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 lost after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on secondary drive

I had two hard drives with windows 8 on one and data on the other. I built the PC and installed windows 8 on it two years ago. I had intended to set it up as dual boot but got put off by the UEFI ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on packard bell imedia S2185 with win 8 previously instlled [duplicate]

I was following the guide at: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html I changed the BIOS to show the boot menu and selected the 14.04 installation USB ...
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Windows 8 host VMware UBUNTU 1404 guest NFS

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware on windows 8. I am also running a NFS server on ubuntu. The goal is to boot a board from NFS, but I am stuck at the network settings. The board is looking for the ...
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Dual boot ubuntu and windows 8.1 hangs

I have dual booted my laptop with ubuntu and windows. The problem is that windows 8 shows 100% disk usage and while running ubuntu, the cooler runs too fast, proably using more hardware resources and ...
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Running dual boot with Win8 (UEFI) and Ubuntu 14.04 (Legacy), GRUB stopped working

I'm running dual boot Windows 8 (UEFI) and Ubuntu 14.04 (Legacy) on a Lenovo G580. It has never worked to pick Windows from the GRUB selection, I always go through BIOS, selecting UEFI for Windows and ...
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Erased Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

My issue is a little bit different than anything I've found so far on the forums. I had successfully installed Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1 hp laptop using the manual partitioning method (not the "install ...
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How install Ubuntu Touch on x86 tablet with Win8 [duplicate]

I have tablet with x86 CPU, namely Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 8. I would like install Ubuntu Touch on it. But all tutorials are for tablets with Android. This tablet has Win8. I don't see it as USB device ...
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Issue with installing Ubuntu 14.1

I used universal usb installer on a 8gb flash and booted ubuntu 14.1 but when I try to install ubuntu 14.1 inside windows 8.1 it just reboots and does absolutely nothing. My pc specs Intel core i5 ...
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How can I create a bootable USB stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10?

How can I create a bootable USB Stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10? I have tried using startup disk creator but it doesn't show windows os.
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Is Windows 8 clean after dual boot?

I am following this tutorial and the first step I’ll need to do is delete the Linux partitions. Do I have to remove any of these non file extension parts? I would like to delete the Linux partitions ...
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Regarding reboot problem

I have been installing Ubuntu 14.04 along with Windows 8.1. after completion of whole the process of installation, I was not able to find "dual os selection" dialog. Every time it show normal booting ...
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gnupg permissions problems on dual OS machine

I am running Thunderbird with GnuPG on a dual OS machine (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1). I forward Ubuntu's GnuPG to the Windows GnuPG with a symlink (according ...
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windows option missing after installing ubuntu

I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have a HP Envy laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 I have created a Ubuntu bootable usb drive and installed Ubuntu successfully. After installation, I am ...
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How to start Unity3D Pro with Wine

I have a Ubuntu 14.10 Dual-boot with Windows 8.1 Pro and I have Unity Pro 4.5.5 on my Windows OS. I have the activated Unity on Windows and I tried to start it in Wine but it says "Error initializing ...
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grub rescue, can't boot from usb

I have ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot. Suddenly I got the grub rescue screen. I tried grub rescue > ls command and it lists down (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) (hd0,msdos2) (hd1,msdos1) (hd1) when ...
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Unable to automatically boot to grub

I am running ubuntu 14.10 in dual-boot with Windows 8.1, and I was having no trouble until I tried testing out TAILS and couldn't find it in grub, so I installed rEFInd. I later tried uninstalling it, ...
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Root file system not defined

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation with 4 partitions in it. I want to install Ubuntu on the fourth partition which has a 300GB space. When I try to install from the usb, it gives option of ...
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No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda

I just did a boot-repair because I can't run windows 8.1 from the grub (I see many options but none works) and I got this result: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9558801/ My question is : Should I care about ...
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Adding Win7 to Ubuntu through Ubuntu dual booting

I really need some step by step help here. I know I need to change the partitions of ubuntu to add my win7 boot up here. However, I have not been able to get this to work right. Problematic in that ...
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Installing Ubuntu14.01 on virtualbox Erase disk?

I'm currently running windows8.1 and wish to install Ubuntu14.01 on VirtualBox. Upon the "Installation type" screen it gives me the option to: 1) Erase disk and install Ubuntu [Warning: this will ...
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Ubuntu may have destroyed my windows 8 OS

I chose to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8 OS, but after the restart Ubuntu prompted a message saying it experienced difficulties. Now I can no longer seem to access windows 8 anymore. How do I ...
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Not enough space on disk in ubuntu 14.04

i am using ubuntu 14.04, and I got a message saying "not enough space on disc" (or something like that). The problem is that I;m trying to get into ubuntu and delete some files that I don't need (in ...
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No sound from external speakers and partial sound from headphones, dual boot. windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 installed recently both my external speakers do not work and headphones partially work when running Ubuntu or windows. They used to work well but all of a sudden I ...
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WinUSB gives a exit code: 256

I have Ubuntu 14.10 with WinUSB and I have a Windows 8.1 Pro ISO with a 4GB SD Card with an empty FAT32 partition. Everytime I try to use it, it says "Installation failed, exit code: 256". How do I ...
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Windows 8 dual-boot: bootloader problem (grub)

