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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Better install Ubuntu 14.04 before upgrade to Windows 10 or afterwards?

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 and would like to install Ubuntu's latest LTS in dual boot with Windows. Is it better to upgrade to Windows 10 first and then install Ubuntu or is it better to ...
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Can't load Windows 8 on dual boot with Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8 (from Win8). The installation went well without any issues. When I switch my laptop ON, it opens the GRUB menu with : Ubuntu Advanced ...
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Windows 8.1 is not booting after installation of Ubuntu

My PC is Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook. After start this shows up GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta 2-9ubuntu1.3 Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu Memory test (memtest86+) Memory test (memtest86+, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 (legacy mode): can't boot Windows after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu and now I cant boot Windows 8.1, no option appears. I followed these steps: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html I did Boot Repair, ...
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SONY VAIO Pre-installed windows 8.1 dual-boot ubuntu problem [duplicate]

i installed ubuntu along side with pre-installed windows 8.1 in my SONY VAIO after ubuntu x64 installation in UEFI mode i rebooted the system n it boots directly into Windows 8.1 . i tried to use ...
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How can I find the Win8 key when running Ubuntu on my machine

Ive installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo machine that had a preinstalled Win8 on it, now I need to reinstall it since I would like to run a dual boot machine but Windows have hidden the key in the BIOS. Any ...
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Thinking about reinstalling ubuntu after bad dual boot. Is restoring to factory systems necessary prior to this?

Recently I dual booted Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04, and I ran into an issue where in which I couldn't boot into Windows (only Ubuntu). I resolved the issue (turned off secure boot) but now I'm ...
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No Dual-Boot Option after Installing Ubuntu 15.10 with windows 8.1

I'm completely new to ubuntu and have been trying to set up a dual boot on my new MSI GE72 2QC. The machine came with windows 8.1 pre-installed. I shrank my windows partition to make space for ubuntu ...
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Should I put Ubuntu and windows on the same hard drive by partitioning, or on separate drives?

slightly above novice ubuntu user here. I have ubuntu 14.04 on one laptop. I want to dual-boot ubuntu 15.10 (or 15.04) with pre-installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop. It's a gigabyte Aorus X3 plus ...
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OpenVPN server working and client connected but not having internet

I am trying to configure a openvpn server to use over TCP to avoid the proxy restrictions of my school. I follow this tutorial on digitalocean website. ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 - Ubuntu 14.04 with msdos partition table

I have a self-installed Windows 8 on a disk with a msdos partition table. I boot in UEFI, and I have a 350m partition with EFI file of Microsoft. 1. Is it really possible to boot in UEFI with a ...
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i installed ubuntu 15.04 in legacy boot mode. want to dual boot laptop in uefi mode

i accidentally installed ubuntu 15.04 (32 bit os) on my 64 bit compatible laptop in legacy boot mode and i cannot find my graphics drivers. my question are : 1. how can i dual boot (windows 8.1 and ...
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How to boot windows after installing ubuntu? (ubuntu does detect windows, just doesn't allow me to boot it)

im absolutely new to linux (this is my first day using ubuntu 14.04). I installed ubuntu on my system in dual boot mode. When I start ubuntu I do not get the option to choose my OS as most tutorials ...
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EXTERNAL HDD dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 + Windows 8.1

Hy, Is that possible to do a dual boot external HDD with separated partitions with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 on them? I have MacBook AIR 11" and a want to use Windows and Ubuntu, but the internal HDD is ...
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I want to remove windows 8 and keep ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I have been testing out ubuntu for a few months now and now I decided to keep it on my system (It's a dual boot with windows 8.1). My question is : If I remove windows 8.1 from my system, will my BIOS ...
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Can't install 15.10 on my HP Spectre with Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Hi everyone im new to installing Linux but have several times installed various versions of Windows and a couple IOS's but never installed linux. I have literally been going at it since like 11:30 ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 15.04-windows 8.1 ubuntu missing boots to windows

