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Time wrong since dual-boot installation

I created an eOS live USB and set up a dual-boot partition so I can boot into Windows 10 or eOS. The problem is that the clock on Windows is one hour behind the real time whenever I boot into Windows. ...
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Prepare for dual-booting with Windows

I have a Lenovo Helix with Windows installed. I want to install elementary OS along side it. I have searched this subject and get different responses and to be honest I don't really understand what I'...
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Will upgrading to Windows 10 affect my dual-boot setup?

I'm not eligible, yet, to update to Windows 10, but I'm considering updating as soon as the update is available. As you might understand as a developer I use both OS's, but elementary OS is my main ...
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How can I install Windows (10, probably) alongside my existing elementary OS?

Note that this is not about installing elementary OS (I already have a functional system that I would like to keep). I simply want to install Windows alongside it. My laptop is 64 bit, and UEFI (I ...
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Can I install Freya alongside of Windows 7?

I am using windows 7 for my main works. now I am learning Freya gradually to move my entire things to Freya. But now, I am practicing with it. So, I want to install Freya alsongside Windows 7. How ...
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Is it possible to install Freya on a laptop with mixed-mode EFI and eMMC flash?

So I'm thinking about installing elementary on my ASUS X205TA netbook. It has several features that make it very difficult to get a working Linux installation going. Because of the lack of hardware ...
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What to do when elementary OS freezes?

What is the equivalent of Ctrl + Alt + Del from Windows on elementary? A keyboard short cut that gets special handling and will allow to unfreeze desktop environment / kill resource hogging processes. ...
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Laggy keyboard input on elementary OS compared to Windows 10

On my computer keyboard input has a 1> second delay compared to Windows 10 which has 0 delay. The computer is a Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E and it has always been like this
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Does elementary OS work inside Hyper-V?

I have a problem regarding installation elementary OS on virtual machine using Hyper-V I am green at using Linux, it is supposed to be my linux distro exclusively for Ruby(on Rails) development. I ...
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VBox Kernel driver not installed (rc=1908)

I am trying to install Win10 64-bit in VM using VBox. Here is error message when I try to start the VM for the first time, after allocating space and other settings: Kernel driver not installed (rc=...
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Can't access Windows 10 after dual boot

(First of all, I'm totally new to this) I've installed elementary OS alongside Windows 10 (shrinking the main partition of windows with a new empty partition of 100GB, and then installed Elementary ...
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How can I share my home folder between an elementary OS laptop and Windows 10 desktop?

I have a laptop with elementary OS Freya. I also have a desktop PC with Windows 10. My desktop PC is situated at my workplace, and sometimes I need to continue work after office closing time on my ...
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How can I make an installation USB for Windows 10 in elementary OS?

I have no problem with making Linux Live USBs, but how do I make an installation USB for Windows in GNU/Linux?
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Install alongside windows 10 UEFI

I noticed the latest version of Freya (0.3.2) has some fixes for GRUB and EFI. Yet I would like to know the right way to install it on dual boot with Windows 10. I've seen many tutorials with ...
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elementary OS disappeared. What should I do to prevent this again?

I booted up my computer and I went right to Windows. Normally, it boots asking me if I want to boot to elementary OS or Windows. I tried booting multiple times and manually tried to go to elementary ...
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How do I access files in my Windows Documents folder?

I have a dual boot system, with elementary OS & Windows 10. If I boot into elementary OS, I can see my Windows "Documents" folder on a drive when I open the "Files" app, but the drive & ...
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WiFi dropouts with router but not with mobile WiFi hotspot in elementary OS

Recently I dual booted my laptop HP Pavilion Notebook ab219tx with Windows 10 and elementary OS 0.3.2. At first it connected to my WiFi but poor signal and internet speed is also very slow even ...
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Windows no longer available in boot menu after installing elementary OS Freya

I installed elementary OS Freya from a LiveUSB (I didn't have to disable anything in the bios, I just pressed F12 and chose the USB option) after shrinking my Windows partition by 100GB. I allocated ...
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Can't mount Windows partition r/w anymore

After a recent crash (but recovery and correct reboot afterwards) of my Win8.1, Freya is no longer able to mount the NTFS partition. When I try that I get the error that Windows is in the suspended ...
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How to install elementary OS Freya using rEFInd

My computer currently has Windows 10 installed with secure boot ON and 100GB of unallocated space.The disk formatted as GPT and CSM off in firmware settings. Now I would like to install elementary OS ...
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My keyboard is not working on elementary OS [closed]

My built in type cover is not working on Freya (0.3.2) running on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.But my trackpad works perfectly. Both keyboard and trackpad work when using Windows 10 Pro.
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Dual-boot with Windows 10 [duplicate]

Installed Windows 10 normally in UEFI and then Elementary OS Freya. During installation I have created swap and root partitions. Now I can't get GRUB to show up. What I've done to try to fix this ...
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Make Win + ↓ minimize the current window

When using Windows (10) I can press Win+↓ to minimize the current window. In elementary OS freya I cannot do it and instead it opens the virtual desktops
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Install Elementary's desktop on Bash for Windows

I'm using this open source to boot to a linux desktop straight from my Windows LogonUI, using the WSL. My preferred linux desktop is of course elementary. How do I install elementary's desktop on my ...
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How to re-install windows without breaking my eOS

