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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to install Office 365 (2013) on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet? [duplicate]

I would like to install Office 2015/365 on Ubuntu 15.04. I tried to install Office using Wine, but that did not work. Please note that I do not want virtualisation unless it has a Winconn-like ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Windows 8 doesn't show in GRUB 2, Bootrepair didn't help

I've spend the entire day on this problem, probably because I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu. First I wasn't able to start Ubuntu, but after Bootrepair I was. ...
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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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How do I install Ubuntu on my dynamic disk?

So my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5537) came with Ubuntu 12.04 when I first bought it, but then I switched to Windows 8 and removed Ubuntu. Then, when I switched to Windows 7 I wanted Ubuntu back to run ...
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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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Windows and Linux startup SSD

I want to install windows and linux on SSD as a booting drive. Both systems will have separate disks for data. I don't want to store private data on SSD. How partition table should look like? Will it ...
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I want to download “Download Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO” .ios file in my ubuntu 14.04

I want to download "Download Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO" .ios file in my ubuntu 14.04.So that I can use it in pendrive. Can anyone give me the glimpse to how to do it using terminal ? I want to ...
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want to Install ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 8 pc and want to remove windows without losing any previous partition and data

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and remove Windows 8 without losing any previous partitions or data. I have booted my pendrive for installing Ubuntu 14.04 but I do not know how to install ...
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HardDrive Partitions to install Ubuntu together with W7

I'm going to install Ubuntu 14 on my laptop. This is now my hardrive config: C: Windows D: Music, Photos, Documents, etc I've two questions. After I get free space from D, which partitions I'll ...
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fake windows desktop environment [duplicate]

Are there any desktop environments designed to look exactly like a windows machine? Not like cinnamon or GNOME, but exactly the same?
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Uninstall Ubuntu 15.04 from dual boot on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I want to uninstall ubuntu 15.04 . I dual booted it with windows 8.1. Please help me step by step, how to safely uninstall it... I dont want to loose any data. I used 2gb as swap area and 13 gb for ...
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Safely uninstall ubuntu Dual Boot

I can't log into ubuntu anymore after an update, and would like to install linux light or Lubuntu instead. I read I could just delete the partition which I was about to do through windows 8's Disk ...
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Unable to get execute bit on Samba share working with Windows 7 client

I keep most of my files on an Ubuntu 14.04 box in Samba shares and access them from Windows 7 client machines. I had this all working with Ubuntu 11.10 and somehow broke this when moving to 14.04. ...
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Ubuntu Installation without media [duplicate]

My computer is a lenovo and I have windows 8.1 installed and was wondering if there is a way to boot my PC with Ubuntu without a disc or flash drive. I just want to try it out since I don't like the ...
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Partitions deleted, disk cleared, but boot info still there

I've been trying to set up my ThinkPad T420 to boot Windows 10 Technical Preview on disk 0 (/dev/sda) and Ubuntu on disk 1 (/dev/sdb). I've reinstalled many times, and now I'm having trouble booting ...
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How can I read usb in Virtual Box with Windows 7 in my Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I just installed Windows 7 64-bit in Virtual Box, but I need to install the network driver and it doesn't detect the USB, only in Ubuntu. Answers are much appreciated, Thanks Emilie
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Missing a lot of partitioned hard drive space. (Not worried about losing data) Please help! [closed]

I recently installed windows 8.1, which stopped working and became corrupt. I tried loading linux to clear my hard drive partitions, and it says I only have 24 gigabytes of total hard drive space ...
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Achieve bare-metal virtualization (hypervisor) without vt-d?

What I'm trying to achieve is a bare-metal virtualization of Windows on my Ubuntu machine. I'd be mainly using it for graphical and processor demanding tasks (gaming, 3d rendering, etc), so normal ...
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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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How to switch between host and guest OSes in virtual box

My host OS is Ubuntu 14.04 and guest OS in VirtualBox is Windows 8.1. I can switch from host to guest by Alt+Tab, but can't from guest to host by the same method which only switches between windows in ...
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Cant boot OS from USB/DVD after deleting linux partition [duplicate]

After trying in google for almost 2 days I came here to post this. I had Windows and linux in my hard disk. I tried to format linux but mistakenly deleted the partition. It got hung and forcefully ...
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Ntfs partition not accesible in Ubuntu [duplicate]

newbie here..and here is my question : I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my pc alongside Windows 8.1. I have seperate partition for my music and movies and games. When try to acess this partition ...
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PC not working, Windows to Ubuntu [closed]

I have a custom PC with Windows on it. Sometimes it just is way too slow, I tried different version, a different HDD, reinstalling, nothing works. Then someone told me to try installing Ubuntu, if it ...
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how can I recreate windows 8.1 bootfiles to put on my efi partition? [closed]

I made a mess of my efi boot partition. I installed Ubuntu gnome 14.10 on a partition on my HDD. During the installation i had manually formatted the efi partition without thinking about that my ...
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Ubuntu Natilus desktop window collides with windows applications

I'm encountering strange problem while running some windows programs under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When i have application opened and i try to press some keys the Nautilus search box (i can't inset image to ...
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Unable to access Windows partition from Ubuntu live USB

I have a Meegopad T01 mini PC, which has a 32-bit only UEFI firmware. I booted to my Ubuntu live USB and when I opened Gparted, I saw a lot of mmcblk0p* partitions like this: All of them have a red ...
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can anybody please tell me EXACTLY how to run a windows game on linux? [duplicate]

I have got the wineprefix 64bit but it seems like its just not the good one and it needs the wineprefix for 32bit? and I havo to install dotnet but it doesnt want to install...
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Anyone else having trouble accessing dynamic windows partitions from Ubuntu?

So, I have been trying to access my striped (software raid disk from Ubuntu) for at least six months. Now I know there are guides out there, but they are a bit hard to follow, at least for me. So I ...
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Restore Windows Installation [duplicate]

I've got the following problem: I had a ssd (sda) with windows 8 installed. Now I added another ssd (sdb) and installed ubuntu 14.10 on it, but I didn't create a efi partition and installed to sda. So ...
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How do i Install Windows now? [duplicate]

i recently bought a new PC and i had no Windows available (my stick broke, had to buy a new one). So i just used a 4 GB Stick to install Ubuntu. Now i though i just can install Windows like normally ...
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Dual Boot | TRY (hd0,0)! EXT2

I am trying to Dual-boot my HP Pavilion G7 with Windows 7(or 8.1) and Ubuntu (installed first). However each time I go through the process I end up with nothing but a broken Ubuntu boot and a working ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 wants to install along windows 8 i don't have windows 8 i have 7

Like the title says. I boot from USB and it shows to install alongside of windows 8 the problem is I don't have windows 8 i have windows 7 Why is it telling me I have windows 8 install i only have ...
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Ubuntu can't access the internet

I just installed Ubuntu on my PC and I tried installing my 3G modem USB stick but that didn't work. After days of unending trials and Google searches, I finally found out I could run a Virtual Machine ...