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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Cut-n-paste problem

I am using VM Player 6.0.3 ,Ubuntu 12.04-64 bit on Win8.1 (64 bit) host. The cut-n-paste functionality between guest and host mostly does not work (but sometimes it does). It does not matter what ...
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windows 8.1 not available in grub after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have win7, win8.1 and Ubuntu installed, each one in a separate partition (win 8.1 is in a separate hard drive). windows 7 and Ubuntu are booted in Grub but not win8. before installing Ubuntu, secure ...
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Ubuntu crawls in virtualbox

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in virtualbox, and every action (from opening applications to alt-tabbing from terminal to desktop) crawls. I'm in Windows 8 which works fine, but it just seems like Ubuntu is ...
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Win 8.1 + Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a sony vaio laptop, bought around june 2012 with Windows 7 pre-installed. My BIOS is a InsydeH20 rev 3.7. I'm using Ubuntu alone for a long time now, I would like to install a dual-boot with ...
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Boot repair - no luck

I was trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04 In Dual Boot Mode With Windows 8.1 UEFI in my new Acer laptop. The installation of Ubuntu was finished successfully. But when I rebooted (with secure boot ...
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lockdir.exe open in linux

I have locked my files using lockdir.exe in my external hard drive when I had Windows 8 in my lap top. I know the password. But now I am using linux 14.04 and now I need to get those file but I cannot ...
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How can I check and change the partition table type?

New computers that ship with Windows 8 also come with a different partition table than before. This along with the move to UEFI causes confusion, as users are unaware of the newer partition table and ...
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how to install windows 8 in ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot option?

I had a win 8(pre installed) in my laptop I installed ubuntu. By mistake I installed it in my full HDD I would like to install win 8 again. I have my product key but do not have any installer/set up. ...
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OneKey recovery with a different OS installed

I am ready to make the switch to Ubuntu I think. Windows is nice, but it's time to assume control of my system. I have a Yoga 11s and am installing Ubuntu 14.04. Before I do though, in case anything ...
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Boot repair : error occurred [duplicate]

We were trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04 In Dual Boot Mode With Windows 8.1 UEFI in my new HP laptop. The installation of Ubuntu was finished successfully. But when I rebooted (with secure boot ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04

I am using hp ENVY m6 with windows 8. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. Can any one show me the way with images??
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Repairing windows 8 EUFI boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 with legacy

The drive containing windows 8 automatically boots to grub after installing ubuntu 14.04. I may have made a mistake when assigning which drive to install grub on, so now it has been 6 hours of panic ...
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Raw file system in Windows8 on dual boot system

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 along side windows8. Everything works fine but the F: drive(487MB) is shown as RAW file system in Windows disk manager. Also every time I boot into ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Karbonn S11 (win8) Tablet

I've recently bought a win8 Karbonn s11 Tablet PC and now i want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The point is that the BIOS (windows calls it UEFI [?!], but it's certainly BIOS up to me) doesnt see the ...
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Dual booting Windows8 and Ubuntu on 2 separate drives: the allocation slider: What is left what is right

So I just added an old 120GB HDD that I scavenged from my dead xbox360 to my computer, and it works perfectly, I have used it already on windows simply to store files. Now I want to use it to dual ...
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Unable to open Ubuntu after installation on Sony Vaio

I had Windows 8 64 bit preinstalled on Sony Vaio Model:SVF15213SNB. I then booted from the Ubuntu 14.04 USB drive and I created root,home,swap out of a 20 GB partition. On restart it then showed GRUB ...
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Screwed up Partitioning, Can't boot into live session, Grub installed wrong

I am kinda a novice to the Whole Ubuntu thing so I'll try to explain my best here. I recently got a Lenovo E545 laptop (I love it by the way), with Windows 8. having no Idea that its impossible to ...
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When I reach the installation it says : “This computer currently has no detected operating systems.”. What do I do to make it detect windows 8?

I followed these instructions to install ubuntu on my computer which already has windows 8, I chose to burn it on a DVD. My computer is an Asus X550CC. It didn't work, my computer simply restarts ...
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Can't boot on Windows 8, with triple boot

For the second time, ubuntu replace, again, my windows 8. Ubuntu replace the boot of windows 8 with his evil grub, so i can't boot in windows 8. When i try to boot in windows 8, he reload grub. :@ So ...
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Formatting for Windows 8 Dual Boot - Drive Not Found

I have a ubuntu PC that I'm trying to install Windows 8 on as a dual boot. I used gparted to shrink the existing partition and create a new one formatted as ntfs, but when I tried to install windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Won't Run On Windows 8

My Acer Aspire E1-571 runs on Windows 8.1, and I just downloaded VirtualBox so I could run Ubuntu 14.04 on it . I've followed all of the instructions offered online for how to set up Ubuntu on ...
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Rest (Other Than Root) of partition is not showing

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time after Google few pages. Everything is working pretty well except below problem. I've already installed various updates. Problem : I've 500 Gb hard ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu within Windows 8.1, BIOS based

When I try to install Ubuntu via bootable USB drive, it displays at the boot time, no operating system detected. And after that I tried to extract ISO image file of Ubuntu but that too didn't work ...
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Black screen , os not booting

