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26 views

Cant start Windows OS after Ubuntu installation crash

I recently bought a new ASUS Zenbook UX301 series with windows 8. I then updated to Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu before, and have had it installed through VirtualBox on my macbook for over a year ...
0
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1answer
35 views

Screen resolution on Windows 8.1 VirtualBox guest (Ubuntu Host)

In VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04 I have a Windows 8.1 guest, and I would like to change the screen resolution to 1440x900. Currently it is at 1152x864 (that's the max I can have it that will fit on my ...
0
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1answer
37 views

remove ubuntu and install windows 8

I want to remove my version of Ubuntu and install win 8 ,but when I go through win8 installation and choose custom I found ( in the window of choosing partitions that "windows can not installed on ...
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0answers
7 views

ubuntu for Nokia windows phone [duplicate]

I am Fan of Ubuntu OS and now ubuntu touch i m very excited. But I have Nokia Lumia 520 which have windows8.0 OS in it. I want to shift to the Ununtu Touch. Can you tell me how i install Ubuntu Touch ...
0
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0answers
13 views

Can you please provide step-by-step guide to dualbooting windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've currently got only Ubuntu installed but I'd like to dualboot it with windows 8.1. I've got the installation discs for both so that's not a problem. Yesterday I had win 8.1 and I followed a ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

What can do with my Windows license? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a new Dell laptop from eBay to install Ubuntu onto. The computer comes with Windows 8 pre-installed, but I will never be using or needing Windows. While I am aware that ...
2
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3answers
46 views

Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
0
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0answers
97 views

Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot problem

I have Asus X550C laptop which came with FreeDOS on it. I installed Windows 8.1 on it and then Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Then when I rebooted the system only Ubuntu was booting up. I updated grub using sudo ...
0
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2answers
82 views

How to install Ubuntu in my Windows 8.1 (pre-installed genuine) computer?

I run Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion computer. I have not partitioned my hard-disk yet. I want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. Can anyone help me with step-by-step procedure?
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2answers
49 views

I have a CD to upgrade to windows 8.1. Is it safe? [duplicate]

I brought a CD to upgrade my windows 7 to 8.1 pro, I use windows 7 alongside ubuntu on my PC. So if I proceed with the upgrade will the GRUB get damaged or only the windows 7 erases and 8.1 gets ...
1
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3answers
74 views

Easiest way to move from Ubuntu to Windows? [duplicate]

For my study next year, my computer has to run Windows. It's a requirement. Right now, I want to get used to it a little more, so I plan on installing Windows preemptively. I'm currently running ...
2
votes
2answers
134 views

i installed ubuntu but i want to go back to windows 8

My laptop had windows 8 preinstalled and then i installed ubuntu 14.04. But now I want to reinstall windows 8 and dual boot the two but I don't know how to get my product key or get the windows 8 iso ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How to safely remove a Ubuntu-Windows dualboot? [duplicate]

I tried to do this one time before, but it completely failed. I wiped all of it's partitions, and reclaimed the partitions within Windows, however, that messed up GRUB and I couldn't get back the the ...
1
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1answer
39 views

Add space from a NTFS partition to Ubuntu

So, i installed Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8 on a 15 GB partition i took from another drive . Ubuntu splitted it into 2 partitions of 7,96 GB and 7,04 GB and i realized that it's kind of small so i ...
1
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1answer
93 views

Repairing Windows 8 from Ubuntu USB boot [closed]

My student has a Windows 8 netbook (no cd/dvd drive) which reports "No operating system" when turned on. She has has a windows 8 repair dvd (not very useful without a drive!) and a copy of that dvd ...
1
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1answer
480 views

Wine: How can I make Wine applications look like Windows 8? [duplicate]

I just installed Wine and I realized the applications look terrible. I wanted the look and feel of Windows 8 on my Wine applications, how can I go about doing this? Thanks!
1
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2answers
91 views

How to Install Windows Alongside Ubuntu?

