How To Safely Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows 10/8.1/7.

How To Safely Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows 10/8.1/7.

How To Safely Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows.

If you don’t know how to create a bootable usb, then check: How to Make a bootable USB and Disk Partition.

Materials Required:

16GB Pendrive
At lest Dual-Core with 2GB of RAM.
Windows 7/8/8.1/10
ISO File
Win32 Disk Imager
20 GB free disk space ( Minimum )
USB/CD-DVD boot support

Installation Procedure:

To Dual boot ubuntu usb drive, restart and boot into Boot Menu Disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot in BIOS but enable UEFI or EFI Mode.

After entering the boot menu, follow me:

1: New screen will appear on your monitor, after booting inside the ubuntu. In the live USB,

You will be presented with option whether to install Ubuntu or ru it live with usb diskett. Click on install. Some Entirely different options than windows interface will be shown in order to choose languages. Then it will perform some scans on available disk space, battery power and internet connection etc. You’ve to click on Continue.

How To Safely Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows 10/8.1/7.

2. In this step you must be cautious because you’ve to choose installation type. Simply choose”Something else” in here:

How To Safely Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows 10/8.1/7.

3. Before you’ve created some free space of about 50-60 GB. So, select that free space and click on the + sign.

How To Safely Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows 10/8.1/7.

4. You’ll be provided with option to create Linux partition. Here we are going to create the Root partition. Choose the size, select Ext 4 as file type as the mount point.

How To Safely Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows 10/8.1/7.

5. After clicking on OK in previous step, the partition screen screen will be presented. Next we will create swap. Like previously, click on the + sign again. This time use the file type as Swap area. For your kind information swap size is double of RAM.

How To Safely Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows 10/8.1/7.

6. Similarly, create a Home partition. Allocate it maximum space, because this is where you’ll save your multimedia files like music, documents, downloaded files, videos, movies, etc.

How To Safely Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows 10/8.1/7.

7. Once you are ready with Root, Swap and Home, click on Install Now.

How To Safely Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows 10/8.1/7.

Next you will be asked to set username password etc. Basically, you just need to click next now. After the completion of installation process, restart the computer into boot menu, you should be welcomed by grub screen. Enjoy Ubuntu along with Windows 10 in dual boot mode.

After this, you’ve successfully installed ubuntu alongside with Windows. This process can be followed with different versions of ubuntu. Thank You!

If you encountered any problem or you boot directly into windows, simply follow this additional step.

Boot into windows, then hover the mouse in left corner at the start button, then right click and select administrator’s command prompt. Then run the following command:

bcdedit /set “{bootmgr}” path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi
This should make the Grub default and hence you can access both Ubuntu and Windows from it.

After following these steps, if any problem occurs. Just comment your problem in the comment section.