June 25, 2015

How to install windows 8.1 on a Linux system with a partition?

I just bought a laptop with Linux based OS. I want windows alongside it so that I can have a familiar option before I get comfortable with linux.

P.S- What is the utility of Linux and how much space accordingly should I allot to it in the partition?

how can i install explorer for linux?

how can i install explorer for linux?

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Well, I don't know what other answers you'll get, but I've always had better...

Well, I don't know what other answers you'll get, but I've always had better luck installing the Window OS first ( it seems to like it that way ).

So, if you want Win 8.1, you might install it over the Linux that is on your laptop now, giving about half the disk to use. Keep in mind that Win 8.1 32bit is about 10.6 Gb and the 64bit version is about 13 Gb and that's just the OS.

Then, once the Windows OS is installed and booting correctly and running, you can chose a Linux distro that looks interesting to you at Distrowatch.com ( or re-install the one that's on it now ) and make sure to give it the un-used partition on the disc. Then once it finishes and boots, you should have a menu to choose which OS to use.

Linux is an OS just like Windows (only better and free). It has a much smaller foot print than Windows and if you use your laptop for web surfing, email, pictures and office type work (documents, presentations, spreadsheets,etc) all the software you need will be included in the install.

Good luck and enjoy...

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