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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Installation: USB or DVD? [duplicate]

I wish to add Ubuntu 64 bit to Windows 8, and the installation guide mentions booting from USB or DVD. If I burn the downloaded Ubuntu to an empty USB stick, then put the stick into my computer, what ...
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What after download Ubuntu on windows 8 [duplicate]

So I've got some problems while downloading Ubuntu. As I clicked on the downloadlink ( the first one you see when you get on the destkop page), the Ubuntu link started downloading. When it was ...
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Bootloader problem upon installing Ubuntu - 0xc000007b

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu. After running the installer, when it asks to reboot I restart and I get the following message from the Windows 8 bootloader: Status: 0xc000007b ...
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Windows 8 install turned my ext4 partition into unallocated space. How do I recover it?

The unallocated space in sda2 is supposed to be an ext4 partition with my ubuntu install in it. How do I recover this from a live CD so I can back up my data?
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Unable to go back to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu for dual boot

I own a Lenovo G500s touch laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 I followed an online tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. As of now, Ubuntu 14.04 loads up just fine after ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 installed

So you've probably seen this all before, but I have searched around a can't find a fix anywhere. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a 10GB partition of my SSD, said SSD has a much larger partition with ...
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Blurry screen during and after install process

Alright so I've been stumped on this issue for a while now and I'm not sure how to fix it. I'm trying to migrate from Windows 8.1 however when I try to install Ubuntu (or any other OS that supports ...
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Unable to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 with raid0: no partitions detected

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 on my machine using an Ununtu USB drive in UEFI mode, but no luck: My machine is Asus UX301, preinstalled with Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1. Got ...
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My dualboot windows 8.1 ubuntu is not working

I'm trying for 2 weeks to install ubuntu on dual boot with my brand new G551 asus windows 8.1 and I don't succeed. I succeeded to install Ubuntu but I can't boot to there, I've no grub who shows up ...
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Loosing UEFI boot option after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Asus A455L with Win 8.1

I have a new laptop that I and my wife share, she needs Windows and I want to try Ubuntu. I installed Win 8.1 first and Ubuntu 12.04.3 in dual boot mode after. The problem is: No dual boot, it goes ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 [duplicate]

I had a school project to dual boot a virtual machine. The project went great! However, I liked ubuntu so much I wanted to dual boot my pc as home. When I was setting up ubuntu I erased the windows ...
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How to boot Windows 8 installed in legacy mode using GRUB in EFI mode?

This question is linked to this: How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB? But I can't access windows anymore, so I can't run bcdboot. Here's my partition tables: ...
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Dual boot Toshiba laptop with pre-installed Window 8 [duplicate]

I have Toshiba laptop which is pre-installed with Windows 8. Is it possible to dual boot my system with Ubuntu without any negative effects to my laptop?
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My laptop not showing dual boot [duplicate]

Im using dell vostro 3546. Just before i was install successfully ubuntu. Before it has windows8.1. Now i did restart my laptop and doesnt showing dual boot and it showing only ubuntu. I donot know ...
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How to repair (not recover) my HDD's MBR and/or corrupted partition table

I have a serious problem going on with my HDD [SAMSUNG SP1644N- 160GB HDD - real 149GB] I wanted to reinstall my windows so I used Parted Magic's Partition editor to format it... I made an ...
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Legacy mode, Grub can't load win8 even it's in grub list

I don't think I can handle daul-boot in UEFI mode, so I delete efi floder in Win8 iso as Microsoft suggests to install win8 in legacy mode. Then turn to install Ubuntu. I create some unallocated space ...
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unable to get ubuntu login screen on my hp pavilion

Just a while ago, I have installed ubuntu 14.10 along side windows 8. But after everything is done .. I tried restarting my laptop but I am not getting any ubuntu screen to log in to it. As usual i am ...
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WiFi not working in windows after installing broadcomm drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently dual booted my laptop and now I have Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. Initially, Wifi wasn't working on Ubuntu but after having followed fews posts here I successfully installed some ...
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Bluetooth is being locked by Windows 8

My Bluetooth was working fine, but after switching to Windows 8 and switching back to Ubuntu again it doesn't seem to work anymore. What can I do to fix this problem?
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Dul booting ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 [duplicate]

What is the step by step process to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1? I have been referring various sites and have got the basic idea. Would like if it where explained in detail as I am new to ...
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Can't mount Windows 8.1 storage drive. Partition type is random hex

I had windows 8.1 installed on a SSD drive, and I had a separate 2TB internal HDD where I stored all of my documents. The windows 8.1 installation died on me and refused to boot, so I decided to try ...
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Dual boot giving boot priority to Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI based)

I will install ubuntu in a computer with pre-installed Windwos 8, this summarize all procedures (Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)), but something very ...
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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?