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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“Invalid partition table!” error after attempting to upgrade to Ubuntu 21.04 alongside Windows 8.1

On my Dell Inspiron 5558 I used to have the double booting of Windows 8.1 alongside with Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS. Now I decided to upgrade the Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 21.04. However, I met some technical ...
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Boot problems, win8,win10,ubuntu, efi, gpt

I apologize as this I'm sure has been asked several times,it just seems I can't figure it out, I have win8, win10 and ubuntu, I installed debian once, before win8 I had win7, well, I add my boot ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 20.04 along with Windows 8

I have Toshiba satellite C50-A-1G6 PC which has a non recoverable Windows8. When I try to install the Ubuntu 20.04 , from USB ISO file. It checks first my disks and says: no errors found. After ...
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Unable to load Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 20.04

Help me to get back my Windows 8. Below is my Boot-Info report. boot-repair-4ppa125 [20201028_1739] ============================== Boot Info Summary =======...
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Running Ubuntu causes a 'Windows failed to load' screen. Windows 8

I decided to install Ubuntu using UNetbootin. After I installed, I tried to run UNetbootin from the OS selection screen. However I get this: I'm not actually trying to start Windows, so I'm wondering ...
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Windows 8 is on drive but won't boot after installing Ubuntu

I decided to install Ubuntu 20.04 on an unused partition on my C: drive. Ubuntu was working, but Windows doesn't boot. I decided to reinstall Ubuntu, but now neither will boot. I think that I want to ...
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Installing Ubuntu (UEFI)

I want to install Ubuntu 20.04, but I don't know how. I tried many times in the past without success. I have Windows 8.1 Pro Build 9600 (the PC came with Windows 10 Home). I have an Aspire GX-281 ...
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Unable to load Windows 8 after running bootrepair in through UBUNTU livecd/usb

I tried to install UBUNTU on my Windows 8 laptop using bootable Ubuntu USB. However during installation it told me that there is an EFI mismatch, so I quit the installation. However prior to that ...
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Cant install Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed on my laptop. I want to go back to Windows 8.1, but it doesn't work. When I put in my install USB it doesn't work. It says "Insert proper boot device". I ...
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Dual Boot (windows 8.1 and Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I am using a dual boot system, while using Ubuntu I want to access windows folders, data, etc. is it possible? how?
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Unable to boot ubuntu 19.10 in dual boot with windows 8.1

I had a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 19.10 with 90 GB of space. It was working perfectly fine. Then I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and I accidentally merged a 3.69 GB unallocated partition with a ...
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No grub bootload show when I turn on computer

I am new in Ubuntu. This is my first time experience. Installed Ubuntu 20.04 as dual boot; but, when I turn on computer, it directly opens with Ubuntu. There is no Windows 8 option and here is also ...
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How to install UBUNTU without LiveCD, LiveDVD or LiveUSB? [duplicate]

Context I'm using Windows 8.1 on a laptop with broken USB ports. I want to install UBUNTU and remove Windows. I tried to use Unetbootin but I got error 15 in the installation. Any help for a ...
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16.04: How to Mirror Windows 10 in Ubuntu

I want to project my windows screen to ubuntu and want to use it as a second screen wirelessly. Is it possible to do so? Suggestions are highly appreciated
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Problem creating a USB bootable disk for Windows 8 [duplicate]

I don't understand how to make my usb bootable for installing windows 8.1 pro again as whenever I am trying to make my usb bootable and try to boot from it, the computer says "no system disk or disk ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 installation “Install alongside windows option missing”

I am trying to install ubuntu 20.04 to my laptop which already has windows 8.1 installed. Ubuntu 18.04 was also installed, but I removed it completely in order to install 'clean' Ubuntu 20.04. Now ...
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Dual Boot Installation of Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I am trying to install Ubuntu Budgie alongside my Windows 8.1 but I'm facing some issues. I have Windows 8.1 on my laptop with three partitions as can be seen in the attached screenshot. I have ...
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Dual boot Windows 8+Ubuntu 18.04 no longer works with Secure Boot enabled

