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Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu+Windows 8: Ubuntu won't show up

Yes, there are many posts on this site related to this problem especially this one and this one. But I'm still unable solve the problem. I disable fast boot and secure boot in Windows 8.1 and ...
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Can not boot Windows on Legacy BIOS after installing Ubuntu on UEFI

Long story short, I installed ubuntu while I was watching netflix and feeling very lazy, and may have lost all my windows 7 files. Quick summary: -Windows 7 was installed on Legacy bios and I ...
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I have Installed Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu 14.04 but Grub doesn't show option to boot windows 8.1

I have Installed windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu as ubuntu was previously installed and the I installed windows 8.1 now upon repairing grub it do not show me the option to boot windows 8, it only shows ...
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Need help booting into Windows

Needless to say I am fairly new to this. Here is the problem I have encountered. Was on Windows 7 and made a new partition for Ubuntu installation. After installing Ubuntu on the said partition I can ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Windows will not load - Loops prepairing to repair windows) Asus ROG G750JW

I have windows 8 on my first drive which is 1 TB and Ubuntu on the secondary drive which is 500 GB. I attempted installing grub2 and updating. (See pictures below to see partitions) I followed this ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I've tried reading around, but I haven't been able to find any solution that works for me. http://paste.ubuntu.com/7740463/
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28 views

Switch between Ubuntu and Windows in every restart to boot

Is it possible with/without edit Ubuntu Grub boot file or any way that select another OS to boot from it in every restart? I mean when I boot from Ubuntu/Windows for first time and I restart ...
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After install grub boot loader does not show

I' m having some trouble finalizing my Ubuntu setup. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 7 Acer, K95V and I just can't get to the boot loader. The current situation is that it just boots up ...
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I have a CD to upgrade to windows 8.1. Is it safe? [duplicate]

I brought a CD to upgrade my windows 7 to 8.1 pro, I use windows 7 alongside ubuntu on my PC. So if I proceed with the upgrade will the GRUB get damaged or only the windows 7 erases and 8.1 gets ...
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cant boot windows 8 or ubuntu!

I 've recently bought a laptop with windows 8 and can't stand it. Though I need to keep it for some software I use at work.. I was advised to install ubuntu and have it set as dual boot. One ...
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1answer
31 views

GRUB remains on drive after formatting , cant boot from cd/usb [duplicate]

I am trying to install Windows 7 on an old system, which had Ubuntu 12.10 on it. I accessed the drive with a cradle and deleted the partitions off of it, then formatted it to NTFS (For Windows). ...
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grub rescue error… with Ubuntu not installed

When I started up my computer today, I got the following message: error: no such device: dad66471-5aec-4a42-ae06-18d4d003626a. grub rescue> I searched for this error, and it seems to be ...
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37 views

install Window 7 after Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

Can I install Window7 on an existing Ubuntu 14 laptop by shrinking the Ubuntu 14 partition, installing Windows 7 into the created freespace, and running Boot Repair to get the Grub boot menu with both ...
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Windows 7/8 crashes after “Starting Widnows” after installing ubuntu , or reinstalling grub. Pls help

I've been having this problem for more than a year now, after i install ubuntu (any release) on my windows 7 laptop and i try to start widnows , it would go upto "Starting Windows" along with the ...
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1answer
54 views

Grub Do not Load Dual Boot after ShutDown [duplicate]

I have Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 . When I shut down/restart the Ubuntu I get the the start screen but GRUB wont load . If I Go to BIOS and then goto save changes and exit , without ...
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1answer
109 views

Windows 8.1 not appearing in Grub2 after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have HP notebook which came with freeDOS (MBR partitioned with two primary partitions). I have installed Windows 8.1 in Legacy mode by creating another primary partition. Yes, in Legacy mode though ...
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1answer
42 views

Win 8.1 won't boot

I have read alot about dual booting ubuntu and windows, but I have not seen an answer to my situation. I have an HP G17 laptop. I removed the HD and put in a 240 GB SSD and installed Win 8.1. Works ...
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2answers
28 views

Can't read Ubuntu partition on Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Live CD, and it seemed to work. However, when I boot into Windows 8, it shows up as Unallocated space. When I use Gparted, it shows up properly. I wanted to use a ...
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Grub loader cant boot into WIndows 8 [duplicate]

So, I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto a Lenovo u510. However, I can't boot into the Windows partition from GRUB. Whenever I load to grub, it says: /EndEntire file path: /ACPI(... error: ...
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113 views

Installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS

On my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. Felt I needed to see the competition for myself to establish which was a better OS. So I followed the channels to dual boot. All seemed fine ...
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Truecrypted Windows 7 missing in Grub2 after upgrade

I have an encrypted dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu System and upgraded my Ubuntu today. Everything went smooth but my Windows is not shown in the Grub2-List anymore. Starting up I have the Truecrypt ...
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Attempted to dual boot with Windows and now can only run Ubuntu

Very recently, I decided to attempt to dual boot Ubuntu with my already installed windows 8. Everything worked perfectly, I manually set up disk partitions (this is all on 1 hard drive), and it loaded ...
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How to safely remove a Ubuntu-Windows dualboot? [duplicate]

I tried to do this one time before, but it completely failed. I wiped all of it's partitions, and reclaimed the partitions within Windows, however, that messed up GRUB and I couldn't get back the the ...
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Booting windows after installing linux [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo ideapad S510p. First I installed Windows 8 on it. Then Ubuntu 14.04. But after installing Ubuntu, I can't boot windows 8. I installed GRUB2 but I don't know how to configure it. What ...
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Deleted Xubuntu Partition, Windows Will now not boot [duplicate]

