How To Dual Boot Windows And Linux (Ubuntu)

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The battle between Windows and Linux is much more interesting than Android versus iOS. Although no one can claim that Windows is the most used operating system for PC around the world, Linux is also a very popular operating system and will be a good choice for the pro-user. Nowadays, Windows has far too many problems. Privacy is long gone, application installers are full of malware and much more. Although Linux can provide solutions to these problems, it is not perfect. This is because most software that people are accustomed to running on Windows does not offer Linux versions and need to be replaced. Linux is also more of an advanced operating system with technical characteristics compared to the user experience. Therefore, a normal user may not want to use Linux. So the question: How do you choose the best operating system? Well, we say, choose both. Here in this article dual boot Windows and Linux on your PC so you can have the best of both worlds. It is possible to install both Windows and Linux on one PC and dual-boot wherever you want. Let’s step into the step-by-step guide.

How to install and Dual boot Windows and Linux.

Below is a simple, simple step-by-step guide for dual-boot Windows and Linux on PC. Follow the steps carefully to run both operating systems on one machine.

Steps to Dual boot Linux and Windows 7,8 or 10 are:

Step 1.  Download the ISO file for one of the Linux distributions. We use Ubuntu in this tutorial and you can view the latest version of Ubuntu below.

Download

Step 2.  Download Rufus on your Windows PC.

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Step 3. Now connect a USB stick with a storage of 8 GB or 16 GB and use the Rufus tool to create a bootable USB drive for Ubuntu, as shown below.

Step 4.  Once the drive has been optimized, disable the system and the USB drive boot procedure. You may need to adjust some of the startup settings that you can do by going to the system’s boot menu. This can be done by turning on the machine while repeatedly pressing the special start button of the machine. The extraordinary key fluctuates between various PC producers:

Dell: –  Tap F12 when the Dell logo is displayed.
HP: –  Tap F12 when the HP logo is displayed.
Lenovo: – Tap F12 when the Lenovo logo is displayed
Apple: –  Hold option (next to the ⌘ key) when the computer is first turned on.
Other: –  During startup, try to tap Esc, F1-12, Del or Enter or search on google for the startup button for your device.

Step 5.  As soon as you can boot from a USB drive, you will see three options. Select here Ubuntu and see that the operating system starts to run, let’s start installing it next to Windows OS by connecting to the internet.

Step 6.  Now on your desktop, you will see a shortcut icon “Install Ubuntu”. Click it to start the process.

Step 7.  Follow the steps for the installation, select the language and choose whether you want updates, as well as the required third-party software.

Step 8.  In the next step, choose Linux next to Windows Boot Manager. Here you can install it on any desired partition. Make sure you do not have any data there because they are formatted. Click here for more information about creating partitions on windows.

Step 9.  Perform the other installation steps, such as choosing the location and entering user data.

And now you have successfully completed the installation for Linux in your Windows PC. You can choose to boot each OS according to your needs.

Finally, we hope that you will find this manual on installing and starting Windows and Linux on the PC useful. For help, help or questions, feel free to contact us or leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you.

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