Hi there, I had a quick question for those with some more experience using different OSes, I’m a bit of a noob…
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1240P
I’m running Ubuntu on my Framework and enjoying it, but there are a couple apps I may need Windows for. I was wondering if it would be feasible to simply have a Windows SSD and just swap them out when I want to change, rather than having to deal with dual booting. Not sure if there’s anything in the BIOS that would prevent it from being that simple.
This is why I’d be hesitant to recommend your approach, but otherwise it should work fine.
I really like dual booting. I dual boot Manjaro and Windows on my little Dell, and I actually dual boot Windows 7 and 10 on my old Toshiba. I never found it difficult to set up and use, even as a noob, so I recommend considering it if you have no real reason not too. I’ve never made a Windows USB, but I have a couple Linux USB’s that I use for various tasks and troubleshooting, and those are fun to use as well.
Swapping SSD’s just seems one step too far beyond convenience for me, but if you’re ok with it and aren’t worried about wearing out the socket, it’s probably the simplest to set up, in a way, as you don’t have to worry about partitions and boot loaders and whatnot. Just watch out for Windows updates, they can really pile up over time!