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How to Install Linux in Window

I will share my experience with Linux and Windows in one operating system. Its process seems very hard but you will learn it easily.

What are introduction of Linux?

Linux was developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991. It is also an Operating system like Windows and Mac. At the start, it was just an operating system but during this era, it has become a platform to run desktops and servers, etc.

The reasons why should you use Linux:

  • Open Source(its source code easily available for everyone)
  • security(virus won’t execute unless the password is given)
  • revive old computer(helps you to use outdated computers)
  • Various Distributions( give various choices to its user)
  • available in free( It is freely available to download and use)
  • reliable( provides high stability )
  • Performance(provides high performance on various networks)
  • Compatibility(Linux runs or executes all possible file formats.)
  • Proper use of Hard Disk(performs all the tasks efficiently even after the hard disk is almost full)

Next question rises how to install linux in window?

Before Installing Linux keep in mind some most important steps. First, install your window then after the completion of window install Linux because Linux knows how to deal with window, resize its segment, and set up a boot loader with a choice permitting you to pick Windows at boot time. if you install Linux first and window after, window will ignore Linux. Nowadays there are many types of Linux operating systems are available. Many of them are designed with an explicit reason in mind. For example, to run on network switches like routers, modems, etc. Linux can run from just a USB drive without modifying your existing system, but you’ll want to install it on your PC if you plan on using it regularly.
After installing Linux distribution with window as a "dual boot" gives you a choice to use either operating system in a startup.

Before installation of Linux, take some precaution measures:

Save your data: You will touch hard disk partition unfortunately if partition goes wrong you will lose data. But usually, t doesn't happen.

Now, let's discuss how to install Linux in window:

There are different methods to install Linux in window like portable USB, CD ROOM, etc.


  1. First of all, you have to select the best Linux distributions and download it.
  2. For now, we suppose that we installed Ubuntu.
  3. Create USB installation media.
  4. Download free software like a universal USB installer to make a bootable USB stick.
  5. Select an Ubuntu Distribution from the dropdown to put on your USB.
  6. When everything has been installed, a window will appear and after this, You now have Ubuntu on a USB stick.
  7. Reboot your system when prompted


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  1. Download the OS file onto your computer
  2. burn the file to a CD.
  3. Boot your system from local and keep following shown instruction you will get your Linux in the system

Installing Linux using Visual Machine:

  1. It is the most used method of installing Linux in window.
  2. This the best way to test the Linux based distribution without out-right installing it.
  3. Install virtual machine ware workstation player
  4. ready install to Linux Ubuntu in your VMware Workstation Player.
  5. Go to Player > File > New Virtual Machine or press Ctrl + N to create a new virtual machine.
  6. click “Installer disc image file (iso):” option and select Browse and select the ISO file of Ubuntu.
  7. create an account for Linux machine.
  8. choose the location for installation.
  9. Distribute the maximum size of the virtual machine.
  10. it will start to grow, up to the maximum size once you start using your virtual machine.
  11. by “Customize Hardware" you can customize your virtual machine.
  12. select “Finish”, the VMware Workstation Player will initiate a newly created virtual machine.


  • free to use
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to use
  • not heavier than Window
  • The default Ubuntu does not require high-end system requirements
  • User-Friendly with a High Degree of Customization


  • Size of images is little large
  • limited choices of applications
  • it isn't user friendly


  3. SOLUS
  6. OpenSUSE
  7. Manjaro
  8. Debian
  9. Linux mint
  10. Zorin os


1: Will dual booting Linux with Windows slow down your system?

Ans: It's simple and short answer is 'no'

2: Is it have only a few applications?

Ans: Thousands of applications are available but some application can't be used in Linux.

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