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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Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 779G

As it says in the title, I am trying to dual boot 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 Lts. I am starting my first big boy job as a software analyst and as you can guess they primarily use linux platforms. I ...
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Trouble Deleting a Partition Containing Grub

I have uninstalled Ubuntu from my main machine, but am having difficulty restoring the boot back to the Windows 8.1 default. I followed a guide from ...
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Cannot boot to ubuntu (dual-booted with Win8)

I made an attempt to install Ubuntu today from a DVD. It worked well for about an hour, when I was working in the tty's, getting things updated, etc. I closed the my computer's lid and upon ...
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Enabling Fast Boot [on hold]

I already looked at the Why disable Fast Boot on Windows 8 when having dual booting? article, so I understand why fast boot is turned off in most cases. I noticed after dual booting my ASUS laptop ...
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Live USB Stuck at Boot logo on every Distro.

I tried to install a linux OS on a USB. However, after I've tried eOS, Xubuntu and Linux mint, they all failed on the same occation. They all freeze on the logo and never get anywhere. I tried to ...
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Does “Fully clean drive” option in Windows 8 removes Ubuntu partitions? [on hold]

Windows 8 has "Fully clean drive" option in "Reset my PC". Does this option removes Ubuntu partitions, Grub etc.?
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Windows 8 safemode from grub [on hold]

I want to run Windows 8 in safemode because it keeps saying "please wait" and does not open. The problem is that Windows 8 boot is so quick to interrupt by F8 and this is not working. Can I write ...
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Dual boot question 2 drives (Raid 0, SSD).

I currently have windows set up on a raid 0 drive and Ubuntu installed on a different ssd drive. On the hard drive with Ubuntu I also have the windows boot manager. I've been trying to set up a dual ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu Without Breaking Windows 8.1 Pro Installation

I have a Dell Inspiron 17-3721 With Windows 8 Preinstalled, I upgraded to 8.1, then 8.1 Pro W/ MC, I later installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a second OS. I want to uninstall ubuntu to make more space for my ...
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make a bootable usb for windows 8.1 recovery in Ubuntu [duplicate]

how do i make a windows 8.1 recovery bootable flash drive in Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu to Windows slow via NFS while everything else saturates gigabit speeds

I've read everything I could get my hands on and I'm still quite stumped. Hoping experts here can help. Everything seems to be functioning quite optimally with my network, as well as my internet ...
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Will replacing Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu limit processor fearures?

I've bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 and am intending to replace the pre-installed Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. Will I be able to make use of processor technologies, such as Hyperthreading, VT-x etc., ...
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Share Clipboard Between Ubuntu and Windows Remote Desktop

I am trying to copy paste text between Windows Remote Desktop and Linux Ubuntu Server LTS 14.04 with Mate Desktop. I have seen several posts that mention killing the rdpclip.exe process (on Windows) ...
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Installed Ubuntu Desktop using a partition on my extra HDD but Win8 keeps booting instead?

I just installed Ubuntu on a HDD and when I restart my computer, it goes straight to Windows 8 login. I have 256GB SSD (where my Win8 and other important programs are installed), and another 2TB HDD. ...
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“Your PC ran into a problem” and it never restarts

I had the "Your PC ran into a problem" blue screen while I was using Visual Studio in Windows 8.1, and then I am never able to start Windows 8 again. Now after I set Windows as BIOS boot option 1, I ...
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Help with Dual Boot

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on a different partition than my Windows 8. When my machine boots, it loads Ubuntu automatically so I searched and found that I can use boot-repair to fix that. I ...
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Control Ubuntu 14.04 machine from Win8 machine

I want to control my Ubuntu 14.04 PC from my Windows 8 PC. Both computers are on Cisco EPC3928S and I do not have any problems connecting other windows computers. I can not get Windows 8 to see ...
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Cant boot into Windows 8 through grub2 menu

I installed kubuntu15.04 alongside windows8.1 and it worked perfectly for some days...but it stopped showing grub menu so I installed EasyBCD software and I think I messed up with its settings AND NOW ...
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Can not Boot up laptop after Linux installation

I have a windows 8 laptop. I went to install fedora 21. I deleted the D drive which had nothing on it. I then installed fedora on that partition. I restarted the computer and it booted into the bios. ...
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Is my windows 8.1 still available or not ? I tried dual booting with Ubuntu 14.04

I have been going on threads of dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. I can only boot into a live environment of Ubuntu using a LiveUSB. Without a LiveUSB, I can neither boot into Ubuntu nor Windows. I am ...
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15.04 Uograde alongside windows 8.1 duel boot

Having run a dual boot since 14.10 Ubuntu, it has run perfectly smoothly and updated happily; however I installed the 15.04 upgrade yesterday and now the GRUB menu appears and boots smoothly into ...
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Unable to Boot to Either System After Dual Boot Install

I just performed a clean dual boot install on an HP laptop that came with Windows 8. The install said it had completed successfully, but when I restart the machine, or power down and power back up, ...
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How to install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 8.1 in dual boot menu

I firstly installed windows 8.1 and after ubuntu 15.04. The problem is that when the computer boots, it only runs ubuntu. I want a dual boot menu for both OS. How can fix the problem? Other question: ...
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I installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.10 only windows 8 boots

I had a windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 then i upgraded windows 7 to 8.1 now I cant get Ubuntu to boot I now have grub but grub will not find Ubuntu http://paste.ubuntu.com/11019932
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while removing ubuntu 14.04 and installing windows 8, windows got corrupt

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in windows 8 as a dual boot. Then I downloaded windows 8.1 and started to install it and when the pc restarted it asked to select OS (Ubuntu or Windows 8) to boot in . I ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14/15 on my Asus K55v

how to install Ubuntu 14/15 in my Laptop ( Asus K55v ) with Widows 8.1 64 Bit System Configuration 1) Intel inside COREi7 2) RAM 8GB 3) Hard Disk 1TB 4) NVIDIA Geforce GT 630M 2GB 5) Operating System ...
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Dual Boot: Does data get deleted because the drive is partitioned?

