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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 installer not recognizing my windows 8.1 partitions [duplicate]

I recently put together a computer with windows 8.1 (installed on SSD), and I wish to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. However the installer does not recognize windows 8.1 nor does it recognize the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...