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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Can I dualboot UBUNTU with Windows 8.1 on my pc? [duplicate]

My PC specs: NVIDIA GeForce GT610 Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz 64-bit 8GB RAM Windows 8.1 Enterprise I was planning to install 14.04 but I need to know if I can run it on my pc.
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install ubuntu and pre-loaded windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I am already using Windows 8.1 and wanted to install ubuntu but i wanted to keep both the windows. Could you please tell me how can i do it and tell me the complete step. I have also downloaded Ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu in my Windows laptop in c drive without lost my data

I am New to Ubuntu. I'd like to install ubuntu on my laptop. Right now I am using windows-8.1 my drive iis partitioned into 4 parts C:,D:,E:,F: I want to install ubuntu in C:\ drive without lose of ...
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Problems in dual-boot of ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 [closed]

100% Newbie here. Sorry for all the dumbness. So, I have an HP Pavilion Laptop 15 series. It have windows 8.1 pre-installed OS.I dual boot it with ubuntu 14.04. It was working fine. But then, I ...
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Windows 8 Ubuntu 14.04.3 desktop 64bit dual boot on multiple large disks

I'm trying to install Ubutu 14.04.3 desktop 64 bit developer edition with dual boot option with my Windows 8.1 pc having two disks (1- 1tb, 2- 3tb). But during installation if I choose install ubuntu ...
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Trouble when trying to install Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1

I used to work in a dual boot system (w10 & Ubuntu). I was just trying Ubuntu back then, but I liked it so much that I wanted more space in the hard drive for it so I installed w8.1 in a 500Gb ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not showing in boot menu after installing alongside with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1

I know the question looks similar but I did not find any answer to my problem, hence posting it here. Thanks in advance for any help. I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1 and both ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu directly

I use a HP Pavilion machine with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot. Whenever i start the system, it boots to windows. I tried to use bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi ...
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Black GRUB screen when booting into dual-boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu [duplicate]

Help! I had a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 on my computer. Last night I decided to "uninstall" Ubuntu. Rather than re-install the Windows MBR I decided to just edit GRUB to timeout at 0, with ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 and my Windows 8.1 is gone now

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with my Acer laptop which already had windows 8.1 pre installed. But when I finished installing Ubuntu, my Windows is gone which is no more now. I need ...
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how to run windows 8 along with ubuntu 12.04?

i have a dell Inspiron 3542 with 1TB space. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is already installed in it. I want to install windows 8 or if possible windows 10 too. is it possible to dual boot? I'm new to Ubuntu and ...
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Replacing Ubuntu with Windows 8 [duplicate]

I need to reinstall Windows 8 on my machine where I've installed ubuntu 15.04. I have no DVD drive and need to run it from a USB stick. Windows supports this but I cannot run the .exe windows file ...
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Can I install Ubuntu onto/replace a Windows mobile phone

I have a Bush Windows 8.1 mobile, which has 8gb internal memory and supports upto 32gb micro card. Can I install the Ubuntu mobile phone system and replace the Windows OS? I am not technically minded, ...
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None system is booting after installing ubuntu 15.10 alongside windows 8

I'm working on Lenovo T430u. It's preinstalled with Windows 8. Windows was normally booting. After installing ubuntu 15.10 now none system is booting. When I have "UEFI only" in boot options it is not ...
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Windows 8.1 onto ubuntu pc with laptop

how do i get windows 8.1 to boot on my new pc? i have a windows 7 laptop, a windows 8.1 64bit key, a usb for a boot drive, and an iso download link. the pc im putting it on already has ubuntu ...
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Getting Windows 8.1 in place of Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

i have ubuntu 14.04, and im not very tech savvy. (terrible combination) so im trying to get windows 8.1. i purchased a windows key, and i downloaded the 4.3gb ISO to my desktop. When i open the ...
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dual boot straight into windows

after installing Ubuntu 15.10(dual boot), my laptop boots straight into windows I have tried switching the boot order and boot-repair but no success the boot-repair told me to upload this url http://...
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Why is my GRUB displaying so many options?

