Setup Installation :: Installing Ubuntu In Windows 8?

Jan 27, 2013

I have just had limited success installing Ubuntu 12.10 onto an external diskon my new Samsung (series 3) Windows 8 laptop.

The secure boot and fast start up have been disabled.

The situation now is that Windows or Ubuntu will not boot up after pressing the power button, when doing this I get a dark screen with the following message:

error: no such device: 6dada016-95df-4ef5-a343-4a77e8afd396
grub rescue >_

I can now only boot up either program by hitting the F10 key directly afterpressing the power button, I then have to select one of the options in the boot options before themachine will boot (both systems boot up as normal when following this option).

if the external drive is not plugged into the USB port I want mylaptop to boot directly into Windows 8. Can this be achieved?. I would like to start Ubuntu through the settings, change PC settings option.

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Boot After Installing Ubuntu?

Feb 8, 2013

Since I installed Ubuntu onto my computer, I couldn't boot the Windows 8. I tried installation DVD to repair, but it didn't work. I tried these solutions; solution1, solution2, none of them worked either. I tried refreshing, it stopped at 37%.

When I use diskpart to list partitions from command prompt via the installation DVD, I chose the right partition, but I couldn't activate it.

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 With Ubuntu 12.10 Already In Place

Jan 28, 2013

I'm wanting to upgrade my laptop to Windows 8. I currently have Ubuntu 12.10 installed alongside Windows 7. I've had a lot of trouble getting ubuntu installed and working (AMD graphics ) so I'd like to just leave that as is.

Is it possible to just install windows 8 over W7 in the same partition? How do I go about doing that? Is it as straight forward as just putting the disk in or is the whole secure boot thing going to cause issues? I want to do a clean install rather than using the upgrade assistant to install Windows 8 over W7.

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Setup Installation :: Wiped Windows Partition While Installing Ubuntu?

Apr 18, 2014

I have managed to wipe my Windows partition while installing the latest release of Ubuntu (v14.04). I've had my HDD split in two with both Windows 8 (updated to 8.1 Update) and Ubuntu and dual-booted between them for over a year.

During the Ubunut install it informed me that I had a previous version of Ubuntu and would I like to wipe the partition that it occupied and install cleanly. I chose that. It also offered a chance to use free space. Now, why I accepted that I don't know but the definition of free space seems to include any other partitions on the drive and didn't warn of this either!

The upshot is that I now have a 1TB drive with no Windows on it. I've lost all my email, pics etc etc.

I tried using my rescue DVD that I created from within Windows and at 29% I am asked to insert the second disc. I don't have a second disk. I had to force my laptop to power down in order to do anything. In order to get online I ended up installing Ubuntu again and it definitely shows no Windows partition.

I've already ordered a retail copy of Windows 8.1 and I'm hoping that I can install this with no issues on what is effectively a clean drive. Am I correct in that assumption? Is there anything else I can try that might rescue it?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17r SE that is out of warranty so no support from Dell.

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Setup Installation :: System Reserved Partition Gone After Installing Ubuntu

Mar 15, 2014

I have a custom PC I built and I was running 8.1 on it. I have to drives a 120gb ssd that had windows on it and I have a 1 TB that had the 350mb system reserved partition and 2 other partitions I had for data and a boatload of free space. I wanted to try and install Linux Ubuntu on the 1tb hard drive. I did a custom install on it because I didn't want it to delete my existing partitions so in the install I made 2 partitions for Ubuntu, after I installed it my 2 data partitions are gone and I don't know what happened with the 350mb system reserved partition.

On that disk now is the 2 Linux partitions and a 150mb partition that I can't tell what it is. But now I can't boot into windows, even when I go from bios. My question is in that system reserved partition is that where the bootmgr is? Because I did nothing with the ssd where windows is and I get a no operating system error when I try to boot off it. How I can fix that disk if the system reserved partition isn't on it.

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Setup Installation :: Using Dual OS Of Windows 8 And Ubuntu

Mar 23, 2014

I've had this Windows 8 computer for a while and I've decided that I want to dual-OS Ubuntu 13.10, but how to partition disks or backup system images or anything like that. I'm not even sure how to check what kind of ASUS my laptop is, but I'm fairly certain it is compatible with Ubuntu. If I can, I'd like to avoid using external hard-drives and CD's because I don't have easy access to either.

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Setup Installation :: Switch From Ubuntu To Windows Without Using DVD / USB?

Jan 6, 2013

I decided to pass on Windows 8 because my laptop is not working properly with Ubuntu (When you turn on or when the charger is on and connected his laptop so restart (P.S. When a car is on and run virtual "VirtualBox" and connect the charger stays lit))

And I would like to know how can I switch from Ubuntu to Windows without using DVD / USB?

P.S. The laptop is Toshiba Satellite A300 PSAG0E.

