I have a new Dell laptop which has inbuilt Ubuntu OS in it, I would like to install windows 8 alongside with Ubuntu without actually removing it.
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You will have to partition the disc. I recommend using a tool like Parted Magic to partition your disc.
What you will need to do is boot from the Parted Magic live cd and choose the "Partition Editor" tool which is GParted, then resize your ubuntu partition to free up some space on your disc and then create a new NTFS partition.(you might have to juggle some partitions around to make enough room for windows 8)
You then need to reboot into windows 8 and select the partition you want to install it to.
You have to create an empty partition
Boot your machine from the windows 8 disk
Install it on the empty partition