Windows 10 switch from Ubuntu

So, I’ve been running various Ubuntu variants ever since receiving my Framework about 4 months ago. It’s been good, but not perfect. The trackpad was never super smooth and a bit flaky, and the fingerprint reader – no matter how may guides I followed on here and elsewhere – never worked. So I decided to try Windows 10. OMG. It’s like a totally different machine. The trackpad is super smooth and works perfectly, and the fingerprint reader, of course, works OTB. Battery life seems much improved, too.

So the moral of the story here is that it’s the software. I was was beginning to wonder about the Framework’s hardware, maybe blaming the choice of trackpad and other components under Linux, but clearly it’s just a situation where Linux has some ways to go yet.

I’m dual-booting PopOS and Windows 10 but living mostly in Windows for now for the much better hardware experience.


Is it possible to dual boot to Windows if you installed linux first? I know in the past Windows had to be the first OS installed if you wanted to dual-boot but I’m not sure if that’s still the case.

Very much possible, it just requires some tweaking on the linux side (Changing RTC time to Local instead of UTC). Since Windows just creates a folder in the EFI Boot partition to store its bootloader. Gone are the days of needing to install Windows first.

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I usually install both, since I need Lightroom (can’t get used to darktable’s layout). I use Grub, but Windows boot menu can also be used for dual booting.

I’ve got PopOS installed on an expansion card, so dual booting the machine but not from the same drive. Easier this way.