I have a spare hard drive in the PC so thought to try a dual boot setup using Windows 10 Home and Linux Mint Mate 18.2 (believe it or not I had managed to download this iso while using McDonalds free wifi!!)
Anyway, I have an Asus H81M-Plus motherboard circa 2013 with the Asus UEFI Bios EZ Mode. This is what I did. I ran the Windows 10 setup & deleted all partitions & ran the setup & got some updates, all very easy and this took around an hour or so from when I started. I noticed there was a new March 2017 driver for the HD Graphics. Nice!
Then I put in the DVD with Linux Mint Mate 18.2 and entered the UEFI Bios by pressing the Delete key repeatedly as the PC booted up. On the boot screen there was the option to boot from the DVD, so I did this.
After booting up I chose to run the setup & picked the option to install alongside Windows 10. I was choosing all the default options & got to a screen showing how much of the disk would be used by Windows 10 and how much by Mint. I think you can drag a slider to adjust this but I was happy so did not change anything here. Pretty much 50% by each O.S. I clicked next and the installation ran like any other Linux installation - quick and easy. Please note I did not have to set up any partitions, swap spaces, mount points or any of that stuff! I got to the end of the install & was prompted to reboot and was greeted with a grub screen with Mint at the top and Windows 10 the final option. It all worked perfectly. I have tried rebooting several times to Windows and Mint and zero issues. BTW every setting on this UEFI BIOS is at default I've never changed a thing.
Most of the articles that can be found on-line & magazines go into a lot of detail about mount points and swap etc & make it sound scary and complicated. While this may be necessary for some situations it can be very easy if you are lucky enough to have the right motherboard/laptop. I found one article on-line which makes exactly this point.
I have also tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 onto a Seagate 1 tb portable drive using a USB 3 port, and this runs *very* sweetly too.