Questions tagged [windows-vista]

operating system released in several variations developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers. Questions about interoperability between both operative systems.

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What version of ubuntu should I install on a computer running windows vista 32 bit [duplicate]

What version of ubuntu should I install on a computer running windows vista 32 bit. I want to be able to install it alongside windows.
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Ubuntu Only shows 2.7 GB of ram, I have 4 GB!

I am new to Ubuntu, I dual booted it with Windows vista 32 Bit, in vista I Also only show 2.7 GB through internet research,I have concluded that, that was because I had the 32-Bit version of vista. ...
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How to check if Ubuntu is still installed? (Windows Vista)

I have recently gotten back a laptop I lent to a friend, who had lent it to someone else, and so on, and so forth, for the last 8 years. When I handed it over I had installed Ubuntu (dual boot) and ...
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Vista will not dual boot

Problem solved! I did an install with the same USB flash drive on another computer and now dual boot works. It works with Win 10, but not with Vista. Thank you to all who responded. Original problem ...
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Ubuntu installation help wanted [duplicate]

I have an old laptop with 2GB of RAM and an old Intel processor running 2 versions of Vista, one of which won't load and says it requires the repair CD and the other has a partition called Recovery (C:...
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Vista to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have successfully replaced windows on laptops with Ubuntu in the past. I have two older laptops running windows Vista (one home and one premium) that I am trying, and failing to boot from the USB. I ...
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How can I increase the Ubuntu partition for dual boot with Vista

I have installed Ubuntu as a dual boot on a vista system with a 120GB HDD. Ubuntu needs a bit more room to operate. I have 65% free room on the vista partition but after defragmentation 2 "unmovable" ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu16.04.2 desktop [duplicate]

Downloaded 16.04.2 desktop from web. Created disc with Roxio. Searched questions but could not find installation instructions (for desktops) Currently running Vista on a Compac Presario SR2180NX How ...
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Installed Ubuntu with WUBI, how can I completely remove Windows Vista?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 yesterday, and I'm happy with how it's working. I think I installed it as a dual system though, because Ubuntu and Vista shows up when the system boots up. I ...
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Map Ubuntu Drive Onto WIndows Vista

I would like to be able to map my Ubuntu 16.04 drive onto a Windows Vista machine without Samba. I have been able to map two drives to Vista so far but cannot figure out how to map Ubuntu. (Windows 7 ...
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Can I use wubi if I have a UEFI motherboard and Windows Vista?

Am I safe if I am not using Windows 8? Also, I built the computer myself, it was not a computer pre-built with Windows 8.
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Can Windows boot from Ubuntu?

I am thinking about using two SSDs. Install each OS on one SSD. Then set the boot order to the Ubuntu one first. Then, is it possible to boot Windows from Ubuntu? This should be simple right? I will ...
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Can I remove Windows Vista from my notebook and only install Ubuntu?

I would like to remove Windows Vista from my notebook which is currently running a dual boot Windows Vista + Ubuntu and use Ubuntu as the only OS. The notebook is unstable when running Windows Vista, ...
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Can I install a program on a different partition than Ubuntu?

I've just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition with Windows Vista on the other side. I'm wondering if I can use space on the Windows partition for programs in Ubuntu?
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Erase Windows Vista to Install Ubuntu [duplicate]

new here. I have an old E-machine which as Windows Vista on it and I want to erase the Windows Vista, and install Ubuntu on it instead, but I am not sure where to start. Can I first install Ubuntu, ...
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Can I replace Windows Vista that is on my laptop with Ubuntu 16.04

I have an older Toshiba laptop running Vista Home version... It is sluggish to say the least. I would like to use it solely to get on the internet for research and thought that I good utilization ...
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End kernel panic: vfs: Vista unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (2, 0) HELP!

Newbie Downloaded torrent. Used UUI. Placed Ubuntu on appropriately formated disk. I get this message at boot... 0.536889] kernel offset :disabled 0.563918] - - - [ end kernel panic - not syncing:...
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Vista to Ubuntu? 2007 laptop

I have a 2007 Windows Vista laptop that I am wanting to make the switch to Ubuntu on. These are the questions I have. Q. What is the stable version? A. Q. What size USB do I need? A. And steps on ...
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How to migrate from Vista to Ubuntu

If I have a Widows (Vista) machine and I want to install Ubuntu and run both OSes. How do I do that? Advisable yes/no and why? I tried Ubuntu a great many years ago and would like to do so again but ...
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installing ubuntu alongside windows vista failed

I installed Ubuntu on a external (removable) drive alongside Window Vista, the install procedure did not give the option to install on the internal drive. After rebooting the screen stayed black, I ...
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Single-boot vs dual-boot

Will a single-boot install run any better than a dual-boot? Running Ubuntu-mate (16.04 beta 64bit) alongside Vista. 2GB ram, Athlon 64 x2 5200+. Ubuntu is running fine. (Better than Vista, actually.)...
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How do you mount an hd image made from ddrescue?

