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 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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Bugging windows after creating usb with ubuntu

So i created a bootable usb with ubuntu, booted, installed, done. Everything is fine. But then on the other notebook, i decided to create a Live Ubuntu USB drive with persistent data. I wanted to ...
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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 Win 8.1

I am trying to install Ubuntu Budgie alongside my Windows 8.1 but facing some issues. I have Windows 8.1 on my laptop with three partitions as can be seen in the attached screenshot. I have created an ...
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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 askubuntu here and here I can get as far a successfully "seeing" what sda* drive I think I need to mount and get it to work...but when I go through the directory ...
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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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Using Ubuntu 19.04 live usb drive to scrap data from an old Windows 8 machine

For some reason, my old Windows 8 machine won't boot into Windows anymore and I want to use a Ubuntu live usb to get my data off the machine. I have a 64gb usb drive and I want to partition it to have ...
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Ubuntu 18 - Remote Connecting from Windows Remote Desktop

enter image description hereI believe I have now installed xRDP and activated it properly and I know the name and IP address of my remote Ubuntu. When I do get a connection through Windows RDP I am ...
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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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Can I resolve a windows issue through linux?

I had win xp, win 8 and ubuntu all installed side by side in my machine. I formatted the disk that had Win xp. Now, I have a issue in booting win 8. It shows no installation media available. However ...
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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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Is there an Ubuntu equivalent for msconfig.exe?

I've only been using Ubuntu(18.04) for about a week on a HP Notebook 2000 and I really like the U.I. and architecture and wish to permanently install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 or 8.1. I currently ...
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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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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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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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[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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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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GNU grub (Can't access Ubuntu or Windows)

I have Windows 8.1 installed on the 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 ...

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