I've gone through a bunch of resources online to figure out how to install Mint 17 Cinnamon along side Win10 on the surface book. From what I can tell it should be possible without major issues (outside of probably touch screen compatibility and maybe some other driver issues). I've been unable to get to the point of installation though as no matter what I do the Surface Book seems to boot into windows. Here is what I've tried so far: -Shrink C: drive to create empty 60GB partition -DL 64bit Mint 17.2 Cinnamon iso -Create bootable USB drive using Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux All appears to have been successful -Boot into UEFI menu, change boot order so that USB device is the first option -Also attempted to turn off secureboot although from what I've read Mint is secureboot compatible and this should not be needed -Tried doing the 'swipe left to immediately boot from this device' in the UEFI menu for usb device. restarted and still booted Win10 Also tried some random other stuff like holding shift which I read somewhere. Nothing seems to work. I tried a 2nd download of the iso image in case it was corrupt, but had the same issue. One other thing to note- I formatted the USB drive as NTFS. Originally I fomatted it as exFAT per the instructions I saw, but the universal usb installer would always fail and give a generic message that there was a failure and the drive wouldn't be bootable. From looking online formatting as NTFS solved this for people and they were still able to boot the drive successfuly, and this worked for me as well.