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I'm running Windows 7 on my laptop. I'm going to upgrade to Windows 8 and also installing Ubuntu along side.

My questions:

  1. Should I install Ubuntu to my SSD ? ( I have windows 7 on HDD and can't create more partition)
  2. I'm planning to upgrade to Windows 8 AFTER install Ubuntu, is that okay? (I have UEFI disabled, currently on Legacy boot so I guess the order does not matter?)
  3. I have Intel Smart Storage Tech. (SSD cache) should I disable it when upgrade/install Ubuntu and Windows 8?
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I'm sure that you'll be able to install Ubuntu onto a solid state drive, given that it is large and fast enough, though performance has always been greater on HDD for me, why are you unable to create more partitions?

I always install Linux second so that I can use GRUB to boot to both Linux, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (I installed the three alongside).

I can't imagine you having problems with Intel SST though, if you do, feel free to return to the Askubuntu community with a new question!

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Do you have any idea to dualboot Ubuntu and Win8 with UEFI? It looks like Ubuntu can't recognize wind8 –  Nathan Lam Jul 8 '13 at 1:29
    
There is a documentation for installing Ubuntu next to Windows on a EUFI dual boot located here if you need a more experienced hand? –  cossacksman Jul 8 '13 at 14:50
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I am using SSD i have installed windows 8 first then i have installed Ubuntu beside it

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My SSD is only have ~10GB left, do you think that's enough ? –  Nathan Lam Jul 8 '13 at 1:28
    
Yeah i think it will be enough –  ThElitEyeS Jul 10 '13 at 9:33
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