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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Windows 8.1 Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 - dmraid and fixpart

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 4.14 on dual boot with Windows 8.1, but when beginning the LiveUSB the Ubuntum, the partitions created by Windows 8.1 are not recognized, reports that all is HD as ...
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Dropbox indexing is much slower in Ubuntu than in WIndows

I dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 with a shared NTFS storage partition. My dropbox folder is on this shared partition. First, I notice that whenever I switch back and forth between the two OSes, ...
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Dual Boot Win8.1-Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot load Win8.1 after reinstalling Ubuntu

As suggested by the title of the topic I'm having troubles with the dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.....forgive me if the post is gonna be a little long, but I guess it should be better to ...
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How can I disable Windows 8 Fast Boot if I don't have Windows 8?

I've been searching around for this for a while, but I haven't found anyone else with the same problem. Guess no one made the same stupid mistake. I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu computer that is ...
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(Almost Solved! Help!) Lenovo onekey stuck in GRUB

I have a Lenovo g50-45 with onekey recovery with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I dual booted with Ubuntu. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu. then tried to reinstall with USB using onekey. I got this screen: ...
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My Uninstall of Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8.1 messed up using EasyBCD

I started with a pre-installed Windows 8.1 Lenovo with one-key recovery. I dual booted Ubuntu. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu to reinstall again in a better way. I was trying to boot with windows 8 boot ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.22 with Windows 8.1 x64 sharing folder

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 x64 in a virtual machine. The problem is that I can enable the function to share a folder between host and guest. I followed the steps in this link: ...
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Dual boot of windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I run windows 8.1 and I feel like having a dual boot. Every time I start installing ubuntu, my system does not recognise windows. My partition table is GPT. What should i do to use ubuntu and windows ...
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When installing Ubuntu 14.04 it asked me to assign BIOSGRUB [duplicate]

When installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 with separate partitions for /root /swap and /home it asked me to assign a partition for biosgrub. It is the first time it asked me that. Why is this?
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How to load Windows from GRUB 2.02 (after unistalling Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I wanted to uninstall Lubuntu 14.10 (dual-boot with Windows8) so I used EasyBCD 2.2 and deleted the partitions of Lubuntu (I followed a video tutorial for using EasyBCD). But now as I turn the PC on, ...
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How to move files from Ubuntu to Windows then back to a Ubuntu VM

What I want to do: Have a Ubuntu development VM on Windows 8.1. Setup: I have a new SSD that I just installed Windows onto. I have an old SSD (60GB) that has Ubuntu on it. Problem: I am a developer ...
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not detecting win 8.1 [duplicate]

The installation DVD cannot detect my windows installation. When the installation process reaches the point where the existing OS should be detected (win 8.1 in my pc), all I get is the Erase Disc and ...
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samba shares not showing in windows explorer

My samba shares on my Ubuntu server are not visible in Windows 8 explorer. Not always, but frequently. I know they are there, because I can access them directly with \homeserver\music\, however my ...
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Dual Boot, autorun fail, unfamiliar with Grub, etc

I am a new ubuntu user. I have a new Windows 8 machine and wanted to be able to dual boot by putting ubuntu on an external usb 600gb hdd. I followed the directions I found here: ...
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Windows 8 tiles apperance in Ubuntu

Is it possible to have Windows 8 - like tiles in Ubuntu Unity or other desktop environments,where your tiles act as links to applications?
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How to dual boot windows 8 in ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm currently running ubuntu 11.04 on my macbook and I would like to dual boot both ubuntu and windows 8. There are many tutorials on how to install ubuntu while runnung windows 8 but not the other ...
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Hyper-v / Ubuntu has incorrect time

I am using ubuntu desktop under Hyper-V on a Windows 8.1 machine and most of the time the machine is in sleep mode. This means that when I try to use the Ubuntu machine the time is off - by a lot ...
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Double (different) key press detected

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 as dual boot. I have PS2 keyboard. Sometimes randomly (can't reproduce yet) Ubuntu detects multiple different key presses when I press specific buttons. Some buttons ...
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Is it safe to enable fast boot in Windows 8 while mounting windows partition as read-only in Ubuntu?

It is dangerous to write on NTFS partition while Windows uses hybrid boot because there is a potential risk of data loss. So I tried to mount Windows 8 partition as read-only in Ubuntu, now I wonder ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after replacing windows 8 with it

I've installed Ubuntu over windows 8 by wiping windows 8 partition. Now I get a recovery screen for Windows even though it's gone. Any tips to fix? I tried Boot Repair in Ubuntu live. No luck.
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Dual boot but only Windows boots

So I just made a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and then Ubuntu 14.04.1. The problem is, that I can't make GRUB as the main boot option, it is not listed in BIOS so my computer just loads into Windows. ...
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How to repair grub to work with multiple hard drives?

On my computer I have multiple hard drives. One of them has Ubuntu 14.10 and the other has Windows 8.1. I messed up my boot loader and know only Ubuntu appears in the grub list. Windows 8.1 is on the ...
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Cannot boot into windows technical preview after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dell inspiron laptop. It came pre-installed with windows8 but i have updated it to windows 10 technical preview. I have installed ubuntu in a different partition. ...
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Issues with dual boot [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my HP Envy. It came with Windows 8 from the factory and I erased that partition to run just Ubuntu. Before installing Ubuntu I did not disable quick boot and now ...
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Windows 8.1 OS not detected when installing Ubuntu 14.0.4

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.0.4 alongside Windows 8.1, but I do not get that as an option when installing. Instead I get a message saying that there is no current OS detected. I have gone ...
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All my harddisk partitions have disappeared. I was using Windows 8.1 and tried to install Ubuntu

