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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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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What are the advantages of using ubuntu as an os? [on hold]

I have been using windows 8. But I hear most of my friends switching to ubuntu. Can I switch over too?? If so can I get conversant with ubuntu quickly.
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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

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?!
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how to dual boot windows and Ubuntu, using an MSATA for the new OS (ubuntu)

my situation is as follows. I have a laptop, with windows 8.1 on a 240gb SSD. only 25gb are available. I want to install Linux Ubuntu. my laptop has a 16gb MSATA installed. I want to put Linux ...
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Remove Grub menu after Dual Booting

I had dual booted my Acer Aspire V with Ubuntu 14 recently to try it out. I followed guides online on how to remove it from my computer. First I deleted the Ubuntu partitions then used a flash drive ...
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I accidentally deleted unity How do I reinstall it

I was on unity using the compiz config tool and I disabled unity. How do I get back? In unity I can't do control alt T or whatever the short cut for terminal is. I can't do those short cuts. I have ...
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Will dual booting windows 8.1 with Ubuntu affect the future Windows 10 upgrade?

I currently have Windows 8.1 installed on my Lenovo Flex 2 15 laptop. It comes with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I want to dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04, however, I am concerned that it may ...
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How to set windows (8.1) boot manager as defualt

I would like to set the windows boot manager as the default boot manager instead of grub, could someone please help me out? I've been on google for a while and all i can find are instructions for ...
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ubuntu dual boot problem

I recently bought a new laptop (z50 20354). it came with win 8.1 pre installed, i decided to dual boot it with ubuntu(14.04). i had to change my bios settings and did the following: changed OS ...
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Using Ubuntu to rebuild Windows 8 laptop with damaged non-bootable hard drive [closed]

I have(had) an HP2000 running Windows 8 The original 320GB hard drive (OHD) crashed The machine wont boot. Continuously preparing automatic repair - whatever. I removed the OHD, mounted it ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 wants to install along windows 8 i don't have windows 8 i have 7

Like the title says. I boot from USB and it shows to install alongside of windows 8 the problem is I don't have windows 8 i have windows 7 Why is it telling me I have windows 8 install i only have ...
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How can I reset my computer to factory settings? [duplicate]

How can I reset my computer to factory settings? Just like I pulled it out of the box. I want Windows back. If you need more details, I will say them. I don't have much experience with this. I want a ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1

Yet another question on this topic. Sorry. I've bought a new HP Pavilion 15-p239sa with Windows 8.1 installed, and I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that after installation of ...
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cant install windows 8 while ubuntu is already installed ! [want to dual boot] [duplicate]

I am having ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I was trying to install windows8 but at the partition selection i got this error " We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing partition" . But i had ...
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No OS select menu when starting up my HP laptop

I am new to Ubuntu and thought it looked better than Windows 8.1 I have installed Ubuntu onto my laptop but as soon as I had installed it, it restarted and went straight to Windows booting up. I did ...
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Ubuntu dual-boot with preinstalled win 8.1 - How to install properly? [duplicate]

Is it possible to install Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8.1? Would it cause the removal of 8.1? I also heard something about UEFI and secureboot and such things that could cause problems. ...
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Struggling to boot back into windows after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have a question, and hold on, could be a long one. Previously, I have dual booted my computer with linux mint 17.1. I do not know how I bypassed Uefi, but I somehow disabled it. So, previously I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on main HDD drive together with Windows 8. To boot Ubuntu from disk-on-key

Despite the abundance of dual-boot issues lying in the World Wide Web, I decided to create the new topic with my specific question. I have a laptop Asus K55V + UEFI + 500Gb HDD + Windows 8 upgraded ...
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Ubuntu md5 verify from windows

i need the windows 8 equivalent command of Linux md5sum in order to check the Ubuntu .ISO from a windows 8 machine . thanks
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Dual booting to windows 8.1 failing after first boot

My brand new Lenovo X250 came with a Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I wanted to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 as I did on my previous computer. I started by disabling UEFI, removing Windows 8.1 , changing ...
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Running windows 8.1 on virtualbox whils on ubuntu 14.04

I am very new to Ubuntu and Linux. I am currently dual-booting windows 8.1 and Ubuntu and I just downloaded Virtualbox. I am wondering if it is possible to run my Windows 8.1 OS with all of my ...
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Windows Installation on linux pc from .iso? [duplicate]

I have had Ubuntu installed on my laptop now for a while, I have also been switching distros. Now that I want to install windows back again I am having a problem: I have tried making a bootable ...
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Low Graphics Mode Error after clean 14.04.2 LTS installation

