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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My dualboot windows 8.1 ubuntu is not working

I'm trying for 2 weeks to install ubuntu on dual boot with my brand new G551 asus windows 8.1 and I don't succeed. I succeeded to install Ubuntu but I can't boot to there, I've no grub who shows up ...
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Unable to go back to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu for dual boot

I own a Lenovo G500s touch laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 I followed an online tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. As of now, Ubuntu 14.04 loads up just fine after ...
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Windows 8 install turned my ext4 partition into unallocated space. How do I recover it?

The unallocated space in sda2 is supposed to be an ext4 partition with my ubuntu install in it. How do I recover this from a live CD so I can back up my data?
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Multiboot Windows 8 and Linux Open Suse 13.2 [on hold]

This is my situation. My laptop is Lenovo G560, it came installed with Windows 7 I installed Windows 8.1 Then I recently installed Linux Open Suse v13.2 Hoping to be able to use them both Now I ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 installed

So you've probably seen this all before, but I have searched around a can't find a fix anywhere. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a 10GB partition of my SSD, said SSD has a much larger partition with ...
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Unable to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 with raid0: no partitions detected

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 on my machine using an Ununtu USB drive in UEFI mode, but no luck: My machine is Asus UX301, preinstalled with Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1. Got ...
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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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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 along side Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 which I installed on top of Windows 7 which ruined it so I formatted the Win 7 partition and now I am trying to install Ubuntu but it never shows install alongside Windows and tried ...
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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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Blurry screen during and after install process

Alright so I've been stumped on this issue for a while now and I'm not sure how to fix it. I'm trying to migrate from Windows 8.1 however when I try to install Ubuntu (or any other OS that supports ...
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Removed MBR of Windows 8.1 in dual boot [closed]

I have a dual boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. While installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, I used EasyBCD to create partition for Ubuntu, but during this by mistake I removed the MBR of ...
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu installed alongside Windows 8?

Once I reboot it after the installation, it brings me to a screen to choose Windows 8 or Ubuntu. When I click Ubuntu it brings me to a screen with this options: Reinstall windows Change the language ...
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I cannot access the BIOS after installing Ubuntu on Sony vaio e11 with Windows 8

I have a Sony vaio e11 series laptop with windows 8. I went to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB after wiping windows 8. I went to restart the laptop and I get a message saying error: unknown ...
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Loosing UEFI boot option after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Asus A455L with Win 8.1

I have a new laptop that I and my wife share, she needs Windows and I want to try Ubuntu. I installed Win 8.1 first and Ubuntu 12.04.3 in dual boot mode after. The problem is: No dual boot, it goes ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 [duplicate]

I had a school project to dual boot a virtual machine. The project went great! However, I liked ubuntu so much I wanted to dual boot my pc as home. When I was setting up ubuntu I erased the windows ...
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How to repair (not recover) my HDD's MBR and/or corrupted partition table

I have a serious problem going on with my HDD [SAMSUNG SP1644N- 160GB HDD - real 149GB] I wanted to reinstall my windows so I used Parted Magic's Partition editor to format it... I made an ...
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How to open Linux file/software in Windows 8? [closed]

Could anyone please explain as understandable as possible how could I on my Windows 8 open either single file or install (and use) entire software which is supposted to work on Linux and/or Ubuntu? I ...
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How can I create a bootable USB stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10?

How can I create a bootable USB Stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10? I have tried using startup disk creator but it doesn't show windows os.
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How to boot Windows 8 installed in legacy mode using GRUB in EFI mode?

This question is linked to this: How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB? But I can't access windows anymore, so I can't run bcdboot. Here's my partition tables: ...
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Lenovo G500 how do I turn off secure boot to install Ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 8.1. I have gone through the manuals in the internet and in "askUbuntu" but I have found no solution. I have turn off "fast boot" option in Windows as ...
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Dual boot Toshiba laptop with pre-installed Window 8 [duplicate]

I have Toshiba laptop which is pre-installed with Windows 8. Is it possible to dual boot my system with Ubuntu without any negative effects to my laptop?
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My laptop not showing dual boot [duplicate]

Im using dell vostro 3546. Just before i was install successfully ubuntu. Before it has windows8.1. Now i did restart my laptop and doesnt showing dual boot and it showing only ubuntu. I donot know ...
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Speed Up Ubuntu 13.10

Since i m new one to ubuntu. When using windows 8 OS, there are lot of ways to speed up the system performance. That is why i want to know what are the possible ways for best performance of system. I ...
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Legacy mode, Grub can't load win8 even it's in grub list

I don't think I can handle daul-boot in UEFI mode, so I delete efi floder in Win8 iso as Microsoft suggests to install win8 in legacy mode. Then turn to install Ubuntu. I create some unallocated space ...
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Can't mount Windows 8.1 storage drive. Partition type is random hex

