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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Boot-repair: Can't boot ubuntu in uefi mode

I am aware that there are many similar questions in this site, but none of the seems to solve my problem. I've been trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside a preinstalled Windows 8.1 in a toshiba ...
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Cannot load Windows 8 Following Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

This may be a duplicate of question that another user has posted, but unfortunately when I try to access the question I get a message stating that the original question was removed for moderation ...
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Dual Boot installation in Windows

I would like to install Ubuntu in two different Machine. One is with Windows XP and another with Windows 8 (Genuine). Will the installation process be same for both machine ??
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Computer boots to Grub command line

I've three hard drives with Windows 8.1.1 installed on the first SSD and then Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on the third HDD. In BIOS I've chosen to launch 1. ubuntu 2. ubuntu 3. Windows Boot Manager 4. Windows ...
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Is there any way to install ubuntu alongside win 8 in HP laptop?

In my HP Pavilion with pre-installed win8, I had tried to install ubuntu latest version and 15.10 also many times with different ways alongside the win8 but all went in vain. I cannot understand why ...
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How to boot to grub by default?

My laptop normally shows the GRUB boot menu with options to boot to Ubuntu or with windows boot manager. I pressed escape by accident and then typed in exit in the GRUB command line. Then I pressed ...
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accessing encrypted volume

i have hp pavilion g6 with AMD processor. i had win 8.1 installed on it and i had encrypted an volume from win 8.1. when i overwrote win7 on it my pc is not working and even hard disk is not shown ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 dual boot problem where Windows 8 doesn't boot

I will brief about the problem, that how it started. I purchased a Sony VAIO (SVE15133CNW) laptop on May-2013, with pre-installed Windows 8 After couple of days I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using USB ...
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Not able to install ubuntu 16.04 alongside window 8.1

I have tried to install the ubuntu 16.04 alongside window 8.1 but it is not showing option of install alongside windows boot manager. further on selecting something else and there it is only showing ...
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Can't access files on password protected drive from Ubuntu live USB

I tried to boot my laptop (which is running Windows 8) from an Ubuntu live USB. All the files on the drive were created under a Windows password-protected user, and now I can't get access them from ...
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How can I convert Ubuntu to UEFI

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 in UEFI mode alongside windows 8, which is already in UEFI mode. My partition scheme is GPT. Ubuntu is on /dev/sda5. Legacy bootloader on /dev/sda. Windows on /dev/...
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Attempted to Repair GRUB through live USB. Has not worked, cannot get into Ubuntu

Made a post earlier here: Installed Windows 8.1 over 7. Can't Get into Ubuntu 14.04 Essentially, Had Windows 7 on my system first, as is recommended. Afterwards, Ubuntu was installed. Now after ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB doesn't recognize my Windows 8 installation

I have a laptop with UEFI (secure boot disabled) with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 along side Windows 8 on my primary hard drive, which uses GPT. I am only presented with ...
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Windows Boot Manager is not loading [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu over Windows 8 in my HP laptop. After installing Ubuntu over Windows 8, the first problem occurred. First problem is Ubuntu grub is not loading and directly goes to Windows 8. Using ...
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Accidently wiped out Windows 8 installation, now cant install windows 8 from USB [migrated]

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 in my machine and accidently wiped out all the windows related date, now the hard disk is showing as a one big partition, Then I tried to create a bootable USB drive and ...
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analyzing Testdisk output while trying recovering Win 8 (partitions)

After Ubuntu installation Windows (on Dell Venue Pro 11 with Win 8 preinstalled) does no longer boot. That's what I did before-> I booted Ubuntu from a usb stick, I created a partition in the same ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8/ Ubuntu 16.04 Grub Issues

I recently had to re-install Ubuntu because it would not boot after some software changes. To install from a Live USB I had to change from UEFI mode to CSM. After reinstalling, the Grub menu does not ...
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Internet isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04 as VirtualBox Guest OS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr as Guest OS in Vitual Box on Windows 8. But the internet isn't working in my Guest OS. Where is the problem?
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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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Installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows anymore

Okay, now I have a new problem... I installed Ubuntu on my new SSD today. But now Windows 8 doesn't show up in the boot loader anymore. I ran Boot Repair and it told me GPT detected. Please ...
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Dual boot enigma

I am experiencing an issue with my operating systems. I've had windows 8.1 for a while on my system and I decided to have Ubuntu as an alternative with it. As you surely know about the process of ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 on two separate HDDs

So got a new PC (Dell 3847) and swaped the 400w power supply from old system to replace 300 W one and picked up a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphix card. I would like to use the 1 TB HDD in my old PC (...
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Installed Windows 8.1 over 7. Can't Get into Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Initially, I had installed Windows 7 onto my system first, as is recommended. Afterwards, Ubuntu was installed. From then on, whenever my system would boot up, Grub would launch no matter which SSD ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit) on a Windows 8 bay trail atom tablet

"How can I install 64-bit Ubuntu on my 32-bit UEFI Bay Trail atom tablet?" To those of you who marked this question as off-topic, because it is related to a no longer supported version of Ubuntu... ...
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Uninstall Grub and use Windows bootloader

I have Windows 8 pre-installed and then installed Grub with Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not my thing so now I want to remove it along with grub. From what I have learned, with UEFI, Grub does not overwrite the ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 14.04 nor Windows 8.1 after resizing partitions

