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How can i manage GRUB2 to have a windows setup files on a harddrive and may be able to install, and re-install windows alongside existing UBUNTU

I have UBUNTU installed on old celeron pc with legacy bios and all partitions on /dev/sda. I wonder how can i have windows (XP or 7/8) setup files placed on some prepared partition and be able to run ...
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Boot Windows 7 iso from grub2

I want to do it because I want to install Windows 7 and my BIOS menu doesn't appear; it skips to grub2 menu at start, but that's another story... Is there a way to boot the Windows 7 installation iso ...
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Want to Connect Ubuntu From Windows

Any one please give me better way to connect/view Ubuntu pc from windows PC like VNC/RDP
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7

I'm unable to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7. The installation is successful according to the installer. After manual partitioning, the computer is just booting to Windows. After choosing ...
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Samba giving me problems after restart

I usually do not ask for much help as I google and research all my problems well. I am trying to share an internally attached hard drive through samba to access from (Android, Windows, and other Linux ...
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windows 8.1 changes boot order

I am running dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Everything works great without needing to live boot... except one problem I can't figure out. Every time I boot into Windows, it rearranges ...
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Will booting an ISO image from a USB damage the opertaing system on a pc?

ok, so i've created a bootable USB from a Win XP SP2 ISO, so if anything goes wrong with my laptop i can recover my info etc. So i'd like to test this out, but if i now put this into my laptop and ...
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updating grub causes windows to not boot

So when I select windows 7, it bounces back to the boot loader. Only way to fix so win7 can boot is load windows install DVD and bootrec.exe to repair the mbr. Then linux wont boot, only way to fix, ...
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Bluetooth not able to detect devices in 14.04

My laptop is not able to detect any bluetooth device nor is any other bluetooth device able to detect my laptop (visibility is on). I'm a newbie so don't know much about ubuntu. Recently installed ...
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Can't boot to Windows from grub

I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my laptop. Recently, I upgraded windows 8.1 to windows 10. As opposed to my fears of losing grub or ubuntu everything was alright, but now ...
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ASUS Netbook - Loading Ubuntu

I'm still new to Ubuntu. I have 3 identical ASUS netbooks and have gotten Ubuntu loaded on 2 of them. The last one came with Win8 and I can't seem to get either the USB stick ISO or the USB disk drive ...
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How to efficiently partition a single Windows-Ubuntu dual boot disk?

This is not a question on how to install Ubuntu or how to use manual partitioning during installation but is a question on access rights and how not to let them bite you in the lower abdomen... ;-) ...
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Recently fresh install of windows 7 default settings no firewall hacked is Ubuntu a better option? [on hold]

I recently freshly installed windows 7 home edition into my computer. I forgot/neglected to install a 3rd party firewall. My passwords to my emails, facebook and twitter are gibberish and cannot be ...
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Mount windows symbolic link to linux directory

I have the following setup: WinPC1 with USB drive (NTFS) WinPC2 with symbolic link to USB drive from WinPC1 (USBLink) LinuxPC1 which should mount the symbolic link from WinPC2 to a directory I ...
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Ubunut: Fail to open NTFS drives [on hold]

I some time encounter an error when try to open NTFS partition. I install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1.
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Running .reg files with wine

I am having trouble running .reg files with wine. I have tried a few solutions that other people have used but when I launch it return the following error: "There is no windows program configured to ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 10 dual boot problem GRUB

I have just upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. However, every single time I select windows 10 from the grub menu, the windows 8 loading screen comes on first then it changes and boots ...
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Cannot dual-boot windows 10

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop under the default installation settings, which I believed should have allowed me to dual-boot with her Windows 10 installation. Ubuntu is working fine, but when I tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 Installation Broke Windows 10 Boot

I installed Windows 10 Educational edition today on the first of three partitions on a Toshiba Satellite and then proceeded to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 to the second of the 3 partitions. Ubuntu will ...
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Bootable Win PE USB with extra files

So I'm tying to follow this guide for updating the firmware of an SSD on my laptop. The guide is designed for Windows, but essentially you need to create a bootable USB with WindowsPE, by using the ...
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Connect Trimble Juno (Windows Embedded 6.5, CE OS 5.2) to Ubuntu 14.04

I want to connect a Trimble Juno 3B (handheld GPS/Gis device) to my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. The Trimble runs something called 'Windows Embedded', I'm not entirely positive whether this is the same as ...
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How can i get windows back

I install Ubuntu on my laptop.the installation is successful but the problem is.already I install windows 7 at the time OS installation I choose another volume instead of win7 volume so my windows 7 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on modern laptop

I have see over the last few year that is is getting more difficult to install ubuntu. Usually it is no problem to boot from USB (CD's is obsolete anyway) But booting from USB on these machines is ...
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Which character can work as “tick” (US “check-mark”) in documents under Ubuntu and Windows?

