Windows 10 Dual boot?

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  1. Posts : 84
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    Windows 10 Dual boot?


    I have heard that because of windows 10, you cannot dual boot.

    1- Can you dual boot with Ubunto or Linux Mint?

    2- If yes, must they be set in a partition alongside the Windows partition.

    Thanx
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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    Funkyecat said:
    I have heard that because of windows 10, you cannot dual boot.

    1- Can you dual boot with Ubunto or Linux Mint?

    2- If yes, must they be set in a partition alongside the Windows partition.

    Thanx
    I can answer the first part. I have 5 separate OS's "Quint" booting, or whatever the term would be. :) So, yes, you most definitely can dual-boot. I don't do any Linux, but lots of others do. They'll be along shortly with the low-down for you.

    Did find this: How To Install Ubuntu Linux Alongside Windows 10 (UEFI) Everyday Linux User
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  3. Posts : 84
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    Thanx, but mine is Bios.
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Funkyecat said:
    Thanx, but mine is Bios.
    You mean Legacy, I think. Not sure at all, but that may have some limitations on how far you can go with it. Number of Primary partitions and such. Should wait for someone who does dual-boot Linux/10 to pop on. Sorry, just out of my league.
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  5. Posts : 102
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    Funkyecat said:
    I have heard that because of windows 10, you cannot dual boot.

    1- Can you dual boot with Ubunto or Linux Mint?

    2- If yes, must they be set in a partition alongside the Windows partition.

    Thanx
    Re your point 2:
    I don't understand your question. Yes you will need 3 partitions, most likely within an extended Windows partition since you got MBR disk. You can also install on a separate internal drive, but I have no experience with that. Hopefully some of the links below will point you to sites with good advice.

    Re your point 1:
    Linux works perfectly well with Windows 10. For a long time I had Windows 7, and 10, and Linux Mint and Grub2 bootloader behaved very well.
    On MBR drive, NOT UEFI with which I'm unfamiliar.

    I used Live CD, actually USB flash, to do all partitioning work in gparted, and then installed.
    But here's a good How to install - old but still useful
    How to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu side by side

    read third post about dual boot with Windows here
    dual boot without GRUB bootloader? - Linux Mint Forums

    many cool tips which you can try on a live session
    10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.2 Mate - Easy Linux tips project

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  6. Posts : 60
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    Hi

    I have Linux Mint and Windows 10 (UEFI), but each one installed on a separate drive, and i dual boot fine between the two.

    Regards
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  7. Posts : 84
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    Thread Starter
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    Thank you but I have legacy-Bios. It worked under Win 7 but Microsoft has placed some restrictions in Win10.
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  8. Posts : 60
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    Hi
    Have you tried and it didn't work for you?
    Whats the problem that you are having?
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  9. swarfega's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    I prefer to have Linux installed on it's own separate hard drive. But otherwise my old machine dual boots between Windows 10 and Kubuntu.
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  10. Posts : 84
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    I haven't tried it yat, but way back when Win 10 was new. It states that it was going to block Dual booting. I plan to image the syem OS (There are 2 other partitions backed up and go for it.
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