This is a basic question. I have found a lot of material on SSD's and dual-booting, but they are about set-ups that are much more nuanced than what I'm interested in. My question is simply this: if I buy a new computer that has an SSD, does it introduce any problems for dual-booting compared to a traditional hard-drive?

I've seen stuff on HDD+SSD, which I assume relates to using one drive to hold boot files and the OS, and the other to hold data. That sounds too complicated and I don't want to do that.

I want to run Windows and Ubuntu on the same machine. I read that SSD's provide massive performance gains, so I'd like to purchase a laptop with an SSD.



No, you should not have any problems with it being an SSD. I would suggest create recovery media, then reinstall using a Windows 10 setup usb or disc. During setup, create your partition sizes so when you install ubuntu alongside windows it does not screw up your windows installation.


It will have no difference at all, other than a performance gain.

  • The question was if it will have problems.
    – Tim
    Jan 1 '16 at 3:26
  • @Tim Only if it had problems on your HDD :P Jan 1 '16 at 3:28

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