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Installing elementary OS on XPS 15 9550 with Intel SSD in dual boot Windows 10

Hi everyone I'm trying to get elementary to run on my new laptop a Dell XPS 15 9550 with a 500GB SSD with Windows 10 already installed. First it got always stuck in the elementary logo screen but by ...
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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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Making it work more like Windows [closed]

I appreciate it's not Windows, so please don't shoot me down, but after using Windows for 20 years, and trying Linux numerous times, it's never gotten anywhere close, except now, with elementary. It ...
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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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Make elementary OS freya boot in 20 seconds

My laptop is dual-booting Windows 10 and elementary OS.Windows 10 boots to the desktop (Chrome opens instantly) in just 20 seconds (including POST which is only 1 sec) while elementary OS Freya takes ...
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How do I remove elementary OS and put Windows back on? [closed]

I don't want elementary OS on my computer anymore and just want Windows on it. How do I remove elementary OS and wipe the hard drive to put Windows back on via a USB?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install Windows 7 and erase Elementary OS [duplicate]

I would like to try to use only Elementary OS for my dayli worklow, so I want to erase disk and insall Elementary OS. But just for safety reasons: Is it possible to install Windows 7 after that? Best ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Does the installation process automatically create a new partition?

Does the installation process shown in elementary OS webpage automatically create a new partition?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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'...