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Program installed with no errors but won't run under wine

I have Ubuntu Mate 15.04 and I have successfully installed wine from the .deb package they provide. Then I have successfully (at least with no errors) installed a Windows program by right-clicking on ...
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Default boot into Windows [duplicate]

There are many posts here about how to boot into Windows with Ubuntu installed, can't find any about my specific scenario... I have a ProLiant server running Ubuntu, and it's useful sometimes to be ...
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Upgrade dual boot windows [closed]

I currently have a dual boot of Windows 7 32 bit and Ubuntu 14.04 I'd like to upgrade windows to 64 bit. Is there any simple way to do that? Should I remove Windows completely from my computer and ...
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Fresh Install of Ubuntu, After Windows 10

I have a Windows 8.1 HP Pavilion model 2000. My younger brother decided to put Windows 10 on it, he didn't partition or back up the Windows 8.1 OS... I've tried reverting back to Win8.1 but can't. So ...
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FAIL: bootable ubuntu USB windows 8.1

The boot works fine on desktops so I know it is fine. But I need it on my laptop. I have disabled secure boot, and enabled legacy booting. My BIOS doesn't have aquick boot option to disable . I get ...
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Installing ubuntu os on a different drive than windows os during dual boot setup

I would like to know if ubuntu could be installed in other drive than C: ( which reads healthy, boot, page dump , ....) and other drivers which read as only primary drive. It is because I don't ...
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UEFI boot order depending if usb stick is plugged

I want to tryout Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Because I don't want to reinstall windows after this I installed it via DVD-ROM onto my usb 3.0 stick (64GB). This worked fine. The first thing when I restarted ...
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Running .reg files with wine

I am having trouble running .reg files with wine. I have tried a few solutions that other people have used but when I launch it return the following error: "There is no windows program configured to ...
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Ubuntu on XPS13 9333… Want to add Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

When I bought my XPS13 9333 I got angry with Windows, wiped it, and installed Ubuntu. My son now wants Windows for gaming (thanks Lego World!). I don't know my product key (but expect I can get it ...
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USB stick bootable on both Wintel and Mac hardware

I would like to create a bootable USB stick to use as a portable Ubuntu installation that I can bring with me and run on both Wintel and Mac hardware. Is it possible to create such an installation on ...
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Start Windows automatically unless a key is pressed, then start Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to disable the boot menu and still be able to start Ubuntu instead of Windows by holding a key down. Is this possible?
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Delete one of the OS via Ubuntu

I'm currently running on dual boot (win 7 and ubuntu). I'd like to know how to delete my Windows 7 OS using ubuntu
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I installed Ubuntu and when I try opening the setup utility it comes with GRUB

Okay. I used to have Windows 8. Then I installed Ubuntu over Windows 8. When I tried the setup utility on Windows it worked, but now it sends me to the GRUB menu. I tried installing zorin but GRUB ...
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Is there a way to make Windows Fastboot and Ubuntu work together?

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my laptop. The problem is, when I enable fastboot, I can't view Windows partitions from Linux When booting up I think grub does something so ...
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Xubuntu / Samba PC occasionally unreachable from Windows; works again when 'samba' package is reinstalled

I've configured a Xubuntu PC with Samba to allow file and folder sharing with Windows 7 PCs. The Xubuntu PC is almost always on. While it usually works when sharing files to and from each other, ...
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How to set up a domain network for 3 computers

I am fairly new to linux and so would like to get some information on setting up my home network. It will consist of three computers. The Ubuntu server, a desktop running Ubuntu, and a desktop ...
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scroll through terminal directory like windows command prompt

I'm relatively new to Linux, so forgive me if this is a silly question I know that in windows's command prompt, if you change directories, you can then autocomplete/scan files within that folder by ...
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Deleted partition didn't fix windows boot

Okay so I uninstalled Ubuntu. Deleted its partition and hit the wrong button before I fixed the windows boot loader. Now I am stuck at the grub terminal on boot. Is there any way to load windows from ...
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Installing Windows 8 after Ubuntu 14.04

I was using windows 8.1 and I was get bored of it and than i installed ubuntu on it. The mistake i done was that i erased windows 8 and then installed ubuntu and now I want to use multi-boot. I want ...
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GNU GRUB V. 2.02 The GateKeeper of the Windows Installer

I am attempting to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit to replace the Ubuntu OS that I have currently installed on my Lenovo T410 ThinkPad. The steps I have taken are: Download windows ISO file ...
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how do I burn a Live CD onto a USB? [duplicate]

I got the LiveCD from Ubuntu.com and I only have a USB to work with, can I burn a Live CD onto a USB inside windows 8.1? (no disk tray installed, no budget to buy one with). Is it possible, if so, ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8.1 in a SSD

I have a 120Gb SSD and I want to install Ubuntu as my main OS and use Windows just for gaming. My question is: Is this partition table that I'm creating correct? http://i.imgur.com/NFQ4jZ9.jpg sda1 ...
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Access old NTFS partion to read files [duplicate]

I tried to access my old NTFS partion to read files only that are very important. It told me that it's hibernated and I can read the files only (which would be no problem for me). I searched on the ...
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How to boot directly into Windows 10 from grub on Windows8.1-Windows10-Ubuntu15.04 tripleboot system?

