We have brought a guide to Dual Boot with Intel Optane in Windows 10. There are a lot of tutorials available on the internet to dual boot any Linux with Windows 10, but if you are having Intel Optane memory along with HDD, then following the common tutorial for dual booting must be failing.
When you will go to the step at which you have to allocate disk for Linux by following the common guide, you must be surprised that your HDD partitions are not shown. Only your USD Drive is shown at the partitioning stage.
But, using our guide to Dual Boot with Intel Optane in Windows 10 will help you in successfully dual booting your system with any Linux (Kali Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.) along with Windows 10. Let’s explore the complete guide without any delay.
1. Disk Partitioning
You will have to make the partition of your disk according to the settings prescribed here. After the partition of your Windows, you will have to make an unallocated space in which you will have to install your Kali Linux/other Linux. Next to that partition, make a 10 MB simple volume partition. At last, you have to make a 200 MB unallocated storage for Intel Optane Memory. We have attached the screenshot below for your reference.
2. Disabling Optane Memory
First of all, you will have to disable your Intel Optane Memory and then change RST to AHCI from BIOS. Do no worry, we have provided step by step guide below.
In order to disable Intel Optane Memory, you will have to open the Intel Optane Memory and Storage Management. On the left-hand side, you will find an option for Intel Optane Memory. Open it. You will find an option to Disable Intel Opate Memory on that page.
Your device will restart for making this change. Once you have disabled Intel Optane Memory, you will have to change RST to AHCI from the BIOS.
3. Changing RST to AHCI
Another important step in Dual Boot with Intel Optane in Windows 10 is to change RST to AHCI as RST do not support dual booting.
For changing RST to AHCI, turn on your system and start pressing Esc/del/F11 button (depending on your system) just after pressing the power button of your PC. Now, you will have to enter your BIOS settings through the option shown.
You can now easily change RST to AHCI in the Storage section of your BIOS. Now, save changes and then reboot your system.
4. Dual Booting Kali Linux along with Windows 10
Now, it is time to dual boot your Kali Linux/other Linux along with Windows 10 on your PC having Intel Optane memory installed. You can dual boot now using the normal method. We have provided the link below. Visit it to dual boot in case you do now know the steps.
Keep in mind that you will be able to dual boot using the normal method given above only if you have followed steps 1, 2, and 3 properly. Once you have successfully dual booted using the link given above, return to this article and follow the given steps.
Dual Boot with Intel Optane in Windows 10 is now nearly complete. You have to just change AHCI to RST and enable Intel Optane Memory.
5. Changing AHCI to RST
Now, you will have to change AHCI to RST. Go to BIOS and in the Storage option, you will have to switch from AHCI to RST. You will get a warning that all your files on the disk will be erased but noting will be erased. For precaution, backup your disk before this guide. In case you lose your data during this process, we will not be responsible.
6. Enabling Intel Optane Memory
Once you have changed AHCI to RST, it is time to enable Intel Optane Memory. For this, you will have to boot into Windows 10 and then open Intel Optane Memory and Storage Management. Go to Intel Optane Memory from the left menu and then enable it.
Congratulations, you have successfully dual booted your PC with Kali Linux/other Linux and Windows 10 along with Intel Optane Memory using this guide on Dual Boot with Intel Optane in Windows 10. These additional steps are required as RST does not support dual booting and your hard disk will not be shown during the disk allocation if you will try to dual boot using the normal method.
This was the complete guide on Dual Boot with Intel Optane in Windows 10. Do not skip any step or you will not be able to successfully dual boot.
Conclusion: Dual Boot with Intel Optane in Windows 10
In conclusion, we hope that this guide on Dual Boot with Intel Optane in Windows 10 has helped you in easily dual-booting your PC having Optane Memory in it. Now, you can easily enjoy your favorite Linux along with Windows 10 as well as the best of Intel Optane Memory will be also with your PC.
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