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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Which partition to select as device for boot loader in an EFI mode install? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 (to dual boot) on my new laptop. Since there is already an EFI partition on the disk, I didn't create another one (as suggested in: ...
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Dualboot windows 8 uefi and ubuntu 13.04 64-bit [duplicate]

I am trying to dualboot windows 8 and ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. Windows 8 is installed in uefi mode with secure boot disabled. To install ubuntu i followed this guide: ...
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Burg + UEFI + Win 8 multiboot

Intro: After some trail and error I've managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on my Win 8 preinstalled Lenovo Ideapad Y500. So far I've had two problems: Grub detected the windows 8 install as a ...
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Boot menu does not show up - dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

The question I raise does not describe what troubles I am in, since there have been so many posts here discussing the same problem. I tried to make myself clearer by running Boot-Repair. And here is ...
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How to run Ubuntu 13.04 on an External Hard Drive?

I have an external hard drive and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on it. I have a Samsung ATIV Book 8 running windows 8. When I go to boot, I get the Grub menu and can boot into both windows or ubuntu. ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8

I am able to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 and beforehand I partitioned my harddrive and have 500gb unallocated space that I would like to use for Ubuntu. During Ubuntu installation, it does not ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Dell with windows 8 for dual booting

I realize many such questions have been asked and answered. BUT the answers are STILL above most peoples heads (at least mine!) I'm new to this and when the prompt says no OS detected that is where ...
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Can I do something with my partitions so I can install windows along ubuntu?

I had windows and installed ubuntu on top of them. Somehow grub wouldn't recognize windows. So I erased windows partition and attempted to reinstall it, however windows would pop error messages like ...
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Pre-installed Windows; Drive Partition [duplicate]

I got a laptop with pre-installed windows 8. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu on it. The problem is that my laptop has only one drive(no partition). How do i install Ubuntu without losing my pre-installed ...
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SSD and HDD Dual Boot [duplicate]

I have got Win 8 on my SSD and I want to install Ubuntu on my HDD. Can I? Thanks. My SSD is 120 GB and when I try to access it gives this error in "trying Ubuntu" : Error mounting /dev/sda2 at ...
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When I select Ubunu my computer just restarts

I installed Ubuntu on Windows 8 yesterday, but when I select Ubuntu on the OS selection screen the computer just restarts.
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Installing the bootloader [duplicate]

I have a new Lenovo idea pad (U410) with Windows 8 pre-installed. I've partitioned the hard drive and I'm able to install Ubuntu without errors. I've done this a couple times, but I'm not sure where ...
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The Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot NIghtmare

I have done some research as to how to go about this dual-boot, and I am close, but I need some guidance with booting into Windows 8 (Ubuntu is installed). I have a Lenovo Ideapad y510p. I will go ...
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Dual boot for a windows 8 laptop [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot my laptop with windows 8 and linux. Can someone supply me with instructions of an easy way to do this? Thank you.
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Loosing my Win 8 loosing my Ubuntu this is the problem! [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu with Win 8 but at first step it blocked my Win8! Unfortunately I had to reinstall my Win8 & all of my program. I've search your site so it seems the problem is because of ...
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Installed as a dual boot ubuntu 13.04 alongside win8 and no grub? [duplicate]

i previously had windows 7 on my machine when i bought it i installed win8 now but i wanted to try out ubuntu so i installed alongside win8 but there was no grub screen to choose ubuntu.. if anyone ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB [duplicate]

Please help me to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu, after the installation is finished, the system ...
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I cant make a partition for Ubuntu

I am running windows 8 and I want to dual boot with ubuntu 13.04. According to this post: Installing on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 System (UEFI Supported) I should make the partition for Ubuntu in ...
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Windows failed to start when trying to intsall ubuntu from a dvd I burned

As the title says when I select unetbootin as my OS I get an error saying that Windows failed to start. It advises me to repair using my Windows disc. Then I get this on the screen: File: \ubnldr.mbr ...
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Dual Boot with Windows 8 UEFI - Ubuntu/GRUB Being Bypassed

I recently got a Dell Inspiron 13z with Windows 8. I decided to dual boot Ubuntu. After install, it was booting straight into Ubuntu, with no GRUB menu showing up. No problem. I just ran boot repair ...
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Running Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 at the same time

I'm inspired by the capability of the upcoming Asus Transformer Trio to switch between Android and Windows at the push of a button. As I understand it, this is because each OS is stored on its own ...
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Got stuck with dual boot installation

I purchased a Sony Vaio Laptop in which Windows 8 operating system is preinstalled. I got my project a project which needs unix as an operating system. Hence i started trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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install ubuntu after win8 cannot find ubuntu [duplicate]

my computer:Thinkpad T430 origin os:win8_64 install ubuntu with usb, but,after install ubuntu,I cannot find the ubuntu no choose to select ubuntu Thanks
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Partitioning hdd

I want to dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 8. I have already installed Ubuntu and am trying to partition my hdd for Windows but it wont allow me. I attached a picture of my current hdd ...
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Remotely Connecting to a Raring Ringtail Desktop from Windows 8

I have an Ubuntu(13.04) computer on my home network and frequently want to access it remotely from my Windows 8 PC (Like an RDP session on 2 Windows PCs). I have found a few solutions, but many are ...
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Can't get back into Windows 8 from Ubuntu 13.10

