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Can I mount a Windows ISO? [closed]

I'd like to know if what I ask can actually be done. I have a pre-installed program as a Windows ISO. Will I be able to use it with Ubuntu 14? I imagine it's tricky if it is possible, I'm up for a ...
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How to disable KDE Windows preview?

I just turned to Kubuntu straight from Windows so even basic stuff here is a little difficult for me. When I point my mouse at any task in a panel, an annoying window comes up and I want to turn it ...
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Linux compatibility with mouses and a few other related questions [closed]

I'm planning on getting the mionix Castor mouse. I was just wondering if I were to get the software, change some stuff and disable every profile but the first one, change over to my linux machine, ...
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Stuck on grub menu after failed hard disk format

firstly I would like to apologise for my lack of knowledge but was hoping someone could help me in this situation. My laptop I no longer need so gave to my dad. It had dual partition Windows ...
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How can I install Ubuntu inside Windows?

I have sony vaio laptop running on windows 10. Can I install ubuntu 15.10 inside windows?
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Install Windows 7 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Looking to install Windows 7 Fully on my Ubuntu laptop how can I go about doing this? I have the ISO, my DVD drive is broken so cannot use that. I do not want to install Windows 7 as a virtual machine ...
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Can I install Ubuntu dual boot on Windows Vista? [duplicate]

Can I install Ubuntu dual boot on Windows Vista? If so, can you point me to documentation? Thanks.
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Windows Boot Manager fails to load with dual boot PC

I have a Lenovo 11e that came with Windows 10. I partitioned the hard drive and loaded Ubuntu. Initially Windows would not boot but I turned off secure boot and everything was fine until recently. Now ...
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Create a Bootable Windows Flash Drive in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to take a windows iso, and create a bootable USB stick while in ubuntu? There are loads of ways to do that on windows, but not from any linux-based os. Any information helps! ...
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Windows explorer-like file manager for Linux with “List” view style [duplicate]

Is there any file manager for Linux with a view style similar to that of "List" in Windows Explorer? i.e: in the screenshot I have set it to "List" and sorted by type. In my couple decades of checking ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 upgrade [duplicate]

Hai I have windows 10 alongside Ubuntu 15.04 I have Ubuntu 15.10 update available but if I upgrade Ubuntu to 15.10 then will my windows 10 partition gets deleted ?
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Booting Windows 10 after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm currently using the latest version on Ubuntu. It's great but I would like to use windows 10 as there are many more games and aplications running on that operating system. Is there any way i can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows 10

This question got a downvote, and I have no idea why. If you have a good enough reason to do so, please share. OK, I know that this question has been asked a lot before, but I could not find any ...
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How to Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot using Grml Rescue?

I have screwed up my Ubuntu 14.04 installation and need to reinstall. I have my data backed up online, so it's no problem to completely wipe out. However, I also have a Windows partition, recently ...
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Laptop doesn't see boot devices after HDD replacement

On a laptop I had HDD with Windows. Then I inserted HDD with Ubuntu. When the laptop loads it shows UEFI and there are no bootable devices. I tried reconnecting the HDD and the battery. When I ...
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Windows 10 will not boot after I deleted partitions

I had win 10 installed on my SSD 240 Samsung hard drive and thought I was installing Ubuntu to my new M.2 hard drive that I just fitted to my Intel NUC to run along side each other. At one point I ...
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How to boot from a DVD on a UEFI laptop with Linux [duplicate]

I've bought a Windows 8.1 Lenovo laptop last year. Then on July I upgraded to Windows 10. Yesterday I formated it and re-installed Windows 10, but it isn't activating. So I ran the Ubuntu live DVD and ...
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Camera dual boot

I have a dual boot installed on my (Asus) laptop with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10. Everything seems to work fine except for my webcam. If I go to windows, shut down and start ubuntu, my webcam doesn't ...
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Regarding installing Ubuntu on an empty drive

My computer (Windows 10 64-bit, BIOS) has got three drives viz. C, D and E. I plan to install Ubuntu (14.04.3) on 'E' drive. When I check open up My Computer, I see the Windows logo on only the C ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu on Windows host appears to be connected to network, but not

I always have so much trouble with networking in Virtualbox. I just created an Ubuntu 14.04 Virtualbox instance under Windows 10. I'm using the default NAT configuration. I appear to be connected ...
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Does Forcing UEFI Installation of Ubuntu risk making Windows 10 unbootable?

That is what the Ubuntu installation wizard says. I am using a Thinkpad X220. I upgraded from Windows 7, and then "reset" (is that just reformatting?) Windows 10. Here's an image: ...
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How to install Winamp plugin in Ubuntu?

I want to install Chord!.exe plugin for winamp in Ubuntu by using Wine but it cant be installed and I don't know how to do it right. Can you give me solution about how to install this plugin on Winamp ...
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How do I install ubuntu on an Acer Aspire 10?