All my hard-disk partitions have disappeared. I was using Windows 8.1 and tried to install Ubuntu. How can I recover my data? I tried to use sudo test disk, but terminal says command not found and ...
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Dual Boot with GRUB2

Ok,my laptop previously had 2x500gb hybrid drives in RAID0 configuration. Had it partitioned with LM Qiana and Windows 8.1. Laptop is a late 2011 model Alienware M17xR3, so it was designed for Windows ...
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Dual Boot with Win8.1 [duplicate]

I just install Ubnutu 14.04 to my Windows 8.1 machine. Install looked until the reboot. The boot choice did not come up. System went strait to Windows. Help? Thank you, William
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Can't pull up GRUB even after boot-repair and secure boot is off

I've been running a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 without any issues until recently. I had to service my laptop because the fan got clogged, so they opened it up, and when they gave it ...
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how do i download ubuntu desktop on wnidows 8 and make a dvd to upload ubuntu to my laptop

I am trying to install Ubuntu desktop to my laptop. I only have windows 8 on a desktop . the laptop has no operating system on it. if i download Ubuntu desktop on the windows 8 machine how do I burn ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 to install on windows 8.1 machine

I created the USB with Universal USB Installer, I have an Intel i5-3570k and AMD Radeon HD 7800 card with two monitors plugged in. When I boot to the device, I see the normal menu then when I select ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 anymore

I have a Dell laptop which came with Windows 8.1 pre-loaded. I decided to dual boot with ubuntu 14.04.10 and everything was working fine. I was able to boot to both windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04.10 ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows on Two Separate Hard Drives

I dual booted my desktop with windows first onto a solid state, and then ubuntu onto a normal hard drive. Then I had the problem of not having the option of booting into Windows anymore. I am not sure ...
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Ubuntu 14 problem when booting

Few days ago I decided to try to use Ubuntu, but had some problems with booting (tty1. Asks to login, but fails) After that I installed Ubuntu again. Even though it loads, but still shows that error ...
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The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

I dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu.Last night, I accidently ran ntfsfix (from the ntfs-3g package) on the windows partition in my hard drive. When I usually boot my machine, it shows the windows ...
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How to recognize and delete Ubuntu partitions from Windows 8 Dual Boot Machine?

About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 13.10 side-by-side with Windows 8. A few weeks later I updated it to 14.04 (only so I could stop seeing the "available updates" message) and I updated my Windows 8 ...
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grub does not show Windows 8 installation

I have a triple boot Ubuntu14.10/MacOSX/Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro. However, Windows does not show up in grub, only MacOS and Ubuntu show up. I tried a few things from other similar questions but ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OEM Windows 8.1 — cannot successfuly manipulate Windows Boot Manager [duplicate]

None of the previous questions or guides have been successful for me after a long day of trying. My laptop came with Windows 8.1 installed and is UEFI. I installed Ubuntu alongside it and can get ...
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Shrink volume of Primary Partition

I currently run windows 8.0 and have 4 partitions. I will like to shrink the volume of my primary partition containing the win 8 OS so I can have more space to install ubuntu 14.04. My question is ...
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Reinstall Windows on Ubuntu?

I've been wondering this for years now and I've been a proud Ubuntu user since 2010, I don't want to switch back to windows and I've even deleted the OS form my PC, but would it be possible to ...
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unable to boot ubuntu after refreshing windows 8 [duplicate]

Ubuntu was installed in disk H and windows 8 in disk C. Now, I refreshed windows 8 and I am not able to get the option to boot to ubuntu when I start my laptop.
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windows hibernation mount isssues, attempting to reset lost password [duplicate]

to make a long story short, I've lost a sheet of paper that had a password that i changed. i am attempting to use Ubuntu to reset the password. I've seen various instructions to do this, as well as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.01 doesn't boot on Toshiba after wiping out Windows 8

New laptop (Toshiba Satellite) with windows 8 installed. Wiped out windows 8. Disabled Secure boot UEFI mode Ran Boot-repair. results: (http://paste.ubuntu.com/9837456/) Reboots back to trying to ...
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Cannot connect to internet running Ubuntu 14.04 using VirtualBox on my MSI GT60 - Windows 8.1 x64

I'm unsure if I am asking this question in the right place so please refer me elsewhere if necessary. I installed VirtualBox v 4.3.2 on my MSI GT60 running Windows 8.1 x64 a bit ago and created a VM ...
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Problem with installation of Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s?

Please can someone help me to install Ubuntu on HP Probook 4540s? I have been trying this for the last 2-3 days, tried every option given on the net, but still my computer directly boots into Windows ...
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MBR is on wrong drive (USB) now windows/ubuntu won't boot w/out usb connected

I somehow installed Grub on my USB drive, now Windows/Ubuntu won't boot unless my USB drive is connected. How do I move the MBR to my laptop - internal HDD? Acer 64; Windows 8; Ubuntu 14.xx
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How would I network and share folders on VB-Win7 and Win 8 cpu using HomeGroup

Computer 1. Ubuntu with VirtualBox Guest running Windows 7 Ultimate Computer 2. Windows 8 Goal is to have home group sharing working via wireless network in the house. (With the use of HomeGroup in ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu from live usb on a windows 8 laptop

I have an asus laptop with windows 8 preinstalled on it. I dual booted it last year and everything worked. then the windows 8 side totally crashed. if it lets me in at all, all I see is the home ...
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can i find my files after installing ubuntu

I have a windows 8 OS with a C partition and a D partition. in the D partition i have important files, so i think i will do this: let the files in D. install Ubuntu 14.10 in C by formatting it and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 On Asus Zenbook UX302LA

I have an Asus Zenbook UX302LA with Win8 pre-installed that I bought new in the summer of 2014. I now want to dual-boot it with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 (latest version I believe). I can get it to boot no ...