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Cannot Get usb to boot in windows 8

I have created the USB stick with Pen drive linux USB installer, and have disabled secure boot and selected the stick to be the bootable source, but it still goes to Windows 8 instead of USB installed ...
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how to delete windows?

I realize this question must have been put before and there is answers lying about. I didn't manage to find them. I hope some kind soul will show me where to look. How can every freaking aspect of ...
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can someone please tell is there any means to install Paltalk messenger in Ubuntu 14 (latest)?

am using paltalk messenger a long time and recently i changed my operating system from windows to ubuntu 14, so could someone please lead me to install Paltalk in my new arrangement. thanks in ...
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Why does USB formatted NTFS in Ubuntu work on Windows 7/8 but not XP?

I formatted my USB drive in Ubuntu's disk utility. When I plug that USB into my PC which has Windows XP on it, it shows the drive as corrupted. That same USB works on Windows 7 and 8, just not with ...
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How do I install Ubuntu linux? [duplicate]

I currently have recently fixed my 8 year old laptop and I'm planning to upgrade its OS from Windows XP to Ubuntu. It only has 1 GB of ram. I need to get the 32 bit Ubuntu. How do I install it? ...
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Downsides of enabling access using WINS/Netbios from Windows

I'm setting up a Ubuntu server v14.04 and want to be able to access it using its hostname instead of IP from Windows. The solutions I have found are these: sudo gedit /etc/nsswitch.conf hosts: ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu completely and install Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Computer. I completely deleted my Windows 7 (which I had previously installed). Now I have changed my mind and I wish to install Windows 7 again and I am having ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Here's what I have done: - created bootable flash drive with Ubuntu installer - created a partition ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 and 8 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 triple boot. I already had windows 7 and 8 before installing Ubuntu. Now I am unable to boot either of them. On startup Ubuntu is getting started directly without any ...
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Windows is not in grub menu after trying to put password on

so I put a password on my menu entries followed this How to password protect grub menu entry? guide exactly and now I don't see Windows 7 in grub on a reboot the ubuntu installation is password ...
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Accessing Windows shares of a passwordless user using Samba

I have a laptop running Windows 7. Only one account is configured on it, and it does not have a a password. I try to access its shares from a PC running Ubuntu 14.04, configured to be in the same ...
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Install Ubuntu and share folder with windows 8 [duplicate]

My wife just bought a laptop with window$ 8 preinstalled on it. For her studies she needs windows but she wants Ubuntu as well because win 8 sucks. How can I install ubuntu in dual boot and share a ...
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Can you please provide step-by-step guide to dualbooting windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've currently got only Ubuntu installed but I'd like to dualboot it with windows 8.1. I've got the installation discs for both so that's not a problem. Yesterday I had win 8.1 and I followed a ...
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BOOTMGR missing after installation of Boot-repair: Ubuntu 14.04 onpre-existing Windows 7

I have encountered this problem on my notebook (with pre-existing Windows 7). Initially, I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows, and the Ubuntu installation went well. However, when I ...
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Intel XMM 7160 4G Module

We are testing the latest Intel XMM 7160 module with our equipments, but it seems there is no driver for Windows and Linux OS in the module. we bought the module from 4gltemall.com but the seller ...
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a real beginner, Neflix and beyond [closed]

My daughter and I have a little Acer Netbook, and use it for all our home schooling needs, from online research, email, writing papers, etc, to down time use watching Neflix, Youtube and FB. Can I use ...
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Making Windows seasoned students feel comfortable with Kubuntu

After two years of endless campaigning by me and my schoolmate and comrade, Ask Ubuntu user Shubham Rao, we have finally succeeded in convincing our teachers to switch from Windows XP to Linux. A ...
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How to remove default installed Windows 8.1 and replace with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've just bought a new computer with default installed Windows 8.1 and i absolutely hate it. I've been using Ubuntu before, but it was totally different for me, because i installed it on an empty ...
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Is a Windows installation slower [duplicate]

Is it correct that if Ubuntu is installed inside Windows using Windows installer then it works slower?
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software recommendation to enable viewing of Windows format picture images in Ubuntu

I have a CD with medical images from a recent testing procedure, but it says Windows XP or newer is required. I do not have any Windows PC available - we have Mac and Ubuntu. Is there some software I ...
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I don't see Windows partition from Ubuntu if I login with my name and password, but if I login as a guest I can, What's going on?

