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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Stuck at bootloop after dual boot

Situation: I'm stuck at a boot loop after trying to set up a dual boot on my Thinkpad 470 using a Rufus bootable pen drive and Ubuntu desktop LTS. Goal: Be able to boot windows. Details: I have a very ...
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Partition to be used for dual boot

While dual boot... Is it mandatory to shrink C partition and install Ubuntu in the unallocated free space.... Or Can I install Ubuntu on D partition
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu after Windows - Ubuntu dual boot

I have installed windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 18.x Its version on my laptop at dual boot.. The installation was successful but when booted the system directly boots into windows 8.1 But when I enter boot ...
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Windows 8.1 overwriting bootloader

I have a hp laptop that came with windows 8.1 I have successfully installed ubuntu in another partition. The problem is whenever I turn on my computer it boots into windows 8.1 directly, no grub. So ...
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Installing ubuntu 18.04 by removing windows 8.1 [closed]

I just need to install ubuntu 18.04 by removing windows 8.1 from my machine. Which option will be good for me? creating partitions during installation or simply clicking on 'erase everything and ...
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After installing Ubuntu, can't boot Windows 8 at all!

I had Windows 8 running and then tried dual boot. Once Ubuntu was installed, Win 8 wasn't showing up in my GRUB loader, also not in the original laptop Boot Loader (Windows Boot Loader? - from there I ...
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Recover Grub dual boot UEFI Windows 8 + CSM installed Lubuntu 20.04

I have an old Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5105. It has the original Windows 8. I have just installed dual booting Lubuntu on it, selecting "Something Else" during installation. To be able to ...
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Dual boot Lubuntu and Windows on laptop with VGA screen - can not get the computer to start with Lubuntu

Having already several computers running Ubuntu/Lubuntu, I am not new to the installation of Lubuntu alongside with Windows, but still beginer! Today, I am stuck and would love the advice of the ...
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Now Windows 8 is not showing at the time of boot loading but showed a couple of days ago

On my machine, I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 20.04. Everything was going smoothly. At the time power on or restart, I was getting 2 options to choose from (Windows or Ubuntu). Due to COVID-19, I ...
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Bootloader install failed - ubuntu 20.04, boot-repair did not help

I'm having issues while trying to install ubuntu 20.04 alongside windows 8.1. I am compeletely new to this so i followed this tutorial (I should mention that I had no option to ,install ubuntu ...
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Does enabling Fast Boot have any effects on an Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

I'm not running a dual boot system, just Ubuntu on an old laptop that had Windows on it, I've noticed Fast Boot enables in BIOS (UEFI), does it do any harm if I keep it enabled and run Ubuntu only?
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How do I boot up Ubuntu from USB boot drive on Windows 8?

I am using an old Dell laptop with Windows 8.1, and I have a USB boot drive with Ubuntu ready to go. I tried to change my BIOS boot settings to use the USB, but I cannot seem to get it to work. For ...
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Installing Ubuntu to dual boot doesn't recognize existing Windows 8.1 system

First time attempted Ubuntu user here. I created a USB with the latest Ubuntu release as described in the tutorial. Disabled fast start up and secure boot. I have a "basic" not "dynamic&...
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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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