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  1. #11

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by magi
    This is the first time I have used Windows 8 and thats why i am struggling so much and really appreciate your help and advice. Thanks. Also Ubuntu 13.04 (Linux secure re-mix) has been adapted to cope with uefi. The installation can be done in uefi or legacy. I have chosen to do it in legacy because I have more understanding of that system. I really appreciate you advice. Thank you.
    You would need to reinstall Windows 8 in Legacy mode, to have Windows & Linux on the same HDD.

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  2. #12

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    As you seem to know, Ubuntu 13.04 or maybe later, can be installed as UEFI and is compatible with the Windows 8 secure boot. No changes to the Secure boot settings would be necessary. Even Windows 7 cannot do that.

    Theog might be mistaken about how Ubuntu has to be installed. It can be installed in Legacy mode on a GPT configured drive. I did it with Windows 7 and it needs to make a special partition for booting. You have to be very careful how you set it up. But installing as Legacy will need the bios changes for Secure boot Theog suggested earlier. Doing it in UEFI would be easier.

    My comments should not be taken as being supportive of Dual Booting Windows 8 and Linux, Having an image of your current Windows 8 install, so you could recover in case something went wrong, would be essential for me.
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  3. #13

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    It is a Windows limitation.
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