A beginner-friendly dual boot tutorial for Windows and Ubuntu 16.04
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Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any data you may lose (or any unexpected computer explosions) while you are dual booting. Backups are your friend.
Ubuntu x64 Direct Link: http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso
Ubuntu x86 Direct Link: http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04-desktop-i386.iso
Other Ubuntu downloads: http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/
Universal USB Installer: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
Convert from Gigabytes to Megabytes accurately: http://www.convertunits.com/from/GB/to/MB
Q: My bootable USB stick doesn’t work!
A: That’s probably because you didn’t format it! You’ll have to make it again I’m afraid, be sure to check “format Drive X:” in UUI. Also make sure you are using a big enough USB stick, 4GB or more should do.
Q: I cannot get into the BIOS like you said/I am confused about that part!
A: Don’t feel bad, it’s not the easiest thing to do! Please see the guide that applies to you:
For PCs that came with Windows 7 or older: http://lifehacker.com/5991848/how-to-boot-from-a-cd-or-usb-drive-on-any-pc
For PCs that came with Windows 8 or newer: http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008329/ Adapt the steps accordingly for Windows 10 (i.e. click the “Boot from a device” option instead)
Q: What if I want to use [linux distro that is not Ubuntu]?
A: You’ll have to research that yourself. The steps should be fairly similar though, especially if it is an Ubuntu derivative. You will be creating space on your hard drive regardless, so that part is applicable.
Q: What if I’m not on Windows 10?
A: This will work with any version of Windows newer than XP (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10).
Q: Why shouldn’t I defragment an SSD?
A: An excellent question! This is explained concisely here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/40335972
Q: What is your gender? How old are you?
A: I don’t know.
Thank you so much for watching, I love you all.