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 made Dual Boot System unusable

After an Update to Ubuntu 14.04, the system no longer started and showed the grub rescue prompt. I was able to start from CD by pressing F10 at the beginning to select the boot medium. Then I was able ...
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GRUB is not letting me switch to Windows 8. Dual boot process. Ubuntu 15.04

So today I just tried to do a Dual Boot with my Windows 8 desktop computer. I followed these instructions At the start, I made a 200Gb partition from my 1TB hard drive. I booted Ubuntu 15.04 by ...
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Dual boot not working (unable to load Windows) on ubuntu

I am new to linux(ubuntu) and have installed it while following different blog posts and stuff to keep my Windows installed and I hope it is. I selected Something else option while installing but now ...
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How to get ubuntu to open up full sized on VMware player?

I dunno if this is an Ubuntu issue or VMWare Player. I launch VMWare Player from Win8.1 64 and it appears in Windows -but- the initial display of Ubuntu seems to be an 800x600 box surrounded by a ...
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windows 10 and ubuntu dual boot [on hold]

will we face same problem in installing ubuntu alongside windows 10 as we faced while installing ubuntu alongside windows 8? Did microsoft fixed it?
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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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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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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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ubuntu no longer starting in secure mode

I had a working dual boot system, Kubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 - after an update 3-4 weeks ago, Ubuntu wont boot when secure mode is enabled. I get an error message "Invalid Signature Detected. Check ...
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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 add Kali linux as third Os (to triple boot) over Ubuntu and Win8 [on hold]

Currently im having a dual boot PC. i installed ubuntu 'alongside' windows 8 and now im using its grub for swap. Now i want to install Kali linux as third OS and i want to make a triple boot with ...
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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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New to Linux, tried booting from a usb. wubildr.mbr is either missing or corrupted. (Windows 8)

I'm currently running Windows 8. I used this installation guide to install everything. After using the "Help Me Boot from CD" option in Wubi, I was able to restart and get to a page saying that ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)

I bought a computer with Windows 8 Pre-Installed, but I didn't like Windows 8, so I decided to install Ubuntu as a second operating system. I'm absolutely new to Linux. I have been using Windows for ...
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Ubuntu boot with Windows 8.1, can't get Windows back

I installed Ubuntu earlier today, and can not find a way to go back to Windows. I have put the USB drive with Ubuntu on it, no option from GRUB, and I can't find it in Ubuntu either. I don't have an ...
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On which device do I install the bootloader when I want to dual boot?

I'm currently trying to install Kubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 (already installed). It's on a non-UEFI machine. My partitions are as follows: sda1 windows installation (500GB SSD) sdb1 HDD ...
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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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boot-repair windows not listed

today I installed Windows 8.1 and it broke my grub. I tried to run the boot-repair GUI on a live session of Ubuntu but after the restart of the PC the grub displays ONLY Ubuntu. Before the ...
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Unable to access BIOS menu after installing Windows 8

After installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode I can no longer access the BIOS menu. I have tried different solutions to access the BIOS menu but I was unsuccessful. I want to switch to Ubuntu but the live ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with windows 8.1 on Toshiba?

I am trying to get Ubuntu 14.04.2 and windows 8.1 dual boot setup. I've read numerous articles on how to do this, but can't figure out what I'm missing. The latest article I tried to follow had some ...
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Installing a second OS next to Ubuntu

At the moment, my notebook us running on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install a second operating system (windows 8.1) but I can't seem to install it via UEFI. Either the medium is to small(USB stick), ...
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu (Bios keeps showing it?)

