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Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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Copying files getting hanged in between

I am using the default file manager. It doesn't perform transfer operations efficiently. Is there any way I can make the file manager as efficient as the Windows one? Or is there any other file ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in grub menu

My windows 8.1 doesn't appear in grub. Do I need to uninstall everything? I really need Windows 8.1 to be accessible.
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Can I use Ubuntu or should I use a lower version like Xubuntu?

I used to use Ubuntu Hardy on my old laptop. But haven't used it since then. My desktop is really old. It is Dell with Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66 GHz with 1.00gb Ram, 140gb hard-drive. Since ...
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WinUSB confused pendrive with external drive?

Mates, I was trying to make a windows bootable image on my flash memmory and seems that winusb confused my pendrive with my external hard drive. The thing is that I've lost like 700gbs. The external ...
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How to connect to sql server 2008?

I am using ubuntu 12.04, and i have a microsoft sql server 2008 which is running on a windows server 2008 on port 1433, but windows server 2008 is virtualized it is running on vmware and further this ...
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Can DVD be used after it stuck at 100% Creating image checksum when burning?

I've a DVD+R (btw, I don't know why I can't add files to it and it's +R and not -R) and I tried to Burn Windows Starter on it (I need it for something), but the problem is that burning stuck at 100% ...
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Trying to boot from Windows CD goes to GRUB [closed]

I am trying to boot from disk using the Windows Installation CD, and I always get the GRUB menu. Here is the boot-repair. Is there any other information you would need? Booting from a GParted disk or ...
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Can I decrease the ipv4 transmit delays in Ubuntu 14.04 for RDP on a KVM guest running over a bridge?

I'm trying to run Windows 2008 r2 as a guest with KVM. A basic KVM setup with a bridge for Guests. When using Remote Desktop to the Windows guest, the screen redraws/updates are only fast if the mouse ...
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How to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 in ubuntu? [duplicate]

How can I install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the .Net windows application set up file in Ubuntu?
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Add an OS to Burg

I installed Burg, but when I update Burg I can't find Windows 8.1 OS. Ubuntu is there (with some other things that I don't know what is) but not Windows. Can I add it manually?
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Help with dual booting Windows 8.1 Professional and Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed a clean version of Windows 8.1 Professional on my Lenovo Y500 (with Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD). I have Windows all set up and running normally. I am trying to dual boot Windows ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows?

I need my pre-installed version of Windows 7 (or any other version of Windows), how could I install Ubuntu without erasing it?
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How to install Ubuntu in my Windows 8.1 (pre-installed genuine) computer?

I run Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion computer. I have not partitioned my hard-disk yet. I want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. Can anyone help me with step-by-step procedure?
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro Crashed after Installing UBUNTU 14.04

i have dell inspiron 15 3542 , when installing windows 8.1 alone it is OK but when i install Ubuntu 14.04 it dual boot windows 8.1 pro crashed during boot time and yes some time it boot
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Access Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Service RD Web Access RemoteApp from UBUNTU 14.04

All my office computers are running in Windows. However at home I have Ubuntu 14.04 x64 bit running on my laptop. Few days back, I got a opportunity to work from home. To do this, my friends (using ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu+Windows 8: Ubuntu won't show up

Yes, there are many posts on this site related to this problem especially this one and this one. But I'm still unable solve the problem. I disable fast boot and secure boot in Windows 8.1 and ...
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Download apps from Ubuntu software center and run in windows 7 [duplicate]

How can I download Ubuntu Software Center on windows 7. I wanted to download the applications which are in the Ubuntu Software Center and run them on windows 7. How can I do that?
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Install ubuntu inside windows comes out in ubuntu CD instead of install parallelly

here's the problem: I downloaded the ubuntu (12.04 lts) image installer and burnt it on a CD. When I put it and restarted windows, instead of the "Install ubuntu alongside windows" option shown in ...
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Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in the ...
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Can not boot Windows on Legacy BIOS after installing Ubuntu on UEFI

Long story short, I installed ubuntu while I was watching netflix and feeling very lazy, and may have lost all my windows 7 files. Quick summary: -Windows 7 was installed on Legacy bios and I ...
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I Dont Want Ubuntu I Want Windows Back [duplicate]

Please help! I want Unbuntu GONE AND OUT OF MY LIFE. I hate it and I want to install Windows 7. I searched this up and I do not understand ANYTHING. the thing I tried to do ERASED almost all of the ...
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VMware: Windows Server 2012 machine gets stuck

I installed Windows Server 2012 on a VMware VM in order to create a Sharepoint 2013 sandbox environment. The System worked fine and at maximum speed until I installed the standalone version of ...
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What is the best solution for virtualizing win32 applications on a linux host?

