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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.

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Issues with installing software

I am a newbie & recently installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on my PC and laptop. On the PC I am having major issues trying to connect to the internet using the ethernet cable. It's just not showing as ...
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Finding the 'tools' filesystem mounted on /init in WSL2

I have been using linux for a couple of years now, and thought I'd give WSL2 a try. Something that surprised me was how I could run Windows PE binaries (*.exe files) 'just so'. A bit of research led ...
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Can windows viruses affect my encrypted linux partition on the same disk?

Can Windows viruses affect my encrypted Linux partition on the same disk? I just want to use Windows but I am concerned.
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Ubuntu 22.04 problems with window controls

1.After updating ubuntu to 22.04, I have graphics issues with all windows controls... problems with window controls Window controls and some texts do not appear until you hover the mouse over the ...
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When i installed Ubuntu 22.04 alongside Windows for Dual Boot all of this happened and i didn't find any solution online to my problem

Hello everyone this will be a long story. First I installed Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC, then I wanted to dual boot it with Ubuntu 22.04. I allocated free space for it then I made a bootable GPT/FAT32 ...
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How to Fix Grub Error

Actually I Run Os Uninstaller On Ubuntu after I Restart Pc Its Says error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found What To Do? I Want To Windows Back On My Laptop Please Gays Help Me
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Ubuntu 20.04 access network printer attached to windows 7 computer workgroup

I have two laptops running Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04. Both these were able to locate the network printer attached to my windows 7 computer using the samba option in printer set up. I loaded 20.04 on ...
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GRUB menu not showing after installing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS [Dual Boot]

I have installed Windows 11 in SSD1 and then installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS in SSD2 but on restart I couldn't see GRUB menu which allows me to switch between Windows and Ubuntu. I tried repairing boot ...
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Install fresh 20.04 without disturbing dual boot

I have an Intel box with ubuntu 16.04 and windows 10 loaded with dual boot. I want to load 20.04 in place of 16.04 without disturbing the Windows install and without disturbing my ability to boot ...
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file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I have Ubuntu installed. When I try to install Windows from USB, this message shows up. I can't locate this file anywhere in grub mode. Please, help.
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Windows 11 and Ubuntu, Different Drives

I want to install ubuntu on a different drive. Do I have to unplug Windows 11 drive in order for Ubuntu not to install stuff on it? Or maybe ubuntu does not install anything on different drives when ...
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Samba share suddenly unreachable

(First of all, English is not my first language so sorry if any of this is incomprehensible) For over a year now, I've had three HDDs on my Ubuntu machine shared through SAMBA, to be accessible from ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu after dual boot installing Ubuntu

Context in steps: Machine with Windows 11. Shrink Windows partition in 120 GB for Ubuntu 22.04. Boot to installation with USB. Make 3 partitions: | (1) 18 GB for root (/) | (2) 90 GB for /home | (3) ...
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Shrinking the root Linux partition from the left on dual boot: Will I be able to boot after?

I have a dual boot setup with Windows and Ubuntu, as seen in the image. My Windows basic data partition runs full, so I want to shrink the Linux ext4 / partition by moving it's left end to the right ...
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Changes to Windows partition are lost on reboot after mounting from Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, if I mount my Windows 10 partition, it looks like it mounted correctly and is a writeable drive, I can create folders and files within it, but when I reboot into Windows, those files don't ...
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Getting grub menu to work on dual boot Ubuntu 22.04 Windows 11. Currently boots in a loop

My Situation is the following: I want to install Ubuntu jammy jellyfish 22.04 LTS instead of manjaro on my laptop. The laptop already had a working dual boot and so I thought replacing one Linux-...
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Every time I come back from Windows, Ubuntu goes into emergency mode

surely you have seen my last question from Emergency mode in the end i couldn't start fix the problem. I actually get emergency mode when I enter Ubuntu when I reboot from Windows 11 the truth is that ...
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WSL2 Ubuntu system out of Space with /init tools Filesystem

I'm using the WSL2 Ubuntu on my windows system and right now is out of space. But I could not find where is the space are using on my Ubuntu. It shows I'm only using 32G on my /dev/sdb which is ...
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How to connect to Oracle ubuntu instance using RDP protocol via Windows or Ubuntu

I want to run selenium on my ubuntu server (oraclecloud) on instance type VM.Standard.A1.Flex. I did try to install RDP and connect with RDP client but connection is failing. I followed multiple blogs ...
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WSL2 is broken after minikube was installed

After I finished the completed guide of minikube installation on my WSL2. I'm getting the following error message when I try to open a new terminal /usr/sbin/enter-systemd-namespace: line 10: /usr/...
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How to run GUI on ubuntu server and access it from Ununtu or Windows using private key

I have oracle instance with ubuntu as a OS. Now I want to install GUI onto ubuntu and access it from my laptop (Ubuntu or Windows). I know how to install GUI on Ubuntu but how do I access it. When I ...
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make: *** No rule to make target 'clean'. Stop. make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop

I have little experience coding and trying to setup up Python vmaf on Ubuntu using https://github.com/Netflix/vmaf/blob/master/resource/doc/python.md#linux instructions. up to the stage of Clean build ...
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very WEIRD: Unable to boot Ubuntu after installing along with Windows 10

Currently, I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 10. Even though I followed multiple instructions and it seemed to install successfully. After installing successfully (there was a ...
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wine is installed but it's not running any windows application

Everything with wine was working fine with wine until yesterday when i upgradede my php version from 7.4 to 8.0. Since then i haven't been able to run any windows application. if I check my wine ...
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Ubuntu apps on Windows with WSL uninstalled

