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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UEFI Boot Mode Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 UEFI

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 on laptop (lenovo g4070 59417454) with existing Windows 8.1. But when I select Windows 8.1 in grub menu: error: unknown command 'drivemap' error: invalid EFI file path. ...
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Problem of Ubuntu when i reset windows alongside it

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1. After,I reset my windows 8.1. So,I thought Ubuntu 14.04 is lost when I reset. But when I retry to install Ubuntu alongside windows, it shows Ubuntu ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition [on hold]

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ubuntu ...
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Retrieving the lost OS [duplicate]

I had windows 8.1 OS when I tried to dual boot it with ubuntu ,accidently I I lost the windows OS but I successfully installed ubuntu ,I needed back windows 8.1 are there any chances of getting back ...
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Install Ubuntu on UEFI without Windows or Boot Loader

I have a Gateway netbook that has already been fully wiped with nothing on the hard drive. There is no Legacy option in bios and the only thing I can boot from the USB is a Gparted disk utilizing ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu without touching windows installed on another drive?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my 250GB SDD. I still have my 1TB HDD with an older version of Windows 8.1 and files that I use (like Documents and Games), the 1TB HDD is basically just a files ...
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Cant boot to Kali linux [on hold]

I have installed the operating system successfully on my laptop that has Win 8.1 pre-installed. (With this guide) After restarting the computer, windows 8.1 loaded instead of grub bootloader, so I ...
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Dual Boot Linux Alongside Windows 8.1 Error

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10490998/ If anyone could please read this error report and walk me through on how to fix this it would be very much appreciated! Thank you!
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Can I restore windows 8?

If I install Ubuntu over windows 8, and have a backup restore point or something, is it possible to go back to windows 8? I have a netbook, and it's not quite big enough to dual boot, and I don't want ...
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Installed ubuntu for dual boot with windows 8 partway though a update [on hold]

really new to this and obviously made a stupid mistake.. I'm on a laptop and decided to install ubuntu after reading about it. I continue to do so and it installs fine and works but now when I try and ...
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Can anyone suggest a detailed installation process for Ubuntu on Windows 8.2?

I have never used Linux based OS and looking forward to use Ubuntu. I want guidance on installing Ubuntu with Windows 8.2 as dual boot?
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Dual boot (14.10 and win8.1) and slow windows boot

On my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro) I got dual boot with Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome and Windows 8.1. Before installing Ubuntu boot of windows was as fast as on ssd drive should be. After setting up dual boot ...
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windows 7 booting in background but shows the grub screen of UBUNTU 14.04 wallpaper in distorted way

I dual booted my HP Pavilion 15-n012tx (which was pre-installed with Windows 8 pro) to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Booting them was fine with no errors. Installed Windows and Ubuntu in ...
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Unable to boot from flash drive (Windows 8.1)

I've been trying to boot Ubuntu from my flash drive on a windows 8.1 computer (asus x205ta). I downloaded Ubuntu, and I used pendrivelinux to make the flash drive bootable. The problem I've been ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 (With UEFI) and I am unable to boot into Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 8.1. My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, thus it has UEFI instead of BIOS. I have tried booting with secure boot and ...
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How to add Windows 8 grub entry?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. But my PC directly boots into Ubuntu. That is why I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to ...
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GRUB not showing windows 8.1 already installed

Actually there is a similar question on the community before as well but what I am facing is a different problem. Also there the person has not properly posted the status of his grub. Actually I ...
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Dual boot - Ubuntu Live makes Grub disappear - Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have setup a dual boot (Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM) with the Grub menu having Windows as default, working just fine. However, every time I need to boot again from Ubuntu CD live, it messes ...
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I have to go through grub and windows bootloader to get to windows, can i change this?

I got a new SSD,on which i installed Windows 8.1, and had Ubuntu on my second hard drive .Now when I boot up my computer boots to GRUB where I can either boot to Ubuntu or to Windows. If I click ...
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Ubuntu installation problems due to conflict between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

Two days ago I installed a dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 in a PC which also had Windows 8.1 installed. When I ran the access to the PC, I had many problems accessing Windows. I asked a friend of mine for ...
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Can't dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

So I have a Lenovo Ideapad p3000 laptop and I have followed all the common procedures prescribed to have a dual boot but Windows still boots directly. Grub will not load on my laptop. I have even F12 ...
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Unable to Load Windows 8.1 After Dualbooting with Linux

I am very new to Linux and have come across this error when trying to fix the boot issues. If anyone has any advice or even the answer to my problem, please let me know so I can successfully reboot my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on UEFI systems (Lenovo T540p) [closed]

Just today I've ordered Lenovo T540p and while googling a bit for this leptop, somehow I stumbled upon a bug which bricks the computer when trying to install Ubuntu. ...
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Can't boot WIndows 8.1 after using boot-repair-disk [closed]

I was unable to boot into Ubuntu 14.10 that I recently installed on a 250GB partition on an external hard drive because of some grub errors, so I ran boot-repair, which allowed grub to show up again ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 - dmraid and fixpart

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 4.14 on dual boot with Windows 8.1, but when beginning the LiveUSB the Ubuntum, the partitions created by Windows 8.1 are not recognized, reports that all is HD as ...
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Dropbox indexing is much slower in Ubuntu than in WIndows

I dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 with a shared NTFS storage partition. My dropbox folder is on this shared partition. First, I notice that whenever I switch back and forth between the two OSes, ...
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Dual Boot Win8.1-Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot load Win8.1 after reinstalling Ubuntu

As suggested by the title of the topic I'm having troubles with the dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.....forgive me if the post is gonna be a little long, but I guess it should be better to ...
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How can I disable Windows 8 Fast Boot if I don't have Windows 8?

