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Multiboot problem with windows 8.1

I installed Ubuntu along with windows 8.1. After installation when i started the pc without showing boot menu it directly boot to windows. Then i booted from linux live cd and installed boot-repair ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 7 after Kubuntu installation

Ive recently got this new system and have installed Windows and Kubuntu on it. It has an SSD and a normal HDD. I'm using the SSD for booting and HDD for file storage etc. I installed Windows 7 first ...
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Windows 10/Ubuntu Dual Boot (Ubuntu unable to detect existing OS)

So I got a used Laptop a month ago an planned to set it up for my own use. I wanted to set up Windows 10 and Ubuntu on it but have not been able to do so. I would be mention below what I have tried so ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu - Windows 10 | Can't switch back to windows

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 in dual-boot with windows 10. So far so good, but when I wanted to return to the windows I saw that I didn't have that option. Critical Notes: I can't access ...
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GRUB dual boot won't load after using Windows

So I have Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop installed with a dual boot of Windows 7. One day I used Windows and installed some big programs (Maya and Unity), the next day after starting the computer, the BIOS ...
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Recovering Files

Recently, I got a virus on my computer. I took it to an IT guy, and he had to backup all my files, factory reset the computer, and then put them back on again. Due to issues with windows ...
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How to handle GRUB configuration on a multi booted system?

I just finished changing the boot order for GRUB2. I have three operating systems installed on the computer. I have Windows 8.1, Ubuntu Linux 15.04 and Mint Linux 17.2. I followed Marve's answer here: ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows (legacy mode)

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My computer works only with Legacy mode (can't boot Windows when switched to UEFI). When I boot from usb with Ubuntu it says "This computer ...
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Ubuntu File system / Partition / Dual boot

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my hp laptop along with Windows 7. I had already installed win7 and I was trying to install Ubuntu. First - option "Install alongside with ...
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How can I copy my ubuntu from HDD to external usb Hard drive

I have Ubuntu installed on my HP G7000 laptop and I would like to copy files from my internal hard drive to USB hard drive, so I could Install Windows to my computer, but still be able to use Ubuntu. ...
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Possible to backup contents of boot partition, format it and copy contents back to it?

I am trying to install Windows 8 on an iMac (mid 2010 model). The iMac already has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it which I intend to keep. So basically I would like to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. ...
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Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know if when I install Ubuntu and keep Windows I can Delete windows later. My English is not the best one, so I´ll be grateful is you use easy words.
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How to fix/diagnose this problem: outlook.com does not load in Linux (all browsers)?

Same machine. If boot with Windows 7, outlook.com loads, any browser, I use Firefox most of the time. If boot with Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits), outlook.com does not load, blank page, no error ...
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Do I need to reformat? Win 8 > Dual Boot > Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently am running Windows 8, and want to set up a dual boot with Ubuntu, but I don't want to have to reformat and lose all my Windows files and settings. How do I go about setting up my first ...
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Unable to access BIOS menu after installing Windows 8

After installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode I can no longer access the BIOS menu. I have tried different solutions to access the BIOS menu but I was unsuccessful. I want to switch to Ubuntu but the live ...
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Install Ubuntu on another HDD

I have a Windows machine with 360gb HDD. Now I have bought another 599gb HDD and I wish to install Ubuntu on it. I have connected both my HDD in my CPU cabinet. I have created a bootable pendrive as ...
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Want to increase disk space for Ubuntu (I have installed is along windows 7) [closed]

vishal@vishal-ThinkPad-T430:~$ ls -al /dev/sda* brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 0 Jul 24 11:44 /dev/sda brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 1 Jul 24 11:36 /dev/sda1 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 2 Jul 24 11:36 /dev/sda2 ...
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thinking to Dual boot a pc with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 which OS to install first for easy installation of the second [duplicate]

Which OS to install first so that I can install the second one without a lot of mess. i have heard that installing windows 10 first makes installation of ubuntu not so easy.
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how to get windows back on grub menu [duplicate]

I had wubi installed on my pc with Windows 7 and recently I removed wubi and the partition I had my wubi installed (I removed wubi because I had installed Ubuntu on a separate partition as a dual ...
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An interesting case of Dual Boot Shenanigans. (dell inspiron 7000)

So, my harddrive recently went bust under warranty. As such, Dell shipped me a replacement. And a USB stick containing a full windows 8 installation and repair media. In the land of OEM installs and ...
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Explain dual booting and installing on another internal hard drive?

Can somebody explain the difference between dual booting ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8, and installing ubuntu on another internal hard drive? And how you would do this? I'm a relatively new ubuntu user ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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ASUS Zenbook BIOS only boot

Scratching my head here on this one... Brand new Asus Zenbook UX305FA, came with Win 8 installed--upgraded to Win8.1, then to Win 10 prelim; dual boot with Ubuntu 15.10; I've had absolutley no ...
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How to install 15.04 in not UEFI mode

I've got Windows 8.1 installed in not UEFI mode. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04, the problem is that my usb stick wouldn't boot. The only way I got it to boot my USB stick was turning my BIOS to ...
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How do I go from Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows? [duplicate]

I bought a Dell laptop used, and it had Ubuntu 14.04 on it, but I prefer Windows. I noticed that there was a sticker on the corner of my laptop that said "Windows Vista Basic" and another one that ...
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creating swap partition, convert primary partitions to logical

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop which already has got windows 8 installed in it. I had a 30GB free space and I allocated 29 out of that 30 as primary partition for Ubuntu. I wanted to ...
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Delete one of the OS via Ubuntu

I'm currently running on dual boot (win 7 and ubuntu). I'd like to know how to delete my Windows 7 OS using ubuntu
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“The disk drive for /media/ext-hdd is not ready yet or not present” is shown every boot time

I used ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 as dual boot. windows was in sda2 drive. I removed windows and sda2 drive became empty which was not writeable. I was able to write in that drive following this. ...
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How to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I replaced my CD/DVD with a 2nd HDD using an HDD/SSD IDE to SATA adapter rack. I would like to know if i can have these configuration: Windows 8.1 licensed on first hardisk Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the ...
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Re-installing OS's, best order?

