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Thread: Replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu

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    Replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu

    Is there a way to wipe Windows 8 as the OS on my ASUS and just use Ubuntu?

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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu

    Some have done that on some systems.
    But a few systems only boot Windows and it may be best to start with dual booting first.

    Be sure to turn off fast boot and usually better to turn off secure boot.
    Even if not wanting Windows I would still make a full backup. If later you want to sell system you may have to restore Windows to find a buyer.
    One user posted that he just removes Windows hard drive and buys a new SSD. So Ubuntu is fast and later he sells system with a hard drive and brand new Windows install with out any work.

    Shows install with screen shots for both BIOS & UEFI, so you know which you are using.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
    Also shows Windows 8 screens
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/22183...ndows-8-system
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot. required for UEFI & grub bug fixes
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

    Asus has a million models. I have 20 odd threads where users with Asus installed. Some may be similar. A few of them:

    ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ok_linux&num=1
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AsusZenbookPrime

    ASUS K55A Windows 8 & Ubuntu Some Asus need this boot parameter pci=nomsi
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2088499
    Asus x202e dual boot Win 8 full and Ubuntu post #13
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2092966

    Asus ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD Windows vs Linux
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...book_gfx&num=1

    Asus ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD Windows vs Linux
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...book_gfx&num=1
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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