Linux is a popular operating system that is free and open-source, making it a great alternative to proprietary operating systems like Windows.
Installing Linux on a Windows computer can be challenging – especially if you do not have “Admin Rights”. In this blog post, I will share a Step-by-Step Guide on how to install Linux on Windows without admin rights.
Installing Linux on Windows without Admin Rights:
Step 1: Create a Bootable USB Drive
The first step in installing Linux on Windows without admin rights is to create a bootable USB drive. You will need a USB drive with at least 4GB of storage and a Linux ISO file.
You can download the Linux ISO file from the “Official website of the Linux distribution” – you want to install.
To create a bootable USB drive, you can use software like Rufus or UNetbootin. These software tools allow you to create a bootable USB drive by copying the Linux ISO file onto the USB drive.
Step 2: Reboot your Computer
Once you have created the bootable USB drive, you will need to reboot your computer. Make sure to insert the USB drive into your computer before rebooting.
Step 3: Change the Boot Order
When your computer starts up, you will need to change the boot order so that it boots from the USB drive instead of the internal hard drive.
To do this, you will need to enter the BIOS setup utility by pressing a key during the startup process. The key to enter the BIOS setup utility varies depending on the manufacturer of your computer. Common keys are F2, F12, Del, and Esc.
Once you are in the BIOS setup utility, navigate to the Boot tab and change the boot order to prioritize the USB drive. Save the changes and exit the BIOS setup utility.
Step 4: Install Linux
After changing the boot order, your computer should boot from the USB drive and load the Linux installer.
Follow the “On-Screen” instructions to install Linux on your computer. Make sure to select the option to install Linux alongside Windows, so you can dual-boot between the two operating systems.
Once the installation is complete, reboot your computer and remove the USB drive. Your computer should now be able to dual-boot between Windows and Linux.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I install Linux on Windows without admin rights?
A: Yes, you can install Linux on Windows without admin rights by creating a bootable USB drive and changing the boot order in the BIOS setup utility.
Q: Do I need to backup my files before installing Linux?
A: Yes, it is always a good idea to backup your files before installing Linux. While the installation process should not affect your files, there is always a risk of data loss.
Q: Can I remove Linux from my computer after installing it?
A: Yes, you can remove Linux from your computer by deleting the Linux partition and restoring the Windows bootloader. However, this process can be complicated and should only be attempted by advanced users.
Q: Can I install Linux alongside Windows on a computer with UEFI firmware?
A: Yes, you can install Linux alongside Windows on a computer with UEFI firmware. However, you will need to create a UEFI bootable USB drive and enable UEFI mode in the BIOS setup utility.
Installing Linux on Windows without admin rights can seem daunting, but with the right tools and knowledge, it is possible.
Following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can install Linux on your computer and start enjoying the benefits of a free and open-source operating system.
Just remember to backup your files before installing Linux, and if you encounter any issues, don’t hesitate to seek help from the Linux community.