I am wanting to get a list of different updates that a computer should have done in preparation for dual-booting to ensure that everything will go smoothly.
The reason I'm asking this is because I have a laptop that's been through numerous dual-boot configurations. At one point, I only had Linux Mint running and my Windows (for VS development) in VirtualBox. Eventually, I removed everything and reinstalled Windows 8 on my machine. When I did that, a number of things weren't working properly; installing drivers have fixed most of them. Since then, I've been updating as many drivers as I can find pertaining to my model and hardware.
I want to make sure I cover all of my bases and I don't end up ruining my boot-loader or anything important.
What other items should I consider updating or reconfiguring before I dual-boot again?
I have a Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5120
- AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M Accelerated Processor
- AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G Graphics Engine
- 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory
- 750GB (5400rpm, Serial ATA) Hard Drive
- 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
- 10/100 Ethernet LAN
- 1-USB (2.0) port with Sleep and Charge, 2-USB (3.0) ports
- HDMI® output port
- Li-Ion (48Wh, 6-Cell) Battery
Also, it is safe to assume that I will only be installing Linux Distro's alongside Windows 8. Starting with Bodhi which is based on Ubuntu.