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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ubuntu installation alongside vista to uninstall vista later [duplicate]

if I decide to install ubuntu alongside vista, in order to try it first, can I disintall vista afterwards?
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Ubuntu 14 desktop install failed and corrupted grub [duplicate]

Long story: Tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. 12 already installed. Dual boot system with Vista. Install failed. Now I cannot boot to either 14 or Vista. Grub rescue only prompt available. ...
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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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Grub2 and Windows 7 & Vista

I would like to triple boot... don't ask why ;-)... I have Ubuntu 13.10 and ghost copy of W7 and Vista installation. Would like to be able to boot all three OS from the same partition. The problem ...
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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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Looking to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 with Vista (Vista installed first) on Toshiba Equium A210-1AS

First things first, I already have a partition to install Ubuntu on. The laptop is a Toshiba Equium A210-1AS with Vista and Windows 8.1. I want to take 8.1 off and install Ubuntu instead. I know how ...
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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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window vista 32 bit installation [duplicate]

I am a not a computer geek, so I probably think this is dumb questions.. I have a vista 32 bit and trying to install Ubuntu, When I run the file with iso player, it said that I need to reboot PC and ...
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which ubuntu instead of vista

I have a Dell Studio 1735 laptop which came with Windows Vista Home premium 32bit. I have been impressed today with a friends laptop running Ubuntu, am I able to run it on my laptop? Do I need to ...
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How do i revert back to windows vista from ubuntu 12.10 on a Packard Bell laptop [duplicate]

I bought the laptop on ebay and i dont have any discs for ubuntu or windows vista. The stickers on the laptop indicate the factory settings as having vista installed. Pressing Alt and F10 at startup ...
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How do I remove Windows Vista off my Ubuntu laptop? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed as a dual boot and I no longer want Windows Vista on my laptop. What is the easiest way to remove Vista from Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu live cd wont boot from OLD machine

i trying to install ubuntu 12.04.3 on a (not super old) old laptop. When i boot from the cd it just displays a black screen with a _ blinking at the top. I have installed ubuntu before but this has ...