How do I install ubuntu on an Acer Aspire 10 which has windows 8.1 at the moment. The drive is unbootable in my bios, and I really need a working operating system.
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Deleted dual boot partition and HD now locked with windows

I know this has been asked many times before but my situation is a little more complex. I deleted the Ubuntu partition in disk management hoping that it would resolve my boot issues of selecting the ...
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How to add Windows boot entry to GRUB or Ubuntu boot entry to Windows Boot Manager

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a 60GB SSD. Then, some weeks later, I installed Windows 10 on a separate 500GB HDD (Ubuntu deserves the SSD more than Windows!). Basically, my problem is that neither of ...
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Keyboard not working in GRUB menu

I recently dual-booted my windows 8.1 laptop with ubuntu 14.04. The GRUB was working fine once I set it up, but suddenly the keyboard seems disabled in GRUB and only boots into ubuntu now. How can I ...
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Installing Windows (10?) for dual boot on Ubuntu PC [duplicate]

I have a PC running Ubuntu 14.04, and I wanted to install Windows as well, for gaming purposes. I've read that it's safer to install Windows first, but it's too late for that, so I wanted to partition ...
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Windows 10 upgrade vanished my Ubuntu

Recently I upgraded my HP Stream 200-010 Mini Desktop from windows 8.1 to windows 10. Before the upgrade I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an 80GB external hard drive connected with usb. For log in I always ...
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Ubuntu to Windows storage server [closed]

So I have just added an Ubuntu server to my home network that is otherwise composed out of Windows machines. The computer has two hard disks, 120GB one with OS and one 320GB that is currently mounted ...
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How to run a program in a Windows VM and have it be it's own window

I love Ubuntu greatly, but there is one Windows program that I really need to run in Ubuntu: Windows Live Movie Maker (I know, I should be ashamed!). I have Windows 10 running in Virtual Box. Is there ...
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NTFS partition for all my files? (Windows and Ubuntu)

I'm going to shrink my Windows partition to install Ubuntu, and I was wondering how many partitions I should make if I wanted to share files between both OSes. Can I share all my Ubuntu and Windows ...
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Hiding Unity's Title Bar [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity and I have a question. Is there anyway I can "remove" or "hide" the title bar of the windows and bring them back up with a shortcut or something? I mainly work on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Apache2 VirtualBox Cannot Connect from Windows Host

I've been through more posts than I can count at this point. I'm trying to build a web server (for internal use only -- not for public consumption) in Ubuntu/Apache running in VirtualBox (VB). I ...
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Accessing Windows computers in ubuntu

In my college all the computers are connected with lan. Almost all other computers have windows installed. However I am using ubuntu 14.04. I am not able to access the share files/folder which is ...
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LiveUSB 15.10 never stops loading

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10 and following this guide, but when I choose the "Try Ubuntu" option after rebooting, it goes into that purple "loading screen" with the little ...
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Is Ubuntu suitable for this system? If so what version?

Dear respected Ubuntu community I will be running Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor 6700HQ (2.6GHz, 3.5GHz Turbo) NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M - 2.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12 GIGABIT LAN & ...
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Windows 10 UEFI bootable USB prepared by Ubuntu Based System

First of all sorry, if this question is duplicate of someone else's question buried deep in stackexchange, however i wasn't able to find any info. The question is pretty straight forward: Is there ...
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GRUB error, can't install Win 10

I have a huge problem on my Ubuntu (15.10) version. My computer now has only Ubuntu and I tried to install Windows 10 via USB (as a live CD) unsuccessfully. Firstly I saw in the BIOS menu the ...
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I am booting Ubuntu 15.10 from a Transcend Jetflash USB drive. getting kernal vesamenu.c32 not found [duplicate]

I am booting Ubuntu 15.10 from my flash drive, and I am getting the error for kernel image vesamenu.c32 (i cant recall the exact error message. The original OS on the C:/ drive is Windows XP. Can I ...
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How can I create a Windows 10 boot usb from ubuntu?

I used sudo dd bs=4M if=Windows.iso of=/dev/sdc1 and set the boot flag in gparted but no install disk just the just the normal usb in the uefi and trying to boot off the normal USB did nothing. Extra ...
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Help with changing the operating system [duplicate]

please I am new in this Forum and in this, I want to download the Ubuntu OS and change the Windows starter I already have in the Dell laptop. Is it that possible? How can I do it? Any help? Please ...
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How can I access Ubuntu-hosted website on Windows intranet by hostname over HTTPS?

I have made an Ubuntu server accessible on a Windows network. I can access the server via a browser at http://192.168.X.X and I can access a shared folder via Windows Explorer at ...
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Refreshing Windows 8.1 While Dual-booting Ubuntu 15.10

Currently, I'm dual-booting my Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 15.10 For your information, both of this operating systems are installed on separate partition. At this moment, I'm planning to refresh/reset ...
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Correctly formatting 3tb drive for Windows

Formatted a 3tb internal hard drive in Linux as NTFS. Filled it up and moved it to Windows 7 computer, which sees it as several partitions without a drive letter and won't let me assign one. How ...
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Does Windows 10 get deleted when installing Ubuntu?

I am using Windows 10 at the moment. When installing Ubuntu, will Windows 10 get deleted? I already have prepared a bootable usb drive but I don't want to take any risks.
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Acer one 10 S1002-145A

I'd like to know if it's possible to install Ubuntu on a new Acer one windows 2 in 1 tablet model S1002-145A. I've searched but the closest thing I found is about the Acer iconia. Thanks.
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Grub freeze, Live-USB freezing, BIOS-Setup freezing, Windows (dualboot) working fine

I'm using a Lenovo Y50-70. Grub, Linux, Live-USBs and the BIOS-Setup (insydeh20) (no CD-Drive, can't test that) are freezing after a few seconds. If I'm fast enough for selecting Windows in Grub, ...
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Can't see files on a Windows share

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine on which I have a folder that is shared. The folder has been given Everyone/Full Control NTFS permissions. The only file in that folder has been given ...
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How to connect to another computer(windows installed) with SSH? [closed]

is there a chance of connecting to a computer that has windows 7 installed? Will I be able to make changes even when the computer is off?
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Sharing local printer with Windows, printer offline when windows restarts

I have a local printer connected via usb to my ubuntu desktop. I've have shared and successfully installed it on windows 7 desktops on my network. Printer works fine, but everytime the windows pc is ...