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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Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 10 with UEFI

I'm absolutely new to Linux. I have been using Windows for all my life, but I have read about Ubuntu (and Linux in general) and I think I'll like it, so I wanted to know how to install Ubuntu on my PC ...
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Npm errors when installing packages on windows share

I have Ubuntu 12.10 running as a VMware guest on my Windows 8 host. I have shared a folder on my Windows 8 Host and it is mounted in the Ubuntu guest on startup using this entry in fstab: //myhost/...
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Why disable Fast Boot on Windows 8 when having dual booting?

Why is everybody keep mentioning to disable Fast Boot on Windows 8 if you have installed alongside Ubuntu? Is it something that is recommended only for UEFI machines or is it a suggestion for Legacy ...
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Windows 8 removes Grub as default boot manager

I have a Sony VAIO S series with Windows 8 preinstalled, and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a new partition. When the PC boots Grub is display, and I can choose between Windows 8 (didn't worked at the ...
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Grub not showing on startup for Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 13.10 Dual boot

Ok, so I'm such a newbie to Ubuntu and I bought a Windows 8 pre-installed laptop last month. I updated to Windows 8.1 and then I thought about installing Ubuntu as a dual boot so I could mess around ...
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Will upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 affect Ubuntu?

It's a rather simple question (I hope). I currently have Windows 8 and I am dual booting it with Ubuntu 13.04. If I were to install the latest update for Windows 8, that being 8.1, will it affect ...
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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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Can I use Hyper-V gen 2 with Ubuntu?

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8.1 Pro laptop. Now installing it as a gen 1 works fine but installing it as a gen 2 does not. I have to disable secure boot to get anything to happen ...
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How can I check and change the partition table type?

New computers that ship with Windows 8 also come with a different partition table than before. This along with the move to UEFI causes confusion, as users are unaware of the newer partition table and ...
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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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Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu with Windows 8 Boot manager

I have two partitions on my hard-didk , I have installed ubuntu on my 1st partition and windows 8 later on another partition.Now i can only boot into windows 8 because it doesn't recognize Ubuntu. ...
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Cannot detect Windows 8 from Ubuntu 12.04 Live USB installation on Toshiba qosmio x870

From other questions raised, I read that if Ubuntu Live USB boots in UEFI mode then it should detect Windows 8 during installation. During installation, I only see two options, Erase disk and install ...
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Is wubi for Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to boot WUBI installed Ubuntu within Windows 8? Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 system My Dell laptop shipped with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10(...
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Does Ubuntu 13.10 still encounter issues with UEFI and Windows 8?

It is time for a Laptop upgrade, I am going to buy a sub £300 laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. I then plan to either wipe it clean and install the new Ubuntu 13.10 or dual boot it with ...
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How do I mount a hibernated partition with Windows 8 in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I can't mount my other partition with Windows 8, I have Ubuntu 12.10 amd64: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ricardo/003E8A7D3E8A6C0A: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,...
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How to troubleshoot booting to a black screen on virtualbox

I was using 13.04 as a guest OS on my Virtualbox 14.2.18. Host is Windows 8. After upgrade to 13.10 ubuntu does not start. I can see black screen and blinking cursor. Can anyone help? I am pretty ...
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How do I install Ubuntu alongside UEFI enabled Windows 8? [duplicate]

I recently (about a month ago) bought a Dell XPS 8500 Desktop with UEFI enabled Windows 8 Pro pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit dualboot with Windows on this computer. I don't ...
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How to fix dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio?

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio that came pre-installed with Windows 8 in (I understand) UEFI mode. And I am experiencing the dual-boot hell. I already tried most of the ...
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Which partition to select as device for boot loader in an EFI mode install? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 (to dual boot) on my new laptop. Since there is already an EFI partition on the disk, I didn't create another one (as suggested in: https://...
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How to boot WUBI installed Ubuntu within Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 Release Customer Preview on my laptop. I tried to install Ubuntu on it with Ubuntu Windows installer (I have always used this to install, although that was on Windows 7), it installs ...
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Is it possible to pull data off a linux hard drive using windows 8.1?

My Ubuntu laptop died recently and I've pulled the hard drive out of it. I'm trying to read the data on it from a windows 8.1 laptop but I don't think its recognizing the file system. I've tried ...
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How can I read the Windows 8 licence key with Ubuntu?

I have a dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu on my Laptop. Is it possible to read the Windows licence key under ubuntu? (I guess it is hidden in the Windows registry somehow)
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How do I Dual Boot Windows 8 UEFI and Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

I have got a new Samsung Series 7 laptop with Windows 8 where I tried to install Ubuntu. It is a 64-Bit system which uses UEFI and has "Secure Boot" switched on in the BIOS by default. After I ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI along Windows 8 (GRUB - error: can't find command drivemap)

Hello after a successfull installation of Ubuntu 12.10 amd64, I am now unable to boot Windows 8. Here are my actions: Made room (15 GB) for Ubuntu from Windows 8 Computer Managment Boot Ubuntu 12....
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Installer doesn't recognize Windows 8 partition, how do I set up a dual boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I have a windows 8 dev preview install, with plenty of unused (unpartitioned) space on the hdd. However,...
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Make bootable Win8 USB on and for Ubuntu MacBook

(Some time ago, I bought a new HDD for my MacBook 2,1. I put it in and installed Ubuntu on it, using a CD. Everything went fine, didn't have to setup any special Apple stuff, didn't need to bless my ...
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How To safely uninstall Ubuntu and restore Windows 8?