I've been searching around for this for a while, but I haven't found anyone else with the same problem. Guess no one made the same stupid mistake. I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu computer that is ...
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(Almost Solved! Help!) Lenovo onekey stuck in GRUB

I have a Lenovo g50-45 with onekey recovery with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I dual booted with Ubuntu. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu. then tried to reinstall with USB using onekey. I got this screen: ...
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My Uninstall of Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8.1 messed up using EasyBCD

I started with a pre-installed Windows 8.1 Lenovo with one-key recovery. I dual booted Ubuntu. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu to reinstall again in a better way. I was trying to boot with windows 8 boot ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.22 with Windows 8.1 x64 sharing folder

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 x64 in a virtual machine. The problem is that I can enable the function to share a folder between host and guest. I followed the steps in this link: ...
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Dual boot of windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I run windows 8.1 and I feel like having a dual boot. Every time I start installing ubuntu, my system does not recognise windows. My partition table is GPT. What should i do to use ubuntu and windows ...
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When installing Ubuntu 14.04 it asked me to assign BIOSGRUB [duplicate]

When installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 with separate partitions for /root /swap and /home it asked me to assign a partition for biosgrub. It is the first time it asked me that. Why is this?
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How to load Windows from GRUB 2.02 (after unistalling Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I wanted to uninstall Lubuntu 14.10 (dual-boot with Windows8) so I used EasyBCD 2.2 and deleted the partitions of Lubuntu (I followed a video tutorial for using EasyBCD). But now as I turn the PC on, ...
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How to move files from Ubuntu to Windows then back to a Ubuntu VM

What I want to do: Have a Ubuntu development VM on Windows 8.1. Setup: I have a new SSD that I just installed Windows onto. I have an old SSD (60GB) that has Ubuntu on it. Problem: I am a developer ...
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not detecting win 8.1 [duplicate]

The installation DVD cannot detect my windows installation. When the installation process reaches the point where the existing OS should be detected (win 8.1 in my pc), all I get is the Erase Disc and ...
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samba shares not showing in windows explorer

My samba shares on my Ubuntu server are not visible in Windows 8 explorer. Not always, but frequently. I know they are there, because I can access them directly with \homeserver\music\, however my ...
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Dual Boot, autorun fail, unfamiliar with Grub, etc

I am a new ubuntu user. I have a new Windows 8 machine and wanted to be able to dual boot by putting ubuntu on an external usb 600gb hdd. I followed the directions I found here: ...
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Windows 8 tiles apperance in Ubuntu

Is it possible to have Windows 8 - like tiles in Ubuntu Unity or other desktop environments,where your tiles act as links to applications?
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How to dual boot windows 8 in ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm currently running ubuntu 11.04 on my macbook and I would like to dual boot both ubuntu and windows 8. There are many tutorials on how to install ubuntu while runnung windows 8 but not the other ...
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Hyper-v / Ubuntu has incorrect time

I am using ubuntu desktop under Hyper-V on a Windows 8.1 machine and most of the time the machine is in sleep mode. This means that when I try to use the Ubuntu machine the time is off - by a lot ...
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Double (different) key press detected

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 as dual boot. I have PS2 keyboard. Sometimes randomly (can't reproduce yet) Ubuntu detects multiple different key presses when I press specific buttons. Some buttons ...
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Is it safe to enable fast boot in Windows 8 while mounting windows partition as read-only in Ubuntu?

It is dangerous to write on NTFS partition while Windows uses hybrid boot because there is a potential risk of data loss. So I tried to mount Windows 8 partition as read-only in Ubuntu, now I wonder ...
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I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and by error I have deleted all the data on my HDD

I was running win8. how can i recover my lost data (docs, music basically all my old files). I want to recover all the data because I need to reinstall ubuntu (it does not make any updates and runs ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after replacing windows 8 with it

I've installed Ubuntu over windows 8 by wiping windows 8 partition. Now I get a recovery screen for Windows even though it's gone. Any tips to fix? I tried Boot Repair in Ubuntu live. No luck.
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Dual boot but only Windows boots

So I just made a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and then Ubuntu 14.04.1. The problem is, that I can't make GRUB as the main boot option, it is not listed in BIOS so my computer just loads into Windows. ...
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How to repair grub to work with multiple hard drives?

On my computer I have multiple hard drives. One of them has Ubuntu 14.10 and the other has Windows 8.1. I messed up my boot loader and know only Ubuntu appears in the grub list. Windows 8.1 is on the ...
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Cannot boot into windows technical preview after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dell inspiron laptop. It came pre-installed with windows8 but i have updated it to windows 10 technical preview. I have installed ubuntu in a different partition. ...
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Issues with dual boot [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my HP Envy. It came with Windows 8 from the factory and I erased that partition to run just Ubuntu. Before installing Ubuntu I did not disable quick boot and now ...
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Windows 8.1 OS not detected when installing Ubuntu 14.0.4

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.0.4 alongside Windows 8.1, but I do not get that as an option when installing. Instead I get a message saying that there is no current OS detected. I have gone ...