Windows 10 On manjaro

Based on this, seems right. But there are the unknowns too. It’s hard to guess. Usually when I can’t boot, I just write another one. Like when I installed this Manjaro, I was able to boot, etc but the install hung and never wrote the bootloader. I flashed another stick and did it again.

ooo I just cleaned the sd card and flashed again and trying to boot windows once moreeeeeee :slight_smile:

Is there a specific reason you don’t virtualise the Windows installation?


a… I don’t really know what you mean by virtualise in windows installation as I am a noob ;-;
But I have virtualization enabled if you meant that

What I mean is - use VirtualBox to run Windows.

As software architect and developer I frequently use Windows but not dual-boot - VirtualBox virtualisation.

Another option is to use Crossover. The product supports a wide collection of Windows software OOB and it is supported by Manjaro and available from the official repo.

While it is a commercial solution - the price is very reasonable - the license key is lifetime - and they are the major contributor to Wine. There is often discounts on their website and sometimes specific discounts for Manjaro users.

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But virtual box should lag on my laptop and I need everything stored up as well such as my document files. But virtual box lags a lot in low end hardware, doesn’t it?

Perhaps - I don’t know - I imagine a Windows running from sdcard would be laggy as well - I mean what’s the difference then?

That is not the way to install Windows - and frankly - this forum is not about Windows.

The closest you get to help with Windows is a topic on dual-boot and a topic on creating a bootable Windows stick.


Unless the software you want to run is multimedia or gaming type, stick with virtualization. I usually have 2 VMs on my PCs, one with Windows XP and another with Windows 10 (or Windows 7 in one PC). I started to have Windows XP because I have to maintain an application for it, but then I realized it’s much lighter and faster. So I started to use it for some applications. It requires a lot less RAM and HDD space.

Translations layers, such as Wine and CrossOver, are fine, but not all applications work well with these. You need to try it. CrossOver has a trial version, but you can also try Wine.

What is the Computer info of this system?

Lenovo S145-15AST

Unfortunately it is gaming related so, I really need as much performance as I can on my low end Hardware

@linux-aarhus Ok then I’ll try dual boot or grub forums.

Depending on the game, you can get decent performance on CrossOver or Wine.

Well your laptop doesn’t have a discrete GPU, so I can’t imagine how it can have high performance on gaming. :thinking:
Otherwise, virtual machine + GPU passthrough is definitely the way to go for gaming if you don’t want proton or wine on your Linux machine.

If he has low end hardware, virtual machine is not the way to go for the highest performance possible (and GPU passthrough is not something easily achieved… and from quick google it has a discrete low end GPU, but a proper inxi would be better to know the computer hardware than guessing from google). Using Lutris (for a proper Wine/Proton setup) can be good alternative though. Real dual boot would be in theory best but not by using Windows from a SD card.


That edition is 5.5 GB in size
fat32 can only hold files of 4 GB max

But that should not matter - you used etcher to flash it to the sd card.

If you still see a fat32 filesystem on that card now then yes, you did something wrong.

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@mbb @dobedobedo I know, I should use wine but I tried a lot to play it in wine but I mess up every time and it just doesn’t work ;-;

wine doesn’t work for me either most of the time. However, proton, on the other hand, works very well, though it is officially only Steam exclusive.

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No you can use Proton in Lutris, plain Proton or the Glorious Eggrol modification as Proton-GE.

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Depending on the game, it can be required to install DXVK, and sometimes Media Foundation, for the game to work. But you can also use proton outside steam (I never tried it).

It could help to know what game you are trying to run. Have a look at Wine database, protondb and Lutris scripts so you have a better idea of the requirements the game has, and if it’s even possible to play the game under linux.

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