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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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GRUB with Windows 8 or 8.1?

Is there any way to boot a Windows 8.1 64-bit install media with GRUB installed over Windows Boot Manager? I need windows, but want to keep Ubuntu still.
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How to boot into Ubuntu without losing Windows 8.1 hibernated session?

I have a dual-boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 on a laptop. I use Windows mostly at work and thus I prefer to hibernate rather than shutting down and load from scratch everyday, so ...
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Cannot boot Linux on W.1 comp - other answers not working

I am having issues booting Linux (I've tried arch, ubuntu, elementary OS, and CentOS) on my 2014 HP Envy Windows 8.1 computer. I have found that many other people have had the same issues. It won't ...
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Steps to partition hard disk while installing ubuntu 14.04

I'm using windows 8 in my lap and I wanna install ubuntu without deleting my windows. I had three drives in my hard disk out of which I managed to create a new empty drive of 50 GB using windows disk ...
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Dual Booted Kali Linux with Windows 8 and now Windows 8 Will Not Launch [on hold]

I dual booted windows 8 with kali linux. Now windows won't start. Please help Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: ...
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Ubuntu boots once after boot-repair

I have had installed Ubuntu 14.10 64bit, then installed Windows-8.1 64bit. As expected, grub2 was wiped out. I came upon Boot-Repair, installed and ran it from Ubuntu live-cd. After the "repair", ...
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EFI Partition for manual partitioning during installation of 14.04 Kubuntu

I have a USB of 64-bit kubuntu 14.04 and I have created unallocated space on my hard drive that is currently running windows 8 with UEFI. It was pre-installed. I can get as far as loading the live ...
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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 - Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu a few days ago because I want to start using Linux more often instead of windows. I got it successfully installed so I restarted my computer. Then it opens on Windows without the ...
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How to properly install Ubuntu on my new PC [duplicate]

I got a new lenovo PC pre installed with windows 8.1 and I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu. I tried using the Live USB/DVD option. It would show an option to choose between windows 8 & Ubuntu ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 installed?

I've been trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8, on my HP Pavillion g6-2320. The installation got complete the first time, but Windows got booted. I tried installing again, but got errors, ...
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Ubuntu won't boot up properly (Toshiba Satellite P50)

So I recently switched out windows 8 for Ubuntu on my Toshiba laptop. I installed it from my usb and everything went fine. Ubuntu was on my comp and I stupidly spent a few hours personalizing it and ...
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Can I change the appearance of the bootloader, ..? [duplicate]

I was bored with my bootloader, .. Can I change the theme of the bootloader, .. I was looking on google, and I found the burg,. but I could not use it because my pc is UEFI, .. I dual boot windows8.1 ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1, error while repairing boot

and thanks for any attention you give to my question... I have gateway NE-522... I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 (preinstalled) following the instructions posted here. I get ...
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Can you install Ubuntu on a Windows 8 laptop without CD/DVD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 8.1. I do not have a CD/DVD drive nor a USB stick. What I would like to know is how to install Ubuntu on a partition of your main hard drive without a ...
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No Internet connection on Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop Lenovo Ideapad Z510, and no Wi-Fi connection is found by ubuntu. I tried to find a solution, but I didn't solve my problem. Can someone please help me? Thank you ...
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UEFI machine doesn't boot Ubuntu through NVRAM bootcatalog. How to fix?

An answer posted here should: Avoid to require the user to download and install additional packages or PPAs. Be as quick and simple as possbile. (I tried boot-repair and it didn't ...
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How to I get WIndows 8 back?

SO yesterday I was complaining about Windows 8, and my friend told me to download Ubuntu, get a blank disk, do that stuff then he got me to just restart PC and do that(no idea what I was doing he just ...
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system directly booting to windows without showing grub menu

I have hp pavillion 15 n203tx preinstalled with windows 8.1. I installed ubuntu 14.04 in it. and then it use to show a grub menu everytime I turn my system. the menu was- 1). ubuntu 2). advanced ...
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Backup Windows's User Files to Ubuntu Server

I want to use Ubuntu Server as my central backup for my other workstation (about 6 PCs running Windows 8). Can it be done? My Ubuntu Server also running web server for development purpose. Performance ...
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Can someone help me get windows 8 back [duplicate]

I accidentally installed ubuntu and earsed windows, so can someone help me get windows back.
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Recover Windows 8 files using Ubuntu 14

So Windows 8 just completely crashed on me out of the blue... Figures. I cant even explain what happened. Most of my files are on backups as I don't store anything on my computers. All resides on ...
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HP windows 8 preinstalled and ubuntu 14.10

i'm trying to make a dual-boot n my HP ENVY 4 with windows 8 presintalled and ubuntu 14.10, Actually i have partition my disk like that : /dev/sda1 , ntfs, WINRE, /dev/sda2, fat32, /boot/efi, ...
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Windows Installation Disk Not Running After Erasing Disk And Installing Ubuntu [closed]

I Recently Got Ubuntu And Liked It But Since I Started Online Classes I Need Software That Will Only Run On Windows. Anyways When I Try To Boot From My Windows Installation DVD It Doesn't Want To Run ...
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boot loader cant load windows 8 after installing ubuntu. boot repair even didn't work out

I had my windows 8 OS.just yesterday i wanted to dual boot with ubuntu 14.10. And installed it in a another drive(other than C:\). But after installing ubuntu, boot loader directly loaded to ...
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Where is my Win 8.1? Installing dual boot of Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on ASUS Vivobook S400CA