I have dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to recover my write protected pendrive with diskmgr on win cmd. I failed and now can't start pc on win or ubuntu. A black screen coming before boot ...
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Create New Dynamic disk in Windows 8 for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Background: I'm trying to dual boot with ubuntu. So, create a new partition/ree unallocated space in Windows 8 for ubuntu. But then since its a dynamic disk, ubuntu doesn't detect free unallocated ...
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local hard drive missing after installing ubuntu over win8

recently i installed ubuntu 14.04 over windows 8 [not dual boot]. Previously i had two local drives C and D. But now it seems installing ubuntu has merged my both local drive and i am missing my files ...
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I have an Ubuntu option on boot, but Ubuntu is not installed and I want to get rid of it [duplicate]

My laptop originally came with Windows 8, a while back I tried to install Ubuntu, but it didn't work so I just deleted everything. Today I did a factory reset on my laptop because I am going to sell ...
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What can do with my Windows license? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a new Dell laptop from eBay to install Ubuntu onto. The computer comes with Windows 8 pre-installed, but I will never be using or needing Windows. While I am aware that ...
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Uninstalling Window and using Ubuntu as the only OS [duplicate]

I do all my task in Ubuntu. How will I be able to remove the Windows8 using ubuntu? I don't want to see Windows8 name displayed in the grub menu. And I want Ubuntu to be started in the first hand ...
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Ubuntu not running on VMware

I downloaded Ubuntu x64 for desktop and then I installed it on VMware (non commercial use version). When I run it is only until to the opening Ubuntu logo. And it doesn't move forward from that. ...
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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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How to remove Windows bootoption that results in 'wubildr.mbr'/0xc000007b error message?

At one point I tried to install Ubuntu onto my hard drive without a USB or a CD. It is a Windows 8 computer. It didn't work, so I eventually gave up and did it with a USB. Ubuntu works fine now, but ...
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ubuntu not shown as boot option when installed with windows 8

My laptop came pre installed with windows 7 and currently has windows 8.1 after upgradation. I installed Ubuntu on it from a usb drive by selecting a partition(not the side by side windows option). ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot problem

I have Asus X550C laptop which came with FreeDOS on it. I installed Windows 8.1 on it and then Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Then when I rebooted the system only Ubuntu was booting up. I updated grub using sudo ...
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How to add the entry for Windows 8 to grub [duplicate]

Thanks for your time. I have ubuntu 12.04, and reinstalled windows 8 for a few exclusive programs that work with products I have bought. I reinstalled grub-efi on my UEFI system. Everything works ...
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How to triple boot Ubuntu, OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro and have decided to triple boot my old HP G62 (~4 years old) with Mavericks, Ubuntu, and Windows 8. My HP was previously running Windows 7, but in the process of trying ...
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Where to install the bootloader? Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

So I have decided to attempt to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 Lenovo E545. I was following this guide http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html. I was looking at my ...
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VirtualBox Error - Failed to open a session for the virtual machine LinuxEmulator [closed]

So I'm trying to run Linux on Windows 8 and Cygwin didn't offer all the functionality I wanted. I decided to install a VirtualBox to create a Linux Operating System to allow me added functionality for ...
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Recognize Windows 8.1

The new Ubuntu 14 point something doesn't recognize Windows 8.1 in the installation process. I would like to install it side-by-side, but since the backdoor way includes creating my own partitions on ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual Boot Issues

I know tons of people have issues dual booting Linux with Windows 8 machines because of all the UEFI garbage. In fact, I had a similar issue last year. After installing Windows 8 next to Ubuntu, I ...
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Installing Ubuntu, I need a walkthrough for me and my Hp windows 8.1 laptop [duplicate]

Okay, so I followed some tutorials, but I could not get it to work still...... I just need a walkthrough or something for me and my Hp windows 8.1 laptop.
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Recived this error in grub after attempting to dual-boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

So I just received my laptop (Lenovo E545) yesterday and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8. I booted into the Ubuntu disc and selected install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It ...
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Dualboot with fast startup [duplicate]

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. I know that if we try to use Ubuntu without disabling fast startup in Windows, the changes we made on the shared partition will get lost when we boot from Windows. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot won't work [duplicate]

At first, Ubuntu ran fine for me after finally configuring my options to on my Windows 8 to run on non-EFI settings. However Windows would not boot. I used the boot-repair utility in hopes of fixing ...
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Installer hangs on “Detecting File Systems…”

I managed to completely screw up my system while trying to install Windows 8. I decided to reinstall and only format my / and /usr partition to keep my data. My installation is now hanging on ...
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Boot device not found after installation of Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0.4

After earlier problems with a dual boot setup with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 I decided to start with a clean install of windows 8.1 and installed ubuntu after that. After the installation of Ubuntu ...
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bind9 DNS works predictably for OSX machines but not for Windows machines

I have set up s DNS server using bind9. The purpose is to create a zone so that developers can browse to their work at something.dev.di where something could be anything as long as there is a matching ...
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Ubuntu install deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Windows 8.1 does not load while dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 07/19/2014

I am new to the Linux/Ubuntu world and I am interested in continuing, but from the beginning I am already having problems with dual booting a preinstalled Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. I have a Lenovo ...
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Clean re-installation. Keep Windows

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Dual Boot with GRUB2. How do I perform a clean re-installation of Ubuntu 14.04 without disrupting Windows 8.1. I'd like to keep Windows 8.1 the way as it is. And ...