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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Not sure which way to dual-boot Ubuntu 14 and Win8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 1500 3000 series and it came preloaded with win8.1 and I would like to dual-boot Ubuntu 14. I have read 10+ guides and watched 5ish videos and I feel fairly confident that I can ...
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Trying to use Lubuntu as a simple server in a Windows-8 network

I have a couple of Windows-8 machines and a Win-7, and I'd like to use a small ASUS-eee running Lubuntu 14.04 as a simple fileserver for limited data that I usually need on one PC or the other. I have ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot install with windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 on C: drive and i want to install Ubuntu14.04 on D: drive and i will be extending D: drive with E: what i want to know is ,is it fine if i select install "Ubuntu alongside windows" ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 8 [duplicate]

So I've been looking around for an answer, and I can't seem to find anything resolved in terms of the problem I'm having. Here's the deal, I have an ASUS laptop that has Windows 8 preinstalled on it. ...
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Why does node.js need administrative permissions to access my windows share even though the share's premission is 0777

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running as a VMware guest on my Windows 8.1 host. I have shared a folder on my Windows Host and it is mounted in the Ubuntu guest on startup using this entry in fstab: ...
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Complications With Dual Boot Of Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI

I have been all over the entire askubuntu.com trying to find a solution to my present issue but none has brought any joy, so I gave up and just had to post this. I have an HP Envy M6 pre-installed ...
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Windows is protecting himself

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. It is dualbooting alongside with windows 8. The computer is a VAIO SVE151G17M and they are booting from the EFI partition. Now the problem: When I start my ...
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After installing ubuntu my pc still boots straight to windows 8.1

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 and everything went fine with the installation. I followed this guide ...
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Install Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for about six months now and am just now really starting to get the hang of it. I've really been getting into gaming but unfortunately most games as we well know are made for ...
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Can I install Windows after Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about if Windows can be installed after Ubuntu like a Dual Boot thing... Please tell me if its possible.. without losing any Ubuntu files Anyway I'm a new to Ubuntu
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I don't understand this problem when I try to mount my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu 14.04, please help me mount it [duplicate]

I am a new user to Ubuntu Linux. My data which I saved using Windows in a separate data partition which is in the NTFS file system, is not mounting properly in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. The error message ...
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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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Stuck on GRUB repair in Ubuntu 13.10 Windows 8.1 dual boot

I am trying Ubuntu 13.10 Windows 8.1 dual boot. I'm done installing Ubuntu but stuck on boot repair. On booting from the boot repair disk, it shows two options in the boot menu: 1.EFI Device which is ...
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Cooperative running of Ubuntu and Windows

I have Windows 8.1 running on my laptop (i7, 16 GB RAM) and I am thinking about migrating to Ubuntu 14.04. However, I will still need Windows for years or even for ever as Windows is the working ...
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How do i install dual boot on Computer from USB stick?

as the question says... My disc drive is broken and wont open at all so i want install/dual boot Windows8 and Ubuntu 14.04 from USB stick , how do i acomplish this?
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How do I install Windows 8 on Wine?

Clearly no one has tried to do this but I don't have a windows 8 disc. I do however have a product key and that's all I need. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I've installed the .exe file to download ...
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Can't restore Windows 8 after installing xubuntu 14.04

Got a new Lenovo G710 with Windows 8 on it. Followed the directions to install Xubuntu. Now I have a boot loader menu, but when I select the Windows item in it, Windows fails to boot. I read about ...
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If i Dual Boot can i transfer my personal files from Windows8 to Ubuntu? [closed]

Can i transfer the files to the Ubuntu side and then have them removed on the Windows 8 sides so its only obtainable when im on the Ubuntu OS. If so. how?
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Clean install (or update) Ubuntu 13.04 to latest version, dual boot with Win 8.1

NOTE: This might be a repeat question, but am yet to to find a complete comprehensive and all in one sort of answer ---- I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 in dual boot with Win 8.1 for a couple of ...
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Installing Windows 8 UEFI alongside Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

So I purchased my Asus S300CA vivobook and erased and installed Ubuntu. The Win 8 CD key is embedded in the motherboard, so my question is: What do I have to do to get a dual boot going? There aren't ...
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How to know which partition is Ubuntu installed on?

I want to uninstall ubuntu, so i need to delete its partition. I saw that many people asked this before. For example: here. I followed the instructions there and here's a screenshot of the terminal ...
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Triple booting Windows 7, 8 and ubuntu with a common media partition

I want to be able to run Windows 7, 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a single PC with a single hard-drive. I need a partition to keep my common files on: Movies, Windows games, Dropbox folder. However, Windows ...
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invalid EFI file path on windows 8.1 alongside with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alonside with Windows 8.1 on a separate logica partition. Now, I can only log into Ubuntu. When I try to log into Windows from the GRUB menu I get an error that leads me ...
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Samba share file size error with Windows 8.1

I'm setting up a sort of NAS using a beaglebone black with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I want to share the storage on an external USB drive and the internal memory via samba. I think I've configured ...
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How should I configure Ubuntu with VirtualBox on Windows 8.1?

