(SOLVED) How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

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Mike-Linux-Mint
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(SOLVED) How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

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I already have Linux Mint installed as my main and only OS and I'd like to install Win10 in dual boot.
Do you think I can install windows with a bootable USB stick the same way I did when I installed Mint?
And is there anything I should pay attention to?

Thanks
Mike
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Re: Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux

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In my experience you must first install windows and then mint.
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Re: How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

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So I should remove Linux before installing Windows?
I think there must be a way.
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Re: How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

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windows does not always play nicely with other operating systems.

i would backup any files you want to keep and wipe linux and install windows, then put linux back on to dual boot.

however, there are times when windows may break the dual boot. i have had this happen to me twice.

to solve this... i installed windows on one hard drive and unplugged it while i installed linux on another hard drive. if i want to boot into windows i use F11 at boot to get up the bios boot menu to select the windows hard drive.

(windows doesnt know i have linux installed... shhhh, dont tell it).
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Re: How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

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you can still install win-10 onto your machine:
- windows prefers to be in the 1st partition on the drive
- it will take over the Boot section & MBR of that drive
- you will; then have to re-install the LinuxMint Grub Boot Loader.

does the current LinuxMint reside on the entire drive, buy itself ?
-- use the program Disks - - to get an view of the HDDs current partition layout.
grab an Screen_Shot of the drive, and copy that here, on your next reply.
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Re: How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

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Actually, I decided to go with virtualbox if it ever works since it would allow me to keep Mint as my main OS but I'm going to create a new topic since I've met some difficulties to set it up.
Thanks for your help
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Re: How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

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Curious as to what win10 can do in a Vbox that win 7 could not ? (using a LOT less room)
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Re: How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

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rickNS wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:13 am
Curious as to what win10 can do in a Vbox that win 7 could not ? (using a LOT less room)
Well, I didn't give it much thought as I'm no expert.
I was able to download windows 10 on Microsoft but I haven't found anything about windows 7. I would be happy to install 7
but since I was unable to solve the issues I encountered while installing windows on the virtualbox, I'm at a standstill.
I got a message about the Linux kernel not installed or loaded and about signing some kernel modules, for me it's just gibberish. lol:
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Re: How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

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Mike-Linux-Mint wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:22 am
rickNS wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:13 am
Curious as to what win10 can do in a Vbox that win 7 could not ? (using a LOT less room)
Well, I didn't give it much thought as I'm no expert.
I was able to download windows 10 on Microsoft but I haven't found anything about windows 7. I would be happy to install 7
but since I was unable to solve the issues I encountered while installing windows on the virtualbox, I'm at a standstill.
I got a message about the Linux kernel not installed or loaded and about signing some kernel modules, for me it's just gibberish. lol:
You'll get it straightened out.
Meanwhile I'll send you a PM, with some info.
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