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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 ...
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System hangs after Wubi install [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on a Windows 7 machine using Wubi. When I rebooted, the display showed a blank black screen. I waited about 15m and then powered down. When I powered back up, I'm given the ...
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ubuntu and windows 7 (side by side )

i just would like to know if there is any kind of software that allow me to have ubuntu and windows side by side. Im on windows and by clicling on a button, windows suspend and iniciate ubuntu, and ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 in new partiton created in windows 7

I created a new 60GB partition in windows7 using its default partition manager. Now I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 in this newly created partition. The list of drives displayed by ubuntu ...
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Can't get Windows to boot from GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and am having some issues getting GRUB to work with me. Whenever I want to get to GRUB (to boot Ubuntu), I have to manually select it: . Then I can select Ubuntu ...
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Which are the windows that are in the current workspace?

is there a way to know easily which are the windows that are placed in the current workspace (unity)? It seems a stupid question but is not: if a window is behind the others and therefore is not ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.1 on Laptop beside Win7 - no option to boot into windows - have run boot-repair

As my title explains. After running Boot repair, my log is at http://paste.ubuntu.com/6784795/ I still get no option to boot into windows I would appreciate if someone could run an expert eye over ...
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I need help switching back to windows [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 right now. For reasons I would like to switch back to windows 7. (Even though I love Ubuntu.) I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a guide on how to do ...
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WIndows 8.1 not showing up on GRUB during boot up. Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. After the install of Ubuntu and restart, everything worked fine. Windows 8.1 showed up in GRUB when the PC restarted to ...
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Can I download ubuntu on a mac and burn it to a cd for windows 7? [duplicate]

I am looking to download ubuntu on my mac and make a bootable cd or flash drive for a PC with windows 7. how could I do this?
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu(invalid efi error)

I was attempting to have my laptop dual boot into both Win7 and Ubuntu but messed up partitioning the hard drive during the installation, couldn't tell which size was going to be used for what. ...
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How to change Firewall settings to allow traffic to certain ports

So I got a server with a provider, it is free for one month and they offer Ubuntu LTS 12.04 and Windows Server 2008; the Windows Server 2008 incurs a €30 cost and since I'm setting up a testing ...
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Would like to dual boot - Ubuntu Windows 8.1 - Advice please [closed]

There is some Windows software that I really need to use which will not run under WINE. Therefore I am seriously thinking of a dual boot machine. In order to accomplish this I am planning on ...
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Ubuntu install freezes using every method on Windows XP

I'll list the information I know, but I'm not a programmer or computer whiz so if you need more please explain how I can obtain it for you. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio laptop, running ...
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How to install Windows 7 to dual boot AFTER ubuntu 13.10 stand-alone Install [duplicate]

I have a current working install of Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit that I am very happy with. I need to install Windows 7 as a dual-boot, to give me the option of a launching Windows at boot time. All the ...