I had Windows 8 on my laptop and dual booted Ubuntu 13.10 on it using a flashdrive. Something happened with my Windows 8 loader and it doesn't work anymore. It shows up on the grub menu, along with ...
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Removing win8 ubuntu dual-boot and using just ubuntu

I just bought an asus notebook. It had no OS-s installed so I did the following to it. I installed win8 in uefi mode. I then added ubuntu to the mix. I installed it in uefi mode too using the guide ...
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Dual Booting HP Pavilion G6 [duplicate]

I'm a Windows 8 user. I was wondering if there's any way to dual boot my HP pavilion G6 2237ez with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I just wanted to try Ubuntu and see for myself what's so special about Ubuntu. ...
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Choosing the OS when dualbooting [duplicate]

I've just finished installing Ubuntu, and now have Ubuntu in one partition and Windows 8 in another. I was under the impression that when my computer starts, I would be able to choose from a menu ...
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How to select Ubuntu on startup

I have Ubuntu installed and everything. Only problem is that I can't select it from startup. I have disabled secure boot, and have legacy enabled. I have windows 8 installed already on my hp envy dv7. ...
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How to solve date and time problem in a system with both Windows 8 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu in my system last week which was defaultly installed with Windows 8. Whenever I boot to Windows after a visit to Ubuntu the date and time has changed and vice versa. I have to ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS won't install [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 laptop, 64 bit OS, x64 based processor. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS matching all of these specs. I go to boot it, and I hit "install Ubuntu" but it just gives me a blank screen. I ...
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how to install Ubuntu on oem Win 8 [duplicate]

I have an ASUS Q500A 64bit notebook with oem installed Windows 8. I am preparing to install Ubuntu 13.04 to dual boot. Any basic install advice would be nice, will Win8 secure boot, uefi, interfere ...
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Installing Windows when using Ubuntu 12.04

I have got Ubuntu 12.04 and want to install Windows 8. But I can't install Windows 8 as my hard disk is in FAT32 format and Windows 8 needs NTFS. I tried to format my hard disk (there are no ...
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How to get Windows 8 boot menu in a Windows 8-Ubuntu dual boot? [duplicate]

I have a dual-booted Windows 8-Ubuntu 13.04 system. As usual, by default, the Ubuntu grub menu comes up as soon as we boot. Similar questions have been asked before, and the reply to each of them was ...
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Grub-install dummy failed

While it is installing (any version of Ubuntu) it pops up with a message saying: grub-install dummy failed. This is a fatal error. I have Windows 8 already installed on my computer which is a HP ...
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How can i Recover Windows 8 after deleting? [duplicate]

While installing Ubuntu 13.04 I accidentally deleted the Windows 8 system entirely!How and where can i get Windows 8 back?
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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. ...
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WUBI error after installation on Windows 8 laptop [duplicate]

I try to install Ubuntu on a Laptop which actually runs with Windows 8. After the Installation and restart, it´s this Error: \ubuntu\wubildr.mbr staus: 0x0000076
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Installation Hangs while installing ubuntu 13.04 on preinstalled windows 8

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.04(64 bits) along side windows 8,vaio. When I boot from USB it asks me option to "install ubuntu". But when I select it then installation hangs, blank screen. I have ...
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installing ubuntu along with windows 8 [duplicate]

sir unfortunately my copy of windows8 was not genuine and i am unable to install Ubuntu 12.01 version if the formatting is the way i lost most of my data so my query is thier any possibility of ...
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What should I do at “Installation Type” step in the Ubuntu installation?

I have put 12.04 onto a USB drive and I am attempting to install Ubuntu this way. I'm using Windows 8 (I upgraded from Windows 7 myself). I don't know what to do when I get to "Installation Type" step ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 with dual boot

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 with dual boot. What is recommended swap size in terms of total size given to ubuntu (i want to give 500 G for ubuntu)? Is 10 - 20 % of total ubuntu ...
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Windows 8 failing to install on VirtualBox in ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I'm getting the errors attached as screenshots above when I try to start the virtual machine so that it installs windows 8. When the first error popped out, I clicked on continue and it brought ...
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question about dual boot surface pro with ubuntu

I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, after I install ubuntu using a usb as suggested through this post, the installation seems to be okay, but when i reboot, it just boot right back into ...
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Runnning Ubuntu 13.04 on ASUS Laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 and secure boot enabled [duplicate]

I had installed Ubuntu 13.04. The installation went on smoothly. But, after the installation was over, there was no grub that let me decide between Ubuntu and Windows 8. So, I used EasyBCD. The grub ...
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Having trouble installing ubuntu 13.04 on lenovo y500

I'm trying to dual boot ubuntu on my new lenovo y500 with windows 8. Using an external hard drive I downloaded the 64 bit version of ubuntu 13.04, and used the recommended tool to put ubuntu on to the ...
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No boot menu after installing Ubuntu 13.04

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using a USB drive, My primary OS is Win8. After I restarted there was no option to boot into Ubuntu, it just automatically booted into Win8, even after I put the OS boot ...
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grub rescue error

i have windows 8. i removed uefi settings(if i on uefi i cannot install ubuntu) and installed ubuntu(now if i want to use windows 8 i should on uefi).now by turning on uefi,went to window8,removed ...
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How Can I install Ubuntu 13.04, preferably without creating a new partition on my 64 bit Windows 8 UEFI Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop?

I realise this might be a duplicate I am asking because I can't find any questions so far that address this question but I wouldn't imagine it'd be too rare. I accidentally deleted Windows 8 last time ...