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Can't format hard drive after deleting Windows [duplicate]

I recently switched back to Ubuntu, no regrets on that end, but I have a 1TB hard drive I use for storage, and the famous Windows fastboot/hibernate issue that locks you out of the hard drive is ...
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How to dynamically allocate ram and CPU cores to a virtual machine?

I have been using gnome 3 with Ubuntu for a long while with a dual boot of windows for gaming. I have 4690k and a gtx 970. I have had many problems with Nvidia drivers including my favorite every time ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot Install Windows SSD

As you can see here, my laptop have a SSD unallocated space and I want to use it to install Windows, besides Ubuntu. How can I do that? I just insert my USB boot with Windows and select that SSD ...
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Software/games compatibility with Ubuntu from Windows platform w/out emulator

I would like to know if anyone has come across a stable and reliable Windows emulator for software only available to Windows platform for Ubuntu? I know there is WINE, but still wondering about ...
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Samba not accessible from Windows 10

I'm not able access samba from a windows 10 machine which is having a mail user account.However,when i login with a local user account i'm able to access the samba share. I went ahead and captured ...
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Window switcher iteration order

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with defaults settings(work spaces are on). I have several windows of the same app opened. I can switch between them using ALT+` But the iteration order is a mess, I don't get it, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 install: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed (Dualboot, Windows, UEFI)

I have got a MSI Notebook with 2 SSD and one HDD inside. I installed Windows on SSD one and Ubuntu on SSD two. The HDD is for some data. After that, I could not boot Ubuntu - Windows 8.1 started every ...
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Windows will not boot after installing Ubtuntu

Per the boot repair this is the link I was given: http://paste.ubuntu.com/12510272 I installed Ubuntu side by side with Windows, updated GRUB, and ran boot repair. I can still boot to Windows if I ...
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Can i install Ubunto without losing files and documents [duplicate]

I wnt to install the latest Ubunto version for the first time in my life My systeme now is Windows 8 , I need to replace it without lossing my files and documents It's possible ? thank you for ...
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Unknown content of multiple partitions on main windows 10 drive

When installing Ubuntu on top of windows 10 I noticed 8 partitions /dev/sda1 - /dev/sda/8. I have never partitioned my disk before and it is showed in one shape when running Windows. In other posts ...
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Attempt to dual boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS failed. How to fix?

I am new, but have read quite a few post on this subject, but I can't find a case similar to mine. I'm not new to Ubuntu Server 14.04, not an expert either, but I mostly manage the jobs I want done. ...
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How can I view shared folders from Windows Server 2012 Essentials

I am a complete Linux noob and I'm not too technically inclined. I have a Windows server 2012 essentials machine at home and normally connect to it using the Windows connector software. However, ...
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Use ubuntu so windows can print to an unsupported printer

I currently have an HP Laserjet 1012 connected to Ubuntu. It is not supported by windows anymore. I tried to print to it from windows but that does not work. I've been using Google Cloud print as a ...
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ubuntu reinstallation in dual boot with windows 10

I have installed windows 10 along with ubuntu 14.0.4 in dual boot, but I deleted 3 ubuntu partitions(swap area, ubuntu) to free space and created a partition of it, now I want to reinstall ubuntu, I ...
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Erase windows 8.1 installation [duplicate]

My primary operating system is Ubuntu 14.04 lts and then I installed windows 8.1 in another partition. Now, I don't need longer windows installation. Can I just erase the windows files and reformat my ...
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Is it possible to wrap a Windows executable with Wine to make it portable

I have an old undocumented Windows commandline executable that I need to run on various Linux setups. Is it possible to prewrap the executable so it can be run without installing Wine on every ...
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Is there an Ubuntu Solitaire that works like the Windows 7 game?

my aunt needs a new laptop and I suggested to buy one for her and set it up with Xubuntu. She has been using Windows 7 so far, mostly for internet and office work. However, she has developed a ...
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Installing Linux on a Windows 7 Computer [duplicate]

I want to install Linux on my windows 7 computer to do something you can only do on Linux. I have installed Ubuntu Linux on a CD but before I go ahead I want to be sure about a few things. What I ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10

i installed ubuntu along with windows 10 but everytime i boot i get the grub minimal bash, if i exit it with "exit" it boots to windows. I already started a linux live session and run boot-repair, but ...
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Installing applications via USB

My desktop does not have any kind of internet connection and I am trying to install applications to it such as Wine and VLC. I would like to install them via USB. I have another computer that has ...
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My PC runs Windows 7 just fine, not ANY version of linux

My PC has 2.13 GHz Intel core processor, 3.5GB RAM. It runs Windows 7 just fine, but won't run past the GRUB menu when trying to boot up to Linux. Installation had no problems. I've tried Ubuntu ...
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How can I find out if someone logged onto my computer through putty?

I am suspecting that a Windows user logged onto my computer with my password. So, is it possible that I can see a trace of logging in on my computer?
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Install Ubuntu in Windows 10 (Lenovo Z-40 Laptop)

I was trying to install Ubuntu as a dual boot option from my usb disk but every-time i tried i failed. I went to UEFI mode of windows. Then I disabled the Widnows secure boot option and selected the ...
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Can Encrypted external drive encrypted on/by ubuntu work with Windows?

