Creating a dual boot for Linux Computer to use windows 8

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  1. devilsgear

    devilsgear New Member

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    Hi,
    We have a new simple Linux computer and we are trying to load Windows 8 onto it.
    We were told by Microsoft that we needed to create a "dual boot" system on the Linux.
    How do we do this?


    thanks,
    Matthew
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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  3. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I agree with Arochester, install WIN8 first and then GNU/Linux to make a dual-boot system.

    I am shocked that Microsoft would recommend dual-booting with GNU/Linux. I guess Microsoft is not as evil as I thought. Now, I hate Microsoft a little less.:D
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  4. Cyber-Berserker

    Cyber-Berserker Active Member

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    To add to arochester's post, the reason Windows must be installed first is because Windows' boot loader over-writes other boot loaders, leaving the other system or systems inaccessible. Whereas Windows can be added to whichever boot loader your Linux system uses. So,
    It is not a surprise that Microsoft gives such advice. Those who follow it will "discover" that Linux cannot co-exist with Windows, unless one is a computer expert (like those Linux geaks).
    You should hate them more, because they are more evil than you thought.;)
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  5. devilsgear

    devilsgear New Member

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    Thanks All !!

    a little frustrated that Microsoft said we could do this...........and we bought Windows...................Thanks for all the input.

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