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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Can I switch to wondows 8.1? [duplicate]

My computer is running the latest version of Ubuntu. Can I install windows 8 and clean off Ubuntu? I don't want to duel boot.
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Grub2: Is it possible to boot in window-8 by directly loading the bootmgr without having to chainload the “volume boot code”

I want to install grub on window partition. Installing grub on the windows partition "C:" will be overwriting the windows "volume boot code" so window-8 will not be able to boot. "chainloader +1" ...
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Can not install ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I wanted to install ubuntu 12.04 alongside my windows 8.1 (model Asus X55c) . I followed instructions of the forums and disabled fast boot. But I didn't find any option to disable UEFI mode in boot ...
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Press S to skip mounting error after windows 8.1 installation

I have ubuntu 13.10 and I have just installed windows 8.1 on another drive. After that I restarted to ubuntu and I had to press S twice in order to enter. When I clicked on my Drives "Dati" and "...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 preinstalled

I know that this forum is full of questions like mine, i red a lot of that questions, but till today i'm not able to boot windows on my computer. My computer is a samsung i5 with preinstalled windows ...
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Ubuntu installation shows used space as free

I wanted to dual boot ubuntu and windows 8. I followed instruction found in Internet to create unallocated space from Disk Management in windows 8. But, I cannot see that space in my ubuntu ...
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Dual boot Win 8.1 - Xubuntu 12.04 problem

I have a asus s56 with preloaded Windows 8 and I've recently upgraded to Windows 8.1. During the installation of Xubuntu I've selected custom partitioning (something else): I've formatted in ext4 ...
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Install failed using Wubi under Windows 8 [duplicate]

I just ran the wubi installer under windows 8. After reboot, I got the dual boot option. Windows is still working, but Ubuntu only makes the computer restart. I had no errors during the ...
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Windows 8 Install No Disc/USB

I absolutely abhor Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu, so I downloaded it and it took me to a bundle of folders. I went back to read the specific instructions for the download, and the first ...
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Install Ubuntu on Lenovo G580

Can I install Ubuntu on a Lenovo G580, but keeping Windows 8? How? The specs are: Prossesor: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz) Ram: 4.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz OS: Windows 8 64bits ...
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Details showing unknown driver for graphic [duplicate]

I have AMD Graphics Card, which have model number Radeon HD 8450G. It is on a Notebook, HP PROBOOK 445 G1 My Ubuntu Installation worked good . It was a fresh install. In the details tab of System ...
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After trying to get ubuntu 13.10 to recognize windows 8 install windows 8 won't boot

I was trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 using a LiveUSB but when attempting to install Ubuntu, it didn't recognize my Windows 8 install. I did a couple things trying to get it to ...
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Downgraded from Windows 8, and can't get ubuntu installed

I got a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and I hated it. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the entire disk as the only operating system and it worked fine, but I knew at some point I'd need the Windows ...
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Install Ubuntu on windows 8 HDD / SSD system

I have recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128 GB and a HDD of 1 TB. Currently I am running windows 8. Windows is installed on the 128 GB SSD (C drive) and I use the 1 TB drive for data storage (...
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Boot-Repair Ubuntu 12.04.3 whilst leaving SecureBoot on

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.3, and afterwards Ubuntu boots perfectly (even with SecureBoot still enabled etc), however selecting Windows 8 leads to the common errors: Secure Boot forbids loading ...
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How to install Ubuntu on windows 8.1 Pre-Installed [duplicate]

Ive been reading all of the ask ubuntu questions i can find, but im still having trouble getting ubuntu installed on my new laptop! it came pre-installed with windows 8.1 and id like to dual boot with ...
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Dual boot problem Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04 cant boot into windows

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. But when selecting Windows 8 to boot I get following error: error: unknown command 'drivemap' error: invalid EFI filepath ...
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Boot Repair - 'Close all package managers…' Dual Boot Installation

After almost a week, I've just about managed to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook. I have created a partition in Windows to store Ubuntu, rebooted from Windows ...
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How do you mount a partition locked by Windows hibernation without dual boot [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu on a friend's laptop, completely replacing Windows 8. He has a backup ntfs partition that I left untouched after the operating system was replaced. I get an error in Nautilus ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.10 w/Windows 8.1, now no dual boot [duplicate]

Installation looked ok. But when restarting I didn't get a dual boot page as I had gotten a couple years ago. This time my Windows 8.1 booting file got screwed. I was able to repair it with DOS ...
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Installation of Ubuntu with windows 8

I´m new on Linux and I have the Problem that i can`t install it on my PC. The PC is original with Windows 8. I don't need the Windows I only want ubuntu on the PC but I am not able to install it. I ...
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Created Partition but not showing up on install wizard - dual booting ubuntu 13.10 on WIndows 8

