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 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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How many and how should I set up my partitions?

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu (Elementary Freya) [on hold]

I wanted to try out Linux so I installed Elementary OS Freya (which is apparently an Ubuntu fork) following these instructions, but I lost the ability to boot into Windows now as it doesn't show up in ...
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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 install ubuntu alongside installed windows 8.1?

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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Dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 8.1 [closed]

I bought a Toshiba Satellite specifically to dual boot Linux Mint (v. 14.x). Not thrilled with Win 8 but will keep it for now. I read article in Ubuntu forum about dual book with Win 8. It said that ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 along side Windows 8.1

I have a 120 GB SSD in my laptop, and it runs windows 8.1 (not preinstalled). I have countless times dual or triple-booted the laptop when I ran Windows 7. Now I want to dual-boot it with Win 8.1 and ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8 not finding Ubuntu Server [closed]

I have 2 Ubuntu Servers. Both work OK, however one server can be reached by all but 1 machine. The Windows 8.1 machine can see the server, ping the server, even go to Webmin to work on it. However ...
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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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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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Boot-Repair with Ubuntu 15.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Freya installed. I removed Freya and install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8.1. I cant run the boot-repair inside the Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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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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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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“Disk is likely to fail soon” [on hold]

After like one month trying to fix my laptop (first was reinstalling Windows 8.1 like few times), I was using Ubuntu as backup (dual boot). Now, as I was trying to install Windows 7 (I really hate ...
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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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Windows 8 UEFI does not boot [duplicate]

I've just bought a new Toshiba laptop, on which Windows 8 is preinstalled. I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and GRUB2 correctly detects Ubuntu and Windows. But the strange problem is that when I try ...
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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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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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WinUSB gives a exit code: 256

I have Ubuntu 14.10 with WinUSB and I have a Windows 8.1 Pro ISO with a 4GB SD Card with an empty FAT32 partition. Everytime I try to use it, it says "Installation failed, exit code: 256". How do I ...
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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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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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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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My computer boots directly to windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu14.02

I have a Dell inspiron 5521 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows but there seems to be a problem and I'm not quite sure that it has anything to do with my partitioning. Right now I ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 dual boot error with Windows 8.1 with UEFI and SecureBoot

Greeting's, I've tried to install windows 8.1 + ubuntu 15.04 thrice now. But both the time's i'm left with a peculiar problem. I have UEFI and Secureboot enabled. In the UEFI there is no option to ...
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How to completely remove windows 8 from laptop

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.04 in my Lenovo ideapad Z510 which was preinstalled with Windows 8.1. Once I shifted to linux, I decided to dual-boot it with windows 8.1 temporarily. So later when I ...
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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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Is it possible to run wndows 8.1 on vmware player on a Ubuntu Pc?

The only reason I have windows is because I do Directx programming and I'm stuck with visual studio but I really prefer Ubuntu a lot better. Is there anyway to run visual studio inside a windows 8.1 ...
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Dual boot with two separate drives

I currently have my computer setup dual booting ubuntu and windows 8.1. Both operating systems are installed on separate physical drives. My question is that now I have a new laptop (which I will be ...
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I've tried every possible solution, my computer WILL NOT BOOT FROM GRUB

Okay, I went through the installation process to have dual OS; windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04. No matter what I do my computer WILL NOT boot from the grub menu. To clarify I have already: disabled ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 in Windows 8, the installation does not go further

I am using Boot CD to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit in my Windows 8 Desktop. After I select the option "Install Ubuntu inside Windows 8". Within a minute it gives me message "Please take out the CD and ...
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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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I accidentally put grub on my hard drive MBR while trying to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

I was trying to install Ubuntu to an external hard drive, but in the installer I accidentally chose to put grub on my internal hard drive MBR instead of the external hard drive's MBR. I don't really ...