October 5, 2014

How to Make a Windows 7 System a Dual-Boot Adding Linux?

Hello,

Absolutely new here, and to the idea of adding Linux to my computer system.

Would someone please give me steps who knows how to Partition, Format [what format type], and Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Linux on the same drive.

I have a 2TB system drive with 1.75 TB free. I would like to split the drive in half for each OS.

I am considering Mint 17 Cinnamon Desktop, Ubuntu Desktop, or Zorin (paid version). Honestly not sure which to choose of these.

I am not very savvy with this so if you would be so kind to tell me a more step-by-step process it would be greatly appreciated.

My ultimate goal is to wean myself off of Windows completely and move to Linux, but I need to continue to work with what I know until I can make a more seamless switch.

Thank you for any help you can offer.

First , congrats on switching. I've used all of the OS's mentioned (currently...

First , congrats on switching. I've used all of the OS's mentioned (currently on Zorin) and like them all.
Second, a google search for "dual boot windows 7 and linux" gave me back over 1 million results. Of those the below link is one I've used before and like:

Link to Lifehacker for step by step

Good luck.

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