I have a desktop PC with a single hard drive with Windows 10 installed. I want to add another hard drive and install Ubuntu 15.04 in it then dual boot it with Windows 10.

What free software should I use for this purpose?

  • help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    – Davidenko
    Commented Sep 23, 2015 at 9:54
  • @Davidenko, I know about Ubuntu having capability for dual booting, but wanted to have a standalone dual boot software.
    – Amani
    Commented Sep 23, 2015 at 12:48
  • EasyBCD, GAG...
    – Davidenko
    Commented Sep 23, 2015 at 12:59
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    Install Ubuntu and it will install GRUB and you will have an option there to go either to Ubuntu or Windows 7. You should have researched before you've asked.... Or you can unplug disk with Windows 7, then install Ubuntu on another. Later in Bios you can choose what disk you want to boot from, there are lot of options, you pick one...
    – Davidenko
    Commented Sep 23, 2015 at 13:02

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As @Davidenko said, Ubuntu does come with its own; however, if you want to use standalone software then you should check out EasyBCD which runs on Windows and is free for personal use.


EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies multiple award-winning answer to tweaking Windows bootloader. With EasyBCD, almost anything is possible, e.g. to boot a Win7-VHD-image. Setting up and configuring Windows boot entries is simple, and there is no easier way to quickly boot right into Linux, Mac OS X, or BSD straight from the Windows Vista bootloader - on the fly, no expert knowledge needed!

EasyBCD is geared for users of all kinds. Whether you just want to add an entry to your old XP partition or want to create a duplicate for testing purposes; if youre interested in debugging the Windows Kernel or septuple-booting your seven test operating systems, EasyBCD is the key.


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