I know this thread seems like a duplicate, and maybe it is, but I've tried to figure this out using other related posts, but with no success. A couple of days ago I decided to install Ubuntu on my ...
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Adding Ubuntu to Windows 8.1 Boot manager UEFI mode

I am trying to add Ubuntu to the Windows boot manager in Windows 8.1. I have tried using easyBCD to do this but as I am booting in UEFI mode it fails to work. Is there a way to manually add it in ...
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Not booting any operating system

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) along with Windows 8. When I install it I give it just a 7 GB partition. After five days the Ubuntu partition is completely full (low space). So ...
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Windows 8 remove grub after booting

I'had Windows 8 installed on a SSD with 2 other Hard Drive, I intalled Ubuntu on the SSd (~15Go partition) and the Grub just worked fine, I could run Ubuntu and after a reboot I run windows8. But ...
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How to remove my ubuntu without installing any operating system? [duplicate]

i m having UBUNTU 14.04 in my pc. now i want to remove ubuntu and install windows8.1. I have Booted Windows in my Pendrive.. While installing It is not able to use my Hard drive space which i m using ...
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Installation: USB or DVD? [duplicate]

I wish to add Ubuntu 64 bit to Windows 8, and the installation guide mentions booting from USB or DVD. If I burn the downloaded Ubuntu to an empty USB stick, then put the stick into my computer, what ...
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What after download Ubuntu on windows 8 [duplicate]

So I've got some problems while downloading Ubuntu. As I clicked on the downloadlink ( the first one you see when you get on the destkop page), the Ubuntu link started downloading. When it was ...
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Bootloader problem upon installing Ubuntu - 0xc000007b

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu. After running the installer, when it asks to reboot I restart and I get the following message from the Windows 8 bootloader: Status: 0xc000007b ...
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Windows 8 install turned my ext4 partition into unallocated space. How do I recover it?

The unallocated space in sda2 is supposed to be an ext4 partition with my ubuntu install in it. How do I recover this from a live CD so I can back up my data?
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Unable to go back to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu for dual boot

I own a Lenovo G500s touch laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 I followed an online tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. As of now, Ubuntu 14.04 loads up just fine after ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 installed

So you've probably seen this all before, but I have searched around a can't find a fix anywhere. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a 10GB partition of my SSD, said SSD has a much larger partition with ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 along side Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 which I installed on top of Windows 7 which ruined it so I formatted the Win 7 partition and now I am trying to install Ubuntu but it never shows install alongside Windows and tried ...
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Blurry screen during and after install process

Alright so I've been stumped on this issue for a while now and I'm not sure how to fix it. I'm trying to migrate from Windows 8.1 however when I try to install Ubuntu (or any other OS that supports ...
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Unable to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 with raid0: no partitions detected

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 on my machine using an Ununtu USB drive in UEFI mode, but no luck: My machine is Asus UX301, preinstalled with Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1. Got ...
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My dualboot windows 8.1 ubuntu is not working

I'm trying for 2 weeks to install ubuntu on dual boot with my brand new G551 asus windows 8.1 and I don't succeed. I succeeded to install Ubuntu but I can't boot to there, I've no grub who shows up ...
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Loosing UEFI boot option after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Asus A455L with Win 8.1

I have a new laptop that I and my wife share, she needs Windows and I want to try Ubuntu. I installed Win 8.1 first and Ubuntu 12.04.3 in dual boot mode after. The problem is: No dual boot, it goes ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 [duplicate]

I had a school project to dual boot a virtual machine. The project went great! However, I liked ubuntu so much I wanted to dual boot my pc as home. When I was setting up ubuntu I erased the windows ...
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How to boot Windows 8 installed in legacy mode using GRUB in EFI mode?

This question is linked to this: How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB? But I can't access windows anymore, so I can't run bcdboot. Here's my partition tables: ...
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Dual boot Toshiba laptop with pre-installed Window 8 [duplicate]

I have Toshiba laptop which is pre-installed with Windows 8. Is it possible to dual boot my system with Ubuntu without any negative effects to my laptop?
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My laptop not showing dual boot [duplicate]

Im using dell vostro 3546. Just before i was install successfully ubuntu. Before it has windows8.1. Now i did restart my laptop and doesnt showing dual boot and it showing only ubuntu. I donot know ...
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How to repair (not recover) my HDD's MBR and/or corrupted partition table

I have a serious problem going on with my HDD [SAMSUNG SP1644N- 160GB HDD - real 149GB] I wanted to reinstall my windows so I used Parted Magic's Partition editor to format it... I made an ...
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Legacy mode, Grub can't load win8 even it's in grub list

I don't think I can handle daul-boot in UEFI mode, so I delete efi floder in Win8 iso as Microsoft suggests to install win8 in legacy mode. Then turn to install Ubuntu. I create some unallocated space ...