October 14, 2015

Can I install Linux & Windows on same laptop?

Can I install Linux & Windows on same laptop?

Yes.

Yes.

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Yes sir, quite easily. You can find instructions by googling dual boot but my...

Yes sir, quite easily. You can find instructions by googling dual boot but my suggestion is the choose your version of Windows and your distro of Linux. Then, format the drive on the machine and divide it up, a chunk for Windows and a chunk for Linux. Install Windows first, I've never had a problem doing it in this order, and chose the first chunk on the harddrive ( Windows likes being first), Once Windows has completed and rebooted successfully. Shut everything done and boot up once more to make sure Windows is happy. Now, boot your machine from the CD/DVD/USB Drive that holds your Linux distro and install it. Don't let it use the whole drive but select the unused chunk of harddrive for it to install on. Once is finishes , GRUB will recognize you have another OS installed and when you boot, you will be given a menu with options to boot into Windows or Linux. You can google GRUB menu to learn how to modify this menu and set the default OS and auto selection criteria.

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