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The easiest way to repair Fedora would be to wipe the partition and start over. To make Windows 8 bootable again, boot your computer from the Windows install disc. Once at the screen that has the 'install now' button, click the link that says 'repair your computer', select your Windows install and then open a command prompt, type 'bootrec/fixmbr' That will fix the mbr for Windows to boot, but will destroy the Grub bootloader' if you installations are on the same drive. As I am still using Fedora 15, I am not sure about shutting down issues. To shutdown immediately, type 'sudo shutdown now'. Clicking your name in the top right hand of the screen holding the alt key will cause suspend to change to power off. I am also assuming that you admin password is the password you set up during the install and us also known as the root password. I am not sure about make the Windows bootloader work for both Winodws and Fedora. the most common and easier method would be to let Fedora's bootloader have the options for both installs. One last note, try installing the updates by opening a terminal and typing 'sudo yum update'. Hope you journey further into Linux gets better.

Nate

The easiest way to repair Fedora would be to wipe the partition and start over. To make Windows 8 bootable again, boot your computer from the Windows install disc. Once at the screen that has the 'install now' button, click the link that says 'repair your computer', select your Windows install and then open a command prompt, type 'bootrec/fixmbr' That will fix the mbr for Windows to boot, but will destroy the Grub bootloader' bootloader if you installations are on the same drive. As I am still using Fedora 15, I am not sure about shutting down issues. To shutdown immediately, type 'sudo shutdown now'. Clicking your name in the top right hand of the screen holding the alt key will cause suspend to change to power off. I am also assuming that you admin password is the password you set up during the install and us is also known as the root password. I am not sure about make the Windows bootloader work for both Winodws and Fedora. the most common and easier method would be to let Fedora's bootloader have the options for both installs. One last note, try installing the updates by opening a terminal and typing 'sudo yum update'. Hope you journey further into Linux gets better.

Nate