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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(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 ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, log to a black screen

I have the same problem as My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? and the solutions there did not help me fix it. I want to dual boot this to my Windows 8.1. I disabled ...
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How to try ubuntu live image on acer iconia w4-820 Win 8.1 tablet?

I have Acer iconia W4-820 windows 8.1 tablet which is an UEFI boot device. its secure boot is enabled. I dont know anything about UEFI hoe to play with it. I just want to try ubuntu desktop images on ...
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Can I install Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04?

I've accidentally deleted Windows 8.1 when doing an attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04. But my grub does show me Windows (UEFI). When i put in my DVD, install disc for Windows 8.1, it doesn't react to ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad not detected in Ubuntu 14.04 until after Windows 8.1 boot

Laptop model: Gigabyte P25Wv2-CF6 Hello all, I am attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 on a laptop that I have just bought, but I'm having a little bit of trouble determining ...