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    I am using Ubuntu after a BSOD error.

    I am using Ubuntu after a BSOD error. Ubuntu is awesome, I can access all my windows files, however, I need to access my programs on windows.
    Here's what happened-
    I accidentally changed permissions after getting a virus. I then tried to do a system restore and during that process the computer crashed. When I try to boot to windows in every possible mode, I am always left with the dreaded blue screen of death.

    Can anyone please help me resolve this issue?

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    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums.
    Please continue this discussion here only, your other thread has been deleted as a duplicate. You might have better luck with your problem on a Windows forum.
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    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocinante
    I can access all my windows files, however, I need to access my programs on windows.
    Hi and Welcome !

    Its not possible to execute installed Windows executable files in Ubuntu or any other Linux distro. You can access Windows Partitions and manage files in those partitions but can't execute installed programs.

    As MikeTbob suggested already, try Windows OS Forums. If you have any Linux related problem, we will be glad to help you.
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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    You might be able to install some of your Windows programs on Ubuntu using Wine, but as DC said, you cannot execute the copies that reside on the Windows partition. Some of the simpler executables can be copied over to Ubuntu and executed after you have given them execute permissions, and Wine will try to run them for you, but most won't work this way unless you install them from scratch using either an installer exe or msi file.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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