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 is not letting me switch to Windows 8. Dual boot process. Ubuntu 15.04

So today I just tried to do a Dual Boot with my Windows 8 desktop computer. I followed these instructions At the start, I made a 200Gb partition from my 1TB hard drive. I booted Ubuntu 15.04 by ...
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Dual boot not working (unable to load Windows) on ubuntu

I am new to linux(ubuntu) and have installed it while following different blog posts and stuff to keep my Windows installed and I hope it is. I selected Something else option while installing but now ...
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How to add Kali linux as third Os (to triple boot) over Ubuntu and Win8 [on hold]

Currently im having a dual boot PC. i installed ubuntu 'alongside' windows 8 and now im using its grub for swap. Now i want to install Kali linux as third OS and i want to make a triple boot with ...
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New to Linux, tried booting from a usb. wubildr.mbr is either missing or corrupted. (Windows 8)

I'm currently running Windows 8. I used this installation guide to install everything. After using the "Help Me Boot from CD" option in Wubi, I was able to restart and get to a page saying that ...
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ubuntu no longer starting in secure mode

I had a working dual boot system, Kubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 - after an update 3-4 weeks ago, Ubuntu wont boot when secure mode is enabled. I get an error message "Invalid Signature Detected. Check ...
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Ubuntu boot with Windows 8.1, can't get Windows back

I installed Ubuntu earlier today, and can not find a way to go back to Windows. I have put the USB drive with Ubuntu on it, no option from GRUB, and I can't find it in Ubuntu either. I don't have an ...
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windows 10 and ubuntu dual boot [on hold]

will we face same problem in installing ubuntu alongside windows 10 as we faced while installing ubuntu alongside windows 8? Did microsoft fixed it?
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On which device do I install the bootloader when I want to dual boot?

I'm currently trying to install Kubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 (already installed). It's on a non-UEFI machine. My partitions are as follows: sda1 windows installation (500GB SSD) sdb1 HDD ...
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boot-repair windows not listed

today I installed Windows 8.1 and it broke my grub. I tried to run the boot-repair GUI on a live session of Ubuntu but after the restart of the PC the grub displays ONLY Ubuntu. Before the ...
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Unable to access BIOS menu after installing Windows 8

After installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode I can no longer access the BIOS menu. I have tried different solutions to access the BIOS menu but I was unsuccessful. I want to switch to Ubuntu but the live ...
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Installing a second OS next to Ubuntu

At the moment, my notebook us running on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install a second operating system (windows 8.1) but I can't seem to install it via UEFI. Either the medium is to small(USB stick), ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with windows 8.1 on Toshiba?

I am trying to get Ubuntu 14.04.2 and windows 8.1 dual boot setup. I've read numerous articles on how to do this, but can't figure out what I'm missing. The latest article I tried to follow had some ...
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu (Bios keeps showing it?)

I'm trying new distributions, and I want to clean all my Ubuntu installation. I have a dual boot W 8.1 - Ubuntu. This is what I've done so far: 1 - I changed my boot priority from BIOS. 2 - I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : “serious errors were found while checking the disk for / ” and after that Linux hangs very often

I have been using dual boot alongside Windows 8.1 from 1 year. Very recently the windows shut down unexpectedly, and then started showing "Trying to repair Windows". I knew it would harm Ubuntu file ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Acer Aspire E5-511G with Windows 8

I've tried everything I can to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 8 on my laptop and I'm just not successful. I have Ubuntu on an USB flash drive, and whatever I do, I keep getting the message ...
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how can I regain bootability of ubuntu after ubuntu 14.04 install alongside Win8.1

I am familiar with win but new to linux. The pc is a Dell Inspiron 660. The bios is AMI, build date 7/26/12, with the Aptio Setup Utility. I installed ubuntu alongside win8.1 via usb created with ...
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Which versions and software should I use to run Windows under Ubuntu? [closed]

I would like to run some windows program under Ubuntu. I was wondering if I can expect some differences in performance regarding : the version of Windows I choose : Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 or ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 installation error

I am new to Ubuntu. I have windows 8.1 right now and I want to remove it and install Ubuntu 15.04. So I burned iso file to the disc, put it in DVD-ROM, restarted PC and boot from DVD-ROM. After ...
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Fix the USB error “There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive X”

I have a 32GB USB Pen Drive which has gone dead (USB drive unusable, unformattable, and reporting 0 bytes capacity). It is not accessible through any OS. When I insert it into my Windows machine and ...
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Install Ubuntu Linux Desktop 15.x on Pre-installed Windows 8.1 laptop and have dual boot [duplicate]

I looked at various questions all over the internet. Infact i did the same almost 6 months back on my HP Desktop but i did so much hit and trial that i have forgotten what to do this time? Do i need ...
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Booting Ubuntu 15.04 in WIndows 8.1 (Pre Installed) [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1. I made a live usb stick using UnetBootin, I put the usb stick and and restarted my 8.1 PC . I pressed F1, no boot menu appeared. Neither ...
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Wireless connection drops every 15 seconds on an Asus X550LD

I just install Ubuntu on dual boot with windows 8.1, and my wireless connection disconnects every 10 seconds. I am using an Asus X550LD. I had this problem on windows but it was cut and not a ...
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Sound problems in Ubuntu/Windows

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and windows 8.1 installed on my laptop. After an Ubuntu update, I'm having problems with audio. The speaker and headphones play at the same time on Ubuntu. Only the ...
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How do I create a windows 8.1 iso on ubuntu?

