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Very quick and simple question but just want to make sure before I go ahead and install. I understand that Ubuntu 12.04.2 comes with the necessary keys to install alongside windows 8 with UEFI and Secureboot.

My question is can I just install via CD from boot and choose install alongside windows and choose partition size in this setup or do I have to partition the drive in windows before installing Ubuntu?

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I think the temp fix for the key starts in 12.10 and 13.04. The actual key fix I believe will be coming soon, the deal was just work out this month(amazing it was obtained). I provide some instructions on how to Dual Boot Surface Pro that may help. –  Brandon Clark Mar 8 '13 at 22:19
    
thanks for the help, though i read this askubuntu.com/questions/206950/12-10-uefi-secure-boot-install which led me to believe that 12.04.2 had they keys for secure boot? am i misinterpreting? –  Richlewis Mar 8 '13 at 22:31
    
also this resource pcworld.com/article/2028388/… –  Richlewis Mar 8 '13 at 22:37
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I would use the advanced partitioning tool in the installer, it works.

!!! Warning: If for some reason Ubuntu doesn't recognize Windows, do not try to partition it. This will ruin your data !!!

As far as I remember, the 64-bit version recognizes UEFI, but 32-bit doesn't.

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its ok im using 64bit,so the something else option? –  Richlewis Mar 8 '13 at 21:46
    
should work. If it doesn't, Look at this:askubuntu.com/questions/221835/… –  MadTux Mar 8 '13 at 21:48
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It's recommended to use the WINDOWS partition manager to create the empty space in which to install Ubuntu. Apparently GPartex doesn't see windows partitions in some circumstances.

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