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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How do I change the default boot entry wih EasyBCD and skip a extra reboot.

After installing windows I installed Ubuntu with creating a separated partition to boot. Then I have added this partition with EasyBCD software, as boot options of windows. Until here I didn't have ...
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Am I at risk of wiping my Windows 8? [duplicate]

I'm using a Windows 8 64 bit and I'm intending download Ubuntu 13. i downloaded the windows installer version but ubuntu wouldn't load, so I uninstalled it. So now that I'm downloading the actual ...
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No previous OS detected when installing Ubuntu 13.04

I am able to try Ubuntu 13.04 using a live usb. However, when I attempt to INSTALL UBUNTU... I am told that no existing OS is detected on the hard drive. When I get a new laptop, I do intend to ...
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Getting grub rescue on boot, but can get to grub via 'BIOS'

I'm pretty rubbish when it comes to understanding partitions and the Ubuntu boot process. I have recently tried using the boot-repair application to re-instate my dual boot menu after installing ...
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Where is my Ubuntu installed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 using the iso file from official website. In Ubuntu 12.04, I used wubi to install and then it was clear that Ubuntu was installed in Windows. I installed ...
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install ubuntu in mobile on windows phone [duplicate]

I had windows phone(Lumina 520) which contains windows 8 O.S now i want to install Ubuntu in it . Is it possible to install Ubuntu in it ,If possible plese provide me the steps.
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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 ...
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Cannot find Windows 8 option in GRUB menu after installing 13.04

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a separate partition of my hard drive which also has Windows 8 in another partition. The problem is, GRUB menu is not showing windows 8 OS to boot into. So if I want ...
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Zenbook UX31a, install complete but can´t boot into Linux [duplicate]

first, i wanna make clear that i am not talking about the installation problem, every Zenbook-User seems to have. My Zenbook came with Win7 preinstalled but i upgraded it to Win 8 (which i dont really ...
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Dual boot windows 8 & ubuntu

I have 3 partitions with windows 8 installed in the first one then i installed Ubuntu in the second one. By the end of the installation, my PC reboot on Ubuntu and doesn't show Windows8. So I run boot ...
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Windows 8 overwrites boot with Ubuntu 12.10

I have a Sony VAIO S series with Windows 8 preinstalled and then I installed Ubuntu 12.10 partition. The first time I was booting the Grub appeared, and I was able to choose between Windows 8 and ...
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error: file'/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod' not found

I get this error: error: file'/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod' not found. grub rescue> I am on a ASUS U38DT which came pre-installed with windows 8 and I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 instead ...
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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 ...
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Can Not Boot to Ubuntu - Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 Dual Boot

I will try to make this as quick as I can, while still being as in depth as possible. I have a Gateway laptop running Windows 8. I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 side-by-side with Windows, and I can ...
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Installing Ubuntu on new HDD, replacing it with old HDD running Windows

My question is related to: Direct install of Ubuntu into new HDD I have a Laptop with Windows 8. I would like to replace the HDD with a new one and install Ubuntu on it. My question is if I late ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 install gone wrong: no GUI in ubuntu and CANNOT boot into Windows 8

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. I had shrunk the Windows partition 21 GBs, and did not format it. Then, I disabled fast boot and secure boot from the BIOS, and made the UEFI: ...
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Unable to boot Win8 after Ubuntu install

After installing Ubuntu I am unable to start Windows 8. The bootsummary is on PasteBin: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6145218/ What could be the solution to fix these errors? Thank you!
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Can't boot on Windows 8 because of GRUB

So here I am again for another question. My ASUS SonicMaster has a little problem: I can't boot to Windows 8 because it shows my this following error message: "error efidisk read error. Minimal ...
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What version of Ubuntu supports installing alongside Windows 8?

I have a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to install Ubuntu alongside, but the last time I tried, there was 12.04 and it did not recognize Windows 8, and therefore did not let me install ...
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How do I fix dual boot startup for Ubuntu installation on Windows 8 Laptop

I have a Lenovo laptop with preinstalled windows 8 64bit- I attempted installation of Ubuntu 13.04 - however after installation I was faced with the GRUB loader. From the Grub loader if I try to start ...
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Partitioning on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a laptop. In said laptop I have windows 8.1 and 4 partitions. My partitions list are as follows: System Partition - Size:350 MB - simple driver Driver C (My windows 8.1) - Size:150 GB - ...
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Installing Windows 8 after Ubuntu 13

I have install ubuntu and then resize ubuntu partition and install windows 8 Now I can't boot into windows and GRUB dont't find windows on /dev/sda4 partition What do I need to do? bootinfo: ...
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will installing Ubuntu convert my hard disk to a dynamic disk?

I have 3 partitions in windows 8, and I want to install Ubuntu ,and I know Ubuntu will need at least 2 partitions,so in total it will be 5 partitions in the hard disk, so will this convert my hard ...
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Windows 8 won't boot after installing Ubuntu 13.04

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 today and it works fine, but I can't boot Windows 8 anymore. (I've installed it on Legacy mode.) It says "invalid EFI file path". What could I do? Here is my boot info: ...
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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 ...
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Cannot connect to windows8 using nautilus/smb

In nautilus (running ubuntu 13.04) I am trying to connect to a windows8 machine using the following url: smb://user@xxx.xx.xx.xxx Followed by entering the password that I also use when doing a ...
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Is dual booting the answer, or separate OS per device?

