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How to recover deleted files and Windows?

After installing Ubuntu I found that I carelessly chose deleting all files in setup, so Windows and all files are gone. Is it possible to restore the files in Linux?
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Trying to make a Windows 7 USB with UNetBootin, getting error “Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32”

Pretty much what it says on the tin. I looked around a bit, someone told me to press "Tab" to see a list of options, this is what it yielded. Verifying DMI Pool Data .................... Failed to ...
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Is it safe to access files from Windows 7 partition on Ubuntu partition (all on same HDD)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside my W7 drive so they're on separate partitions (I let it do the paritioning automatically from the disc). On the launcher in Ubuntu it created a shortcut ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 [duplicate]

I had a school project to dual boot a virtual machine. The project went great! However, I liked ubuntu so much I wanted to dual boot my pc as home. When I was setting up ubuntu I erased the windows ...
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How to open Linux file/software in Windows 8? [on hold]

Could anyone please explain as understandable as possible how could I on my Windows 8 open either single file or install (and use) entire software which is supposted to work on Linux and/or Ubuntu? I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - CIFS mount via fstab very slow. 10x faster connecting in GUI

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine as a VM on an ESXi 5.5 server. I have two different CIFS mounts, one on a Windows 2008 R2 server and one on a Windows 2012 R2 server. I have the mounts set in ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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i dual booted 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1 on laptop with 4 gb ram..it now shows 2gb in either operating system

I dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with Windows 8.1 on a laptop with 4 GB ram... I noticed that my computer was much slower after the dual boot, so I checked the ram in Ubuntu and it showed 2 GB... and ...
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How to make all file shares without passwords?

New to ubuntu. I'm trying to access it from windows. Shares I created from the desktop worked fine but trying to share my ext hdd using the same method didn't work. I researched it and found you need ...
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(SOLVED) If I resize a windows partition for install will that cause data loss?

I have a 40GB hard drive with 26GB free with a single partition with an ntfs file system that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. If I resize the windows partition for the installation, will the ...
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Unable to install windows [duplicate]

My story: HP 64 bit laptop with windows 8 pre-loaded. hard disk crashed, and I do not have recovery media Purchased and installed a new HDD Installed Ubuntu (even on Kuduntu now) Downloaded a windows ...
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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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ntfs-3g Failed to decompress file

For years the logs of my Ubuntu systems sharing drives with a Windows installation have been routinely flooding logs with: Mar 17 11:00:50 kemosabi ntfs-3g[483]: ntfs_attr_pread error reading ...
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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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Poor font rendering PDF-XChange Viewer running Wine

I cannot find a solution for the problem I had. I had to use a program like PDF XChange Viewer to get an annotation interface for my work, as it stands the above program is the most stable I have ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting after Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I'm an absolute Linux newbie, I've never used it before. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same hard drive with Windows 8.1. When I choose a Windows 8 Loader in the Grub Loader screen, nothing ...
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tripple-boot problem

I have a Dell inspiron N5010 laptop. Recently I decided to replace it's HDD to the faster and larger one. On the old drive there were only OEM (1), Recovery (2) and Windows (3) partitions. I cloned ...
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How do I burn the Windows 10 ISO to a USB?

I did the dd method and it worked but I'm not sure that's all you have to do because it is Windows and may not have GRUB and I'm not sure so I'm asking the experts haha. WINUSB DID NOT WORK BECAUSE ...
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How to create Windows / Linux bootable USB on Ubuntu [GUI style]

Since some laptops doesn't have an optical device and it is faster and easier to create bootable USB than DVD (especially if something go wrong) I have decided to post this question. Answers should be ...
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How to make a bootable Windows 7 USB in Xubuntu 14.04.2

I've tried using the dd command and Winusb but neither of them worked. I'm not sure what program I can use to make the usb bootable. I don't know if this changes anything, but this copy of the Windows ...
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Grub boot probelm

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my first HDD (500GB) with a second drive(1TB) as a backup (500GB), and the rest(500GB) non allocated. I needed to run a windows based only program for school so ...
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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 ...
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Performance difference NTFS Linux and NTFS Windows

I need to format a disk to install Windows 8 on it (single boot). I cannot do it from Windows (I have only Ubuntu for now). So my questions are: Will the disk formatted to NTFS with Ubuntu be slower ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition - No Windows Recovery Disk

I shrunk my Windows partition. I took the unallocated space and installed Ubuntu on it. Upon installation and updating, I realized I did not give myself enough space in the Ubuntu partition. So, I ...
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“Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'” when MD5 hash is valid

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows by following the steps given here. Steps followed: I have written the iso to a usb and booted my PC using the pen drive where I select ...
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How to install Windows 10 alongside with ubuntu 14.04

I just wanted to ask is it possible to install window 10 beta alongside with ubuntu 14.04 or there will be some problem(boot related). If its possible will the procedure be exactly same as installing ...
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I can't find my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 14.04 , i need my data any how

