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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After Boot-Repair, Windows 8 (10)not showing up

OK, I know there are other questions like this, but I'm posting this because mine is slightly different. I have Windows 10 installed (shows as Windows 8 in boot menus) and I installed Ubuntu just as ...
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How to boot from my LIVE USB?

I cannot get the screen by repeatedly pressing F12 or ESC or any other screen.
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Attempted Installing Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 UEFI, Confused about booting in UEFI, Legacy Mode

I followed this Askubuntu Post to install Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows 8.1 pre-installed as(UEFI),but I am not able to dual-boot and tried Boot-Repair I first burned an Ubuntu ISO on a blank ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu

The issue is fixed, I had forgotten to change boot mode and boot priority in BIOS to UEFI and UEFI First, and also 'Optimize for' from 'other OS' to 'Win8 64bit' First of all, sorry if this question ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 efidisk read error

I successfully dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 UEFI Boot Mode Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 UEFI When I boot, it shows error:efidisk read error, but it goes to Grub's boot menu right after ...
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Windows 8.1 is not booting with Ubuntu

I have an Asus Q200E 64 bit laptop. I had a pre-installed Windows 8.0 which I updated to Windows 8.1. I recently updated Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. After updating ubuntu, I cannot boot to Windows any ...
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Lubuntu 14.10 missing Try without installation option

I download Lubuntu 14.1 iso and burn it in to CD. When I try to Use lubuntu without installing in the menu "Try lubuntu without installing" option is missing. Other options are available. So i cant ...
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Sharing files with remotely accesses Ubuntu desktop

I logged in from my Windows 8 desktop to my Ubuntu desktop successfully using 'Remote Desktop Connection'. But I need to share files between them which I am not getting able to do. Help needed.
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ubuntu on external drive

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive, but now I need the hard drive to boot into Windows. I made sure that the boot device was on my local drive when I created the partition, but it still ...
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the selected disc is of gpt partition style error

I want to install windows 8, but I am getting this error the selected disc is of gpt partition style. I already have Ubuntu 14.04 install with UEFI boot. I have 3 partition in the order of: UEFI ...
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Grub not finding Windows partition

I recently had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1, separated by partition. I had to do a clean install of Ubuntu on the partition with Ubuntu on it due to some problems I had with ...
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Install linux on Asus X205T if no Windows 8?

i am searching through since some time. Following different links like (Creating a boot disc and Installing ubuntu ASUS X205T(A)) it is not possible to install linux properly on ASUS X205T. If on this ...
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UEFI dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire V15 notebook (model V3-572G-76EM) which came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. My goal is to be able to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. However, I am stymied at this ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside windows 8, now windows 8 won't boot at all

I tried Boot repair, rEFInd, and almost every other option that was presented in these questions that were already answered, but Windows 8 won't boot at all. When I select Windows 8 upon booting, it ...
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Replacing Windows 7 with Windows 8 while on dual boot

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 64b alongside . I just want now to remove "7" and install Windows 8.1 . Should I just insert Windows 8.1 CD and start installation as I would do on "normal" ,non ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Inspiron 14R [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 14R laptop, and I have tried almost everything to install Ubuntu. Bootable USB drive PLOP Regular installation I'm currently on Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu ...
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Wine not working in Ubuntu 14.04

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with Windows 8.1. I tried to run some applications with wine but it always shows the "Application has stopped working" error. As I had Windows 8 ...
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After installing ubuntu facing issues while starting windows8.1

I have successfully installed Ubuntu14.04.2 on my laptop (LENOVO B50-70) alongside windows 8.1 which was pre-installed. After installation I am able to use ubuntu but am unable to use windows. It says ...
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Continous humming kind of sound from speakers after dual boot

I have just dual booted my system (added ubuntu over windows 8.1) and I have heard that there might be few hardware malfunctions after dual booting. My speakers just work fine in ubuntu (new os) but ...
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UEFI Boot Mode Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 UEFI

