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Error 0AFF:3AE6 as well as graphic glitches on the icons while trying to run Windows 3.1 on VirtualBox

These same errors have been showing up when trying to install any 9.X Kernel based Windows Operating System. I'm getting annoyed, is there any workaround to this?
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Can not boot Boot-Repair live cd

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I can boot both O.S using the BIOS boot options (manually). I want to select O.S from a grub screen when PC starts. So i tried to use a boot repair live ...
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How to change the location of the 'close' and 'minimize' window buttons?

I want to change the location of the 'close' and 'minimize' window. The default location is on upper left - and I want it to be on upper right. Screenshot attached
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Cant install, Unable to find a medium contai ning a live file system

I need help with the installation of Ubuntu so I bought 2 CD-R in one I put windows 10 64 bit, which apparently failed to install because of a burning error. but I installed Ubuntu correctly in ...
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How to boot from Live-USB?

I've followed every step on: "Create a USB stick on Windows" but after it says everything is succesful, I open Wubi, which is opened in arabic. I understand some of it, and continue to choose the ...
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Ubuntu Install-creating drive: cannot shrink volume beyond the point where any removable files are located

I am trying to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 on my computer. I currently have Windows 10 installed and am trying to partition(split) my D drive to create a new drive for Ubuntu. My D drive currently ...
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Auto mount windows partition

I have windows partitions, I want my Ubuntu MATE to auto-mount them at startup, and I don't know how to do this.
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Errors when launching Windows 10 installation from grub

My problem is that I have an Asus Zen book that I am trying to return through amazon after installing ubuntu on it. I am trying to get it back as close to the original as possible and this requires ...
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Re-installing Windows [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu, my Laptop was pre-installed with Windows 8. I deleted all my partition and then installed Ubuntu. Currently I'm not able to reinstall Windows. How can I re-install windows ...
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Symlink in VBox Shared Folder are not properly formatted

I have my c:\ partition shared to VM using Virtual Box Shared Folder. It is currently mounted as /c on the Ubuntu guest. Lets suppose c:\html points to c:\Server\html on the Windows host. When I try ...
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How to flash a BIOS when only a Windows binary is provided?

I want to update the BIOS on Toshiba QOSMIO-G30. The exe file that I downloaded from the manufacturer web site is supposed to be Operating System independent! Yet using Wine I could not execute the ...
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kvm virtio VM sound issues (windows 10)

I know this is an unRAID server but this is a KVM issue so that's why I am here. I got everything working so far except the sound. And I need it to work on my MainVM (Gaming VM) and an other VM. I ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on primary partition 2/3 and toggle the boot-partition for dual-boot option

I'd like to be able to install Ubuntu on a primary partition on a 'mostly Windows' machine, so I can easily automate remotely selecting one or the other. So, I start with a basic Windows box, shrink ...
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Does the ,remove_hiberfile tag disable hibernate when I boot into Windows?

From what I understand, it deletes the hibernation file to allow mounting the ntfs drive. However, if I have hibernate enabled in Windows, will the hibernate file be generated again allowing me to ...
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Tried to use Ubuntu to Run hardware diag - Windows Partition now gone

I used my bootable Ubuntu thumb-drive yesterday to run Memtest86 and HD Check. Since then my Windows partitions on the SSD are no longer functioning - My computer will not boot and i can't figure out ...
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Grub rescue after HDD partition layout change

Hi Firstly I'd like to say am a work in progress in windows and a beginner in Linux. Ok now then let me get to my issue, basically am stuck on grub rescue after a normal shut down in on windows on a ...
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Save Personal Files From Win 7 Partition Before Installing Ubuntu

Intro I was gifted a Toshiba Lifebook T2010 Tablet/Laptop that had Windows 7 Ultimate installed. I have dabbled with Linux, off-and-on, for many years but I am only familiar with the OS, but not ...
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DualBoot with two disks on BIOS level

I have two disks. W10 is installed on one disk. I want to install Ubuntu on the other disk. I hate fiddling around with MBR and fixing Grub when anything goes wrong. Therefore, I thought it would be a ...
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How to Use Hard Disk As RAM Like In WIndows?

There is an easy way to use Hard Disk as RAM in Windows machines. Is there a way to use Hard Disk as RAM in Ubuntu ?
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How to Recover Deleted Windows Partition with complete Data?

Actual scenario is, while i am installing Ubuntu for the first in my windows machine along with windows OS. accidentally I deleted all other partition and I formatted my entire disk, so i lost my ...
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How can you edit and remove unwanted search toolbar?

Recently "ASK" toolbar got onto my computer. When using Windows I could go to control panel and edit/remove programs. How do I do this in Ubuntu Please?
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No “Choose OS” screen after co-installation of Ubuntu 12.04

I don't have any technical knowledge of Ubuntu but wanted to install it on a partition. Step-by-step of what i did. used disk management in windows 7 to clear 50gb of space used a usb live ubuntu ...
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Dual boot installation problems

I see other people having this problem but not really getting an answer for my problem. I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my laptop and I am trying to install the newest Ubuntu alongside it. I ...
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Why do Windows & Ubuntu have similar shell commands?

Ubuntu has a bash (Bourne Again SHell) whereas Windows has it's proprietary shell. According to my research there is no name for the language used for shell scripting in Windows/Ubuntu. It's just ...
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How to restore boot menu (UEFI)?

