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some ubuntu steam games use more RAM than windows version

Why some steam games (as XCOM Enemy Unknown) need more RAM memory on Linux than on Windows? Minimum requirements for Windows are: Windows Vista / 2GB RAM and for Linux are: Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and ...
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Removing Ubuntu and installing Windows [duplicate]

I switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04. But I want my Windows back. I've seen so much tutorials but they are all different. Can someone explain how I can remove Ubuntu completely and install Windows ...
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Samba - shared CUPS printer not printing

Hello fellow StackExchangers, I tried running CUPS+Samba on a 12.04 to share a printer (Canon MP550) with a couple of windows clients. CUPS is showing the printer, not indicating any trouble. The ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 UEFI

I'm on an ASUS F550L with Windows 8.1 I can see from windows : partition C: and D: of about similar size But from gparted Ubuntu 14:04 LTS I can see: /dev/sda unknown /dev/sda1 efi ...
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Cannot connect to a Windows 98 share from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot connect to a Windows 98 share from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I can navigate to the share via Nautilus. Here is the command I am using: sudo mount //192.168.0.2/UNISERV /tmp/uniplus/ -o ...
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Can ubuntu be compromised?

My main reason for switching over here from Windows was because with the release of Windows 10, the VP of Microsoft wrote in the ToS (Yes, I read this with my very own eyes while installing it) that ...
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Why can I not access my Samba shared folder?

I just upgraded from a non-LTS Ubuntu to 12.04 LTS; this was a complete fresh install. Now I am trying to set up 3 storage hard drives as Samba shares. But for some reason they do not show up on other ...
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Launch my windows recovery bootable partition

I need to get my computer as i got it from the shop. For that i get a bootable recovery partition on my hard drive. And i just don't know, how to launch it at the start of the computer... (don't get ...
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Not a Ubuntu question, but a Linux query in general: MS-DOS like OS for Linux? [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux OS that runs fully through the terminal, kind of like MS-DOS. I'm using a 100 Mb device that I intend to use for only basic functions like transfer files from various drives ...
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How do I just install Ubuntu, and not Grub? [duplicate]

I just personally don't like the grub boot manager, and I still want Windows to be my main operating system. I tried using the "Wubi" installer, but unfortunately, I had all these errors. I also don't ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1+Ubuntu12.04 - can't boot on windows

I got a Toshiba Sattelite S70-b-110, with windows 8.1 pre-installed. I partitioned my HDD into 4 : C:/ (Windows install) ; P:/ (Windows Data and installed programs) ; Ubuntu install (/) ; ...
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need to boot back into windows 8 [duplicate]

i don't know exactly what topic i should read, but i thought it would be better to just post this. i have an acer laptop, and i was locked out of the bios. i wanted to try something new and installed ...
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Two “Windows 7 loaders” in Grub2 screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the same hard drive(sda) which already has Windows 7 OS installed on another partition of this hard drive and I also have a second hard drive(sdb) which is just for ...
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Can Ubuntu use C and D partition? [closed]

From Ubuntu I can see C and D partitions of Windows and I can look, change, delete and create anything in those partitions. Because I have a small HDD on my laptop (120 GB) I would make Windows ...
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Wubi installation issue alongside windows for Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have tried many times and ways to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 8 laptop using wubi.exe All the time the installation process comes till the end and stops saying that permission is denied, ...
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User cant access samba from windows 8.1

[Open_Share] path = /home/brady/open_share available = yes guest ok = yes valid users = brady read only = no browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes force user = brady create mask = 0640 ...
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How do I access my window's files? [duplicate]

I recently replaced the Windows by Ubuntu and I have any files in my Disc. When I had Windows. How Can I Do to access $ sudo fdisk -l to I to recover my disc?
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Restoring previous Windows 7 data after a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Sorry if this has been asked before. Hope you'll bear with Linux newbie.... Fairly new to Ubuntu. Installed it on my desktop previously running win7. I backed up my data in the C partition and ...
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I need help reverting an old laptop frrom ubuntu back to windows, please help [duplicate]

i have only ubuntu on this laptop from what i believe and i would like to get it back to windows if possible using a 16gb flash drive. any help is appreciated
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/etc/fstab mount multple shares from same server

What I am trying to do may not be completely possible, as I have found no solutions via Google searches. But if someone knows a way to do this, I could really appreciate the help. I have a Ubuntu ...
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Updating from win 8 to 8.1 removes dual boot [duplicate]

I got a message to update to 8.1 so I did and now I can no longer see the screen allowing me to chose between starting windows or Ubuntu when I turn on my computer. Is there an easy way to restore ...
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How do i make a stand-alone hard drive partition?

