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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Access Windows Drives

during the installation I had overwritten it on previously run Windows 7. Now I am unable to access the Windows partition D Drive, E Drive, F Drive from Ubuntu.
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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 synchronize bookmarks in Google Chrome between Ubuntu and Windows

I dual boot my system with windows and Ubuntu. when i bookmark a page in Windows (in Google Chrome), it doesn't show up when i open chrome in Ubuntu. I have already logged in to the Chrome with my ...
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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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Cannot Change the boot order in bios or F9 Anymore after installing Ubuntu

other Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) hi I have a HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook 15 touchsmart I cannot change the boot order in the bios boot order menu ( i tried to disable the legacy ...
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Windows 8 host, Virtual Machine with Ubuntu 15.10. Reinstall with more VRAM, is it possible ? Or…?

I'm brand new to VirtualBox and Ubuntu, both. I have an HP 2000 laptop, 4 GIG of RAM and plenty of VRAM, 1.30 gigahertz AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics,128 kilobyte primary memory cache, 1024 ...
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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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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8 computer without any CD or USB drive?

Please read entire post CAREFULLY before answering. This question will make you confused if you don't. Information (May skip :P) OS : Windows NT 6.2 (Windows 8 K) Equipped hard disk Total 1TB, 1 ...
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Dual boot- Windows 8.1+Ubuntu 14.04.3->Not getting dual boot option

I had Windows 8.1 and wanted dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.3.I followed the steps from this site and installed Ubuntu.I restarted my laptop and and I'm not getting dualboot option,it gets straight to ...
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After installing ubuntu my pc still boots straight to windows 8.1

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 and everything went fine with the installation. I followed this guide ...
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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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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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Windows 10 appeared in grub without installation, why?

So I have a dual boot between Xubuntu 14 and Windows 8 on my laptop, even though I very rarely boot into Windows (bought the computer second hand with pre-installed windows 8.1 enterprise edition). ...
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How do I connect to the wifi in Ubuntu within my Virtual Machine?

I have a virtual machine installed on my Windows 8.1 laptop with Ubuntu installed on it, but when I open the Network menu it doesn't show any wireless networks. How do I connect Ubuntu in my virtual ...
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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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Permanently Remove GRUB and Linux from Triple-Boot System (GRUB Lingering After Attempted Removal)

I had a triple-boot system consisting of Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kali Linux (can't recall version, should be irrelevant anyways). I have no further need for a triple-boot system so I've ...
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Boot Repair - 'Close all package managers…' Dual Boot Installation

After almost a week, I've just about managed to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook. I have created a partition in Windows to store Ubuntu, rebooted from Windows ...
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Cannot connect to internet running Ubuntu 14.04 using VirtualBox on my MSI GT60 - Windows 8.1 x64

I'm unsure if I am asking this question in the right place so please refer me elsewhere if necessary. I installed VirtualBox v 4.3.2 on my MSI GT60 running Windows 8.1 x64 a bit ago and created a VM ...
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UEFI machine doesn't boot Ubuntu through NVRAM bootcatalog. How to fix?

Edit: It currently looks like this Q&A wasn't useful to anybody. I will remove it some time in the future. An answer posted here should: Avoid to require the user to download and ...
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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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How enable hibernate option in dual boot with Windows 8

I'm using Ubuntu with dual boot option with Windows 8. I need help with enable hibernate option in both OS. because I always want to change between OS without affecting my ongoing works. help...!!
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What is the difference, in booting, between a live USB and a USB with an OS? [closed]

I created live USB sticks with Lubuntu, and I was able to boot from them in Windows 8 (might have been 8.1) and in Mac OS. I then installed Lubuntu (minimal install) on that same USB 2.0 stick and I ...
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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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Lenovo Y50-70 windows 8.1 dual boot ubuntu 15.04 legacy or UEFI?

