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Windows 8.1 boot failure

I have a PC with a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint. Mistakenly I was playing with easyBCD. After that my PC is not booting. It has showed me a message about Windows startup failure. Luckily I ...
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Xen PCI Passthru works with 2GB RAM but not with 4GB RAM

I set up Xen on Ubuntu 14.04 (Xen 4.4). With my config I can only use PCI passthru when giving DomU 2048MB RAM. When giving 4096MB the GPU doesn't work (windows says Code 12). Here is my win7.cfg: ...
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Install Windows on a usb flash drive from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to INSTALL a Windows version ON a usb flash drive from Ubuntu. How can I do it and which version of Windows should I choose?
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Windows 7 partitions lost after installing [duplicate]

There was a system with dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04. I chose option "purge Ubuntu 12.04 and install Ubuntu 14.04 over" or something like this. Then i can't see any partitions with Windows ...
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Grub doesn't load Windows after Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Today I wanted to play a game on windows but if I choose Windows 7 from the grub menu, the menu disappears and nothing else happenes. So I tried several things like run ...
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Cannot get grub to boot into Win 7

I've google searched heaps and tried all the options so far, but nothing seems to work. Windows 7 does not show up on the grub loader after installing Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried editing ...
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How to start windows after having installed Ubuntu 14.04?

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate partition. However, when i turn on my computer there is no option to start windows - actually there is no option at all, it just starts Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14 desktop install failed and corrupted grub

Long story: Tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. 12 already installed. Dual boot system with Vista. Install failed. Now I cannot boot to either 14 or Vista. Grub rescue only prompt available. ...
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Running installed windows programs [duplicate]

How to run windows programs(which are already installed in windows) on ubunt 12.04; I have installed ubuntu through wubi installer and both windows and ubuntu exist.
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ubuntu 14.04 wont recognize windows 8.1 [duplicate]

when I boot ubuntu 14.04 off a usb/DVD to install it wont recognize windows 8.1 and only says " erase disk and install ubuntu ". this is the ubuntu that will work with my laptop. i do not want to get ...
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Is running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu comparable to Windows 7 alone?

I like Ubuntu for its speed and security, but I play many Windows-only games that don't run very well (or at all) in WINE. I don't want to have a dual-boot setup either because it would be quite ...
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Delete Ubuntu files after Windows installation

Yesterday, I installed Windows 64bit over Ubuntu because I had troubles with syncronising my devices. So today i will install Ubuntu as a Dualboot, I just want to make sure, that all Ubuntu files are ...
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Recommendation of software to produce a windows 7 bootable flash drive [duplicate]

Could someone tell me the best software I could download to make a bootable windows 7 usb flash drive, I have the windows 7 .iso
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Directly connect Windows and Ubuntu computers via ethernet cable

I have the following computers on a network: Lenovo B570e [Ubuntu 14.04 LTS] Dell Inspiron N4050 [Windows 8.0 Professional] HP l1000 [Windows 8.1 Enterprise] Compaq [Mercury, don't know the exact ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn' t boot after upgrade from 12.04 installed inside Windows 8.1

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed like an app on windows 8.1 (Ubuntu 12.04 allow to be installed like an app in Windows 8.1 and it can be removed when you don't need it any more from Control Panel). ...
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Unable to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I bought a laptop few months ago which came ubuntu preinstalled. i installed windows on it and tried to recover grub using boot repair disk, but still no luck, i am not even gettin g option to choose ...
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Can't boot in windows 8 after upgrade to 14.04

As advised I am asking here about my problem. After upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 I can't boot in windows 8.1. Right away after upgrade I noticed that few of my previous options are missing in grub. Then I ...
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Installing a partition of Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu

I originally had a laptop with Windows 8, but I wiped it and installed Strictly Ubuntu. However, I am realizing that there are some tasks that are better suited towards Windows. I was looking to Dual ...
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Opening files created in windows 7

I have nvq work i done on windows I have now put them on Linux what app do i need to read them please. I havent done anything as im 100% new to this and im finding it very very complicated
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Unable to boot to windows [closed]

Context: Recently I've bought an SSD. Before that I had 2 HDDs; one being a 500GB drive with a W7 installation, and another 320GB Drive containing two partitions, one of which for storage (NTFS) and ...
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Can I install Windows 7 after Installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I already installed Ubuntu ; I'm attempting to install Windows 7 but I cant because my hard drive is a different file system format. Steps I've Tried I attempted to format part of my disk to make ...
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Dual-Boot Lost after Windows 8.1 Upgrade [duplicate]

I had a UEFI dual-boot setup of Ubuntu Saucy + Windows 8. After the 8.1 upgrade the machine boots straight into Windows. I can't even seem to boot from the live USB drive even though I've disabled ...
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Can I reinstall windows again from DVD's to run only windows? [duplicate]

If I erase windows from sony vaio laptop and install ubuntu. Can I reinstall windows again from DVD's to run only windows?
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Ubuntu on windows 8