I know there are dozens of similar questions and sorry for asking another one, but I can't find an answer that tells me about my problem. I created a 10gb partition in windows 8 which is now ...
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error code 0xc0000225 after installing dual boot linux

When I try to boot to Windows 8 I get error code 0xc0000225 ever since I installed ubuntu. I was using windows 8 developer preview so I don't have an installation disk disk to do a recovery. http://...
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install ubuntu 13.04 along side windows 8

I recently bought a AUSUS N550 notebook with windows 8 preinstalled. Now I wanted to install ubuntu 13.04 LTS along side window8, but not able to do it. I found lots post that say to disable secure ...
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laptop not booting to ubuntu 13.04 after installing windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a laptop(hp pavillion n-series)which has got inbuilt ubuntu and now I installed windows 8 from the CD. I can no longer boot through ubuntu but can only open windows 8. I would like to access ...
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Dual Boot: Windows 8 is fine, Ubuntu is fine, but will only boot when dvd is in the disk drive

I have a new computer with Windows 8.1 and have gone to work at dual-booting with Ubuntu 12.04.3. I can boot Windows 8 from the grub menu just fine, and Ubuntu appears on the menu and I can select it, ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Windows without affecting Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed on my computer. Even if most of the time I use Ubuntu, I would like to upgrade win7 to win8.1 (as student I have it free). I'm wondering if the ...
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Ubuntu EFI boot partition and Windows 8.1

I installed on my laptop Windows 8.1 without SecureBoot. After that I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and created partion /boot/efi and now laptop starts only ubuntu. How can I change grub settings to choose ...
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Removing Windows 8 SysKey encryption password [closed]

I've been trying to achieve this for a while now: http://computernetworkingnotes.com/xp-tips-and-trick/remove-administrator-password.html However i am running windows 8, and i'm not sure this would ...
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What to do when boot-repair warns to change pc from legacy to efi mode?

On my dual boot machine with preinstalled Windows 8, while trying to setup boot with boot repair it returns info that EFI is detected and warns me to change my pc from legacy to efi mode. "Boot-...
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Boot menu does nor show any option

I have a windows 8 sony vaio computer with UEFI bios firmware. I installed Ubuntu onto my system into another partition. Everything worked except when I wanted to boot wondows 8. The grub menu does ...
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows8 Grub doesn't detect Windows and even Boot repair didn't work

I have installed windows 8 in the partition sda4 (and ubuntu 12.04 was pre-installed) - partition screenshot below - and then tried recommended repair using boot-repair. But after boot-repair, Grub ...
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Going from Ubuntu to Windows

I'm trying to install windows on a computer that before had Ubuntu 13.10. I tried to install windows with a usb. I ended up having to delete my partitions because (ubunutu partition were in the wrong ...
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Installed ubuntu but not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 installed in my HP laptop with pre-installed Windows 8. I created partition with three drive, c, E and F. I started and entered boot setup and selected from Flash drive Ubuntu....
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Booting windows from inside ubuntu

My laptop has pre-installed Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside it. Now I want only one boot option that is - Ubuntu. I want to be able to boot Windows 8 only from inside Ubuntu(...
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Ubuntu installation unsuccessful in Windows 8

I installed ubuntu from USB flash drive. I partitioned drives for swap, ram and home directories. I also partitioned 700 MB separate space for device bootloader. when nearing installation, I got an ...
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How to reinstate dualboot after upgrading to Windows 8.1?

I had a dual-boot setup of Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 on my Asus Vivobook. Initially the dual-boot setup asked for some tweaking as Windows 8 insisted on being UEFI started. But it worked lateron. ...
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How can I migrate from single-partition Ubuntu to dual-booting Ubuntu/Windows 8?

I am currently running 12.04 on a single partition, no encryption. I have some Windows-only software [*] that I need to run, so I want to migrate to a 13.10 (with full disk encryption) / Windows 8 ...
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After dual boot Ubuntu 12.04.3 on SSD touch screen enabled Win8, cannot boot into Win8 anymore

Requirement: Install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Win8 (hardware is i5 processor with SSD memory with touch screen - sony vaio ultrabook) Solved: Got Ubuntu 12.04.3 installed successfully. Shared ...
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How to install Ubuntu along side with Windows 8 in the legacy mode on a acer V5 laptop

Earlier I have tried to install Ubuntu along side with a pre installed windows 8 under UEFI mode , but after repairing the boots I lost both the windows 8 and Ubuntu ,Now I uninstall pre installed ...
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Access Windows 8 partition via virtualbox

I have an Asus K55a laptop which is currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to access my windows 8 partition without restarting, with VirtualBox. To clarify: Windows 8 ...
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Can't boot after booting into windows

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Then used Boot Repair and all was fine.The Grub boot loader showed-up and had an option to boot Ubuntu or Windows. Then I booted into windows. ...
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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 ...