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1answer
105 views

Delete or move OEM partition on ASUS laptop

I bought an ASUS laptop (S550C) and I was planning to install Linux alongside Windows 8 (Win8 comes preinstalled) in dual-boot. The laptop has two hard drives and they come partitioned in the ...
0
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1answer
65 views

How to repair Windows partition after moving GRUB in different disk

I had a dual boot setup with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. The laptop has a normal HDD and a smaller SSD. Both OS were on the HDD. I decided to make a clean install of a newer version of Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
1
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3answers
64 views

Two Windows 8 installations on separate hard drives - failure to boot

My motherboard supports UEFI and I have 2 disks on it. I did the following steps: a) Installed Windows 8 via USB on hdd1 (Let 's call this WinA). Worked fine, booted fine multiple times. b) ...
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0answers
15 views

Removing OS X on Windows PC to make Windows bootable again

I have installed OS X by following this video, on an Intel Core 2 Duo machine with an ASUS motherboard. However, I am now unable to boot into my Windows. I'm getting a "boot file missing" error. Is ...
0
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1answer
122 views

Installing Linux on a Windows 8.1 laptop

I would like to clean install a Linux distribution as Ubuntu etc. My laptop runs Windows 8.1. I have two options in mind. Clean install or dual boot. My technical question is: My laptop have a 8GB ...
1
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0answers
140 views

Fedora 20 - bootmgfw.efi' not found - GRUB2

I have a problem with the bootloader after the installation of Fedora 20. Today I've installed Fedora 20 overwritng Ubuntu 14.04 without experiencing trouble. When I rebooted the pc, I noticed that ...
1
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0answers
60 views

Trying windows 7 dual boot on a windows 8 machine

I have a ThinkPad (T530) with Windows 8.1 with one HDD and this is what I have done to achieve dual boot with Windows 7 on this machine - On my main and only hard disk I created a new volume ...
1
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1answer
378 views

Unable to boot Windows 8.1 with GRUB, reboots everytime

I have two HD drives, one with Linux Mint Debian Edition, the other with Windows 8.1. I was able to boot both of them using GRUB, with no problems. Yesterday I tried to boot Windows after almost 3 ...
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1answer
42 views

Removing win xp after installing win 8 [duplicate]

I've win xp and win 8 installed at the same time (dual-boot) and now I'm thinking about removing windows xp and just keep windows 8 for the usage, The problem is that I'm unsure how to proceed on ...
0
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0answers
970 views

Dual booting Windows 7 & 8.1, using the Windows 8 Startup Options Menu, when Windows 8.1 is already installed and you want to add Windows 7

There are many excellent guides out there that explain how to dual-boot Windows 7 & 8. However, they are written for people starting with a Windows 7 installation and add a Windows 8 installation ...
0
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2answers
52 views

Automatically boot into Fedora instead of Windows 8

I have installed Fedora on a machine that has Windows 8 on it. Everything is fine except for the fact that it boots straight into Windows and I need to hit esc and pick Fedora if I want it to load up. ...
1
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1answer
88 views

Reinstall Windows 8.1 on PC with Ubuntu dual boot

On my PC I already have a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Now after a while, Windows is acting a bit sluggish and I want to reinstall it. I have a lot of data which I don't want to lose, so I ...
0
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0answers
48 views

Annoying sounds on boot in Windows 8 when set up with dual-boot with Fedora

I have installed Fedora 20 on my HP Envy laptop. After every reboot from Fedora to Windows 8 my headphones don't work and my loudspeakers squish. I've heard this problem can be caused by PulseAudio ...
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1answer
38 views

Why Windows is not booting from the disk

After Ubuntu 13.10, my Windows 8 was not loading properly. So I decided to repair Windows by booting from the disk. When I starts my system it ask to press any key to boot from CD or DVD. When I press ...
1
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0answers
30 views

windows 8 product ID error with evaluation copy

I've got a toshiba satellite c855d, that came pre-installed with windows 8. I accidentally deleted it when installing Ubuntu. I bought windows 7 (and downloaded the stupid drivers), and now I ...
1
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0answers
317 views

Windows 8.1 and Kali linux dual boot issue on Lenovo y410p

I have a lenovo y410p with nvidia 755m after installing kali linux which by the way works perfectly I decided to check out my Windows 8. It had been split in half horizontally with the bottom half ...
0
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1answer
203 views