I currently have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04, on separate hard disks. I have installed the Grub bootloader using the Boot-Repair tool; however, it seems that whenever I boot ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

I've ready many threads here and elsewhere about creating a dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14 machine. It doesn't seem possible. Can I just confirm this is true as its hard to get a definitive ...
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How can I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 without affecting Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my PC. I want to remove Windows 7 and install Windows 8, without removing Ubuntu. I know that a fresh install of Windows usually completely removes any ...
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VHD Native Boot via windows 8 boot loader

ok so ive just finished my last class for the semester and in the next few days after my certification test i plan to reformat my pc. i will be installing windows 8 via a .VHD native boot. i will be ...
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ubuntu bootloader doesn't detect window 8

After installing ubuntu, using something else option and installing it on a different disk than windows 8 , I starting my computer and ubuntu loaded without any boot loader. So I searched in internet ...
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Can't access SAMBA share over VPN tunnel

I have two Samba servers (standalone servers), one on each end of a persistent IPSEC VPN tunnel. These two Ubuntu 14.04 servers have been joined to a Windows domain. ALL clients (windows or linux) on ...
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I messed up university computer

I'm using university PC which is Lenovo that came with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu to it. I've backed the data up, made extended partition, and installed Ubuntu. I have done this before to ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo y510p?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu (64bit) onto my Lenovo y510p. I partitioned 150GB of space, created a UEFI boot device with my flash drive, and was able to load into a live version of Ubuntu. My ...
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Cant boot Ubuntu next to my Windows 8.1 OS

So i tried to install Ubuntu on my HP Envy 17 following the steps showed on this link: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html the problem i got is: the ...
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Dual Boot EFI Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu

Grub 2 works fine with the Ubuntu entry, but I'm missing the Windows 8 entry. Windows 8 is on /dev/sdb with 2 partitions (sdb1, sdb2), Ubuntu is on /dev/sda. http://paste.ubuntu.com/9442112/ Any ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04.01 on Windows 8.1

I used Universal USB Installer to create a live boot on a USB drive, but when I try to boot from the drive, I don't get the installation menu, just a black screen to enter commands on. I disabled ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS inside Windows 8

When I go to select a way how to install Ubuntu in my comp, there is an option : "Install Ubuntu inside Windows 8". I click that and it says Restart to continue. I press that and then computer starts ...
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Dual boot Windows will not load after installing wireless driver

On a new machine, I partitioned the hard drive equally, and installed Windows 8.1 on one partition, and Ubuntu 14.04 on the other. Both OS's booted successfully from grub. Now, my wireless adapter is ...
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Failed Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14 - No operating system found

Please help, my situation is as below: I decided to give a try to dual boot windows 8.1 (Preinstalled with VAIO S on RAID0 (Intel RST)) and Ubuntu 14. However, all my boot entry on efi boot (left ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 Over windows 8.1 i'm unable to boot from my DVD Drive

Fun story, i had Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 both installed on my pc. When attempting to re install it detected Ubuntu and said if i wanted to replace that i was like ooh nice, now i don't have to change ...
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Grub error prevents booting Windows 8 from DVD

Half a year ago (end support XP), I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows XP on my computer to maintain internet access. Now that I have purchased Windows 8, I tried to install this instead of ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot [duplicate]

I want to ask if it is possible to install Windows 8.1 on a Ubuntu machine making it dual boot ? If yes, please also tell the procedure. If no, please tell any workaround for installing latest high ...
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ubuntu removes my recovery partion hp notebook

my laptop model is hp-15 R004NE it has windows 8 pre installed .few days ago i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it and for some problem while intaling my laptop turned off and installation remain un ...
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Installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed, and I was wondering if it is possible to install also Windows 7 not by downgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 7, but to have Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and ...
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How do I update Ubuntu in a UEFI-based Windows 8 dual boot

I got Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted on my system, and I want to update Ubuntu in the future (not now). How do I do it on UEFI hardware? I got a Gateway SX2110G-UW318 PC. Help? :\
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Cannot boot into Windows 8.1 after “Trying Ubuntu” from a USB stick

I'm a student who wants to get his feet wet in Linux so I thought I would try Ubuntu. I downloaded the 14.04.1 LTS from the Ubuntu site and created a USB stick with it. I also disabled fast boot in ...
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How do I restore my system back to windows 8.1 (from ubuntu 14.04)?

Not knowing what I was doing I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS over my windows 8.1, technically erasing everything off the hard drive and replacing it with linux. (I was trying to set up so I can dual boot ...
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Boot Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview with Grub

I originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, using grub to give me a selection of operating systems to boot to when it starts up, and that works fine. I decided I wanted to try the Windows 10 ...
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Trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on new precision m3800

I try to install ubuntu 14.10 on my new laptop, dell precision m3800 but when I try to install from live usb I get the following error: Anybody has idea how to fix it without losing the data I have ...
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Can I install the gnu grub menu from windows?

Hi I’m new in Linux and I have a problem. I bought a computer with Windows 8 which was upgraded to 8.1 in the mean time. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 and when the set-up finished, I restarted the ...
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Dual boot does not load Windows after installing Windows drivers

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Then, I installed some drivers on Windows from a CD (chipset, NVidia, LAN and audio). However, when I now boot into Grub and choose ...