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Setup Installation :: How To Dual Boot Windows 8 And Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Oct 12, 2013

How come the thread has been marked solved?

There are several videos on youtube explaining how, here is just one:

How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 to Dual boot alongside Windows 8 - YouTube

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Setup Installation :: How To Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Alongside Windows 8.1

Feb 20, 2014

How can I install linux ubuntu alongside windows 8.1.I already have all the things required like bootable CD/USB , linux ubuntu 12.04 LTE.iso .

The problem with it is that in most of the youtube videos i have seen , is that they say about not having more than 4 partitions.But currently it shows in my computer management that i have so many partitions. And i have heard some of the people crashed their system while installing it.

My Laptop Specs :-
6GB Ram
Intel i5 3230m
Amd radeon hd 8570 and intel graphic

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Setup Installation :: Unable To Boot Ubuntu 14.04 Form USB On Windows 8.1?

May 12, 2014

I have problem about booting from usb. I will add a short video about what is going on when I am trying to boot from usb but first let me show you picture of my system information.

I have tried 2 different usb to boot and one of them is shown in boot page but not opened the other one act like it does not exist. First usb worked on 2 different computer. Second one haven't tried on an other computer. I am using Universal USB Installer which is recommended by Ubuntu to creat bootable USB.

NOT 1: I wrote "Ubuntu" bu I think problem is not realated with what kind of bootable OS has it in.

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Setup Installation :: Dual Boot Windows 8 / Ubuntu - Partitioning

Jan 21, 2013

Windows 8, linux, Partition....I would like to use my new laptop with windows 8 pre-installed to the following:-

Create a Dual Boot Windows 8 / Ubuntu- Create on my C drive (unique drive on my laptop):*a partition for the system*one for Windows 8*one for Data and *last one for Ubuntu OS

My aim is :-to install VmWare on Windows 8 and run Checkpoint Splat with virtual machines to perform CCSA labs.- to install GNS3 on Ubuntu for CCNP labs but with GNS3 accessing files in the Data partition.

I have a Toshiba Satellite with 750Gb and 8 Go RAM.According to you what's the best size for my partitions?Is there a better way to partition my C drive regarding my aim?

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Won't Detect Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick

Apr 24, 2014

So I'm trying to run dual OS on my new windows 8 machine. I made a bootable Ubuntu 14.04 usb stick using Rufus, disabled secure boot and proceeded in attempting to install the system. However, (settings->general->advanced startup->use a device) won't detect my bootable USB. It won't boot from it at startup either, no matter how much I fiddle with the UEFI settings.

Well, I guess that is not entirely true, as I managed to get it to boot and install ubuntu after switching the UEFI boot settings to legacy boot. But windows 8 does not work under that option, so I'm having to go and change the UEFI boot setting every time I wish to use a different OS.

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Setup Installation :: Dual Boot Windows 8 And Ubuntu On Laptop

Aug 25, 2013

I have been researching installing Ubuntu alongside Win 8.on my daughters laptop. I already boot Ubuntu & Win 7 on my desktop pc, but I have read some horror stories about installing Ubuntu with Win 8., mostly in regard to the uefi boot system in Win 8., as well as, its a laptop as opposed to desktop.

I have been told that i must enter the bios first and disable secure boot. Most of the tutorials I have read are very complex. Then i read a tutorial from this website, dated 2011 that appeared to be simple, and similar to my own Ubuntu/Win 7 installation, however it was dated 2011.

Dual Boot Windows 8 And Ubuntu : Windows 8 Guides

The only difference with my intended installation is that I will use a dvd as my Pc does not have a USB Boot option.

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Setup Installation :: DUAL BOOT With Ubuntu 12.10 - Windows 8 Not Booting

Sep 13, 2013

I have a big problem since 9/9 and I just can`t fix it.

I have a dual boot system and use Windows 8 as my main OS and on the other ssd I have ubuntu 12.10 installed.

My issue started because I completely forgot that I had ubuntu installed on the other ssd (didn`t use it anyway) and tried to raid the now I can`t boot anything and I do need to restore my Windows 8.

I have a usb recovery disk which allows me to use cmd but I don`t know how to use to recover my Windows 8 so that`s why I am here.

I ran diskpart on cmd it it shows both disks and both are ONLINE.

Ran chkdsk /f but i keep getting an error and chkdsk does not run

I have asus P8Z77-V LX UEFI Mobo
Intel rapid Smart technology (RST), Intel Smart Connect Technoly is disabled.
CSM is ENABLED ( it was AUTO) and boot device control to UEFI and LEGACY OpROM.

Secure Boot is disabled and I changed the OS type to OTHER OS and also tried WINDOWS UEFI MODE. The setup mode is EZ MODE.