I currently have a linux server that handles operations for windows clients and I need a way to share a windows application (somehow installed on the linux server) through the server's VPN to a ...
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Problem booting up [duplicate]

I tried downloading Ubuntu on my computer with Windows 8. I followed all the steps. I have it downloaded on my hard drive and on a flash drive, and I can't boot up from either of them. When I reboot ...
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Run an installed version of Windows 7 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to run on ubuntu 12 a version of Windows 7 that i've installed in the past, I mean I don't want to install windows 7 again using virtual box I just want run the windows, maybe using virtual box ...
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How to get rid of ubuntu and switch to windows [duplicate]

My friend gave me this computer and it came with ubuntu. no offense to you guys but i dislike ubuntu and much rather have windows. so can someone please tell me how to switch.
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Removing Ubuntu 14.04 without disc drive [duplicate]

I was having issues with Windows 8 a while back so i installed Ubuntu 14.04 but now i cant figure out how to get back to Windows 8. I have no disc drive but i have the code for windows 8 that came on ...
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Remembering Window Positions (and preferrably sizes, too) in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows and I am finding one thing to be very irritating. That is, when I open any application, it opens at the top-left of the screen. The first thing I ...
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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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Why does linux (Ubuntu) have better wifi connectivity than windows xp [closed]

I've noticed and done some tests to confirm that with my dual boot computer when I use Ubuntu I have better WiFi connectivity than when I boot into Windows XP. Identical hardware configuration with ...
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Install Windows service on Ubuntu

I've a Windows Service installer created in Windows 7 using C#. This service will only work on net.pipe not in http. I want this service to be installed in Ubuntu and running. Could anybody guide me ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 to external drive on Windows 8 system. Now can't boot windows without external disk attached?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an external USB disk drive from a Windows 8 system. If I reboot the system with the external disk attached then I can successfully boot Ubuntu or Windows 8. The ...
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EFI Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual-boot config with Windows 8.1 following the tutorial: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2227580 (I added an ext4 /home partition.) Even after step ...
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Ubuntu installer not picking up Windows partition

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. In the installer the "Install alongside" option is not there so I clicked "something else". I have been all over Google and Youtube. When other people click ...
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I cannot boot into Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, but when I reboot the computer I cannot switch between the two systems. How can I solve this problem?
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I have Installed Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu 14.04 but Grub doesn't show option to boot windows 8.1

I have Installed windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu as ubuntu was previously installed and the I installed windows 8.1 now upon repairing grub it do not show me the option to boot windows 8, it only shows ...
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wine program not running in fullscreen

So I'm fairly new to wine, and I'm having a problem with a few programs that don't want to run in fullscreen. The menu bar remains, the mouse doesn't move all the way to the left and the gray bar at ...
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Cannot get the move window to workspace command to work through shortcuts [closed]

I want to move windows between workspaces using Shift+Alt+Numbers (eg Shift Alt 1) but in the shortcuts setting this is being written as Shift+Alt+!, Shift+Alt+@, etc... So once I try to use these ...
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RandR extension is too old- using xrdp to log into Ubuntu 14.04 with MATE desktop

I've got a rather hackneyed setup in order to run an Ubuntu 14.04 VM on my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with 3200x1800 resolution screen) with Hyper-V. Unfortunately, the screen resolution is so high ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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How to dual boot my laptop with Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu?

I have some important files and software in my HP Windows notebook. How can I get Ubuntu to dual boot in my notebook without loosing any data?
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Will files created in windows open in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm currently considering switching totally to Ubuntu. The only thing holding me back is whether or not my photos, music, word processor, and other document files will open in Ubuntu. For example, I ...
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winUSB install error installation failed! exit code 512

I am unable to solve this problem, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04lts already tried as root and still have not had success winusb reports this error: Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 Log: Formating ...
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Everything's connected

I was wondering if I could create a complete setup with everything integrated. This is what I mean: The devices are: Desktop for both gaming and everyday usage. Desktop which is meant as a media ...
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Did my Ubuntu deleted the Windows partition?

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04, I chose the "something else" option and did create a new partition. But now, I seem to only have the Ubuntu as bootable. My PC only said there was 1 partition on the ...
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Is there a fast or minimal installation option for Wubi?

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my Windows machine using the ~2.8 MB windows Installer. The installer then downloaded the necessary stuffs to complete the setup. This process took around 2 hours ...
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Installing windows after ubuntu is installed (need to create ntfs partition too)

I prefer Ubuntu to work on, but for some applications for school, I need windows. I've done some research and have a few problems: I only have one hard drive which is formatted as ext4, not ntfs. ...