An operating system from the Windows NT family of operating systems from Microsoft, released in 2012 and the successor of Windows 7. Introduced UEFI as a replacement for legacy firmware/BIOS and required computer manufacturers to enable the "secure boot" feature.

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unable to boot ubuntu after refreshing windows 8

Ubuntu was installed in disk H and windows 8 in disk C. Now, I refreshed windows 8 and I am not able to get the option to boot to ubuntu when I start my laptop.
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windows hibernation mount isssues, attempting to reset lost password [duplicate]

to make a long story short, I've lost a sheet of paper that had a password that i changed. i am attempting to use Ubuntu to reset the password. I've seen various instructions to do this, as well as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.01 doesn't boot on Toshiba after wiping out Windows 8

New laptop (Toshiba Satellite) with windows 8 installed. Wiped out windows 8. Disabled Secure boot UEFI mode Ran Boot-repair. results: (http://paste.ubuntu.com/9837456/) Reboots back to trying to ...
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Cannot connect to internet running Ubuntu 14.04 using VirtualBox on my MSI GT60 - Windows 8.1 x64

I'm unsure if I am asking this question in the right place so please refer me elsewhere if necessary. I installed VirtualBox v 4.3.2 on my MSI GT60 running Windows 8.1 x64 a bit ago and created a VM ...
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Problem with installation of Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s?

Please can someone help me to install Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s? I have been trying this for the last 2-3 days, tried every option given on the net, but still my computer directly boots into Windows ...
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MBR is on wrong drive (USB) now windows/ubuntu won't boot w/out usb connected

I somehow installed Grub on my USB drive, now Windows/Ubuntu won't boot unless my USB drive is connected. How do I move the MBR to my laptop - internal HDD? Acer 64; Windows 8; Ubuntu 14.xx
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How would I network and share folders on VB-Win7 and Win 8 cpu using HomeGroup

Computer 1. Ubuntu with VirtualBox Guest running Windows 7 Ultimate Computer 2. Windows 8 Goal is to have home group sharing working via wireless network in the house. (With the use of HomeGroup in ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu from live usb on a windows 8 laptop

I have an asus laptop with windows 8 preinstalled on it. I dual booted it last year and everything worked. then the windows 8 side totally crashed. if it lets me in at all, all I see is the home ...
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can i find my files after installing ubuntu

I have a windows 8 OS with a C partition and a D partition. in the D partition i have important files, so i think i will do this: let the files in D. install Ubuntu 14.10 in C by formatting it and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 On Asus Zenbook UX302LA

I have an Asus Zenbook UX302LA with Win8 pre-installed that I bought new in the summer of 2014. I now want to dual-boot it with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 (latest version I believe). I can get it to boot no ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, log to a black screen

I have the same problem as My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? and the solutions there did not help me fix it. I want to dual boot this to my Windows 8.1. I disabled ...
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How to try ubuntu live image on acer iconia w4-820 Win 8.1 tablet?

I have Acer iconia W4-820 windows 8.1 tablet which is an UEFI boot device. its secure boot is enabled. I dont know anything about UEFI hoe to play with it. I just want to try ubuntu desktop images on ...
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Can I install Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04?

I've accidentally deleted Windows 8.1 when doing an attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04. But my grub does show me Windows (UEFI). When i put in my DVD, install disc for Windows 8.1, it doesn't react to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop version sharing folder with windows 8 [on hold]

I am facing a problem sharing a folder using Samba on Ubuntu with windows 8 . I am able to see the shared folder on windows 8.1 but i do not have permission to write/delete, i can only view. Has ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad not detected in Ubuntu 14.04 until after Windows 8.1 boot

Laptop model: Gigabyte P25Wv2-CF6 Hello all, I am attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 on a laptop that I have just bought, but I'm having a little bit of trouble determining ...
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Can't boot my Windows on Ubuntu machine

I've finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I made a dual boot option, with I think has no problems, but now when I turn on my laptop, it goes straight to Ubuntu, and no way to ...
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can't install ubuntu along with windows 8.1

respected person I have an laptop hp pavilion g6-2312 ax,runs windows 8.1(uefi boot loader) actually wanted to install ubuntu along with windows 8.1 and came to know that ubuntu runs on mbr and don't ...
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How to recover windows 8 after accidently installed Kali linux [closed]

I have accidently installed Kali Linux 1.0.6 from pendrive on my windows 8 PC. But now I want to get back my windows 8.every time I boot up my PC it starts with Kali linux. Is there any way to get ...
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Issues installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Windows 8 PC but works on other Windows 8 laptop

I downloaded the iso and created a liveUSB with Universal USB Installer. When I boot to the device, I have a choice to boot from USB: Sandisk 2GB or UEFI: Sandisk 2GB. I have the same result with ...
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Restoring Windows [duplicate]

I have been trying to get Ubuntu to work on my laptop for the last few days. I have been extremely unsuccessful in doing so. All I want to do at this point is to get Windows back. I have an exact ...
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Windows 8.1 wont boot after installing ubuntu 14.04 (2 drives separate drives)

I have windows 8.1 64bit on my ssd and I installed ubuntu 14.04 64bit on a second hard drive. The PC boots the drive that is first in boot order. Thats the only way to choose OS. What can i do to make ...
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Can I use my Virtualbox VMs on ubuntu

Dumb question, but I just want to check: I'm thinking of switching to linux (have been using it in VMs fro several years and don't play games and prefer gnome to windows), I have several virtualbox ...
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How to make ubuntu as freshly installed [closed]

I installed ubuntu yesterday since i have made couple of changes e.g. creating new accounts,installing ubuntu gnome then again uninstalling it because it was not working,installing opengl and some ...
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Closed laptop lid during installation, black screen

