So I am planning to dual boot Linux will Windows 8 and am wondering if I will still be able to get the Windows 10 upgrade.

According to this article it sounds like I might not be able to: Microsoft's Windows 10 secure boot ruling spells trouble for Linux lovers, dual-booters.

Sounds like I may not be able to dual boot my OS. So does that mean if I was dual booting Linux before the Windows 10 upgrade, and then upgrade to 10 that I won't be able to access my Linux dual boot install?

  • This article shows how you can dual boot w/ Windows 10 + Ubuntu: linuxbsdos.com/2015/01/18/…. As Jander's answer indicates, it's only allowing the manufacturer's the option for UEFI, not that they have to.
    – slm
    Jul 19, 2015 at 18:53

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The article you've linked basically says that new hardware that ships with Windows 10 will no longer need to provide a way to turn off Secure Boot. In particular:

  • Nothing will change for existing hardware. This rule is only for new hardware.
  • Windows 10 itself can work either way. Microsoft is saying that manufacturers may force Secure Boot to be enabled, not that they must. The previous rule was that manufacturers must not force Secure Boot.

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