I'm pretty bad at the whole computer literacy thing, but for the most part I can Google things pretty well. From what I've read, partitioning deallocates everything on the partition that is getting ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit) on a Windows 8 bay trail atom tablet

For those of you wondering, this is not actually a question, it's a guide. "How can I install 64-bit Ubuntu on my 32-bit UEFI Bay Trail atom tablet?"
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Ubuntu UEIF/Windows 8 dual boot problem

I tried installing ubuntu 14 uefi in dual boot with Windows 8. The installation went well, but now I can't boot on Windows anymore. I can't even see it in the boot manager. I tried to unable/disable ...
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How to install Ubuntu 15 with Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

How do I have to make the partitions with Ubuntu 15.0 thus I can choose from the Boot Sector when I turn on the pc. I want to install ubuntu 15.0 with windows 8.1. I have a notebook with a hard disk ...
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Ubuntu cannot boot after replacing Windows 8.1 - Boot-repair failure

I have the following problem. I recently bought an SSD for my laptop - which is about 6 years old - and made a clean Windows 8.1 install on it. However, after an "accident" - I had forogt to plug ...
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How to Restore Windows after Ubuntu Installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my Desktop PC , which had Windows 8 installed before that. Windows 8 now shows in the boot menu but when I click on it, it goes to blank screen with a command ...
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Install Windows 8.1 Pro in Virtual Box

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am thinking of installing Windows 8.1 using Virtual Box. I don't want to mess up anything so I have some questions. My PC has 4 GB of RAM. If I use 2 GB for the virtual ...
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Windows installer for Ubuntu not available anymore? [duplicate]

In my Windows 8, I am trying to install Ubuntu in a new partition I´ve made. I am following a tutorial, and it says that I can get the Windows Installer from ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot

I am currently using Windows 8.1. Now I want to use Ubuntu 14.04 as the 2nd operating system in my Laptop. I have searched many and watched many tutorials of dual booting. But in most tutorial Ubuntu ...
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Storing files and folders inside 'C:/Users/UserProfile' and accessing from Ubuntu from second hard drive [duplicate]

Windows8.1 is pre-installed in a 500GB HDD and then also installed Ubuntu14.04 in the second 256GB SSD for dual booting. Since planning to use Ubuntu as main OS, I want to store files in the larger ...
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When I installed Ubuntu my windows 8.1 does not load? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with win 8.1,but now when I start the power only Ubuntu is come in DOS and the win 8.1 does not load. how I fix it?
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Boot-Repair with Ubuntu 15.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Freya installed. I removed Freya and install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8.1. I cant run the boot-repair inside the Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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no kernel loaded

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, which already had Windows 8.1 installed. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu but when I restart my laptop it boots to GRUB recovery: GNU GRUB version 1.97 beta 4 [Minimal ...
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Login Screen Crashes and enter without password in 14.04LTS?

I am using ubuntu14.04LTS in dual boot mode with window8.1. I have set the password for both, and in ubuntu whenever prompt for password it crashes. It wont allow me to put even the mouse_pointer ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu and remove Windows? [duplicate]

Is it possible to install Ubuntu and delete Windows? I don't want to dual-boot and I'm not sure whether Ubuntu needs an OS on my computer to operate. Ok. I have installed Ubuntu's latest version . ...
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How to fix time error after dual booted Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8.1?

I recently dual booted my laptop in ubuntu 15.04 with Win 8.1. But every time when I open windows it shows a different time!!! windows time zone windows time is set to UTC, and Ubuntu time is also ...
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Copying files from Windows 8 to Ubuntu causes unknown network error

I've set up a new home server (Ubuntu 14.04, AMD 64, 3GB RAM, etc.). I have permissions set up on my shared directories, but I'm having problems when copying some files to those directories. I can ...
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Just installed Ubuntu and during boot am given a choice but unable to choose

i decided to try out this Linux thing, so i installed Ubuntu. Unfortunately after it completed the installation a final reboot happened after which i was prompted a choice for which OS i'd like to ...
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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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do I have to use grub to dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm using a UEFI machine that was pre installed with windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu but I'm only able to boot to windows after the install completed. I want to know if there is a way I can add a ...
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WinUSB Failing: Re-installing windows help [duplicate]

I keep trying to burn a Windows 8 ISO to USB Using WinUSB. It will copy and go to 'syncing' then says Done! Then I get a 'Installation Failed' Message. Can I use 'Disks' 'Disks' allows you to ...
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Ubuntu touch on Windows 8 (x86-64) tablet

A note to readers: Yes, this question has already been asked. However, most of the questions asked about this topic never received an answer, and those questions that did receive an answer are grossly ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 showing as external device, not separate OS beside Win8

I recently did an update of Windows 8, and since then my toshiba satpro will only boot into Windows, and Ubuntu shows as an external drive in the restart menu. I have tried using easybcd to change ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 on my laptop. I need to install Ubuntu OS, but want both to be working fine. What steps to follow to ensure that?!