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Like 3 minutes ago I started looking up info on ubuntu...i've never installed anything else than windows, and never used anything else except for mac os.

Is it possible for me to install ubuntu while keeping windows on my harddrive? So that I could acces either one I want?

I have 2 ssd in raid( it contains windows) and a backup western digital harddrive for storage. Could I install ubuntu on my wd harddrive?
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yup you can either dual boot, or install vmware and load ubuntu.iso
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yup you can either dual boot, or install vmware and load ubuntu.iso
there is no danger in installing it after windows has been installed and used? is it possible to lose my windows files and after that it becomes un-bootable?
    
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Losing your files is always a risk during a dualboot but Ubuntu makes it pretty easy to set up. Just make sure you backup important files.

I would suggest downloading the ISO, burning it to a CD and trying it as a live disk first. It will be a little slower than an actual install but you'll get a feel for how it works. If you like it, you can proceed from there.
    
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