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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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Is there an Ubuntu equivalent of Visual Studio Express? [duplicate]

I am about to switch to Ubuntu. However, I need Visual Studio to develop my VB.NET applications. Are there any Ubuntu IDEs for writing VB.NET?
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Freeing disk space on Ubuntu to use in Windows

I have 250Gb drive on a laptop, which has Windows 7 on a 122Gb ntfs partition (which has a "boot" flag on it) and Ubuntu 12.04.1 on a 110Gb extended partition, of which the root ext4 partition is ...
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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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How to run Adobe CS6 in a Windows VM hosted on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to install Windows 7 on a VM with Adobe and Office 2013, but I worry about the performance with Adobe CS6. My laptop is equipped with: Intel Core i5 3230 at 2.4 GHz, 8 GB of RAM
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How to set borders around windows

Can someone advise me of how to add borders (wide borders) to Windows in Ubuntu version 14.04. In the past I have used "gnome-tweak-tool". However it doesn't work with version 14.04. All my windows ...
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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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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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Dual Booting lubuntu 14.04 & Arch Linux

I want to install Lubuntu and Arch Linux on my netbook (HP Mini 110-1013TU Windows XP Home and Professional edition). Would there be any problems, such as drivers for the Intel GMA 950 graphics card ...
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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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Can't boot in 12.04 after formatting the entire drive [on hold]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 by formatting the drive that had windows 7. The installation went fine but after I rebooted It asks me for a windows 7 disk repair disk and doesn't even look to recognize any ...
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Will I keep my programs, like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, iTunes, etc?

I am seriously considering installing Ubuntu, it looks cool, the tour felt nice and it's a really smooth program. But what if I decide later on in life that I would like to go to Windows again, could ...
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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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Running installed windows programs

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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Will Ubuntu 13.04 remove Windows? [duplicate]

On Download Menu it says Download Ubuntu desktop and replace your current operating system whether it’s Windows or Mac OS or run Ubuntu alongside it. So I was wondering if it means that Ubuntu will ...
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How to remove GRUB Rescue prompt after deleting Ubuntu partition?

I had a Windows 7 pc dual booting with Windows XP and then i got hold of Ubuntu 12.10 and I installed it alongside Windows 7 and after installing on boot i got GNU GRUB interfering in my bootloader ...
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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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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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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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Will Ubuntu 14.04 support WUBI? Or will another alternate Windows Installer be available? (not 13.04, 13.10) [duplicate]

Will Ubuntu 14.04 support WUBI? Or will another alternate Windows Installer be available? I work on a lab network with PC Devices which ETH and USB hardware has been removed, and we use a different ...
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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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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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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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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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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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how to create a bootable usb on mac to install ubuntu into a formatted PC?

hi I have a working MacBook Pro and a crashed Windows 7 PC. I was running Ubuntu on my PC but after a recurrent issue now I can't boot either OS. I would like to install only ubuntu to my PC and will ...
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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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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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Unable to boot to windows [on hold]

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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Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows Domain logins - Likewise? [closed]

After upgrading to 14.04 I am no longer able to install likewise-open for windows domain logins. I am using the command sudo apt-get install likewise-open. This command previously worked in 13.10. ...
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How do I share files between Natty Ubuntu and Windows XP via ethernet? [on hold]

Okay so this is how my network is set up I have it set so Windows gets its internet from my Ubuntu's wireless connection. How do I create a shared network folder between them? I tried a few different ...
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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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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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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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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

My laptop has two hard drives, one 320GB HDD and a 30GB SSD. I installed Windows 8 on the HDD and Ubuntu on the SSD. However, after I installed Ubuntu, Windows 8 did not appear on the boot list. I ...
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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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Install Windows on Ubuntu from bootable USB [closed]

I would like to ask how to install Windows 8 on Ubuntu. I created a bootable Windows USB, (once FAT32 and once ntfs), but I do not know how to run the USB, I could only open it as a folder. Windows ...
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Mount error while installing Ubuntu near Windows

Sorry if there is same question, but I haven't found answer. Problem is with partitioning ( may be) while installing Ubuntu 14.04 near Win8. I have this hdd structure: /dev/sda: --sda1 - efi section ...
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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?

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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How to create a Windows 8 bootable USB stick with Ubuntu?

I'd like to create a Windows 8 bootable USB stick, but I don't have a Windows machine with me to do so. So how do I do it with Ubuntu/Linux?
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Windows 7 won't boot from GRUB

I am trying to set up a machine to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Installed Windows 7 first, all seemed fine. Installed Ubuntu 10.04 (to avoid having unity installed by default, which many people ...
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Switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu

I have a computer, below are the specs: RAM: 1GB DDR2 Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz Network Adapter: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (Ethernet) 500GB IDE HDD The computer is ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after Windows 8.1 upgrade, boot-repair doesn't fix it

I have a sony vaio duo 11 convertible, it was successfully dual booting lubuntu 13.10 and windows 8, but after the upgrade to windows 8.1 it doesn't load anything but windows. I disabled windows' ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS broke my grub - can't load windows! [closed]

I saw today that the new version of Ubuntu LTS was released and so I thought I'd give it a try. I freed space on my hard drive by deleting my Linux Mint partition, which I had been dual-booting ...
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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 ...