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I recently fixed a virus-laden Windows laptop for a teenage niece, but I am sure she will gum it up again. Unfortunately, she isn't ready to make the plunge to Ubuntu, but I thought an accessible live version would be a great way for her to still have basic functionality when Windows will no longer function.

Could I do something like put the Live USB ISO on a separate ext4 partition and add it as a boot entry? Any help on how to do that in the most user-friendly way possible would be appreciated. The machine will be running Windows 10 with a EFI boot process.

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    possible duplicate of Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows with UEFI – Ron Sep 18 '15 at 13:03
  • @Ron I don't think this is a duplicate, as the OP asks for a life system (even though a simple dual boot would probably be a better idea). – Bruni Sep 18 '15 at 13:28
  • @Bruni To me, putting a live usb iso on a separate ext4 partition is a long version of dual-boot ;) – Ron Sep 18 '15 at 13:40
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    I can tell you how to achieve this with ubuntu - I COULD tell you as well how to do this on Windows, but this is an ubuntu support platform. So decide to install ubuntu OS or ask this on a Windows forum. – cl-netbox Sep 18 '15 at 13:43
  • Just FYI (in case someone comes along who has an answer to this) I wanted to do a live system as opposed to a dual boot so that the linux system would be refreshed to a pristine state at every boot. I figured that way no amount on mucking on the part of the niece would make the system unusable. – CWeinhofer Mar 10 '16 at 22:13

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