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Install Windows 7 while running ubuntu

So I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my pc. I have the windows 7 files on a flash drive (boot drive) and I also copied them to my desktop. Obviously I cant run the setup.exe because .exe is a windows ...
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Grub takes forever to get to

So Grub takes about 15 seconds to get to, it will show a white underscore (_) and it will indent and go down a few lines and repeat this process about 3-4 times before it reaches Grub. Here is my ...
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Problems after using boot-repair

Installed 13.10 on existing Windows computer. Ran boot-repair, twice actually after the first time didn't work. Ubuntu boots, windows shows up in GRUB but doesn't boot. Here is the boot-repair ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 searched the net STILL can't see windows shares

Not only can samba not find the shares, the Windows XP VM machine inside of ubuntu can't even see the windows shares. Getting annoyed cuz I'm not finding any real answers here for the average person, ...
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Windows Games how do i code in to play on linux [duplicate]

I Really want to switch to linux but i own a crap ton of windows games. and i would want to play them on my machine. is there anyway possible to play the newest titles on said ubuntu machine? like ...
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Windows emulator as DOSbox

I'd want a Windows emulator that works the same way as DOSbox, I mean DOXbox doesn't open any .exe, you have to mount files into it ,Wine for example opens any .exe , and I think that's not safe,I ...
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Problem booting into Windows 8.1 after using Ubuntu live cd 12.04

I have a Lenovo laptop tha came with Windows 8 64bit pre-installed. I recently decided to pop in an Ubuntu Live CD 12.04 and I was messing around with it and I decided to try to erase the Windows ...
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New PC with Windows 8 Needed nomodeset to get Ubuntu to load

Apparently I need to accrue 10 reputation to post more than 2 links - so reposted everything I learned in trying to install Ubuntu onto my Windows 8 machine with a new graphics card on my blog: ...
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Alternatives on Ubuntu

This is not question about how Linux works or something similar. I just want ask if is there some similar application like Xilisoft Video Converter and Sony Vegas Pro 10. Because I need an ...
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How to reinstall Windows 8 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu removing windows. I now want to reinstall Windows 8, so I have downloaded a Windows 8 iso. My laptop is Asus and has UEFI, so how can I reinstall Windows? It does not bootswith the ...
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MTP access to my phone LG-E900 (Optimus 7; Windows Phone 7.8) from Ubuntu?

Happy new year 2014 ! Is there a solution in order to give MTP access to LG Optimus 7 (LG-E900) from Ubuntu ? (I can see "Storage" in the Phone device on Ubuntu 13.10 but if I double-click on it, I ...
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How to install Joomla Over Xampp?

I have installed the Xampp and started all the necessary task are done i have successful install of a Xampp. But How do I copy now my download Joomla Folder Like Usually done in windows same thing we ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, format the entire harddrive and install Windows 8.1 (SOLVED)

I'm stuck with my laptop as I explained here :Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in GRUB2 I can't find a solution. To resume: I have a Asus N53S with ubuntu 13.10 installed and Windows 8.1 but GRUB can't ...
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Can Access Ubuntu Share from Windows, but not Windows Shares from Ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu 13.10, configured SAMBA and have access to my ubuntu shares from both my Windows 7/8 Machines and My Mac-book, but I cannot access the shares on my Windows or Mac Pcs from ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Home Premium x86, I burned the .iso image on a DVD after I had downloaded it. I restarted my computer, and I booted from the DVD. When I click on "Installing Ubuntu", first it ...
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Speed of Ubuntu within Window

Just a quick question about performance within Windows of Ubuntu. After getting hold of a fairly old laptop, to test my websites created on a mac, and being subjected to endless pause and freezes I ...
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How to boot from my Windows installation disk?

Here's a Reddit thread detailing my problem a bit more. I can provide more information if needed. Hi! I've installed Ubuntu as my OS because I needed a working OS to get a new Windows disk. I've ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in GRUB2

My case is quite different from other and I can't find a solution. I had windows 7 (64bits) and Ubuntu 13.10(32bits) installed on my laptop ASUS N53S. Unfortunately, a blue screen appeared on Windows ...
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Previously installed 12.04 alongside Windows, would like to install over Windows

About 8 months ago I installed 12.04LTS via wubi, then chose to fully install and I selected for it to install alongside windows Fast forward to today, and I really hate Windows 8 (it previously had ...
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How to change CPU fan speed? (Works in Windows)

I've got an MSi G45 board and a 3570K with a CM 212 EVO cooling it. In the BIOS, I change the ambient fan speed for my CPU cooler to 12.5% - so when I boot up and it through POST, etc., the fan spins ...
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Remote Desktop connection getting black from ubuntu 13

I have installed xrdp in Ubuntu and while I try to connect the remote desktop from Windows 7 to the Ubuntu machine, the session is being connected but all I am seeing is a full black screen. Kindly ...
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Open Ubuntu Server in Windows Explorer

I have a ubuntu server with some music on it. I would like my windows 7 and windows 8 laptops to access this music through windows explorer. If I can view them on windows explorer, my music programs ...
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Should I choose to Install alongside windows 8 or something else

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu ( dual boot ) as I might like it but I'm not sure whether I should choose to install alongside Windows 8 or something else. I do have 100 GB unallocated already ...
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i installed ubuntu in a different drive and windows was already there in another drive

i installed Ubuntu in a different drive and windows was already there in another drive at first Ubuntu worked and windows was not being opened and now i cant open even Ubuntu and windows. can u please ...
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Removing windows from the same partition as ubuntu [duplicate]

Okay so i installed ubuntu with Wubi, and now ubuntu and windows vista is on the same partition?? I want to remove windows from the partition, or create a new partition and put ubuntu there and remove ...
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Samba problem — is it a firewall issue?

