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So I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to dual boot it with Windows 8.1.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:

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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 ?

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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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