I have a tripleboot system having Windows8.1, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose Windows from grub menu, it takes me to Windows bootloader giving choice between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. How ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Second Hard Drive

I have 2 1tb hard drives on my computer with Windows 8 on the first hard drive and nothing on the other. I want to install Ubuntu 14 on the second hard drive. I've looked up some guides and they all ...
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can i have ubuntu on a phone that my co worker gave me [duplicate]

i have a phone that i have because my co worker gave me my phone when i worked with him at my job and it is a lil prepaid flip phone and i want to install ubuntu on it so can i use my regular charging ...
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can windows virus affect Linux machine through wine? [duplicate]

When we use wine on Linux PC windows Virus can affect folders of wine? I think may be not; But I still Confuse about that. What is accurate answer? Wine is emulator of windows then some question ...
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Can't dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu.?

I have successfully dual booted ubuntu and windows on my sony vaio laptop. The thing is when i logout of ubuntu and restart the computer, then boot with windows, the next time i try to boot into ...
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What is ideal partitioning scheme for triple booting Arch, Ubuntu, Windows 8.1?

Shown below is my current partition configuration (which is supposed to triple boot) with, 350MB partition for bootloader and MBR of Windows, I guess 100GB partition for Windows 8.1 45.02GB partition ...
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Virtualbox and networking

I have installed Win 7 in Virtual Box but am unable to see my NAS Drive. I have checked under network and can see the internet. I looked under network in Virtual Box and it is set to NAT.
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What does “HQ” from WineHQ mean? [closed]

This is just a curiousity, and I wasn't able to find it anywhere... Would it be "High Quality"? I also see that the going-to-be Mac OS Wine-like app DarlingHQ also has this HQ...
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ubuntu install wubi?

first, sorry about my poor english. i have win 8.1 pre installed. i have tried to install ubuntu on another disk, i make another and gave him 30GB . then i download ubuntu 14 amd64 and Universal USB ...
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Unable to boot CD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and uninstalled Windows some time ago; However, i want to re-install Windows again and burned a copy to a CD (DVD+R) using write to disc pop-up right-click menu on the ...
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Is there a windows installer (wubi) for Ubuntu 15.04?

Is there a windows installer (WUBI) for Ubuntu 15.04? I found one on the installation CD but it says that's its for Ubuntu 14.04.
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Ubuntu doesn't appear on network discovery when connected over Ethernet

I am trying and failing to establish a wired network between a PC running Windows 8.1 and another running Ubuntu 14.04. Both the computers are connected to a the same LAN via a Switch. While I am ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7

I'm unable to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7. The installation is successful according to the installer. After manual partitioning, the computer is just booting to Windows. After choosing ...
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Grub-Bootmenu not showing up after triple-boot install (Ubuntu + 2xWindows10)

I first installed Windows10 (x32) on my Laptop, and then I installed Ubuntu. As it didn't ask me to boot into Windows10, and just booted to Ubuntu, I launched Grub-Boot-Repair and set up the boot. ...
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Make Ubuntu 14.04 NumPad behave like Windows

I'm using an external keyboard with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual-booting Windows 8.1, although that may be irrelevant to the question. With the NumLock switched on, I can type numbers by default and I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows Domain [duplicate]

How do I go about about connecting ubuntu 14.04 to a windows domain. Having searched on google I keep seeing that likewise-open was used but is no longer available. Thanks
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Why ubuntu 14 nor 15, are not recognizing windows 8.1 when trying to install alongside it?

That´s it. When the installator scans the disk, it doesn't find any windows partition, (and I know there is one, since I have Windows 8.1 running on that computer) Any idea?
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T450s doesn't see m.2 drive from Nautilus file manager

I'm running Windows on an M.2 drive and Linux on the main drive, but I'm not seeing the Windows drive when in Ubuntu (14.04.2, 4.0 kernel). On my older computer (T440s) it shows up under Devices in ...
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How can I download gedit from Windows and install it from a pendrive?

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, but have not been able to connect with wifi (it works fine when using Windows). Is there any way to download gedit from Windows, then install it on ...
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Unable to resize lvm2 partition [duplicate]

I have been facing this issue even when I boot through Gparted LiveCD. My goal is to install Windows dual booting with Ubuntu (My wife is not comfortable with linux) Don't ask me about the ext2 and ...
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Can't see windows 8 in grub after installing ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo flex 2 alongside with windows 8. After the installing, I could see windows at grub boot-loader, but after clicking it I got an error. Trying to fix it, I followed ...
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How to use encrypted windows partition in ubuntu 15?

I've installed Ubuntu over windows 8 and I cannot access a partition that was previously encrypted in windows 8. I don't have access to windows 8 anymore since I've not installed Ubuntu alongside it. ...
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Cannot reinstall Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop(Sony Vaio Duo 13). The laptop ONLY has two USB slots in the back, no disk drive. A bit later I realized that I still needed Windows for programs needed in ...
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Working with text files encoded as Windows-1250 and UTF-8

I am switching between Ubuntu and Windows frequently therefore I have some encoding problems with text files. If I save text file in Ubuntu, everything works fine in both systems. But Ubuntu doesn't ...
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Installing Windows out of Linux

I have a bootable external hard drive with Windows 7 on it. When I plugin the hard drive with USB it shows it content, But when I check in the BIOS I don't see there the hard drive either at Grub ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 Only Boots to Windows

I have a terabyte external hard drive, with with Windows to Go on it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu onto this drive. The computer that I installed Ubuntu onto the external HDD is a BIOS computer, and ...
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windows ISO file showing a lock sign on it.that is why it is giving problems in making USB stick boot-able

Because of this lock maybe that is why nothing helping me out in making a USB boot-able.I tried everything for making a windows ISO file to burn into a USB to patched,imaged to a USB that can be boot ...