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My laptop came pre-installed with windows-8 64-bit OS. Can I download and install ubuntu linux latest version-16.04.2? If i ge to install it successfully, then in future can I re-install windows8 again with recovery CD?

 

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Hi @ayan967g

 

Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome back 🙂

 

Yes, you can install Linux based OS such as Ubuntu.

Yes, if you have a recovery media created you can later restore to Windows.

 

Some tips:

- ensure Secure Boot is disabled in BIOS

- ensure Legacy Mode is enabled in BIOS

>> https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/I-m-Having-Trouble-Booting-Linux-from-USB/m-p...

>> https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03653226

 

so that you can boot from the Ubuntu live media (DVD or USB drive).

 

By the way, welcome to the Tux world. I have yet to see a real Linux user to come back to Windows. Once on the other side of the river, you will probably never want to come back to Microsoft-landia 🙂

 

Hope this helps. Please, provide feedback/reply and don't hesitate to post again if you require specific steps/assistance on how to install Linux or something is not clear.

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@ayan967g wrote:

My laptop came pre-installed with windows-8 64-bit OS. Can I download and install ubuntu linux latest version-16.04.2? If i ge to install it successfully, then in future can I re-install windows8 again with recovery CD?

 


Hi,

Try this nice how to: http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Boot-Ubuntu-and-Windows-8-UEFI/

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HP Microserver Gen8 10TB Debian Server

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