I would like to install Windows 10 in my second partition, but I don't want to break my ElementaryOS install. I have all ready break my windows install (yesterday) so I don't want to make mistakes. ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 with elementary OS

I have elementary OS (Freya) installed on my system, as the only OS, but now I will like to also install Windows 10 and make the system dual boot, I do not want to loose my files or settings on the ...
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The grub-pc package failed to install into /target after installtion [duplicate]

After installing elementary OS at the end I got an error. My laptop originally had dual-boot with windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. I decided to replace Ubuntu 14.04 with elementary OS Freya, so I cleared ...
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Choosing os at startup

If I install elementary OS on my pc alongside with Windows 10 by creating partitions manually, will I be able to choose what OS I wanna boot at computer startup?
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After dual boot with Win10, Elementary shows no gui

Just did a dual boot with Win10 + Elementary. I see the grub2 menu. When i select elementary os it takes me further and I'm greeted with a black screen. I figure the gui failed. I can switch to ...
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Hard drive not seen by elementary's installer

This is similar to this question. While trying to install elementary OS as a dual boot to existing Windows, the elementary's installer does not "see" the target HDD: It can only see an external HDD (...
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Unable to boot into Windows

I'm new to Elementary. Initially I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along with Windows 10. I wanted to remove Ubuntu and install Elementary OS. So, my friend ran sudo rm -rf / --no-preserve-root and then it ...
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Loki 0.4.1 and replacing Windows help

I have a new Alienware 13 r3 and it came pre-loaded with Windows 10. I read that Loki 0.4.1 supports everything on this Alienware model perfectly. Touch screen included. I'm looking to learn c# and ...
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"Installer crashed" during install process on a dual boot UEFI Windows 8.1 64-bit laptop

I've encountered a couple of problems whilst trying to install Elementary OS alongside my existing Windows 8.1 installation. I've resolved one but hit a wall with the other. I really appreciate any ...
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Additional windows of an application open in wrong display

I'm using elementary os with a dual display setup. Following is the arrangement. Let's say there's a Firefox window opened in the bottom screen. Then we click on some link and another Firefox window ...
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elementary OS as Xen host?

I've been considering running elementary OS as my primary OS instead of Windows, but I do have a couple of questions regarding virtualization (or even dual-booting). Let's put this into context, I've ...
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Elementary 6.1 will not allow dual boot, wipes entire disk

I've tried on three different machines but every time Elementary doesn't give the option to install alongside windows. When I try to install windows after installing Elementary windows doesn't ...
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hera to odin, on windows surface 6 dual boot

I would like to erase hera and install odin on top of it. I cannot use the erase and install option as it seems to erase all partitions on the disk and would erase windows data. When using custom ...
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Resume from suspend causes reboot

I recently stuck a second hard drive with Windows 10 installed in my system. Ever since, suspend is not working correctly in Elementary OS. The computer appears to suspend normally, but when I wake it ...
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USB doesn't t boot in UEFI mode

I downloaded the ISO from the official website, I installed it on the USB with Rufus, in GPT for UEFI, with FAT32. I already checked the ISO SHA256. When trying to boot it, it does nothing, does not ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after installing ElementaryOS 5.1

I have some experience setting up Windows Linux Dual boot, but unfortunately yesterday I ran into a problem. The grub menu does not have Windows 7 on it, and I don't know how to get it on there. I ...
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cant boot into windows after dual booting elementary OS hera

I am new to linux and decided to check out elementary OS,I carried out a dual boot by shrinking my hard drive,deleted one of my recovery partition(100mb) and creating an extended partition where I ...
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Bluetooth problem everytime I switch between ElementaryOS / Windows 10

Whenever I switch I get problems with bluetooth. It's not the problem with pairing, I copied my bluetooth devices keys from Windows to Elementary so I resolved problem with pairing devices every OS ...
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Cannot boot to bootcamp Windows10 without usb

I have a Macbook pro early 2015 with bootcamp Windows 10. I have installed elementary os to usb flash drive and it boots up via bootcamp windows disk option via GNU Grub. However, now, Windows does ...
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How to add more space to the elementary OS partition from the Windows one?

I dual boot elementary with Windows 10 on my laptop. When I was installing the OS, it let me choose how much space to get off of the Windows 10 drive but now that space is running low and I want to ...
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Messed up my first install, any tips for the next try?

I have just tried to install elementary as a dual boot alongside windows 10 on my new XPS 15 and it was a bit of a train crash. After some issues with Dell specifically, see here - elementary install ...
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Pantheon-files asks me for a password to access unprotected SMB shares

I used the right-click menu on a Windows 10 computer in order to share a folder on my local network. I set that share to "Everyone" and also disabled password-protected sharing via the Windows Control ...
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Can elementary Loki be added to MS Active Directory?

Can elementary Loki be added to MS Active Directory using something like Centrify?
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UEFI dual boot won't dual boot

I have a work laptop that had an encrypted partition with Windows 7 and I wanted to dual boot it with Loki. I installed Loki, but during the installation process it told me that I couldn't install it ...
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Installation Problem [duplicate]

I know how to install Ubuntu along side Windows,but I do not know how to install Elementary OS alongside Windows So,Guys Please Help Me Tell Me If the installation for dual booting Ubuntu with ...
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Dual boot, elementary OS not detecting windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot on my laptop Win 10 and elementary OS on the same SSD. The problem is when I go to install elementary OS (something else option) my Win 10 partition doesn't appear so I cannot ...
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