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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Created a dual boot but only boots to Ubuntu

A friend of mine had installed Ubuntu 16.04 using the "Alongside Windows 8" option and now the system only boots to Ubuntu. How can we fix this?
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What happen if I install ubuntu without unlocking 'secure boot' & 'fast boot' on windows pre-installed computer? -pastebin attached

The desktop was using windows8. Not sure about the exact subversion but windows 8. then I tried multi booting for the first time So I downloaded ubuntu14.04 into usb. Run the UUI for booting in USB....
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Installing Ubunu 16.04 Windows 8 Dual Boot (VERY CLOSE)

So i have successfully installed ubuntu 16 on a windows 8 with uefi. My only problem is in order to get to the grub boot screen i have to press esc during boot. I want grub to load in by default, not ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0)

I am new at ubuntu. I am using windows 8.1. I want to tried dual boot in my pc and tried to install ubuntu 16.04 with pen-drive then may i lost boot for pen-drive. Still i got kernel panic not syncing ...
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Installation failure: Can't access bios [closed]

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 parallel to my Windows 8 on a different partition using a bootable USB drive. The installation stopped while working on something with grub, so I restarted my computer. ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows Dual Boot if I don't have Windows recovery CD

I installed Ubuntu (I had already had Windows 8.1) from USB (I still have live Ubuntu on it). Is there a way I can uninstall Ubuntu in a way that my Windows will remain bootable? All the tutorials I ...
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Install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I'm installing Ubuntu 16.04 from a bootable USB alongside my Windows 8.1. During the installation process, I could choose in the installer option "Install Ubuntu within Windows Boot Manager" or "...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.1 over 14.04.3 - Did I delete my windows partition?

I had windows 8.1 installed with ubuntu 14.04.3 on another partition. I booted from a USB and ran the installation with ubuntu 14.04.1. When doing the installation it detected that I already had 14.04....
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Windows 8.1 does not shown up on Grub2, even after installing Boot Repair. - Ubuntu 16.04

This is my first time installing Ubuntu 16.04. I have Windows 8 on my PC, and I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04, put it on a DVD then installed it on my PC. When I turned on my PC after installing Ubuntu 16....
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Cannot add or delete a file from internal drive [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.4 along with Windows 8 and I have 2 drives in windows, C and D. In Ubuntu, I can open and read these drives. But cannot delete or add files and folders to these drives. Please ...
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My hp laptop G6 2304tx shuts down suddenly after installing ubuntu along side previously added Windows 8.1?

My laptop is model hp 2304 tx.It had windows 8.1.It works fine on ubuntu but it shuts down suddenly while using Windows 8.1.It is happening recently after I installed ubuntu .How to solve this problem?...
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I can't boot my ubuntu usb on my laptop

I have an Asus laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. I created a bootable Ubuntu stick, deactivated secure boot and fast boot, created a booting destination of the USB port, and chose to boot from ...
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Dual boot Win8 Bluetooth issues

For a while now I had been strugling with bluetooth issues on my dual-boot (14.04/Win8) machine. I have fixed the re-pairing issue with this tutorial. However, a second issue remains. Whenever I boot ...
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number of options of ubuntu keeps increasing after every restart.why?

my screen after starting and pressing F9 Have installed ubuntu along side windows 8 and also have run boot repair ,but have to press escape and F9 to boot ubuntu,number of options of ubuntu keeps ...
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What is the difference between Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi and Windows UEFI bkpbootx64.efi? [closed]

Also help me by explaining why windows UEFI loader was first taking me to windows but now is redirecting back to this page:
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Installing Ubuntu on a toshiba satellite L10-B?

So i've been attempting on and off for about a year now to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba Satellite L10-B. It came Preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and a super locked-down UEFI BIOS. The furthest i'...
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Trying to dual booth install Ubuntu 15 on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to install Linux through Ubuntu on my system. I managed to turn my USB into a Ubuntu installer, and I tried to install through there. I can't however , reach the Ubuntu boot menu. I even ...
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Remove win 8, install ubuntu 16.04 64 bit on a laptop with UEFI

I want to remove win 8 and install ubuntu 16.04 64bit on a Samsung laptop with UEFI. I'm not interested in a dual boot setup. With the intention of changing the boot order so that I can boot from a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 can not be install on unallocated disk

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 8.1 in dual boot. So I shrink my Partition F to get 34GB of unallocated disk space. In the Ubuntu setup process, it detects that my PC has Windows 8 ...
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how do i keep ubuntu & windows dual boot when updating to win 10?

I have a Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual boot on my hp pro-book, and when i update to Win 10, the dual boot and the second hard drive partition are inaccessible. When i downgrade back to Win 8.1 the dual ...
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Wanted to change Ubuntu to Windows, cant even boot

I recently decided that I would switch from my beloved Ubuntu,to windows. So, first of all I made my boot-able USB with Windows 8.1 on it,using uNETbootin. All things went well up to this point, and ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing - Attempted to kill init ! exit code 0x00007f00

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dual boot with windows 8. Yesterday I was installing hadoop on my system and suddenly Ubuntu stopped working. So I have to power it off directly by pressing and holding ...
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Grub Loader lost

I had to install windows 8 again. I already have Ubuntu installed. Now, Grub loader is not shown. I have tried to boot by usb with ubuntu. A menu shows up: -Try ubuntu without installing -install ...
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Is it possible to extend memory for ubuntu OS?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTE in my DELL laptop.It is working properly,Now I can access 2 Operating systems(win8 & Ubuntu). At the time of installation process I allocated memory as around 10 GB ...
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Can't boot into Windows

