Microsoft's Windows operating system(s). Questions with this tag should relate to Ubuntu to be on-topic for this site. If your issue is with a specific version of Windows, please check windows-8, windows-7, etc.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

6
votes
2answers
1k views

Is there any Ubuntu 14.04 theme to make it look like Windows 10?

I used windows 10 in virtual box for a few days and i fell in love with its beauty. Is there a ubuntu theme to make it look like windows 10?
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Installing Ubuntu 13.04 via the Windows installer

Hello, *If I install Ubuntu 13.04 using the windows installer, will it overwrite my windows?* I am asking this because I like the freedom of Ubuntu, but I want Windows just in case thanks :)
1
vote
0answers
15 views

How to install Ubuntu in parallel with Windows 10?

How to install Ubuntu in parallel with Windows 10? The wubi installer doesn't work and even the Boot from USB when trying to install does not process
3
votes
3answers
7k views

Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 + Invalid EFI file path + Boot repair + Grub many entries

I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS. When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Is there any way to add a “Boot to Ubuntu/Windows” icon?

Is there a way to make an icon that would allow you to reboot the computer to a certain OS? I am not sure if a program like this exists yet, but theoretically would this work with Grub 2 or some other ...
3
votes
3answers
606 views

Can't Select Target Device on Winusb

So I just installed Winusb using the instructions from How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? but when I use the application I cannot select a target device. I have a usb that I ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Windows logon scripts failed to run after ubuntu server is turned on

I recently teaching myself how to set up an ubuntu + samba file server in a Windows domain. Things seem to be running fine except if a user logon a workstation after ubuntu server is on, those windows ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

New to Linux, want to try to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu but having trouble installing both [duplicate]

kinda new here to this forum but I recently got my new PC up and running and I've wanted to try to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, I've never tried Linux on a computer but I tried after a friend ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

Map Ubuntu drive to Windows machine

So there is plenty of answers to the opposite question but I need to be able to access and modify my files on my Ubuntu machine from my Windows 7 machine. What have I tried already? It looks like I ...
103
votes
10answers
421k views

How to burn a Windows .iso to a USB device?

I want to burn a Windows ISO to a USB device in Ubuntu. How do I do this? I know how to burn a Ubuntu ISO into a USB device, but with a Windows ISO it's not the same.
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know if when I install Ubuntu and keep Windows I can Delete windows later. My English is not the best one, so I´ll be grateful is you use easy words.
1
vote
1answer
4k views

how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

How can i use a driver software that was written for windows ?

My xiaomi mini portable wifi usb router has a driver for windows. i can't run it on ubuntu 14.04 . I tried wine to use the given driver software, but it didn't work. what can i do ?
1
vote
3answers
492 views

Dual boot with windows 10 (upgrade from Win 8.1 OEM)

I have dual booted my laptop with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04. Windows came as a OEM with the laptop so I didn't delete it as I paid for it and I am not using it though. I want to know if I do the ...
0
votes
1answer
15k views

Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
6
votes
4answers
22k views

Permission denied error when trying to install with wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 using wubi installer . It downloads the image for sometime and ends up with the error that says Permission denied: for more details ...
0
votes
0answers
118 views

Will upgrading to windows 10 affect my dual boot?

I'm currently running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I would like my Ubuntu to be untouched. How do I go about it?
5
votes
4answers
8k views

GRUB / os-prober doesn't see Windows 8.1 partition

I have a 1 TB HDD with seven partitions, one ~600GB for Windows and one ~300GB for Xubuntu and a bunch of assorted system partitions taking the rest of the space. I recently overwrote my Xubuntu ...
2
votes
0answers
16 views

Problem with slow computer

I have an older windows vista PC. I haven't been using it, and loaded Ubuntu 14 on it. It seems to load OK, but the older system seems to be over loaded. It just freezes after entering my password. ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

Lubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10: expanding partition

Lubuntu view: Windows view: I want to expand my current Lubuntu partition to use up all the free space left. However, Lubuntu doesn't differ between the real Windows partition and free space. ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Why boot-repair on ubuntu 14.10 not detects windows 8.1 for grub [on hold]

Heres the partition information http://paste.ubuntu.com/11967871/ I do the install and remove the windows boot partition. Now when i run boot-repair does not show Windows option to boot. Tks for any ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Know my windows 8 product key

I have had several problems trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8.1 so as it was booting in UEFI mode, as Im not that into pc games, I decided to format the hard drive and just install ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Booting from usb in ubuntu on macbook

Ive installed ubuntu solely on my macbook. However, I want to change to windows. I try to open the startup manager by pressing option(alt) on the macbook. However, no options appear. If osx is ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Install Ubuntu 14.04 / 15 in computer with Windows 8.1 Legacy installed before

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot with Win 8.1 installed before. I installed Windows 8.1 in Legacy mode, my laptop is Dell Vostro 2420 which support UEFI but I disable UEFI boot mode before ...
-2
votes
1answer
46 views

transfer exe file from Ubuntu oracle virtual box to host machine (windows 7 )

I want to transfer an executable file from Ubuntu to Windows. I've tried via shared folder of the VM I have Ubuntu installed in. It works, but when I open the executable file in Windows, the file is ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Can you fix Win7 with Ubuntu [on hold]