Today I used ddrescue to make an image of a failed hd. I stored this image on a separate partition on my 500 Gb hd. The partition is: sda8 and the filename is backup.img. The image was of an hd that ...
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Can't boot Windows Vista after installing Ubuntu

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and have come to this point that I can't boot back to my Windows Vista anymore. I thought that I would get some kind of dual boot in the beginning when booting my computer, ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on an acer aspire 3690 (Win Vista)?

newbie here. I am trying to learn how to use ubuntu, so I would like to run it in an old computer. I have followed the steps, but I can´t seem to get it to boot from a dvd nor usb port with the iso ...
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update-grub fails /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of '/cow' [duplicate]

The HD of my computer (/dev/sda) has 3 partitions (/dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sda3), each containing a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate (restored from a Clonezilla partition image). Using an Ubuntu ...
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How Can I reinstall 64 bit ubuntu over 32 bit

I installed 32 bit ubuntu on my vista because it ran 32 bit windows however with 3 gigs of ram I think I can push the 64 bit. My pc is freezing a lot which it never did with vista. How can I wipe ...
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Invalid ROM Contents - new install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a CD over Windows Vista. I recently had a GPU failure on this machine, and while I was experiencing those problems (that made the computer unusable) I ...
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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. ...
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Is it possible to turn the .ISO file into a .exe file?

I've downloaded Trusty (14.04) and it's an .iso file. I knew what I had to do, I got a thingy to mount the image (Slysoft to be precise) and mounted the .iso and up came the Ubuntu thing running ...
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I have just one big partition with windows loader in it… how to install Ubuntu alongside windows in that case?

I want to install Ubuntu on an old Windows Vista laptop. I need to maintain the Vista (yes, I know, it sucks), so I decided to create a partition alongside while installing it. But I don't know what ...
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Should I install 64-bit Ubuntu onto my 32-bit machine?

I own a Toshiba Laptop with the following details: AMD Turion X2 64 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz Processor 3 GB of RAM 32-bit Windows Vista Does this machine meet the requirements to run 64-bit ...
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NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'

Still same problem! Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 into Vista (amd64), landing at NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'. DL iso three times, md5 ok, and tried once as metalink (force-wubi). ...
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I have installed Ubuntu, but want to re-install windows Vista [duplicate]

I have found my experience of Ubuntu too demanding, and want to re-install Windows Vista. However, the installation disc says I need NTFS. When I then click the reformat option, I get an Error Message ...
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Install Ubuntu on HP Pavilion (Vista SP2) dv6397ea [duplicate]

I have got a ten-year old HP Pavilion dv6397ea running under Vista SP2, Intel Core2 CPU-t7200 2.00ghz with 2G RAM. My video adapter model is NVidia GEForce GO 7400. I have got many hardware problems ...
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How to install Ubuntu to Windows Vista with or without a usb?

I want to install the latest Ubuntu to my old Windows Vista but don't know which way to go about. I don't have a cd to do the live cd method but I do have a usb but I'm lost from there what should I ...
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Copy files from one partition to anoter

I have windows xp pc. I tried to install on it vista, and it went into a boot - loop. So I installed linux Ubuntu alongside vista and create a partition for the linux. How do I transfer files from the ...
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Dual boot upgrade [duplicate]

I asked: I have a dual-boot system with Windows Vista and Ubuntu 11.04. I'd like to upgrade the Ubuntu to 14.04 LTS. Can I do it? And how can I do it so that the Windows Vista partition remains ...
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Do Windows Vista programs work on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I purchased some old software that was made for Windows Vista. Will they work on Ubuntu? Will they work on Windows 7 or 8?
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New Ubuntu versions on older Compaq Presario [duplicate]

Does latest versions of Ubuntu work on older computers like a Compaq Presario that was preinstalled with Windows Vista
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Installing Ubuntu in C drive of windows, delete files from other drives?

I have 5 partitions of which c: is the windows partition which has nothing but windows installed. Other drives contain important files. So will installing ubuntu on C: drive and replacing windows, ...
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How to install along side vista [duplicate]

On a hp pavilion entertainment pc running windows vista have been unable to get it to boot from a usb drive.
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Failed installation of 14.04.01 LTS on upgrade from 12.04.01 LTS running on partition of Acer laptop with Windows Vista on separate partition

I've successfully run Ubuntu 12.04.01 on a partition on an older Acer laptop with Vista as the original OS, which still was accessible, until I, against my better judgment, acceded to the continual ...
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Trouble replacing dying vista with ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to replace my hardly working vista with ubuntu. I downloaded the 32 bit ubuntu from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop I got it as a comressed file. I decompressed it using winrar. i ...
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Windows Vista disappeared after installing Ubuntu10.10?

I had Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 160 GB HDD, 1GB RAM,INTEL DUAL CORE One of my friend told that UBUNTU is also a better OS and is an open source programme and u can use alternately both Ubuntu or ...
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Can I Install ubuntu 14.04LTS alongside Windows Vista? [duplicate]

Will Ubuntu 14 work alongside Windows Vista (on a PC), or do I need to choose Ubuntu 13 or 12 instead?
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Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try Ubuntu"...
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2 OS's at once on the same computer? [duplicate]

Is it possible to run Windows Vista on one hard drive and Ubuntu 14.04 on the other using the same computer?
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a blank dvd/cd/disk problems

I would like to install the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer alongside windows Vista. I downloaded the ISO file from the Ubuntu website. Then I formatted my empty / blank disc, and ...
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Dual boot problem; How to add Windows Vista on GRUB menu?

I have a Toshiba PSAARL - 03S004. I've installed my Window Vista on hard disk C, but there is no selection to boot into Window Vista on GRUB! I only can boot into Ubuntu server now! EDIT Result of ...
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Ubuntu won't appear on laptop startup

I've recently installed Ubuntu along with Windows Vista. So normally when the laptop is starting up it shows two options whether I want to log on Windows or Ubuntu. One day I shut down the laptop and ...