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Questions tagged [windows-8]

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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How do I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8.1?

I'm quite new to Ubuntu. However I really like it for its simplicity, usefulness and all that. I use Ubuntu on Virtualbox, but i'm sick of it stealing half my laptop resources, making both the VM and ...
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how to recover data from partition without permissions?

I have an internal drive with a partition I am no longer able to access: You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents Reason for it is a windows OS with fast boot. There are many ...
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Dual booting issue with windows 8.1 and ubuntu 18.04, EFI

I did dual booting with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 18.04, In BIOS i didn't disable Secure boot, 1st i installed windows 8.1, in disk manager i separated 1st partition for windows 2 partition for Ubuntu ...
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Steps to follow for Ubuntu installation alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I need help installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I've inserted the USB flash drive and started the installation process twice already. When it asks me to restart, I remove the USB and then it shows ...
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HP Pavillion PC - Not booting Ubuntu nor WIN8

I have Win8 and Ubuntu installed in my HP Pavillion desktop. After a recovery process of win8, Ubuntu was not booting anymore. I used Rescatux to fix it. After the fix, I was able to boot into Ubuntu, ...
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Cloning Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu dd

Will there be any problem/caveat when I have a hda disk with Windows 8.1 system and with a bootable flash disk I enter under Ubuntu system this command: dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=1M
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Can I use a formatted external hard drive on Windows? [duplicate]

I want to format a new external hard drive from Ubuntu and was wondering can I later use it on my windows system to transfer files?
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Windows 8 showing a blank screen after upgrading Ubuntu to 18.04 [duplicate]

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04 (which is installed alongside Windows 8) using Software Updater. Although the upgrade was successful, selecting Windows from grub shows a blank screen forever. ...
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Dual boot options not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 along with Windows 8.1 and after 3 to 4 times, it worked properly. But after it starts, it directly boots to the Windows boot manager then Windows. It does not show the ...
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unable to boot into windows 8 inspite of dual booting

I have a lenovo g505 with windows 8. I just downloaded and installed the latest version of Ubuntu(18.04 LTS) by following all the procedures of dual boot. Now when I want to go to windows, after ...
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Which iso file should I download for dual boot with Windows 8? [duplicate]

I want to dual boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu, but don't know which iso file should I use. My Windows 8 Specifications Are: OS - Windows 8.1 , 64 bit Brand - Lenevo Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4030U ...
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grub mode and no other os? even ubuntu 17.10 is not complete installed?

My Laptop: Sony Vaio E Series Issue: Directly loading into GRUB mode. grub> ls output: (hd0) (hd0,gpt1).....(hd0,gpt9) but no msdos think like (hdo,msdos1) Please help me to recover my laptop
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Windows 8 wont boot after installing Ubuntu

While this is a topics that has been covered in many other places, I have yet to find a solution that works for me. Essentially, I installed Ubuntu desktop on my computer today (A Lenovo U330p) and ...
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Why can it be harmful to use the same usb stick on both Ubuntu and Windows? [closed]

I keep a back-up of all my documents and images on an USB stick. Mostly, I use my Ubuntu PC, but occasionally, I use my Windows 8.1 PC. As a result, I save my files to an USB stick. For example, I ...
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Exclude directories from a shared folder

I have an Ubuntu 17 VM on Virtual Box, and my host OS is windows 8.1. I created a shared folder between host and guest OS. Now, can I execlude a sub-directory from being shared to windows ?
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Cannot fix fsck errors after system crashing

I have a dual partition with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 16.04. While updating and restarting Windows I forced to turn off my laptop by pressing the power button. After that Ubuntu presents a lot of ...
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“Install now” on “Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager” step closes the installation window

I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 with a USB on a ASUS laptop alongside Windows 8. During the choice of features for the installation, there is the window Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager. ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8 PE

I'm running Ubuntu 17.10 on my Dell Latitude E6410 and I'm new to Linux. I needed to boot into Windows to check a battery issue so I searched for a Windows live CD and I found this windows 8 PE (...
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Not bootable Ubuntu 16 LTS after install along with windows 8.1 64 bit OS

After install Ubuntu 16 LTS along with windows 8.1 64 bit OS.Its not bootable. I have install different partition but its shows ubuntu install successfully.When i start the computer only windows 8.1 ...
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Dual boot - Can not reboot into Ubuntu and can not find Ubuntu in the boot priority order Acer aspire

I've successfully installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 8.1 Acer Aspire from live bootable USB stick. But after Ubuntu installation (unplugged the USB device) when I restart the PC it took me to ...
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Failed installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

I was trying to install ubuntu 16.04.3 in dual boot mode on my PC which is pre-installed with Windows 8.1 by following this tutorial Everything was on its way, but suddenly ubuntu installer crashed at ...
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[Dual Boot]: Hanging purple screen when booting Windows

My laptop was initially running Windows 8 and I installed Ubuntu some years ago to dual boot. The dual boot was working fine (to access both Ubuntu and Windows). As I was less and less using Windows (...
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Replacing windows with ubuntu

Now I am running windows 8.1 on my laptop.I have 3 disks(C,D,E).Windows 8.1 files are in C disk.Now I want to replace windows 8.1 with ubuntu 17.10.1. How can I keep my D & E safe and install ...
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Can I just get rid of Windows altogether? [closed]

I tried to do a dual boot but I can't get into Ubuntu. Can I just wipe everything out and just load Ubuntu? I have a Sony VAIO laptop. I don't really need Windows for anything do I? would I have to ...
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Xubuntu only boots on Recovery Mode, how do fix it?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my Lenovo Laptop. When I boot the computer the Lenovo logo appears then the screen goes black. The only way I can get the computer to boot is through the Recovery Mode....
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ubuntu upgrade to 16.04, windows 8 does not boot

