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I want to install Linux, but I don't want to format my hardrive...is it possible to install linux and keep windows that I have now on the same harddrive?

any links to the linux site so I can download the OS? thanks
    
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Make a partition for linux, install on new partition, good to go. You might have to format the new partition, but it shouldn't affect windows

Which linux would like to install. I have UBUNTU and it works fine.
Edited by stratman - 4/14/11 at 11:56am
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Ubuntu is fine. Thanks guys , +rep

I see on the download page that 32 bit is recommanded. Is 64 bit okay to use?
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Ubuntu is fine. Thanks guys , +rep

I see on the download page that 32 bit is recommanded. Is 64 bit okay to use?
64-bit is required for your system.
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64-bit is required for your system.
I know lol. that's why I was asking if the 64 bit edition had any problems. Because I remember hearing that people had troubles with it.
    
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I know lol. that's why I was asking if the 64 bit edition had any problems. Because I remember hearing that people had troubles with it.
oh 64 bit hasn't had problems for quite a many years, you should be good to go.
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