How to Dualboot Windows 10 with Linux Mint 17.3

This video tutorial is going to show you how to easily Dual Boot Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa with Windows 10. Now, the only reason you would want to do this is that you have only one computer and want to run both Linux Mint 17.3 and Windows 10 on it. Since most Windows installations occupy the whole hard disk drive, the first thing we’re going to do is shrink the disk drive and make room to install Linux Mint. This is easy to Follow:

Before starting make sure to complete the first 3 items:

1. To get started, logon to Windows 10 Right click ‘Computer’ and select ‘Manage’.

2. Next, select ‘Disk Management’ and right-click the local disk (C:) then click ‘Shrink Volume’

3. Here, you can adjust the default value to your needs at least 10 Gigs or Higher. When ready click ‘Shrink’

4. After shrinking the drive, restart your computer while the Linux Mint 17.3  CD/DVD is in the CD ROM.

5. If prompted, boot from the CD/DVD press the enter Key in your keyboard.

5. Click install Linux Mint. Next, choose (Something else) and click ‘Continue’

6. Then highlight the free space and click ‘Add’ to create a swap space.

7. Next, specify the swap amount to create. 500 to 1000 MB is a fair amount. Don’t forget to choose swap area. Click Ok to close the window.

8. Next, click ‘Add’ again to create Ubuntu partition and accept all the free space available. Make sure to select the slash ( / ) as the mount point.

9. Next, choose the filesystem ext4 to install Linux on and click ‘Install Now’

10. Follow the wizard until you’re done. When you’re done, restart and boot from either Linux Mint or Windows.

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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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