Windows 10: "We couldn’t create a new partition or locate an existing one."

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  1.    07 Jun 2017 #11

    Sorry, no expert on dual boot I'm afraid, so I'd hesitate to give a definitive answer.

    However:
    The EFI system partition (ESP) is a partition on a data storage device (usually a hard disk drive or solid-state drive) that is used by computers adhering to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). When a computer is booted, UEFI firmware loads files stored on the ESP to start installed operating systems and various utilities. An ESP needs to be formatted with a file system whose specification is based on the FAT file system and maintained as part of the UEFI specification; therefore, the file system specification is independent from the original FAT specification.[1][2]

    An ESP contains the boot loaders or kernel images for all installed operating systems

    If you have had Win 10 activated on that PC before, it should activate automatically.
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  2.    07 Jun 2017 #12

    Always install Linux after Windows

    If you do want to dual-boot, the most important time-honored piece of advice is to install Linux on your system after Windows is already installed. So, if you have an empty hard drive, install Windows first, then Linux. If you already have Windows installed, you’re clear to install Linux.
    [ Further reading: 4 Linux projects for newbies and intermediate users ]When you install Linux after Windows, the Linux installer knows how to deal with Windows, resize its partition, and set up a boot loader with an option allowing you to choose Windows at boot time.

    Dual-booting Linux with Windows: What you need to know | PCWorld
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