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Read windows registry remotely via WMI or simular

Does anyone know if it is possible to read windows registry information from within Ubuntu, I realise this is possible using the Offline registry editor, but I want to read the data from a remote ...
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Can I make the Windows folder require a password to access it? [Edit/change or add flder and data]

Recently, I was thinking that while running wine an application that contains a virus can inject into the windows folder. I don't know if this is possible, but it would be nice to make the Windows ...
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Ubuntu PPTP VPN to Buffalo Router VPN,

With my Windows laptop, I would connect via PPTP VPN, it worked fine. Now, through Ubuntu 15.04, it connects, but disconnects again after about 30 seconds. You can see the IP that gets assigned via ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 virtualbox slow

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 on Virtual Box Manager on Windows 8.1 for ROS. I have been trying to run it so I can communicate with a robot through USB. However, the system runs slow and lags ...
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Issue with drive management when trying to access phone's memory

When I plug in my phone, it gets recognised only after a couple of minutes and when it does I can't access it. Ubuntu thinks it's a camera and not just any drive. The box that pops up says: "Unable ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer for dual-booting with win10 doesn't recognize any partition

Im facing the following issue on a new desktop machine: I installed Win 10 Insider Preview made a fat32 Partition on a USB stick, extracted x64 ubuntu iso to it and set boot flag one ssd where win10 ...
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Unable to mount hard disk even after disabling fast boot

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with Windows 10 preview build. I have two hard disks, one on which Ubuntu and Windows are installed and the other containing all the data. I am not able to ...
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Creating windows bootable DVD

I tried creating a windows 8.1 bootable DVD using Brasero (iso), the process completed successfully but it failed to boot from the DVD, it just goes straight to my windows desktop. How do i make a ...
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How to make Bootable Usb of Windows 8.1 from ubuntu 14.10

I want to make a bootable USB of Windows 8.1 from ubuntu 14.10 so that i can install it on my laptop. i tried to using winusb, UNetbootin. but both of them failed. Does anyone know any latest software ...
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How to write client to server app for Ubuntu? [closed]

I have a question, when I was working on windows, I write Client to Server Chat program by tutorial, but the I add many functions that was very usable. I am going to write user friendly app for Linux ...
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Ubuntu Server Controlling Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Clients

I am very new to server administration. Can Ubuntu Server be installed onto a former Windows Server and control Windows 7 and up clients? Mainly to keep people from installing software on the ...
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No option to boot to windows 3 days after installing ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 3 days ago and was able to boot to windows and Ubuntu comfortably but suddenly today there is no option in the boot menu to boot to windows.
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How can I run Windows phone in Ubuntu virtually?

Is it possible run windows phone virtually in Ubuntu? If yes, how can I configure it? Give step by step guide.
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Install Windows 8 on USB using Ubuntu

I was wondering if there is any way that i can install windows 8 or windows server 2012 onto a memory stick and made it boot-able using ubunbu. I know that this is posible on windows by using ...
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Will resizing ext4 partitions with Windows destroy the installed Ubuntu?

As the title says, can I use Windows (7) to resize the ext4 partition Ubuntu is installed on? I dual-boot both Win7 and Ubuntu and want to enlarge the Ubuntu root partition. Is it safe to do this from ...
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Access windows control panel from ubuntu command line?

I have windows and linux on my laptop and I have a problem with my windows outlook password and cant access my windows so i want to access my windows control panel from linux to delete any ...
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How can i run a windows application developed in .net on ubuntu?

From last one month I am trying this but not get success still. Now help is required from any experts point of view. I am not able to run an .exe windows based application developed in .net on ubuntu ...
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remove Windows recovery in /tmp, apt-get clean doesn't work

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I am getting a /tmp directory full message often. So I tried sudo apt-get clean but that didn't work, still getting disk full messages. Thin @MiHa suggested that my windows ...
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Can't repair Windows 8 boot after installing Ubuntu

I’m new to Ubuntu. I installed it because I couldn’t fix the Wi-Fi limited connection problem of Windows 8.1, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows and the installation went OK. I can now use Ubuntu ...
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is there frame server software for ubuntu(linux)?

