• Dual-boot Ubuntu 16.10, Windows 10 on a PC with UEFI firmware

    This post shows how to dual-boot Ubuntu 16.10 and Windows 10 on a computer with UEFI firmware and on a single hard drive. The computer used for this article is an HP 250 G5 laptop with Secure Boot disabled.

    First Step – Get Your Windows 10 Computer Ready

    1. For a pain-free and successful operation of the sort that you’re about to undertake, it is recommended that you disable Secure Boot (Restricted Boot). How this is done depends on your computer, but if you have the same HP 250 G5 laptop I used for this tutorial, see this article. Owners of a Lenovo G50 laptop should consult this guide.

    2. From the BIOS or UEFI setup utility, configure the computer to boot from external media.

    3. After that, you need to free up disk space from your computer by shrinking the C drive or other partition with enough free space on it. Getting that done is fairly simple by using Windows 10 partition manager. When completed, the partition should show partitions and free disk space similar to the one shown in Figure 1. Ubuntu 16.10 will be installed in the Unallocated disk space.

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