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EFI Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual-boot config with Windows 8.1 following the tutorial: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2227580 (I added an ext4 /home partition.) Even after step ...
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I cannot boot into Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, but when I reboot the computer I cannot switch between the two systems. How can I solve this problem?
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I have Installed Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu 14.04 but Grub doesn't show option to boot windows 8.1

I have Installed windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu as ubuntu was previously installed and the I installed windows 8.1 now upon repairing grub it do not show me the option to boot windows 8, it only shows ...
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wine program not running in fullscreen [duplicate]

So I'm fairly new to wine, and I'm having a problem with a few programs that don't want to run in fullscreen. The menu bar remains, the mouse doesn't move all the way to the left and the gray bar at ...
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RandR extension is too old- using xrdp to log into Ubuntu 14.04 with MATE desktop

I've got a rather hackneyed setup in order to run an Ubuntu 14.04 VM on my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with 3200x1800 resolution screen) with Hyper-V. Unfortunately, the screen resolution is so high ...
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How to dual boot my laptop with Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have some important files and software in my HP Windows notebook. How can I get Ubuntu to dual boot in my notebook without loosing any data?
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Will files created in windows open in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm currently considering switching totally to Ubuntu. The only thing holding me back is whether or not my photos, music, word processor, and other document files will open in Ubuntu. For example, I ...
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winUSB install error installation failed! exit code 512

I am unable to solve this problem, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04lts already tried as root and still have not had success winusb reports this error: Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 Log: Formating ...
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Everything's connected

I was wondering if I could create a complete setup with everything integrated. This is what I mean: The devices are: Desktop for both gaming and everyday usage. Desktop which is meant as a media ...
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Remembering Window Positions (and preferrably sizes, too) in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows and I am finding one thing to be very irritating. That is, when I open any application, it opens at the top-left of the screen. The first thing I ...
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Did my Ubuntu deleted the Windows partition?

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04, I chose the "something else" option and did create a new partition. But now, I seem to only have the Ubuntu as bootable. My PC only said there was 1 partition on the ...
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I deleted windows8 and installed ubuntu 14.04 but now I cant boot

Boot repair discovered this for me http://paste.ubuntu.com/7766025/ Every time I try to boot there is no boot device detected
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Ubuntu 14.04 - view at all the windows

See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FowVnfIbd4 This works when I have one workspace. I use more workspaces and then it does not work. How can I have a look at all the windows in all ...
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[14.04][kvm] Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Virtio 0.1-81: Becomes slow unexpectedly, CPU 100%

Ubuntu 14.04 Server kvm 1.0.3 Virtio 0.1-81 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 on guest becomes slow unexpectedly. Ubuntu 14.04 Server qemu-kvm 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1. amd64 libvirt-bin 1.2.2-0ubuntu13.1 Linux ...
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Need help booting into Windows

Needless to say I am fairly new to this. Here is the problem I have encountered. Was on Windows 7 and made a new partition for Ubuntu installation. After installing Ubuntu on the said partition I can ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Windows will not load - Loops prepairing to repair windows) Asus ROG G750JW

I have windows 8 on my first drive which is 1 TB and Ubuntu on the secondary drive which is 500 GB. I attempted installing grub2 and updating. (See pictures below to see partitions) I followed this ...
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How to enter firmware setup tool after installing in legacy mode

I installed ubuntu following the steps in the linked question below except I used a live CD rather than a USB drive: stuck in grub rescue mode after installing ubuntu alongside Windows 8 Now I am ...
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Can someone help me finish installing Ubuntu on my partitioned hard drive? [duplicate]

I currently have windows 8.1 and I had someone partition it for me and let me to download the newest Ubuntu and install in on the partioned drive D: everything installed right, then after rebooting ...
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Connecting to private IP's in Ubuntu 14.04 with Microsoft VPN

I have an installation of Ubuntu 14.04 configured with a VPN connection. I followed this article which seemed to pertain to Ubuntu 12.10 but the instructions seemed to apply for the new version as ...
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Problem installing windows after ubuntu [closed]

I want to instal both windows and ubuntu and i have a bit of a situation. I had ubuntu on my laptop and i understand that it is better to install windows first. Whenever i try to install windows i get ...
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Trying to access Windows 8 computer asks for password 14.04 LTS

I have installed Samba share on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - I can see my Windows machine via 'Browse Network' but when I double click the icon it asks me to verify my username, workgroup and password. The ...
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Can I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 with ubuntu 13.10 already installed? [duplicate]

The title is self-explanatory. I have Windows and ubuntu installed on separate partitions. Currently using the Grub bootloader to switch between OS. If there's any other information I need to provide ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I've tried reading around, but I haven't been able to find any solution that works for me. http://paste.ubuntu.com/7740463/
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Playing game emulators on a virtualized OS (Qemu/KVM)

I'm planning on assembling a machine for development testing and all kinds of software emulation. I already know what to choose in terms of hardware, and my initial idea is installing Ubuntu as the ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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Printing from Ubuntu to Windows server 2008 R2 over IPP generates print errors

I'm printing from Ubuntu 14.04 to a Windows 2008 (R2) and 2012 (R2) IPP print environment. Why do I see following message in the printer queue: "processing - print error" while the print job is ...
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UBUNTU LINUX 13.10 USB Boot Error