I am not the most experienced in installing Ubuntu, and I have heard that installing Ubuntu on ASUS Vivobook is problematic. Is anyone here has experience in doing this? I tried to follow the ...
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Can I install abuntu without erasing my windows [duplicate]

how do i install abuntu without getting rid of my windows 8 and how do i install it without a DVD or USB
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Accidentally deleted my Windows 8 boot entry from dual boot with EasyBCD

I installed Ubuntu with a live USB and it's running great, but I had one problem, Windows was always booting. I tried to set up a dual boot with EasyBCD, but I deleted my Windows 8 boot entry. ...
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Transitioning to Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot option alongside Windows 8. I have a 120GB SSD and have allocated 50GB to the Ubuntu partition. Things are running fine but I want to make the full ...
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GNU GRUB, Minimal BASH-like line editing screen displays before the usual GRUB screen when dual-booting Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1

I have read a couple of posts similar to this issue, but it seems many of them could not boot to Ubuntu after getting this screen due to a bad boot manager. It does not seem this is the case for this ...
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Reinstalling ubuntu: too many primary partititions

I wanted to reinstall ubuntu. Lauched the usb ubuntu iso, pressed wanna install ubuntu, went for the option where the setup deletes current ubuntu install and reinstalls it, then it said too many ...
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Browser showing mobile sites

I have successfully installed ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox running on windows 8. However when i visit websites they show the mobile site. I tried installing another browser (Chrome) and it still shows ...
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Synergy won't work between ubuntu and windows

I am using Synergy Version 1.4.14 on both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This is my first time using Linux and I have no idea how to use the command line or terminal. I have been using the Synergy ...
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Persistent windows 8.1 in boot priority

just a few days ago I intalled Ubuntu Gnome on my computer, I inhabilitated UEFI and quick boot. When I used Ubuntu it al went well, but then I entered to Windows 8.1. To my surprise when I booted my ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 Ubuntu EFI GPT: rEFInd won't start automatically

My machine is an HP DM1-4341sa netbook which came with Windows 8. I've since wiped the disk, changed the disk type to GPT and clean installed Windows 8.1 from ISO, leaving space at the end of the ...
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Is there a difference between installing WIN8.1 on a machine with UBUNTU and installing UBUNTU on a machine that has WIN8.1 already installed?

I have UBUNTU 14.04 installed. What will happen if I install Windows 8.1 on a different partition? Is there any difference between installing WIN8.1 on a computer that has UBUNTU already installed ...
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Ubuntu and Windows Dual Boot Clock Problem

I have gone through the various threads regarding this, but surprisingly /etc/default/rcS contains UTC=no by default for me. Now I've no idea what should I do next? I'm using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu ...
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Installing Ubuntu desktop 14.04.01 x64 alongside Windows 8.1 [closed]

I have a HP Notebook - EliteBook 8470p with Windows 8.1 x64 installed. When I try to install Ubuntu alongside with it, I boot the PC from the installation CD (which is ok because I have installed my ...
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after fixing GRUB dual boot not working

I use ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on my HP laptop. I just made some hard disk partitions and after then faced grub rescue. After fixing GRUB I got: way to boot (grub rescue> set ...
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Where'd My Ubuntu Install go?

This may be probably is a newbie question, but I've used Ubuntu before and haven't had issues. Today, I decided to put a linux OS on my HP Pavilion G6 laptop (Win8). Since I tried Ubuntu before, I ...
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Allocate memory from Windows to Linux partition

I found out I can do that with gparted, but I am just wondering, in my case, how to act and what steps to take, because the partitions situation is messy: So, sda1 and sda2 are the system reserve ...
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Problem booting to windows 8.1

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 and everything was fine. But I forgot to turn off the fast boot from windows and now I can see windows in grub but when I choose that it locks ...
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cannot boot windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu 14.04 (for dual boot)

yesterday I installed ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 8.1(preinstalled) lenovo 14R willing to dual boot it with windows 8.1.I created a different partition and a 2gb partition for swap. Though i did NOT ...
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How do i boot windows 8 again?

I did not do the boot repair but put bcdedit /set "{bootmgr}" path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi to change the grub menu. Now my windows isn't loading. What do i do? Will a repairing of grub help?
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Xubuntu 14.04 and virtualbox

I installed Xubuntu to my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Windows 8.1 in Oracle virtualbox. At first like in Ubuntu the resolution was the same as in windows side 3200x1800. After updating, it gave just 1600x1200.I ...
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Is it possible to install Linux as a standalone OS with a UEFI system that came preinstalled with Windows 8?

I've tried installing Ubuntu several times as a standalone OS on my Toshiba Portege z935 which has a UEFI Bios and came pre-installed with windows 8 and it does not work. Is it really only possible to ...
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how to log on/off from ubuntu user to windows user without closing computer completely

i want to know if its possible to log on/off from ubuntu user to windows user without closing computer completely like when in windows win+l open user logon screen then you choose your win user then ...
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Problems with folder permissions using samba

I'm having issues with sharing a folder with Samba over my LAN. I created the fileshare by mounting one of my drives, then running gksudo nautilus and sharing the folder using the built-in sharing ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14 with windows 8 dual boot

I am trying to install ubuntu 14 alongside windows 8. I followed a tutorial from youtube, but I never get the option of Install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 and when I go to somethings else I did not ...
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Cannot find ubuntu on grub after installation

So I want to have dual boot in my laptop that already has Windows 8. Installation was successful, but Windows 8 didn't appear on grub. it had some error with /endentire. With some work around that I ...