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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Migrate form Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu

I am a Linux noob and have got Win 8.1 I wanna change to Ubuntu (by "change" I mean get rid of Win and permanently use Ubuntu) while keeping all the data in my computer (Videos, Pictures and some ...
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How to change Grub to default boot loader instead of Windows

I'm having an issue with Grub. I installed a dual boot of Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1 factory installed Hp Envy computer, but when I turn on my computer it skips Grub and goes straight into Windows 8.1 . ...
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Booting up error [duplicate]

I made a bootable usb drive with Ubuntu but when I boot up it says this: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system How do I fix this?
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Ubuntu and windows not booting

I had my mac tripple booted with Ubuntu and windows using refind and it took a long time to set up. Mac just did an update and now it will only boot to mac and the refind loaded doesn't show up any ...
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Dual Boot w/ Windows on Linux System

I have a system that already has a Lubuntu OS installed, and I'm wondering if and how I can install Windows 8 on the computer as a dual boot. I know that doing so would require me to somehow repair ...
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Can't choose to boot either windows 8.1 or ubuntu on uefi

I use a Sony Vaio SVF14212 with windows 8 pre-installed. I removed Windows 8 and installed windows 8.1. I just installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS(I want to have dual boot ubuntu-windows), but when it ...
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Grub stopped booting

everytime I restart my computer or shut it down it boots straight back into windows 8 It used to boot into GRUB but for some reason it stopped.How do I fix this?
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Dual boot & boot loop Linux-Windows 8

I will go directly to the subject. I have a homework for my university and our teacher wants to make a dual boot of linux and Windows (the easy part), but he want to create a boot loop so that when we ...
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Didn't create Reserved BIOS boot partition

While installing ubuntu 15.04 , i didn't create Reserved BIOS boot partition, because of which i'am booting into only ubuntu, unable to boot in windows. I can see my windows partition in ubuntu. But ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Dual-Boot Installation with Windows 8.1

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 as a dual boot with current Windows 8.1 (my computer came with Windows 7, than I updated to Windows 8 and 8.1). I have following drivers: C: - 275 GB NTFS D: - ...
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Dual system-win 7-Ubuntu-Locatioin is not available

I have a PC on which i install a dual system (win7 and Ubuntu 12.04). Yesterday i used ubuntu and my external disk to copy some files from the disk. All files copied are from win7 system. Then ...
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Grub not showing on startup for Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 Dual boot

I have a computer that already has Windows 8.1 installed. I attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my system using a USB drive. Having successfully completed the installation, I was prompted to ...
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How can I recover Windows 10 after deleting the partition from Ubuntu?

I have a Y50-70 Lenovo Laptop which came with a pre-installed Win 8 copy which I later upgraded to Win 10. I then came into contact with the marvel of linux and fell in love with the customization ...
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My startup got messed up after uninstalling ubuntu

NOTE: this is not a duplicate of this post my problem is different, I am running dual boot with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 I wanted to remove Ubuntu from this computer, then upgrade to Windows 10 ...
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unable to enter BIOS after dual booting with Ubuntu 15.04

I have Lenovo (G580 Model 20157) laptop. It had Windows 8.1. I dual booted it with Ubuntu 15.04. I am unable to go into BIOS setup since then. I tried that by: Pressing F1, F2, F3,F4,F5, F6, F7, F8, ...
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How to connect two laptops with ethernet patch cable to share files

I have the same problem as this question( How do I connect my desktop and my laptop using an ethernet cable to transfer files? ). I could not comment on the answer selected by OP, because of not ...
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I installed Ubuntu and only Windows boots

I installed the most recent version of Ubuntu (as of 9/10/15) and my PC only boots to Windows 8. I am somewhat computer illiterate but like linux because once I have it working is easier for me to ...
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“The selected boot device failed” when attempting to boot a Live USB on my device

Today I received my new convertible device, a HP Pavilion x2 10-n015n, which came preinstalled with Windows 8.1 32bit. As I'd like to - at least testwise - install Ubuntu GNOME on it, I created a ...
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Windows entry in Grub fails to boot

I have installed 15.04 and Grub on a system with an existing Win 8 install. My startup options are set to support UEFI/Legacy Boot. If I set boot priority to UEFI First, it boots straight into ...
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Can I add a boot entry for windows manually in grub2 for the described situation?

I got a laptop that came with an EFI based bootloader and Windows 8 preinstalled... I managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" with Grub as boot manager (After an update to version 8.1 it ...
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Sharing Folder from Windows 8.1 to (Ubuntu 14 in Virtual Box)

I have following scenario. On my laptop I have windows 8.1 Operating System upon which I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu 14 Desktop version installed on it. I want to share some important ...
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No Bootable Device - BIOS/UEFI mess up

I've seen and read many threads on the matter, I've been at this for the past 10 hours. I'm new to Linux (2 months) and need some guidance. I bought the Acer R14 which comes with Windows 8.1 and ...
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Can't access Windows 8 share on home network from UBUNTU 15.04

My problem is similar to this, but slightly different. Even when I use the "Connect to Server" method described at link and provide proper credentials for the Windows 8 user, the credentials windows ...
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Remove hibernated Windows8.1 from Dualboot System with Linux

I have a dual boot system Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Win8.1. Windows is hibernated because it stuck up while updating and never got past 100%. I know you can fix that but I just want to get rid of Windows. ...
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Install Ubuntu in Windows 10 (Lenovo Z-40 Laptop)

