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So I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to dual boot it with Windows 8.1 and so first I installed my Ubuntu in my laptop and it is installed successfully(I think) so it's working well now I have my Windows 8.1 in my flashdrive and when I try to run the setup.exe I got this error:

An error occured while loading your archive

And so my question now:

  1. Is it the same to make a dual boot from windows to ubuntu? (Because mostly what i've searched is FROM Windows to Ubuntu) and in my case is Ubuntu to Windows (I installed Ubuntu first because IN Windows normally the second OS will be the primary OS) e.g. when windows is installed and you try to install ubuntu and so the priority OS now will be Ubuntu. And I want to boot automatically to windows that's why I installed the Ubuntu first.
  2. How to install Windows 8.1 now after installing ubuntu?
  3. How to make partition in Ubuntu ?

Looking forward. Thanks!

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marked as duplicate by Danatela, Eric Carvalho, belacqua, karel, mniess May 14 '14 at 11:32

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Have you tried booting from the USB drive? – ever99 May 13 '14 at 7:11
@TimothyDuane: Not yet sir when I installed Ubuntu I think the OS get all the partition. I mean it only has one partition. Do you think if I boot it will also have a custom partition? Sorry just a noob question. – Leonard Drapeza May 13 '14 at 7:19
@TimothyDuane: How can I partition my Internal Drive? – Leonard Drapeza May 13 '14 at 7:40
You can use GParted live-cd or your Ubuntu live-cd How to Resize Partitions with the Ubuntu or GParted Live CD for resizing and don't forget to make a backup before changing partitions. Look also at these links Install Win8 After Ubuntu and How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? – TuKsn May 13 '14 at 8:58

split your harddrive(using Hirens BootDisk setup - to resize the partition) and leave an unallocated space enough for windows 8.1 or whatever suits you

Then Create a Bootable FlashDrive with Windows 8.1 using Rufus preferebly or something that can create a bootable flash drive

Its worth a try worked for me

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Any links for Hirens BootDisk? – Leonard Drapeza May 13 '14 at 7:47

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