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer I use as archive for other machines. I need Samba working from various Windows 7 machines. I have confirmed that smbd and nmbd are both working, and ...
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Windows 7 home premium not loading after installing ubuntu 13.10

I have a SONY VAIO laptop with Windows 7 home premium being the default OS.After installing Ubuntu 13.10 i am not able to boot into Windows 7 home premium.Whenever I open Windows 7,it tells that there ...
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Tera Online for Ubuntu

I just switched over from Windows 7 to Ubuntu and am completly new to how Ubuntu works, is there a walkthrough that i havnt found for properly installing Tera Online for Ubuntu? If not could someone ...
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Can not access partition after mounting

After I managed to mount one of my windows partitions I worked with it for some time without any problems. After restart I can't access any more the partition, meaning the folder I mounted it on, ...
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Planing to switch from Windows

I want to switch from Windows & my use with PC is music movies picture editing (creating hdr, etc) and torrent download so I need security and performance. I'm currently using Windows 7 64bit ...
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Updated Windows 8, tried to fix with Boot Repair and can't pass GNU GRUB screen

I'm having a hard time now with my laptop. I have an ASUS X501 with Windows8 preloaded and I decided to install Ubuntu Studio last year. Everything was great, I was able to choose to boot into Ubuntu ...
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Lost Boot From USB/CD options

I recently installed Ubuntu, trying to put it in another partition and it overwrote my entire windows drive. I want to install windows 7 again now, however, I have no options in my boot menu now to ...
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Windos 8 problem when installing Ubuntu 13.10

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 together with Windows 8.1, and after finishing the installation I couldn't get into any of the operating systems. For fixing the error with Ubuntu, I have executed ...
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Installing Ubuntu along side of Windows 8.1 on Sony Vaio

I looked and didn't find help on my present laptop. Trying to dual boot on laptop, here are my stats: Sony Vaio: SVF15A18CXB OS: Windows 8.1 Processor: i7-3537U CPU @ 2 GHz Ram: 12 GB System: 64-bit ...
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Is it possible to run Windows for one User and Ubuntu for another User simultaneously?

Can I install two OS on my PC without harming it. I was thinking maybe Ubuntu latest verion to install. I already have Windows 7 Home installed on my PC. I would like to know if I can keep Win 7 on ...
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Install Win7 after Ubuntu 13.10 (dual boot)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to set up a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. How can I do this?
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Windows 8 + Ubuntu 13.10 + boot-repair stuck

I bought a laptop HP Envy Premium with Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install also Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I partitioned from windows the disk creating space for Linux. Then booting from a live ubuntu on a ...
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How do I clean install windows 7 on the “other” partition? [duplicate]

I would like to cleanly install windows 7 on another partition to ubuntu 12.04. I originally had a windows 7 only machine. I subsequently installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside it by creating a partition. ...
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Install Windows 7 [duplicate]

I'm running ubuntu 13.10. But I guess I need to go back to Windows 7. Its so easy to install Ubuntu from a bootable usb because of a program. But I can't find any similar windows program that I've ...
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Black Screen on start [duplicate]

Installed windows windows installer and when I boot Ubuntu the screen goes blank with a command prompt style screen. I can type but it doesn't load?
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dual installing windows 8.1: can't boot from windows dvd

I'm trying to get my Ubuntu to dual boot Windows 8.1. I modified the partitions, but now when I try to boot the Windows dvd, it just goes straight to Ubuntu. I tried setting my boot priority to dvd ...
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windows installer (Wubi) stops

When installing with windows installer (Wubi) in XP, installation stops allways when doing "Reticulating splines..." and the laptop freezes
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How to make windows compatible PPT on ubuntu 12.04?

Sir, I need to create a ppt in ubuntu but I need the themes of microsoft powerpoint or you can say windows compatible presentation. Could you please suggest me a way to do this. Thanks
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Where did Windows 8 go, can I still access it?

I just downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu 13 and am excited to be in the world of Linux and learn more about how this open operating system works. My question is now, where did Window's 8 go. I ...
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How can I create a bootable *Windows* usbstick from a Windows .iso [duplicate]

Much as I hate it, I have to install Windows on my System. I have an .iso file from Dreamspark, but no writable DVDs or thelike. Apparently, there are ways to make bootable Windows setup sticks from ...
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partitions not do delete when erasing windows

After using linux for a while I decided to get rid of win7 using brute-force. I choosed to simply erase the windows partitions. Unfortunately I am a bit surprised by the amount of unknown partitions ...
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I use Outlook.com; how do I synchronize my tasks, contacts, and calendar with Evolution?

I'm looking to achieve parity between my Nokia Lumia and my PC, if possible. Let me know what details I should be adding.
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Removing Ubuntu and Installing CentOS

I currently have a dual boot Acer laptop running Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I want to remove Ubuntu 13.10 and install CentOS on that partition instead. What's the safest and best way to remove it? I still ...
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Cannot connect to Windows NT share from Nautilus

I navigate to the share I want to connect to. Nautilus the prompts me for a username, domain and password. When I click connect, I am returned to the same username/password screen. I can connect to ...
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“physical” Windows 7 in VMware [closed]

I'm on an i5-25-something and 8 GB RAM, running ubuntu, 64 bit, 3.11.0-12 generic and want to run my windows 7 partition in a vm workstation. I'm somewhat uncertain as to how to set up the virtual ...