I had windows 8.1 installed on a SSD drive, and I had a separate 2TB internal HDD where I stored all of my documents. The windows 8.1 installation died on me and refused to boot, so I decided to try ...
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unable to get ubuntu login screen on my hp pavilion

Just a while ago, I have installed ubuntu 14.10 along side windows 8. But after everything is done .. I tried restarting my laptop but I am not getting any ubuntu screen to log in to it. As usual i am ...
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WiFi not working in windows after installing broadcomm drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently dual booted my laptop and now I have Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. Initially, Wifi wasn't working on Ubuntu but after having followed fews posts here I successfully installed some ...
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Bluetooth is being locked by Windows 8

My Bluetooth was working fine, but after switching to Windows 8 and switching back to Ubuntu again it doesn't seem to work anymore. What can I do to fix this problem?
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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 uninstall Ubuntu completely and install Window 8.1 from USB? [on hold]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 only but I want to uninstall Ubuntu and install Windows. Should I just do the following or there are some special instructions (i don't want to backup my files)?: ...
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Dul booting ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 [duplicate]

What is the step by step process to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1? I have been referring various sites and have got the basic idea. Would like if it where explained in detail as I am new to ...
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Can Ubuntu run on Windows 8 tablet PCs?

I was looking at some laptop/tablet hybrids, and I came across the Dell XPS 12. It looked like a nice Ultrabook convertible, but (obviously) it runs Windows 8. Can Ubuntu run on any Ultrabook ...
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Gaming with Virtualbox, has it worked for you?

Currently I am using Windows 8. I have a virtual box with Ubuntu set up for development. Aside from that I sometimes just want to relax and enjoy a game (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Saints Row: The Third, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 boot problem with Windows 8 (64-bit)

Contrary to other questions here, I do get the option to chose between Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04.4, but choosing Ubuntu I get this weird message about "more than eight outputs detected"... and no ...
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Dual boot giving boot priority to Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI based)

I will install ubuntu in a computer with pre-installed Windwos 8, this summarize all procedures (Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)), but something very ...
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Double (different) key press detected

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 as dual boot. I have PS2 keyboard. Sometimes randomly (can't reproduce yet) Ubuntu detects multiple different key presses when I press specific buttons. Some buttons ...
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After Boot-Repair, Windows 8 (10)not showing up

OK, I know there are other questions like this, but I'm posting this because mine is slightly different. I have Windows 10 installed (shows as Windows 8 in boot menus) and I installed Ubuntu just as ...
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Attempted Installing Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 UEFI, Confused about booting in UEFI, Legacy Mode

I followed this Askubuntu Post to install Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows 8.1 pre-installed as(UEFI),but I am not able to dual-boot and tried Boot-Repair I first burned an Ubuntu ISO on a blank ...
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How to boot from my LIVE USB?

I cannot get the screen by repeatedly pressing F12 or ESC or any other screen.
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8

I have a pre-installed windows 7/8 then I want to install ubntu alongside that and when I try to install I have not Install ubuntu alongside windows 7/8 option in installation (it's missing). How can ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 efidisk read error

I successfully dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 UEFI Boot Mode Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 UEFI When I boot, it shows error:efidisk read error, but it goes to Grub's boot menu right after ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu

The issue is fixed, I had forgotten to change boot mode and boot priority in BIOS to UEFI and UEFI First, and also 'Optimize for' from 'other OS' to 'Win8 64bit' First of all, sorry if this question ...
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ubuntu on external drive

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive, but now I need the hard drive to boot into Windows. I made sure that the boot device was on my local drive when I created the partition, but it still ...
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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 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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Windows 8.1 is not booting with Ubuntu

I have an Asus Q200E 64 bit laptop. I had a pre-installed Windows 8.0 which I updated to Windows 8.1. I recently updated Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. After updating ubuntu, I cannot boot to Windows any ...
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Installed dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Can't boot into Windows

I have two internal hard drives; 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for storage. I decided to install Ubuntu on the secondary hard drive. One of the guides I used advised me to make a small boot partition in the ...
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the selected disc is of gpt partition style error

I want to install windows 8, but I am getting this error the selected disc is of gpt partition style. I already have Ubuntu 14.04 install with UEFI boot. I have 3 partition in the order of: UEFI ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo y510p?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu (64bit) onto my Lenovo y510p. I partitioned 150GB of space, created a UEFI boot device with my flash drive, and was able to load into a live version of Ubuntu. My ...
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Lubuntu 14.10 missing Try without installation option

I download Lubuntu 14.1 iso and burn it in to CD. When I try to Use lubuntu without installing in the menu "Try lubuntu without installing" option is missing. Other options are available. So i cant ...