Installing Ubuntu With Windows as Dual Boot

My friends  asked me “how to install Ubuntu as dual boot” with Windows. So I thought of writing a tutorial on installing Ubuntu along with Windows. For this you need to download an Ubuntu version from Ubuntu repository. You can download the latest versions from this link . .If your system is using a 64 bit processor then suggest downloading a 64 bit version of Ubuntu. This will download an iso file to your system. Then you need a DVD writing software something like Nero or Ashampoo. Here are few tutorials about writing iso to a DVD with Nero or Ashampoo.



Once your DVD is ready then you need to find around 30-40 GB in you HDD ( you can install with 10 gb also, but for safe and regular use I prefer 30-40 GB).

Here is the step by step guide to create space in Windows7 or with visa.

1. Open the Control Panel (All Items view), and click on the Administrative Tools icon. Then close the Control Panel window.

2. Click on Computer Management in Administrative Tools, and close the Administrative Tools window.

3. In the left pane under Storage, click on Disk Management.

4. In the middle pane, right click on the partition that you want to shrink and click on Shrink Volume.

5. Type how many MB (1 GB = 1024 MB) of the available shrink space you want to shrink or volume by to be used for the new unallocated space, then click on the Shrink button.

6. The selected partition (step 4) has now been shrunk to create a new empty unallocated space. You can use this new unallocated space to create a new partition with.

Or if you are using Windows XP or Windows 7 and if you need more stable application to do this same operation, use ALL-IN-ONE Partition Manager Software by partition-tool. Here is the download link and go for Home version and its 100% free for personal use.

Here is the help for using this tool.

Now we are ready to install Ubuntu in your system, a reboot is required, before reboot you can place the DVD in to DVD drive. Once system power up, you will see the bios startup where you will have an option to choose boot disk options. Mostly F12 will be the key for selecting boot disk. Otherwise you can enter into bios and change the boot priority to DVD Drive. Once you have changed the boot priority to DVD, system will boot from Ubuntu DVD image.

1: In this screen you can select option to Install Ubuntu.

2: In this page you have two options: download package updates and third party software install. I prefer switch on both if you have a decent speed internet. Otherwise turn off both options.

3: Now we have two options erase and install and something else. Choose something else.

4: Then you have three options side by side with Windows; replace windows with Ubuntu or something else. Choose something else here too.

5: Now you will see a window like this.

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