So I was going to take this weekend to throw in another SSD and install Ubunutu on it. But Windows (Win 7) has been acting up lately, so I was thinking I was going to go ahead and reinstall Windows ...
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Dual boot into ubuntu with windows boot manager?

Noob here, please bear with me. I installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on a separate partition of size 10GB and formatted it to ext4 during installation. Now it is not visible through windows. The installation ...
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cant boot to windows after installing ubuntu 15.04

okzz this is what happened.. i was earlier using windows 8.1 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04, updated it to 15.04.. there was some bug after i updated it (desktop went all black after i updated it, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 along side Windows 8.1

I have a 120 GB SSD in my laptop, and it runs windows 8.1 (not preinstalled). I have countless times dual or triple-booted the laptop when I ran Windows 7. Now I want to dual-boot it with Win 8.1 and ...
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Can I clone a 1TB hard drive with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to a sshd on a laptop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and will upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 this afternoon. I was curious while looking at hard drives and was seeing that SSHD drives are the perfect mix of hard drive and solid state ...
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Installing Ubuntu on main HDD drive together with Windows 8. To boot Ubuntu from disk-on-key

Despite the abundance of dual-boot issues lying in the World Wide Web, I decided to create the new topic with my specific question. I have a laptop Asus K55V + UEFI + 500Gb HDD + Windows 8 upgraded ...
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Repair Grub after Clonezilla

I installed an partition image (Ubuntu 14.04) from another computer to my computer (previously Ubuntu 12.04) using clonezilla. The system partition on the other computer was sda1 and on my computer ...
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Install Ubuntu in a second drive and grub in the primary one

I currently have 2 HD's: 120Gb SSD - Used by the existing Windows 7 OS 2Tb HDD - Here I have the user folder and all the programs. I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my PC, but I would like to make a ...
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Cant start Ubuntu from dvd device

I am a long time user of Ubuntu and I'm trying to get it runnning on this pc with preloaded windows 8.1 I have disabled secure boot and dealt with UEFI, when I enter the BIOS I have moved CD/DVD boot ...
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messed up my boot/efi, couldn't boot into anything, now boot repair is not working either

i "accidentally" messed up the boot/efi folder when i was trying to replace it with one i had copied earlier(stupid I know) When i rebooted the computer i could not boot into ubuntu 14.04 nor windows ...
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How to delete both partitions from grub-rescue screen?

I'll go into deep details so you can understand what's going on exactly. I've been using Ubuntu and I wanted to experience different distros. On my PC, it wasn't dual-booted, I had only Ubuntu and ...
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My dualboot windows 8.1 ubuntu is not working

I'm trying for 2 weeks to install ubuntu on dual boot with my brand new G551 asus windows 8.1 and I don't succeed. I succeeded to install Ubuntu but I can't boot to there, I've no grub who shows up ...
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Boot in UEFI mode

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on a pendrive in legacy mode. I can use it to boot my desktop and tablet in legacy mode, but not UEFI. Is there any way to make it bootable in UEFI mode? For example, ...
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Installed Ubuntu on partition. Can't Boot windows 7 anymore

I am running Windows 7 on my computer since I built it but a few days ago I was inspired to also try out Ubuntu. I managed to get Ubuntu installed a seperate partition and its running fine. The ...
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Will Ubuntu format my external hard drive?

I am using a Toshiba Canvio Connect 2TB Portable Hard Drive on my Microsoft Windows 7 laptop. Also, I am testing Ubuntu Desktop by running it from my flash drive. I am planning to later dual boot ...
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Backup one internal drive to another internal drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 that came preinstalled with Windows 8.1. I decided to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows and till the last week it was working perfectly. But, since yesterday I am unable to use ...
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Windows and Ubuntu as dual boot and when partitions should be primary and logical?

I have two drives 80GB and 500GB, I want to use 80GB for Windows 8.1 and 500GB drive for ubuntu 14.04LTS. I read lot of forums/tutorials, but I am confused someone using Primary for Swap, Root and ...
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Windows refuses to come out of hibernation after installing Ubuntu in dual-boot

I have a question about dual boot: my laptop is SVE15128CGB. I have just installed Ubuntu 14.0 together with Windows 8.1. And after finishing the installation, I have used Ubuntu normally, but when I ...
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How to delete and merge old version of Ubuntu with latest 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on window boot of already dual booted system, but it still boot in start from old Ubuntu. full explanation. I had dual boot of window 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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Installing Ubuntu server alongside Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 LTS

My current configuration: Dual boot with GRUB for Win 7 and Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 LTS. Running fine with options to got Win 7 or Ubuntu. Installed Ubuntu Studio after this. Running fine with option ...
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How to dual boot fresh install windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 with a BIOS?

I'm currently installing windows 8.1 on my laptop to take up the whole partition. While that's being set up I want to see how I can dual boot ubuntu 14.04 LTS with it. My computer has a BIOS so UEFI ...