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Can't add Windows 10 to GRUB after installing Juno

I used to have my main disk with Elementary have Windows 10 (which is on a separate SSD) as an option on GRUB on Loki. I have just updated to Juno, but now I can't seem to add Windows 10 to the boot ...
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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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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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elementary OS Boot issue

Hi all. I'm having a common issue but can't find an applicable answer. I have Windows 10 and trying to add dual boot to elementary OS. I shrank and partitioned the drive as shown in the image ...
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Touch pad controls

Just installed Elementary on my laptop, switching from Win 10, and I was wondering if there was a way to enable touchpad controls such as swiping up to open multi-task view, swiping side to side to ...
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htop shows Ubuntu has up to 1.3GB of RAM even though PC has 32GB RAM; dual boot Win10 & Elementary OS

I have a Dell Precision 5510 with 32GB RAM which I set up to dual-boot (Win10, Elementary OS). The PC has 32GB of RAM but when running Elementary OS everything is SLOW! When I ran htop I saw that Mem ...
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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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How to install version 5.1 on Windows 10 VirtualBox

I am getting stuck on the screen where you tell Elementary that you want to install updates and third party software. I've tried with none of the options on the screen chosen, and it still gets stuck. ...
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Problem with installing Grub, after eOS installation.

so i was trying to install elementary OS Juno on my laptop Lenovo ideapad Y700-15 isk and i had problems with Grub installation after whole process which made me unable to boot up eOS. I had same ...
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Deleted elementaryOS and can’t boot Windows

I have deleted elementaryOS from Windows Disk Management and now I can’t boot into Windows anymore and Linux is gone. Getting grub error when booting.. I’ve still got a live elementary USB I can ...
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Dual Boot with Win7 on a RAID PC?

I have a HP DC7900 desktop PC with Intel RAID built into the drive controller (onboard RAID), set up as RAID 1 (mirroring) running Windows 7 Pro. I want to dual boot with Elementary OS as the primary ...
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Is the Surface Pro 7 supported?

I'm thinking about getting a Surface Pro 7 but want to continue using elementary OS. Did anyone try it on a Surface Pro 7 already. Of course, touchscreen needs to be working (but I think gestures ...
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Delays on startups and shutdowns (after removing swap partition)

Recently I have to delete my swap partition in order to install Windows 10 (install srceen said something 'bout having too much partition on my drive). Now every time I run elementary os or other ...
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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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I can't install windows. I can't boot the system with the Usb

I installed elementary os and i've disinstalled windows 10. I want to install windows 10, so i've burned the usb with the iso. When I boot the pc I can't choose the usb because it doesn't appear. My ...
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I lost my windows grub after dist upgrade

everybody. Recently I upgrade the OS using dist upgrade. Today I tried to start Windows and can't. I suspected to be some grub error, so I installed grub-customizer and confirmed that there's no ...
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Problems installing Elementary OS on Toshiba Satellite Pro C50A

I‘ve just got a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50A which came with Windows 10 pre installed. I‘m installing Linux onto this laptop for a friend who‘s technophobic, schizopjrenic, and on medication. One of ...
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Windows 10 not showing in grub after elementary OS installation

I had Windows 10 installed on my drive now I installed elementary OS on a separate partition on the same drive. Both are on EFI system. The grub menu is not showing any option to boot to Windows only ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition from windows 10 and Ubuntu dual system

After deleted the Ubuntu partition and restarted computer, I got this message: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else’s ...
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Installing Windows alongside elementary OS

I am fairly new to elementary OS and Ubuntu/Linux. I would like to install Windows alongside elementary OS and do a dual boot system. I have found some posts on it but they are older then two years ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows as Second Dual Boot

I'm running Elementary OS Loki as my main OS on my full hard drive. Previously I had Windows 10 on the laptop. I need Windows 10 for one or two apps that will not be stable in a Linux environment. (...
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I'm thinking of completely uninstalling Windows 10 and using Elementary OS full time but I have a couple questions

Will the Fn function keys be able to work fully? Also, I have a full 1080p HD display but its a bit peculiar. The screen will dim and brighten on dark/white backgrounds. I disabled this so it ...
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Can't mount Windows 10 Partition on Loki

I've searched before posting this. The top answer was kind of my problem. I formatted and fresh installed Windows 10 (1803 version) then made a partition and installed Elementary OS. Everything works ...
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Grub issue after installing Elementary alongside Windows 10

Asus Z97-A motherboard, secure boot off. Installing eOS on a dedicated SSD. Windows resides on another separate SSD. Other drives around which contain data. First install would copy the files then ...
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How to get HP laptop to boot rEFInd

I installed rEFInd after GRUB2.Then I ran bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\refind\shim.efi in Windows 10 and disabled secure boot to get it to boot into rEFInd.But when I booted into Windows 10 my ...
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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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Try to dual boot elementary OS with windows 10

Initial situation: - 1 x 120GB SSD (GPT) Windows partition - 1 x 500GB HDD (GPT) elementary OS partition As you can read in the title i try to achieve a dual boot setup with elementary OS and ...
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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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Windows 7 gets started automatically after installing elementary OS, I cannot see options to choose OS

Windows 7 gets started automatically even after installing elementary OS. In short I am not getting an option which OS I want to run/select.... windows 7 gets started automatically and I am non ...
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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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Dual-booted with Windows and I don't want Windows anymore

I dual-booted with Windows a while ago. Now I want to delete Windows (already did it) and make elementary take the rest of the hd without having to reinstall the system.
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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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Problems installing over Windows 10

Having some troubles installing Linux on my desktop computer, just wondering if anyone might be able to give me some sort of direction. Basically had a great experience with Linux, terrible one with ...
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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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Laptop display not recognized - Dual boot elementary and Windows 10

So I recently bought a laptop : i7-6700HQ 16Go DDR4 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 SSD 250Go HDD 2To It came without any installed operating system and I would like to run both Win10 and ...
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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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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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System time is not synced with windows

I have a triple boot operating systems with windows and two linux. each one of them are having different date and times. if I updated at one, then other two's values get messed up. How can I fix that?
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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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How do you Partition On Elementary to Install Windows?

I bought a brand new monitor and yet elementary won't recognize it. I'm planning to go back to Windows 8 but I need to partition the harddrive before doing so. What are the steps towards doing this so ...
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How to read commands from a text file [closed]

I would like to write some commands into one file and then I want the command line to read the file and do all commands inside the file. Step by step. For example: C:\Users> project1.exe < ...
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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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Can I swap the close bottons from left to right: Gnome

Just like this post I have been traditionally a windows user and would like to have my buttons on the right hand side. I couldn't find org.pantheon.desktop.gala.appearance button-layout but did have ...
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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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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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How to make disk Partition?

I was using windows 10, then I installed Linux Elementary OS. During the installation, I deleted my windows. Now my elementary is working fine, just I want to install windows back cause I have work ...