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 into Ubuntu after installing into a pre-installed Windows 8 pc?

I recently just installed Ubuntu 13 from a USB drive. I have/had Windows 8 64 bit on my desktop computer. When I restart and boot my computer, there is not an option that allows me to choose Ubuntu, ...
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Parallel access to NTFS system from Windows and Ubuntu

I have the Windows 8.1 as a host system and I'm using the VMware with Ubuntu 12.04 for work. The virtual machine's disk is a physical partition on my SSD disk. I wonder if is possible to have other, ...
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I cannot get ubuntu to boot up on windows 8

I have set the priority to USB drive, turned off fast boot, turned off secure boot. I have tried multiple times and ways. I am fairly new but from what I understand is ueif or such is different. What ...
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Install alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my new laptop. The option mentioned in the install guide to "install alongside Windows" does, however, not appear in the install wizard. When I select "Something ...
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Switching easily between windows 8 and Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to switch between Ubuntu and Windows 8 without restarting? I need both for my work and restarting everytime seems cumbersome but also inefficient. I've heard that it was possible ...
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Grub not showing on startup for Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 13.10 Dual boot

Ok, so I'm such a newbie to Ubuntu and I bought a Windows 8 pre-installed laptop last month. I updated to Windows 8.1 and then I thought about installing Ubuntu as a dual boot so I could mess around ...
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have dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10/Windows 8.1

I have a Win 7 SP1/Ubuntu 13.10 Dual-boot, I'm so bored with Windows 7 after years and now i want to install Windows 8.1. My question is: Is it possible to install windows 8.1 to dual-boot with ...
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How to troubleshoot booting to a black screen on virtualbox

I was using 13.04 as a guest OS on my Virtualbox 14.2.18. Host is Windows 8. After upgrade to 13.10 ubuntu does not start. I can see black screen and blinking cursor. Can anyone help? I am pretty ...
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Recovering Grub after installing windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 12.04. Now, grub does not shows up any more! It's goes straight to Windows after turning my PC on. Grub gone after installing Windows 8.1 Please tell me what ...
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Installing Ubuntu on virtualbox with a windows 8 host

Installing ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso gets me to the graphical login screen but after I enter the password I get a black screen. Ctrl-Alt-F2 brings me to a terminal where I can restart lightdm, ...
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Ubiquity can't detect my main hard disk with WIndows 8 installed

I'm running Ubuntu Live to see if it functions well along side of Win 8.1. For some reason the main drive is invisible to Ubuntu. That is, a 500 GB drive shows at the Launcher but reflects 0 bytes, ...
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Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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How to install or run Ubuntu on Windows 8 using WUBI?

Okay, so I have a Windows 8.1 PC, an ASUS X202E-DB21T. It has 500 GB of HDD. I want to use Ubuntu so that I can build a Firefox OS build, but Windows is not supported. I don't want to install Ubuntu ...
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Lost windows Partition Reinstalling Ubuntu

I updated Ubuntu 13.10 and my wireless and ethernet connections stopped working. After trying to get it sorted to no avail I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I did have a dual boot with windows 8, but it ...
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Loading up Ubuntu from a USB

When I try to boot Ubuntu when it gives me a choice between Windows 8 and Ubuntu, it comes up with a screen that tells me to put in the Windows Installation Disc. I started to use a USB. I ...
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How to install windows 7 alongside ubuntu

I know this is a bit twisted but I have ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside Windows 8. But now my windows 8 has stopped working. I don't wanna fix it, I just wanna install Windows 7 without loosing ...
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Why Ubuntu appears in boot options after I uninstall it? [duplicate]

I'm new in this forum; I've got an Asus s56 laptop with Windows 8 installed and UEFI bios; I have to use Ubuntu to work, so i installed it on an external hard drive; Few days ago i had to uninstall ...
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Grub2 cannot detect Windows 8 [duplicate]

At installation it did not detect Windows. I mounted the Windows partition and have run os-prober with no results returning. I am able to boot Windows or Ubuntu by specifying the partition in UEFI ...
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“did not find expected hexadecimal number” when bootstraping Juju on Windows [duplicate]

With Juju on windows 8 I get the following error: Cannot parse: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Juju|enviornments.yaml\YAML error : line 126: did not find expected hexadecimal number It seems that it ...
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How to create GPT partitioned bootable USB for uefi? I am on ubuntu and am trying to get back to windows

Basically I am trying to get back to windows so I can play league of legends on this pc. Any and all help is appreciated. I am not enjoying playing on ubuntu with playonlinux.
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My Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot won't boot windows after updating to v 8.1 [duplicate]

I've searched the internet for similar problems, but I couldn't find an answer. Thus, my question is: After upgrading my windows 8 to 8.1, I am no longer able to boot windows from the GRUB menu. ...
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Lenovo Ideapad p500 having Windows 8 booting issues. Boot repair pastebin included!

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10, and thought I properly set things up to dual boot into Windows 8, but I continually get .efi errors when I attempt to boot into Windows 8. I installed Boot-Repair ...
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Trying to dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 on my laptop however ubuntu installer doesnt pick up windows 8.1

I have my bootable USB, my secure boot turned off, and have managed to boot into 'trying ubuntu' and begin the install process. however when I reach the tab that asks how i would like to install for ...
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Windows 8 BIOS - Boot Ubuntu from External HDD

My laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 8 64-bit (only storage device is a 128 GB SSD). Since it is my school laptop/I've heard creating a Linux partition alongside Windows 8 is not very wise I ...
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Windows 8.1 - unfixable grub

I have a Gigabyte laptop that came with secure boot and windows 8. After a bit of battling, I managed to get my dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10.. Anyway, I upgraded zindows to 8.1, now grub is gone. I ...
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Step by Step: Remove/Sideline Preinstalled Windows 8, Install Ubuntu

