Questions tagged [windows]

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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Removing Windows from dual-boot of HP Zbook Studio G3 to create some extra memory

I am new to Ubuntu Linux and for my full-year project, I just installed version 20.04 on my computer alongside Windows in dual-boot mode, which I need for ROS. However, I have faced many problems so ...
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How to install Chessbase on Linux

I have tried installing Chessbase 13 through 16 on Linux, but something or the other has broken. Can someone guide me through the process? Chessbase 13 is the closest I got something to work, but the ...
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Why get I a NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID error in virtualbox guest system when i use a vpn on the host system?

When im brwosing on my virtualbox guest system (Win 10), im getting a NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID error. On my host system (Ubuntu) everything works fine. As network setting i configured NAT. I ...
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windows laptop cant connect to ubuntu 20.04 hotspot

(my android phone can connect to the ubuntu hot-spot without any issue) when i try to connect my windows laptop to the hot-spot it says to "enter the pin from the router label". since from ...
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Running dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu but the files in “Other Locations” are all read-only

So pretty much, got around to partitioning off a segment of my NVME drive for Ubuntu for mining applications and stuff, but recently when I got the folding@home software it wouldn't detect my GPU and ...
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Windows 10 Failed to Boot Due to MokListRT

I have set up a dual boot to Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I decided to uninstall Ubuntu because I no longer used it. After I finished uninstalling Ubuntu, I wanted to boot into Windows 10, but I got an ...
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Windows metro boot locked me out of windows [closed]

Here is what happened. I managed to successfully dual boot manjaro and windows 10, from windows, using a program called easyBCD. It was all working normally, but there was 1 little issue I found, ...
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Wine Can't find StartThreadpoolIo

I tried opening GenshinImpact.exe with wine /media/connor/Shared/'Genshin Impact game'/GenshinImpact.exe and the message it gave me was The procedure entrypoint StartThreadpoolIo could not be located ...
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Ubuntu & Budgie installation

I want to use Ubuntu and one of its flavours called Budgie. However, I don't understand the proper installation of Budgie on Installation Instructions page. SO, my questions are: 1. Should I install ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 through grub after dual boot with Ubuntu 20.04

Installed Ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot with Windows 10, at first, Windows entry did not show in grub menu, so I did the following: Added this lines to /etc/grub.d/40_custom: menuentry "Windows 10" { ...
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USB drive with corrupted FAT32 system

I have a 128GB USB drive (Sandisk) which appears totally unreadable in Win-10. When queried, the drive will lock Windows File-Explorer up, and sit there until the USB is removed. Tried this so far on ...
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Which Ubuntu flavours should I prefer as a Software Engineer? [closed]

I just started to use Ubuntu Desktop (switched from Windows 10) and I want to install one of the Ubuntu flavours that is most suitable for software development. For example, when looking at flavours ...
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Ubuntu Budgie installation

I have just installed Ubuntu Desktop as dual boot on Windows and then after having a tour on Ubuntu site, I want to install Ubuntu Budgie. However, after reading Installation Instructions, I am ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu 18.04 from Bootable USB onto Windows 10 Dell computer

I have a Dell G5 5505 Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9 4900H 8-Core, 64GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080), AMD RX 5600M, Wifi, Bluetooth, Webcam, 1xUSB 3.2, 1xHDMI, Win 10 Home) which comes with ...
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Why I can only see a few folders in Windows disk?

I have a computer with dual boot Windows 10 and Lubuntu 20.04. When I try to access to my windows files I can only see a few, the ones that where already there when I installed Lubuntu. What can I do ...
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Can't access mic in my laptop

I am using dual boot operating system (win8 + Ubuntu20.04) in HP Pavilion g4, I can't access microphone in any of the operating system. Earlier it was working fine, I am using an earphone with mic in ...
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Tried to setup Windows/Ubuntu Dual Boot - Can't get back to windows 10 now

I have a SSD (Crucial) and HD (Western Digital) in my PC. I have everything I need and my windows 10 installed on the SSD. I successfully installed Ubuntu on my HD after formatting it. Now when I boot,...
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Ubuntu on Docker or JKubernetes over WSL2

Migrating an existing installation on WSL only need to export to tar? How a direct installation from ISO?
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Make Windows partition as /home partition

After 4 months of running Ubuntu alongside Windows, I'd like to remove Win to make the partition where is installed as /home partition. I had Windows "just in case something goes wrong" but ...
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How to make Ubuntu 18.04 and Visual Studios run faster?

I am new to Ubuntu Linux and just installed version 18.04 on my computer alongside Windows in dual-boot mode. However, after three weeks, Linux started to be very slow, and it will even crash a few ...
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How “safe” is to install Linux to a second drive? [duplicate]

I have a healthy and working machine that has Windows 10 on it. The PC has two SSDs. Windows is installed in one of them. There is nothing in the second drive. If I use a Xubuntu 20.04 installer I ...
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Merging partitions that are not adjacent

I have some unallocated partition that I want to merge with my partition containing windows(nvme0n1p6). I dont want to lose the data in windows, but as long as other partitions are unaffected, I am ...
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GRUB multiboot more than one copy of windows (UEFI)

I've been running a UEFI boot configuration for a while using GRUB menu, Ubuntu and two copies of Windows 10. To boot to Windows 10 I have to select Windows from the GRUB menu, and then I go to the ...
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Install Ubuntu on Windows machine with very limited space

I have a Surface Book machine with quite pure hardware: 8/128 GB. Almost all hardware space is used by Windows, but I need Ubuntu as a second system on the same machine. I'm not considering virtual ...
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How should I allocate root and home for Ubuntu installation?

