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Can I install Ubuntu and use it like I did with Windows XP? [duplicate]

I use an Dell Inspiron 1501 with Windows XP. I am interested in getting a new OS for some reasons and security. I already have little experience with unix from my time in university. I use this ...
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How can i make a LiveUSB of WIndows 8?

buddies. Yeah, i'm kinda noob in this so i need help... I need windows for the college an i have tried multiple ways to make a LiveUSB out of a ISO of WIndows 8 (32Bit) and nothing worked, so i need a ...
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Application doesn't get of the “show application” after removing

I've installed a .exe with crossover and even after I uninstalled it the icon kept appearing in the "show application" menu in the Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. Tried to uninstall the crossover but it didn't ...
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Formatting windows 8 partition without loosing data on ubuntu

How to format Windows 8 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 without loosing my data on Ubuntu? Can I change the size of partition for each OS too?
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Will Wubi work on a Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption Windows partition?

I have a windows machine using Truecrypt 7.1a FDE. I would like to use wubi to install Ubuntu within windows. Will doing this cause any issues with my system booting up? From what I understand Wubi ...
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Sharing Printer to Windows Client

My Desktop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with a Canon MP490 printer connected. I am wanting to share the printer to a Gateway laptop running Windows 7. The printer prints fine from the desktop. The laptop ...
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Windows7 Not Selected As Default On Boot Up (Dual-Boot) [duplicate]

I have successfully done dual boot on my HP 248 G note book. Ubuntu on SDD caddy Windows on HD. When I start the notebook it starts with ubuntu first. Is there a way I can set Windows to boot ...
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Will installing Xubuntu wipe the whole HDD?

I'm new to Linux and I've been trialing Xubuntu 14.04 via USB Flash. I'm about ready to install it on to an older computer (X86, 32bit, 1.28Gb RAM, Intel 'Celeron' 2.3Mhz CPU, 80Gb HDD). My question ...
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Dual boot home premium with ubuntu 14.04

I am using a usb to dual boot windows home premium with ubuntu 14.04. But my problem is that whenever i Choose the option Install Ubuntu with windows side by side and click on install my laptop starts ...
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Can I transfer a raided hard drive that is currently on a Windows 2008 R2 server to my Ubuntu Server 14.04 without loosing content?

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I am using as a file share. The W2k8R2 server and the Ubuntu server are separate VM images. What I would like to do is unmap the raw mounted hard drive ...
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I can't acess my windows drive from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/hduser/D036F56236F54A4C: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1002,gid=1002,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" ...
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Can't boot anything

I'm selling my laptop, so i decided to erase my Ubuntu partition, so i got the grub screen, at that point i could still access the boot menu trough initrd, but after following a tutorial in how to fix ...
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How to efficiently partition a single Windows-Ubuntu dual boot disk?

This is not a question on how to install Ubuntu or how to use manual partitioning during installation but is a question on access rights and how not to let them bite you in the lower abdomen... ;-) ...
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Scanner for Windows Malware [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu PC, and would like to copy some files to a windows PC. Before I do this, I would like to scan these files for malware, which works in windows. Is there an Ubuntu virusscanner for ...
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Ubuntu partition merge with windows partition [duplicate]

I had 2 partitions more or less 225GB each one. In the first partiton I had installed Windows 8 and in the second I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 2. My problem is that when I installed Ubuntu in the ...
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Link to Windows desktop gets broken [duplicate]

I mount C:/, and I create a link from my Ubuntu desktop to Windows desktop. However, when I restart the computer, mount C again, and double click on the link, I get the error message This link cannot ...
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cant boot into windows 8.1 after ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I followed a tutorial to install ubuntu 14 on windows 8.1. When i tried to shrink the space on windows before installation my C drive showed that 0 space was available after shrinking. I went ahead ...
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Emulate Windows pathes on Ubuntu

I started to work with new project on new job. There is a few Windows things that hardcoded in to the projects. For example somewhere in the code I see Windows pathes like : "C://Common//resources". ...
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How to change window border styling gnome shell

I'd like to change the window decoration for certain applications. Specifically, I'd like to remove the title bars entirely. I have a keybinding for dragging windows around, so the title bar is just ...
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Installing Ubuntu destroyed everything [duplicate]

I'll try to be short and simple. I had Windows 8.1 (came with the computer) I tried to install Ubuntu I accidentally clicked continue with "erase disk and install" selected. Now everything is ...
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Can't find C: drive using Ubuntu liveCD

I have encountered the "bootmgr is missing" error with my Windows 7 computer and I was not able to boot to Windows beforehand either. I am currently attempting to recover my files before I reformat ...
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I dual booted Ubuntu 14 with Windows 8.1, now I can't boot into WIndows 8.1 in GRUB.

I tried using boot repair, it didn't work, and my only option on the GRUB is Ubuntu. Here is the link to my boot repair if it helps. http://paste.ubuntu.com/10239509/
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How would I go about installing Windows 8? [duplicate]

I purchased this laptop a year or so ago and immediately switched to Ubuntu since it was faster and did everything that I needed it for faster. Except now I would like to dual boot, but can't figure ...
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Autorun .EXE files with WINE

I am using WINE to run several Windows-only games that I play. Currently, in order to play the game, I must locate the file in Nautilus, right click, and Open with > WINE. If I lock the .EXE file to ...
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Backing up Entire Ubuntu System to External Hard Drive with Windows Partition [duplicate]

I just used the windows backup utility to store a bootable image (I think..) to a 1TB external hard drive. Do I have to store the Ubuntu partition (backup) to a different sub directory in the hard ...
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How can I annotate PDFs so notes are compatible with Adobe Reader for Win/OSX?