I had dual-booting in my PC (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04), but I needed more space for Ubuntu. So I used GParted with an live-USB Ubuntu to resize and move my partitions, and now I can't boot none of ...
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Burg + UEFI + Win 8 multiboot

Intro: After some trial and error I've managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on my Win 8 preinstalled Lenovo Ideapad Y500. So far I've had two problems: Grub detected the windows 8 install as a ...
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Lenovo Think Pad never boots up with Linux( Ubuntu)

I bought a Lenovo think-pad and installed Ubuntu. It came by default with Windows 8. I booted him from USB with linux and wiped off windows. I did some coding on the machine, every thing went well ...
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Ubuntu touch on Windows 8 (x86-64) tablet

A note to readers: Yes, this question has already been asked. However, most of the questions asked about this topic never received an answer, and those questions that did receive an answer are grossly ...
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Install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 8

I have windows 8.1 installed on my PC which uses UEFI boot. I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 So I have create bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04 and installed it successfully. and grub bootloader now is ...
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How can I install ubuntu in VMware workstation in windows 8?

I bought a new sony vaio laptop. I found that I cannot dual boot in this system (model sve15136cns). When I try to use it on a Virtual machine (VMware) it suddenly shuts down.
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installing windows 8.1 32 bit in virtualbox

When i download the ISO from Microsoft.com I opened virtual box and gone to run it after my settings were configured. I have no way to run 64 bit OS as my motherboard does not support it. it gives me ...
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Ubuntu not showing upon 1st reboot after fresh dual boot install

So, I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop and worked on it for about an hour, I switched to my Windows 10 dual boot to get some files and restarted the machine. Ubuntu wasn't showing up on the boot ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu and windows 10?

So I have a dual system windows and ubuntu. My booting is from GRUB. I want to have a fresh start, eg. uninstall both and then install window and make ubuntu in my virtual box. What steps should I ...
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Black screen after GRUB, can't install. UEFI

I know there are tons of threads like this and I've tried everything i can think of that has been given as an answer in those threads. The problem: I select the USB flash drive as my boot device, and ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 10 with UEFI

I'm absolutely new to Linux. I have been using Windows for all my life, but I have read about Ubuntu (and Linux in general) and I think I'll like it, so I wanted to know how to install Ubuntu on my PC ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu on a pc with Windows 8 preinstalled. After installation Grub showed Ubuntu entries and Windows 8 Boot Manager (or something similar), selecting it I got: /EndEntire file path /...
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Created a dual boot but only boots to Ubuntu

A friend of mine had installed Ubuntu 16.04 using the "Alongside Windows 8" option and now the system only boots to Ubuntu. How can we fix this?
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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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What happen if I install ubuntu without unlocking 'secure boot' & 'fast boot' on windows pre-installed computer? -pastebin attached

The desktop was using windows8. Not sure about the exact subversion but windows 8. then I tried multi booting for the first time So I downloaded ubuntu14.04 into usb. Run the UUI for booting in USB....
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Ubuntu 12.10 installer doesn't recognise Windows 8 partition on Toshiba C850 Laptop

I purchased a Toshiba C850 Laptop and I'm trying to install the 64 Bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8, allowing me to dual boot. I burnt a Ubuntu 12.10 DVD, disabled Secure Boot on the ...
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Failed to access Windows 8.1 NTFS partition from Ubuntu 13.10, even after disable fast startup

I am using Ubuntu 13.04, 32 bit and Windows 8.1. When I try to mount Windows 8.1 NTFS Partition it is showing this error message as below. Previously I was using Windows 7, but I have no problem to ...
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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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Installing Ubunu 16.04 Windows 8 Dual Boot (VERY CLOSE)

So i have successfully installed ubuntu 16 on a windows 8 with uefi. My only problem is in order to get to the grub boot screen i have to press esc during boot. I want grub to load in by default, not ...
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What should I do at “Installation Type” step in the Ubuntu installation?

I have put 12.04 onto a USB drive and I am attempting to install Ubuntu this way. I'm using Windows 8 (I upgraded from Windows 7 myself). I don't know what to do when I get to "Installation Type" step ...
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Can not boot from Live USB on Toshiba Satellite Click mini

I've got a new Toshiba Satellite Click Mini and as usual, I'd like to get rid of Windows and Install Lubuntu (15.04) ASAP. So I entered bios settings (FN+F2) and disabled secure boot. Then when I ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu and remove Windows? [duplicate]

Is it possible to install Ubuntu and delete Windows? I don't want to dual-boot and I'm not sure whether Ubuntu needs an OS on my computer to operate. Ok. I have installed Ubuntu's latest version . ...
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Running Ubuntu on Nextbook

I tried running Ubuntu on my Nextbook tablet by making a bootable USB drive and also tried making a bootable SD card, but all I get is this error screen saying "System doesn't have any USB boot option"...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.1 over 14.04.3 - Did I delete my windows partition?

I had windows 8.1 installed with ubuntu 14.04.3 on another partition. I booted from a USB and ran the installation with ubuntu 14.04.1. When doing the installation it detected that I already had 14.04....
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Installation failure: Can't access bios [closed]

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 parallel to my Windows 8 on a different partition using a bootable USB drive. The installation stopped while working on something with grub, so I restarted my computer. ...