I installed WSL with the Ubuntu distro on my Windows 11 laptop. I wanted to show some Ubuntu GUI applications, so I installed tasksel. Then, from tasksel, I installed Ubuntu Desktop and few more ...
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Problem booting Windows volumes from Ubuntu

I have 10 SSDs in my system, all with Windows/NTFS partitions - a few with MBRs on the disk, a few without (see here). I used to run Ubuntu through WSL and a hyper-v machine, but I decided I wanted to ...
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how to access rstudio folder in my local window machine download folder in ubuntu terminal? [duplicate]

how to access R-studio file present in my local window machine download folder in ubuntu terminal?
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Ubuntu overrides BIOS boot priority

I installed Ubuntu server 21.10 on my Windows 7 to make a minecraft server, yet learned that there is a better way to do it without Ubuntu. The person helping recommended I install Windows 10 and ...
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WSL not working after update from Microsoft store

Version Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19044.1586] WSL Version WSL 2 Kernel Version 5.10.16 Distro Version Ubuntu20.04LTS Other Software Docker Desktop (Windows), version 4.6.1 (76265) Docker Engine ...
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QEMU, how to install win2K as Guest from install-CD

I have Guests-OS (Fedora etc) running fine with QEMU and u20.04 as the Host. I need to get some old pictures from an encrypted win2K backup CD. I have not found anything that will decrypt the huge ...
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Why does this occur during windows boot and how can I solve it?

Image This is grub after I choose to boot windows. This issue doesn't cause any harm but it is annoying. It doesn't always occur every time I boot windows (always boots normally) and it never happened ...
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The BitLocker recovery key does not work to access the Windows partition in Ubuntu

hello I have a problem when entering a partition that uses bitlocker it turns out that I put the recovery key to access the partition but I get the ERROR Unlocking /dev/sda3: Failed to activate device:...
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Ubuntu boot slowed down after installing Windows 10

After installing Windows 10 on a completely different SSD the Ubuntu boot time went up from a couple of seconds to a whole minute. What could be causing this problem and is there any fix? I use the ...
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Restarting BIOS after dual boot failure

I have the problem I explain in another question, Dual boot isn't working; cannot come back to Windows 10 which was closed bc is off-topic, but fortunately I received some useful advice. Considering ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 going into Read-only filesystem

I had been using Ubuntu 18.04 for about 2 years and then upgraded to 20.04 about a year back. The device was working perfectly fine for me until recently a software updater pop-up appeared that the ...
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Install ubuntu and still have windows installer?

I have a 64gb USB stick that I want to use for ubuntu (full install) but I also want to be able to install windows when I need to. I'm currently using ventoy to dual boot iso's but the lack of ...
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Mismatched charset while executing application on Windows and Wine (Ubuntu)

We have a small exe client application that used for loading the scanned images from the remote sources, what we need to do is enter the address from the images to specific text box and submit. The ...
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Can't open ubuntu directory on Windows 11 [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Windows 11 and I went on to install Ubuntu from the Microsoft store. I booted it up on my main computer and I managed to set up everything just fine. However, on my laptop when I ...
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Win11/Ubuntu 20.04 Dual Boot: Cannot start Windows anymore from Grub Menu

So, a couple of months ago I installed Ubuntu as my second OS alongside Windows 10 (recently updated to Windows 11), and it worked without any major issues. Finally, I had a great work station for ...
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I have installed ubuntu 20.04, but I am having issues with booting after I boot in windows

After I boot once into Windows, to boot into Linux I have to keep pressing Esc key to pause start up. Then I press F9 key to go to the boot menu and choose “Boot from EFI File”. Then I have to choose ...
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WoL (wake on lan) from windows 10 to linux ubuntu

I have a server machine which I need to be in low power when it is not in use. I've previously used windows and had quite a easy time with it but wanting to change OS for security. Unfortunately with ...
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Install windows in External SSD using Ubuntu

currently I am using Ubuntu 20.04 os in my Laptop. I have bought an 256gb external SSD recently. I want to install windows 10/11 in my external SSD. But I don't know if I can use Rufus software in ...
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Gnu Grub 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3

Gnu Grub 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3 I downloaded and installed Ubuntu. Rebooted PC and after reboot. Windows 10 and Ubuntu won't start. after restarting the PC, something similar to the terminal opens: ...
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Keyboard working only in BIOS

I have an Asus TUF FX505 DT and suddenly the keyboard stopped working but some fn keys are working (brightness up/down and microphone). The keyboard works completely fine in BIOS mode. Tried in Pop_OS ...
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Windows bootloader error: thread exception not handled (dual booted laptop)

The problem I'm new to ubuntu and linux in general (aside from android). I dual booted my laptop that was originaly windows 10. The laptop has grub and windows bootloaders that I use for booting ...
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migrating to ubuntu as a developer

I develop applications for Windows users in my office. My coworkers only know Windows and never heard of Linux. I love Linux, I love the control and performance it offers me, and would like to start ...
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transferring folders to windows

I need to transfer some folders from an old computer with Ubuntu 14.04 to a Windows 10 computer using a usb external drive. The windows computer sees the folders but will not download them. Tried a ...
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Can't merge two partitions using KDE partition manager

I have a windows device belonging to my cousin. They noted despite having a 1TB drive, they only have about 100 GB of space. I noticed it was because there were some odd partitions. I'd like to merge ...
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Replace Linux GRUB, boot Windows by default with Windows Boot Manager, keeping Linux installed [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 as a dual boot after Windows 10. Now, when the laptop starts or restarts, it boots into Linux by default after showing the GRUB menu. But I want to boot Windows normally by ...
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How people with low vision learned a web development path if can not see well

right now I am using screen reader to do my daily tasks like surfing web and writing some documents , and I want to know how the person with low vision setup a web development environment what ...
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