Installing Ubuntu with Windows, easy

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Are you here to learn the process of installing Ubuntu with Windows? I'll tell you right away that the process is very simple, so let's move on. In this tutorial we will see how to install and activate Ubuntu in Windows. Since you can have both operating systems on the same computer in a fairly simple way, why not give it a try.

How to download and install Ubuntu with Windows

  • The first thing we will need to do to install Ubuntu from USB is to download Ubuntu from its official website.
  • You will appreciate that it appears an LTS version generally older than the latest version. What is the difference? That the LTS version is the most stable. Therefore, it is the most recommended to install.
  • Click the green button that says "Download”To download the version we discussed above. It directs you to another page where you will have to wait a few seconds for the download to start.
  • When the download is complete, you will be able to see a file .ISO, you can use it on a DVD or USB drive. Best practice is to use a USB drive to install Ubuntu.
  • We will now use Rufus to create the bootable USB. You can download it from its official website.
  • The application is portable, so you don't need to install anything. Just double click to open it and you can start using it. Once opened, connect the USB drive to the computer. That USB drive should appear in the "Device".
  • Then you will need to press the "Select”To open a new window and browse for the previously downloaded ISO file.

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How to install Ubuntu from USB on Windows

  • After Ubuntu .ISO image selected. You don't need to touch anything else as all of Rufus's options are pre-defined ideal for creating the boot drive. To start the process, simply press "starts".
  • A window with a warning appears. Basically it tells you that the bootloader version syslinux uses is older than the one required by the ISO. Don't give much importance and press "YUP ”To connect to the Internet and then download what you need.
  • After this we see a new window where it shows you two options. The one you should choose is the first "Write in ISO image mode".
  • We will see a new window where basically it warns you that all the data contained in the USB drive will be lost, all you have to do is press "OK”And wait for the process to finish.

How to install Ubuntu on USB?

  • Now you need to leave the USB drive connected to your computer and restart it. In doing this you will have to hold down the key to choose the boot drive. This is generally done with the F12 key. However, depending on the BIOS and the computer it can be the ESC, DEL, F10 key, etc.
  • When the menu for choosing the boot drive is displayed, we choose the USB drive and press "Submit".
  • As soon as the USB is started, we can choose your language where we want to see the whole installation process. Obviously the most recommended here is to select the Spanish language.
  • You will now see a new menu with various options. You can try Ubuntu without installing it. It is ideal if this is your first contact with this operating system as you can use the distribution without installing anything.
  • Ubuntu boots without installing anything, you can use it in dual boot. If you like it, you will see an icon that says "Install Ubuntu". If you decide to install it when run the installer, you have to choose the keyboard layout.
  • The next thing to do is to choose the wireless network in case you have Wifi. Likewise, if you don't want to connect to the internet during this process, you can skip this step.
  • Next, you will choose which applications you want to install. The first option lets you run a normal installation. The minimal installation with the basic utilities and the rest will have to be installed by you.
  • You can also find in the last option the possibility of installing various third-party programs.

Now the installer will detect that you have Windows 10 on this computer. Therefore, you need to choose this option if you want to have both operating systems.

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Further Reading:

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  • How to install Discord on Ubuntu / Linux
  • How to Install Linux on Android with and without Root - Updated
  • How to disable the Windows Store in Windows 8
  • How to get started with Linux

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