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Ubuntu Windows 8 dual boot preformance

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Ubuntu Windows 8 dual boot preformance


    I decided to dual boot ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8. I had a dual boot setup before with Windows 7 and didn't have any problems.

    Since this latest dual boot Ubuntu has been running fine however Windows 8 has become really sluggish. It now takes a few minutes to boot when before it was able to boot within sceconds. Once opening a program it crashes and freezes up the entire system, basically making windows unuasable.

    There were no problems with windows 8 prior to the dual boot so I am not 100% sure why this is happening.

    I backed my system up before install ubuntu so I can easily get everything back if I have to formate everything.

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Could be any number of things. Running checkdisk on the 8 partition is worth a try.

    Are you using Ubuntu Unity 13.04?

    It works great for me.
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  3. #3


    I have win8 Pro running dual boot with Mint 15 (Ubuntu 13.04 derivative) and I've seen no ill effects on Win8 at all.

    However, I do NOT have one of the newer secure-boot, UEFI BIOS machines -- and installing Ubuntu on one of those is a pain.

    Also, the Ubuntu forums recommends that folks disable fast-startup in Win8 in order to prevent hibernation problems. IF you did that, it could greatly increase your Win8 boot times.
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    Windows 8


    I ran a checkdisk on my C: and D: partitions using a recovery disk and that fixed the problem not 100% sure why it happened as the Linux installer shouldn't have touched the windows partitions.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Might be coincidence.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Just wondering guys are there any other boot-loaders other then Grub to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8?
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  7. #7


    Since the weekend I'm triple-booting Win8, Win8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha. Everything goes fine by now !
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Ubuntu Windows 8 dual boot preformance
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