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 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 ...
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How do I make sure my partition returned to my primary OS after uninstalling Ubuntu

I tried installing Ubuntu (On a new computer that came with Windows 8) so I would have a system running Unix for my school assignments. I installed it using wubi.exe (this one: ...
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broadband not accessible

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 along side windows 8, both on different partition. And I've 512kbps broadband connection of local operator with username & password enabled. I can smoothly connect to ...
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Required file is missing [duplicate]

I am try to set up Ubuntu as dual-boot on my win 8 laptop. I downloaded unetbootin to my hard drive and when I try to boot it , it says a required file is missing. I don't get to any other screen.
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Did a re-install after installing windows and now I am getting a kernel panic [duplicate]

My windows was showing problems so I restored it to the factory version. Once I did that my Laptop would directly boot to Windows. So I thought it must have formatted the Ubuntu partition as well. So ...
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Bootmanager does not detect either pre-installed Windows 8 or Ubuntu after grub installation

I am new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu for the first time on a pre-installed Windows 8 Dell Inspiron PC by creating a partition (volume shrink through Windows Computer Management). I created three ...
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ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64 not installing alongside windows 8

i am trying to install ubantu alongside windows 8 but as soon as i choose the option install inside windows 8 it shows a black screen with this written on it: acpid: exiting speech-dispatcher ...
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grub rescue when trying to fix dualboot with Windows 8, what can I do? [duplicate]

I formatted the partition containing Ubuntu 13.04 running parallel with Windows 8, I then merged the partition disk into another disk and that is where the problem starts. When I restart the computer ...
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Ubuntu is not detecting previous OS partitions

I have a 2 TB hard disk. I have installed Windows 8 in 200 GB space, and leave more 800 GB for it, formatted as NTFS. My idea was to install the Ubuntu 13.04 in the left 1 TB. The issue is that the ...
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windows loading instead of ubuntu

I have a windows 8.1 preview (upgraded from 8) on my system. I have one HDD or 1 TB, with one drive 228 GB for ubuntu. I downloaded 13.04 (64 bit) from ubuntu's site. used pendrivelinux to create a ...
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Installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have been using Windows and ubuntu alongside each other for quite some time. Till Windows 7, things were fine. I installed Ubuntu inside Windows and all was fine. At startup, I would be asked if I ...
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Ubuntu is installed but not booting.I am using a windows 8 pre-installed laptop

Ubuntu is installed but not booting and is appearing in OS choice but when i choose Ubuntu it shows cannot find file ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr I am using a windows 8 pre-installed laptop. I ...
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I can't boot windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I'm using a HP desktop with Windows 8 pre installed . I turned off fast boot and secure boot and have installed Ubuntu. I can boot into Ubuntu without any problem however I can't boot into windows. ...
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Which version of ubuntu for installing alongside windows 8 OR formatting windows without touching ubuntu 12.04 in its partition

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside, within a partition each. Since I had upgraded from windows 7 after having installed ubuntu, I had no problem with the ubuntu installation back ...
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Dual boot with windows 8 not showing [duplicate]

Trying to install ubuntu 13.04 64 bit with windows 8 64bit .. but its not show win 8 .. just laptop harddisk without any window's options update .. I have installed windows 8 64bit but when i try to ...
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How can I access missing hard drive partitions?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. I had 4 drives and now I can access only 2 drives. How can I access the other 2 drives from Windows 8?
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Installing ubuntu 13.04 as only os but windows still there (Asus UX32A)?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 as my only OS but something goes wrong (I'm not so good at this). I have Secure Boot disabled, CSM Boot enabled, and cannot find where to disable Intel Smart ...
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Files saved with Ubuntu is not visible in Windows 8

I have dual booted my laptop with ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8. When I download some file via ubuntu (e.g a pdf) and save it on a windows partition(NTFS), I do not see it through windows 8. Even when I ...
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Can't install Ubuntu because I don't have enough free space

This is my first post and my first day using any Linux-based operating system. Two days ago I dropped my HP Windows 8 laptop. I got the error: Boot device not found. Please install an operating ...
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Boot from a partition (Windows 8)

I'm currently running Windows 8 on an HP Pavilion g7 laptop and I tried installing Ubuntu 13.04 from my flash drive just recently. Installation went as normal and I created a 50 GB partition for it. ...
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unable to install ubuntu 13.04 from external drive