I have a laptop with windows 7 that won't boot up, i get the blue screen and it restarts. I have Ubuntu disk that boots and works fine can i use this to fix the windows OS so it will but and how would ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Home network Speeds (LAN and Wifi) very slow, Internet download is fast

Good evening, I have a home network hooked up and an ASUS (RT-AC68U) Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router with CAT 7 running throughout my whole house. My server is wired, Windows 10 machine is ...
6
votes
2answers
21k views

Sharing folders between Ubuntu(guest) and Windows 7 (host) using VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu guest on a Windows 7 machine using VirtualBox. How can share folders between Ubuntu guest and Windows host? Thanks.
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Switching to Ubuntu from Windows

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now. I still have windows installed and it's taking up the majority of my hard drive space. I want to fully switch to Ubuntu though. I've backed up everything I need ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

How To Restore Access To 3 Distros After Installing Windows 8 [duplicate]

I intend to install Windows 8 on my machine after being exclusively on Linux for a while so that I can upgrade to 10, learn it, and hopefully help anyone else who needs help with it, but first, I need ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Is it possible to install Office 365 (2013) on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet? [duplicate]

I would like to install Office 2015/365 on Ubuntu 15.04. I tried to install Office using Wine, but that did not work. Please note that I do not want virtualisation unless it has a Winconn-like ...
1
vote
1answer
245 views

How to transfer files from a windows environment to Ubuntu Touch?

I installed the Ubuntu Touch on my Galaxy Nexus by flashing it thru recovery, but I can't transfer files from my computer to it. Right now I'm in a Windows environment (Windows 8) and I don't want to ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

Can't format hard drive back to Windows 7 after fully installing Ubuntu

I've searched the posts and can't find the exact answer I need. I've installed Ubuntu to my hard drive completely, and wiped my Windows 7. I do not want Ubuntu anymore; I want Windows 7 back. But when ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

RDP Printer not Showing ( Lubuntu to Windows Server 2008 r2)

I'm new to ubuntu... I'm currently running Lubuntu latest version on my PC and RDP to windows server 2008 r2 works pretty well. But I can't detect any local printer on the network. I'm using Remmina ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Wanting to replace pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu. Needed help on which partitions to remove and which to keep

I have the following partitions right now on my laptop: 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 260 MB (Healthy EFI System Partition) 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 462.14 GB (Healthy Boot, Primary ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

KVM: Shared folder with windows guest (w/o samba)

I installed KVM on my ubuntu 14.10 machine and created a windows guest using virt-manager. Is there any possibility to create shared folders which can be read/written simultaneously from the host and ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Use (Windows) BitLocker-encrypted drive on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How could I mount my BitLocker encrypted drive on Ubuntu? I have checked the Wine website, and it had no BitLocker support, and I have no idea how to install Dislocker on my computer. I can not ...
-2
votes
0answers
28 views

Virtual Box activation [closed]

i have downloaded 4 different WINDOWS 7 OS's from the internet for use with my attempt to get my virtual box operating so as i can use i-tunes ... i have failed 4 times in my attempt ! can anyone ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Install Ubuntu (or any Distro) on a Windows 8.1 Tablet

I've been thinking about getting a cheap x86 Windows tablet and install Ubuntu and/or other distros on it. I'm not sure if there's anything fundamentally wrong, but being x86 devices it should be ...
1
vote
2answers
43 views

New (not that much) to Linux/Ubuntu. Thinking of replacing Windows and also help regarding AMD Radeon graphics card

I recently bought a new Lenovo Y40-80 laptop and it comes with an AMD Radeon R9 M275 graphics card. I know this is not a high-end graphics card. I am not a hardcore gamer, and play only a few games ...
0
votes
2answers
29 views

Windows XP on VirtualBox [closed]

I've been trying to install Windows XP onto my computer using virtualbox, but it keeps giving me this: So how do I fix this, it just isn't installing?
1
vote
0answers
232 views

Grub not showing Windows 10 after ubuntu using boot-repair to repair grub

I have Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit installed I installed Windows 10, i used boot-repair to fix the grub but now, when grub comes up, windows is not listed, and after grub-update the problem remains, and the ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Can I install desktop version Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along with MS Windows Server 2008 r2 [duplicate]

I have a HP Proliant ML 110 G7 with Windows Server 2008 r2 installed in my friends office. He wants to have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (not Ubuntu Server!) installed in another partition along with existing Win ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

installing linux to usb, didn't change boot loader installation, can't get into windows

I was trying to create a persistent usb stick, with everything contained on the usb (including grub or whatever). I used the live cd to install and was pretty sure I changed the boot loader ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

I dont know anything about linux and need help with what one I need [duplicate]

I have a old Dell Dimension 4400 1.7 Proc. 768 megs of ram. it has a Nvidia geforce4 mx 4000 video card I want to try to learn Linux but don't know which one to get or which will work. If anyone can ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

drivers for Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive

Where can I find drivers for Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive? Windows 7 compatible drivers would also be nice
0
votes
0answers
8 views

I purchased DELL INSPIRON 15 with pre installed LINUX and UBUNTU now i want to install Windows 8 [duplicate]

i had purchased dell inspiron 15 and got linux with ubuntu by default but now i want to have windows 8 rather than of linux. Please tell can i do so if yes then please guide how can i do so. Thanks
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...