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Thread: Windows 10 upgrade

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    Question Windows 10 upgrade

    Will Updating to windows 10 when it comes out make it easier to install Ubuntu to an external drive, and for that matter, will it be able to happily live alongside windows if I choose to do a dual boot?

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    Re: Windows 10 upgrade

    How could it be easier to install Ubuntu on an external drive than it is now? I've been doing that for years. It seems very easy to me.

    Difficulties with UEFI are due to the firmware/BIOS setup in the hardware (as originally designed for Windows 8) not directly due to the version of Windows you have installed.

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    Re: Windows 10 upgrade

    OK, I have windows 8, and I'd love to do a dual boot with it, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it?

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    Re: Windows 10 upgrade

    You can find a lot of sites with advice and instruction but the link below is to the Ubuntu site, start there:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

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    Re: Windows 10 upgrade

    Did you install Windows or is it pre-installed, or really is it UEFI or BIOS booting?
    You need to make external drive boot in the same mode either UEFI or BIOS. And make sure you have the grub2 boot loader installed to the external, so it can boot on its own and does not interfere with Windows boot loader on internal drive.

    UEFI install,windows 8 with Something Else screen shots
    http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/201...e-windows.html
    http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/201...e-windows.html

    Any install with Something Else which is required with external drives or any second drive or any install with separate /home
    Also shows combo box with location of grub2 boot loader
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Installing
    Does not highlight changing boot loader to sdb, if external drive, but shows other install screenshots:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/31278...in-a-dual-boot
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Windows 10 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by ndiniz View Post
    Will Updating to windows 10 when it comes out make it easier to install Ubuntu to an external drive...?
    No. MS has Windows To Go, which is the version that installs on an external drive -- but that is the Enterprise version, and is not available to consumers. This is the same situation as currently with Windows 8.
    Ubuntu 15.04 Mate, Mint 17.1; MS Win 8.1, Win10 TP.
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