I just built my first Windows computer. It's running Windows 8.1. Here are my computer specifications:- GPU: GeForce GTX 770 CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz Memory: 16GB RAM Current ...
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unable to mount New Volume from Ubuntu 14.04

This question has been asked here and here. I am having dual boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 but I am not able to open New Volume from Ubuntu.It gives the following error I disabled ...
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How is my computer connecting to SMB (Samba Shares)?

My computer, a refurbished HP Pavilion g7, seemed to have issues for quite some time. One of the issues was it always seemed to send and receive data, pretty much constantly. I looked over my ...
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After i installed Ubuntu, my windows 8 do not appear on boot

I have a laptop which came with windows 8 pre-installed i updated it to 8.1, so i tried to install Ubuntu alongside with windows, but now i only can access Ubuntu, windows do not appear on dual boot. ...
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Windows 8.1 does not load on my dual boot laptop [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu (linux) and just installed it on my laptop which has already windows8.1 on it. I cant use windows anymore.
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Safe way to setup Ubuntu14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 with a SSD

I just bought a new notebook, (ASUS UX301) and was wondering the best (or safest) way to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1. I know this question is subjective, but I am mostly concerned ...
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Computer Boots to Grub after removing Lubuntu 14.0.4

Recently I tried removing Lubuntu in dual boot mode with Windows 8.1. However, I probably made an error because I tried to remove the Lubuntu partition from the Windows Disk Management interface. Now ...
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Dual Boot - Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

Hope you guys doing great. I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my pre-installed windows 8.1. I have disabled FAST boot & Secure boot, but even then the option for "Installing ubuntu alongside ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and dual boot install on Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, which has secure boot and uefi. I have minimized the Windows 8 partition to 100 GB. What I need to know is: 1) Should I move the free space to the end of the ...
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The Ubuntu CD doesn't start. Please help!

well I have a new HP Pavilion. It runs with Winows 8.1 and I hate it.. now I want to install the Ubuntu Gnome but I can't because when I put in the CD the CD doesn't start. I really need to replace ...
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Grub no longer recognizes Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (on /dev/sdb1) and Windows 8.1 (on /dev/sdb2). "Of course", my existing Ubuntu 14.04 (on /dev/sdb3) was therefore rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up after liveUSB menu

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1-native laptop. And following various guides I've managed to: Stop FastBoot Stop SecureBoot Partition my drive Yet when I try to boot ...
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Can no longer boot into Windows, and Boot Repair gives me an error message

For the past several months I've had a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 8. It was a bit of a pain to set up at first(because of UEFI) but once I did it worked great. The other day my friend told me ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu as a dual boot from inside Windows 8.1?

I know that it is possible using Unetbootin for windows up to Windows 7, however they mention nothing of Windows 8 or 8.1 support. On top of that, I seem unable to use a USB flash drive to install it. ...
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Switching an already installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Legacy to UEFI Boot mode

I have a new Acer Aspire V3-572 with a pre-installed Windows 8.1. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows in UEFI boot mode, however, the systems gives me the following message "System ...
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How to restore Windows 8.1 boot after installing Ubuntu on flash drive

System: Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 8.1 using secure boot and UEFI. Boot Info Summary: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8340337/ I installed Ubuntu on a USB flash drive using the Live CD version. My goal ...
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How to copy windows files to ubuntu, from Ubuntu

So long story short, I can't access windows 8.1 atm and would like to transfer my files (aka school notes) from windows to Ubuntu so I don't lose them. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 as a dualboot on a ...
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Will there be an update to Ubuntu for enabling it to easily install alongside Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

Will there be an update to Ubuntu for enabling it to easily install alongside Windows 8.1? I have seen the various options to play with the restrictions made by UEFI and install Ubuntu through the ...
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Audio jack not working with dual boot

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 then after one or two login audio jack was not working in windows but work in ubntu and after some time it stops working in both th OS. So i finally upgrade to ubuntu ...
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Grub dont work with dualboot windows 8

I have window 8 installed, and installed in a second partition Ubuntu 14.04. The installation went ok, but on startup Grub don`t work. Window start just like before the installation. Other place ...
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Cant start Windows OS after Ubuntu installation crash

I recently bought a new ASUS Zenbook UX301 series with windows 8. I then updated to Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu before, and have had it installed through VirtualBox on my macbook for over a year ...
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Windows wont boot when external HDD not connected, how can I fix this?

My current system is Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center. I wanted to try Ubuntu 14.04, and therefore I installed Ubuntu on an External HDD. (I followed some steps that I found on the internet) After ...
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How to reinstall Windows that's on dual-boot with Ubuntu

This might have already been answered before but I can't find the thread. So if yes, please reply the link. Currently, I have an Windows dual boot with Ubuntu. I am having issues with Windows and I ...
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I deleted Ubuntu partition and my laptop it was showing grub rescue screen

I deleted Ubuntu directly from drive by deleting partition option. On restarting my laptop it was showing GRUB rescue screen, which I didn't knew what to do. I went to bios and I changed some settings ...
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Computer boots to Grub command line

I've three hard drives with Windows 8.1.1 installed on the first SSD and then Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on the third HDD. In BIOS I've chosen to launch 1. ubuntu 2. ubuntu 3. Windows Boot Manager 4. Windows ...