I use Adobe Premier for editing videos on some client PCs and I want to render my videos on an ubuntu server by ffmpeg commands.In the words instead of rendering the Premier project by it's own ...
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UFW Firewall rule not working

I have an ubuntu vm which runs the UFW and a microsoft xp professional. The ip address of the ubuntu is 192.168.254.132 and so I made the xp have a static ip address of 192.168.254.131 so they will be ...
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Install Ubuntu without making Windows license void

I have a dell laptop with a pre-installed version of Windows 7 home premium. I want to dual boot my system to run both Ubuntu and Windows 7. The engineer told me I cannot do this without removing ...
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How do I restore the Windows (8.1) MBR from Ubuntu Linux

Not so new to Ubuntu but when it comes to the internal advanced workings I'm completely lost. It seems to be a common issue to delete your Ubuntu partition from Windows and find out later that ...
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I want to uninstall Ubuntu completely and install Windows 8.1, but everything I've tried hasn't worked [duplicate]

I've bought a Windows 8.1 key with the intention of uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04 and installing Windows 8.1. I don't have a recovery disk, but I do have a USB handy that I can run something from... I'm ...
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Ubuntu installation from live CD: Hangs after splash screen

Ubuntu 12.04.02 i386 live CD "Try without install" hangs at splash screen. I looked at output and it hanged after Stopping System V runlevel compatibility [ok] Then i tried 15.04 amd64 ...
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I want to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I want to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, can someone please show me every step for doing so. Please don't send links to videos, just type it for me please. I want to dual boot on one single ...
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Grub menu won't show on dual Boot

I tried dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked fine, and I know that I installed both operating systems on different partitions. Now, it only boots to Ubuntu, and it wont show me ...
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Go back to windows

How can I go back to Windows? I installed Ubuntu using wubi. Then I selected Ubuntu 14.04 as default os. Now I have to unistall it and install it from a cd or usb. The problem is that my pc starts ...
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windows keeps rebooting when starting

just two hours ago I turned off my Toshiba laptop and everything was fine. I turned it on again and tried to choose Windows from Grub (since I have dual booted Ubuntu with Windows). this happened to ...
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Problem with mono when run a windows application

mono myfile.exe System.DllNotFoundException: wininet.dll at (wrapper managed-to-native) Multiple_Website_Viewer.Form1:InternetSetOption (intptr,int,intptr,int) at ...
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How to get my raspberry pi to recognize my Ext4 formatted HDD

I'm trying to get my raspberry pi to function as a media center. Pretty much everything is working fine, but I can't seem to get it to recognize my ext4 formatted 1TB HDD. Whenever I go to ...
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I accidentally put grub on my hard drive MBR while trying to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

I was trying to install Ubuntu to an external hard drive, but in the installer I accidentally chose to put grub on my internal hard drive MBR instead of the external hard drive's MBR. I don't really ...
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Transfer file to Ubuntu(15.04) to Windows(8.1) with a cross-over cable between two computers

I need transfer around 125 gb from my laptop(Ubuntu 15.04) to another one(Windows 8.1), but I don't have a removable hard disk. I have a UTP cable , but I dont know how transfer this files across the ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu installation which resides in windows partition

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop and after asking some questions on this same forum, decided to install it alongside windows. I had a free, but allocated partition and my intention was ...
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Rename Files To Be Windows Friendly

I am having difficulty trying to create a back up of my personal files on Ubuntu as I am installing windows on my laptop (the restore disk will likely wipe the ubuntu), and I am trying to move about ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but partitioned for it. I was wondering how to uninstall Ubuntu. Also, only 2 out of the 6 partitions have names. I have Windows 7, and also want to remove grub so that ...
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Can I upgrade windows 8.1 to 10 and not affect ubuntu?

I am very curious as to how it will affect bios settings. And how it will affect grub2. I have dual booted 15.04 with windows 8.1
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How to install ubuntu alongside windows? [duplicate]

I already have Windows 8.1 on my ultrabook, how do i install ubuntu alongside it? i do not have a spare usb drive nor does my laptop have an optical drive.
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how to : Reinstall Windows 7 [duplicate]

I installed linux ubuntu last month and everything got messed up . When I first tried it , everything works fine. It's fast and convenient so I decided to install it permanently but after permanently ...
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Dual booted Windows 8.1 and ubuntu. Deleted Ubuntu partition stuck with Gnu Grub version 2.02

I know similar things have been asked before, but they either apply to grub 1 or I am just too ignorant in the subject matter to follow the answers. I can't get ubuntu, bootloader, or windows recovery ...
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Program installed with no errors but won't run under wine

I have Ubuntu Mate 15.04 and I have successfully installed wine from the .deb package they provide. Then I have successfully (at least with no errors) installed a Windows program by right-clicking on ...
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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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Upgrade dual boot windows [closed]

I currently have a dual boot of Windows 7 32 bit and Ubuntu 14.04 I'd like to upgrade windows to 64 bit. Is there any simple way to do that? Should I remove Windows completely from my computer and ...
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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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FAIL: bootable ubuntu USB windows 8.1

The boot works fine on desktops so I know it is fine. But I need it on my laptop. I have disabled secure boot, and enabled legacy booting. My BIOS doesn't have aquick boot option to disable . I get ...
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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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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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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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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 ...