I am new to ubuntu and recently installed it to my HP Pavillion g7 (model number escapes me) and have been using it successfully for several weeks now when i logged in today to find that the grub boot ...
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GRUB2 doesn't show on boot after running Software Updater (UEFI) (15.04)

So, a little background, a few months ago I decided to dual-boot my Windows 8 (not 8.1) Toshiba Satellite laptop with Ubuntu 15.04, having done it successfully, and since then I've been alternating ...
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Safely Installing Ubuntu on my Laptop [duplicate]

So my plan is to install Ubuntu on my ASUS x20ta laptop. However, there are some known issues with it, like the WiFi and audio card, that need workarounds. If I can't get those to work, I'd like to be ...
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After using GParted to give my virtual disk more space, the Ubuntu VM will not boot

So I decided to switch from a dualboot setup to running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit inside of VirtualBox 5.08. My Host OS is Windows 8.1 64-bit. The VM has 2 GB of dedicated memory, from the 8GB on the host. ...
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Getting “Permission denied” errors from efibootmgr

Well, im a new linux user, i recently made a dual boot (between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu) but when I restarted the PC I saw BIOS POST screen (you know, that screen with "press to enter boot, press to ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 using Unetbootin shows error on reboot

I used Install Ubuntu without CD and USB , how? answer and used unetbootin to chose C:\ drive on my windows 8.1. The problem is that answer is only for windows 7 users exlusively. Got the boot ...
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Can I run the Ubuntu SDK for Windows?

The last question on this was 2 years ago, so I'm hoping that things have changed... I spend a lot of time in college, and use the Windows PCs there. I would really like to begin development for ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Win8…Cannot boot Win8 anymore

I have Ubuntu configured to dual boot on my Windows 8 laptop. When I first installed it, I partitioned ~100gigs for Ubuntu and left the rest to Windows (I might've messed up the partitioning...). Now ...
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Is WD elements with NTFS format supported on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I brought a WD Elements 1tb external hdd and I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my laptop.(not a dual boot). So I was wondering will the hdd work on Ubuntu, it's ntfs formatted.I dont want to format it ...
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My computer isn't loading GRUB when I boot

I use a TOSHIBA Satellite A300 laptop with Windows 8.1 Pro installed. I made a live USB using Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.1 from which I can boot Ubuntu 15.04 using the ISO image from Ubuntu ...
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Migrate form Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu

I am a Linux noob and have got Win 8.1 I wanna change to Ubuntu (by "change" I mean get rid of Win and permanently use Ubuntu) while keeping all the data in my computer (Videos, Pictures and some ...
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How to change Grub to default boot loader instead of Windows

I'm having an issue with Grub. I installed a dual boot of Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1 factory installed Hp Envy computer, but when I turn on my computer it skips Grub and goes straight into Windows 8.1 . ...
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Booting up error [duplicate]

I made a bootable usb drive with Ubuntu but when I boot up it says this: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system How do I fix this?
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Ubuntu and windows not booting

I had my mac tripple booted with Ubuntu and windows using refind and it took a long time to set up. Mac just did an update and now it will only boot to mac and the refind loaded doesn't show up any ...
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Dual Boot w/ Windows on Linux System

I have a system that already has a Lubuntu OS installed, and I'm wondering if and how I can install Windows 8 on the computer as a dual boot. I know that doing so would require me to somehow repair ...
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Can't choose to boot either windows 8.1 or ubuntu on uefi

I use a Sony Vaio SVF14212 with windows 8 pre-installed. I removed Windows 8 and installed windows 8.1. I just installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS(I want to have dual boot ubuntu-windows), but when it ...
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Grub stopped booting

everytime I restart my computer or shut it down it boots straight back into windows 8 It used to boot into GRUB but for some reason it stopped.How do I fix this?
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Dual boot & boot loop Linux-Windows 8

