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 not booting correctly after dual boot install

I followed these instructions to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) I was successfully able to install ubuntu. But then I ...
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Windows 8 / Ubuntu in GRUB

I had problem with mounting "Windows disk" in ubuntu, I have solved this. But now I need help with GRUB. I can't boot Windows by selecting windows drive because I have installed GRUB on all disks. So, ...
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Not Getting OS Selection menu after Boot-Repair

I had Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed on my laptop with /home partition of about 246GB (and all other partitions like / and /boot etc. with variable sizes). I shrinked the drive and made a new one of 100GB ...
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Alternatives To Leopard Flower

On Windows I usually setup my firewall to block all network access to programs I don't feel need internet access. The only similar program I've been able to find for Ubuntu is Leopard Flower, but it ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 and I tried to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 with a USB drive. The installation seemed to work fine (I installed Ubuntu on my third hard drive). Now how do I boot to Ubuntu?
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can I use both ubuntu and windows 8 when I download online? [duplicate]

If I download ubuntu on my windows 8 , is it going to completely replace the windows OS in the sense that I cannot use windows 8 anymore on my laptop?
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I want to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and install windows 8

I want to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and install windows 8 via USB. I have a bootable usb stick and boot order is set to boot from the USB stick but it takes me directly to the GNU GRUB screen instead ...
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Recover zapped GPT

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 beside Windows 8, and was having some problems with the installer not detecting Windows 8. I followed the suggestions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/287862/118240 ...
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Boot-repair ubuntu windows8.1 error code Oxc0000225

Windows 8.1 was installed on my hard drive. I've installed Ubuntu next to it, deleted it and now got it installed on my 32GB SSD (which was partly used by Intel Rapid Storage tech - raid stuff) After ...
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Ubuntu is installed, but computer just boots to windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I properly(i think) installed ubuntu along side with windows 8.1 which is my computers first OS. I have done the "Try ubuntu without installing" option and then trying to install and it tells me that ...
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Ubuntu UEFI Windows 8.1 Dual Boot

I have installed Win8 and Ubuntu side by side before in the past and had issues with booting which were fixed perfectly the first time using boot-repair. This time, I installed Win8.1 and Ubuntu with ...
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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 ...
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Virtual Box 4.3.4 Ubuntu 13.10 blackscreens after login

I've got a little problem with my Ubuntu 13.10. I have it installed on a VM, with Windows 8.1 as host. Until today everything went just fine, but all of sudden, when I Host+F to get out of ...
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Is there any 'Ubuntu 10.04 desktop' theme available to make it look like Windows 7 or Windows8? [duplicate]

I want to know is there any theme available make it 'Ubuntu 10.04 desktop' look like Windows 7 or Windows8 ?
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Unable to mount Windows partition - fast boot is already off - still get the problem [duplicate]

i have installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu on my new computer, and get the following error when i try to mount the device. I already googled and turned all the hibernation / fastboot options off, but i ...
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Installing Ubuntu to dual boot with windows 8.1, windows not recognized during install [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install ubuntu 13.10 to dual-boot with windows 8.1 on my laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad z400 touch. I am getting stuck at the Install Style screen because the ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade destroyed my Ubuntu machine [duplicate]

I had Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 peacefully coexisting on a Toshiba Portege Z935. EFI mode, Grub2, secure boot off, had to use "recommended repair" on Boot-Repair tool to get the boot working after ...
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Does Ubuntu 13.10 still encounter issues with UEFI and Windows 8?

It is time for a Laptop upgrade, I am going to buy a sub £300 laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. I then plan to either wipe it clean and install the new Ubuntu 13.10 or dual boot it with ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8 after boot repair

I have a Lenovo Y510P laptop and managed to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual booting. But then after grub was updated, I had to run boot-repair and now I can't boot into Windows. When the computer ...
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Problem during installation on SSD

My system run Windows 8 updated to 8.1. Because of incompatibility from windows 8.1 with my hardware (old MB Asus P5BSE with Core2 Quad Q6600, but the disk is a SSD Samsung 830 Series), I want to ...
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Can I use Hyper-V gen 2 with Ubuntu?

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8.1 Pro laptop. Now installing it as a gen 1 works fine but installing it as a gen 2 does not. I have to disable secure boot to get anything to happen ...
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Restore HP Envy dv6 to factory settings

I bought a HP Envy dv6 and tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04. Since I couldn't get it to work, I figured out that I could do it with Windows 7. The thing is that the wifi drivers aren't available, ...
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Unable to get grub after upgrading to windows 8.1

I have ubuntu along with windows8. Recently I upgraded to windows8.1. After that I am not getting the grub, which i used to get with windows 8. But i can access ubuntu 13.04 by pressing F9 while ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after updating time

I have a laptop that is a dual boot Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I recently noticed that while in Windows, my system time was off. I tried to change it from within Windows but it reset every time I ...
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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 ...
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What do I have to do in order to Install Windows 8 os via USB when I already have Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10(The latest version) onto my laptop from a USB. Now, I want to completely erase Ubuntu 13.10 and go back to Windows 8. Is there anything special I have to do besides ...
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Dual boot - Installing ubuntu on pre-installed windows 8… then lost dual boot