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 on laptop (lenovo g4070 59417454) with existing Windows 8.1. But when I select Windows 8.1 in grub menu: error: unknown command 'drivemap' error: invalid EFI file path. ...
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Problem of Ubuntu when i reset windows alongside it [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1. After,I reset my windows 8.1. So,I thought Ubuntu 14.04 is lost when I reset. But when I retry to install Ubuntu alongside windows, it shows Ubuntu ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition [closed]

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ubuntu ...
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Retrieving the lost OS [duplicate]

I had windows 8.1 OS when I tried to dual boot it with ubuntu ,accidently I I lost the windows OS but I successfully installed ubuntu ,I needed back windows 8.1 are there any chances of getting back ...
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Install Ubuntu on UEFI without Windows or Boot Loader

I have a Gateway netbook that has already been fully wiped with nothing on the hard drive. There is no Legacy option in bios and the only thing I can boot from the USB is a Gparted disk utilizing ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu without touching Windows installed on another drive?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my 250GB SDD. I still have my 1TB HDD with an older version of Windows 8.1 and files that I use (like Documents and Games), the 1TB HDD is basically just a files ...
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Dual Boot Linux Alongside Windows 8.1 Error

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10490998/ If anyone could please read this error report and walk me through on how to fix this it would be very much appreciated! Thank you!
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Can I restore windows 8?

If I install Ubuntu over windows 8, and have a backup restore point or something, is it possible to go back to windows 8? I have a netbook, and it's not quite big enough to dual boot, and I don't want ...
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Can anyone suggest a detailed installation process for Ubuntu on Windows 8.2? [duplicate]

I have never used Linux based OS and looking forward to use Ubuntu. I want guidance on installing Ubuntu with Windows 8.2 as dual boot?
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Dual boot (14.10 and win8.1) and slow windows boot

On my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro) I got dual boot with Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome and Windows 8.1. Before installing Ubuntu boot of windows was as fast as on ssd drive should be. After setting up dual boot ...
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windows 7 booting in background but shows the grub screen of UBUNTU 14.04 wallpaper in distorted way

I dual booted my HP Pavilion 15-n012tx (which was pre-installed with Windows 8 pro) to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Booting them was fine with no errors. Installed Windows and Ubuntu in ...
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Unable to boot from flash drive (Windows 8.1)

I've been trying to boot Ubuntu from my flash drive on a windows 8.1 computer (asus x205ta). I downloaded Ubuntu, and I used pendrivelinux to make the flash drive bootable. The problem I've been ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 (With UEFI) and I am unable to boot into Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 8.1. My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, thus it has UEFI instead of BIOS. I have tried booting with secure boot and ...
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How to add Windows 8 grub entry?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. But my PC directly boots into Ubuntu. That is why I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to ...
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GRUB not showing windows 8.1 already installed

Actually there is a similar question on the community before as well but what I am facing is a different problem. Also there the person has not properly posted the status of his grub. Actually I ...
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Dual boot - Ubuntu Live makes Grub disappear - Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have setup a dual boot (Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM) with the Grub menu having Windows as default, working just fine. However, every time I need to boot again from Ubuntu CD live, it messes ...
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I have to go through grub and windows bootloader to get to windows, can i change this?

I got a new SSD,on which i installed Windows 8.1, and had Ubuntu on my second hard drive .Now when I boot up my computer boots to GRUB where I can either boot to Ubuntu or to Windows. If I click ...
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Can't dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

So I have a Lenovo Ideapad p3000 laptop and I have followed all the common procedures prescribed to have a dual boot but Windows still boots directly. Grub will not load on my laptop. I have even F12 ...
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Unable to Load Windows 8.1 After Dualbooting with Linux

I am very new to Linux and have come across this error when trying to fix the boot issues. If anyone has any advice or even the answer to my problem, please let me know so I can successfully reboot my ...
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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 ...