How to Dual Boot Windows 8 and Linux

Linux is such a user which is favored by only a specific group of people. They generally prefer this for official purpose. It is very animated and trendy. The UI of the Linux environment is very cool. What is it that attracts people to use Linux? Well the answer may vary with individuals. But if you want to Dual Boot Windows 8 and Linux, then read below the method to Dual Boot Windows 8 and Linux

How to Dual Boot Windows 8 and Linux

Dual Boot Windows 8 and Linux

Procedure for dual booting:

Some may say that it is the safest OS from viruses. Many people may say that the UI is better. It is true that those who have used Linux once have fallen in love with it. They started using Linux only from that time. One of the most extraordinary features of Linux is that people can have four home screens. This feature is not there in any other OS. People can have four sets of different home screen. Now there are many people who love Windows 8 too. They love few features of Windows 8 over Linux. But they need Linux at the same time for performing few tasks.

Opening the console for creating partition:

The official tasks are better on Linux environment. For those kinds of people, there is a solution. People can Dual Boot Windows 8 and Linux in a computer. Setting up the computer for dual boot is very easy. First and foremost, Windows 8 has to be there in a computer. The Disk Management console has to be opened up from start menu. That will show all the drives available in the computer. The ‘diskmgmt.msc’ has to be opened up from the Run from start. There should be optimum free space for installing Linux on the system drive. If space is not there, files have to be backed up and space has to be created.

Configuring the BIOS:

The BIOS has to be opened by restarting the machine. The boot priority of the BIOS has to be set as the new drive on which the OS is there. There has to be a bootable flash drive or a disc. Then the system has to be booted from that disc or the flash drive. The system will ask to choose the partition where the new OS will be installed. On clicking that option, the OS will be installed on that new partition.

Conclusion:

Then after shrinking, there will be an unallocated space with black color. This is the New Volume. This volume has to be named. After this, the computer has to be restarted and then Linux disc has to be inserted. Then the normal installation procedure of OS will be done to Dual Boot Windows 8 and Linux.

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