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Solved Ubuntu Windows 8 dual boot preformance


MattD00

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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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

SIW2

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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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System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Mark Phelps

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#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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MattD00

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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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Nemix

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#6
Just wondering guys are there any other boot-loaders other then Grub to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2670QM
    Memory
    Samsung 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GT 555M
    Hard Drives
    Intel 525 120GB | HGST Travelstar 1TB
    Mouse
    CM Storm Xornet | Microsoft Sculpt Comfort
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps | 600 Kbps
    Other Info
    Seagate Backup Plus 1TB

vrosa

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#7
Since the weekend I'm triple-booting Win8, Win8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha. Everything goes fine by now !
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10.0.10122
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    My Build - Vorttex Ultimate
    CPU
    Core i7 @ 4500 MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-Plus
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 @ 1822 MHz (OC)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon R9 280X 3GB @ 1180 / 6800 MHz
    Sound Card
    7.1 HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD LG 22" + CRT LG 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1760 x 1320 / 1280 x 960
    Hard Drives
    1 x 240 GB SSD (System)
    3 x 500 GB HDD (Data/Media)
    1 x 2000 GB e-HDD (Backup)
    PSU
    ThermalTake 1000W PSU
    Case
    Corsair Carbide R300
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 (Push-Pull)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps (Down) 5 Mbps (Up)
    Browser
    IE, FF, Chrome
    Antivirus
    AVG Internet Security 2015
    Other Info
    Some wired stuff