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How do I get Windows 10 back?

A couple of months ago I installed Ubuntu on my computer with dual boot. after I installed it I completely deleted windows. But I want switch back to windows. My computer doesn't have a Cd drive so I ...
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How to boot windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu 16.04 LTS on msi gt70 20c laptop

I tried using Boot Repair and here are the results URL: http://paste2.org/ntz2PanF I was successful with installing ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 (I installed windows 8.1 previously using a CD) but ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 then windows 7 dual boot issue

I've been using Ubuntu 15.10 for a while, but recently installed Windows 7 (quite reluctantly) on the same SSD (converting partition table to GPT as required) but on separate NTFS partition. I thought ...
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Laptop automatically boots into Emergency Mode

Linux newbie here. My dual-booted laptop (Windows 10 and Ubuntu) recently stopped booting normally after my brother hard reseted my laptop to use Windows. It boots automatically into Emergency Mode. I ...
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Network with Windows 10 Computers

When I want to network with my window 10 network it asks for my user name etc., but whatever put in here it will not connect. Any suggestions? Garry
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How to recover Formatted system files data windows 7?

I was installing new version of windows as win 7 nd i mistakenly formatted drives of my system. Previousy four drives were there but now only one is displaying for installing. As i am unable to boot ...
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Being taken to grub instead of gnu

I have been trying to install Ubuntu as my primary os instead of Windows 10. I want to delete Windows 10 and keep Ubuntu only. Whenever I try to boot from the usb I am being taken to grub4dos instead ...
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Changing back to Windows

My brother wanted to prank me by installing Ubuntu over my Windows 7, which he sadly did. I am sort of a business man so I need to use computer all the time, this bastard also erased EVERYTHING from ...
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Virtualbox - how to route sound from Ubuntu host to Windows guest?

Is it possible to route my audio output from my Ubuntu Host to my Windows 7 Guest in Viurtualbox? So it appears as a line input? I'm thinking of connecting windows to my PulseAudio server, but as far ...
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Black grub with purple border

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I can't get into my Windows 7 partition. The grub screen appears black with a purple border but I cannot choose anything. If I try a sudo update-grub then I get ...
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How do I get Ubuntu terminal prompt in Windows 7 with VMware Player

I installed VMware Player on my Windows 7 PC. Now I downloaded ubuntu (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso) software from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop . I installed ubuntu via the instruction at ...
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Chainloading MBR and UEFI using “Boot from first HDD option”

I have a laptop booted with UEFI: Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu. For the sake of curiosity, I wanted to ask: What will happen if I boot a live MBR+BIOS Ubuntu and select "Boot from first HDD" in the Grub? ...
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Create and Use Virtual Disk

Is there any tool for Ubuntu for creating and using Virtual Disks? Like the built in VHD files in Windows? I'm not looking for VirtualBox or VMWare (for whatever reason). i look for a simple tool ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu Dual-Boot

I assume that this very same question has been asked a number of times, but the more I read about the topic, the more confused I became, to the point that I'm having to ask y'all such a stupid and ...
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Install 16.04 on dell xps 13

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell xps 13 9350 as well. I have followed the step from this link: Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS alongside Windows 8/10 in dual boot. But I don't see the screen ...
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when i connect windows phone lumia 625 via usb, nothing happens, no unable to mount the device option, nothing, what should i do ?

Earlier i used to get the notification of unable to mount however after creating a new rule as follows: 21 down vote These are my steps to connect the Nokia Lumia 920 (WP8): Add the MTP file ...
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How do I connect a windows machine to a Linux machine to play Minecraft with my daughter?

I have a pc with windows 7 and a laptop with ubuntu 14.04 and I'm using an ethernet cable. I can't get file sharing, networking, anything at all working except the little icon that says I'm connected ...
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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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How to fully delete Ubuntu and make portable USB with WIndows and install it [duplicate]

I've spent my whole day trying to create a bootable USB stick with Windows on Ubuntu 14 and install Windows. I have tried almost all ways described here and on the other websites, but my USB stick ...
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Edit “Kernal Boot Parameter” from windows to install Linux

Trying to install Linux on a new think pad and getting the error: Intel_pstate: HWP enabled Then it stops loading. It seems I need to edit the boot parameter but all instructions I can find are ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox in Windows?

Please make your answers super complete. As in from the download links to a ready to use state. :)
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Installing older version on ubuntu alongside windows [on hold]

I am currently working on windows. I tried ubuntu 4.10 on virtualbox. Now i want to install it to my pc alongside windows. But i dont know if v4.10 will offer the "install alongside windows" option? ...
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Is there a way to download Ubuntu straight from Windows?

