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Installed Ubuntu on windows, cant access windows back after restart

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on windows 8.1 (upgraded from windows 7) (BIOS - Legacy and not UEFI). I tried to install by putting of the secure bios power button ad pressing sift key. Ubuntu got ...
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Keeping GRUB Intact When Reinstalling Windows 7

My Windows 7 install got corrupt. I'm going to need to repair or re-install it. If I were to go about it normally, Windows would overwrite GRUB and I wouldn't be able to access Ubuntu. How do I go ...
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i have completely removes windows from laptop and installed ubuntu and now i want to get back to windows again. please help? [duplicate]

i am completely novice in using ubuntu. I accidentally while installing ubuntu removed windows completely and even erased recovery partition . not i really need to get back to windows how can i do so ...
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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Installing for i386-pc platform Winusb

So I began installing my windows.iso onto my flash drive, and the entire process was fine for the beginning. Now the window just reads installing for i386-pc platform, and the orange bar just keeps ...
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Ubuntu, ElementaryOS and Windows Grub Broken

The other day, I decided that, in addition to Ubuntu, I'd like to try ElementaryOS. So, I made another partition, and installed on that partition (sda5). In the installer, there was a box that said to ...
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Error installing Ubuntu within Windows 7

I have tried to install Ubuntu within Windows 7 and it was not possible. I have downloaded from Ubuntu site the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit). I have extracted the files from the archive and I have run ...
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Encrypted Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu 14 on separate SSDs

I've found many questions concerning dual booting Windows/Ubuntu on separate drives, but I'm not sure about doing it when the Windows 8.1 drive is encrypted with BitLocker. How would I go about ...
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Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path

Im trying to boot ubuntu 14.10-server-i386 in a pendrive. But im getting this error when boot from pendrive. Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path What does it mean? How to ...
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Partitioning scheme for fresh installation

I've tried to search this, and before you link me to some other threads (I've found quite a lot of them, like standard partitioning scheme for ubuntu home user (even that one seems to be a duplicate) ...
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Ubuntu Windows Dual boot on the same drive problem

I installed ubuntu along with windows . How can i see the files downloaded by ubuntu o.s in windows o.s
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 over 12.04, it boots straight to Ubuntu

even though I have windows 8.1 installed on separate partition. how can I boot to windows, or preferably, how can I be able to choose which OS to boot via grub? Lenovo Y580 EDIT: i wasn't updating ...
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Windows 8.1 not coming up in boot options?

So I made a 200gb partition out of my 2tb HDD for ubuntu 14.04.1 and followed ALL the instructions listed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU Yet when I reboot I only get the ...
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Mac OS X VM originally from Windows running on Ubuntu

I have a Mac OS X 10.9 Virtual Machine that was originally installed on Windows (using VMWare), I installed VMWare player on my Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to run this same VM, but it just hangs on the ...
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How to synchronise an Ubuntu and Windows desktop

I'm total newbie about Ubuntu. Some time ago I have installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution of Ubuntu. At my university I have seen Linux configured with Windows so that they use the same of ...
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Dual boot problem with Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 - Only Ubuntu boots

I install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1 after install ubuntu I reset system so system boot in ubuntu directly and I can not boot in win 8.1 :( How I can repair boot for having two options ...
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How to make Windows Partitions or Drives visible [duplicate]

in Ubuntu I only can see (and execute) the windows partitions wich are on the same drive as ubuntu 14.10 is installed. My datas are on seperate drives on the computer, but I can't see them anymore. ...
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Windows+arrow equivalent on linux

In Windows if you are in a program and press WIN+Left for example the program would take up half of the left side of the screen. Extremely useful when wanting two programs to sit side by side. WIN ...
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How do I make files copied over the network from my Windows computer be owned by me?

I have a drive on my Ubuntu machine shared over a network, and one of the computers that can access it is a Windows 7 computer. Whenever I am on my Windows computer and I copy a file to the Ubuntu ...
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Can't access my Windows 7 Hard Disk from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

Alright, so I really need help now. I am not gonna tell the story about how my Windows broke, but what I need is to transfer some of my files which I had on Windows through Linux to a USB Flash ...
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Display switcher indicator

Is there a display switcher indicator for Ubuntu like on Windows when I hit the button for the display switching? I hit the button accidentally sometimes, therefore it would be cool. windows display ...
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automatically organizing windows on large monitor

I have 27" monitor running ubuntu 14.04. When I work, I usually have more than 5 to 6 application (windows) open, which I organize in such a way that some part of that window ( application ) is just ...
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Virtualization drivers for Windows guest

My idea is to run Windows 8 64-bit as a guest on a KVM platform. There's guest additions (actually drivers) for Windows so I can integrate some features (like networking) between Windows and KVM. Suse ...
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Is there any way to get my laptop's fingerprint scanner to work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS/14.10?

I currently have a HP Envy Touchsmart 15 notebook PC, and I recently completely switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (I'm on 14.10 now though). Anyway, since I switched, my fingerprint ...
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Cannot Boot from Windows Install/Repair CD

My computer currently has only Ubuntu (14.10) installed on it, and no other operating system. I want to restore Windows. So I put in a Windows 7 install CD, and turn on the computer. There a black ...
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Can't Select Target Device on Winusb

So I just installed Winusb using the instructions from How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? but when I use the application I cannot select a target device. I have a usb that I ...
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When I hibenate my windows 8.1, after a while it will boot up in Ubuntu and drains all of my laptop battery. what should I do?

I have Windows 8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04. When I do hibernation in Windows and close the lid, it will boot on ubuntu and stay there till my battery gone! What should I do to prevent this?
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Replace laptop pre-installed with windows with ubuntu and install windows on virtual box as genuine windows

I was always wanted to try this. I want to purchase laptop with windows(win 8.1 as latest) pre-installed. And then dual boot into ubuntu where I would like to install same copy of windows into virtual ...
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how do I set up network interfaces with Virtualbox

I'm running Ubuntu in a VirtualBox (4.3.12) VM from Windows. Bridge adapter mode does not work. Currently, my interfaces file looks like this: auto lo iface lo inet loopback how do I need to ...
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Is there any way that windows can access my home folder?

Is there any way that windows could access my home folder when dual-booting? I can't put my home folder on an NTFS partition, and Windows can't read or write to the default ext4 file system, and I ...
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Put windows boot cd on grub partition

Is it possible to mount a bootable windows installation image to a grub partition. My situation is the following, I want to install windows but I don't have a big enough usb drive, so I was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...