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So it seems to boot directly to Windows. No, it does not directly boot to Windows 8. If you shut down your computer properly (no standby), it should boot like any other computer before, including performing a power-on self-test (POST). The only difference is, that UEFI machines can perform this whole process much faster. Branding = Confusion A source ...


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Solved by OP in comments Thanks I unpacked a new USB and it work this time... thanks again! – Mr.Latta in response to this comment: OK do you have another USB to try or a DVD


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You have erased Win8 partition according to your image :(


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So I resolved in the simplest way: let boot mode UEFI enable, secure boot enable in bios added the USB boot file of the distribution I want to install as trusted for executing: My bios is: Phoenix SecureCore Tiano Setup under Boot I flag Boot Mode UEFI Secure Boot ENABLE under SECURITY i select: "Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing" in "Available ...


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I thought it was impossible as with UEFI you are supposed to use gpt. But you are using the efi partition on the sda gpt partitioned drive to boot an Ubuntu install on a MBR(msdos) drive. Better to have sdc as gpt partitioned and include its own efi partition at beginning of drive so it could boot without sda. Some disconnect other drives, other partition ...


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After doing some research, I found out that the problem was with me having dual boot with windows 8.1. Found the answer on this thread. As it turned out, I already had disabled Fast boot in Windows 8.1. In addition to that, I discovered I had to fully turn off from Windows and then turn on the laptop again. Restart does not work. Marking this as the answer. ...


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I had a similar problem. My Notebook uses EFI and there are entries named HDD and Windows8 Loader. Check if Windows8 Loader has a higher priority than your HDD.



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