I don't see Windows partition from Ubuntu if I login with my name and password, but if I login as a guest I do see it, what the problem? This is Lenovo dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu
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Triple-boot Ubuntu Question

I am a new user to Ubuntu and Linux overall, and wanted to install Ubuntu on my older pc. But I wanted to ask how to do it since I have a specific partition setup on it. So as of now, I have dual-boot ...
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how do you install Ubuntu 14.4.1 inside windows 7 or vista? [duplicate]

I keep getting this error message Ubuntu CD Boot Helper An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required installation files For more information, please see the log file: ...
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Wubi ignores .ISO file and downloads from beginning in Ubuntu 14.04

wubi.exe used to work fine with earlier versions of ubuntu, but there is some issue with wubi for 14.04. I used to install ubuntu along with Windows as an add/removable program. when both files ...
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Installing Windows after Ubuntu

I have a new laptop(it has no cd drive) with Ubuntu installed and would like to have Windows installed now as dual boot. I would like to know whether it is possible to do the same. Or do I have to ...
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Trying to get back onto Windows 7

When i was installing Ubuntu i believe i installed it on a new partition. I also chose the option to sync my files from windows over. I cannot find my files on linux and im not able to go back to ...
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Need help getting on windows and uninstalling ubuntu [duplicate]

Im using a Hp pavilion dm1 and I installed ubuntu using a usb stick because my laptop doesnt have a disk drive, I installed ubuntu on a new partition and chose to copy my files to it when installing. ...
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Ubuntu not switching open windows like MS Windows OS

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. One thing I noticed bugging me really bad that I did not notice in previous releases is the automatic switching of open windows. For example, when I download a file the option ...
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Running windows apps on Ubuntu (wine?)

Hello brothers & sisters in Linux! I have a question concerning running windows applications on Ubuntu. I was using Ubuntu for a long time, but then I had to convert back to Windows because I ...
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I can't find the Ubuntu installer for Windows so that I can dual boot

This question may be very naive and silly, but i was reading up on downloading Ubuntu on my Windows 7 device so that i could dual boot, and use programs on Windows 7, as well as use Ubuntu. This ...
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How do I install media codecs? [closed]

What is the easiest way to install all the media codec available for Ubuntu? I am having issues with multiple applications prompting me to install codecs before they can play my files.
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Computer restart when I choose Windows 8 in GRUB

Good morning, I installed Windows 8 on an old P4 and it worked. Then I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS after having created a partition for it. Everything went right and I can access Ubuntu by choosing ...
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Completely remove windows 7 ult x64 w/o live CD?

Finally I want to ditch windows completely but after googling I found that to remove win7 from dual boot I've to use live cd/usb, But I don't want to download 700MB+ again. Is there is any other way?
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Can't log in encrypted NTFS after Ubuntu install

I had this Windows laptop which when I booted would ask me for a username and my password in some windoish looking security environment before logging me into the Windows OS. I went inside Windows, ...
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Installation with Windows 8.1

I have already created my bootable flash drive and checked out Ubuntu. I want to install it along side my Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a 1 terabyte hard drive. On this drive I have a 2 windows ...
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How to launch windows on default and Linux by choice?

I'm using Windows for everything, but I want to check and learn Linux also. My computer is also used by my family. Is there any possibility to run Windows by default (without any choosing) and Ubuntu ...
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windows 8.1 changes boot order

I am running dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Everything works great without needing to live boot... except one problem I can't figure out. Every time I boot into Windows, it rearranges ...
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Remove Windows partition permanently

I used to have windows7 as the only os in my laptop. A few months back I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows and now getting used to it, I love it and want to make it my primary os and ...
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PowerShell for ubuntu

Friends i have been assigned a project to be done in Windows Power-shell.I am familiar with shell scripting but its a new technology .I was told that its similar to shell except few syntax changes. ...
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Windows not booting after boot-repair

My laptop had Ubuntu pre-installed in it. I installed Windows 7 from USB by following the steps from How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? Windows booted fine before I ran ...
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Is there a file explorer for ubuntu with a windows style interface? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to Linux and just want to be able to see the disk usage and mounted drives in the same way that I can when I open 'My Computer' in Windows. Is there a file explorer for Ubuntu with this ...
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I need to boot windows but it's on a separate partition

I had windows 7 and the Windows 7 booter will not boot windows. The windows boot loader files are there and I want to try getting the Linux booter to load the windows boot loader files. Please Help!
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What can do with my Windows license? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a new Dell laptop from eBay to install Ubuntu onto. The computer comes with Windows 8 pre-installed, but I will never be using or needing Windows. While I am aware that ...
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Need advice on size of Root Partition for latest Ubuntu or Ubuntu clone distro? [duplicate]

I have two Hard Drives a Samsung 750Gigs and a Western Digital Green 2 TB. My current partition scheme consists of only 3 NTFS partitions: 750: C: 75 Gigs Windows 7 Home Premium D: 675 Gigs ...
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Windows or Ubuntu. Comparison [closed]

Is Ubuntu better or Windows better as OS? I'm confused. And if Ubuntu is better then how can I download the latest Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a hp pavilion g6 laptop, it runs Windows 8.1. I was planning to use a free os for a while. Which is the recommended Ubuntu version for me? I am totally a newbie to such OS. I have only used ...
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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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windows install can't find hard drive after uninstalling ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have a dell xps gen 5, which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and put VirtualBox on to have windows available. It worked fine, till a "recommended update". VirtualBox no longer worked and Ubuntu kept ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI because of permission issues

I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit (but my PC can run 64-bit also) and whenever I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with WUBI on my new 19GB partition, soon as it gets to the end it says "An error ...