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I have a windows laptop which was upgraded from 7 to 8. Secure boot was not available during its upgrade.

Will this windows8 work as a dual boot or is there any special configuration required?

Edit: this is not UEFI. This was an upgrade on an existing windows 7 installation not a preinstalled windows8.

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possible duplicate of Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system –  czifro Jan 26 '13 at 0:50
    
@czifro I don't have aa UEFI supported system. Have updated question to reflect. –  sayth Jan 26 '13 at 1:06
    
Just try using a live disc. reboot with a live disc inserted. If it doesn't work than try the link stated in first comment. –  czifro Jan 26 '13 at 1:15
    
@czifro I can boot a liveUSB with no problem. –  sayth Jan 26 '13 at 1:20
    
then you should have no issue with creating a dual boot –  czifro Jan 26 '13 at 1:28
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