I have a computer which is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to dual boot with Windows 8. I can not find any instructions for installing Windows after Ubuntu is already installed. I am only ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Dual-Boot Lost after Windows 8.1 Upgrade [duplicate]

I had a UEFI dual-boot setup of Ubuntu Saucy + Windows 8. After the 8.1 upgrade the machine boots straight into Windows. I can't even seem to boot from the live USB drive even though I've disabled ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

Repairing Windows 8 Installation via Ubuntu [duplicate]

My HDD is on its verge of death and I have Windows 8 installed on it. I have some pretty important files there that I need to take to the Ubuntu side. My Ubuntu installation is on its separate ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

Ubuntu 'disappeared' on Windows 8.1 update

As I have a very poor internet connection, I have only recently been able to update to Windows 8.1. Up until then I had been using a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (13.04) where I was givent the ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Windows 8 doesn't start after installing ubuntu 13.10

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer AspireOne D255E alongside an old installation of Windows 8. After the Ubuntu install, I started Windows and Ubuntu without problems but suddenly I tried to ...
0
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0answers
58 views

Ubuntu/Windows 8 Dual Boot Issues

Recently I was able to dual boot my pre-installed Windows 8 laptop with Ubuntu 13.04; however, I had to delete the Ubuntu partition. Because of this I had to restore my laptop to factory settings. ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Get back windows 8?

So, I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, and I "lost" windows 8.I clicked the wrong button... I've tried so many things to get it back, but I have lost my hopes now. Please, I hope someone have knowledge ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Why Windows 8 is a lot faster than Ubuntu 13.10 on the same laptop? [closed]

I am not a Windows fan. I don't like Windows. But, for my curiosity, I temporally installed Windows 8 on my machine (a Samsung NP300, Intel Core i3, 4GB Memory). I observed that it's a lot faster ...
1
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1answer
949 views

Here's my smb.conf file. Whats wrong with it?

I have reduced this to almost 0 security. I've tried security = user. I can't for the life of me see on my Windows machine these shared drives. I've also had the netbios name equal my workgroup ...
0
votes
2answers
149 views

Dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I have a laptop that had Windows 7 previously installed but now has Windows 8.1. I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. But I was curious on how to do this properly and in the case that GRUB messes up ...
0
votes
1answer
738 views

Installing ubuntu to my windows 8 tablet pc

I bought a samsung tablet pc and there comes windows 8 at the beginning of my tablet pc I want to install latest ubuntu version and delete windows totally but when i am trying to install ubuntu while ...
1
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1answer
108 views

Replaced windows 8 with ubuntu. All partitions deleted [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu using live cd by selecting Replace Windows 8 with Ubuntu. I want to get my data back.My windows partition details: c: 40GB d: 110GB c: 160GB e: 130GB So shall I reinstall windows ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

Accidentally departitioned in Ubuntu installation - now boot manager doesn't work

OK, I've spectacularly failed at the Ubuntu installation process, and my new computer is now unusable. I realize that this is somewhat of a specialized case, but I'd really be extradinarily grateful ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Grub does not load up even after running boot-repair

I had a successfully running computer with dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 until I made the drastic decision to upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1. The upgrade to Windows 8.1 was fine but I discovered ...
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votes
1answer
40 views

Installing from the windows intaller, does it erase my other OS? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on Windows with windows installer but it does not ask if I want to install it on a partition, so I assume they are going to erase my old OS, Will this happen?
0
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0answers
795 views

GRUB not appearing at WIndows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 after Windows 8.1 and GRUB is not appearing. I tried what is in this topic, but it doesn't work for me. Can you help me?
2
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1answer
19k views

Install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot with Windows 8.1

I have a laptop with installed Windows 8.1 x64. I want to intstall Ubuntu 13.10 (x64 of cause) in dual boot with it. I've made bootable USB stick (using unetbootin) with Ubuntu and tried to boot with ...
0
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1answer
64 views