I am new in Ubuntu and just try to install it as a dual both to Windows 10. I allocated 65GB disk for Ubuntu and started to install. However, there are some differences between the installation steps ...
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Ubuntu: How to share data on Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu?

I have Wİndows 10 installed on my PC and want to install Ubuntu Desktop. As I Software Developer, I think I should install all the Developer Tools to Ubuntu and make the necessary settings as I did on ...
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Is there a way to bring up two or more windows (same app or not) when any of the them is switched to through Alt + Tab?

Ubuntu 20.04, Gnome Desktop 3.36.8. Suppose I have only one monitor, only one workspace and I am currently working on three windows of three different applications, App1, App2 and App3. App1's window ...
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Failed to install Windows on Ubuntu

In many days I had tried to install Windows on an Ubuntu computer, but when I partition the disk, I left too much space for Windows. And I don’t know why but Windows 10 setup doesn’t recognize the ...
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Loading Ubuntu on to old netbook running Windows XP [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I have an old Samsung netbook with a 1.6GHtz processor and only 0.99GB RAM. Can I run last desktop version on this machine?
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Is it possible to use Ubuntu and completely remove Windows 10 with QEMU?

Is it possible to use Ubuntu and completely remove Windows 10 with this steps: Convert installed Ubuntu (qcow2) file to physical drive. Move the physical drive file to e.g. \\\\.\\PhysicalDrive0.
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How to make Windows installation files UEFI bootable from hard disk using Ubuntu 20.10?

I created a partition with 8 gigabytes of size formatted to NTFS and copied Windows installation files to that but now I don't know how to make it UEFI bootable to boot the partition and install ...
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Install Windows 10 on existing Ubuntu 18.04.5 on 2GB USB

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.5 as my only operating system. I'm looking to install Windows 10 alongside of it. I only have a 2GB USB Flash Drive. Is it possible to install it through the 2GB Flash Drive, ...
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Trying to install windows in Virtual Manager/Qemu keep saying that I miss a controler

Using Ubuntu 20.04 I get the error saying that I miss a controller for DVD, USB so I cant install windows in the VM.
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How to completely remove Windows 10 and install Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to delete Windows 10 and all files (Really delete everything) and install Ubuntu. I don't want to use USB drive or DVD.
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Unable to boot to Windows after downgrading Python on Ubuntu on a separate partition

I accidentally downgraded Python outside of my environment on Ubuntu and it ended up corrupting both of my partitions somehow. I get the following error when trying to boot to windows: No partition ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 boots to black screen unless I boot windows first (Dual Boot)

When I turn on my computer, it shows the GRUB screen just fine, but if I select the Ubuntu option, it takes me to a black screen. However, if I boot to windows first and then restart (not shut down ...
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Show applications “locks system”

My fifth time starting to use linux in the past 10 years and again I stumbled upon feature that I have no clue what it does and how to fix. All previous attempts to use ubuntu have stopped at similar &...
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Getting rid of the “Windows boot manager” when dual booting

I've done some research but I didn't find any relevant answers. So I have a dual booting system where I've installed ubuntu and windows. The Windows EFI boot manager is on the same EFI partition as ...
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The mouse disappears as I move it and appears when there is no movement - ONLY ON UBUNTU

I have already installed vm-Tools I even reinstalled ubuntu im using Windows 10 laptop and ubuntu is install on VMware And I think I tried everything possible, and nothing works. Anyone know what to ...
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GPU fan only spins for ubuntu boot but not windows 10

For a long while I have used a GeForce GT 440 GPU with my desktop booting Ubuntu. I installed windows 10 on another HDD and usually boot in to windows now. I find that the fan will never spin on the ...
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Magnet or Spectacle alternatives in Ubuntu 20.04

I've seen this question Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu here but it does not resolve my doubt because is not working in my current Ubuntu version (20.04 2 LTS) I basically want to know if there ...
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Where to download the latest ubuntu touch iso?

Im looking for the iso/img of ubuntu-touch as im planning to install it on my windows tablet. I have already searched here and on google and most of the links were dead. I already have the BOOTIA64....
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How to use Windows and Ubuntu simultaneously?

I want to use Windows and Ubuntu. I want to be able to boot into both operating systems, but at the same time use a VM to use the other one. Is it possible to do so? What applications do I need and ...
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Enable the bootable partition of windows in ubuntu

I was using Ubuntu and i decided to make my laptop dual boot and i almost did it but something is wrong here now. I had 3 partitions : Ubuntu Free Space Free Space I deleted 2 and 3 and installed ...
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Two Grub Entries Load Same Windows

I have a dual-boot system with Windows and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS as the operating systems. My Grub loading list contains two Windows entries. They both work and appear to load the same system (as far as I ...
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Erase disk install option [duplicate]

I’ve got windows installed on an nvme drive and I have a sata ssd that I want to install Ubuntu on without wiping out the windows drive. Can I use the “Erase disk and install Ubuntu” option? Or will ...
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Computers can only reach the internet if added to the Active Directory domain, why?

I am new to my company and need to set up some Ubuntu servers. Unfortunately the AD system was set up by someone no longer here. DHCP and DNS are both managed by Windows services. When I connect an ...
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My Windows Bootable USB is not loading

My current OS is Ubuntu. I want to install windows to backup my files from my HDD. I have windows CD. I changed the boot order and tried booting from CD. But it didnt boot up. It directly gets booted ...
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My Windows USB is not responding in UEFI Boot Mode

My current os is Ubuntu. I am tryingt to install winodws to recover my files from hdd. I changed the UEFI boot order to USB first, Then it restarted and my windows USB was not being recognized. Insted ...

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