I am looking for a tool which allows me to annotate PDFs in Ubuntu and share the PDFs with annotations with people who use OSX or Windows. I cannot assume that the others can or will install special ...
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Replacing old OS will format entire hard disk?

I am new to Ubuntu. My laptop is currently running Windows 7 with C, D partition as virtual disks. Now, I want to have a laptop that runs clean and fresh Ubuntu, and nothing else. All old system ...
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Remembering Window Positions (and preferrably sizes, too) in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows and I am finding one thing to be very irritating. That is, when I open any application, it opens at the top-left of the screen. The first thing I ...
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Which character can work as “tick” (US “check-mark”) in documents under Ubuntu and Windows?

I need to use a character for "tick" in LibreOffice documents that will display OK in Ubuntu and Windows. Character 252 (or thereabout) in Wingdings works in Windows but obviously this character ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Windows local network access to apache virtual hosts on a ubuntu DNS domain

I have set up a Ubuntu Server machine (14.04) with LAMP, and I have set up a static domain name with bind9 at http://webserv.dev. That domain is showing up when I try to access it from a Windows ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu from live USB on Surface Pro

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu (14.10), and I want to continue using windows (8.1) so I'm following this tutorial on dual booting Ubuntu on my surface pro: Dual boot Surface Pro with ...
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Ubuntu stuck on load screen after installation [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my acer aspiron 13 laptop in dual boot mode alongside Windows 8.1 on the day I got it using a USB, however I failed to get past the Ubuntu loading screen (the ...
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Recover encrypted files or folders in Windows using Ubuntu?

I have a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to recover encrypted files and folders in Windows 7 using Ubuntu, is that possible? I don't want to follow this and this tutorial, I want ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot in dual-boot UEFI mode

My question is, how do I know that I have to disable secure boot or turn legacy mode on before installing Ubuntu on a laptop running windows 8.1 . As I installed Ubuntu on two different laptops ...
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Which windows version is best compatible with wine?

I am applying to do some online consulting work with a company that states "having a computer with Windows OS" as a requirement. I don't have Windows but I hope to use their software under Wine. In ...
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How to connect to Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication Required

I want to connect via remote desktop to a Windows Server 2008 R2. On the Windows server's remote desktop connection properties, it is set to "safer". Specifically, the selected option is "Allow ...
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I cannot boot into Ubuntu. No boot manager

I installed Ubuntu desktop along side 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate. Now when I reboot the pc automatically boots to Windows. No boot manager so I cannot boot into Ubuntu.
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Is it possible to run my Ubuntu install from within my Windows Install?

I have Windows XP and Ubuntu installed on separate partitions. Is it possible to "boot" my Ubuntu install from within Windows? What I am looking for is something similar to a Virtual Machine, but ...
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How to login into a Ubuntu machine from Windows

We have Windows Vista/XP machines connected to a Win 2k3 server in our LAN environment. We recently got few laptops configured w/Ubuntu 11 and we would like to enable our Windows users to remote login ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after replacing windows 8 with it

I've installed Ubuntu over windows 8 by wiping windows 8 partition. Now I get a recovery screen for Windows even though it's gone. Any tips to fix? I tried Boot Repair in Ubuntu live. No luck.
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how to boot widndows 8 uefi fromngrub command line?

I have an emergency,I wanted to remove ubuntu from my pc, and I deleted the partitions of ubuntu, but now after a reboot, I'm stock in the grub command line I need to enter to my windows 8 partition, ...
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ubuntu doesn't recognize windows on installation

I want to install Linux besides my Windows 7.I'm installing from a dvd, But when I get into the installation menu, it tells me that this "pc doesn't have an OS installed". Although I already have a ...
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Dual Boot - How to access Windows partition without having to shut down Windows [duplicate]

Currently, when I restart from Windows to Ubuntu, or if I hibernate Windows and boot Ubuntu, I can't access my Windows partition. I have to restart from Ubuntu to Windows, then shut down Windows, ...
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using deja dup to backup my ubuntu to a windows shared folder

I have a ubuntu 12.04 running and have certain things installed like samba,nagios and likewise-open to have my ubuntu join a windows domain. this all works correctly. I am not an expert in linux ...
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Run Windows Java program in Ubuntu 12.04 without Wine

If a Windows program (*.msi) was written in Java, is there a way for me to extract the contents and install it taking advantage of Java's cross-platform capabilities? I'd like to install it bypassing ...
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have windows and ubuntu on same disk

I can't boot Ubuntu. I have tried pressing and holding down ESC after start and the options menu does not pop up. What should I do?
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 BSOD on startup because resize partiton

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 beside Windows 8.1 on my laptop with UEFI bios. Everything works fine. One day I wanted to extend my ubuntu partition: I loaded laptop to windows, removed some not using ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14 on an acer timeline x

Managed to get the DVD to run Got as far as install inside windows7 System then asks me to remove dvd then the system reboots and returns to windows I have created a partion on the HD I made it ...
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How to Remote Desktop from Windows to Lubuntu [duplicate]

I have tried to use the xrdp to remotely connect from Windows to Lubuntu. I have tried several ways and have followed several guides but nothing worked. When trying to connect from Windows I am asked ...