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Windows boot loader manager is deleted - at least this is how it looks like. Better to use the same recovery manager recovery disk(Windows 8) and then recover the Windows O/S. Once that is done - then install any flavor or Linux(i prefer and recommend Ubuntu). I see you are talking about Windows 10. Right now Windows 10 free upgrade is going on also - so ...


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It seems that you have deleted your windows boot-loader/manager! Ubuntu & Mint both identify Windows as Windows &/or System When correctly installed. This question is probably better off in Super User. Maybe somthing like... How to fix boot manager without harming Linux?


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Seems like you've done everything but the most basic: update GRUB. Boot into Ubuntu and run, in a terminal: sudo update-grub GRUB should recognize Windows.


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It's theoretically possible to use an MBR partition table in an EFI-mode boot; however, almost nobody does this, so it's poorly tested. Also, in my own (brief) tests with this method, it seems to produce more problems related to boot loader naming and NVRAM entries (as managed by efibootmgr in Ubuntu). Thus, it's not something I recommend. The saying "if it ...



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