How to uninstall the Grub and restore the Windows 8 system with secure boot and UEFI?
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Windows 8 changes GRUB2 in every boot!

I've installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 both UEFI style (win8 first then ubuntu). GRUB2 shows me both Ubuntu and Win8 entries. If I boot into Ubuntu is fine. I could reboot anytime I will see ...
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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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Windows 8 won't boot via grub after intalling 12.10 with boot-repair

I hope someone here might be able to help me. I've just purchased a new Acer Aspire V3-771G laptop which came pre-installed with windows 8. I shrunk the main windows partition and installed ubuntu ...
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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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Multiple OS in a Laptop or Desktop

I have installed two operating system in my laptop: Ubuntu 11.10 and windows7. I have never used more than two operating system in a laptop/desktop. I want to install windows8 and my questions are: ...
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screen shots taken in ubuntu are not opening in windows 8

I have dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 13.04. Screen shots taken in Ubuntu with printscreen do not work inside windows 8. I can't even open them with paint,windows photo viewer, PHOTOS, photoshop or ...
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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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How to show GRUB after install Ubuntu over Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 and after that I installed Ubuntu. This are my partition now: 70Gb --> Windows 8 50Gb --> Ubuntu 12.10 100Mb --> UEFI 300Mb --> Recovery I installed the GRUB on /dev/sda. ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu from intercepting the super key when running VMware?

I am running VMware with Ubuntu 14.04. The host operating system is Ubuntu 14.04, and the guest is Windows 8.1 Pro. When I briefly press the super key from within VMware, Ubuntu displays the keyboard ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from a USB on my Windows 8 laptop

Yesterday I set up Ubuntu on a 32GB Sandisk flash drive. I booted it up on my Windows 7 PC, and it works flawlessly. I haven't had any problems getting it to boot with USB priority on that machine, ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I have asus n56vz with installed windows 8 in it. I want install ubuntu 12.10, I install it but can't see grub when system start. How to install ubuntu near windows 8 and see grub on start? Well I ...
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Cannot get to Ubuntu 12.10 Live USB Environment on the Microsoft Surface Pro

I'm attempting to boot a 64bit Ubuntu 12.10 live USB on a Microsoft Surface Pro. I do not want to Dual Boot. I have disabled "secure boot". I have a live USB that can sucsessfully boot on another ...
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Grub errors during UEFI dual boot for Windows 8 (can't find command 'drivemap')

I have got a newly bought ASUS N56V with Windows 8 preinstalled. I needed to install Ubuntu so i partitioned the disk and after having disabled the Secure Boot option from Windows 8 i successfully ...
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How to install and use Ubuntu from a USB flash drive on Windows 8?

I'd like to fully install Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive, not create a LiveUSB, but to treat the flash drive as an external hard drive. I've read it's possible and I know my computer ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu 12.10

Below given are the steps which I followed to install ubuntu 12.10 with existing windows 8 in my machine. I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 into my disk and made it bootable from my usb by selecting that ...
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Install Ubuntu next to Windows 8 (UEFI dual boot)

Windows 8 is already jnstalled in UEFI mode on an Asus g55vw laptop. Sad but true, I need it - for now. Downloaded the last version of Ubuntu 12.10. Made a bootable CD from the iso-file. Reboot in ...
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Add an entry for Ubuntu on Windows 8 boot loader

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 by creating free space in Windows 8 and then using that space to create 3 partitions, one for SWAP, one for GRUB (mounting point is /boot) and one for the actual OS. I ...
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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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How does one burn an iso image to a dvd using windows 8? Specifically Ubuntu 12.04LTS [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable dvd for Ubuntu 12.04LTS using a Windows 8 machine. The download of the .iso went well, but now I need to burn it to a dvd. Instructions for Windows 7 say to right ...
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Is disabing Secure Boot needed for Ubuntu 14.04 dual-boot with Windows 8 UEFI

I've read some guides on dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8, but all of the guides I have read are about older versions of Ubuntu. They recommend disabling Secure Boot because there is a bug in the ...
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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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How to create a Windows 8 startup disk from ubuntu?

First of all, I'm not a windows fan. I just want to try windows 8. But I can't boot the usb after extracting the developer release with Unetbootin. The blogs mention a Windows 7 USB DVD tool which ...
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How to set up Ubuntu + Win 8 in virtualbox, when Win 8 is pre-installed?

I have a Samsung i3 Ultrabook. It runs Windows 8. I used to run Ubuntu in Virtualbox. I hate it. I want to run Ubuntu as host. But Win 8 should be running in Virtualbox (for Office + Acrobat). But the ...