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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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 ...
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[I get different partitions on Gparted and Windows]

Ive been trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with my previous installation of Windows 8. Please note that my notebook is 4/5 years old, came with Windows 7 on it. The thing is that in windows ...
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Ubuntu disk does not boot in UEFI mode

The notebook (aspire v3 windows 8) doesn't even start in Uefi Mode. DVD drive is on top of the boot list. But Secure boot is deactivated. What could be the reason? I'm sorry that I did not explain ...
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Can I change OS from Widows 8.1 Pro to Ubuntu?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 running Windows 8.1 pro but get many problems such as "Reset your Pc not working "Insert Media Some files are missing. Your windows installation or recovery medial will ...
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Another preinstalled windows 8(sony vaio), I have no idea what to do next.

I recently bought a laptop with preinstalled windows 8. Did a clean install via the installation manager at first and got it to work. Then there was an issue when I tried the ati proprietary drivers ...
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Installed windows 8 alongwith existing ubuntu 13.04 ubuntu grub not installing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6214502/ i previously had windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04 dual boot ..working perfectly.. then i did a clean installation of windows 8 over my win7 partition..it succeeded .(by ...
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Network access from Ubuntu 13.04 guest to Windows 8 host machine

How can i access my Ubuntu 13.04 guest vm from my Windows 8 host machine? The virtualization is done using VMware Player 6 Network Details Host: Windows 8 IP Address - 192.168.200.10 Network ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu 12.10 installed outside windows 8 [duplicate]

I am using Sony vaio E series. I installed Ubuntu in one drive. But when I restarted the system it directly goes into windows without showing any options for ubuntu 12.10.I am new to Ubuntu. Please ...
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How to access ubuntu partition from windows using virtualbox

I have found links describing to do the exact opposite: accessing windows through virtualbox in ubuntu. I don't want to reboot the system everytime I want to check something small in ubuntu. I have ...
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After 13.04 installation, computer only boots to windows [duplicate]

I just completed the installation process for Ubuntu 13.04, and when it completed it said it needed to restart. After restarting, Windows 8 booted up, with no option for Ubuntu whatsoever.
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problem after installing Ubuntu 13.04 on windows 8

After installing Ubuntu 13.04 os on my windows8. after restarting the machine, i provided the user name and passowrd, But its in the command prompt only. Its not going to show my desktop like windows. ...
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Problem Dual Booting Ubuntu with Windows 8

So I got a new laptop an Asus Q501L and I went to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. I had problems booting to the LiveUSB but managed to work around the bios I ran the Boot Repair using the ...
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installing ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 on lenovo e420

I have lenovo E420, windows 7 preinstalled on my laptop the first time I bought the laptop. Then I installed windows 8. Now I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 8. I google and ...
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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.