How to dual boot WINDOWS 10 with KALI LINUX ?

Here we will not discuss about KALI LINUX.To know about kali linux click on the link given below:

What is KALI LINUX ?

Just follow below mentioned steps to dual boot your PC with KALI LINUX 2017 & WINDOWS 10.

STEP 1 :


To download KALI LINUX click on the link given below:

Here you will have to click on HTTP to download selected version of OS.

For a 32 bit operating system click on Kali 32 bit (for pc with less than 4 GB RAM).

For a 62 bit operating system click on Kali 64 bit (for pc with more than 4 GB RAM).

It may be possible that you may not be getting good speed to download or your download gets failed while using HTTP. So you can even download it using torrent option by using utorrent for fetching.

To download it using torrent is explained in other post to visit it click on the link given below:

How to download KALI LINUX using torrent ?

kali linux official site


To download WIN 32 DISK IMAGER click on the link given below:

Just click on DOWNLOAD you will be redirected and your download will start soon.

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Go to a drive other than C drive (D,E,F drives are fine) where you want to install WIN 32 DISK IMAGER. You should never install third party apps in C drive for security purpose. Create a new folder in this drive & name it as WIN 32 DISK IMAGER.

To install it open the downloaded file.

If a UNKNOWN PUBLISHER pop up occur then click on YES to continue. Its not compulsory that this pop up will come. If this pop up didn’t come then too its fine.

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Then click on “I accept agreement” then click on “next”.

Then click on “BROWSE” button and now select the WIN 32 DISK IMAGER folder from the drive where you have created it & then click on the OK tab.

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Then click on NEXT.

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Now this screen will occur asking to create shortcut on start menu. So here also click on “NEXT” to continue.

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Now a screen will occur asking whether to create desktop icon or not. Uncheck the box & then click on “NEXT”.

Now click on INSTALL tab. Soon installation will start.

After that uncheck two boxes & then click on FINISH tab.

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Now you have successfully installed WIN 32 DISK IMAGER.


Take a pendrive of 4GB or greater. Copy all the contents of the pendrive. After you have taken the back up of your pendrive. Right click on your pendrive & then click on format.

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Uncheck the QUICK FORMAT. Check filesystem is been set to FAT 32. Click on start.

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Then a warning dialogue box will appear click on OK.

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Then wait till formatting is finished.

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Now a dialogue box will appear. Click on OK.

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Close the format tab.

Keep pendrive plugged in don’t unplug it.

Now search for WIN32DISKIMAGER in the search bar & open it. A unknown publisher popup will occur click on YES after this your app will open.kali linux

While browsing it may be possible that you are not able to find that ISO file.

So you just have to change file type from “Disk Image” to “*” by using drop down menu. Then you will see all the files.

Now you can select the correct image file.

Now click on OPEN. So you will come back again to the app. Leave everything as it is no need to change anything.

Now click on WRITE. A warning message will come.

Click on YES. Now it will start writing that file on pendrive.

After completion of process a dialouge box will appear.

Click on OK & exit this app.

Now you may see two pendrives on your system. Eject each of them separately by right click then click on ejecting. Now your bootable pendrive is ready.

STEP 3 :

Now in the search bar type disk partition & open CREATE & FORMAT DISK.

Now right click on any partitions & click on properties.


In properties click on  TOOLS tab. Then click on OPTIMIZE.

A new screen will come. Select drive & click on OPTIMIZE.

After clicking on OPTIMIZE it will take many pass to optimize your drive. Carry out this process for all drives one by one. Don’t OPTIMIZE your RECOVERY or BACKUP drive.

Once you have OPTIMIZED all your drive. Close the OPTIMIZE DRIVES app & return to DISK MANAGEMENT app.Now you can carry out your disk partition here.

If you are not able to partition your C drive or not able to use DISK MANAGEMENT app then you can download & run MINI TOOL PARTITION WIZARD link is provided below :

By using this app you can easily manage your disk partition. After doing partition don’t forget to click on APPLY in the top left corner.

After this you can close this app. In some cases it may require restart so simply allow it to restart your PC. It will take lot of time during restart process your screen may look like this.


After it restart be ready for another big step.


Now read carefully. Most difficult part of the installation came now. I will not able to help you here a lot because these steps differ for each type of hardware but I will tell what you should do.


Switch off your PC.


While again turning it on keep pressing the key through which you can go to boot settings.

In my laptop I had to press f 10 during boot to load boot settings. But It differ from device to device. So find it for your device on your own. But you can also give a try to f 10 it may works.


After you landed on boot settings.

Disable SECURE BOOT if its enabled. Also CLEAR ALL SECURE BOOT KEYS. Enable USB BOOT.

If you are not able to find any of the setting. Don’t panic you may not be having those setting its fine it depend from device to device. But try hard if those setting are available do it otherwise you will not able to carry out further process. Don’t forget to SAVE & EXIT your setting.

Now boot from your pendrive. Now booting up from pendrive process also differ from device to device.

Now I recommend to connect external mouse because if you are using laptop because touch pad will be disabled during installation process.


As soon as you will boot from your drive you see the below screen. Select ADVANCED OPTIONS.


Now select your language.

Now select your country.


Don’t configure your network it is highly recommended not to setup your network here.

Now enter your name.

Now enter your password.

Now select the partition that we have created for kali. Do this process carefully.


Now when it will ask for network mirror. It is highly recommended to click on NO & then continue.

Now remove your pendrive when it ask to remove it. Then press on CONTINUE.

Now reboot your system. If you got below displayed screen while restarting your system then you are lucky.

You can enjoy both KALI & WINDOWS side by side. But continue to read it as there is bonus for you at end.

If You are not able to get that screen & directly booted in windows. Then don’t worry. It’s OK. Just SHUTDOWN your PC. Now while booting up again continue to press ESC key. Then it will show below type of screen or somewhat different. Here select BOOT DEVICE OPTIONS.

Now select the partition from which you want to boot. If you will select windows boot manager then you will directly boot in to windows. Select kali partition to boot into kali linux.

Now again select kali linux & you will boot into kali linux.

Now enter username as root & password that you provided. It’s compulsory to write username as root only. Then enter your password that you had provided at the time of installation. Now enjoy your kali linux. Now you should always remember to press ESC key at the time of booting.

Special Note:

There will be many wireless connectivity issue while using kali. If there is no connectivity issue then you are lucky. Kali do not support most of the wifi & bluetooth chipset drivers. I myself not able to connect my WIFI & bluetooth. If you are not having working wifi & bluetooth on kali then you will not able to use many of the hacking tools.

There are many misleading solution are available on the internet in which they just stimulate your wifi virtually but you will not able to use it & after restarting it again stops working. You can find a genuine solution for your chipset on internet if it works then it is your luck.

I myself not able to find any permanent solution for my wifi chipset RTL8723DE. If anyone finds a solution for this please contact me.


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