Like many I've put off trying linux for the desktop for many years despite using it for my business. Windows 10 nag ware finally pushed me into making time, The hardest thing to making my laptop windows8/mint dual boot was getting windows 8 to resize it's partition. That done installing mint was a breeze, it automatically updated the UEFI partition. Not yet needed to reboot windows since.
I run windows 7 pro on my desktop and its been nagging me for months however today (after doing a windows update I got a HUGE nag pop up from microsoft. I just click them away, life is too short. The desktop may well soon be going the way of the laptop!