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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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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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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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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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0)

I am new at ubuntu. I am using windows 8.1. I want to tried dual boot in my pc and tried to install ubuntu 16.04 with pen-drive then may i lost boot for pen-drive. Still i got kernel panic not syncing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows Dual Boot if I don't have Windows recovery CD

I installed Ubuntu (I had already had Windows 8.1) from USB (I still have live Ubuntu on it). Is there a way I can uninstall Ubuntu in a way that my Windows will remain bootable? All the tutorials I ...
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Install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I'm installing Ubuntu 16.04 from a bootable USB alongside my Windows 8.1. During the installation process, I could choose in the installer option "Install Ubuntu within Windows Boot Manager" or "...
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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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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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Windows 8.1 does not shown up on Grub2, even after installing Boot Repair. - Ubuntu 16.04

This is my first time installing Ubuntu 16.04. I have Windows 8 on my PC, and I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04, put it on a DVD then installed it on my PC. When I turned on my PC after installing Ubuntu 16....
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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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Cannot add or delete a file from internal drive [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.4 along with Windows 8 and I have 2 drives in windows, C and D. In Ubuntu, I can open and read these drives. But cannot delete or add files and folders to these drives. Please ...
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My hp laptop G6 2304tx shuts down suddenly after installing ubuntu along side previously added Windows 8.1?

My laptop is model hp 2304 tx.It had windows 8.1.It works fine on ubuntu but it shuts down suddenly while using Windows 8.1.It is happening recently after I installed ubuntu .How to solve this problem?...
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I can't boot my ubuntu usb on my laptop

I have an Asus laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. I created a bootable Ubuntu stick, deactivated secure boot and fast boot, created a booting destination of the USB port, and chose to boot from ...
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Dual boot Win8 Bluetooth issues

For a while now I had been strugling with bluetooth issues on my dual-boot (14.04/Win8) machine. I have fixed the re-pairing issue with this tutorial. However, a second issue remains. Whenever I boot ...
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number of options of ubuntu keeps increasing after every restart.why?

my screen after starting and pressing F9 Have installed ubuntu along side windows 8 and also have run boot repair ,but have to press escape and F9 to boot ubuntu,number of options of ubuntu keeps ...
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What is the difference between Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi and Windows UEFI bkpbootx64.efi? [closed]

Also help me by explaining why windows UEFI loader was first taking me to windows but now is redirecting back to this page:
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Installing Ubuntu on a toshiba satellite L10-B?

So i've been attempting on and off for about a year now to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba Satellite L10-B. It came Preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and a super locked-down UEFI BIOS. The furthest 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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Trying to dual booth install Ubuntu 15 on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to install Linux through Ubuntu on my system. I managed to turn my USB into a Ubuntu installer, and I tried to install through there. I can't however , reach the Ubuntu boot menu. I even ...
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Remove win 8, install ubuntu 16.04 64 bit on a laptop with UEFI

I want to remove win 8 and install ubuntu 16.04 64bit on a Samsung laptop with UEFI. I'm not interested in a dual boot setup. With the intention of changing the boot order so that I can boot from a ...
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Installed Ubuntu (dual boot) and now Windows 8 doesn't boot

It shows this whenever I try to boot Windows from grub error: can't find command 'drivemap'. error: invalid EFI file path. Press any key to continue... I've tried the automatic boot repair and ...
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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 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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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 into Windows 8

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop with Windows 8 installed. Now I can boot into Ubuntu without any problems, but I can't boot into Windows 8. After I choose Windows 8 Loader (on sda1)...
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After installing Ubuntu I can't boot Windows 8 anymore

I just bought a new laptop (a lenovo ideapad Z500) and it came installed with Windows 8. I wanted to have Ubuntu on it too, therefore I resized the Win8 partition from the control panel and installed ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 can not be install on unallocated disk

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 8.1 in dual boot. So I shrink my Partition F to get 34GB of unallocated disk space. In the Ubuntu setup process, it detects that my PC has Windows 8 ...
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how do i keep ubuntu & windows dual boot when updating to win 10?

I have a Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual boot on my hp pro-book, and when i update to Win 10, the dual boot and the second hard drive partition are inaccessible. When i downgrade back to Win 8.1 the dual ...
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Wanted to change Ubuntu to Windows, cant even boot

I recently decided that I would switch from my beloved Ubuntu,to windows. So, first of all I made my boot-able USB with Windows 8.1 on it,using uNETbootin. All things went well up to this point, and ...
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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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Kernel Panic - not syncing - Attempted to kill init ! exit code 0x00007f00

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS dual boot with windows 8. Yesterday I was installing hadoop on my system and suddenly Ubuntu stopped working. So I have to power it off directly by pressing and holding ...
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Grub Loader lost

I had to install windows 8 again. I already have Ubuntu installed. Now, Grub loader is not shown. I have tried to boot by usb with ubuntu. A menu shows up: -Try ubuntu without installing -install ...
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Is it possible to extend memory for ubuntu OS?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTE in my DELL laptop.It is working properly,Now I can access 2 Operating systems(win8 & Ubuntu). At the time of installation process I allocated memory as around 10 GB ...
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Can't boot into Windows

Well I did a stupid thing while repairing my boot loader system using EasyBCD on Windows. I selected Ubuntu as default bootloader and also selected the 'Skip the boot menu' option and applied those ...
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GRUB2 Installation failed Dual boot ubuntu with windows 8

I am having hp pavilion g6 2320tx with windows 8 preinstalled with the UEFI mode I am trying to install ubuntu alongside Windows 8 but it fails every time giving me the error that grub2 was not ...
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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 ...