Solved How to install Windows dual boot with Linux Mint 17.3

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June 17, 2016 at 11:39:20
Specs: Linux Mint 17.3
I installed Linux Mint 17.2 and I couldn't load a dual boot of Windows with it. I don't know what I am doing. How do I partition or create a Windows partition with this distro?? I just upgraded to Linux Mint 17.3


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#1
June 17, 2016 at 13:39:13
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Usually Windows is installed 1st. You didn't say which version of Windows you want to install, but since Mint is based on Ubuntu, this link may be helpful:

http://www.linuxdeveloper.space/ins...


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#2
June 23, 2016 at 14:14:44
I am trying to install Windows 7 or 8.1

so far I've installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon successfully but still no dual boot


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#3
June 25, 2016 at 05:46:54
Like I said in my other response, normally Windows is installed 1st, THEN Linux is installed. Mint is based on Ubuntu so the link in my other response will walk you thru how to fix the boot loader.

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#4
June 25, 2016 at 07:15:08
Agreed. Windows should be installed before.
Linux should be installed later.
I am not sure about windows 7 but after installing Windows 8 when you install any ubuntu based OS (including Mint) an option for dual boot would popup during the Linux installation.
If you don't know what you're doing, and you installed linux first, remove it.
Install win7/8/8.1 anything you wish and THEN install Linux.
If you don't want to remove your firstly installed mint and install windows as the next, well, its possible but its tricky, including steps to install grub boot loader later manually.

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#5
September 10, 2016 at 14:01:19
I installed Windows first and it worked. Thanks.

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#6
September 19, 2016 at 07:34:09
Like I said! :) Youa welcome!

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