About three years ago, I managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 side by side with Windows 8 on a Lenovo laptop. Secure Boot was enabled and both OSs worked great. Some 18 months ago, an update to the ...
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Problem starting win8 ISO in VMware virtual machine [duplicate]

i have installed vmware workstation and trying install win8 like this : but i get this error: Unable to change virtual machine power state: This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled. ...
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Mount Windows partition, but cant see any files or data

Following a few guides elsewhere on Ask Ubuntu How do I access my Windows partition? and How to mount a windows folder in Linux, I can get as far a successfully "seeing" what sda* drive I ...
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Boot repair did not work to boot Windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1. I tested the different configuration of boot repair software, but Windows did not boot at all and I can only access Ubuntu. The report of boot ...
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Windows option not showing up in the boot menu (Dual boot)

I have installed ubuntu installed while ago. Windows 10 was previously running . One of my co worker was helping me dual booting ubuntu .But he probably messed it up somewhere probably ended up ...
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How to open Ubuntu Hdd from Windows OS?

I have an HDD with installed Ubuntu 18.04 and use it as an external OS to run from my macbook and any windows os. I can use “alt” button from the starting my macbook to use Ubuntu but I don’t know ...
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Remote connecting to Ubuntu 18.04 from Windows Remote Desktop: “login failed for display 0”

I have installed xRDP and supposedly activated it properly. I know the name and IP address of my remote Ubuntu. When I do get a connection through Windows RDP I am presented with a log-in screen and a ...
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BIOS not load after efibootmgr editing

I had Windows 8 on my laptop and recently installed Ubuntu on another partition but after that Ubuntu boots directly without any multiple boot selection page and Windows was no reachable. Then I ...
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Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause

I uninstalled Ubuntu by deleting the drive allotted for it from Windows Disk Management, but I guess I didn't delete grub. I ve tried several videos, but none of them worked for me. Windows Boot ...
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Cannot boot windows alongside ubuntu [duplicate]

Basically what I have is a very tricky situation. I have ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 as a dual boot. My win 8.1 have recently got into some problems and I cannot access safe mode neither windows ...
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“failure reading sector 0x728b6c0 from hd1” after dual boot

I have installed Ubuntu at the second SSD drive in my laptop, but when the Grub shows up and I choose Ubuntu - the following error appears: "error: failure reading sector 0x728b6c0 from hd1. You need ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after dual boot

My main OS is Windows 8. I have replaced my optical drive with the second SSD drive and installed Ubuntu 18.04 there. However, after finishing the installation process and restarting my laptop, I ...
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Can I repair Windows 8.1 boot from Ubuntu? (did not install Ubuntu)

My ASUS X551CA-SX024H laptop recently came across the following problem: while I was using it, in my W8.1 OS, it suddenly froze. I waited for like 20 minutes, and since nothing happened I pressed the ...
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USB Bootloader Dual-Boot

My goal: try to install Ubuntu on a separate partition of my laptop's HDD which would only be bootable with an inserted USB drive. This drive would contain GRUB and additional ext4 storage, without it ...
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Grub2 problem after reinstall Windows 8.1

I have a dual boot laptop with Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu 16.04. My Windows 8.1 crashed, so I had to reinstall it. After reinstall, Windows boot manager took over and grub2 not coming up any longer. Used ...
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Problem In Installing Ubuntu GCC [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu as a guest OS on Windows. Well I am getting this error when I try to install GCC:
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dual boot with ubuntu 16.04 and windows 10 . none of them boots

I have had windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04 for a while and it never had any problem. but all on a sudden from yesterday i ccan not get into my computer. Neither the windows nor the ubuntu would boot. ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 18.04 problem

I had a dual booted Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 machine. Last month I decided to uninstall and reinstall ubuntu due to some reasons. I deleted the disk ubuntu partition entirely and I also deleted ...
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cant boot directly into grub after ubuntu 18.04 install on pc with windows 8

after installing ubuntu 18.04 on my hp laptop with windows 8, the system doesn't directly go into the grub after reboot, it always boot into windows. The only way for me to access ubuntu is by going ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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