I deleted the Xubuntu partition, hoping it would just delete Xubuntu and everything would be fine. But now it still boots to grub, and will not boot to windows. I have no idea how boot to Windows, ...
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Dual booting linux and Windows 8.1

I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit iso and made a live pendrive using LinuxLive USB creator. I disabled Secure boot and Fast startup. When i boot from the pendrive, i get a GRUB to choose between ...
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Trying to boot from Windows CD goes to GRUB [closed]

I am trying to boot from disk using the Windows Installation CD, and I always get the GRUB menu. Here is the boot-repair. Is there any other information you would need? Booting from a GParted disk or ...
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1answer
314 views

GRUB / os-prober doesn't see Windows 8.1 partition

I have a 1 TB HDD with seven partitions, one ~600GB for Windows and one ~300GB for Xubuntu and a bunch of assorted system partitions taking the rest of the space. I recently overwrote my Xubuntu ...
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Can't enter windows after re-installing ubuntu 14 grub

I know there are a lot of threads with this problem, but still I can't find one that can actually help me. I was running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a dual-boot with the preinstalled windows 8.1 that came ...
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How to make windows 8.1 first boot priorty in gnu grub menu

I have dual boot of windows 8.1 and ubuntu 12.04. The problem is every time I turn on my netbook ubuntu will be the priority in the gnu grub menu. If I don't select windows it will automatically ...
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Grub doesn't load Windows after Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Today I wanted to play a game on windows but if I choose Windows 7 from the grub menu, the menu disappears and nothing else happenes. So I tried several things like run ...
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Cannot get grub to boot into Win 7

I've google searched heaps and tried all the options so far, but nothing seems to work. Windows 7 does not show up on the grub loader after installing Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried editing ...
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Ubuntu 14 desktop install failed and corrupted grub

Long story: Tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. 12 already installed. Dual boot system with Vista. Install failed. Now I cannot boot to either 14 or Vista. Grub rescue only prompt available. ...
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1answer
293 views

Can't boot in windows 8 after upgrade to 14.04

As advised I am asking here about my problem. After upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 I can't boot in windows 8.1. Right away after upgrade I noticed that few of my previous options are missing in grub. Then I ...
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Installing a partition of Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu

I originally had a laptop with Windows 8, but I wiped it and installed Strictly Ubuntu. However, I am realizing that there are some tasks that are better suited towards Windows. I was looking to Dual ...
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Unable to boot to windows [closed]

Context: Recently I've bought an SSD. Before that I had 2 HDDs; one being a 500GB drive with a W7 installation, and another 320GB Drive containing two partitions, one of which for storage (NTFS) and ...
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Windows removed from grub after installation of Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 flawlessly -- I'm happy with that. But when after several restart, I realized something was missing from my grub: It was my windows boot option How to make it appear ...
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Grub Legacy to GRUB2

i've spend couple of hours with this but with no results... I got Windows 8 and I installed ubuntu 13. Boot menu was showing, but when I tried to pick Windows 7 loader, I got 'disk read error ...
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ubuntu partition

A problem happened to my windows xp partition, I have also a ubuntu 10.10 partition. There were options to choose os when starting laptop. Because the problem is in XP partition, those options are ...
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Grub resue error insmod normal File not Found

I have a Dual Boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Using Disk Management in Windows, I deleted the Ubuntu partition, but when i restart my computer, I'm getting Grub Rescue Command. I Tried ls ...
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Ubuntu 'disappeared' on Windows 8.1 update

As I have a very poor internet connection, I have only recently been able to update to Windows 8.1. Up until then I had been using a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (13.04) where I was givent the ...
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Windows 8 not showing up after installing ubuntu alongside Windows

Okay so i installed ubuntu on my system which had Windows 8 pre-installed (Old comp so I'm sort sure it didn't have secure boot and UEFI). I used the "Install alongside windows" option which promised ...
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Installed Win8.1 installer with error to /dev/sdc1 Grub is removed and nothing boots [duplicate]

I installed Win 8.1 Enterprise trial installer to /dev/sdc1. Lubuntu 14.04 is on /dev/sdc2. The Windows USB/DVD Download Tool showedUnable to Run bootsect to Make The USB Device Bootable Error at ...
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1answer
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Unable to boot into windows after installing ubuntu alongside

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside my existing windows 7. But I do not get any option to boot into windows 7. I have tried to install a grub such that I now have a boot menu in which I ...
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Problem with Removing Grubx64 with Windows 8.1 UEFI

Everytime I boot up my computer I am encountered with the grub rescue shell and an error saying "no such device xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxx" The windows is preinstalled and is in EUFI mode most ...
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Grub takes forever to get to

So Grub takes about 15 seconds to get to, it will show a white underscore (_) and it will indent and go down a few lines and repeat this process about 3-4 times before it reaches Grub. Here is my ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, format the entire harddrive and install Windows 8.1 (SOLVED)

I'm stuck with my laptop as I explained here :Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in GRUB2 I can't find a solution. To resume: I have a Asus N53S with ubuntu 13.10 installed and Windows 8.1 but GRUB can't ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Home Premium x86, I burned the .iso image on a DVD after I had downloaded it. I restarted my computer, and I booted from the DVD. When I click on "Installing Ubuntu", first it ...