I am trying to create a windows 8.1 ISO to install on to a fresh hard-drive. I have downloaded the media creation tool from Microsoft website, and installed wine. When I try to open said media ...
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Installing Ubuntu dual boot with pre-installed windows 8.1

i have an HP envy DV6 laptop, with UEFI, 1 terabyte (GPT),with pre-installed windows 8.1. i am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 (64) ,i have tried 15 also with USB. when i start installing i find that ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I know the question is repeated but my question pertains to a very specific issue and is likely to be useful for future users who would install 15.04. I read the original answer and it says there ...
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Can I reenable Secure boot after having installed Ubuntu 15.04 successfully next to Win 8.1?

The title is basically my question: I have (seemingly) managed to successfully install 15.04 next to the existing Win 8.1. I did this with Secure boot disabled to be on the safe side. can I now ...
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I can't install Ubuntu besides windows without format

So I have a SSD of 120 GB on which I have a Windows 8.1 installation. I decided to install Ubuntu besides my Windows 8.1 on my ssd, all went good, I started configuring the OS and installing drivers. ...
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how to set ubuntu to be default boot os in dual boot? [duplicate]

i dual booted my laptop by installing ubuntu( version 14.04) along with windows 8.1. Now when i power on my laptop by default it boot with windows. hwo can i set ubuntu as a default boot?
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Installing BURG bootloader on ubuntu 15.04 dual boot

I thought I had installed it correctly, and I got to the point of selecting a theme ( and looking to install a theme I found online) but when I restarted the machine to check it was still the old ...
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How to access Windows' advanced start options dual booted with Ubuntu

I have got Ubuntu(14.4 LTS) dual booted with Windows (8). For some reason whenever I'm booting Windows, I'm getting the following sequence: We couldn’t complete the updates, Undoing changes. Don’t ...
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Deleted Windows installed partition and also the System Partition

I had dual boot on my laptop Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.0.2 and than i decided to remove windows completely and i booted from usb and removed widows partition and also the system Partition which was the ...
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Recording the image on a USB flash drive

I have ISO-image as Windows 10, Ubuntu 14.04, and a flash drive 8Gb. How to burn a bootable USB flash drive for installation? I need a simple utility, where i choose the ISO file and USB flash drive, ...
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Not getting boot options in Dual boot PC after few days

I have a dual boot installation of windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS For a month or so I was getting the dual boot screen asking me to choose Ubuntu or Windows to boot into default was Ubuntu. Suddenly ...
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I want the Grub menu to not show up, but some chages don't seem to affect anything

I currently have this file setup in the /etc/default/grub loader: GRUB_DEFAULT=5 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> ...
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Correct Way to update BIOS in dual boot machine

i would like to update my current BIOS version because my laptop is running rather hot in idle. I have a DELL Inspiron 5547, single HDD, with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 installed (dual boot). I went ...
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Will windows 10 screw up windows 8 Ubuntu dual boot?

The approach of Windows 10 is getting close and I am curious as to whether the upgrade will screw up my dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu? Should I just wait until it comes out?
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Setting up shared drive through virtualbox [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running as a virtual machine through Virtualbox and I'm trying to set up a directory to share with the Host (windows 8.1). Under settings I have specified a windows directory that ...
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Files getting deleted/removed

I have Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8.1.Whenever I turn off Windows and start Ubuntu some of the old files that were there in D,E and F drives gets deleted/removed. And they sometimes get restored ...
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Grub does not install, setting up dualboot 14.04 with Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15, 1Tb HDD and 8Gb SSD, with pre-installed Windows 8.1. I have been trying for an embarrassing amount of time to set up dualboot with Ubuntu 14.04. I have gone through these ...
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Dual Boot Without USB or DVD with Windows 8.1

Hi wonderful people of the Ubuntu community. I'm aware that this may be a duplicate but I can't seem to find an answers when other people have asked similar questions to me. I have Windows 8.1 and ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot: grub does not appear

First time installing Ubuntu. I have followed the instructions here, with the difference that: I had already used Windows to create 3 partitions for Ubuntu. This line in step 7 did not work: sudo ...
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Booting a Sony Vaio computer running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu from a USB drive

I have Sony VAIO Tap 20 with Windows 8.1 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on it, but I am failing right from the beginning. I cannot get Ubuntu to launch. One particularity is that ...
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Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)?

Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)? I am familiar of fast boot being disabled during installation of Ubuntu. Does that mean Windows will always boot ...
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How can I dual boot the Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 with a trick?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed Ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 2 partitions: / and a swap partition. ...
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An interesting case of Dual Boot Shenanigans. (dell inspiron 7000)

So, my harddrive recently went bust under warranty. As such, Dell shipped me a replacement. And a USB stick containing a full windows 8 installation and repair media. In the land of OEM installs and ...
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Access windows shared drive in Lubuntu

I have a shared drive on my windows 8 pc, let's say the address is \\Blabla\Bla the permissions are set so that everyone on my network can edit and read, i am able to access this folder via my mobile ...
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How can I fix the missing /NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr on Windows 8.1?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 3 partitions: /boot , / and a swap ...
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BIOS resetting from Ubuntu

I changed the BIOS settings in my Acer laptop running Windows 8.1, as I was having difficulties in installing Ubuntu 14.04. In the process I also changed the UEFI to LEGACY and ENABLED to DISABLES. ...
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Problem with dual boot configuration. UEFI vs Legacy?

In my friends laptop previous operating system is Windows8 with UEFI boot mode. I change it UEFI to Legacy mode for Linux installation. But after Linux installation one problem occur. Windows8 boot ...