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Virtualbox doesn't like it and it seizes up even caused me to force shutdown a couple times tired of restarting and would like a side by side using Ubuntu 12.04

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closed as off topic by Javier Rivera, izx, jokerdino, Jorge Castro, RolandiXor Aug 23 '12 at 2:04

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Du you want to install Windows in dual boot configuration or , want Windows in Virtual Box in Ubuntu. –  atenz Jul 13 '12 at 6:03
This question is more suitable for a Windows forum. You will find better windows knowledge there. –  Javier Rivera Jul 13 '12 at 7:29
"would like a side by side using Ubuntu 12.04" This question is asking about how to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu because VirtualBox was not working well. It's not a question about VirtualBox on Windows, or about Windows (though the wording is a bit confusing, I do admit). Therefore, I do not believe this should be closed. –  Eliah Kagan Jul 14 '12 at 1:18

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Since a USB flash drive is just a hard disk, you should be able create bootable usb drive with both windows and ubuntu.

In principle, it should be the same as making a normal dual boot setup Dual boot guide

  1. Install windows on usb disk
  2. Shrink windows partition and create a partition for ubuntu
  3. Install ubuntu and replace the boot loader, giving you dual boot capability.[2][3]

NOTE: I haven't tried this myself.

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