I've got a Samsung 900X Ultra-book with Windows 8 Pro preinstalled and wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside (as dual-boot) from a DVD which came with a Linux-Ubuntu special edition of a magazine. ...
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VMWare Player - Unable to share folder. (Host-Win8, Guest-Ubuntu)

VM shared folder settings: What all I have tried: Reinstalling VMware tools. Uninstall, install VMware tools. Turned Windows Firewall off. Edit out /etc/fstab to include the following: ...
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having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 machine (HP ENVY 17t j000)

I am having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop. I have tried burning the .iso file to a blank DVD and have also used Universal USB Installer for the USB stick option of installation ...
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Dual Win8 + Ubuntu…now I can't put Windows to sleep

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. Ever since then, I'm not able to put my computer to sleep in Windows 8. I click sleep, and it goes black, then just turns back on. After some ...
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How can I install Windows 8 as a dual boot over an existing Ubuntu installation

I found many tutorials on how to do the opposite: Add Ubuntu onto an existing Windows Install. I can't find any that will let me install Windows 8 as a dual boot over Ubuntu 12.04. Thanks!
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Mouse scroll wheel does not work for ubuntu 12.04 running under Hyper-V for Windows 8 Pro

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 lts on a Hyper-V virtual machine (MS Windows 8 Pro) and I need some help with the mouse driver. The mouse responds fine in general: the cursor's moving, left/right click works ...
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Secure boot prevents loading of Windows 8 in Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop (x64) onto my Windows 8 machine. Ubuntu loads fine however, on the boot menu when I select boot Windows 8 it comes up with a series of errors: I also have ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on Sony Vaio SVF15218SN

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio SVF15218SN laptop, but I am unable to boot Ubuntu. I disabled the Secure Boot option. Please suggest some solutions.
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Linux Mint install failed, trying Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I tried to install Linux Mint 15 on a Windows 8 laptop. The install went fine, but after rebooting, all I got was a command line. After spending most of the day dealing with that unsuccessfully, I'm ...
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Question about dual-booting 13.04 and Windows 8/8.1 [duplicate]

So, after learning that in order to boot into Ubuntu from a usb drive, I had to go into my bios and change the boot setting from UEFI to Legacy, I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04. Now, when I restart ...
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How do I boot to Windows 8 from Ubuntu 13.04 on a dual-boot EFI install? (No Grub) [duplicate]

So I just got a brand new Dell XPS 13 which comes preinstalled with Windows 8 Pro. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 and dual-boot. I made a bootable USB, booted up the Ubuntu installer and found that ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu on a pc with Windows 8 preinstalled. After installation Grub showed Ubuntu entries and Windows 8 Boot Manager (or something similar), selecting it I got: /EndEntire file path ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on a preinstalled Windows 8 system w/ UEFI

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.04 to work on my desktop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed and the UEFI system. Needless to say, I'm having trouble. The desktop in question is an HP Pavilion ...
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Windows 8 doesn't boot after installing Ubuntu 12.04

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 I used Ubuntu Boot Repair (as usual) to reinstall the GRUB and visualize the other OS installed (ie. Windows 8). Unfortunately,this time something didn't work at all, and ...
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How do I use EasyBCD as bootloader with Windows 8 and UEFI?

I know this question has been asked a lot, but I didn't find an answer here. Ubuntu 12.04.2 64-bit was installed offline just a few hours ago on one ext4 partition, and a swap partition was also ...
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Which version of Ubuntu is the most stable in a dual boot with Windows 8?

I am running a laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I had been running with the dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04, but had a disc failure (unreleated to linux) and have had to start over. I had some problems ...
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Disk error occurred

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside my Windows 8, but after that my Windows 8 is not loading. a disk error occurred it says. Then I restored the MBR using boot repair, but again it is showing the ...
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Making Ubuntu Default OS

Yes, I know this question has been asked many times, but I've read through those Q&As and haven't figured it out. I'm trying to have 12.04 boot up upon turning on the computer. As of now, ...
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Disk Check Dual boot

I am trying to dual boot ubuntu with windows 8 on a new laptop. I have sorted out the flash-drive with the iso, set up with the Universal usb installer. I have then set the laptop to boot from ...
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GRUB not showing on startup

I have a laptop dual booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13. When the computer boots, it goes straight to windows. The only way I can get to grub is to reboot windows into advanced boot mode with ...
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Windows 8 partition does not boot

I am unable to boot my Windows 8 partition, I have tried using boot repair several times. I no longer see the EFI folder in my Windows partition. I have tried editing the 40_custom file: ...