I'm trying new distributions, and I want to clean all my Ubuntu installation. I have a dual boot W 8.1 - Ubuntu. This is what I've done so far: 1 - I changed my boot priority from BIOS. 2 - I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : “serious errors were found while checking the disk for / ” and after that Linux hangs very often

I have been using dual boot alongside Windows 8.1 from 1 year. Very recently the windows shut down unexpectedly, and then started showing "Trying to repair Windows". I knew it would harm Ubuntu file ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Acer Aspire E5-511G with Windows 8

I've tried everything I can to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 8 on my laptop and I'm just not successful. I have Ubuntu on an USB flash drive, and whatever I do, I keep getting the message ...
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how can I regain bootability of ubuntu after ubuntu 14.04 install alongside Win8.1

I am familiar with win but new to linux. The pc is a Dell Inspiron 660. The bios is AMI, build date 7/26/12, with the Aptio Setup Utility. I installed ubuntu alongside win8.1 via usb created with ...
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Which versions and software should I use to run Windows under Ubuntu? [closed]

I would like to run some windows program under Ubuntu. I was wondering if I can expect some differences in performance regarding : the version of Windows I choose : Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 or ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 installation error

I am new to Ubuntu. I have windows 8.1 right now and I want to remove it and install Ubuntu 15.04. So I burned iso file to the disc, put it in DVD-ROM, restarted PC and boot from DVD-ROM. After ...
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Fix the USB error “There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive X”

I have a 32GB USB Pen Drive which has gone dead (USB drive unusable, unformattable, and reporting 0 bytes capacity). It is not accessible through any OS. When I insert it into my Windows machine and ...
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Install Ubuntu Linux Desktop 15.x on Pre-installed Windows 8.1 laptop and have dual boot [duplicate]

I looked at various questions all over the internet. Infact i did the same almost 6 months back on my HP Desktop but i did so much hit and trial that i have forgotten what to do this time? Do i need ...
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Booting Ubuntu 15.04 in WIndows 8.1 (Pre Installed) [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1. I made a live usb stick using UnetBootin, I put the usb stick and and restarted my 8.1 PC . I pressed F1, no boot menu appeared. Neither ...
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Can't mount NTFS partition

Well, I have Windows 8 running on another partition. I had Ubuntu 11.10 and was running perfectly, I could mount the windows partition. Now, it says that the partition is hibernated. But it is not. ...
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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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Wireless connection drops every 15 seconds on an Asus X550LD

I just install Ubuntu on dual boot with windows 8.1, and my wireless connection disconnects every 10 seconds. I am using an Asus X550LD. I had this problem on windows but it was cut and not a ...
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Sound problems in Ubuntu/Windows

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and windows 8.1 installed on my laptop. After an Ubuntu update, I'm having problems with audio. The speaker and headphones play at the same time on Ubuntu. Only the ...
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How do I create a windows 8.1 iso on ubuntu?

I am trying to create a windows 8.1 ISO to install on to a fresh hard-drive. I have downloaded the media creation tool from Microsoft website, and installed wine. When I try to open said media ...
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Installing Ubuntu dual boot with pre-installed windows 8.1

i have an HP envy DV6 laptop, with UEFI, 1 terabyte (GPT),with pre-installed windows 8.1. i am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 (64) ,i have tried 15 also with USB. when i start installing i find that ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I know the question is repeated but my question pertains to a very specific issue and is likely to be useful for future users who would install 15.04. I read the original answer and it says there ...
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Can I reenable Secure boot after having installed Ubuntu 15.04 successfully next to Win 8.1?

The title is basically my question: I have (seemingly) managed to successfully install 15.04 next to the existing Win 8.1. I did this with Secure boot disabled to be on the safe side. can I now ...
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I can't install Ubuntu besides windows without format

So I have a SSD of 120 GB on which I have a Windows 8.1 installation. I decided to install Ubuntu besides my Windows 8.1 on my ssd, all went good, I started configuring the OS and installing drivers. ...
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how to set ubuntu to be default boot os in dual boot? [duplicate]

i dual booted my laptop by installing ubuntu( version 14.04) along with windows 8.1. Now when i power on my laptop by default it boot with windows. hwo can i set ubuntu as a default boot?
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Installing BURG bootloader on ubuntu 15.04 dual boot

I thought I had installed it correctly, and I got to the point of selecting a theme ( and looking to install a theme I found online) but when I restarted the machine to check it was still the old ...
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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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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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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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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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Burg + UEFI + Win 8 multiboot

Intro: After some trail 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 ...