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How to Install Ubuntu Along With Windows

This article will be dealing with how to install Ubuntu along with Windows. Windows is a very popular operating system, like wise Ubuntu is another one also. Do you runs Windows on you device, you can try Ubuntu along with Windows on your device.

I prefer to install Linux in dual boot with Windows. I hardly use Windows but it gives me sort of back up if I mess up with things. Dual booting Linux with Windows is always suggestible for the beginners. In this article, we shall see how to install Ubuntu along with Windows.

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Following the steps below to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows, the steps are simple and easy to go about. Sit back and keep reading as you follow the details.

Step 1====> Create a live USB: Download and create a live USB, my favorite tool to create a live USB in Windows is Universal USB Installer.

Step 2====> Boot from USB: Now that you have created a live USB, it is time to boot from the USB. Plug the USB in to the computer and restart the computer. While booting the computer press F10 or F12 function key (defers from computer to computer) to go to the boot menu. Now, choose the option to boot from USB or Removable Media.

Step 3 ====> Start the installation: Booting from the USB might take some time. Once booted, you will be immediately provided with the options to either try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu. Even if you choose to try, you can find the option to install on the desktop, then choose install Ubuntu to continue.

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Here the on screen instruction are straight forward, click continue to proceed.

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Step 4 ====> Set your partition: I think this is the most important aspect on how to install Ubuntu Along With Windows. Where to install Ubuntu? You know you have already installed Windows, so, we need to prepare a new partition for Ubuntu. Now in the Installation Type window, choose Something Else

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Step 5 ====> Select partition: Now click on the desired partition and press the – to delete the partition. This will delete all the data in that partition and this is why you need to verify if you have Windows installed in a different partition.

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Step 6 ====> Create root, swap and home: Once you have some free space on your hard disk, it is time to install Ubuntu on it. Now, there are different ways to do it. But I prefer to have a Root, a Swap and a Home. Create a root partition first. Choose the free space available and click on +

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Step 7 ====> Root directory: Here, choose the size of root directory, choose ext4file system, and mount point as / (i.e. root):

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Step 8 ====> Create swap partition: It is advised by many that Swap should be double of your system’s RAM size. You can choose the swap size accordingly.

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Step 9 ====> Create Home: Try to allocate the maximum size to Home because this is where you will be downloading and keeping the files. Then it is advisable to allocate a enough size on the home.

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Now that you have created Root, Swap and Home partitions, click on Install Now button.

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Step 10 ====> Follow the trivial instructions: Once you have successfully created the partitions as mentioned above, you have almost done with the process of installing Ubuntu Along With Windows. Rest is just some trivial steps to follow. You will be taken through a number of screens to select options like keyboard layout, login credentials etc.

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Step 11 ====> On completing installation: Once the installation is over, you will be presented with the option to keep trying live version or to restart the system.

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Finally On How To Install Ubuntu Along With Windows

That is it. On next boot, you will see the option of Ubuntu in the grub screen. And thus you can enjoy the beautiful, beginner friendly and world’s most popular Linux distribution.

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