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Failed to start Windows after Ubuntu 11.10 install

Computer: HP Pavilion dv7-6140eo OS: Originally Windows 7 I recently decided to try out Ubuntu, and I decided to dual-boot it with Windows 7. First I googled some how-to's, then I downloaded Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04 - can not load Windows

Good evening, after installing Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with till now working windows 7, I can not boot windows. When I try to, a black screen appears and tells me to insert the windows ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 + Ubuntu issues

I currently have windows 8.1 pre-installed on the laptop. I have a 840 evo 120gb and a 500gb hdd. I've shrunk the SSD and cleared 20gb free for ubuntu. However, when I go onto Ubuntu installation, it ...
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No option to install alonside windows [duplicate]

I created an ubuntu install disk on my flash drive, and i put it in and booted it up, but when i got to the installer, there was no option to run alongside windows. I only have the options of ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 problems

I have what I thought to be a successful dual boot of ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot. I just found out that I've completely lost windows. I have been trying for days to install windows from usb ...
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Need help in Installing Ubuntu on Laptop with Secureboot

I just purchased HP G049AU whose configuration is : - AMD A8 - 4 GB RAM I checked that secureboot is enabled. I want to completely remove Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 I would like to know : Can ...
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WinSplit Revolution for openbox?

When on Windows I commonly use WinSplit Revolution to arrange my windows. I found a plug-in for compiz fusion that does a similar task, but I am using openbox. Are there any programs that can do the ...
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Create partition or install windows on the external hdd

I'm trying to install windows on the external hard drive, but nothing I have found until now didn't work (some of the instructions I didn't understand..) so I decided after a half of day to install ...
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grub and wipe hard drive [duplicate]

I recently deleted the ubuntu partitions from windows 8.1 . After this action each time I start my laptop there is a grub error 'No such partition'. I wonder... if I completely remove everything from ...
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Ubuntu for Windows

My son had UBUNTU on his laptop. He now needs Windows also, so we had to uninstall Ubuntu. The HDD was formated. He needs to install both win and ubuntu, but now laptop (Toshiba Stellite) cannot ...
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Windows shared HP DJ 4180 installed OK but will not print

I can install a windows shared HP DJ printer all OK. On Unbutu the print process seems to go all OK and sends to the windows printer. The printer starts (making some I'm about to print noises) but ...
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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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WinUSB Doesn't detect my flash drive

I need to install Windows for my new computer I just built. WinUSB won't detect my flash drive that is it...
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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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Cannot install ubuntu along with windows7

I recently bought a laptop Lenovo S510p and installed windows 7 on it.Now I am trying to dual boot it with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I did not want to manually create a partition on my hard disk in windows ...
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How do I recover Windows 7 on my Grub menu, Ubuntu 14.04

I duel boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (Windows being installed first) and a couple days ago I jumped on to Ubuntu to check for updates and after it updated, I found that the Windows option had ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 is soundless! (only ready and startup :( )

Windows. is the operating system that most popular from microsoft which has many sound effect, such an error, exclamation, start, off, etc. Now you have to help me to "Re-enable" these sound bellow: ...
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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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How to start windows after having installed Ubuntu 14.04?

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate partition. However, when i turn on my computer there is no option to start windows - actually there is no option at all, it just starts Ubuntu ...
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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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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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How to Recover Songs From an Ipod in ubuntu?

I replaced windows with ubuntu 13.10 and my data is gone.Now my only hope is my ipod.But i dont know how to recover songs from an ipod.Please give me some guidance for recovering my songs from ipod.
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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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Time keeps changing between BIOS/WIndows 7/Ubuntu 14.04

When I boot into Windows 7, the time maybe for example set to 3:04 pm. The real time being 11:04 am. Then I reboot and go into Ubuntu and the time is set to 7:04 am. With the same date in both. I ...
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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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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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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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Virtualbox - how to route sound from Ubuntu host to Windows guest?

Is it possible to route my audio output from my Ubuntu Host to my Windows 7 Guest in Viurtualbox? So it appears as a line input? I'm thinking of connecting windows to my PulseAudio server, but as far ...
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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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Lose files in My Dual boot system?

I have installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 both 32bit as dual boot. The problem I'm facing now is that I loose the data which store while I'm in Ubuntu. The data that I stored while I'm in Windows ...
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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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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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How to recover Ubuntu data if it's installed inside Windows?

I want to install Ubuntu inside Windows. However, if Windows gets corrupted, how can data from the Ubuntu system be recovered?