How to Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10

This video tutorial is going to show you how to easily Dual Boot Ubuntu 13.10 ( Saucy Salamander) and Windows 8.1

Before you begin make sure to complete the first 3 items.

1. To get started, logon to Windows 8.1 Right click ‘Computer’ and select ‘Manage’.

2. Next, select ‘Disk Management’ Make sure that your hard drive does not contain 4 partitions or more. If you do have 4 or more partitions do not continue for this tutorial might not work.

3. Restart Windows 8.1 with the Ubuntu 13.10 on the disk drive.

4. Starting is going to ask you to press any key to boot from the CD or DVD press Enter.

5. Select your language and install Ubuntu, (downloading updates is optional.)

6. Select install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 Click continue.

7. Make sure that you have the proper drive selected from the drop-down.

8. The right partition is where Ubuntu is going to be installed. The left partition is the Windows operating system.

9. Drag the handle bar to re-size the Ubuntu partition. Once you have selected the the size of your Ubuntu partition click install now.

10. Click continue to the popup window.

11. Select you time zone, keyboard layout, Username and password and you are done.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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