I tried to perform an installation of Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8.1 using a LiveUSB. I selected a 17GB disk to install Ubuntu on. The disk was empty according to Windows, and ...
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Restore Disc for Windows Before Switching to Ubuntu [closed]

I have been trying to get my laptop to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu for hours and hours. No matter what I do there is just something else wrong. I want to just wipe Windows off my computer entirely ...
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Uninstall ubuntu on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu (14.04) on my Windows 8.1 (4 Go RAM, 64 bits) by means of a bootable USB. After having partitioned the HDD, the installation was successful. However, I had an issue to boot into ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on my laptop. I want to dual boot Windows 8.1 over it so i can boot into any of these. I have the iso file for windows 8.1.
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Can I have my software on a different partition than the base installation?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 alongside an existing Windows 8.1 installation (following the guide on Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)). ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Problem with windows 8.1

I have windows 8.1 in my PC and want's to install Ubuntu with it. When i run the setup and boot to that point where it ask for different options, i choose Install inside windows 8.1. It said reboot is ...
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Windows 8.1 overwrites the changes done by me into BIOS boot order

I am trying to have dual boot in my desktop so that i can login into Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu Linux. Everything is working fine except something very strange is happening. In my BIOS - boot order is ...
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Accessing Windows C: drive from Ubuntu 14.01 [duplicate]

I was able to access my Windows 8 C: drive from Ubuntu 14.01 when i first installed it, but now its inaccessible. It keeps telling me to go back to window 8 and shutdown before running Ubuntu, after ...
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Ubuntu OS selection screen doesn't Load

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP notebook laptop with preloaded Windows 8. Initially I was prompted to select an OS at boot but after 4-5 days it now doesn't give me this choice and automatically ...
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“internal error” when I attempt to install Ubuntu, Windows 8 shows repair screen [closed]

I have Windows 8 system. It's showing me repair screen at start up. I'm unable to log into the system. When I tried to install Ubuntu it gives me the internal error. I don't wanna lose data in my ...
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Lost GRUB after reinstalling windows 8.1 prior had dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Dual boot was working fine with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 but I had to reinstall windows 8.1 (some reason) now my PC directly boots into windows 8.1 without showing GRUB. You might want to say ...
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Help installing ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1

To start off I'll let you all know I have a Lenovo T430s running the preinstalled windows 8.1. What my initial plan was (and I have yet to find a way to do it), was to install Ubuntu 14.01 onto an ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 alongside 14.04 and Windows 8.x

Have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Windows 8 machine. For running some old OS software I also need Ubuntu 12.04. Had created the partitions, had started installation of 12.04 from the ...
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Unable to mount Windows 8.1 partition in Ubuntu

I have to install Windows 8.1 on a new laptop and it works O.K. I installed Ubuntu on the same lap and also works O.K. There is only one problem: Ubuntu can't mount the windows partitions and an ...
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PC in dual boot can't resume after suspend

I'm new to this site, I hope I made a good choice in posting about my problem here. I've bought a laptop (Lenovo G50) where Windows 8 was pre-installed and then, following more or less the steps ...
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Windows 8 lost after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on secondary drive

I had two hard drives with windows 8 on one and data on the other. I built the PC and installed windows 8 on it two years ago. I had intended to set it up as dual boot but got put off by the UEFI ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on packard bell imedia S2185 with win 8 previously instlled [duplicate]

I was following the guide at: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html I changed the BIOS to show the boot menu and selected the 14.04 installation USB ...
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Windows 8 host VMware UBUNTU 1404 guest NFS

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware on windows 8. I am also running a NFS server on ubuntu. The goal is to boot a board from NFS, but I am stuck at the network settings. The board is looking for the ...
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Dual boot ubuntu and windows 8.1 hangs

I have dual booted my laptop with ubuntu and windows. The problem is that windows 8 shows 100% disk usage and while running ubuntu, the cooler runs too fast, proably using more hardware resources and ...
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Can't Install Windows 10 after the installation of the ubuntu 14.10

I have Dell Inspiron 5537 with the preloaded Windows 8.1 and then i tried to install the Fresh Ubuntu 14.10 with the deletion of preloaded windows 8.1, now when i am trying to install the Windows 10 ...
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Running dual boot with Win8 (UEFI) and Ubuntu 14.04 (Legacy), GRUB stopped working

I'm running dual boot Windows 8 (UEFI) and Ubuntu 14.04 (Legacy) on a Lenovo G580. It has never worked to pick Windows from the GRUB selection, I always go through BIOS, selecting UEFI for Windows and ...
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Erased Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

My issue is a little bit different than anything I've found so far on the forums. I had successfully installed Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1 hp laptop using the manual partitioning method (not the "install ...
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How install Ubuntu Touch on x86 tablet with Win8 [duplicate]

I have tablet with x86 CPU, namely Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 8. I would like install Ubuntu Touch on it. But all tutorials are for tablets with Android. This tablet has Win8. I don't see it as USB device ...
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Issue with installing Ubuntu 14.1

I used universal usb installer on a 8gb flash and booted ubuntu 14.1 but when I try to install ubuntu 14.1 inside windows 8.1 it just reboots and does absolutely nothing. My pc specs Intel core i5 ...
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How can I create a bootable USB stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10?

How can I create a bootable USB Stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10? I have tried using startup disk creator but it doesn't show windows os.
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Is Windows 8 clean after dual boot?

I am following this tutorial and the first step I’ll need to do is delete the Linux partitions. Do I have to remove any of these non file extension parts? I would like to delete the Linux partitions ...
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Regarding reboot problem

I have been installing Ubuntu 14.04 along with Windows 8.1. after completion of whole the process of installation, I was not able to find "dual os selection" dialog. Every time it show normal booting ...