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I have a Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot setup on an HP g4 laptop that is Win8 ready. Secure boot is off(using legacy boot).

I want to upgrade to Windows 8, keeping the Ubuntu 12.10 install intact (until 13.04!). What is the best way to go about it - any caveats, issues I might encounter etc would be great. Can secure boot be enabled, and what are the benefits? (I read through its description, but I want to know practical benefits).

  • This has been asked before. Typical process would be do an upgrade installation from Windows 7 to Windows 8 then fix GRUB2 boot menu or add your Ubuntu installation to the Windows 8 boot menu your choice. – Ramhound Mar 17 '13 at 12:18
  • Backup all your important files first on Windows as well as Linux. – ZippyV Mar 17 '13 at 12:19
  • I've reinstalled Windows after Ubuntu, so I'm familiar with repairing GRUB2. What I want to know is if/should I use secure boot, or turn it off and use legacy boot etc. – Sumesh Mar 17 '13 at 17:09

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