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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How to access Windows' advanced start options dual booted with Ubuntu

I have got Ubuntu(14.4 LTS) dual booted with Windows (8). For some reason whenever I'm booting Windows, I'm getting the following sequence: We couldn’t complete the updates, Undoing changes. Don’t ...
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Deleted Windows installed partition and also the System Partition

I had dual boot on my laptop Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.0.2 and than i decided to remove windows completely and i booted from usb and removed widows partition and also the system Partition which was the ...
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Recording the image on a USB flash drive

I have ISO-image as Windows 10, Ubuntu 14.04, and a flash drive 8Gb. How to burn a bootable USB flash drive for installation? I need a simple utility, where i choose the ISO file and USB flash drive, ...
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Not getting boot options in Dual boot PC after few days

I have a dual boot installation of windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS For a month or so I was getting the dual boot screen asking me to choose Ubuntu or Windows to boot into default was Ubuntu. Suddenly ...
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I want the Grub menu to not show up, but some chages don't seem to affect anything

I currently have this file setup in the /etc/default/grub loader: GRUB_DEFAULT=5 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> ...
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Correct Way to update BIOS in dual boot machine

i would like to update my current BIOS version because my laptop is running rather hot in idle. I have a DELL Inspiron 5547, single HDD, with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 installed (dual boot). I went ...
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Will windows 10 screw up windows 8 Ubuntu dual boot?

The approach of Windows 10 is getting close and I am curious as to whether the upgrade will screw up my dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu? Should I just wait until it comes out?
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Setting up shared drive through virtualbox [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running as a virtual machine through Virtualbox and I'm trying to set up a directory to share with the Host (windows 8.1). Under settings I have specified a windows directory that ...
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Files getting deleted/removed

I have Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8.1.Whenever I turn off Windows and start Ubuntu some of the old files that were there in D,E and F drives gets deleted/removed. And they sometimes get restored ...
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Grub does not install, setting up dualboot 14.04 with Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15, 1Tb HDD and 8Gb SSD, with pre-installed Windows 8.1. I have been trying for an embarrassing amount of time to set up dualboot with Ubuntu 14.04. I have gone through these ...
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Dual Boot Without USB or DVD with Windows 8.1

Hi wonderful people of the Ubuntu community. I'm aware that this may be a duplicate but I can't seem to find an answers when other people have asked similar questions to me. I have Windows 8.1 and ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot: grub does not appear

First time installing Ubuntu. I have followed the instructions here, with the difference that: I had already used Windows to create 3 partitions for Ubuntu. This line in step 7 did not work: sudo ...
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Booting a Sony Vaio computer running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu from a USB drive

I have Sony VAIO Tap 20 with Windows 8.1 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on it, but I am failing right from the beginning. I cannot get Ubuntu to launch. One particularity is that ...
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Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)?

Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)? I am familiar of fast boot being disabled during installation of Ubuntu. Does that mean Windows will always boot ...
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How can I dual boot the Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 with a trick?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed Ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 2 partitions: / and a swap partition. ...
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An interesting case of Dual Boot Shenanigans. (dell inspiron 7000)

So, my harddrive recently went bust under warranty. As such, Dell shipped me a replacement. And a USB stick containing a full windows 8 installation and repair media. In the land of OEM installs and ...
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Access windows shared drive in Lubuntu

I have a shared drive on my windows 8 pc, let's say the address is \\Blabla\Bla the permissions are set so that everyone on my network can edit and read, i am able to access this folder via my mobile ...
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How can I fix the missing /NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr on Windows 8.1?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 3 partitions: /boot , / and a swap ...
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BIOS resetting from Ubuntu

I changed the BIOS settings in my Acer laptop running Windows 8.1, as I was having difficulties in installing Ubuntu 14.04. In the process I also changed the UEFI to LEGACY and ENABLED to DISABLES. ...
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Problem with dual boot configuration. UEFI vs Legacy?

In my friends laptop previous operating system is Windows8 with UEFI boot mode. I change it UEFI to Legacy mode for Linux installation. But after Linux installation one problem occur. Windows8 boot ...
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How many and how should I set up my partitions? [closed]

I have a 1 Tb HDD and an 8 Gb SSD. I currently have Windows 8.1 installed on the HDD (no partitions yet), and plan on installing Ubuntu 14.04. A coworker of mine mentioned that I ought to have a ...
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Couldn't find matching udev devices

I tried to connect my brand new Microsoft Lumia 540 to Lubuntu 14.10 with the help of default LUMIA USB cable and got the following error messages. Unable to Open MTP devices Couldn't find matching ...
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How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
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How to partition for Windows/Ubuntu dual boot on same SSD

I have a 500GB SSD in which i would like to have both Windows and Ubuntu. My plan is to have something similar to this: Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 Uefi boot an efi partition (created by windows ...
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Dual boot Win 8/Ubuntu 15.04

I have two HDD, one has my Windows 8.1 install on it. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on the second HDD by creating a UFEI bootable USB and installing it that way, there was no option to "install along side ...
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Dual Boot: W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on same Drive or it's better with 2 Drives