I have an acer laptop, aspire M It came with a pre-installed windows 8. I've made a boot usb key with ubuntu 13.04, created a 4gb swap partition, and an ext3 partition for ubuntu. Then on the ...
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Windows 8.1 is Completely Blocking Ubuntu [duplicate]

A few days ago, I upgraded my Windows 8 Lenovo U410 ideapad to Windows 8.1, and it proved to be a terrible mistake. It seems like the only visible change that it has made is adding the start button. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer (alongside windows 8) and gpt partition

I found several answers regarding that issue but I'd still like to get some confirmation on how to behave in this situation. I bought a quite recent laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 on a 128Gb ...
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How to make my laptop bootable to windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04?

I have a Sony Vaio Pro 13, which came pre-installed with Windows 8 and the Vaio Care/Rescue Utility. My goal was to make it dual-bootable to Ubuntu 12.04 as well. As it turns out, the Ubuntu install ...
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Resolved -Dual boot Windows 8 / Ubuntu 12.04 is not working - boot-repair did not help as well

since I heard I could have windows 8 and Ubuntu running at the same computer (using the same HD) i was really exited to test, but unfortunately i'm not being luck doing that :( My Computer details: ...
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Installed but Cannot Run Ubuntu 12.04.3

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 on my Asus VivoBook S400CA alongside Windows 8 following a guide I found here. After a couple of starts and stops, I eventually was able to install Ubuntu on my ...
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Win8 partitions showing up i Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Win8. The different Win8 partitions (the main partition, recovery partition and a couple of others) are showing up in Ubuntu. Now I'm wondering if they're ...
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Changing C drive permissions from Ubuntu to Windows? [duplicate]

I cannot access the C drive or launch apps that requires admin permission on my Windows 8, because I've changed C drive admin or user permission to full deny. I've tried many methods but it didn't ...
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Bootloader issue on dual-boot

First of all I would like to mention that, I'm completely aware of the duplication rule of this forum and this post has been made only after due research on the topic. Problem I dual-booted a ...
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Install ubuntu overwriting an old Windows8 trial partition [duplicate]

On my desktop I have two partition containing both windows8, one of them is an expired trial. I'm a windows based developer and I want to learn even some Linux development stuff, so I want to install ...
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Share 13.10 & win 8 cpu's on home network?

I have a home network that shares folders between two win 8 systems. I can not get a connection between win systems and my Ubuntu 13.10 system but the win systems connect to each other. This is a ...
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No OS Found while trying to Install?

I currently have a problem, I have the USB Version of Ubuntu..And if I try to install it, it says I have no OS installed! And I don't know how to install it without erasing Windows 8! Any help would ...
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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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Ubuntu Dual Boot with Win8

I recently managed to dual boot win8 and Ubuntu 13.10 successfully. However after I updated the UBUNTU OS and restarted the machine, I no longer get the OS selection screen when booting. My system ...
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Errors found doing diskcheck [duplicate]

I would like to have a dual boot with Ubuntu and Win8 (preinstalled). I've downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 (an iso file) and made a bootable USB stick (3,8 GB) using Pendrivelinux's UUI. When I booted it I ...
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How do I connect to the wifi in Ubuntu within my Virtual Machine?

I have a virtual machine installed on my Windows 8.1 laptop with Ubuntu installed on it, but when I open the Network menu it doesn't show any wireless networks. How do I connect Ubuntu in my virtual ...
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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?
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Dual boot windows 8 (UEFI / GPT) with Ubuntu and boot-repair

I'm asking this question because it seems like every single answer is install Ubuntu breaking windows 8 -> boot from live cd -> run boot-repair -> done. What happens when boot repair won't work? I ...
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Windows 8 UEFI does not boot [duplicate]

I've just bought a new Toshiba laptop, on which Windows 8 is preinstalled. I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and GRUB2 correctly detects Ubuntu and Windows. But the strange problem is that when I try ...
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If I change from Win8 to Ubuntu, will all my computer's files remain untouched?

I'm sick and tired of Windows 8 and have decided to take the chance to change my operating system for the first time, ever. I'm worried about my files though; I have no way to backup my files onto an ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu with Win8 with only 1 HDD and 1 partition

I'm wondering if its possible to install Ubuntu alongside Win8 on a computer with only one hard drive (HDD, 750GB) which has only one partition (there are some additional small recovery partitions). ...
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Restore backup of WinEFI or UEFI (not sure) that boot-repair made

I have a laptop that supports EFI/UEFI. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The way I installed my OSes was like this: I installed Win 8.1 in the required partitions then Installed ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Installer doesn't recognize other OS [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on a Dell Inspiron SE The installer says I currently have no detected operating systems. Is it ok to go ahead with the install using the "something ...
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Grub command line is the only thing that shows after starting my laptop

I have a MSI ge60, with win8 pre installed. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a sperate partition than where win8 is. After restart grub doesn't show, the laptop goes straight to win8. I didn't know what t ...