How to boot from DVD in Lenovo Y560 laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 8 from a DVD in my Lenovo Y560 laptop. However I'm unable to boot from DVD no matter what boot sequence I put. These are the following options I have. 1: USB KEY : 2: ...
1
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2answers
138 views

Windows 8 thinks there's another installation on my other HDD

I have 2 drives, and SSD which is my boot disk and another drive for my data. Data drive only has data and only ever has had data, never has an OS been installed on it. I installed a new SSD (removed ...
0
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0answers
82 views

dual boot preinstalled windows 8 laptop with windows 7

I am having a hard disk in gpt partition style and Windows 8 is pre-installed in uefi mode. While trying to dual boot using usb bootable disk(using rufus,gpt partition style,fat32),it displays ...
1
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0answers
946 views

Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
0
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2answers
256 views

How to dualboot Windows 8 and Linux on HP laptop

My goal is to have Windows 8 and Debian Stable installed on my work laptop in a dualboot setup. My setup is: OS: Windows 8.1 Enterprise N Laptop model: HP EliteBook 850 G1 (no secure boot) Disk: 170 ...
0
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2answers
4k views

Installed/Updated Windows 8 UEFI after Ubuntu - Restore GRUB

So, I had a laptop with Windows 8 OEM copy obviously installed in UEFI configuration with GPT partitioning. A little while ago I installed Ubuntu 13.xx(the latest one) alongside it and GRUB ...
0
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0answers
42 views

Win7 / Linux Dual Boot: Add Win8

Right now I have Win7 and Mint 15 xfce installed on a SSD. The SSD is set up as the first boot device in the BIOS and has GRUB on it. So far this works fine, but now I want to add Win8 to the picture. ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Windows 8.1 UEFI x64 & Windows XP x64 Dual-Boot

I want to add option to boot in XP into the Win8.1 boot menu. So I have 2 drives: On the first one I have installed Windows 8.1 x64 UEFI; And on the second - Windows XP x64. Following is what I ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Fedora 19 Won't boot after installation? [duplicate]

I installed Fedora 19 on the same hard drive of an already built in Windows 8 laptop.When the installation for Fedora was complete,I restarted the computer,and I forgot to install grub.Now whenever I ...
0
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1answer
784 views

Dual Boot Linux and Windows 8 on ASUS laptop (Windows 8 Installed)

I'm having trouble locating information on installing linux on a ASUS laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I'd like to (1) retain the existing Windows 8 partition since its loaded and configured to my ...
0
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2answers
434 views

Whats the easiest way to make a multi-boot UEFI Windows/Linux/Mac (Universal) DVD/BD?

I can find tons of programs to make such USBs, but some computers I work with (Like an older netbook) Wont boot specific OS's from USB. But I want to fill up a BD rom disc with various forms of ...
0
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2answers
131 views

Separating Linux Mint and Windows installation at hardware level

I have Windows 8 installed on one of my HDD and I want to install Linux Mint on my unused SSD. The point is, I want to install another operating system to the unused hard driver in a way, that it ...
0
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2answers
435 views

How to setup robust Windows time synchronization?

I have an incorrect time on my Windows machine. I'm not sure how to specify the proper timezone and setup an NTP synchronization. When i'm using a dualboot configuration with Linux (Ubuntu) my time is ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Want to dual boot: Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 13.10, but can't boot from flash drive and hard drive is reported as “full”

PC won't boot "bootable" flash drives. Hard drive is "full" and "140TB". â €Goal: Dual boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 13.10, have functional hard drive Question may {contain, miss} (ir)relevant ...
2
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2answers
263 views

How to boot windows after uninstalling ubuntu?

I am using windows 8 system and I tried to install ubuntu by making a separate partion. But after deleting the partitions created for Ubuntu, it is still trying to load ubuntu and not windows. If I ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit + Windows 8 64 bit dual boot [duplicate]

Please don't close this question if you find similar questions elsewhere. If I am duplicating, please guide me to the right path and I will close this question by myself. I have tried a lot of ...
0
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2answers
209 views

Install Windows XP alongside Windows 8

I have a 64-bit CPU, but my computer has 32-bit Windows 8 installed. Could I somehow trickily install another Windows XP 64-bit alongside that? I want to do this because I almost never use the ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

How can multiple windows 8 installations exist on 1 system without interfering with each other?