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Sony Vaio laptop from bootable pendrive. During installation there was only 1MB free space on hard drives. So I installed it on hard drive with no free space. ...
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Linux application to install Windows on a USB drive

There are everal applications which can install MS Windows on a USB drive, but all of these applications should be installed in a Windows environment. I am an Ubuntu user and do not have a Windows ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot After Install on Samsung NP915S3G

So yesterday I went ahead and bought the Samsung NP915S3G (ATIV Book 9 Lite) and installed Tahr in hope that everything would go smoothly. For the most part it; everything necessary seems to work off ...
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How to recover windows laptop hard drive using ubuntu live stick

I would like to recover the hard drive on my laptop which had windows 7 but was formatted. Assuming I have an Ubuntu live usb stick, how can I unformat the laptop's drive? Notice I rather not open ...
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Deleting Windows Partition, Allocating space to Linux

I have a 500GB drive allocated in half for Linux and Windows. But, I've decided to get rid of Windows and stay with Linux. I have GParted and I can delete the Windows partition, but I can't seem to ...
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu? [closed]

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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Windows are going black when mini/maximizing

I´ve got 14.04 running perfectly on my desktop. There is however one slightly frustrating thing, which is that sometimes when I minimize a window, and then maximize it again the window is completely ...
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Windows removed from grub after installation of Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 flawlessly -- I'm happy with that. But when after several restart, I realized something was missing from my grub: It was my windows boot option How to make it appear ...
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Replacing Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion G6 and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu 14.04 but what option do I choose when it comes to the installation part? I noticed it wont detect my Windows 8.1 ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
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Accessing windows local repository from ubuntu local machine

We have a windows LAN network with tortoise SVN repository. Now we added a new ubuntu local machine to our network. But we failed to access our windows SVN repository from our new ubuntu local machine ...
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Cannot change printer name (WERR_ACCESS_DENIED)

I am having MAJOR problems trying to network-share a printer I have connected to my Ubuntu machine (the rest of the machines on the network are all various versions of Windows). I've been tangling ...
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Using Ubuntu OS as a thin client on machines for users to access and then remote onto a windows terminal server

I was wondering whether anyone had ever installed Ubuntu OS onto a VM and then used it as host system to enable users to login to a windows terminal server from it or if this is possible at all , any ...
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Complete features of Ubuntu 12.04 on USB without installing it on Windows 7 laptop [duplicate]

I am new user and want to use complete features of Ubuntu 12.04 without installing it on my laptop that has Windows 7 OS so that I became acquainted with Ubuntu before switching to it. is it is ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu OS installation possible on the same computer?

I have a simple question: "If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8 PC and lets say I need/want to go back to Windows 8, could I use recovery discs to remove Ubuntu and simply reinstall Windows"? ...
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Problem launching Samba server configuration app

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire One 722. I've installed GNOME via the Ubuntu software application and am using the GNOME desktop. I created an admin account for myself. I ...
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Grub Legacy to GRUB2

i've spend couple of hours with this but with no results... I got Windows 8 and I installed ubuntu 13. Boot menu was showing, but when I tried to pick Windows 7 loader, I got 'disk read error ...
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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...
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Repairing Windows 8 Installation via Ubuntu [duplicate]

My HDD is on its verge of death and I have Windows 8 installed on it. I have some pretty important files there that I need to take to the Ubuntu side. My Ubuntu installation is on its separate ...
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Ubuntu install after windows 7 Crash [closed]

I am wondering why ubuntu can be installed and work well on a computer that crashes before the welcome screen using windows 7. What could be wrong with my computer? In addition, does this mean I can ...
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Dual install problems

I realize this question has been asked by others but I can't seem to find a fix to my problem. I had Ubuntu 13.10 dual-installed with Windows 8. Everything was working perfectly, until I accepted the ...
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New Samsung ATIV 9 Ultrabook; Deleting Windows 8.1 and Installing Ubuntu

I understand from reading other threads that there are some complications with adding Ubuntu to a computer that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I haven't used any of the Linux distros before. ...
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Getting Sound to work on Windows 7 in a KVM on ubuntu 13.10

I rebuilt my system from scratch, and decided to install windows as a guest in KVM. It installed fine, but I cannot get sound working on any of the configs [ac97 - sb16]. I read most of the web pages ...
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Where's my Windows gone!

I installed ubuntu on my xp computer but when it starts up it just boots strait into ubuntu & I can't access xp at all.Where's it gone? I think I might have made a mistake not setting up a ...
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Ubuntu freezes at login

I recently installed another OS in my laptop to have two OS, I installed Windows 8.1. When i choose Ubuntu it freezes at log in screen. What can i do to fix this? Ubuntu is my main O.S. Thanks in ...
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Windows user questioning his switch to Ubuntu [closed]

As a long time Windows user, is it worth it to install Ubuntu over Windows? Will I still be able to use all of software and other features I currently use in Windows? I am running a Laptop with a ...
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ubuntu partition [on hold]

A problem happened to my windows xp partition, I have also a ubuntu 10.10 partition. There were options to choose os when starting laptop. Because the problem is in XP partition, those options are ...