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 - Error Oxc00001 After Install Ubuntu 14

Aug 28, 2014

I upgraded my HP windows 7 pre-installed to windows 8.01. I tried ubuntu 13 using wubi then i removed it but once I switch on my pc , I get windows 8.01 then ubunto( which fails to boot due to windows boot error) I kept booting windows 8.01 that was working fine till I installed ubuntu 14.04 after I left an allocated partition for it to install. I made manual partition using the free space and installed ububtu. After installation, I did not find grub and I got black screen: windows fails to start ; oxc000001. after I used boot repair cd, I fixed my ubuntu and brought back grub. now the situation is I find grub 2 with ubuntu that I can access but the windows 8.01 load is not working. All my files are in windows. how to get windows 8.01 back to boot? I tried repair disc but it did not fix it stating disk error and partition drive missing.

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.10 On 2 SSD Drives?

Jan 24, 2013

I currently have a machine installed with Windows 8 pro 64 bit installed on one Samsung 840 pro SSD. Works great. I recently added a second Crucial m4 SSD and would like to install Linux on it... I am having major issues doing so mainly because of UEFI... and when installing Linux it does not see Windows 8 installed on any drive therefore making it rather difficult to install both OSes.

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Setup Installation :: Changing / Upgrading From Linux Ubuntu To Windows 8?

Sep 15, 2014

So I have linux ubuntu on my little homemade computer and finally was able to get a copy of windows 8.1 and how to just get rid of my ubuntu machine and boot windows I'm not trying to dual boot I just want to have windows on my computer finally.

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Setup Installation :: Boot Ubuntu From Win 8 Bootloader

Jul 1, 2013

I have the blue win 8 bootloader with my os's but this is what it says when I choose Ubuntu

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Setup Installation :: How To Reinstall Ubuntu Without Affecting 8.0 Partition

Apr 10, 2014

I have Ubuntu Linux and Windows 8 running on my laptop in Dual boot. Now I want to re-install Ubuntu without affecting Windows 8 partition.

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Setup Installation :: How To Remove Ubuntu Without Recovery Partition

Jun 25, 2014

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few weeks ago and I was happy about it, but I need to sell this PC and I need to install Windows in it. The problem here is that I erased the recovery partition by accident and I can't install Windows with a CD because my computer doesn't have a disk case, the model of my PC is Lenovo Yoga 11s.

I tried to make a booteable Windows 7 USB with Unetbootin, but the BIOS doesn't let me boot from the USB slot. My BIOS configuration was in Legacy Support and my USB was the priority to boot. My USB was formatted in NTFS. When I open the boot menu it take me to the Grub of Ubuntu.

I don't know what else to do... I just need to install Windows, it doesn't matter if is 7 or 8.

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Setup Installation :: OS Choose Option Shows Ubuntu Also After Deletion

Feb 1, 2013

I previously used ubuntu in my Windows 8 Pro and Windows got many errors so i deleted the folder of ubuntu..did not uninstalled and all that. now it shows ubuntu on OS choose Screen. then i thought installing Ubuntu would overwrite the existing one..but sadly i have two Ubuntu is empty and another is working.

Now, how can i edit that screens setting. by setting i dont mean going to advance setting and choosing default os. I want to edit like in Windows 7, boot.ini file.or If there's any other way to remove that empty Ubuntu from the OS choice Option

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Setup Installation :: Remove Ubuntu Boot Option From OS List

Feb 2, 2013

I had ubuntu within my windows 7 earlier. Later when i installed windows 8, i formatted the partition ( E: ) in which ubuntu was installed, since the wubi uninstaller was not working. Still when i start my system, it shows ubuntu listed in the boot list. I tried to load it once. It gave an error. There is no error when i select the default windows 8.

Now i checked the boot option in the msconfig as per the thread, but only windows 8 is listed there, no ubuntu. But still it is listed in the boot menu. I tried the disk manager, the only partition without NTFS file system is the one with status "healthy (OEM partition)". I dont know whether its a ubuntu partition. And there is no option to delete it also. No other ubuntu partition. I want to remove the ubuntu boot option from my os list. How to do it?

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Setup Installation :: Can't Install Ubuntu From USB On Samsung Series 7 Chronos

Jan 16, 2014

So I downloaded the ISO and burned it via unetbootin. I go into bios and change the following settings: disable fast boot, and make the OS selection CMS make USB boot first Then when i boot, it just boots back to windows 8. I also noticed that once I reboot back into bios, the USB is not set to first boot as I set it initially.

By the way I have a Samsung Series 7 Chronos with nividia graphics.

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 In SSD From HDD Whose OS Is XP

Feb 17, 2014

I bought SSD and I want to install windows 8.1 there.

I have HDD which runs windows XP. I have no usb, no ODD.

I think I have to boot a setup file instead of windows XP but I don't know how to do it.