While I was trying to boot from my USB. After entering the choice of install UBUNTU alongside Windows. Then this Error shows up:GIVEN below and it again restarts nothing from Linux installation shows ...
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After install grub boot loader does not show

I' m having some trouble finalizing my Ubuntu setup. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 7 Acer, K95V and I just can't get to the boot loader. The current situation is that it just boots up ...
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I have a CD to upgrade to windows 8.1. Is it safe? [duplicate]

I brought a CD to upgrade my windows 7 to 8.1 pro, I use windows 7 alongside ubuntu on my PC. So if I proceed with the upgrade will the GRUB get damaged or only the windows 7 erases and 8.1 gets ...
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Delete Ubuntu from dual boot Windows 8.1 in GPT disk [duplicate]

I'm using Windows dual booting with Ubuntu. I have uninstalled, and at that time my disk was formated as MBR. After deleting all partitions of Ubuntu I choose to rebuild the MBR in my disk. That way ...
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not detecting windows 8.1,etc

Trying to install 14.04 version om my computer. I have one hard drive into three partitions. I have window 8.1 on my computer on the first partition. however, every time, I try to install version ...
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Find a file in Ubuntu

So My friend wanted to play Grand fantasia with him so I had downloaded it previously on windows, once the windows broke and I went to ubuntu I wanted to try and install it onto ubuntu thinking I ...
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cant boot windows 8 or ubuntu!

I 've recently bought a laptop with windows 8 and can't stand it. Though I need to keep it for some software I use at work.. I was advised to install ubuntu and have it set as dual boot. One ...
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Windows can't view secondary Ubuntu hard drive files

Currently I have two hard drives on my laptop one has Windows 8.1 on it and the second one has Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is when I boot into Ubuntu I can view and modify files on my Windows hard ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't join Windows Domain [duplicate]

I tried to make Ubuntu 14.04 join 2012 server domain. My first try: sudo apt-get install likewise-open5 Result: Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to ...
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Running ios and windows apps from ubuntu

Is there any way to compile windows or ios phone apps from ubuntu ? If "yes" what kind of program should I be using ?
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GRUB remains on drive after formatting , cant boot from cd/usb [duplicate]

I am trying to install Windows 7 on an old system, which had Ubuntu 12.10 on it. I accessed the drive with a cradle and deleted the partitions off of it, then formatted it to NTFS (For Windows). ...
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Re-install Windows 8 from image

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my l laptop that came with windows 8, but unfortunately windows 8 didn't survive, I don't have an installation disc, But I do have a backup image of windows 8 on an ...
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grub rescue error… with Ubuntu not installed

When I started up my computer today, I got the following message: error: no such device: dad66471-5aec-4a42-ae06-18d4d003626a. grub rescue> I searched for this error, and it seems to be ...
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Can't install Ubuntu in Lenovo ideapad s300

I can install only windows 8.1 in my laptop. I tried installing Ubuntu. It is booting from pendrive. After installing I can't access it. Only I can access to Windows 8.1 How to install Ubuntu?
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Could not boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8

[I'm a beginner to Linux] Hi I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 following instructions in here - http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html Without ...
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winload.exe is missing (corrupt?) after installing ubuntu as dual boot

I just installed ubuntu as dual boot with my Win8.1 pro installation. Both operating systems are installed on the same drive. Ubuntu runs fine (though I can't access any hard drives that windows ...
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install Window 7 after Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

Can I install Window7 on an existing Ubuntu 14 laptop by shrinking the Ubuntu 14 partition, installing Windows 7 into the created freespace, and running Boot Repair to get the Grub boot menu with both ...
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Copy share a file between Xubuntu Virtual Machine and Windows 8.1 host in VirtalBox WITHOUT Guest add-ons

Ubuntu! TL;DR at the bottom I'm on a Windows 8.1 host. I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine in Oracle's VirtualBox. The guest add-ons couldn't install properly. The CD shows all the time ...
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Dual Boot on Linux PC [duplicate]

When I bought my laptop it had Windows on it. I soon installed Linux as a second operating system on my computer, leaving Windows on it. Recently my hard drive crashed, so when I got a new hard drive ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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Can you Install Ubuntu From a USB on a Windows 8.1 Computer

I'm Having some problems installing Ubuntu on my Samsung Windows 8.1 computer. When I go into my BIOS setup menu, it doesn't have an option to boot from my USB. I am trying to download everything and ...
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Easiest way to move from Ubuntu to Windows? [duplicate]

For my study next year, my computer has to run Windows. It's a requirement. Right now, I want to get used to it a little more, so I plan on installing Windows preemptively. I'm currently running ...
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Lenovo Y510P: Battery wont charge past 60%

On my y510p, I set Lenovos battery software to "Optimize battery health" while I was in Windows 8.1. I forgot to change it before overwriting that partition with Ubuntu, and now my battery in Ubuntu ...
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No PARTITIONs found while installing, dual-boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04

SOLVED: See OP's Answer below I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I have a laptop that has been through various dual-boot configs. At one point, I was only running Linux Mint. ...