How do I install Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu?

I highly recommend that you read the entire tutorial first before you start following the steps.

  1. Step 0: Make a backup of important data.
  2. Step 1: Create a bootable Windows USB.
  3. Step 2: Create a live Ubuntu Linux USB.
  4. Step 3: Boot from live USB and make free space for Windows.

Is it good to dual boot Windows and Linux?

Dual Booting Windows 10 and Linux Is Safe, With Precautions But nothing here should put you off dual booting. Ensuring your system is set up correctly is important and can help to mitigate or even avoid these issues. Backing up data on both partitions is wise, but this should be a precaution you take anyway.

How do I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager?

Select the Linux/BSD tab. Click in the type list box, select Ubuntu; enter the name of the Linux distribution, choose automatically locate and load then click Add Entry. Reboot your computer. You will now see a boot entry for Linux on the Windows graphical boot manager.

How do I install Ubuntu and Windows on the same computer?

  1. Step 1: Make a backup of your Windows system [optional]
  2. Step 2: Download Ubuntu (or whichever Linux distribution you are using)
  3. Step 3: Create a live USB/disk of Ubuntu.
  4. Step 4: Make some free space on your disk for Ubuntu installation.
  5. Step 5: Boot from live Ubuntu USB.
  6. Step 6: Installing Ubuntu along with Windows 10.

Can I install Ubuntu and Windows in same drive?

If you choose to install it to the same drive as Windows 10, Ubuntu will allow you to shrink that pre-existing Windows partition and make room for the new operating system.

What are the problems of dual boot?

Risks when dual-booting operating systems

  • Dual booting your machine is safe, but massively reduces the disk space.
  • Accidental overwriting of data/OS.
  • Locked partitions can cause boot issues.
  • Viruses can affect security.
  • Driver bugs can be exposed when dual-booting.
  • Windows update and dual booting.

How do I run both Windows and Linux?

Dual Boot Windows and Linux: Install Windows first if there’s no operating system installed on your PC. Create Linux installation media, boot into the Linux installer, and select the option to install Linux alongside Windows. Read more about setting up a dual-boot Linux system.

What happens if I install Ubuntu alongside Windows?