Can I install Linux by double along with Win 7

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Can I install Linux along with Win 7 as win 7 is in system and now looking to install Linux parallel? Please guide me.

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I’m pretty sure you can. The exact steps depend on if you’ve installed Windows or Linux first, but you should be able to install Linux and dual-boot it (as in, be given the option on which OS to start in).

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TechTalker wrote – Or, you can simply download and install VirtualBox and run Linux as a virtual machine (guest operating system) on your Windows machine without having to mess with dual booting. Here are a couple of links that you should find useful -

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Install Wind 7 1st and then install Linux os. Linux has strong GRUB utility that can easily handle multiple os. Yes, it is ur choice which os loads 1st, that can be done thru editing bootloader / grub....
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  • ChrisDM
    Yes you can. Searching the internet will surely point you in the right direction, more specific instructions can even be found if you know which Linux you want to install. For example: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9059/dual-boot-your-pre-installed-windows-7-computer-with-ubuntu/
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  • Geeks2you
    You can also run linux off a dvd. Just google 'how to run linux off dvd'.
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  • mrkoushikMondal
    yes. you can do it.. But it will possible when you install at first windows OS , install Linux...Ok ?
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