I was trying to install Ubuntu as a dual boot option from my usb disk but every-time i tried i failed. I went to UEFI mode of windows. Then I disabled the Widnows secure boot option and selected the ...
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Have to Boot Ubuntu 14 from within Windows 8.1

I am a newbie to Ubuntu and not very knowledgeable about computers. I have played around with Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion laptop a little bit with a bootable flash drive, and finally decided to take the ...
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Boot-Repair does not show me the “recommended repair” button

I'm trying to boot into Ubuntu after messing up the dual-boot setting by trying to install Windows 7 (my notebook came with windows 8, but then it stopped working, so I installed Ubuntu and now I ...
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Ubuntu partition and booting file gone

I have Windows 8.1 on my machine, and a partition on which I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 (if I recall correctly, one that is also UEFI based and made the dual boot much easier). I've had this dual boot ...
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Problems with boot “Windows Boot Manager boot failed”

I have a dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1, and I am having problems with booting into Windows and Ubuntu. First what happened was that I was unable to load into ubuntu. It would say ...
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Can't boot to windows 8 after Ubuntu 14.04.2 install

I tried boot-repair and followed the steps it asked me and showed everything as ok on completion of the program. I restarted the system and it automatically booted Ubuntu without showing any option ...
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Grub not showing up /

I had my grub dual booting (Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1) working for more than one year, then suddenly yesterday grub disappeared with windows 8.1 starting automatically without any sign of grub. ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode

It seems like a repetitive question, but its is not. If it is, please guide me. I have bought a new PC with following configuration Motherboard - Gigabyte (Socket 1150, Intel H81, GA-H81M-S1) ...
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Dual boot with windows 8.1 “write the changes to disks?” problem [duplicate]

I have a pop-up message while installing Ubuntu alongside Windows: Is it normal? If i continue is it format my entire hard disk? What should i do?
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Is there a really easy way to make a live USB in win 8?

So far I have always used linux distros to create USB live installers, but now the only thing I have is win8. I have tried that Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.1 and it doesnt get me anywhere. Is there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Oracle virtual box windows 8 fail to locate files

I have downloaded windows 8 ISO file from their offical website: Widnows 8 download Then i have set the following settings on my new virtual drive: As you can see ive added it to the disk: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 10 dual boot problem GRUB

I have just upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. However, every single time I select windows 10 from the grub menu, the windows 8 loading screen comes on first then it changes and boots ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 15.04 using sony VAIO with win 8.1 pre installed

I am new to Linux and I am recent trying to install 64-bit ubuntu 15.04 into my sony VAIO S series laptop (SVS13125CGP)with windows 8.1 pre-installed to make it a dual-boot laptop. I have tried the ...
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How to revert a dual boot (windows 8 & Ubuntu 15.04) [duplicate]

I want to reinstall ubuntu but with LTS so I can delete windows 8 and allocate my hard drive data to ubuntu
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how can I Revert ubuntu dual boot with windows 8 and retrive lost documents

I wanted to dual boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu and I mistakenly chose the wrong partition. I have lost my files and everything on my computer including the Windows installation. Is it possible to revert ...
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How to install Windows(8.1/10) when Ubuntu 14.04 is installed?

I want to install windows operating system on my laptop (originally came with windows, but deleted it because Ubuntu is better for me, but now I have to use Windows, because of my studies). Few days ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS Crashes and freezes many times just after installation

Hello everyone and thanks for opening this thread; My computer works fine when I boot windows 8.1, but booting Ubuntu, I will surely face a system crash ( or freez), some times it takes one or two ...
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Having trouble dual-booting Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) with Windows 8.1

I would like to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 for a software development environment, but I would also like to keep Windows 8.1 and my programs / media on a partition because I enjoy playing some Windows-...
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Accessing Windows Shared file from ubuntu

I was wondering how to access windows shared file from ubuntu...I'm new in Ubuntu so excuse me if it's a silly question
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Dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu with UEFI on two separate drives?

I've already installed Windows 8 in UEFI mode and it is currently running off of one SSD. On another SSD, I want to install Ubuntu GNOME. Is there any sort of special configuration or setting I have ...
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I deleted my ubuntu partition (win8 dual boot) without first resetting my uefi boot settings. How can I recover my laptop from grub2.02?

When I turn on my computer, I see the grub2.02 command line. It says "GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-15 Minimal BASH-like editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions.....
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windows does not boot after successfully dual boot with ubuntu 14.04

So, I've successfully dual-booted my Windows 8 machine with Ubuntu 14.o4. However, I still don't have a convenient method of choosing what OS to load at boot time. Ubuntu directly boot.
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Windows 10 upgrade attempt destroyed both my Ubuntu and itself (windows 8.1). How do I wipe/format my hard drive to start fresh and try again?

I had been dual-booting with Ubuntu and windows 8.1 for a while now without issue. However, when attempting my free upgrade to windows 10, it killed both. I am not entirely sure why, but it looks like ...
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VirtualBox - Trying to boot a VM from .iso - Fatal: no bootable medium found!

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 64bit in a VM. I have an .iso and I am trying to boot from the .iso. But I get the following error: Fatal: no bootable medium found! I have downloaded the .iso ...
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Deleting Windows from triple boot

I first had windows 7 in my laptop. Then I installed windows 8.1 in different partition (dual booted). Then I installed Ubuntu in different partition. Now it shows me grub showing option to boot ...
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How can I upgrade to Windows 10 and still dual boot?

I currently have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to upgrade windows from 8 to 10. But I am afraid that it will break the Ubuntu dual-boot configuration. Please guide me how to upgrade to ...