I had Windows and Ubuntu both installed in UEFI mode. Then I installed 32-bit Ubuntu (there was no UEFI partition in the list of partition types, so I just installed it as is without specifying UEFI ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Ubuntu via USB (without boot screen available!)

I have this nagging issue with my laptop. I have been googeling and searching for an answer but with no luck. I am currently using it right now on Ubuntu 15.10 but I would like to switch to Windows 7. ...
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Ubuntu BusyBox Error Initrampfs Ash

Ubuntu BusyBox Error Initrampfs Ash I have this error on ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to know if it is possible to wipe ubuntu and install windows instead so that the error goes away I have windows ...
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Cannot change printer name (WERR_ACCESS_DENIED)

I am having MAJOR problems trying to network-share a printer I have connected to my Ubuntu machine (the rest of the machines on the network are all various versions of Windows). I've been tangling ...
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How to ssh from windows to my ubuntu machine in the local network

When I'm trying to ssh to my local ubuntu server from the gitbash on my windows machine Im getting this error: $ ssh 192.168.1.11 ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.11 port 22: Bad file number Other ...
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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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Shared Windows folder only contains the first ~15 subfolders

I've got a Windows 10 system with two shared folders: FolderC and FolderE. FolderC resides on my primary hard drive, FolderE on my secondary. From a Ubuntu 15.10 system I want to access these two ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after unsuccessful upgrade, and the previous installtion either

I tried to upgrate to ubuntu 15 from 14 by "do-upgrade" in the terminal, however, it said that during installation there were errors (unmet dependencies) and a question "Press enter to continue" after ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USB created in Windows 10 (Universal USB Installer)

I'm trying to create a bootable Ubuntu usb disk from Windows 10. I've downloaded Ubuntu 15.10 and created a bootable usb disk. But on boot simply nothing happened when I chose "Boot from the USB ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

I want to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo G510. The problem is that I can't install alongside Windows 10 for some reason. I'm reinstalling Windows 10 for other reasons, so I wondering if there is a way I ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after booting into Windows 10 once

First I installed Windows 10 on my system. Then I installed Ubuntu. After the installation is complete, I rebooted and grub came up and I booted into Ubuntu without an issue. Next I re-booted and ...
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Ubuntu for SQL database and windows clients?

I am currently running my small business with an Ubuntu 12.04 file server which houses an MDB (access) database for our ERP software (E2 ShopTech) along with various CAD/CAM files. We need to upgrade ...
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How to restore Windows as a boot option in Grub

My Grub initially had boot options for both Ubuntu and Windows 10 (displayed as "Windows 7 loader", since I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 after Ubuntu/Grub was installed). Anyway, I was trying to fix ...
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RDP connection with specifiing TSG-server

Need to connect to Windows 7 using rdp. I installed Remmina and rdp plugin for it. But I need to specify tsg-server for the connection. Where can I do it? PS: Same question in Russian.
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Problem Installing windows over ubuntu — grub install error

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Asus T100TAF. Alas, I rushed into it, not knowing no one had a fix for the sound yet. I'm trying to get back to windows by following this guide: ...
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TXT file - wrong view on Windows? [duplicate]

I just made a .txt file with my laptop (that runs Ubuntu 14.04), and when i open it with my Computer (runs Windows 10) it shows it like I wrote everything in one line Maybe it's a dumb question, but ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows (legacy mode)

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My computer works only with Legacy mode (can't boot Windows when switched to UEFI). When I boot from usb with Ubuntu it says "This computer ...
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Will I lose my windows key (preinstalled to BIOS) if I fully install Ubuntu/Linux?

I'm now the owner of a used Windows 8 laptop, and had planned on ditching Windows in favour of a more secure and ethical OS such as Linux. Upon recieving the laptop I noticed that it didn't have a ...
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Is it possible to recover data stored on hard drive with windows with ubuntu live?

Like in the topic of this post - my boss turned off his PC (quite an old one, based on a Pentium 4, 32 bit) while Windows XP was performing a system update. And of course Windows lost some important ...
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Does iMac 12-2 work with Ubuntu15.10?

I got a iMac 12,2 and i triple boot Ubuntu 15.10 with mac osx + windows. But I don't know what will happen if i put my AMD graphics installation. I got AMD Radeon HD 6770M. Is it bad or good? I'll ...
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Installing wubi on Windows 8.1 [closed]

can anyone guide me how to install wubi on W8.1. I have heard that there is a UEFI related issue on W8.1.
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partitions showing different sizes on gparted and MS Disk Management

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an HPG60 Laptop. I'm having a difficulty to install this coz I cant see the unallocated space I prepared in Windows. As you can see on the attached ...
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XAMPP: running index.php leads to error (Win/Linux)

I used to use XAMPP on a Windows Computer to see how my homepage (php) works. Everything works fine without any issues. I now installed XAMPP on my Notebook which runs on Linux. Installation went ...
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Running Windows .bat file on Wine CMD

Can anyone make this batch (.bat) file run on Wine CMD?? http://www39.zippyshare.com/v/edG8msF3/file.html On Windows when i run it normaly it id displaying this text what is good: Voer programmalink ...
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Dual boot surface pro 3, can't get into Windows 10 now

so i've been wanting to try out ubuntu for some time now, and finally made the leap to install it onto my computer (surface pro 3). All goes well until I finish installing ubuntu and try to get back ...
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Can a Windows computer access Pulse sound server on an Ubuntu computer?

With help I received in this question, I set up all my Ubuntu computers so that they all access a central computer for sound output, using Pulse Audio Preferences. I have some Windows computers as ...