I have Ubuntu in dual boot alongside the original W8 install. My grub shows a ton of options. The first one loads Ubuntu alright. In the past I tried loading w8 (which I hardly ever use) and after ...
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how to replace lubuntu with ubuntu in a dual booted device (windows 8 and lubuntu 13) [duplicate]

is there any way to replace lubuntu with ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 in a dual booted device (windows 8 and lubuntu 13). when i searched some answers told me to desable secure boot, but i cant see it in my ...
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Have Grub on a 3rd drive?

What I am trying to do is dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04. I have both installed on 2 different hard drives. The process of going and manually having to select the drive at the boot is annoying,...
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Boot Ubuntu from Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu under Win 8, into a file named Ubuntu, containing a subfile "winboot". So, when I switch on my pc, I first get an error about the mbr file, then I can choose between Win and Ubuntu. ...
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grub-update crashes the motherboard

Today, my Ubuntu14.04 have an auto software update, fallowed by a sudden botherboard crash. No warnings, just a sudden black screen fallowed by reboot. You can see the replica effect by this very ...
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Edit boot menu from Ubuntu on a laptop with Win 8

I have a problem that is giving me a headache for months and I hope that in this, my first question here, you can help me out. I have been trying to install Ubuntu on a laptop with a default win 8 ...
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Running Ubuntu on Nextbook

I tried running Ubuntu on my Nextbook tablet by making a bootable USB drive and also tried making a bootable SD card, but all I get is this error screen saying "System doesn't have any USB boot option"...
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Better install Ubuntu 14.04 before upgrade to Windows 10 or afterwards?

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 and would like to install Ubuntu's latest LTS in dual boot with Windows. Is it better to upgrade to Windows 10 first and then install Ubuntu or is it better to ...
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Can't load Windows 8 on dual boot with Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8 (from Win8). The installation went well without any issues. When I switch my laptop ON, it opens the GRUB menu with : Ubuntu Advanced ...
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Windows 8.1 is not booting after installation of Ubuntu

My PC is Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook. After start this shows up GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta 2-9ubuntu1.3 Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu Memory test (memtest86+) Memory test (memtest86+, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 (legacy mode): can't boot Windows after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu and now I cant boot Windows 8.1, no option appears. I followed these steps: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html I did Boot Repair, ...
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SONY VAIO Pre-installed windows 8.1 dual-boot ubuntu problem [duplicate]

i installed ubuntu along side with pre-installed windows 8.1 in my SONY VAIO after ubuntu x64 installation in UEFI mode i rebooted the system n it boots directly into Windows 8.1 . i tried to use ...
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How can I find the Win8 key when running Ubuntu on my machine

Ive installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo machine that had a preinstalled Win8 on it, now I need to reinstall it since I would like to run a dual boot machine but Windows have hidden the key in the BIOS. Any ...
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Thinking about reinstalling ubuntu after bad dual boot. Is restoring to factory systems necessary prior to this?

Recently I dual booted Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04, and I ran into an issue where in which I couldn't boot into Windows (only Ubuntu). I resolved the issue (turned off secure boot) but now I'm ...
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No Dual-Boot Option after Installing Ubuntu 15.10 with windows 8.1

I'm completely new to ubuntu and have been trying to set up a dual boot on my new MSI GE72 2QC. The machine came with windows 8.1 pre-installed. I shrank my windows partition to make space for ubuntu ...
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Should I put Ubuntu and windows on the same hard drive by partitioning, or on separate drives?

slightly above novice ubuntu user here. I have ubuntu 14.04 on one laptop. I want to dual-boot ubuntu 15.10 (or 15.04) with pre-installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop. It's a gigabyte Aorus X3 plus V3,...
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OpenVPN server working and client connected but not having internet

