How can I dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on a UEFI HP notebook?

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This is the longest post I've ever made on a StackExchange site, but this process requires a lot of explanation and attention to detail. It's also somewhat specific to the hardware in question, which requires more explanation.

After a lot of headache, two accidental hard drive reformattings, and lots of frustration with HP's buggy firmware implementation, I finally got Xubuntu and Windows 10 running nicely side-by-side. I've done this with Windows 10, but it should also work with Windows 8.1. Both of these newer operating systems use the new(ish) UEFI firmware system, instead of the traditional BIOS system, which is where most confusions with dual-booting seem to arise. I read lots of things from lots of places with instructions for dual-booting with a BIOS system, that talk about UEFI as if it's just a different kind of BIOS, or an optional layer between BIOS and an OS. UEFI and BIOS are not the same thing; a UEFI is not a BIOS, and a BIOS is not a UEFI. They're completely...

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This is the longest post I've ever made on a StackExchange site, but this process requires a lot of explanation and attention to detail. It's also somewhat specific to the hardware in question, which requires more explanation.

After a lot of headache, two accidental hard drive reformattings, and lots of frustration with HP's buggy firmware implementation, I finally got Xubuntu and Windows 10 running nicely side-by-side. I've done this with Windows 10, but it should also work with Windows 8.1. Both of these newer operating systems use the new(ish) UEFI firmware system, instead of the traditional BIOS system, which is where most confusions with dual-booting seem to arise. I read lots of things from lots of places with instructions for dual-booting with a BIOS system, that talk about UEFI as if it's just a different kind of BIOS, or an optional layer between BIOS and an OS. UEFI and BIOS are not the same thing; a UEFI is not a BIOS, and a BIOS is not a UEFI....

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I've got an HP Pavilion Touchsmart notebook that came with Windows 8. I've upgraded to 8.1, and now I want to dual-boot an Ubuntu distribution with Windows 10. When dual-booting with Windows 8.1, the Windows Boot Manager always took priority, even after installing GRUB. What do I need to do to get GRUB to be the default bootloader instead of Windows Boot Manager?

This is the longest post I've ever made on a StackExchange site, but this process requires a lot of explanation and attention to detail. It's also somewhat specific to the hardware in question, which requires more explanation.

After a lot of headache, two accidental hard drive reformattings, and lots of frustration with HP's buggy firmware implementation, I finally got Xubuntu and Windows 10 running nicely side-by-side. I've done this with Windows 10, but it should also work with Windows 8.1. Both of these newer operating systems use the new(ish) UEFI firmware system, instead of the traditional BIOS system,...

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If you are among the ones who wants to try Linux & don’t want to move away from Windows OS or you are just feeling adventurous & just want to have system that has both a Linux & Windows OS or you might want to secure your system against threats like wannacry ransomware as Linux is not prone to such threats, then this tutorial is surely for you.

In this tutorial, we are going to DUAL-Boot a Windows laptop/desktop with Ubuntu 16.04 (using 16.04 as it has 5 year support unlike 16.10 or 17.04, which has support for only 9 months support cycle). Let’s start the procedure to create a dual boot system with Windows 10 & Ubuntu 16.04 installed. But let’s discuss the prerequisites first,

A system (Laptop/Desktop) with Windows 10 pre-installed (UEFI) . Windows 8 or 8.1 machines will also work with this tutorial, A DVD with Ubuntu 16.04 image or a bootable USB drive. You can download Ubuntu 16-04 from the following link...
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Brief: This detailed article shows you how to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 10, step-by-step, accompanied with proper screenshots.

Previously I had written about dual booting Ubuntu Linux with Windows 7 and 8, but those tutorials did not cover systems that come with Windows 10 pre-installed. The newer systems that come with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, have UEFI instead of BIOS. This makes thing a little different from the conventional way of dual booting.

In this tutorial, we shall see how to install Ubuntu with Windows 10 already installed.

This tutorial is performed on a newly bought Dell Inspiron 7437 that has Core i7 fourth generation processor, 256 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM and built in 1 GB Intel graphics. I’ll cover all the steps you need to do in order to successfully dual boot Linux with Windows 10 UEFI. If you have already done some of these steps, just skip to the next one. If you have a fresh system, even better.

The steps mentioned here are...

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No doubt Ubuntu is the best Linux distro for beginners. So many linux beginners want to know how to dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu , instead of completely removing windows.

Here in this tutorial you will learn how to install linux and windows alongside on a UEFI based system with GPT partition table.

This tutorial is specially for UEFI based systems, you don't need to disable UEFI secure boot or enable the legacy boot support.