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install Windows. But I don't want my Windows files to be accessible from Ubuntu and vice-versa. I want to work as if I am on two different systems ...
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“Bootmgr is missing” - while trying to install windows xp [closed]

I've tried a lot of the answers suggested here on askubuntu.com but none of them seem to work, so I decided to ask my own question. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS and I'm trying ...
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Dual Boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04 hybrid drive [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed along with some programs and files, I want to see what I need to do in order to install Windows 8.1 alongside ubuntu. I have a boot partition along with my root and a folder in ...
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Replacing Win 8.1 & Clearing Hardrive

I'd like to completely remove all files from my drive (factory reset, basically) and also uninstall Windows 8.1 from my machine. How would I do this, and if there are multiple ways to do it, what ...
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Windows not showing in Grub

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my second HDD, alongside with Windows which is on my SSD. When booting I can only see Ubuntu in the Grub list. I've tried most of the things I've found on forums and on ...
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How do you uninstall Dualboot from Windows XP And Ubuntu 14.04

I just want to uninstall Ubuntu from my computer because it's really, really sluggish. I searched Google for answers, but I couldn't find the perfect solution. I want to uninstall Ubuntu without a Win ...
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What tools can resize the partition where Windows7 resides?

On my laptop, I have Windows 7 installed on /windows-c, and my partitions / and /windows-d are running low. How can I arrange more space for these two partitions from /windows-c? Gparted output: ...
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Can't boot Windows 7

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a dell inspiron which had Windows 7. Ubuntu is running fine. During the installation, the install alongside windows 7 option wasn't available so I used the ...
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Unable to connect to server: Starbucks wifi and newly installed Ubuntu

Ok, so last night I went ahead with adding Ubuntu to my yoga thinkpad along side Windows 8.1 I love it. Wifi works at home but I decided to drive over to Starbucks today to get some writing work ...
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Triple boot Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Technical Preview

I currently dual boot on my computer Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on their own partitions, I have an additional partition containing data backup which I can copy to an external hard drive, since ...
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Unable to access windows 8.1 Hard Drive in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Before somebody wants to mark my question as duplicate I'm letting you know that I read a lot of alike questions and their solutions but none of them describes the same symptoms and their answers ...
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Shutdown does not clean the state of the drive

I was not sure whether to ask this in superuser or here. Anyway, I have dual boot: Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 and 3 disk drives: for Windows OS (the famous C://) neutral one, for files (lets call it "D ...
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Samba - Windows Network

I was recently checking my network and realized Samba was installed. When I go to "browse network" in the file explorer I see that there is "windows network" and my home folder is located inside. My ...
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Hidden file visible

Okay. So on one of my friends computer, which runs Windows 8, I needed to password protect a folder. I did it using command prompt on windows by running: E: attrib +s +h I then made the batch file ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and 13.10 (64 bit) along-side Windows 7 and windows 8 from USB

I use laptop Acer Aspire 4738. I try many solutions: First: I have Windows 7 - 64 bit, want install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso, use USB creat tools: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS not showing up in boot menu, Windows 8

I have Ubuntu on a flash drive and when I try to boot it my only option is the windows boot manager.
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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for ...
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How to make a bootable USB on Mac? [duplicate]

Hope you guys are doing well. I want to ask one question to you guys. Please help me out. I am using Macbook pro. I have a friend who is using Windows 7 but wants to switch to Ubuntu Operating ...
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How can you edit and remove unwanted search toolbar?

Recently "ASK" toolbar got onto my computer. When using Windows I could go to control panel and edit/remove programs. How do I do this in Ubuntu Please?
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Having trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. Have read all the questions posted here, as well as tried for 3 days now

I'm really sorry to bother everyone. I almost always find my answer on these forums, but it's been 3 days now and I've read dozens of askUbuntu posts and tried all sorts of different things to no ...
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Unable to access “1000 GB Volume”

I'm very new to Linux, and I have just installed it. I got it all working good, but when I go to open the files on my external 1TB hard-drive, Linux gives me this error: Error mounting /dev/sdb3 at ...
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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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Is it possible to make Ubuntu app running on Windows? (specific - hamster indicator) [closed]

I use Hamster indicator. It's great tool for people like me. I know, that for some other people it would be extremely useful. I'm discovering Ubuntu, now I'm full on Ubuntu, but not everybody is. So, ...
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WIll ubuntu use my full ram in dual boot [duplicate]

When I run ubuntu in dual boot will I still be able to use my full 4 gb ram If i am not running Win 7 at the same time?
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Make Windows the default boot option in an UEFI enabled system

I have admin rights on my Windows desktop, and I want to install Ubuntu on it, as I use Ubuntu on my desktop. However, I don't want any menu asking to select Ubuntu or something else or that it boots ...
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Can Ubuntu really run all Windows programs?

I recently stumbled over the Ubuntu for Tablets video, where Mark Shuttleworth presents how Ubuntu is going to look on tablets. However, he said one thing that struck me at: ...
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Wrong ubuntu installation does not recognizes windows [duplicate]

I had a dual boot installation ubuntu+windows that work just nice, but i messed up with ubuntu so much that i needed to reinstall it, and for some other reasons too, reinstallig was a good idea, so I ...
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problem reinstalling windows 8

So I have a laptop that have Ubuntu on it, previously I had it on dual boot windows 8.1/Ubuntu but now only Ubuntu is on it. But now I want to reinstall a legit copy of windows 8 on it but I have no ...
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Dual Booting (rEFInd)

I am new to dual booting on my own. I successfully dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 (via live usb) and Windows 8.1 on a UEFI system I have attempted to replace grub2 with refind. I installed rEFInd via ...