I have searched and read most of the threads about this problem. But my problem is different. Most people get the grub but it does not show windows boot option. However, in my case, the grub looks ...
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Create a USB bootable Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu live USB

I'm trying to make a USB Windows 8.1 bootable from a Windows 8.1 ISO file. My problem is that I don't have any OS on my PC, I just have a live-usb Ubuntu. And it is the problem, every tutorial, ...
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what option is recommended for Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on dual-booting PC [duplicate]

I have only one computer with windows 8 installed and i would like to install Ubuntu 16.04 (without hurting my Windows 8 ). Installing Ubuntu there are three Options: Option 1: Try before you install ....
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Trying to move Thunderbird profile from Windows [duplicate]

I did a clean install of Thunderbird on Ubuntu 16.04.3. I then deleted all of the files within the home.thunderbird (hidden) directory. I then copied the backup of the entire profile (from Windows) ...
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GNU Grub (Can't Access Ubuntu or Windows)

I have Windows 8.1 installed on my internal hard-drive of my computer and I had Ubuntu installed on an external hard-drive. I just moved my computer and turned it off and unplugged everything and when ...
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Want to recover my previous window as well as data [duplicate]

Hy, guys i am new here as well as to ubuntu... I am in big trouble..the problem i am facing is that i was installing a ubuntu from a bootable usb and meanwhile after two three setps i stuck so i ...
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Appearing blue screen of ubuntu while logging in windows in dual boot [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu - 16.04 in dual boot mode alongside windows 8. Initially there was no problem in logging in windows. But, when i upgrade my system, i am unable to logging in windows, a blue ...
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ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 (genuine) [duplicate]

Is it possible to run Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 (Genuine)? If yes can you please tell me what are the steps to do so?
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed Windows 8 on hp notebook. Then I installed Ubuntu in it in same boot mode. Now every time, it is booting with Ubuntu. It is not even opting the booting option. I don't know if my PC is ...
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UEIF Dual boot problems Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 8.1

Before I installed 16.04 I disabled fast boot, and secure boot in bios. The installation went great, and I had it do updates while installing. It rebooted, and the Grub menu came up with options for ...
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Cannot Login to Ubuntu 16.04

I have Dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 8.1. Both worked well and due to startup slow in windows I have turned on "Turn on fast start-up". Now when I try to login to Ubuntu, it says password is ...
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GRUB menu doesn't appear after I have booted into Windows once [duplicate]

I have a Sony laptop, where I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows. Both of them are installed in UEFI mode. Right after the installation, if I start my laptop GRUB shows up and provides me an option to ...
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Windows 8 suddenly stopped working on dual boot with Ubuntu 16 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu alongside my windows 8 computer (A DELL Vostro 5470 A-30), and everything got working well until suddenly one day Windows stopped working. I am not sure if it was due to an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 dual boot, boot menu not appearing after windows “refresh”. Looking for help in getting dual boot capability back

I can't get a boot menu to appear. Can anyone help me to restore it, or tell me how to be able to choose which OS to boot into at startup? I ran Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu together no problem for the ...
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error 0×c000000f for entering to windows 8, after installling ubuntu 16.04

I had windows 8 on my laptop, and wanted to install ubuntu 16.04 beside windows. so i chose "Something else" option while installation and I chose a disk for ubuntu and my mistake was that chose that ...
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Windows is not giving option for ubuntu

I was using windows 8.1 . I have dual boot my computer with ubuntu using something else option. When I restart my computer it automatically boots up with windows without giving any option to select ...
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Windows Boot Manager Breaks Ubuntu Boot Loader

When I ran Windows 8 the Ubuntu boot loader stopped launching Ubuntu and when I try to run Ubuntu again it says "Operating System not found". Is there a way to make it so that Ubuntu boots even after ...
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Will windows be deleted when upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04(LTS) to 16.04 [duplicate]

I've windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04(32bit) in my computer.I want to upgrade Ubuntu to 16.04 without losing my Windows and other data! I'm using GRUB My system is 64 bit! Will it be possible??
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Problem after UEFI dual boot installation

I tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS alongside the Windows 8.1 of my Vaio SVE15128CXS laptop. It is the first time I am trying to do this with an UEFI computer system, I read carefully the instructions ...
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After dual booting from Ubuntu to Windows nVidia GPU disappears?

I use Grub to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. When I first boot into Ubuntu, reboot, then select Windows 8.1 from Grub and try to play a game it complains there is no the nVidia GPU. In Ubuntu 16....
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Windows 8 require repair after install Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu along with my Windows 8.1. After installing Ubuntu and changed to boot priority to 1.Ubuntu 2.Window Boot, my Windows crash (Pic Provided). Whenever I choose the windows ...
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Windows 8 boot failure after install of lubuntu 17.04

I am new to ubuntu and all of linux. I installed lubuntu 17.04 onto my laptop that already had windows 8 installed, to have a dual boot system. (Due to windows 8 being pre-installed, I don't have an ...
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Dual boot when I try to go to windows it shows a black screen after the grub menu

So here's the story, I usually use ubuntu but for about 2 months I just used windows (I have windows 8), no particular reason. So I return on ubuntu yesterday, it asks me if I want to make some ...
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I am installing Ubuntu for the first time, i want it to be my main OS

So i have Windows 8.1 or something like that right now but it's a dirty version since i once have sent it to a friend to repair it for me, but this is not the reason why i want to switch, i do it ...
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How to correct time in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have two systems: Ubuntu and Windows 8.1. When I change the system from Windows to Ubuntu I have no problem with system time but when I change the system from Ubuntu to Windows the time is always ...