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I have a pre-installed W8 laptop, and since I had always had no trouble dual-booting Ubuntu with my older laptops, I saw no reason why I'd have trouble now. However, I see that W8 is giving Linux users a bit of trouble.

Anyway, I made an Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit DVD, booted from the DVD, installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside W8 (creating a partition for Ubuntu through the installer), and it said it completed successfully.

My laptop only boots to W8. No hint of Ubuntu. I read that turning of secure boot, running boot-repair in Ubuntu, and a few other methods might fix this, but I also read of so many users not being able to boot back into W8.

I decided I'm not cut out for this and will just keep my laptop how it is - running Windows just fine.

I'm willing to sacrifice that partitioned harddrive space, but is there going to be any issue in my foreseeable future with my laptop like this? I would delete the Ubuntu partition, but I read about some people then having trouble since the GRUB menu replaced the windows boot manager. Are there any precautionary measures I should take to ensure I have no trouble running W8?

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marked as duplicate by karel, Seth Apr 16 '14 at 20:26

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The issues should all be addressed in the question above. Thanks! – Seth Apr 16 '14 at 20:27

1> Backup all your data and keep win8 recovery disk handy. 2> boot into ubuntu live cd and do a simple os-prober in terminal 3> does it show win8? If yes, then follow this link

else there might be a risk factor. If u r not willing to risk your win8 partition, then simply delete the ubuntu partition from disk management to reclaim back your hard disk .space

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