I am trying to configure a openvpn server to use over TCP to avoid the proxy restrictions of my school. I follow this tutorial on digitalocean website. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 - Ubuntu 14.04 with msdos partition table

I have a self-installed Windows 8 on a disk with a msdos partition table. I boot in UEFI, and I have a 350m partition with EFI file of Microsoft. 1. Is it really possible to boot in UEFI with a ...
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i installed ubuntu 15.04 in legacy boot mode. want to dual boot laptop in uefi mode

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (32 bit OS) on my 64 bit compatible laptop in legacy boot mode and I cannot find my graphics drivers. my question are: How can I use dual boot (windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04)...
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How to boot windows after installing ubuntu? (ubuntu does detect windows, just doesn't allow me to boot it)

im absolutely new to linux (this is my first day using ubuntu 14.04). I installed ubuntu on my system in dual boot mode. When I start ubuntu I do not get the option to choose my OS as most tutorials ...
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EXTERNAL HDD dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 + Windows 8.1

Hy, Is that possible to do a dual boot external HDD with separated partitions with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 on them? I have MacBook AIR 11" and a want to use Windows and Ubuntu, but the internal HDD is ...
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I want to remove windows 8 and keep ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I have been testing out ubuntu for a few months now and now I decided to keep it on my system (It's a dual boot with windows 8.1). My question is : If I remove windows 8.1 from my system, will my BIOS ...
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Can't install 15.10 on my HP Spectre with Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Hi everyone im new to installing Linux but have several times installed various versions of Windows and a couple IOS's but never installed linux. I have literally been going at it since like 11:30 ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 15.04-windows 8.1 ubuntu missing boots to windows

I am new to ubuntu and recently installed it to my HP Pavillion g7 (model number escapes me) and have been using it successfully for several weeks now when i logged in today to find that the grub boot ...
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GRUB2 doesn't show on boot after running Software Updater (UEFI) (15.04)

So, a little background, a few months ago I decided to dual-boot my Windows 8 (not 8.1) Toshiba Satellite laptop with Ubuntu 15.04, having done it successfully, and since then I've been alternating ...
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Safely Installing Ubuntu on my Laptop [duplicate]

So my plan is to install Ubuntu on my ASUS x20ta laptop. However, there are some known issues with it, like the WiFi and audio card, that need workarounds. If I can't get those to work, I'd like to be ...
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After using GParted to give my virtual disk more space, the Ubuntu VM will not boot

So I decided to switch from a dualboot setup to running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit inside of VirtualBox 5.08. My Host OS is Windows 8.1 64-bit. The VM has 2 GB of dedicated memory, from the 8GB on the host. ...
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Getting “Permission denied” errors from efibootmgr

Well, im a new linux user, i recently made a dual boot (between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu) but when I restarted the PC I saw BIOS POST screen (you know, that screen with "press to enter boot, press to ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 using Unetbootin shows error on reboot

I used Install Ubuntu without CD and USB , how? answer and used unetbootin to chose C:\ drive on my windows 8.1. The problem is that answer is only for windows 7 users exlusively. Got the boot ...
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Can I run the Ubuntu SDK for Windows?

The last question on this was 2 years ago, so I'm hoping that things have changed... I spend a lot of time in college, and use the Windows PCs there. I would really like to begin development for ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Win8…Cannot boot Win8 anymore

I have Ubuntu configured to dual boot on my Windows 8 laptop. When I first installed it, I partitioned ~100gigs for Ubuntu and left the rest to Windows (I might've messed up the partitioning...). Now ...
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Is WD elements with NTFS format supported on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I brought a WD Elements 1tb external hdd and I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my laptop.(not a dual boot). So I was wondering will the hdd work on Ubuntu, it's ntfs formatted.I dont want to format it ...
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My computer isn't loading GRUB when I boot

I use a TOSHIBA Satellite A300 laptop with Windows 8.1 Pro installed. I made a live USB using Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.1 from which I can boot Ubuntu 15.04 using the ISO image from Ubuntu ...