Well I did a stupid thing while repairing my boot loader system using EasyBCD on Windows. I selected Ubuntu as default bootloader and also selected the 'Skip the boot menu' option and applied those ...
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GRUB2 Installation failed Dual boot ubuntu with windows 8

I am having hp pavilion g6 2320tx with windows 8 preinstalled with the UEFI mode I am trying to install ubuntu alongside Windows 8 but it fails every time giving me the error that grub2 was not ...
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Samba shared folder “not accesible” by Windows 8 client

I've been tinkering with this for hours... why do I keep getting an error message on the windows machine saying the folder is not accessible? Ubuntu 14.04 Here is smb.conf: # # Sample ...
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dual boot system can't boot from usb

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 8.1 both installed on my PC and I want to boot from a USB just to check something, but GRUB does not give me any option to do so. The USB is bootable (I checked it with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not loading SSD with Windows 8 on it

At the moment I have a 1.5tb WD HDD with Ubuntu 14.04 loaded on it. Instead of booting up Ubuntu I want to boot windows off of a sandisk 240gb SSD I also have installed. Every time I look at the drive ...
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Windows Ubuntu dual boot - Windows boot problem after updates

My Windows - Ubuntu dual boot system was working perfect for up to 6 months. After Windows updates, Windows can't boot. I have tried several things but nothing seems to work. You can find a Boot ...
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How can I install windows (from DVD-R-8.1 Pro.) having Ubuntu, the only OS on my laptop? [duplicate]

Initially it was Windows 8.1 pro, then switched to 10 on a pop-up on the task bar, which was not activated, After few days I thought of dual booting with Ubuntu and so, went to Ubuntu's site and ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14 to secondary drive partition on from Windows 8.1

Machine: Geforce GTX 970M 6144 MB vRam(?) Processor: i7-4790S 3.20 GHZ 32.0 GB RAM 64 Bit Win 8.1 Pro I've used Universal Install to write ubuntu-14.04.4-desktop-amd64 to a 16 GB flash drive. ...
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Unboot Pendrive through ubuntu which is booted in windows 8

I recentely migrated from windows 8 to ubuntu 14.04 .I booted my pendrive through windows 8. Now I want to unboot my pendrive through ubuntu 14.04, how can i do? Pendrive: 16GB(sandisk cruzer blade) ...
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Grub - missing windows 8 recovery

In a dual boot ubuntu 14.04 / windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 10) laptop, there's no entry in the grub menu list for starting the windows 8 recovery procedure (installation files are in a partition). ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 15.10 acer

I can not install Ubuntu appears to me as it is shown in the picture System Information OS: Windows8.1 Please to help me quickly please.
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boot-repair error message meaning, and assistance on next step

Please help me understand what this means, also what is the next step to recovering my initial operating system Win 8 ? I've been wrestling with this for so long. For crying-out-loud they now have ...
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Error and command screen when booting from USB flash to install it

Boot screenshot I get this error when I boot from USB flash to install Ubuntu.
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GRUB doesn't load windows 8

Here what I am getting: Windows loads fine only if I switch to UEFI via "Boot options(F12)". I get the GRUB menu only in legacy mode. In GRUB 2.02 beta2-9ubuntui1.3 menu the only selection for ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Windows 8 on a separate partition

I used a lIVE CD to install ubuntu and I selected the option install with windows 8. But I wanted the root to be mounted on a separate partition which I have created. How do I do this ? When I say ...
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Grub menu doesn't appear on dual boot with win8.1

After installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 on a HP Pavilion G6 that had windows 8.1 pre-installed, I am unable to see the grub menu. I can see two entries of Ubuntu if I hit the 'esc' key while booting and press ...
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Edit EFI file paths for Windows Boot Manager from Xubuntu 14.04

I've been trying for some time to fix a mistake I have made around a month ago with Windows 8 after installing Xubuntu beside it. In order to make my laptop run GRUB2 instead of the original Windows ...
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Some words missing from comments in .odt file made in win8 and opened in ubuntu, via LibreOffice(in both)

I had saved a .odt file in my windows 8.1, in which I had saved credentials associated with each and every website I had account on. When I opened that file in ubuntu its email/username and in few ...
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(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: No such device

I have a PC with a Intel Core i5-4460 CPU 3.20GHZ, 12GB of RAM with Windows 8.1 installed. I want to make a Dual Boot install Ubuntu + Windows8.1. So I downloaded the Ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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Ubuntu missing from HP boot menu

I have a HP laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted. I used to use F9 key to enter boot menu and chose Ubuntu and then GRUB would appear where I would chose Ubuntu again. This was working ...
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Paste text copied from Windows 8

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside Oracle Virtual Box on Windows 8.1. I am not able to paste the text into the terminal which I copied from the browser on windows. How do I get this to work?
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DualBoot: Windows doesnt load anymore

I have a dualboot system with Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on my pc. When I boot the pc grub shows up with Xubuntu and Win 8.1. I can load Xubuntu normally but if I try to boot Windows I'm getting a '...
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Ubuntu only booting sporadical

First of all, hi @all :) I have a problem with my new Ubuntu 15.10 installation, here is what i did: I had Debian and Win 8.1 installed on my 2 SSD's. To try Ubuntu I installed it on the same SSD as ...
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How to remove Grub Rescue from my friend's laptop

I have no idea how Linux works, but my friend has dual booted his laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 8 and he has formatted his Linux partition (I don't know why) and he gets into Grub Rescue every time ...
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how to install windows along the ubuntu 14.04. lts [duplicate]

I want to install windows 8 along ubuntu 14.04 lts. I have ubuntu allready instaled. Can I make this? Thank you.