I have a lenovo y50-70 system with pre-installed windows 8.1 os and 1TB hybrid hard drive with 8GB SSD. And by firmware says( please find the attachment) Boot Mode [Legacy Support] Boot Priority [ ...
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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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Help in manually adding Windows 8.1 to grub loader

I have just repaired my boot loader using the instructions in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i97y5Y2nChs Although it can detect Linux Ubuntu, it can't detect my Windows 8.1. The Youtube ...
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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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Can't boot on Win 8 after installing Ubuntu : “A required device isn’t connected or can’t be accessed”

I have a lot of troubles setting up a dual boot on my new computer. After I set up and wired up the hardware I installed W8 as I guessed it would be harder to install with Ubuntu already installed. ...
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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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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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I have Ubuntu-14.04 installed ..How do i install windows 7on a seperate paritation [duplicate]

How do i use efuse I have never dual booted Ubuntu this is a new laptop with only one program installed
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Problem with install Ubuntu - don't see partitions [duplicate]

Hi I have win 8 and problem with install ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 I can create USB pendrive bootable and when installer search any other system (I have win8) he can't see it and want clean disk. ...
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Just removed system-reserved-drive, can't boot into Ubuntu 14.04 anymore

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 on my HP Probook 4540. Today I removed my System Reserved partition and formatted the Windows partition. Now, every time I try to boot up my machine, ...
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Dual Boot on win8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My system is not going to dual boot options. I'm new to linux, just wanted to see how it works and so I installed it using a liveUSB after creating a separate 30 Gb partition alongside with my 3 ...
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Windows 8 Dual Boot on standard bios (Without UEFI)

I am using old computer standard phoenix BIOS, it does not have UEFI. I was installed Windows 8 first, then Ubuntu. When grub installed, I can't access Windows 8 anymore. update-grub can't find my ...
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Destroyed windows 8 with damaged Ubuntu on usb

I was trying to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu get along and dual boot. Somewhere along the process of trying to boot from usb (over and over while testing different uefi settings), the usb got damaged ...
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Tablet BIOS (UEFI) won't accept boot from USB

I have a x64 tablet running win 8.1. I am trying to install different Linux distro's. Unfortunately I am having trouble booting up from live usb. I got all set up in bios, turned off secure boot, ...
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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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Dualboot second time problem

I had Windows 8 64 bit and Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. I have deleted Ubuntu and restored windows but now I want to install Ubuntu again but, this time I want to install a different version of Ubuntu ...
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How can I recover Windows 10 after deleting the partition from Ubuntu?

I have a Y50-70 Lenovo Laptop which came with a pre-installed Win 8 copy which I later upgraded to Win 10. I then came into contact with the marvel of linux and fell in love with the customization ...
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Problems encountered when installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I was trying to install linux Ubuntu version 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on my Toshiba Satellite but when I restart I can't find the place to switch between the windows and Ubuntu. I have tried using ...
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I want to install Ubuntu and keep my Windows

yesterday I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on Windows 8.1, my BIOS was set to Legacy Boot mode like the following photo, in the installation process of Ubuntu I chose to install alongside my windows, but ...
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How to install windows 8.1 boot loader which is damaged by ubuntu?

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my Windows 8.1, I chose install alongside my windows, but after finish installation I cannot find my windows in the boot menu, I can see all my partitions and all my ...
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Cannot find Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 15.10

I'm absolutely new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on Windows 8.1, I chose the option to install alongside windows, but when I finished the installation I cannot find the Windows option in the ...
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how do i remove ubuntu 15.10 (thats encypt)whithout having windows installed

Recently I tried dual booting Windows, and was very unsuccessful. Instead of installing it as "something else," I chose the encrypt option, lost all of my Windows files and drives. So for the last ...
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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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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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Install Ubuntu in dualboot on drive “D” while keeping data on “D” (accessible from Ubuntu and Windows) [duplicate]

I have had Ubuntu on my laptop for 3 years now, but this laptop was delivered with Ubuntu, so I am new to Ubuntu installation. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on the desktop computer at home, which ...
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Ubuntu gone after installing windows 8 [duplicate]

I had two OS on my PC Windows 7 and Ubuntu in separated partitions. After trying to change windows 7 to windows 8, it works good but Ubuntu has disappeared and the weird thing is that, its partition ...
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Problems in dual-boot of ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 [closed]

100% Newbie here. Sorry for all the dumbness. So, I have an HP Pavilion Laptop 15 series. It have windows 8.1 pre-installed OS.I dual boot it with ubuntu 14.04. It was working fine. But then, I ...