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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accesing windows 8 directory with fast boot off, not working

I have windows 8 and Ubuntu in a dual boot but I can't access the windows directory from Ubuntu. the error says that windows is in hibernate but I know I did shut it down completely. I know I need to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Install Issues

// Update: I have had no luck in this issue, and have posted a secondary question here. The first thing I have done (before posting this questions, was read the guide located on AskUbuntu. This was a ...
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Dual Boot Problems: Can't Boot Windows after using easyBCD

quite new at this, so any help would be appreciate. I've spent a load of time researching and haven't found a good answer so I'm asking here. Basic Problem: I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP ...
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Windows 8.1 bootloader gone from grub. How do I get it back?

I'm a noob here. I stupidly hibernated my Ubuntu and did not realize that problems will occur if you have 2 OSs hibernating. Didn't know Windows 8 does some kind of shutdown/hibernate. Anyway I ...
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remove ubuntu and install windows 8

I want to remove my version of Ubuntu and install win 8 ,but when I go through win8 installation and choose custom I found ( in the window of choosing partitions that "windows can not installed on ...
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Boot Windows 8 from another disk

I'm trying to add a Windows 8 SSD to the boot menu. But what I only have achieved is a blank screen after selecting the custom menu entry for Windows 8. I've no problems to boot Windows 8 when I ...
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BootOrder in efibootmgr does not show OS-specific options

How can I set Ubuntu/GRUB as the active default boot option? My computer automatically boots to Windows. Here is image of the efibootmgr output: I'm running HP Envy dv6 with Intel Core i7 and I ...
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Help! Install ubuntu in win8 but cannot get into operation system

I just start to use Ubuntu and need your help. I have a win8.1 laptop. I tried to install the Ubuntu on a logical partitions. The installation process is successful. But when I restart the system, on ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion Sleekbook in order to be able to multiboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, but my usb drive does not boot correctly. I have tried using Pendrive Linux and ...
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How can I uninstall/reinstall Ubuntu from a dual boot with Windows 8.1?

Right now I have a dual boot set up with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. However, I did some things on Ubuntu that caused some of the packages to become "inconsistent", and I tried to fix them but it ...
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UEFI: Catch-22 on a acer aspire v5-531

I was trying to install Ubuntu 14 (64-bit) on a Aspire V5-531, preinstalled Win 8. In the bios I can flag: boot mode UEFI, secure boot DISABLE in this case the neither installation USB card nor cd ...
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How to fix Windows 8 statup and remove Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

The Dualboot is not working, so I want to get rid of Ubuntu. I think the problem has something to do with UEFI / Legacy, But I have given up now and acceptet that Ubuntu is still for IT Experts only. ...
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Can't boot from Windows 8 to Ubuntu error in file \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

First of all I had a pre-installed windows 8 on my laptop device (Toshiba) then I wanted to install Ubuntu linux alongside with windows 8. I installed it regularly then I had a problem that I couldn't ...
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What is the safest way to stay current on 12.04 or 14.04, on dual boot with Windows 8?

I am using 12.04 LTS, 64bit For a while now, Update Manager has been telling me that New Hardware Support is available. When that first happened, I of course tried to install it, but encountered ...
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Wifi not working on Ubuntu and WIndows 8 Dual Boot

Hey guys i recently dual booted Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop HP Pavilion G6. The dual boot works perfectly but wifi doesnt connect in Ubuntu. It connects on Windows 8 perfectly. I ...
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How to make Windows 8 appear in a boot menu when dual-booting with Ubuntu?

I want to ask how to create GUI for choosing OS when booting my notebook. I have Windows 8 preinstalled on my notebook, and I wish to have a dual boot system with Ubuntu, However, after Ubuntu ...
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Unable to find windows8.1 boot option after installing ubuntu

I know you guys might think there are many posts already related to the same topic. I went through almost all the posts, tried to work all possible solutions and nothing was fruitful. My problem is, ...
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Grub menu does not appear on screen, but both win 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 present and working

My first time at ask ubuntu, please let me know if you need some more details. Configuration: Lenovo Ideacenter k410 Intel pentium G2020 16 GB RAM Crucial MX100 256 Gb SSD Setup: I have an Ubuntu ...
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EFI Boot loader problem for dualboot system with windows 8.1

I succesfully installed ubuntu 14.04 manually alongside windows 8.1 on my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga. However I did not manage to fix the booting process. So here is what I tried so far: using ...
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Cannot find Windows 8 option after dual booting with Ubuntu 12.04 in grub [duplicate]

I succeded in installing ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 but after that laptop booted to ubuntu w/o a grub selection .So I installed boot-repair to fi the problem just to find a grub menu without a ...
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Cannot find windows 8 option after installing ubuntu

I succeded in installing ubuntu 12.04 alongside win 8 bt after that laptop directly booted to ubuntu without a grub selection menu.So I installed boot-repair which gave me grub with only ubuntu and ...
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Installation of Windows after installing Linux Problem [duplicate]

I have an intel x386 based desktop system (intel p4). Ubuntu is already installed on it. Now, I need to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 without effecting the Linux system. Please let me know what ...
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Live USB Boot Windows 8.1

So im trying to install ubuntu to dual boot windows 8.1 on my hp pavilion. It came pre installed with windows 8.1. Before i get started here please note: I have tried with legacy mode on/off I have ...
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Error message 0xc00000001 while booting Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04, as I switch on my computer I only receive one message which is: Windows Boot Manager, Windows failed to update: status 0xc00000001 What should I do?
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How to access the UEFI firmware settings? (aka BIOS)

