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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Dual Boot installation in Windows

I would like to install Ubuntu in two different Machine. One is with Windows XP and another with Windows 8 (Genuine). Will the installation process be same for both machine ??
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Is there any way to install ubuntu alongside win 8 in HP laptop?

In my HP Pavilion with pre-installed win8, I had tried to install ubuntu latest version and 15.10 also many times with different ways alongside the win8 but all went in vain. I cannot understand why ...
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accessing encrypted volume

i have hp pavilion g6 with AMD processor. i had win 8.1 installed on it and i had encrypted an volume from win 8.1. when i overwrote win7 on it my pc is not working and even hard disk is not shown ...
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Not able to install ubuntu 16.04 alongside window 8.1

I have tried to install the ubuntu 16.04 alongside window 8.1 but it is not showing option of install alongside windows boot manager. further on selecting something else and there it is only showing ...
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Can't access files on password protected drive from Ubuntu live USB

I tried to boot my laptop (which is running Windows 8) from an Ubuntu live USB. All the files on the drive were created under a Windows password-protected user, and now I can't get access them from ...
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How can I convert Ubuntu to UEFI

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 in UEFI mode alongside windows 8, which is already in UEFI mode. My partition scheme is GPT. Ubuntu is on /dev/sda5. Legacy bootloader on /dev/sda. Windows on /dev/...
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Accidently wiped out Windows 8 installation, now cant install windows 8 from USB [migrated]

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 in my machine and accidently wiped out all the windows related date, now the hard disk is showing as a one big partition, Then I tried to create a bootable USB drive and ...
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analyzing Testdisk output while trying recovering Win 8 (partitions)

After Ubuntu installation Windows (on Dell Venue Pro 11 with Win 8 preinstalled) does no longer boot. That's what I did before-> I booted Ubuntu from a usb stick, I created a partition in the same ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8/ Ubuntu 16.04 Grub Issues

I recently had to re-install Ubuntu because it would not boot after some software changes. To install from a Live USB I had to change from UEFI mode to CSM. After reinstalling, the Grub menu does not ...
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Dual boot enigma

I am experiencing an issue with my operating systems. I've had windows 8.1 for a while on my system and I decided to have Ubuntu as an alternative with it. As you surely know about the process of ...
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Attempted to Repair GRUB through live USB. Has not worked, cannot get into Ubuntu

Made a post earlier here: Installed Windows 8.1 over 7. Can't Get into Ubuntu 14.04 Essentially, Had Windows 7 on my system first, as is recommended. Afterwards, Ubuntu was installed. Now after ...
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Windows Boot Manager is not loading

I installed Ubuntu over Windows 8 in my HP laptop. After installing Ubuntu over Windows 8, the first problem occurred. First problem is Ubuntu grub is not loading and directly goes to Windows 8. Using ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 14.04 nor Windows 8.1 after resizing partitions

I had dual-booting in my PC (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04), but I needed more space for Ubuntu. So I used GParted with an live-USB Ubuntu to resize and move my partitions, and now I can't boot none of ...
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How to boot to grub by default?

My laptop normally shows the GRUB boot menu with options to boot to Ubuntu or with windows boot manager. I pressed escape by accident and then typed in exit in the GRUB command line. Then I pressed ...
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Lenovo Think Pad never boots up with Linux( Ubuntu)

I bought a Lenovo think-pad and installed Ubuntu. It came by default with Windows 8. I booted him from USB with linux and wiped off windows. I did some coding on the machine, every thing went well ...
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Installed Windows 8.1 over 7. Can't Get into Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Initially, I had installed Windows 7 onto my system first, as is recommended. Afterwards, Ubuntu was installed. From then on, whenever my system would boot up, Grub would launch no matter which SSD ...
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Install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 8

I have windows 8.1 installed on my PC which uses UEFI boot. I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 So I have create bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04 and installed it successfully. and grub bootloader now is ...
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installing windows 8.1 32 bit in virtualbox

When i download the ISO from Microsoft.com I opened virtual box and gone to run it after my settings were configured. I have no way to run 64 bit OS as my motherboard does not support it. it gives me ...
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Ubuntu not showing upon 1st reboot after fresh dual boot install

So, I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop and worked on it for about an hour, I switched to my Windows 10 dual boot to get some files and restarted the machine. Ubuntu wasn't showing up on the boot ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu and windows 10?

So I have a dual system windows and ubuntu. My booting is from GRUB. I want to have a fresh start, eg. uninstall both and then install window and make ubuntu in my virtual box. What steps should I ...
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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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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 ...