I will go directly to the subject. I have a homework for my university and our teacher wants to make a dual boot of linux and Windows (the easy part), but he want to create a boot loop so that when we ...
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Didn't create Reserved BIOS boot partition

While installing ubuntu 15.04 , i didn't create Reserved BIOS boot partition, because of which i'am booting into only ubuntu, unable to boot in windows. I can see my windows partition in ubuntu. But ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Dual-Boot Installation with Windows 8.1

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 as a dual boot with current Windows 8.1 (my computer came with Windows 7, than I updated to Windows 8 and 8.1). I have following drivers: C: - 275 GB NTFS D: - ...
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Dual system-win 7-Ubuntu-Locatioin is not available

I have a PC on which i install a dual system (win7 and Ubuntu 12.04). Yesterday i used ubuntu and my external disk to copy some files from the disk. All files copied are from win7 system. Then ...
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Grub not showing on startup for Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 Dual boot

I have a computer that already has Windows 8.1 installed. I attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my system using a USB drive. Having successfully completed the installation, I was prompted to ...
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How can I recover Windows 10 after deleting the partition from Ubuntu?

I have a Y50-70 Lenovo Laptop which came with a pre-installed Win 8 copy which I later upgraded to Win 10. I then came into contact with the marvel of linux and fell in love with the customization ...
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My startup got messed up after uninstalling ubuntu

NOTE: this is not a duplicate of this post my problem is different, I am running dual boot with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 I wanted to remove Ubuntu from this computer, then upgrade to Windows 10 ...
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unable to enter BIOS after dual booting with Ubuntu 15.04

I have Lenovo (G580 Model 20157) laptop. It had Windows 8.1. I dual booted it with Ubuntu 15.04. I am unable to go into BIOS setup since then. I tried that by: Pressing F1, F2, F3,F4,F5, F6, F7, F8, ...
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How to connect two laptops with ethernet patch cable to share files

I have the same problem as this question( How do I connect my desktop and my laptop using an ethernet cable to transfer files? ). I could not comment on the answer selected by OP, because of not ...
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I installed Ubuntu and only Windows boots

I installed the most recent version of Ubuntu (as of 9/10/15) and my PC only boots to Windows 8. I am somewhat computer illiterate but like linux because once I have it working is easier for me to ...
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“The selected boot device failed” when attempting to boot a Live USB on my device

Today I received my new convertible device, a HP Pavilion x2 10-n015n, which came preinstalled with Windows 8.1 32bit. As I'd like to - at least testwise - install Ubuntu GNOME on it, I created a ...
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Windows entry in Grub fails to boot

I have installed 15.04 and Grub on a system with an existing Win 8 install. My startup options are set to support UEFI/Legacy Boot. If I set boot priority to UEFI First, it boots straight into ...
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Can I add a boot entry for windows manually in grub2 for the described situation?

I got a laptop that came with an EFI based bootloader and Windows 8 preinstalled... I managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" with Grub as boot manager (After an update to version 8.1 it ...
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Sharing Folder from Windows 8.1 to (Ubuntu 14 in Virtual Box)

I have following scenario. On my laptop I have windows 8.1 Operating System upon which I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu 14 Desktop version installed on it. I want to share some important ...
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No Bootable Device - BIOS/UEFI mess up

I've seen and read many threads on the matter, I've been at this for the past 10 hours. I'm new to Linux (2 months) and need some guidance. I bought the Acer R14 which comes with Windows 8.1 and ...
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Can't access Windows 8 share on home network from UBUNTU 15.04

My problem is similar to this, but slightly different. Even when I use the "Connect to Server" method described at link and provide proper credentials for the Windows 8 user, the credentials windows ...
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Remove hibernated Windows8.1 from Dualboot System with Linux

I have a dual boot system Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Win8.1. Windows is hibernated because it stuck up while updating and never got past 100%. I know you can fix that but I just want to get rid of Windows. ...