When trying to install Ubuntu on a UEFI-capable computer that came with Windows 8 preinstalled there is no indication like on previous computers (eg. "Press F2 to enter setup") when to access the BIOS ...
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Sharing Files between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8

I have Ubuntu and Windows 8 installed on one System. I am trying to share files between these two operating systems using an NTFS Partition wich was created by Windows. I don't have trouble accessing ...
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How to install ubuntu-12.10-desktop along with windows 8 64bit [closed]

I have hp pavilion 15 n204tx, which came with pre-installed Ubuntu OS. I formatted it and installed Win 8 64bit. and created 3 + 1(system reserve) partition. 50GB for win8 50GB for ...
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Install Alongside Windows option missing

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my system, which I replaced with Windows 8.1. Now, I'm trying to re-install Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows. However, the installer is not detecting Windows, and the ...
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Trying to clean Install windows 8 after Ubuntu has been successfully installed onto my system [duplicate]

Hello to all Ubuntu users. I am posting this message as my last resort to try and solve some issues I am having with my system. Here is some technical info: My laptop is Lenovo G500s Notebook, 8gb ...
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Ubuntu not showing as boot option in BIOS

I'm having loads of problems using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit in a machine with Win8 preinstalled. I have tried installing it 3 different times, using different configurations. The one i'm with now has a ...
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Windows 8 Ubuntu Installation

I'm currently attempting to install Ubuntu on my desktop via the desktop installer iso. Windows 8 is my current OS, could anyone help me install Ubuntu, as Windows 8 is stopping me from doing so?
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Neverending issues with grub (ubuntu 14.04 on ASUS with Win8 dual boot)

This is the most frustrating issue I have ever run into using Ubuntu and Windows in the same machine. I have an ASUS K46CB, 6GB RAM and preinstalled Windows 8.1 64-bits. I have successfully ...
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How do I give Ubuntu 14.04 more space? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8 for the first time yesterday, and I thought I would give it 75GB of space from my C: however, I didn't know I had to use 50GB for the installation and 16GB ...
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Can't Reboot into Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu

I am newb in Ubuntu. Currently I am using an Acer V11 laptop with a pre-intalled Windows 8.1. I follow some guideline ...
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install Ubuntu parallels with windows 8.1 in acer laptop [duplicate]

I have acer aspire E1-570 laptop with 2 GB RAM with 32 bit Windows 8.1 OS. Whether I can install Ubuntu parallels with windows 8.1 on my laptop.Is there any problem?
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Unable to mount disk in ubuntu 13.10.Please give me a solution [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/rahul/Shrinkable: mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda4" "/media/rahul/Shrinkable"' exited with ...
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Failed ubuntu-windows8 dual boot: Is uninstalling ubuntu the answer?

I have an Acer Aspire E1-472G with windows 8.1 So after installing ubuntu, something went wrong and I could not boot into windows8.1 and I cannot access my files in any drive except for my ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 with Windows 8.1 x64 and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have some questions around this: How can I install Ubuntu, so I keep the pre-installed Windows? In case I ...
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Can't access drive

So long story short... I removed windows 8 from my computer and installed Ubuntu. When I went to open up my secondary Drive (contains all my files from when I had windows 8) I get this error in ...
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Dual boot fails after updating Ubuntu 14.04 on a dual boot machine with windows 8 on Toshiba Machine

Last year i purchased a Toshiba machine with Windows 8 preinstalled. After hard time, i managed to have dual boot on both OS. But accidentally, i updated Ubuntu and now i can not get the dual boot ...
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Installed Ubuntu, Windows 8 not in boot menu

I cannot access Windows 8, but the files are all there. It just does not appear in the boot menu. I tried to dual boot. I did not use the run along side Windows 8 when installing, I used "something ...
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Can you please provide step-by-step guide to dualbooting windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've currently got only Ubuntu installed but I'd like to dualboot it with windows 8.1. I've got the installation discs for both so that's not a problem. Yesterday I had win 8.1 and I followed a ...
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Can someone please ELI5 how to install the Unity desktop onto my Windows 8.1 install? [closed]

As much as I'd love to, I can't use Ubuntu for everything, but I want to at least make Windows look like my favorite OS. I have no idea about the whole software architecture behind Unity/X, so I ...
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installation problem don't know what to do [duplicate]

I have a problem in installing the Ubuntu on my machine that runs Windows 8. I downloaded this file (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and when I started installing it I got two choices. I selected the ...
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Boot-Repair Broken Windows Boot

I have a HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I recently added a second hard drive and installed Ubuntu on it, but GRUB wouldn't display its usual GUI, just a command prompt, and I couldn't access ...
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Win8 + Ubuntu 12.04: Grub loader menu is not shown any more

I am sorry if this is a duplicate. Several months ago I managed to get Ubuntu 12.04 working on my laptop together with preinstalled Windows 8. It was quite a complicated procedure and this forum ...
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Sound not working in laptop speakers. Headphones fine

I am using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on Dell Inspiron. I have hda-intel soundcard. For quite a few days now, my laptop sound is not coming from the speakers, and only from headphones. I have tried selecting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside with Windows 8.1 but the system boot directly to Windows once I logged into Windows and restart

I was able to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my Windows 8.1 pre-installed PC. I was able to have the dual boot of the system. GRUB menu works fine, i.e. it shows both Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager, and the ...
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Problems to boot ubuntu partition after updating BIOS from my windows partition

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop L50-B-18E. So, one day the toshiba center asked me to update the BIOS, and I did. But now the menu that asks me what system do I want to start doesn't appear ...
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Folder Lock in Ubuntu and Windows [duplicate]

Is there any way i can password protect or lock folder in ubuntu that can also be opened in windows 8?? I am using windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04