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I found many tutorials on how to do the opposite: Add Ubuntu onto an existing Windows Install. I can't find any that will let me install Windows 8 as a dual boot over Ubuntu 12.04.

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This is what I did to install Windows 8.1 next to Ubuntu 13.04, I assume your configuration would work the same way:

  1. Create a partition for Windows
  2. Boot the installer
  3. Choose the partition previously dedicated to Windows
  4. Follow the Windows installer
  5. After installing Windows, repair the GRUB bootloader. Whatever method you use, make sure you used the same Ubuntu disk as you originally used, both in version and in architecture!
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