I need to use a character for "tick" in LibreOffice documents that will display OK in Ubuntu and Windows. Character 252 (or thereabout) in Wingdings works in Windows but obviously this character ...
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Downloading Ubuntu after downloading Windows 10 [duplicate]

I regrettably installed Windows 10 and would now like to install Ubuntu. However the download for desktop says it is only for Win 7 or earlier. Is there a link to download Ubuntu without having to ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu (14.04) with Windows 10

I have a Windows 8 system and was about to install Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode, when I heard about Windows 10 releasing. Now that the Windows 10 has rolled out, I would like to know whether doing ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after dual booting Windows 10 with Ubuntu 14.04.3

First off, i'm new to ask Ubuntu, so i'n sorry if i'm not following some formatting rule or something. Okay, so i have a desktop pc with a 1 TB hdd with Windows 10, and I ordered a 160 GB hdd and ...
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How to revert a dual boot (windows 8 & Ubuntu 15.04) [duplicate]

I want to reinstall ubuntu but with LTS so I can delete windows 8 and allocate my hard drive data to ubuntu
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Windows can't see a partition after i installed ubuntu

this is my first time installing linux, i'm completely new here. I installed ubuntu on top of Windows 10. I partitioned the drives as i installed ubuntu. Ubuntu can see and access all of them. But ...
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Windows 8 next to Xubuntu

Aye, I have already installed latest Xubuntu and it takes my whole disk. I want to install Windows 8 now next to it. Can I make Xubuntu partionion smaller to make space for Windows? How?
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Ubunu not detecting windows 10

I had Windows 8.1 and updated to 10 for free. I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 15.04. I made a bootable USB stick. In installation process it shows that I have a Windows 8 OS and does not allow me ...
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Using Ubuntu and Windows 10

I have been using Windows 8 for quite some time now. Recently I upgraded it to Windows 10. I want to install Ubuntu as well in my computer. Could someone give me a step by step procedure I should ...
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Why cannot allow/deny specific software in ufw Linux?

Why cannot allow specific software (like Firefox) to use internet but deny other software (link Chrome) that are using same port in ufw? In windows there is the feature, why ufw don't have that?
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS Crashes and freezes many times just after installation

Hello everyone and thanks for opening this thread; My computer works fine when I boot windows 8.1, but booting Ubuntu, I will surely face a system crash ( or freez), some times it takes one or two ...
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Unable to access password protected folder on Windows share

I'm able to connect to the Windows share via both the GUI and command line - the share itself does not require credentials, but the folder I am trying to access is limited by username/pw. When I try ...
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does LVM installation erase windows which installed earlier

i installed Ubuntu in LVM installation and when i restart my computer there is no boot menu there is no windows 8. how can i fix this? and does Lvm installation erase windows 8?
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Transferring file via thumb drive fom Ubutu 14.04 LTS to Windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to export my Bookmarks from chrome and firefox and my documents folder from 14.04 LTS to Windows 7
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How to use Windows screensavers in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'd like this screensaver http://download.cnet.com/The-Hitchhiker-s-Guide-to-the-Galaxy-Marvin-Screensaver/3000-2257_4-10384607.html to work on my computer. I'm not good with computers and I know very ...
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Error adding menuentry Windows 10 after reinstall Ubuntu

I've installed Windows 10 boot on /dev/sda1 but grub2 doesn't detect that as operating system. $ fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 ...
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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya [migrated]

I used to dual boot windows 10(recently upgraded from windows7) and elementary os luna. Windows is installed on my C drive, and Luna was installed on a partitioned D drive (i splitted 100GB for ...
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someone please HELP! I can't boot into any OS [closed]

I formatted an older version of Elementary OS Luna and tried to install the latest version Elementary OS Freya on that partition (sda5) but now whenever I boot into my computer it gives the error: ...
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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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Triple boot Macbook into OS X, Windows or Ubuntu - is it possible in a stable manner? They seem to corrupt each other

I have a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) and want to run OS X, Windows and Ubuntu. I installed Win 8.1 using Bootcamp in the standard way recommended by Apple. I set Windows as the default in Bootcamp, but ...
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How to use the partition of Ubuntu when I have win 7 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu and Windows to run in the past. Windows has broken, so I have to reinstall Windows. I have 2 partitions for Ubuntu that I have installed. I've just installed Windows 7 into the rest of ...
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Why is grub still in my bios?

I installed Ubuntu before when I was using Windows 8.1. Now I have installed windows 10 after a removing ubuntu. I did a clean install of windows but still have grub in my bios. When i boot into it it ...
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How to actually boot Ubuntu once installed?

I've successfully installed onto a USB drive, I've booted from the USB drive and got a menu with 4 options; Try Ubuntu without installing. Install Ubuntu. OEM Install (For manufacturers). Can't ...
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How to get Ubuntu working from a USB?

I've followed the walkthrough on the Ubuntu website for installing and booting from a USB drive, however when booting I get the message: "The selected boot device failed. Press to Continue." As far ...
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Internet connection with Vmware player on Ubuntu 14.04.3

I have ubuntu 14.04.3 installed on vmware player with Windows 10 and I can't get an internet connection. I've tried recreating the vm several times but just can't get the internet connection to work. ...
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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 ...