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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Is it better to install ubuntu on a computer with win 8 pre loaded or win 7?

The reason I ask this is because I feel that there is a sort of new option in the bios menu [fast boot?] that makes the os harder to set up and run less smooth. I need some opinions as to which makes ...
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Swap Space Allocation Problem

I have a single 160 GB physical hard drive. I have Windows 8.1 installed on 100 GB (Local Disk C:). I left the remaining 60 GB as unallocated space for Ubuntu installation. Now, the problem is that ...
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Remove Xubuntu dual boot with windows 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.10?

Now,I'm using Xubuntu dual boot with winodows8.1 but I want to use ubuntu 14.10.How to do it?
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Dual-boot windows 8 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 on Lenovo Y500

I've spend almost two days trying to get this to work. I've read multiple tutorials and this is one of them. no matter what I do I always end up in windows. should I give up on this or is there a ...
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Ubuntu + W8 internet speed

I'm using Ubuntu for last few mounths and about a week ago internet speed decreased from average 400 to 20-30 kbps(on both using bittorrent and downloading pages), although on Windows it works with ...
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Reading files of Ubuntu Home from Windows 8.1 [migrated]

I had dual OS. I today tried to upgrade Ubuntu to 14.10 but due to error at the process, my Ubuntu doesn't open. I tried to recover Ubuntu but had no luck. I had important project file in the home of ...
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Windows 8.1 fails to boot after 14.04 upgrade

when selecting the windows 8.1 boot option from the grub menu, all that happens is a black screen with a blinking cursor, windows never boots. what i've tried: boot-repair testdisk windows specific ...
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Force-Mount windows hibernated partition in Read/Write mode [on hold]

I have a dual boot system with a NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17 and another NTFS partition (E:) which I would like to use for ...
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how to link several computers together using different systems [on hold]

i just wanna ask you if i can link too many computers together, i want to use Ubuntu to make that happens. help! if it's possible two ways will be just great.
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Question about boot-repair

I partitioned off 455GB of my pre-installed windows 8.1 for Ubuntu 14.04 since I have a TB HDD and Win8.1 is terrible.... My system is UEFI and has EFI. I turned off secure boot, fast boot, and auto ...
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Can't boot from USB on Win8

Every time I go to boot Ubuntu to install on a separate partition, it tells me there's no bootable disk/drive. I know the ISO is uncorrupted. However, when I start my laptop, it gives the option to ...
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I just downloaded Ubuntu and lost windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu latest version and it works but lost my Windows. When I was doing installation from USB boot. I chose the first choice of the installation because there was no other operating ...
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When I try to install Ubuntu on my laptop, already having Windows 8.1

When I try to install Ubuntu on my laptop, that already has Windows 8.1 pre-installed, it shows that my hard drive is empty. Could you please help me to resolve this problem?
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Cant dual boot Ubuntu on external drive

I have successfully installed ubuntu on my external drive. On the first boot, I saw the option to boot into windows or ubuntu and I boot into ubuntu. After that, all subsequent boots does not give me ...
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Do I have to dual-boot or can I do a fresh install?

This question is probably ridiculously stupid but I have a Windows 8 machine (new one with the UEFI thing). I'm going to be installing Ubuntu later, and I was wondering if I absolutely have to ...
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Cant load back into ubuntu [on hold]

After i successfully install and loaded ubuntu, i restarted and loaded into windows. But now no matter how many times i cant change back into ubuntu Windows 8 Fast boot, Safe boot all turned off
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu in UEFI mode - Ubuntu only boots when entering Windows 8 first

I have a problem, which is that the only way to start is when I start Ubuntu 14.04 Windows 8 first then (Shift + reset) and enter to boot from USB and Ubuntu there appears, after selecting newly see ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 14.04 completly and install Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 by completely removing windows 8. But some of the softwares/applications that i use are not available in Ubuntu. So now I want to remove Ubuntu completly and install ...
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Awkward Dual Boot Problems

I had Ubuntu installed alongside with windows 8.1 using Luis Alvarado's answer. It worked for several days fine (grub was appearing) but yesterday I changed some setting regarding power in ...
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Problems in creating bootable pendrive with Windows 8.1

I have already tried to use solutions from: How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? but non of them works in my case. While using WinUSB installation progress stops at 'installing ...
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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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Windows 8 entry missing in grub2 after installing ubuntu

As my ubuntu 14.04 broken, I have reinstalled it. After that am not able to boot to windows 8 on my HP laptop. I can see all the windows 8 files and other partition data in ubuntu login. I have tried ...
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Error during installation Ubuntu (dual-boot wit Win 8)

I have an error during installation of Ubuntu(14.04) by USB, i install it next to Windows 8 (dual boot). I disabled FastBoot, SecureBoot. I had to put on the mode nomodeset to avoid black screen. The ...
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Windows Gone & No Grub after Ubuntu Installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my PC which already had Windows 8 running. I followed the steps as instructed in: http://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-1404-dual-boot-mode-windows-8-81-uefi/ Like it ...
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Ubuntu/Windows dual boot issue

I first had Windows 8.1 already installed on my machine, and then I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as well. I first shrunk the size of my Windows Disk. Then I installed Ubuntu, splitting it into ...
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dualboot windows 8/ubuntu 14.04 problem - boot repair?

