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I currently have Windows 10 on my new dell laptop. I have in the past dual booted Windows 10 with Linux Mint and Ubuntu. I would like to install Debian now.

Will the Debian installation over-write my Windows 10?

In the past when I've installed Linux Mint and Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, I usually get a prompt asking me if I want to install alongside Windows or if I want to overwrite Windows. I am also being asked to find non-free firmware for wifi access during the Debian installation.

Should I proceed with installation and install non-free firmware after Debian is installed? And will this still install Debian alongside Windows? Long story short; I don't want to lose Windows 10. Will this overwrite my Windows?

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Will the Debian installation over-write my Windows 10?

No ,If you choose the manual partitioning, you can resize/create the new partitions

Yes , It will over-write your windows 10 if you choose the automatic partitioning

Should I proceed with installation and install non-free firmware after Debian is installed?

Yes you can install the non-free software later

You can also download the missing firmware to anther USB to get the wifi working during the Debian install

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