The Windows 8 installation that was supplied with a particular machine is locked with no admin privileges so to enable personalised use of the hardware I need to have a completey separate version of ...
0
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3answers
785 views

VMWare vs Dual Boot

I have a Lenovo Y510p having 8GB of Ram, 4th Generation Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT755M GDDR5 2GB, and 1TB of HDD. It has Win8 on it. I need to use Ubuntu also. So i am thinking of dual booting ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Windows boot manager and two hard disks

here's my situation: I had an HDD with Windows 8 installed (UEFI mode). I bought a SSD and wanted to do a clean install of Windows, so I thought that disabling the HDD and leaving the SSD as the only ...
0
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0answers
733 views

Getting newly installed OS (Mint 13) to show up as boot option (Samsung NP470 with Windows 8)

I bought a new Samsung NP470R5E with the intent of installing Linux. Okay, make a bootable USB of Mint 13 KDE since the computer has no CD/DVD drive. Eventually, I figure how to boot from the USB. On ...
1
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1answer
192 views

Windows 8 offers to format Linux partition [duplicate]

I installed Windows 8 and Linux dual boot on UEFI system. Windows 8 recognizes Linux (btrfs) partitions as unformatted D: and E: and offers to format them when I accidentally click on them. I'm used ...
0
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0answers
130 views

Install VMware Player image as a dual boot OS?

Ok so I have Ubuntu installed on VMWare in my Win 8 PC. Now, I want to dualboot it with Ubuntu but with the exact same configs, apps and data as on my VM. How do I do that? Is there any way I could ...
1
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1answer
163 views

Bios Boot Selection Menu?

I have two HDDs, one with Windows 8 installed on it, and one with Ubuntu 12.10 installed on it. Seeing as Ubuntu is not installed alongside Windows, I can only assume that Windows doesn't even see ...
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votes
1answer
135 views

EFI Win 7 and 8 two HDs secure mode

How can I create a 2 hard-drive dual boot system with Windows 8 and Win 7 64bit in UEFI secure mode? I want to be able to choose which hard-drive with F12 (like with non-UEFI systems). Will I see ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

How to have an Ubuntu installed first, then have a Hidden Windows Operating System?

How to have an Ubuntu installed first, then have a Hidden Windows Operating System using TrueCrypt or something else? I have tried twice, but just didn't come up with what I'm expecting. Currently, I ...
1
vote
1answer
644 views

Windows 8 won't install on Lenovo E430

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. Today I downloaded Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8.1 Professional (yes, really, read on) from DreamSpark. But when I boot ...
0
votes
0answers
446 views

How do I fix dual boot startup for Ubuntu installation on Windows 8 Laptop

I have a Lenovo laptop with preinstalled windows 8 64bit- I did an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 - however after installation I was faced with the GRUB loader. From the Grub loader if I try to start up ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Pre installed Windows with separate boot partition. Is it safe to format boot?

I have bought a PC with pre-installed Windows 8. When I booted to Parted Magic I see windows uses a separate boot partition. Is it safe to format it to ext2 and install grub there? Will chainloader ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Dual boot Windows 7 on pre-installed Windows 8 laptop

I have a newer HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I want to dual boot Windows 7 with it, but am unable to boot to the USB. To start with, I downloaded an .iso from Microsoft that I then copied ...
0
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2answers
182 views

Install ubuntu with Windows 8 secure boot issue

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo laptop alongside Windows 8 which was already preinstalled. I chose Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It went smoothly until I got a message: Installation ...
2
votes
3answers
169 views

Does second os harm my recovery partition?

i've bought Asus N56VZ recentyl but pre-installed Windows 8 didn't cover my expectations so I've decided to install higher version of Windows 8 on my hdd's second partition but i'm wondering about ...
2
votes
1answer
983 views

Dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 with EFI. Got “error: unknown filesystem” and grub rescue prompt

This is a Toshiba Satellite S855-S5381. Windows 8 was already installed and then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside it. During this process I was informed to make sure to turn off Windows fastboot ...
0
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0answers
44 views

windows drive is shown as free space whie installing ubuntu

My problem is I have this Lenovo G580 with default OS as Ubuntu. I formatted this recently to freshly install Windows 8 and Ubuntu. Windows 8 is installed and when I run Ubuntu live usb, at the ...