For some reason the LiveUSB I got over here seems to be laughing at me and it won't let me install Ubuntu, so is there a way to install it straight from Windows to an external hard drive?
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BURG doesn't identify Windows 10 but GRUB2 finds windows 10

Well, I really hated GRUB2 's UI. So I thought of moving to BURG. I'm using Windows 10 with Ubuntu 15.10 and Kali-Linux Triple-boot. i installed BURG though ...
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Lenovo Y510P: Battery wont charge past 60%

On my y510p, I set Lenovos battery software to "Optimize battery health" while I was in Windows 8.1. I forgot to change it before overwriting that partition with Ubuntu, and now my battery in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu installed successfully but not booting

I have installed Ubuntu on my lappy alongside with Windows7 on DriveE (windows is in DriveC). when installing ubuntu it didn't ask any thing it ask only whether you want to install alongside with ...
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Popcorn Time stopped working on Ubuntu

Before several weeks desktop software PopcornTime stop to work with API. Every time when I try to list a movies I got message (the link is down) "The remote movies API failed to respond, please ...
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Grub won't boot windows after update from 11.10 to 12.04

thanks for your time and reading this, here's the deal: i upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and everything worked out until i rebooted, i had 11.10 sucessfully running as a dual boot with windows vista. ...
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How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)

I installed Windows 7, which ate Ubuntu's boot file. When starting up the computer, it now goes straight to Windows, without giving me the option of booting Ubuntu. How can I get Ubuntu back?
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Replacing Ubuntu with Windows Free? [closed]

I was getting tired or ubuntu as of now. I am tired of being limited to most thing due to a specific version hes not been released. I was wondering was the a way to get Windows with an USB or CD. If ...
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How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Windows Active Directory forest?

How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Windows Active Directory forest? We trying to avoid having the Windows Sever 2008 AD domain controller host DNS at all. We want to use Ubuntu Server with ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows with one USB flash drive

I want to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows installation. My laptop has no CD drive, and I have only one USB flash stick, which is 32GB. In all installation tutorials I've seen, it is highly ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, though installation was successful

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Pavilion H8-1228 computer via USB flash drive. Installation was a success. My computer still starts Windows, but there is no way to boot to Ubuntu. I tried hitting ...
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I want to add Windows Server 2008 Domain to bind

We want to replace DNS Server which is currently Running in our Windows Server 2008 R2 to Ubuntu Server Bind9 Service. I have to somehow add or tell Ubuntu Bind to use example.local as our main ...
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Sharing folder issue between window 7 and ubuntu 14.04

We have around 5 Ubuntu installed pc in our office and 1 windows 7 PC. There is a sharing folder in windows 7 pc which can be read/write from every Ubuntu PC. Everything was going fine until last ...
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Boot loading problem after Wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7

I was new in Ubuntu OS and I was just trying to use wubi windows installer to get a Ubuntu first for hands-on. I followed exactly the same as the instructions and after reboot win7, there is no ...
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How to install Ubuntu 16.04 or any version of Ubuntu with Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have just purchased a new laptop (an Acer Aspire E51-531) with Windows 10. As I have with my last few laptops (various models), I tried to install Ubuntu in new partition and have a dual mode ...
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Can I safely shrink my Windows partition and expand my Ubuntu partition, and can I make the final transition to Ubuntu only in this way?

I had Windows 7 and shrunk the partition, creating a new one (plus swap) for Ubuntu, then I installed Ubuntu. I am enjoying it so much I'm considering using it a lot more than I expected. The problem ...
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Not able to boot into WIN 8 after 16.04 installation

I had installed Ubuntu Studio 16.04 alongside windows 8. But now my boot menu shows options only for Ubuntu. While installing, Ubuntu has not asked to select the partition to be installed in. I am ...
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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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How can i make kubutu acces my windows phone?

I did a fresh install of Kubuntu. I have nokia lumia 635. On ubuntu or windows works. It gives this error: enter image description here
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Windows minecraft on Ubuntu

I've got a Minecraft version for Windows, which runs with an .exe file. I've tried to make it run with java directly and it didn't an Ubuntu message appears "Fatal: Read Error: Could not read or parse ...
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Windows Deployment Services PXE Boot Ubuntu

Currently, I am using Windows Deployment Services for deployments of operating systems to devices within my home and recently I had a troublesome device that I was attempting to PXE Boot to determine ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview not in GRUB

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 a while ago. Then I followed guides like this one on how to install windows after Ubuntu and I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview after Ubuntu. Then I booted up from a ...
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Removing the folder $Windows.BT

In my dual-boot system I have Windows 8.1 installed (next to Ubuntu 14.04.1). Now I want to remove the folder $Windows.BT in my Windows system (due to being too large, and I do not want to update to ...
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How can i share a partition (without win locking it on hibernite)

I know ubuntu can mount my win(ntfs) drives. My problem is that i always Hibernate my win (& linux), and windows locks all NTFS drives when i hibernate it. And I know i can mount locked win drives ...
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Very slow KVM in Ubuntu 12.04

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and KVM, my CPU is Core i5 3.3 GHz and I have 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. I run Windows 7 in KVM and it's extremely slow. My co-worker use Debian on the same PC configuration and can ...
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Restore Windows loader after deleting partition

I am just install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 8.1, but while installing i deleted Windows reserved partition. I installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode, but i not sure, that windows installed in UEFI. ...
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Windows does not load, installed in a separated HHD

I have a laptop with two hard disks: SSD with installed Ubuntu 16.04 in the standard disk slot HHD with installed Windows 10 in the optical drive slot When bot disks are present I can't boot ...
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Download Packages and Dependencies on Windows 8.1, then move and install them on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on an ancient PC. Its fantastic, but I don't have any sort of internet connection at home. I was wondering if It would be possible to download a package and its ...