current OS Windows 7 Ultimate. Now I want to go back to windows and try to install XP but now I'm unable to install ANY VERSION OF WINDOWS ...
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Can't boot windows anymore?

Installed xubuntu, restart computer, and it instantly boots up into xubuntu, when usually I have the choice of booting into windows as well as an old installation of ubuntu I downloaded a long time ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows partition when trying to install Ubuntu [duplicate]

I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7 just to check them however I seem to totally mess it up. I used wubi and wanted to install it on my D drive however I was confused during fixing ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of always running Ubuntu in “Try” mode?

I don't want to lose everything on my Windows, can I just not install it and always "try" Ubuntu? What are the disadvantages? What are the advantages? Thanks in advance.
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Ubuntu makes my audio speaker make a “poping sound” back to Windows in dualboot

I have a very strange problem that other people with the same hardware than me already had, but I didn't see any solutions on the internet. That's why I'm posting here, I'm a bit desperate and if I ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS

On my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. Felt I needed to see the competition for myself to establish which was a better OS. So I followed the channels to dual boot. All seemed fine ...
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Ad hoc network between ms windows and ubuntu

I've tried to make ad hoc network on my windows machine and use another ubuntu machine to connect on it. But ubuntu can not see this network. Is there any way to make this ?
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Unable to boot windows 8.1 after installing Kubuntu 14.04

I just installed Kubuntu 14.04, and I cannot boot into the previously installed Windows 8.1. As I read everywhere, this shouldn't be a problem: Kubuntu should recognize that Windows is there. But ...
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How to join an Ubuntu 14.04 workstation to a windows domain [duplicate]

I have just install Ubuntu 14.04 on a windows hyper v vm. I need to connect this installation to our windows domain. I have read articles on the net about how to do this but they all point to using ...
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Grub rescue mode error

So I've messed up my install completely via ignorance. I'd had windows 8 Pro and ubuntu 14, which I installed using unetbootin and a USB, running on partitions on my hard drive, then realised I don't ...
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How to recover my old installed ubuntu after installing Windows [duplicate]

I am using windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 dual boot system. In my Windows 7 some issues occurred, so i re-install windows 7. after re-installing windows 7, i lost my ubuntu os. how can i recover my ubuntu ...
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Create a bootable USB drive for Windows [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a bootable USB for Windows 7 in Ubuntu (14.04) any ideas on how to do this? I've been searching but all of the other questions are talking about creating an Ubuntu USB. Thanks in ...
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PPTPD Ubuntu Server 14.04 no Internet

I have recently hired a VPS with Ubuntu 14.04 Server on it. I tried to setup a VPN server with PPTPD. I used this guide: Guide. I can successfully connect to my VPN with my Windows client, but sadly I ...