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Will upgrading to Windows 10 affect my dual-boot setup?

While your other operating system will be intact, updater will install new windows loader and you will have to restore your grub. Meaning that you should have linux live CD / usb at hand to restore ...
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Time wrong since dual-boot installation

Windows sets the BIOS clock to the local time while Linuxes (so elementary OS as well) sets to UTC by default. You can set the hardware clock time standard through the command line. To change this ...
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Can I install Freya alongside of Windows 7?

How can I install Freya? Whether I need any unused partition to use it on Freya. or it will use the Windows 7 partitions. Backup Data Step 1: Getting Prepared: Install windows first. (Since you ...
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Prepare for dual-booting with Windows

Recommended System Specifications for elementary OS : Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor 1 GB of system memory (RAM) 15 GB of disk space Internet access Download ...
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How can I install Windows (10, probably) alongside my existing elementary OS?

It is a bit tricky. Once you install Windows alongside with Linux (or vice versa) you will mess up GRUB. So, the way I do it, and it is REALLY EASY, is: 1- Install the OS that you want. Don't mind ...
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Make Win + ↓ minimize the current window

If you go into System Settings --> Keyboard, you should be able to change the shortcut for minimizing the current window. If you change it to a shortcut that's already in use (such as Win+↓), the old ...
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How do I remove elementary OS and put Windows back on?

Try using OS Uninstaller if Windows is installed (dual boot).This will remove elementary OS from you hard drive.A tutorial can be found on the Ubuntu Wiki at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OS-...
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How to get HP laptop to boot rEFInd

I recommend that you first disable automatic boot repair from a console in Windows: bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled No Try now if that has solved your problem. If not, you may have to ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 10 affect my dual-boot setup?

I just upgraded by replacing my Windows 7 install with Windows 10 (I couldnt just upgrade; long story). I have 3 drives in my setup: 2 for elementary OS and 1 for windows, grub is installed on the ...
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What to do when elementary OS freezes?

Not sure, if your system freezes completely, or if it's "just" the desktop. In case you are very new to linux and didn't already know: Try switching to a Terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 or ...+F2 (...
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Does the installation process automatically create a new partition?

Depending on your partitioning and already installed operating systems you will be presented by several options from installer. If there is free space and you already have another operating system ...
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Making it work more like Windows

Just install Elementary Tweaks. Here you can learn how to install it. With that, you can set the double-click behaviour and the location of the window control buttons. Once installed, go to the ...
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Does elementary OS work inside Hyper-V?

Linux did not work in Hyper V for UEFI installations until very recently. You should find that elementary OS Freya works with legacy mode enabled, or that Loki works as intended.
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Does elementary OS work inside Hyper-V?

Yes it can work with gen 2. Before starting VM go into settings -> security. Disable secure boot and save it. Start your VM and go install.
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elementary OS disappeared. What should I do to prevent this again?

OK, so the problem is with GRUB. It didn't installed properly during the installation. Why can't you see Linux partitions inside of Windows? Windows does not support ext4 out of the box. ext4 is the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 with elementary OS

Read this post here: install windows after installing ubuntu This post has good explained answers on how to solve your problem. These answers will also work for elementary as both uses GRUB.
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Laggy keyboard input on elementary OS compared to Windows 10

Is it possible that the Slow Keys option has somehow gotten turned on? You can find this option in the "Universal Access" section of settings.
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Install alongside windows 10 UEFI

You should be able to just click "Install alongside Windows", without the need for boot repair or any other modification. It's what I did on my most recent installation.
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Install Windows 7 and erase Elementary OS

It's definitely possible to restore Windows 7 and remove Elementary. You'll need a Windows 7 restore disc to do so. One might have come with your computer. If you don't have one, you can create one: ...
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How can I make an installation USB for Windows 10 in elementary OS?

WinUSB can do that. It is a bit buggy but it gets the job done. UNetBootin used to be able to do it too, but I'm not sure if it still works. If both these options don't work, you could install a ...
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Does elementary OS work inside Hyper-V?

When creating the VM you will be asked to pick the Generation. Generation 1 will work perfectly. Generation 2 will work IF after you have created the VM using the wizard, you go into the settings of ...
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I'm thinking of completely uninstalling Windows 10 and using Elementary OS full time but I have a couple questions

I can't speak to your specific issues, but Windows driver issues made me switch to elementary OS. I went from several major, unresolvable issues to just a few minor annoyances without needing to do ...
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How to re-install windows without breaking my eOS

The Windows installation process generally does mess with Grub, the Linux bootloader. One way to prevent such issues is to install Windows in a virtual machine such as VirtualBox. This answer has ...
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Install Elementary's desktop on Bash for Windows

You should try to install the elementary-desktop package sudo apt-add-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/os-patches sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-...
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Can I create a MacBook install image on a Windows 10 PC?

Yes. The elementary OS installation instructions are available here. I recommend using Balena Etcher to flash the ISO on to the USB. When you go to boot from the USB, you'll need to press and hold the ...
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Can't access Windows 10 after dual boot

ok I've done boot-repair from a live-usb and now in the grub menu i've these options to choose. What do i have to do in order to access to Windows? Also i think i've forgotten to disable Secure Boot ...
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Is it possible to install Freya on a laptop with mixed-mode EFI and eMMC flash?

The X205TA it's a really nice notebook. I think you should try this link ubuntu-16.04-install-asus-x205ta, reading some info on the web looks like this can work. Edit: right now I'm runnin the live ...
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Additional windows of an application open in wrong display

This happens because of main display is the one which is with the white start in it. It's possible to choose any display as the main display by clicking on the star. This is hard to miss. But I missed ...
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WiFi dropouts with router but not with mobile WiFi hotspot in elementary OS

HP has recently been using only one antenna on a wireless card with two connectors. Larry Finger with some help from Realtek came up with the solution sudo apt-get install git linux-headers-generic ...
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Install Windows 7 and erase Elementary OS

Of course it is possible Niklas and that too without any trouble., but since this is very newbie question, I would advise you to look into and understand the differences that all linux based ...
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