I have 2 Drives: 500GB SSD and 512GB HDD. Currently I have installed Ubuntu on a different partition of the SSD. Windows is installed on the SSD too. And I managed to mess up my boot. Anyway, I has ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting and no partitions found after i installed ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu. I was using windows 8.1 and wanted to install ubntu 14.04lts.To do this i had 4partitions C,D(Dbase),E(Study),F(Media),I and a free space of 26GB.By using universalusb installer,i ...
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Problem in installation with ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, dual boot

I installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 and it doesn't boot in windows now. grub-repair shows the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11794084/
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Grub menu not showing after installing ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with windows

I have a lenovo g50-80 windows 8.1 is preinstalled in uefi mode. I changed the mode to legacy mode then installed ubuntu 15.04. but even after installing it boot menu was not coming. Then I changed ...
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How to add windows 8 to Grub 2 [duplicate]

Ok, my computer has windows 8 preinstalled, i wanted to have dual-boot so i tried to add ubuntu in the easyBCD, now i cant boot to windows and in grub2 only ubuntu appears. I ran the boot repair and ...
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Ubuntu installation alongside Windows 8.1 is running in low-graphics mode

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but now when I open my laptop it says "The system is running in low-graphics mode" and when I press Enter it prompts What would you like to do run ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 (Older BIOS)

I know this has been asked many many times, because I've probably read through most of these guides and answers but I just keep running into problem after problem. here is what I've done/tried so ...
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how to transfer files from windows 8.1 to ubuntu?

I have all my files on my brother's PC and now I want to copy them to mine. Installing a programme didn't help me because it's about 200 GB and takes a long time and sometimes my connection failed. ...
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How to install ubuntu alongside installed windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu, but i don't know exactly how to do it, since i tried it once and it went really wrong. Now, as i said, i have windows 8.1 installed, and in system ...
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Create bootable usb from windows iso using ubuntu live cd [duplicate]

How can I create a Bootable windows 8 usb from iso using ubuntu live cd?
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Right way to synchronyce GMail Contacts with Thunderbird

I have two machines and on both Ubuntu and Windows. For this I want to use Thunderbird on both machines and systems to sync my contacts and calendar with Google. I use Thunderbird 31.7.0 on Ubuntu ...
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Grub 2 doesnot show any OS.

I am using Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series that originally came with ubuntu. I changed it to windows completely according to my needs. Today I tried dual booting with Elementary OS Luna. I installed it ...
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Hello, I am getting error during Ubuntu installation 14.04 alongside with windows 8 64 bit. What is solution for this?

I am facing problem with installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I try to install different versions but every time it gives error. Error in executing command The request is not supported. For ...
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How do I install Ubunte next to Windows?

I have Windows 8 installed. I'd like to install Ubunutu, too, giving me an option to boot into either Windows, or Ubunbtu. I have resized the Windows partition, leaving 10 GB available for Ubuntu. ...
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boot from grub2 to windows 8 [duplicate]

I duel booted my windows 8 with Ubuntu. Ubuntu started to give many errors so I tried to uninstall it by destroying the partition. The problem is that I cannot return to windows 8 because my computer ...
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Windows 8 boot info lost after ubuntu installation

There were some similar questions but I really didn't understand. I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu! I had 4 drives: C: NTFS (For Windows 8) D: EXT4 (For Ubuntu) E: NTFS (Persoanl Storgae) F: NTFS ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition and can't access Windows anymore

I'm a linux newbie and I need some help. I partitioned my HDD and managed to install Ubuntu 15.04 along with my pre-installed Windows 8.1, but when I tried it, it kept crashing and restarting by ...
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i2c-hid i2c-SYN1B7B:01:01 failed to retrieve report from device - problem during boot, device stops booting

My laptop is configured to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Windows 8 works fine, but when I try to boot into Ubuntu, sometimes, boot gets stuck at: i2c-hid i2c-SYN1B7B:01:01 failed to retrieve ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 grub doesn't load windows 8(shows a red screen with white stripes)

I recently bought a NEW dell inspiron 3543(i5 5th gen) laptop. (I have used ubuntu before as duel boot with my older machines but didn't get this.) I installed windows 8 and then ubuntu 15.04 to use ...
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Is it possible to use ubuntu alongside windows 8 without any bootloader(grub, win8 etc.)?

I want to use ubuntu alongside my windows 8, but when i press the power button, i do not want to see any bootloader, i want windows 8 automatically begins, and when i want to use ubuntu, i want to use ...
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grub missing after laptop maintenance [closed]

I cleaned my laptop fan today, having to remove my hard disk. Now, grub is missing : my laptop boots on windows automatically. I had a debian testing - windows dualboot. Boot Mode : [UEFI] Secure ...
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why grub menu is not showing on startup, when i press F9 on startup than only my laptop shows grub menu

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my hp laptop along with windows 8.1 pre installed. both operating systems (ubuntu & windows 8.1 ) are working well.problem comes when i start my laptop it never show me ...
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Installing Window 8.1 in VirtualBox

How do I install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox? VirtualBox keeps giving me this error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine mywindow. VT-x is disabled in the BIOS. ...
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How to make Shared Folders between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

I have managed to successfully dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1. I also play the very popular computer game called "Minecraft" and would like to be able to share the world files across both ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 and everything is great, Grub asks which OS I want to boot to and everything, until I select Windows 8.1 as the OS to boot to. I'm not ...