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Ive done a dual and triple boot. Its all about the order of OS's installed. Linux will see windows and work next to it. Windows will see Linux as unknown.
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If I do decide to go dual-boot. Ubuntu would be good??
    
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Okay you charlatan! ...what did you do with our TFB?!?
Outside of OT, serious TFB is serious.

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If I do decide to go dual-boot. Ubuntu would be good??
Ubuntu is a fine choice. They do like 97% of the set up for you. You might want to look at Mint which goes a little further.
    
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Ubuntu is a fine choice. They do like 97% of the set up for you. You might want to look at Mint which goes a little further.
Sorry but I'm getting Ubuntu cause it's Sheldon's favorite Linux-based operating system.

should I download the windows installer?
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ub...dows-installer


or this and burn in on a disc?
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download



NINJA EDIT:
Do I need to reformat my hard drive?
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No, do NOT get the windows installer. Just download the ISO in the second link. Burn it to a disk as an image or put it on a thumb drive. They should have instructions on the site.

Reboot your system and go into your bios. If you're booting from CD, make sure CD boot is above the hard drive. If you are booting from a thumb drive, make sure it's above the hard drive in boot priority.

Save it if necessary and reboot. It will boot from the CD/thumb drive. Then it will give you options to try or to install. Try it first to make sure you want to install it.

Once you click install, it will set up a partitions manager for you. Choose "Side by side" and move the slider to where you want the split. You need to fill out some easy info like your time zone, name, password... crap anyone can figure out.
    
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Once you click install, it will set up a partitions manager for you. Choose "Side by side" and move the slider to where you want the split. You need to fill out some easy info like your time zone, name, password... crap anyone can figure out.
I'm pretty stupid so sorry for asking you a lot of questions >.<

But what about my original partitions? C: = 98gb (17gb free), D: = 134gb (25gb free)?
    
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The only real benifit of having more than one OS is so you can use one to repair the other when it gets messed up; IMO.
    
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I'm pretty stupid so sorry for asking you a lot of questions >.<

But what about my original partitions? C: = 98gb (17gb free), D: = 134gb (25gb free)?
That is going to be an issue. I don't think you have enough room.
    
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If you could free up 30GB you will probably be fine.

I mostly game in Windows and do my other stuff in Fedora.
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If you could free up 30GB you will probably be fine.

I mostly game in Windows and do my other stuff in Fedora.
30gb in each drive or just one drive? I could, If I wanted too.
    
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