I have Sony Vaio E series SVE14A2M1EW and I tried to install ubuntu 14.04. I used this manual: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) After installation I ...
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How to restore Thinkpad W530 back to Windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu onto my Thinkpad W530 awhile back via USB but now I need to get windows back on the machine and possibly dual boot Ubuntu instead. I have the recovery CD's for windows 8, I am just ...
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Can not create new partition

This is my problem: I can't use GParted Partition Editor to create a new partition or resize/move. I cant do anything with that drive. I want to create a new partition to install windows 8.1. I ...
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Dual-Boot Unbuntu with Windows 8 on yoga 2 pro

I need help setting up an installation of Unbuntu on my yoga 2 pro, but I need to keep the Windows 8 on their as well. I have resized a partition to have 80GB free, but it is in the middle of the ...
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Adding windows 8.1 entry in Grub2

I am completely new to Ubuntu and have a problem getting dual boot with win8.1 working. I can boot both installations as UEFI boot, manually changing disk boot priority in BIOS, Grub menu is showing ...
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Remotely connect Ubuntu to windows over internet

how to remotely connect to another computer over the internet window,can I do it by Remmina Remote desktop client?Can anyone tell me a way out.I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and the remote desktop is running ...
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Windows 8.1 is not showing up in grub2 menu

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55 Series Laptop. I decided to install Ubuntu because I love Android. When I installed Ubuntu there was a Windows 8 option, but after I restarted my laptop windows 8 option ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu [duplicate]

I created a virtualbox for ubuntu guest and my host is windows 8.1. Do I need to be carefull with virus passing from the ubuntu virtualbox to the real hard drive on windows?
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04, can't boot Windows 8 stuck GNU GRUB

I've got a problem with my computer after trying to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 (in probably the wrong way). The steps I took yesterday to try this are as follows: booted windows 8 went to uninstall ...
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How can i make menu boot windows and ubuntu?

Sorry my english is not good, my laptop has installed windows 8.1. Then I installed ubuntu 12.04, so now I cant access windows 8.1. When I turned my laptop on, I dont have any menu boot. How can I log ...
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Can't boot from CD/Install Windows

My issue is with Ubuntu 14.04. I have recently installed Ubuntu over Windows 8, being unhappy with Windows. After playing with Ubuntu, I discovered that some of my hardware and software is ...
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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 ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot [SOLVED]

I am not able to start the operating system .Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... ...
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Converting Primary to Logical Partitions

I am dual booting Ubuntu on Windows 8, and during the install, I get no option to install alongside Windows 8. A previous question gave me the information that I needed to make my partitioned drive ...
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Windows 8/ Ubuntu Dual Installation Problem!

Okay, so I have fulfilled all the requirements necessary to dual booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Windows 8 (disabling secure boot and fast boot, making liveCD, and partitioning 50gb of free space on my 2tb ...
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Can not change grub2 timeout

I did follow instruction https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/dual-boot/linux/ubuntu/ But I can not do last step! I did sudo update-grub and sudo update-grub2 and GRUB_RECORDFAIL_TIMEOUT=$GRUB_TIMEOUT ...
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Booting into Windows after 14.04 Install (dualboot)

So I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04! But the bootloader does not seem to work since I just boot into Windows 8.1 automatically. I have tried running the boot repair app without success. The ...
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Create Wifi Ad-hoc to connect Ubuntu and windows 8.1

I want to build a wifi Ad-Hoc in my Ubuntu that my friend with windows 8.1 can connect to it. is it possible. please clarify me what should i do.tnks
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Error while saving File in ubuntu 12.04 guest OS

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 as the guest in virtual box with windows 8.1 as host. Whenever I try to save a text file I have been editing I get this error message on my first try at saving the file. ...
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Boot-repair failed with Ubuntu 14.04.1 & Windows 8

I have a Samsung laptop with pre-installed windows 8. Its a 64 bit machine with dual boot. I recently tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from Ubuntu 13.10. I installed by creating three partitions ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows (dual-boot) - Windows now no longer boots up

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 after several failed attempts at other distributions running alongside Windows 8.1. I have managed to successfully install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows 8.1 ...
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After installing Ubuntu Windows-8 is gone, How to get back access?

Today I installed Ubuntu on my computer, and I thought, It would install Ubuntu beneath the already installed Windows installation. But I cannot access and start Windows any more. Can someone please ...
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How to delete Ubuntu, and restore Windows 8.1

I just installed Ubuntu and realised it was the worst idea ever. Is there anyway to get back to using windows 8.1? (I don't have a recovery disk/CD)
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Trying to enter screen were i can access my USB on start up so i can install GParted live CD and Windows 8.1

I have a small but annoying problem, recently i have been enjoying Ubuntu 14.04 and intend on keeping it but I am trying to resize my primary partition so I can have space when installing windows 8.1, ...
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GRUB fails to load Windows in “dual-boot” with ubuntu

I've just installed Ubuntu from live DVD in my external HD to try it before using it in dual boot with windows 8. I deleted my Windows backup to make room for it so, even if I have the rescue disk I ...