Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro, on a completely separate partition from the main Windows 8 partition. I took the same steps I normally do to dual boot on other machines, but now when I start the machine, instead of giving me options to use either OS, it jumps right into Ubuntu. How can I boot back into Windows 8?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

So I fixed it... I restarted and spammed esc until Grub2 showed up. At the bottom of the list is "Secue Boot". I selected that and it brought me into the UEFI, where I made it only allow secure OSs. It restarted, said the default OS (Ubuntu) was not secure, and booted into Windows.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.