I was thinking of encrypting my drive but before that I have to make sure that It will work with Windows because in case I am out of options I have to choose windows to recover data. I am talking ...
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Microsoft Office 2013 and SPSS on ubuntu

I have just installed ubuntu on my laptop and I was wondering whether Office 2013 and SPSS 22 will also work on ubuntu. If you have any ideas please let me know.
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What partitions are safe to delete on windows 8 and ubuntu dual boot

What partitions are safe to delete if your planning to reinstall ubuntu and make it your only os by wiping your hard drive Edit: I also have ubuntu install at the moment what im trying to do is ...
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failed upgrade from windows 10 to Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm a newbie Ubuntu user at home (I use it ~20% at work in environments others maintain for me). I have an old Lenovo laptop that is getting increasingly slow under windows (now windows 10), and I ...
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Tried setting up dual booting, only recognises and allows me to run ubuntu and not my other os

I wanted to set up two OS's, so I followed a guide online on how to setup Ubuntu dual boot. I installed ubuntu alongside my other OS (Windows 10), but when I restarted and tried changing OS using GRUB ...
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how to use windows network links directly in nautilus

In the mixed evironment of linux and windows machines there is a lot of links shared via IM, mails etc. They point to same location, but they have different formats. For example Windows link ...
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Don't see Windows partition in GRUB menu

After I Installed Kubuntu 15.04 I used boot-repair to fix to be able to dual-boot but when I get to the grub menu I saw only Ubuntu I try boot-repair couple of times still the same result. Here is my ...
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How to change a partition size [duplicate]

I have windows 10 installed on my machine, and i want to make a new partition to build Linux on it. The problem is that i have currently only one partition which covers all sectors. When using fdisk ...
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[SOLVED]Can't close windows or move them, keyboard hotkeys don't work and task bars are invisible

This is super strange, my windows don't have the close, maximize and minimize buttons, I can't move them either, can't see my task bar and my upper bar, the one with the time and functionalities like ...
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Is it possible to run a Windows .msi installer?

Is it possible to install a Windows program from an MSI installer so that the installed program can be run with the Wine program loader?
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How to add Ubuntu 14.04 machine to Windows Domain account?

How to add Ubuntu 14.04 machine to Windows Domain account? I want to add my corporate employees ubuntu machines to corporate windows domain account.
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Games for Windows

i`m newbie in using Ubuntu, have wubi right now. Know basic, but idc if i can instail windows online games (such as League of Legends) on ubuntu and use it without problems. Can u help me?
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WineSkin with .NET Application

I have a .net application which now works perfectly when i have installed .net 4 on my Wine instance. Now my challenge is to wrap the Instance and give it to the customer. the easiest way to do this ...
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Does the Dual-boot in secure mode works the other way?

Its a common error that users can't boot into Windows through Grub while using Secure-boot. Some "image not found" error comes up. Disabing secure-boot works though. That is when when we install ...
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Creating an ethernet bridge between a windows 7 laptop and an offline Ubuntu PC

I have been trying to get internet to my Ubunutu PC to download packages I've been needing for awhile. I tried with an edimax usb wifi antenna, but the install cd required several packages for me to ...
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How do I use windows programs on Ubuntu without wine

I have a game I want to play but it is only for windows and wine doesn't work for it. Is there a program besides wine that can do windows program on ubuntu?
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GRUB not appearing after installing Ubuntu 15.04 on Windows 10 dual-boot

I have recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I tried to install Ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot configuration. PROBLEM: The system directly boots into Windows without the GRUB screen appearing. ...
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Can Ubuntu computers have network viruses

I know Ubuntu doesn't have viruses but if you do download something that has a virus that could infect windows, could it spread through the network and infect a windows PC on the same wireless network ...
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How to recover windows 8.1 when installing Ubuntu 14.04 without creating a partition?

I have tried dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo U410 but can now not boot Windows in GRUB. Looking now at other tutorials for Dual boots i realise that I hadn't created a partition for Ubuntu ...
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How can i manage GRUB2 to have a windows setup files on a harddrive and may be able to install, and re-install windows alongside existing UBUNTU

I have UBUNTU installed on old celeron pc with legacy bios and all partitions on /dev/sda. I wonder how can i have windows (XP or 7/8) setup files placed on some prepared partition and be able to run ...
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Samba giving me problems after restart

I usually do not ask for much help as I google and research all my problems well. I am trying to share an internally attached hard drive through samba to access from (Android, Windows, and other Linux ...
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Bluetooth not able to detect devices in 14.04

My laptop is not able to detect any bluetooth device nor is any other bluetooth device able to detect my laptop (visibility is on). I'm a newbie so don't know much about ubuntu. Recently installed ...
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updating grub causes windows to not boot

So when I select windows 7, it bounces back to the boot loader. Only way to fix so win7 can boot is load windows install DVD and bootrec.exe to repair the mbr. Then linux wont boot, only way to fix, ...
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Can't boot to Windows from grub

I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my laptop. Recently, I upgraded windows 8.1 to windows 10. As opposed to my fears of losing grub or ubuntu everything was alright, but now ...
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ASUS Netbook - Loading Ubuntu (replacing Win8.1)

I'm still new to Ubuntu. I have 3 identical ASUS netbooks and have gotten Ubuntu loaded on 2 of them. The last one came with Win8 and I can't seem to get either the USB stick ISO or the USB disk drive ...
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Mount windows symbolic link to linux directory

I have the following setup: WinPC1 with USB drive (NTFS) WinPC2 with symbolic link to USB drive from WinPC1 (USBLink) LinuxPC1 which should mount the symbolic link from WinPC2 to a directory I ...
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Ubuntu: Fail to open NTFS drives [closed]

I some times encounter an error when I try to open an NTFS partitionof my hard disk on Ubuntu Operating System. I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. Update: when I shut down windows, ...