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I've been wanting to install Ubuntu on my Ativ Smart PC because it's really slow with windows, so I was hoping for a bit better speed with Linux. The problem is that it simply won't let me install Ubuntu.

I've tried a lot of different things, including trying to boot up a LiveUSB (Both x86 and x64). It's a Windows 8 computer and I've turned secure-boot off. This PC seems to hate anything other than Windows booting, when i try to boot the LiveUSB it loads up but i get this error every single time:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

  1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
  2. Choose your language settings, then click "next".
  3. Click "Repair your computer".

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \ubuntu\winboot\mubildr.mbr

Status: 0xc000000f

info: the application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or containing errors

It won't even let me boot up formatters so i could erase everything off the HDD, so I'm really lost here. Help??

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