I have a laptop I have been using for about 2 years now. Works decent for gaming, but I am going to hopefully build a PC soon for much better gaming performance. For school, I am taking classes which ...
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Install alongside Windows 8 is not working

I really want to try out and become a full time user of Ubuntu on my laptop so for the moment I have setup a dual boot on my Windows 8 HP Envy M6 Laptop. To do this, I shrank my Windows 8 partition to ...
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dual boot: Windows 8 session lost after Hibernate/Sleep

The problem I'm experiencing is losing the Windows 8 session after sleep/hibernate. When resuming the session I would expect to load directly into Windows, however the GRUB bootloader displays. At ...
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after installing ubuntu, can't start windows [duplicate]

After a difficult installation of ubuntu on a win 8 asus n56v, now I only can get ubuntu running... On starting computer I get different options including some win 8 (eg on sda2). I tried boot repair ...
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Will ubuntu run on a WP8? [duplicate]

I recently bought a lumia 521 and was wondering if it would be able to run ubuntu touch. I did not see this question anywhere else, but please tell me if it is.
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Install Ubuntu as VHD alongside Windows 8, Windows 7

I have Windows 7 as my primary OS, and I have also installed Windows 8 on a VHD and I am able to boot from that VHD as well, so in my boot menu I get options for both Windows 7 and Windows 8. Now I ...
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Help with dual-booting Ubuntu [duplicate]

I was trying to dual-boot with Windows 8 on my Lenovo y-500 recently, but I gave up because there were so many difficulties. Couple hours ago I decided to try again, but I'm running into some ...
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Missing files on shared NTFS partition [duplicate]

I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu. I have set my laptop up with a dual boot win8/ubuntu 12.04 each with their own partition and a third empty data partition with the intention of working on files between the ...
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I wont to diable windows 8 option in booting and directly start with ubuntu 12.04

First i have windows 8 and i was installed ubuntu 12.04 from windows 8. now when i start the system it shows screen with 2 os names for booting selection. But i wont to directly boot the ubuntu ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 along Windows 8 on acer predator

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside an existing Windows 8 installation. I have shrunk the existing partition where windows is installed in order to make room for Ubuntu. I booted Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 on Samsung 530U (500GB+24GB)

I have Samsung 530U (model NP530U3C-A06CZ), which has 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD. I would like to have dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 8, but I don't know how I can do it. According to my information ...
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Failed to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows 8

I had 7 or 8 tries in the past two days to install ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with windows 8 pre-installed. I encountered a series of problems and I found some of them exist in other versions (such as ...
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Problem detecting Wifi on Asus A74A with Ubuntu 13.04

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 as double boot with Windows 8 into my new Asus X74A. Everything works fine, expect the Wifi! although it recognizes the ESSID (see below), it does not switch ...
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How to boot back into windows 8 after deleting its boot path?

I recently Booted into ubuntu 12.04 for the first time and with great difficulty at that. In the process I may have deleted the boot path back to windows 8... Im not sure I just really wanted ubuntu ...
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Once ubuntu is installed, can I still update other operating systems?

Right now, I am a newbie almost ready to install ubuntu alongside windows 8 on my laptop soon, and have gone through most of the things I need to plan. Lately, I noticed that Microsoft is preparing ...
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Partition errors in Windows 8 after running Ubuntu 13.04

I have dual boot Windows 8 and Ubunu 13.04 (secure & fast boot off, C:\ win8, D:\ shared partition NTFS, and 2 ext4 partitions for ubuntu \ and \home). When I'm in Ubuntu, everything works fine, ...
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Unable to repair boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Samsung laptop NP350E7C. It comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. The first time I installed it with the live USB, it worked, but windows stopped working. I repaired ...
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Explanation Needed: Installing Ubuntu in EFI mode

I am not very good with Linux and EFI, but I wish to dual-boot Ubuntu and Pre Installed Windows 8 on my laptop. Windows 8 is definitely installed in EFI mode, and I boot ubuntu from my flash drive in ...
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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 ...
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How to Install Kubuntu over Lubuntu?

I have a Windows 8 computer set to dual-boot with Lubuntu. I want to make the computer dual-boot Kubuntu instead of Lubuntu. How can I install Kubuntu over Lubuntu? I don't want to loose Windows 8. ...
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Can't install ubuntu inside windows 8, facing a lot of problems [duplicate]

First of all my wubi.exe won't start up. I've tried everything but can't get it to work. secondly, I have 3 partitions on my drive. since the wubi.exe didn't work. I burned my iso file to a disk. I ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 in a Dual Boot Setup?

I am currently using Lubuntu in tandem with Windows 8 in a dual boot setup. Windows 8 is getting sluggish, so I want to do a clean install of it. In addition, I want to go from Lubuntu to Xubuntu (my ...
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How to install Windows 8 in Ubuntu machine? [duplicate]

I have a computer running Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to dual boot Windows 8. Is this possible without harming the Ubuntu installation? Everywhere I have looked said to install windows 8 first. Thanks ...