I want Ubuntu as my primary/only operating system. Computer came with presumptive Pre-Installed Windows 8.(touch screen) Help. New Dell Inspiron 15r. Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04-03 or LTS. I ...
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Help installing windows 8 partition

I have installed the most recent version of Ubuntu, I always loved Linux but this is the first time I have ever installed it on my PC. The fact is that I am a gamer and I wanted to install a ...
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Straight into bios after starting windows 8 on asus zenbook [closed]

I have a strange problem for which I hope anyone here has the answer. I recently bought a Zenbook prime UX31A. I installed Mint 15 (based on Ubuntu 13.04) after I switched of the secure boot in the ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 (only boots from “Windows Boot UEFI Recovery”) [duplicate]

Yesterday I was finally able to install ubuntu 12.04.3 (64 bits) on my pre-installed Windows 8 (64 bits) Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (if that is of any help). I'll just explain the problem that I have now and ...
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I cannot seem to install wubi on windows 8.1 Pro (Surface Pro 2)

I just bought Surface Pro 2 (with Windows 8.1 Pro) from the store yesterday and tried installing wubi (right before them) and ran into some boot up issues. Luckily I was able to enter Windows again ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive alongside my Windows 8.1?

How do I install Ubuntu on windows 8.1 alongside my external hard drive?
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I just wanna disable my secure boot policy on win 8 to install ubuntu,how do i do that? [duplicate]

i tried googlinmg my problem,but couldn't quite find a solution for that.I've got HP pavilion e0539TX Pearl white and i won't get a secure boot manager in the UEFI option after restarting.
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How to boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, not modifing Windows bootloader?

I know there's a few questions have been asked similar to this one, but I didn't find what I wanted. I want to install Ubuntu 13 (13.10?) alongside Windows 8.1. The thing is Ubuntu doesn't recognize ...
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Strange noise appears from my sound columns after upgrade to 13.10

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. I have also installed Windows 8. I do not know if the issue is cause by the W8, but each time I switch from W8 to 13.10 this strange noise started. The fix ...
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What to do after wipe?

I have a major problem in regard to Ubuntu 13.10. Today I was installing in on my ubuntu 12.04/windows 8.1 pc. I selected the option of installing along side of ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8.1. After ...
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How do i go back to windows 8? [duplicate]

I have accidently installed ubuntu on my windows 8 64bit partition. I have only had one partition. Now i cannot go back. Can you help me with a solution to go back to my windows 8?
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Will upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 affect Ubuntu?

It's a rather simple question (I hope). I currently have Windows 8 and I am dual booting it with Ubuntu 13.04. If I were to install the latest update for Windows 8, that being 8.1, will it affect ...
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Will windows applications run on ubuntu? [duplicate]

If I switch to ubuntu from windows will my programs from windows still work on ubuntu? or will I have to download the ubuntu counterpart of the program?
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stuck in grub rescue mode after installing ubuntu alongside Windows 8

I tried to install ubuntu 13.04 on my new Lenovo G500 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I shrunk the main OS (Win 8) partition and then disabled fast boot in the power options in Win 8. Then I ...
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sharing between ubuntu 12.04 and windows8 with online user

I've searched for solutions and tried numerous things but nothing so far has worked. I'm trying to access shares on an ubuntu 12.04 pc from my windows 8 pc. In my win8 machine I can see the shares, ...
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How to backup Windows 8 recovery partion from linux?

My windows 8 does not boot any more (I get an error message), But I still have the recovery partion, so before I mess every thing even more, I want to backup my recovery.
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Grub Rescue (UEFI Laptop)

I installed Ubuntu couple days ago and suddenly the sound stopped working, could not find the solution and since i had not setup or put too much effort into it, I decided to just go ahead and ...
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Dual Boot System: Windows 8 starts up with black screen if started from GRUB

i don't even know if this problem has anything to do with GRUB or Ubuntu. It could be just a hardware problem. my problem started after i installed my new graphics card (Radeon HD7970). Everything ...
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How do i install Ubuntu in UEFI or load in legacy while windows is in UEFI

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my windows 8 laptop. i've partitioned the drive created a Ubuntu dvd and disabled secure boot options. when i tried to load the dvd the only option i got was to ...
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Error installing Ubuntu via wubi on Windows 8

I get this error: Couldn't retrieve files from disk image when installing via Wubi from an Ubuntu ISO CD which I previously downloaded. Here's my error log file. It has much information for you.
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Toshiba Satellite Windows 8 dual boot Installation is not working

System info: • Toshiba Satellite P856-S5312 • Windows 8 • Intel Core i5 CPU • 688GB HDD • 6GB RAM I want to use both Ubuntu and Windows for a time. I burned Ubuntu 13.04 to a DVD, and figured out ...
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Windows 8 failed to boot - Dual boot Ubuntu

Can someone help me with this? I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. Ubuntu boots perfectly, but when I select Windows 8 from the grub bootloader, I get the following error message: error: ...
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Start ubuntu 13.04 from preinstalled window 8

I have a Dell inspiron 1012 mini laptop. It came with window 8 preinstalled. I installed ubutu 13.04 from usb but the problem is that at boot time there is no sign of grub loader and i can't see any ...
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I've installed Dual Boot, Windows 8 and Ubuntu, how I can select to boot Win8 on boot?

Well, now every time I boot my PC, its run ubuntu, and I need to press F8 to select Windows 8, the problem is its not only who use this PC, and I need to Windows 8 run without pressing any key or ...
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Error 0xc000007B after installing ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit with UEFI enabled (since windows came preinstalled) and I want to keep windows. I created a partition, installed ubuntu successfully and then I repaired grub2 ...