How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10/8.1/8

Hey guys! Here I will show you how to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, 8.1 or 8.

First, you will need a freshly formatted USB Drive. To Format a USB Drive in Windows, just open File Manager, then right click on the USB Drive in the corner and click Format. Format the USB Drive as FAT or FAT32 and then eject the USB Drive.

Download an Ubuntu ISO file for your architecture from You can choose from either AMD64 or 32-bit Intel. If your PC’s architecture is 64-bit, even if you have an Intel Processor, you should choose the AMD64 version of Ubuntu.

If your PC’s architecture is 32-bit, even if you are using an AMD processor, you should download the 32-bit Intel ISO file.

Once you have hold of your ISO file, you can load it in a program called Cyberlink ISO Viewer (or a similar program). Cyberlink ISO came free with my laptop, but you may not be able to get it for free.

Click Mount as Virtual Drive and mount as a drive letter that isn’t already mounted. Then plug your USB Stick into your PC and copy the files from the Virtual Drive to the USB Stick. Then click on Settings, Update and Recovery, Recovery, and then click Restart Now underneath Advanced Startup.

Your PC should reboot. Click on boot from device and click on USB Drive. Your PC will reboot yet again. You should get options to try or install Ubuntu. Click Try Ubuntu. Try playing around with the OS. Any changes you make will be lost. If you want to install Ubuntu so you can save files, etc, then double click on the “Install Ubuntu” icon on the desktop.

Go through the installation. When you are asked whether you want to install Ubuntu, click Install alongside Windows. Click Continue and follow the instructions onscreen.

Once Ubuntu is installed, click Restart Now and remove the USB Stick. You should see a screen telling you whether you want to boot Ubuntu, or Windows. If so, use the arrow keys to navigate, and press Enter when highlighting Ubuntu.

Ubuntu should boot. Well done! You have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10/8.1/8.


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