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8.1 As Non-UEFI

Nov 18, 2013

Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 as Legacy with MBR? Or only as UEFI with GPT? I'm kind of confused with all this UEFI business, I always used MBR in my Windows installations. Also, Truecrypt does not support UEFI, so if installing Windows 8.1 I should do it as legacy.

Also, how can I control during the install process if I want to set my system installation as UEFI or Legacy?

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 - Installing SSD With Linux

Sep 15, 2014

I wonder if i could hook up my new Kingston SSDNOW W300 120Gb ssd to my main computer with windows 8 ( Crappy 1Tb Seagate SSHD ) And install linux on the ssd. So when me and my friends motherboard finaly arrive i will be able to just hook up the ssd and go right into linux?

Also I want to be able to temporarily play around in linux with the main computer ( Boot into linux instead of win 8. ) to play around and install the things i want.

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Setup Installation :: Downloading And Installing Windows 8 OEM

Mar 20, 2014

I got a Laptop pre-installed with Windows 8, but i deleted it and installed a Linux distro because its better for what i do. BUT i love gaming, and gaming on Linux is difficult. So i want to re-install Wondows 8.

Where can i download Windows 8 64bit legally? I know how to burn to disk and install with the key saved on my Laptop.

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Setup Installation :: Error While Installing Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Jan 20, 2013

I have downloaded Windows 8 Pro 64-bit through the students/partner site and burnt it on a DVD. When I boot from it though I get many types of errors....the most common is 0xc0000098 that says that my PC needs to be repaired and that one or more files are missing or contain errors...I have also tried burning 3 different dvds with different programs to make sure it's not a program's fault but still with no results..

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 On HP G62 Notebook?

Mar 10, 2013

I'm trying to dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 in the same machine.

Before doing something this risky on the host computer I tried to install Windows 8 in a VM using VirtualBox but I got an 0x0000005d error similar to the screenshot below:

which means my CPU doesn't seem to support the NX (Non-eXecute) or XD (eXecute Disabled) bit feature (or at least doesn't have it enabled).

I proceeded to check with CPU-Z and going to the model page on HP's website and both of them seem to imply that the NX feature is available for my CPU.

Here's the CPU-Z screen:

The problem is that even though I have the "Hardware Virtualization" feature enabled in the BIOS, it seems like there's no option available regarding said NX (or XD) bit by default. The BIOS software is InsydeH20 Rev 3.5, version F.32.

Is there a way to be able to install Windows 8 on said computer that doesn't involve having to upgrade the BIOS software?

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 Without UEFI

Aug 20, 2013

I have an Acer Aspire 5745G-644G50MNKS notebook with preinstalled OEM win 7 home premium.

Specs as following:
Core i7 640M Processor (2.87GHz, 4MB L3 Cache)4 GB DDR3 RAM500 GB HDD15.6" 16:9 HD LED DisplayDVD RW1 GB VGA (NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 420M)WIFI / Bluetooth / Card Reader / Web Cam

I'm wishing to update my system into Windows 8 Pro or Enterprises. But unfortunately my model isn't appears in Acer's Windows 8 Eligible Models list or Affected Models List.

I think my system has more than enough performance to run Windows 8. But my bios don't have UEFI support. So, i just wanna know will my computer be able to run Windows 8 without any troubles without that secure boot option.

I"ve run Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant Tool in my system and it says everything is okay except Secure Boot option. also I'v checked individual hardware vendor sites for the latest drivers for windows 8. Most products has the drivers, And the current drivers also compatible with Windows 8 according to the upgrade assistant.

What should i do so? Will the win 8 upgrade useless in my system? or it will be better than the current win 7?

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Setup Installation :: Clean Install Of Windows 8.1 When Installing New SSD

Dec 31, 2013

I bought an acer 756-2808 netbook last year with windows 7 from Amazon. This netbook came with a "upgrade to Windows 8. SoI did the upgrade when it was released.

Sadly, I probably only used netbook for a month or two because the LED screen cracked. They are pretty fragile.

Then, I upgraded to 8GB ram. This thing flies!

I downloaded 'produkey' from, because I can't find the product key anywhere for the life of me.

So, now I have the product key for the current windows 8 installed. Will this upgrade product key work for a clean install? Moving on, I ordered a Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB which should be arriving in a few days.

Finally, I want to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 using a Windows 8 Product key. Is this possible? The original HDD on this netbook has nothing on it, so I don't really have to back anything up either (like I said I barely used it for two months before the screen cracked!)

I did some searches and found this link: [URL] .....

So if the above step is correct.
Do I:
1.) Get the ISO on the USB following the steps mentioned in the link above.
2.) Take out old HDD and install new SSD
3.) Reboot computer with USB
4.) ?
5.) ?
6.) ?

Are these steps incorrect?

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