Installing Ubuntu on a Toshiba laptop with Windows 8

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Oct 8 17:42:14 UTC 2013

On 8 October 2013 17:04, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
> Liam, thanks for the suggestions.  I have concluded that is a lot of work
> just to satisfy my stubborn desire not to have Win 8 active on my machine.
> So I think I will allow Win 8 to set itself up but not provide an internet
> connection.  Then see if Ubuntu's installer can handle that partition once
> it has been expanded or whatever happens to it during the Win 8 install.
> Failing that I will just delete it and install Ubuntu by itself. Again
> thanks for all your help.

Fair enough. That probably /is/ the path of least resistance, TBH.

IIWY I'd let it go online and update itself fully before you supplant it.

W8 is not that bad -- if you reinstate the QuickLaunch toolbar and add
the Desktop one, you have most of the functionality of the missing
Start menu and can largely ignore the Start screen.

It comes with the full-fat antivirus edition of Windows Defender
preinstalled, so it's relatively safe to let it go online "naked". You
don't need to add any additional antivirus.

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