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instal on win 8 laptop

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Thread Starter 
Hey ive been in here a while ago asking for hep with dual boot / general install help.

I have a hp envy sleekbook 6 / win 8 / secure boot.

I tried dual boot a couple months ago with no luck due to this secure boot, now im really just trying to get rid of win 8 for developing purposes.

first off:
  • Are there new solutions to this that have come out of the woodwork?
  • Can i take out my hard drive from my laptop, wipe it using my desktop and install linux from there then put back in my laptop? would that brick my computer or something?

i really just want to install, but this laptop is just giving me trouble!
post #2 of 4
Do you have another empty hard drive you could throw in the machine instead of the one with windows 8 on it? That would at least prevent you from bricking your machine. Another option you have is running a virtual machine, but that can be troublesome sometimes.
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actually yes i do have a spare one, so your suggesting that maybe i try with that first, then if that works do it to my main one?
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yea that's what I would advise. Just to make sure if it goes south you can always fix things from the windows drive.
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MouseMouse PadAudio
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