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If you successfully update the BIOS, result will be the same what ever way you choose, just follow the instructions. Don't worry and upgrade it from Windows. BIOS is loaded before operating system and it is an independent software. About the compatibility, if you made any changes from default BIOS setup, you should make notes, so you can make the same ...


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To boot a Sony VAIO from a USB stick you need to: Shut down Windows. Insert an Ubuntu LiveUSB Turn the laptop on using the "ASSIST" button (not the power button). Select boot from external drive. Then follow Ubuntu installation manuals.


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It shouldn't screw your your dual boot, but in my case it did. However, I was able to restore everything without data loss. My report about it can be found here (look down at the comments) Here is a copy/paste of my issues Let me write about some of problems to help other people who might encounter the same issues. My computer came with Windows 8 ...


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I'm not familiar with the utility you're using, but my suspicion is that it's creating a disk that lacks an EFI boot loader; or perhaps it includes the EFI boot loader, but something else about the disk's format is preventing your firmware from finding it. Since I'm not familiar with the tool you're using, I can't comment on it, but there are many others you ...


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So the link @Pilot6 shared worked for me. Somewhere in that long post I read that one of the problem might be that your windows partition is damaged so I checked and repaired it. After a reboot I could select to install Ubuntu alongside windows. I am writing this very post from my Ubuntu installation. Thanks a lot ! So if anyone else has this problem, ...


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can I now reenable secure boot? Sure. From the 1st link below: It is not required to disable SecureBoot in the firmware to install Ubuntu on a Windows 8 machine. Ubuntu 12.04.2+ are SecureBoot-compatible. Any machine that ships with the recommended Microsoft Third-Party Marketplace keys in firmware will be able to boot Ubuntu under SecureBoot. If ...


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Yep, there should be no issues. I dual booted 8.1 and KUbuntu 15.04 for a while and even managed to uninstall it when I didn't need it anymore to just have Windows 8.1 with no issues. All while on UEFI, I didn't try it on ATA though but both ways it should work flawlessly.


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You should be able to dual boot. Did you leave fast boot in UEFI on. That often is the major issue, as booting Windows is required to be fast per Microsoft. And then vendors rely on Windows menu entry to get into UEFI. But when Windows does not work? And did you leave fast startup in Windows on? You may be able to directly get into UEFI with full power ...


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I'm afraid you've accidentally deleted Windows from your computer. In your Boot Repair output, lines 57-61 show your partitions, which include an EFI System Partition (ESP) to hold your boot loaders (/dev/sda3), a 14GiB root (/) partition (/dev/sda1), a /home partition (/dev/sda4), and a swap partition (/dev/sda2). There are no Windows partitions among that ...


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The EndEntire error: premature end of file and EndEntire error: cannot load image messages might indicate a problem that needs to be fixed from the Windows side -- namely, damage to the Windows boot loader. (OTOH, if you have a backup of your EFI System Partition, or ESP, from before the error occurred, you may be able to recover by restoring that backup. ...



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