I cannot get ubuntu to boot up on windows 8

I have set the priority to USB drive, turned off fast boot, turned off secure boot. I have tried multiple times and ways. I am fairly new but from what I understand is ueif or such is different. What ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

Lost windows Partition Reinstalling Ubuntu

I updated Ubuntu 13.10 and my wireless and ethernet connections stopped working. After trying to get it sorted to no avail I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I did have a dual boot with windows 8, but it ...
2
votes
0answers
342 views

sharing between ubuntu 12.04 and windows8 with online user

I've searched for solutions and tried numerous things but nothing so far has worked. I'm trying to access shares on an ubuntu 12.04 pc from my windows 8 pc. In my win8 machine I can see the shares, ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Ubuntu On Windows 8 On HP 2000 Notebook PC [duplicate]

I have been trying to follow guides all through internet for installing Ubuntu, but Windows has hijacked my system in such a way that I am unable to install Ubuntu even after 2 months of purchasing ...
0
votes
3answers
927 views

Rollback to Windows 8.1 From Ubuntu 13.04

while trying to install Ubuntu I accidentally wiped out the HDD and now my Windows 8 is gone and I'm trying to install it back whether alongside with Ubuntu or alone. I downloaded the windows 8.1 ISO ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, there is no option for it, it just says there is no OS detected.
0
votes
2answers
776 views

How Do I Reset my Ubuntu Password on a Laptop That Came with Windows 8 Pre-installed? [duplicate]

My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed and uses UEFI (the successor to BIOS) by default. It has been working fine for me for a few months. I decided to install Ubuntu with the goal of a ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Can I keep Windows 7 [duplicate]

A friend in my college introduced me to ubuntu It looked nice but I also love the Windows 7 OS, and if i Did download Ubuntu and install it, he said that when I boot my system it gives me a option to ...
0
votes
2answers
471 views

Is it safe to dual boot? [closed]

I used to use Ubuntu on an old laptop a few years ago, now that laptop is dead, and I want Linux for developing (Windows doesn't really like Python), so I'm considering dual booting on my main ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I backup my pre-installed Windows 8 before I install ubuntu?

I'm really new to Ubuntu, and I want to install it (Ubuntu 13.04) alongside my Windows 8 pre-installed laptop (Toshiba L850/046). I wanna be able to pick between the two at startup, because as much as ...
0
votes
2answers
849 views

Ubuntu files are not accessible through Windows 8 [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit alongside genuine Windows 8. I can access both through Grub boot menu (Though the Windows 8 is shown as 'Windows 8 UEFI recovery'), but the problem is, when I ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Which version of Ubuntu is the most stable in a dual boot with Windows 8?

I am running a laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I had been running with the dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04, but had a disc failure (unreleated to linux) and have had to start over. I had some problems ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

GRUB not showing on startup

I have a laptop dual booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13. When the computer boots, it goes straight to windows. The only way I can get to grub is to reboot windows into advanced boot mode with ...
0
votes
1answer
206 views

switching from windows 8 to Ubuntu. A few questions to ask before hand

I have the microsoft office applications and am wondering if I will still be able to use these. If I want to switch back to windows will I be able to do so? I have an Acer ultrabook with a 30gb ssd. ...
0
votes
1answer
855 views

How do I hide GRUB entries?

I recently followed this guide to dual-booting OEM Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and now I've got an awful GRUB menu full of redundant entries. All I want are two entries: one for Ubuntu, and one for Windows. ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

unable to boot in windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't boot in Windows 8, I can only boot in the recovery. Before that, I installed fedora over a Ubuntu installation and I was having the same problem. Here is my ...
5
votes
5answers
4k views

How to set up Ubuntu + Win 8 in virtualbox, when Win 8 is pre-installed?

I have a Samsung i3 Ultrabook. It runs Windows 8. I used to run Ubuntu in Virtualbox. I hate it. I want to run Ubuntu as host. But Win 8 should be running in Virtualbox (for Office + Acrobat). But the ...