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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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 ...
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Accidentally deleted Win 8 while installing Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

My problem is that I accidentally deleted Win 8. But actually I don't need it and I don't want to buy Recovery disk. I need to install Ubuntu. So when I installing Ubuntu I just Erase my disk and ...
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Unsafe NTFS mount even with no fast restart

I have disabled fast restart and still get the following message upon attempting to mount Windows is hibernated, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Operation not permitted The NTFS ...
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how to enable secure boot after the installation

Kubuntu 14.04 64bit on a MS-DOS (MBR) type HDD (sda4) Kubuntu 14.10 64bit on a GPT type HDD (sdb5) Windows 8.1 64bit on a GPT type HDD (sda3) these are my installed OSes, both kubuntu installations ...
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Can't boot to GRUB/ubuntu on dual boot machine

I have a computer with a dual boot ubuntu 14.04/windows8.1. Recently, my windows screwed up and I had to factory reset it. Everything was fine: my system downgrade to windows 8 and I still had the ...
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Can't Access drives in Ubuntu which i created in Windows OS [duplicate]

I have dual os, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. In Ubuntu, my drives are shown, which i have created in Windows, but when i am trying to open that drives then a dialog box is shown like below Unable to ...
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Ubuntu install stops at “Creating ext4 file system for / in partition #1 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sdb)…”

I'm installing desktop ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit on my second HDD (160GB). I have my main 1TB WD HDD for windows 8.1. When installing ubuntu on the newly formatted hard drive it always stops at ...
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SONY VAIO Turn off backlight, locked windows partition, need help downloading java SEMIDUPLICATE SOS STAT

Sony Vaio SVF15N17CXB Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW) Hello all, Total newbie, tried to dualboot but ubuntu locked up my windows partition, my windows is locked and i need 10 ...
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How to connect lumia 630 with ubuntu 14.04?

I plugged my Windows Phone 8.1 device to Ubuntu 14.04. The OS is not detecting my phone.
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Ubuntu on Flex 2-15

I just got my new Lenovo Flex 2-15 with preinstalled Windows 8 using which I do not want to use. I would like to install Ubuntu on it but I never had experience with touch screens and I am wondering ...
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Dual boot for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 Lenovo S510P laptop on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. But not able do boot repair, [or] edit grub; so when I power on laptop I should get option to go Windows or Ubuntu. ...
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Install ubuntu in LenovoG500s

I have a laptop branded lenovo G500s with windows 8 pre installed.I need to install Ubuntu as a secondary operating system in my laptop without removing my current Operating System. Is it possible? I ...
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pxe-e61 media test failure Ubuntu Dual boot Win

So I had win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot and it was all working fine, but after I enabled the Intel Rapid feature on win this error "pxe-e61 media test failure check cable" started showing up ...
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Step by step instructions on how to remove grub2 or mount the EFI partition and delete files (UEFI)

everyone very sorry if this is a duplicate question however I cannot seem to get the instructions on other questions to work. I have been trying to uninstall grub and Ubuntu. I have looked at a lot of ...
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Porting Ubuntu touch onto Asus Transformer T100TA

I'm trying to port Ubuntu Touch(Not Ubuntu 14.04 or any version of desktop Ubuntu) onto an Asus Transformer T100TA tablet. Its a hybrid tablet. 64bit processor with 32-bit Windows 8.1 operating ...
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Ubuntu may have broken Windows 8 partition, endless flickering loop on boot. Can I still get information in it? [duplicate]

I own an MSI GE70 2OE-107US with Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted with Windows 8. After a gaming session in Linux, I had to switch back to Windows. I reboot, and I get this whenever I select the Windows Boot ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1 in Sony Vaio Laptop?

I was using Ubuntu for the past 7 years in my desktop computer.And now I got a new Sony Vaio Laptop.But still now I love to use Ubuntu. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit version to install in my ...
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exFAT pagefile.sys size Error on dualboot with Windows 8.1

I have a dualboot with Ubuntu 14.04 running beside Windows 8.1. I store all my data on an exFAT-formatted partition so I can access them from both of my OS'es. It worked fine for the longest time, but ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu without losing Windows 8.1 hibernated session?

I have a dual-boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 on a laptop. I use Windows mostly at work and thus I prefer to hibernate rather than shutting down and load from scratch everyday, so ...
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Cannot boot Linux on W.1 comp - other answers not working

I am having issues booting Linux (I've tried arch, ubuntu, elementary OS, and CentOS) on my 2014 HP Envy Windows 8.1 computer. I have found that many other people have had the same issues. It won't ...
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Steps to partition hard disk while installing ubuntu 14.04

I'm using windows 8 in my lap and I wanna install ubuntu without deleting my windows. I had three drives in my hard disk out of which I managed to create a new empty drive of 50 GB using windows disk ...
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Ubuntu boots once after boot-repair

I have had installed Ubuntu 14.10 64bit, then installed Windows-8.1 64bit. As expected, grub2 was wiped out. I came upon Boot-Repair, installed and ran it from Ubuntu live-cd. After the "repair", ...
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EFI Partition for manual partitioning during installation of 14.04 Kubuntu

I have a USB of 64-bit kubuntu 14.04 and I have created unallocated space on my hard drive that is currently running windows 8 with UEFI. It was pre-installed. I can get as far as loading the live ...
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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 - Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu a few days ago because I want to start using Linux more often instead of windows. I got it successfully installed so I restarted my computer. Then it opens on Windows without the ...
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How to properly install Ubuntu on my new PC [duplicate]

I got a new lenovo PC pre installed with windows 8.1 and I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu. I tried using the Live USB/DVD option. It would show an option to choose between windows 8 & Ubuntu ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 installed?

