How to Install Windows and Ubuntu on the Same Computer?

Do you want to use both operating systems, Windows and Ubuntu on your computer? Setting up the dual boot is the best way to achieve your goal of using two operating systems on a device.  In this article, we are about to learn how to create a dual boot on your computer for Windows and Ubuntu.

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Follow these steps to install Windows and Ubuntu

•    Firstly, you have to start your Windows 10  PC.

•    After that, you have to download Ubuntu.

•    You should download Ubuntu as “iso” file.

•    Then you should hit “Window start + R” keys.

•    When the prompt comes, enter “Diskmgmt.msc” and hit “Enter.”

•    Thereafter you have to right-click on Windows drive and click on “Shrink Volume.”

•    Make sure your drive has some space.

•    Now, enter the amount of volume which you wish to shrink. You need to have a minimum of 50 GB for Ubuntu.

•    After that, you have to wait to finish the process and close the screen.

•    Then you should connect the USB Drive.

•    Thereafter you have to the right click on Window drive and choose “Format.”

•    Later you should select “File System” from the drop-down and choose “FAT 32”.

•    Now, you have to hit on “Format.”

•    Then you have to wait to finish the process and select OK.

•    After formatting, you have to download the “Etcher” tool.

•    Once you have downloaded the software, you should choose the executable file and follow the steps on the screen to install it.

•    After installing, you should launch the “Etcher” tool and choose the “Select Image” option.

•    Then you should choose the “iso.”

•    Thereafter you should choose the “USB Drive.”

•    Now, select the “Flash,” and the tool will start to make the USB bootable.

•    After this process, you should connect and reboot your PC.

•    Then hit the “F10” or “F12”. It will depend on your system’s boot menu.

•    Thereafter you should move down and choose the USB.

•    Now, jump the next screen and choose “Try Ubuntu Without Installing” option.

•    Once your PC has startup into Ubuntu, Then you should select the “Install Ubuntu” option.

•    Now, you should choose your language and select “Continue.”

•    Then jump to the next screen and tick mark the “Normal installation” button and untick the “Download Updates While installing Ubuntu” option.

•    Thereafter you have to click on “Continue.”

•    Go to the next screen, tick the “Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows Boot Manager” and select the “Install Now.”

•    Now, the installation procedure will start.

•    After completing the process, you should type the account information for Ubuntu sign in.

•    Now, during startup, you will get to choose the dual boot option.

Sam John is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for McAfee security products at www.mcafee.com/activate.

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