I have searched on net and got i have lost my old data can some plz provide the steps to recover the old data . i need data only it is must to have that data. scenario in which i lost my data; --- ...
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How to access VM hosted Ubuntu 14.04 with graphical UI from windows 7

I'm quite new with Ubuntu, and even more with remote Ubuntu. I got VM that is hosted on server, and it has Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm connecting via Windows 7 Putty/telnet connection (SSH), and I can ...
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Can't access HDD after installing Ubuntu

Recently I tried installing Ubuntu as a second OS next to Windows 7. I got one SSD for the OS and a HDD for my files etc. I tried installing it on the SSD but it kept failing, so I decided to delete ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 13.1 from XP computer [duplicate]

A few months ago I installed Ubuntu 13.1 on my XP computer. Now I have to uninstall Ubuntu, and I read several help comments on the web. So I installed easyBCD on the XP computer for rewriting the MBR ...
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Shut down time is too long for around ten minutes

I have recently installed ubuntu with the recommendation of one my friends. Is is cool and work great. But unfortunately the shut down time is around 10 to 15 minutes which is quite very unexpected ...
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Cannot boot to window after install elementary os [closed]

Elementary os is a distro of Ubuntu so i posy my problem here. Last week, i install elemetary on on of my 3 partition so that i can dual boot it with window 8. After a couple day plaaying with eOS, i ...
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Install Windows 8.1. with BIOS unaccessible

I've got really annoying problem and can't seem to figure out how to work it through. Recently I cleared my hard drive and installed JUST ubuntu 12.04 and of course upgraded to 14.04. Now I need ...
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How can I make my computer like Ubuntu, while retaining seamless Windows app compatibility? [closed]

Askubuntu. It's been a while since I last touched any form of linux. But after 2 years of Windows 8, I find myself pining away for widgets, multiple workspaces, superior media management, useful ...
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Unable to boot into windows 8.1 after installing on seperate partition (not preinstalled)

I have decided to give Ubuntu a try, so i decided to install it alongside my Windows 8.1 (not preinstalled - It was delivered with win7), though i had to make a custom install (had the "no system ...
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How to install Windows 7 inside Virtualbox of Ubuntu?

I have already dual systems : Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my laptop. The Windows 7 had been installed when I bought this laptop, and I don't have a CD. I just installed VitrualBox under Ubuntu, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 Cant Boot

I am new to ask Ubuntu and I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP laptop using this guide. When I turn on my computer it boots directly into windows. I went to my UEFI Firmware settings to make sure ...
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Add windows to my boot menu

I have windows installed on /dev/sda3 and running Ubuntu 11.10 on /dev/sda5. The boot loader points to /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. Both are parts of the recovery system for my laptop. How do I edit the ...
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Connect to School's Print Control System [on hold]

I want to connect my university's print control system but school's website express connect method for only windows. For Windows operating systems: Click on the [Start] icon and go to ...
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Double (different) key press detected

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 as dual boot. I have PS2 keyboard. Sometimes randomly (can't reproduce yet) Ubuntu detects multiple different key presses when I press specific buttons. Some buttons ...
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Cannot access NFS shares, prompted for credentials

The problem is resolved, possibly kerberos related as DC had wrong time. After changing time and rebooting ubuntu things worked I had a server go down overnight, I have my BDC backup (Windows 2008 ...
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Identifying Windows installation key for future purposes [closed]

I recently purchased a Toshiba laptop, which comes preinstalled with Windows 8. I would like to install Ubuntu and i found this guide: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System ...
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Will a Ubuntu install disk made on Windows run on a Mac?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac, as a second OS, I know how to do it, but will a DVD burned on Windows work on my Mac?
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Why couldn't I see grub when first dual-booting with Windows 8? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu. When I rebooted the PC Windows 8 was starting automatically. I thought that "Install alongside Windows 8" meant, that I could directly use the dual-boot, but I had to use ...
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Add VeraCrypt bootloader to GRUB/GRUB2/BURG?

Its my first question so i hope i did everything right ;-) This is my situation: I have 2 Harddrives, one with windows 7, one with ubuntu 14.04 and burg bootloader. I had my bios set up to boot from ...
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Highlights in Libreoffice Writer cannot be undone in Office Word

I am used to making highlights in texts But sometimes after saving the document as .doc I have to open it on a windows OS and cannot undo the highlight. (I haven't checked it in Word 2007 yet) ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows CE 6.0 EzBook PC (ez-72a)

I recently inherited a cheap EzBook PC and decided it might be fun to throw Ubuntu on it. I have a USB all setup but for the life of me can't get it to boot from USB! I've looked online and can't seem ...
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Problem with my Windows Desktop during Ubuntu-Windows 7 dual operating system

So, I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 for almost a year now. So far, everything was fine, until today. I was using Ubuntu and I copied a file from the Windows' desktop to Ubuntu. Now, when I boot with ...
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How to make windows compatible PPT on ubuntu 12.04?

I need to create a ppt in Ubuntu but I need the themes of Microsoft PowerPoint or you can say windows compatible presentation. Could you please suggest me a way to do this.