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#1 jacksonbird03

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:51 AM

Hello members....

I want to ask you some question regarding Linux...

Is it possible to install Windows after installing the Linux i.e. dual booting is possible...

Should we install both at the same time...



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#2 GreenGiant117

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:47 AM

You can install both and have a dual boot system, it does not matter how long after you install one that you would need to install the other.

All you must keep in mind if that you are going to need a partition of your hard drive for linux and a partition for Windows, so you are better off making those at the beginning



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:23 PM

From personal experience I find it much easier to install Windows first, then Linux. It seems to me that Windows shows no respect at all for any other OS on the hard drive. But thats just me and YMMV.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:27 PM

Bezukhov is right about it is simpler and less chance of failure if you install Windows first.

 

But you asked is possible to install Windows last. Yes, it is.

Here is a link to one site explaining how to do that.

dual boot - How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:54 AM

Thank you Green Giant, Bezukhov, and Buddy for your comments this will definitely help me in the installation of the Operation systems...



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:26 AM

Just so you know, you can change the default boot order regardless of which OS is installed first.

During boot up, there is a delay (usually 10 seconds) to allow you time to choose which OS to boot to.

If you do nothing then the comp will boot to the default (top of the list) OS. You can change which OS

to put at the top of the list.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:53 AM

How many OS we will install at a time is their any restriction on the number of OS installed...



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:43 AM

Bezukhov is right about it is simpler and less chance of failure if you install Windows first.

 

But you asked is possible to install Windows last. Yes, it is.

Here is a link to one site explaining how to do that.

dual boot - How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu

You learn something new every day. Thank you. The next time this question comes up I can give a more informed answer.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:07 PM

How many OS we will install at a time is their any restriction on the number of OS installed...


The only limitation is the number of partitions you have on your hard drive, so basically the size of your hard drive. Have 10 OS's if you want! They just need to fit!


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