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I have a laptop with 500GB hard disk space, running Windows 8 (64 Bit) on an unpartitioned hard disk. That is, Windows 8 is installed on the C drive (C:/) and it occupies all the 500GB of hard disk space. Can you please guide me in installing Ubuntu 13.04 (64 Bit) without affecting the current Windows 8 OS or the personal files associated with that OS, so that the laptop can be dual-boot.

Thanks in advance.

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marked as duplicate by user68186, aquaherd, Mitch, Basharat Sialvi, Radu Rădeanu May 30 '13 at 20:13

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If you don't partition your hard drive manually it is harder to configure in the future.

If you do not want to do it manually then the way I suggest is make a bootable USB. Install Ubuntu. In one of the steps it says identified windows 8. Choose install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 and it automatically let's you choose how bug you want your partition to be.

Good luck. Ubuntu is great with a higher speed. PS do not remove windows 8, windows has and will always be more convenient and more powerful than Linux will ever be.

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  • so you have windows 8 installed and want to resize your harddisk with partitions separated for windows 8 and for Linux resp. ubuntu ?! - right ?

here it is explained what you need (as example for windows 7)

http://www.easy-ubuntu-linux.com/resize-windows-partition.html

but be careful. windows 8 should be installed with bios enabled as efi (not uefi - I think so).

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