I've been trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8, on my HP Pavillion g6-2320. The installation got complete the first time, but Windows got booted. I tried installing again, but got errors, ...
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Ubuntu won't boot up properly (Toshiba Satellite P50)

So I recently switched out windows 8 for Ubuntu on my Toshiba laptop. I installed it from my usb and everything went fine. Ubuntu was on my comp and I stupidly spent a few hours personalizing it and ...
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Can I change the appearance of the bootloader, ..? [duplicate]

I was bored with my bootloader, .. Can I change the theme of the bootloader, .. I was looking on google, and I found the burg,. but I could not use it because my pc is UEFI, .. I dual boot windows8.1 ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1, error while repairing boot

and thanks for any attention you give to my question... I have gateway NE-522... I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 (preinstalled) following the instructions posted here. I get ...
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Can you install Ubuntu on a Windows 8 laptop without CD/DVD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 8.1. I do not have a CD/DVD drive nor a USB stick. What I would like to know is how to install Ubuntu on a partition of your main hard drive without a ...
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No Internet connection on Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop Lenovo Ideapad Z510, and no Wi-Fi connection is found by ubuntu. I tried to find a solution, but I didn't solve my problem. Can someone please help me? Thank you ...
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UEFI machine doesn't boot Ubuntu through NVRAM bootcatalog. How to fix?

An answer posted here should: Avoid to require the user to download and install additional packages or PPAs. Be as quick and simple as possbile. (I tried boot-repair and it didn't ...
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How to I get WIndows 8 back?

SO yesterday I was complaining about Windows 8, and my friend told me to download Ubuntu, get a blank disk, do that stuff then he got me to just restart PC and do that(no idea what I was doing he just ...
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system directly booting to windows without showing grub menu

I have hp pavillion 15 n203tx preinstalled with windows 8.1. I installed ubuntu 14.04 in it. and then it use to show a grub menu everytime I turn my system. the menu was- 1). ubuntu 2). advanced ...
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Backup Windows's User Files to Ubuntu Server

I want to use Ubuntu Server as my central backup for my other workstation (about 6 PCs running Windows 8). Can it be done? My Ubuntu Server also running web server for development purpose. Performance ...
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Can someone help me get windows 8 back [duplicate]

I accidentally installed ubuntu and earsed windows, so can someone help me get windows back.
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Recover Windows 8 files using Ubuntu 14

So Windows 8 just completely crashed on me out of the blue... Figures. I cant even explain what happened. Most of my files are on backups as I don't store anything on my computers. All resides on ...
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HP windows 8 preinstalled and ubuntu 14.10

i'm trying to make a dual-boot n my HP ENVY 4 with windows 8 presintalled and ubuntu 14.10, Actually i have partition my disk like that : /dev/sda1 , ntfs, WINRE, /dev/sda2, fat32, /boot/efi, ...
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Windows Installation Disk Not Running After Erasing Disk And Installing Ubuntu [closed]

I Recently Got Ubuntu And Liked It But Since I Started Online Classes I Need Software That Will Only Run On Windows. Anyways When I Try To Boot From My Windows Installation DVD It Doesn't Want To Run ...
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boot loader cant load windows 8 after installing ubuntu. boot repair even didn't work out

I had my windows 8 OS.just yesterday i wanted to dual boot with ubuntu 14.10. And installed it in a another drive(other than C:\). But after installing ubuntu, boot loader directly loaded to ...
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Where is my Win 8.1? Installing dual boot of Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on ASUS Vivobook S400CA

I am not the most experienced in installing Ubuntu, and I have heard that installing Ubuntu on ASUS Vivobook is problematic. Is anyone here has experience in doing this? I tried to follow the ...
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Can I install abuntu without erasing my windows [duplicate]

how do i install abuntu without getting rid of my windows 8 and how do i install it without a DVD or USB
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Accidentally deleted my Windows 8 boot entry from dual boot with EasyBCD

I installed Ubuntu with a live USB and it's running great, but I had one problem, Windows was always booting. I tried to set up a dual boot with EasyBCD, but I deleted my Windows 8 boot entry. ...
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Transitioning to Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot option alongside Windows 8. I have a 120GB SSD and have allocated 50GB to the Ubuntu partition. Things are running fine but I want to make the full ...
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GNU GRUB, Minimal BASH-like line editing screen displays before the usual GRUB screen when dual-booting Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1

I have read a couple of posts similar to this issue, but it seems many of them could not boot to Ubuntu after getting this screen due to a bad boot manager. It does not seem this is the case for this ...
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Reinstalling ubuntu: too many primary partititions

I wanted to reinstall ubuntu. Lauched the usb ubuntu iso, pressed wanna install ubuntu, went for the option where the setup deletes current ubuntu install and reinstalls it, then it said too many ...
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Synergy won't work between ubuntu and windows

I am using Synergy Version 1.4.14 on both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This is my first time using Linux and I have no idea how to use the command line or terminal. I have been using the Synergy ...
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Persistent windows 8.1 in boot priority

just a few days ago I intalled Ubuntu Gnome on my computer, I inhabilitated UEFI and quick boot. When I used Ubuntu it al went well, but then I entered to Windows 8.1. To my surprise when I booted my ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 Ubuntu EFI GPT: rEFInd won't start automatically

My machine is an HP DM1-4341sa netbook which came with Windows 8. I've since wiped the disk, changed the disk type to GPT and clean installed Windows 8.1 from ISO, leaving space at the end of the ...