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How do I fix my Windows 10 USB not booting?

I've been trying to install Windows for a while now. I managed to get a bootable USB which works with other PCs but my computer wouldn't boot it. Sure, it would show the Windows logo but it would for ...
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Configuration of GRUB-Files after Installing Elementary OS on secondary disk besides windows

As the title says I installed most recent elementary os on my pc. Unfortunately it was very complicated. The setup before installation: Windows 10 was running on sda1, on sdb2 I have a 3tb disk to ...
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XRDP - Elementary OS from Windows 10

Infact i wanted to connect to elementary os from windows 10 using xrdp. But im unable to do, as soon as I login in the xorg screen, remote session cuts by itself. Here's what i get from the logs. ...
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This is not a question , but a solution for a previous one [unable to mount drives rw]

for those who are desperate of mounting their ntfs drives read and write , and dual booting aside win 10 , Read this : I know that this may sound simple and weired , but I installed elemntary OS as a ...
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Second monitor shows black screen or poor quality image

When I try to connect a monitor to the laptop it either shows a black screen or a poor quality image. By poor quality I mean discoloration and some static at the outer left and right sides. The black ...
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Dual Boot Elementary OS and Windows 10 Problem

I have a problem dual booting elementary with Windows 10. After installing Elementary Os and automatic restart after installation to setup elementary os it boots up and after showing logo, it shows ...
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Dual-boot not working after update Windows 10

I'am beginner in these things. I had dual-boot systems Windows 10 and Elementary OS. A day Microsoft suggest me update its O.S Windows 10, I agree. After update my computer always starts with windows ...
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Can't get GRUB menu after installing elementary OS on Windows 10 machine

Trying installing Elementary OS linux distro as dual boot on my xps 13 Inspiron 2in1. I followed all the steps in this post (https://www.dell.com/support/article/pt-br/sln301754/como-instalar-ubuntu-...
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Windows 10 no longer boots after dual installing elementary OS

I'm quite new to the linux world. I installed elementary OS alongside win10 on the same ssd in different partitions. While installing I created a swap- home and efi partition. after a while, I tried ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...