We'll assume that Windows 10 is pre-installed on the computer. The hard disk partition type, i.e. GPT or MBR doesn't matter much.

1. Get Ubuntu and Create the bootable USB

As you're going to install Ubuntu, so first you need to get the ISO file, get it from the official ubuntu website, link here.

After downloading the Ububtu ISO, you need to create a bootable USB to install from it.

There's many way to do that, in windows 10, you can use the Rufus USB creator, download Rufus from...

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This post shows how to dual-boot Ubuntu 16.10 and Windows 10 on a computer with UEFI firmware and on a single hard drive. The computer used for this article is an HP 250 G5 laptop with Secure Boot disabled.

First Step – Get Your Windows 10 Computer Ready

1. For a pain-free and successful operation of the sort that you’re about to undertake, it is recommended that you disable Secure Boot (Restricted Boot). How this is done depends on your computer, but if you have the same HP 250 G5 laptop I used for this tutorial, see this article. Owners of a Lenovo G50 laptop should consult this guide.

2. From the BIOS or UEFI setup utility, configure the computer to boot from external media.

3. After that, you need to free up disk space from your computer by shrinking the C drive or other partition with enough free space on it. Getting that done is fairly simple by using Windows 10 partition manager. When completed, the partition should show partitions and free disk...

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Ubuntu 16.10 released with a support of 9 months until July 2017 and Ubuntu 16.04 has been released in wild by Canonical with a life circle of 5 years support.

This tutorial will guide you on how you can perform the installation of Ubuntu 16.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 in dual-boot with a Microsoft Operating System on machines that come pre-installed with Windows 10.

For fresh Ubuntu 16.04/16.10 installation, read our article about Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Installation Guide and Ubuntu 16.10 Installation Guide

This guide assumes that your machine comes pre-installed with Windows 10 OS or an older version of Microsoft Windows, such as Windows 8.1 or 8.

In case your hardware uses UEFI then you should modify the EFI settings and disable Secure Boot feature.

If your computer has no other Operating System already installed and you plan to use a Windows variant alongside Ubuntu 16.04/16.10, you should first install Microsoft Windows and then proceed with Ubuntu...

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Windows 10 is out for a while now and almost half of Windows Users using Windows 10, NowAdays every new computer comes with Windows 10 Operating System. But you also know that windows are the largest Malware Target due to its Popularity. Internet Explorer and its ActiveX technologies have put many users at risk. That’s why for security reasons many Windows users want to try Ubuntu OS, But also they don’t want to replace Windows OS. In that case, the last option remains dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu.

Also Read: How to Install Chrome OS on PC using USB Drive

What is the Ubuntu operating system?

Ubuntu is a Debian-based (Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system) Linux operating system and distribution for personal computers, smartphones, and network servers. Ubuntu is a free and open source operating system for your PC. It’s powered by Linux, whose robust technology operates millions of servers worldwide. Ubuntu is entirely different from Windows...

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What I exactly tried is...

Installed windows 10 with uefi.

Installed Ubuntu 17.04 with uefi on the 20GB drive. The ubuntu bootloader is installed on the efi system partition created while installing windows 10, by selecting the "Windows Boot Manager" when asked for partitioning during wizard for installing Ubuntu. So, after the installation of ubuntu, my EFI Firmware Menu (UEFI Boot Menu) shows like: [SSD with windows(Legacy)] [DVD-ROM] [USB Drive] [UEFI: USB Drive] ubuntu

The default selection was the "ubuntu" and that lead to the grub loader.

What exactly I wanted was when I start my computer, windows boot loader must provide option like the blue screen as shown below, to select between the windows and ubuntu. Bootloader Image That I want

So I tried booting from my windows 10 efi usb installed, select repair my computer and opened command prompt. And used bcdedit to edit the bootloader.

I make changes like...

deleted the "ubuntu"...

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Introduction

Many of the comments at the bottom of my guides for dual booting Windows 10 with Ubuntu relate to the use of SSDs.

In this guide I am going to show you how I dual booted Ubuntu and Windows 10 on my Lenovo Y700 Ideapad which contains a 128 gigabyte SSD and a 1 terabyte hard drive.

I have dedicated a whole new post for this guide as there is enough information to warrant it but there are links to other guides for areas that cross over.

Backup Your Computer

I always start with this option because you need to know that you can get back to where you started should something go awry.

Follow this guide which shows the safest way to back up Windows 10.

Create A Bootable Ubuntu USB Drive

In order to install Ubuntu you will need a bootable Ubuntu USB drive.

You can either follow this guide which shows how to create a USB drive using Win32 Disk Imager or you can purchase a Ubuntu USB drive from here.

Disk...

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